Diner on Eagle Rock opens following much anticipation

Chit chat about Chit Chat is mostly positive, rallying

Diner on Eagle Rock opens following much anticipation

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Chit Chat Diner finally opened its doors on Eagle Rock Avenue on July 31, after months of preparation and anticipation. The diner’s second location comes to West Orange after expanding from its original location in Hackensack. The property is the former site of the Eagle Rock Diner, which closed its […]

BOE pleased to see increase in state aid

BOE pleased to see increase in state aid

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange School District will be receiving $3.5 million in state aid, Board of Education member Sandra Mordecai announced at the BOE meeting on July 16. The funding comes after years of advocating for increased state aid and for implementation of the School Funding Reform Act, a 2008 law that […]

Local poet publishes inaugural book, offers new voice

Local poet publishes inaugural book, offers new voice

WEST ORANGE / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School English teacher and South Orange resident Victor Alcindor recently made his entrance into the publishing world with the release of his first book, “Stand Mute.” The collection of poetry came out of Alcindor’s creative writing classes during his doctoral work at Drew University, when […]

Resident sues town, golf course for trees and sidewalks

Resident sues town, golf course for trees and sidewalks

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Resident Robert Daniel has filed a lawsuit against the township administration, the West Orange Planning Board, township forester John Linson and the Crestmont Country Club, saying that the club is failing to adhere to the town’s tree and sidewalk ordinances while expanding its facilities. The club was granted approval to expand […]

MPD detectives describe ongoing successes of new unit

Police dept. expresses desire to work closely with residents

MPD detectives describe ongoing successes of new unit

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Police Department’s newly formed Community Service Unit met with members of the Hilton Neighborhood Association at the DeHart Community Center on July 19 to introduce the unit to residents and describe how it will benefit Maplewood as it grows. Detective Steven Gyimoty and Detective Sgt. Michael Palmerezzi explained how the […]

Pedigo takes the reins of growing SOVCA

Matt Glass ends run as inaugural Village Center Alliance chairman, passes gavel to Steven Pedigo

Pedigo takes the reins of growing SOVCA

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Village Center Alliance recently had a changing of the guard, as Steven Pedigo took over as the organization’s chairman and several new officers were elected to lead the organization, which represents South Orange’s downtown business district. Pedigo, a resident of South Orange since 2014, is the SOVCA’s second […]

WOBOE discusses plans for new bubble

West Orange School District is looking to build new athletic bubble after the old one collapsed

WOBOE discusses plans for new bubble

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Plans are moving ahead to rebuild and expand the athletic bubble at West Orange High School after a snowstorm caused it to collapse, Superintendent of Schools Jeffrey Rutzky and the West Orange Board of Education announced at the July 16 BOE meeting. The bubble is a covering that allows the fields […]