‘Cut Loose’ and let your hair down at the Pierro Gallery

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — A new group of artists will be on display for the next month at South Orange’s Pierro Gallery. The exhibit, titled “Cut Loose,” features work by artists from South Orange and Maplewood in addition to others from Brooklyn and the New York City area. According to the gallery’s description, the exhibition […]

Flag raising celebrates town’s diversity

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange’s Hispanic Heritage Month activities continued with the raising of all 21 flags from Spanish-speaking countries in front of Town Hall on Monday, Sept. 25, followed by flamenco music from Grammy Award-winner Hernan Romero’s group. Residents gathered on Main Street to cheer on the countries they represented as the flags […]

Village greets newcomers, shows what makes SO great

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange Village held Newcomers Day at the South Orange Public Library on Sunday, Sept. 24. This annual event celebrates all that South Orange offers its residents, whether they’re recent arrivals or have been in the community for decades, and provides both information and fun to the newest villagers. Photos by […]

Council eliminates alternate side parking on Franklin

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council approved an ordinance on final reading that eliminates alternate side parking on Franklin Avenue between Chestnut Street and the Montclair Township line at its Sept. 19 meeting. The change will allow for more parking for residents on Franklin Avenue and the surrounding side streets, with accommodations […]

TC passes municipal ID ordinance 4-1 on first reading

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council passed an amended version of the Township Identification Card Program ordinance on first reading at its Sept. 19; the previous version of the ordinance had been voted down unanimously at the Sept. 5 meeting due to desired changes and a legal issue — specifically, the ordinance […]

Abbott says 5th capt. will bring positive change to PD

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Police Department is looking to reorganize to better serve the community. Specifically, the department will be adding a new police captain position — increasing from four to five. The issue, introduced at the Sept. 5 Township Council meeting, was met favorably and the council approved the issue on […]

BOE lauds Edison Central Six staff for strides made

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education officially acknowledged that Thomas A. Edison Middle School’s “focus school” status has been removed and was notified that the school had met all eligibility requirements as of June 30. New Jersey defines a focus school as having “the overall lowest subgroup performance, a graduation rate […]

SHU partners with nonprofit, SOMSD hopes to be next

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Seton Hall University announced a partnership with Today’s Students Tomorrow’s Teachers on Monday, Sept. 18, officially signing an agreement that will go into effect in August 2018 for the 2018-2019 school year. The nonprofit organization is a teacher mentoring program that launched 23 years ago to address the teacher diversity gap […]

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