Kimaya Kama brings styles of India to two towns

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood is 7,793 miles away from Mumbai, India, but Kimaya Salaskar has not let that stop her from stocking her storefront on Maplewood Avenue with clothing, jewelry and other items that come from her native country. Kimaya Kama, Salaskar’s store in Maplewood, specializes in clothing that ranges from workout gear to cocktail […]

Town is looking to renovate three of its five firehouses

WEST ORANGE, NJ — At its April 24 meeting, the West Orange Township Council unanimously approved a resolution authorizing Herbst-Musciano Architects and Planners to evaluate three of the five West Orange Fire Department firehouses to determine what renovations are needed and provide a cost estimate for them. Firehouses 3 and 4 will be renovated and […]

Washington remembers Byrne, Villarosa

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Washington Elementary School celebrated Arbor Day on April 27 by planting two trees on the school playground — one dedicated to Gov. Brendan Byrne, a West Orange native who attended the school as a child and who died earlier this year, and one dedicated to Patricia Villarosa, a first-grade teacher who […]

Parisi answers questions on Essex Green redevelopment

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mayor Robert Parisi answered questions from the community at a meeting about the Essex Green redevelopment project, addressing concerns from residents regarding potential changes to the retail space and Executive Drive office park at West Orange High School on April 25. The property was designated as an “area in need of […]

Maplewood chooses new BA

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The township announced last week that current Assistant Business Administrator Sonia Alves-Viveiros will be taking over as the township’s next business administrator. Appointed May 1, Alves-Viveiros will officially begin as business administrator June 1. She has been working in Maplewood for the last two years, and will be taking over for Joseph […]

Special Needs Symposium highlights WOPD programming

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Police Department hosted a Special Needs Symposium at Liberty Middle School on April 27, offering residents the opportunity to learn more about caring for someone with special needs. Officer Chris Jacksic told residents about the department’s Take Me Home program, which allows residents to register a family member […]

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