Alper selected as president of BOE

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education kicked off the new year at its reorganization meeting on Jan. 7 at West Orange High School, swearing in two new members and electing a new president and vice president. Cheryl Merklinger and Terry Trigg-Scales took the seats previously held by former board members Ron […]

SOCO honors locals who emulate Dr. King

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Civic Organization held its 49th annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration on Jan. 6 at South Orange Middle School, honoring three community members with the Beloved Community Award. South Orange resident Stacey Borden, Maplewood Committeeman Dean Dafis and SOMS teacher Diane Grant of South Orange were honored after […]

WOSD special ed. to see more changes

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Kristin Gogerty, the West Orange School District’s Director of Special Services, detailed updates to the district’s special services department at the West Orange Board of Education meeting on Dec. 11. The changes stem from the results of a special education audit presented in January; Gogerty and staff in the department have […]

Zoning Board postpones Essex Green site plan vote

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Zoning Board of Adjustment heard testimony about the revised site plan for the redevelopment of the Essex Green Shopping Center at its Dec. 20 meeting, but ultimately did not vote after deciding there would not be enough time to consider the plan at the meeting. Residents questioned the […]

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