Holiday Open House draws large crowd

Community gathers downtown to celebrate Christmas season, welcome Santa Claus to town

Holiday Open House draws large crowd

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Residents packed the lawn of Town Hall for the finale of the town’s annual Holiday Open House on Dec. 2, after a day of events to celebrate the holiday season. Beginning bright and early at 9 a.m., the Washington Elementary School Gymnasium was filled with almost 200 people for breakfast with […]

Woman’s Club celebrates 101st birthday

At anniversary party, community service group donates funds to Durand-Hedden, Dickens Village

Woman’s Club celebrates 101st birthday

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Woman’s Club is commemorating its 101st year of service and members came together to celebrate at their former home base on Woodland Road in Maplewood, announce donations to several town organizations, and to blow out the candles on a birthday cake. The Woman’s Club sold the building, rebranded as The […]

Elderly pedestrian hit by motor vehicle on PVW

WEST ORANGE, NJ — An 83-year-old West Orange resident was struck by a car in the area of Pleasant Valley Way and Eagle Rock Avenue on Thursday, Nov. 30, while crossing the street. According to a press release from the town, the accident happened at approximately 6:30 p.m., when the car made a left turn […]

Town discusses Essex Green designation

Planning Board meets to decide whether shopping center should be ‘area in need of redevelopment’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Planning Board discussed the possibility of the Essex Green shopping center and office buildings becoming an “area in need of redevelopment” at its Nov. 1 meeting, after town planner Paul Grygiel presented a report to the board that showed the redevelopment needs of the complex in West Orange. […]

Redwood remembers Perry, beloved music teacher

Students remember 22-year Redwood teacher in song

Redwood remembers Perry, beloved music teacher

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Redwood Elementary School Gymnasium was filled with song on Nov. 22, when students, staff and community members came together to celebrate the life of Joel Perry, who was the school’s vocal music teacher until he died suddenly in September, just before the start of the new school year. A 22-year […]

District reviews QSAC scores with BOE

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — South Orange-Maplewood interim Superintendent of Schools Thomas Ficarra and Clinton Elementary School Assistant Principal Timothy Beaumont presented the 2017-2018 New Jersey Quality Single Accountability Continuum report to the Board of Education at its Nov. 20 meeting, revealing passing scores in four of the five categories that the process evaluates. […]

GOA students join ‘Names, Not Numbers’ Holocaust project

GOA students join ‘Names, Not Numbers’ Holocaust project

WEST ORANGE, NJ — High school students at Golda Och Academy in West Orange will become documentary filmmakers this year, as 20 students in grades 10 through 12 participate in the “Names, Not Numbers” program. The program turns studying the Holocaust into an interactive project, enabling students to interview Holocaust survivors and subsequently create a […]

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