CHS to address censorship, segregation in ‘Alabama Story’

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Columbia High School’s 100-seat Black Box Theater will be filled with theatergoers from Nov. 16 to 19, when the Parnassian Society debuts its production of “Alabama Story,” a play by New York City playwright Kenneth Jones. The CHS production is the play’s high school debut, after premiering at the […]

WO teen arrested in stabbing of other WO teen in Montclair

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A 14-year-old male from West Orange sustained multiple stab wounds during an altercation in Montclair’s Nishuane Park on Thursday, Nov. 2, according to the Montclair Police Department. Officers were called to the park at 6:50 p.m. for an injured child, and found the victim with multiple stab wounds. The suspect, also […]

Teens sound off on issues of race, free spech on panel

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange’s Human Relations Commission, Public Library Teen Advisory Group and the high school Unity Club came together at Town Hall on Oct. 25 for a panel discussing race, diversity and responsibility. The panel featured 11 high school students from WOHS, Seton Hall Prep and the Pingry School discussing social issues, […]

Two candidates vie for single BOE seat

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In a quiet local election season for West Orange, there are two candidates running for the one open seat on the West Orange Board of Education in the Nov. 7 election. Challengers Chris Diaz and Ken Alper shared their platforms with the public at a debate on Oct. 26, as well […]

Town seeks Luddington input, has no plans to change

WEST ORANGE, NJ — At the Oct. 24 West Orange Township Council meeting, residents who live on and around Luddington Road questioned the council’s recent decision to make the road one way in an ordinance approved unanimously two weeks earlier. According to the mayor and engineering department, following the council’s Oct. 3 vote, they heard […]

Four artists form colorful show at village’s Pierro Gallery

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange’s Pierro Gallery will present the exhibit “Color Theory,” which opens Nov. 2 and features the work of four artists whose work bursts with color. Santiago Cohen, Robert Forman, Jan Huling and Deb Mell will display their work at the gallery through Dec. 2; throughout the month, gallery visitors will […]

Gogerty to head special services in WOSD

WEST ORANGE, NJ — At the Oct. 16 West Orange Board of Education meeting, board member Ron Charles voted twice during the staff appointments section of the night’s agenda — one yes and one “absolutely yes.” The second affirmative vote was to voice his support for Kristin Gogerty as the district’s new director of special […]

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