King’s resounding legacy in WO

HRC honors community members who emulate King and his teachings

King’s resounding legacy in WO

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Liberty Middle School Auditorium was filled with West Orange residents celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 21, as the Human Relations Commission awarded the Honoring our Community Award to former Councilman Victor Cirilo and the Love of Service Award to L’Mani Viney, Erica Oliver, Willa Edgerton-Chisler and Royce […]

SOMA highlights nonviolence at MLK ceremony

In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr., CCR gathers community at CHS

SOMA highlights nonviolence at MLK ceremony

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange and Maplewood community gathered at Columbia High School on Jan. 21 to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, welcoming Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver as the guest speaker at the Community Coalition on Race’s annual celebration. After the event, residents signed up to get involved in local organizations at the […]

ZB hears about plant plans at Essex Green

ZB hears about plant plans at Essex Green

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Zoning Board of Adjustment heard another hour of testimony about the revised site plan for the redevelopment of the Essex Green Shopping Center at its Jan. 17 meeting, and again did not vote after determining there would not be enough time to consider the plan at the meeting […]

MPD addresses ‘Force Report’ at forum

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Officials and residents gathered at The Woodland on Jan. 14 to discuss the “Force Report,” NJ Advance Media’s 16-month investigation and analysis of how often municipal police departments in New Jersey used force from 2012 through 2016, the recent years with the most complete data. According to the report, the Maplewood Police […]

Mayor sworn in for third term

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council opened the new year by swearing in a new councilwoman, council president and Mayor Robert Parisi for his third term in office at its meeting Jan. 8. Newly elected Cindy Matute-Brown took the oath of office and Councilwoman Susan McCartney was sworn in for her fifth […]

Officials meet with residents to discuss Toomey’s redevelopment

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Township Committee members met with residents to discuss the newest draft of a redevelopment plan for the former Toomey’s Automotive site on Baker Street. At the meeting, held at The Woodland on on Jan. 10, Mayor Vic DeLuca highlighted concerns that neighbors voiced at a November meeting and noted the changes […]

West Orange man poised to join 7 Continents Club

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Six of the seven continents are traveled to often, leaving behind Antarctica, portrayed as a frozen tundra where penguins waddle around and seals flip in the cold water. But West Orange resident Ken Smith is taking on the icebergs when he travels to the southern hemisphere in a couple of weeks, […]