South Orange teen jazz musician earns large scholarship

South Orange teen jazz musician earns large scholarship

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Village resident Cosimo Fabrizio grew up in a multicultural home with an immigrant mother from Grenada and a father of Italian descent, and music served as the bridge between these two “very, very, very different” cultures, eventually leading him to be named a 2018 Davidson Fellow, he said. The Davidson Institute […]

BOT is pro medical marijuana sale in town

Trustees vote to allow medical marijuana dispensaries to apply to be alternative treatment center

BOT is pro medical marijuana sale in town

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — As New Jersey seeks six additional alternative treatment centers, the South Orange Board of Trustees passed a resolution to allow medical marijuana businesses to apply to set up a dispensary in the village. Five of the six trustees gathered Monday, Aug. 20, in a special meeting scheduled just a few days […]

BOT discusses permitting dogs in parks

Ordinance also calls for restriction on retail sales of puppies and kittens other than from shelters

BOT discusses permitting dogs in parks

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange is one step closer to lifting the ban on dogs in public parks after the village Board of Trustees unanimously voted to move the ordinance to a second reading at the Aug. 13 meeting. “We love our dogs in South Orange, it’s evident, and this ordinance I think demonstrates […]

Silver looks forward to effecting change on Board of Ed

Silver looks forward to effecting change on Board of Ed

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Hannah Silver, 17, a rising senior at Columbia High School and the newly-elected student representative to the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education, was skeptical about running for the position. It wasn’t until a close friend brought her the application and encouraged her to run that she changed her mind. “I initially wasn’t […]

SO ordinance will allow hookah lounges

Trustees pass an ordinance on first reading with a split vote to allow hookah lounges, vape stores

SO ordinance will allow hookah lounges

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — In a close vote on Aug. 13, the South Orange Board of Trustees passed business code revisions, which will allow hookah lounges and vape stores to operate in town. There were two revision ordinances on the agenda for the Aug. 13 meeting: one permitting hookah lounges and vape stores on Valley […]

Community gathers to celebrate Jamaican independence

Residents show pride in their Jamaican heritage, culture

Community gathers to celebrate Jamaican independence

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A crowd of people dressed in green, black and gold gathered in front of West Orange Town Hall on Aug. 7 to celebrate the 56th Jamaican Independence Day with a flag-raising ceremony. The event began with the Jamaican National Pledge and featured addresses from Mayor Robert Parisi, leaders of local Jamaican […]

Township engineer details new road diet

PSAB discusses WO joining other towns to fight the legalization of marijuana

Township engineer details new road diet

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Municipal engineer Leonard Lepore announced at the July 16 West Orange Pedestrian Safety Advisory Board meeting that the Main Street road diet will include lane, striping and parking changes to slow down traffic and increase road safety in the township. The project, which spans from Park Avenue to Tory Corner on […]

Maplewoodians unite artists to protest family separations

Burstein, McGhee plan to expand project to other issues

Maplewoodians unite artists to protest family separations

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A haunting painting of President Donald Trump, with bright orange skin and disheveled blond hair, devouring a small child’s body brought two Maplewood residents together to launch a new website Saturday, June 23. The artwork, featuring the words “where are the children” in response to the Trump administration’s Zero Tolerance policy, sparked […]

Village celebrates 25 new U.S. citizens

At South Orange’s first naturalization ceremony, Americans representing 18 nations earn certificates

Village celebrates 25 new U.S. citizens

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Twenty-five new U.S. citizens earned their naturalization certificates at the South Orange Performing Arts Center on June 27 at the first naturalization ceremony in village history. They were cheered on by friends, family and village officials who proudly waved their American flags as the candidates — representing 18 native countries — […]

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