Quinn buries SOMA in snow, fallen trees

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Winter Storm Quinn tore through the northeast on March 7, dropping anywhere from a few inches to a couple feet of snow in some places and knocking down numerous trees and powerlines. South Orange and Maplewood were not exceptions, as the storm left many residents without power while they […]

Laurino addresses spate of school threats in Essex

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert Laurino addressed recent threats made to schools in Essex County on Feb. 27, in the wake of the high school shooting in Parkland, Fla., on Feb. 14. He also spoke about the spike in threats that come after an incident like the one in Florida. According […]

WOSD, WOPD hold school safety forum

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The community came together on Feb. 28 in the West Orange High School Auditorium to discuss safety and security in the town’s schools with Superintendent Jeffrey Rutzky and a panel of West Orange police officers. The open forum saw residents, parents and district employees share their thoughts and ideas about how […]

SOMA towns receive block grants for improvements

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The two towns have both been awarded money through Community Development Block Grants, funding given to municipalities for infrastructure improvements, community programs and building renovations. The Electronic Information and Education Service of New Jersey, based in South Orange, also won a grant in the nonprofit CDBG program. Maplewood was […]

WO receives more than $431K in grant funds

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The township received $431,200 in Community Development Block Grants to make improvements to several roads in town as well as to the Ginny Duenkel Municipal Pool, the Main Street Counseling Center and the Bethany Center for Champions. West Orange received the second highest amount of money in the county after only […]

Two towns’ celebrate the impact women make

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The women of South Orange and Maplewood are coming together to celebrate Women’s History Month during the month of March, with Maplewood Committeewoman Nancy Adams and South Orange Village President Sheena Collum leading the charge. Kicking off with a cocktail hour at the South Mountain Tavern on Thursday, March […]

Local athletes honored by UNICO

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Orange-West Orange chapter of UNICO National held its 44th annual Sports Awards Breakfast in the West Orange High School Cafeteria on Feb. 25, honoring athletes from WOHS, Orange High School, Seton Hall Prep, Golda Och Academy and the West Orange Police Athletic League football team and cheerleaders, who were undefeated […]

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