Parisi details some town ideas for Rock Spring

Parisi details some town ideas for Rock Spring

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mayor Robert Parisi held a community meeting at the Rock Spring Country Club on Feb. 27 to answer questions about an ordinance for the township to potentially purchase the property, which passed on first reading at the Feb. 19 West Orange Township Council meeting. Parisi described the financial impact the purchase […]

Achieve’s ‘Nights of 100 Dinners’ returns

Achieve’s ‘Nights of 100 Dinners’ returns

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Dinner parties will be happening all around Maplewood and South Orange throughout the month of March as part of Achieve Foundation’s “Nights of 100 Dinners” fundraiser, raising money for the South Orange-Maplewood School District. Volunteer hosts throw parties and, instead of bringing a host a gift or dessert, guests […]

Moore unveils plan for traffic safety at WOHS

Moore unveils plan for traffic safety at WOHS

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School Principal Hayden Moore presented a plan to change the traffic patterns around the school, making morning drop-off safer for students, staff and parents at the Feb. 25 West Orange Board of Education meeting. Moore and the high school administration worked with the West Orange Police Department to […]

BOT approves contract to reseed, fertilize playing fields

BOT approves contract to reseed, fertilize playing fields

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Board of Trustees unanimously approved at its Feb. 25 meeting a resolution approving a contract with Trugreen Commercial to reseed and fertilize the playing fields in South Orange and Maplewood, with the provision that weed-killing chemicals cannot be used on any South Orange fields. Trustee Howard Levison pulled […]

Tasting the world in West Orange

Tasting the world in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Rotary Club hosted its annual “Taste of the World,” its biggest fundraiser of the year, at Mayfair Farms on Monday, Feb. 25. For $50, residents sampled food from restaurants in and around West Orange. With a goal of raising $20,000, the Rotary puts funds raised toward scholarships for […]

HNA hosts Black History Month poetry reading

HNA hosts Black History Month poetry reading

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Hilton Neighborhood Association held its annual Black History Month reading at the DeHart Community Center on Feb. 21. Maplewood residents were invited to read poetry written by African-Americans. Members of the public took turns reading work aloud, discussing the writers and learning about the history of the poetry. Featured poets included: […]

Council votes to buy Rock Spring

Council votes to buy Rock Spring

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council at its Feb. 19 meeting voted in favor of the township purchasing the Rock Spring Golf Course, moving the town forward in the process of buying the course to preserve it as open space. The council voted on two resolutions and two ordinances on first reading. […]

TC discusses police matters at meeting

TC discusses police matters at meeting

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Township Committee considered several police matters at its Feb. 19 meeting, including potentially increasing the membership of the Community Board on Police by one person and lowering the age requirement of the youth member from 18 to 16. The committee also discussed the possibility of adding a member of the […]