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 […]

BOE candidates introduce themselves at HNA forum

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The eight candidates running for three open seats on the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education gathered at DeHart Community Center to discuss district concerns on Oct. 19 at the Meet the Candidates Forum, hosted by the Hilton Neighborhood Association and moderated by HNA President Carol Buchanan. Issues that received much attention included […]

Just 1 week left to take WO senior survey

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The last day for senior citizens to complete the West Orange senior survey is Tuesday, Oct. 31, when the results of the survey will be sent to Montclair State University to be analyzed by the Center for Research and Evaluation on Education and Human Services. The survey is designed to learn […]

Fowlin entertains, teaches at CHS

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Mykee Fowlin, who has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, brought his colorful cast of characters to Columbia High School on Tuesday, Oct. 10, to perform his one-man show, “You Don’t Know Me Until You Know Me,” for the Class of 2021. Fowlin, who is a psychologist, actor, poet and motivational speaker, introduced […]

West Orange struggles to save ash trees

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Thousands of local ash trees are under threat of ash yellows disease and emerald ash borers, prompting West Orange and the West Orange Environmental Commission to investigate ways to save as many of the town’s trees as possible. According to town forester John Linson, the outbreak of diseased trees is currently […]

Year-to-year PARCC scores show change

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education was presented with results of the PARCC standardized testing at its Oct. 16 meeting. This is the first year that year-to-year results — from 2015 and 2016 — could be compared. Students from third through 11th grade took the state-mandated test in English language arts […]

Luddington now a one-way road

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council unanimously approved an ordinance on second and final reading to turn Luddington Road into a westbound one-way street at its Oct. 3 meeting. The street, which is frequently used to reach South Valley Road and the South Orange Train Station, is only 20 feet wide. The […]