Maplewood TC candidates debate issues at HNA forum

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The police department and residential development took center stage at the Hilton Neighborhood Association’s Maplewood Township Committee Candidates Forum on Thursday, Sept. 28, at the DeHart Community Center. Incumbent Mayor Vic DeLuca, and challengers Dean Dafis and Mike Summersgill answered prepared questions about the community, then the public had an opportunity to […]

‘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 […]