Mayor cancels planned Palestinian flag raising at town hall despite objections from two on council

Mayor cancels planned Palestinian flag raising at town hall despite objections from two on council

WEST ORANGE — A Palestinian flag raising and cultural celebration scheduled to take place outside town hall on Friday was canceled by Mayor Susan McCartney, a decision that is being protested by the council president. “Unforeseen challenges have arisen, making it unfeasible to proceed with the Palestine Flag raising event as planned for Town Hall […]

East Orange Campus HS girls basketball team focuses on making progress

East Orange Campus HS girls basketball team focuses on making progress

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The East Orange Campus High School girls basketball program enjoyed tremendous success for the better part of the past decade, winning numerous Essex County and state sectional tournament titles. Last season, however, was very rough for the Jaguars.  But with a strong returning nucleus, second-year head coach Robert Spence’s team is […]

Maplewood lights up for the holiday season

A big crowd gathered at Ricalton Square in Maplewood village Saturday evening, Dec. 2, for the annual Christmas tree lighting. The event included the singing of holiday songs, a visit from Santa Claus and the reading of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.’ There was a slight snafu when the lights didn’t come on at the […]

BID to make Springfield Ave. cleaner

BID to make Springfield Ave. cleaner

Springfield Avenue is about to get a lot cleaner. The business owners behind the Irvington Springfield Avenue Business Improvement District got together and purchased a Madvac LP61-G portable litter vacuum. The device, which is transported in the back of a pick up truck, is essentially a very large vacuum cleaner capable of sucking up all […]

West Orange church flips collection

West Orange church flips collection

Most churches pass an offering plate each Sunday to collect money. The Life Christian Church in West Orange did the opposite on Sunday, Oct. 1, giving away cash through a reverse offering. “Our church is always trying to find ways to express generosity and especially to people in need,” Lead Pastor Terry A. Smith said. […]

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