Irvington, Orange and East Orange discuss development at joint seminar

Irvington, Orange and East Orange discuss development at joint seminar

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Irvington, Orange and East Orange followed up last year’s first Tri-Community Commercial and Residential Development seminar with the same event on March 10 at Sandwiches Unlimited in Orange, with officials from all three towns updating residents and business owners on upcoming and ongoing redevelopment projects happening. Jadette Williams and Osner Charles […]

South Orange–Maplewood teachers union and school district unable to come to agreement, fact finder to be consulted

South Orange–Maplewood teachers union and school district unable to come to agreement, fact finder to be consulted

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange–Maplewood School District and South Orange–Maplewood Education Association’s negotiations on a new contract for the teachers union broke down and, after attending several mediation sessions since the beginning of January, the two groups will now be moving forward with a fact finder, who will propose a solution […]

Some Essex County towns drawn into new legislative districts

Some Essex County towns drawn into new legislative districts

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The New Jersey Apportionment Commission approved new state legislative maps on Feb. 18, drawing new lines for senate and assembly districts that will go into effect in 2023, after the 2022 election. Delayed because of the pandemic, the newly redrawn districts are the result of the 2020 census results. The commission […]

Too many Irvington successes to fit into one speech

Too many Irvington successes to fit into one speech

IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington High School’s state champion football team was honored alongside Irvington Police Department officers who were promoted, and there was a speech and book signing by the Rev. Al Sharpton at Mayor Tony Vauss’ annual State of the Township address on Feb. 24. Held at Transcend Worship Center, it was the first […]

‘Extra! Extra!’ Columbia HS thespians to stage ‘Newsies’

‘Extra! Extra!’ Columbia HS thespians to stage ‘Newsies’

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Columbia High School’s theater department will be back in the school’s auditorium for its annual musical after a two-year COVID-19–induced hiatus. Triumphantly twirling across the stage, newspapers in hand, the students will bring “Newsies” to the stage, opening March 11. It’s the first big show to be staged since […]