CHSSF supports area students’ education

Scholarship Fund distributes $165,000 in scholarships to Columbia High School seniors, alumni

CHSSF supports area students’ education

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — In its 94th year, the Columbia High School Scholarship Fund distributed $165,000 in need-based scholarships to 115 graduating seniors and alumni during its annual awards ceremony in the CHS library on June 8. Each student received an average of $1,500 toward the cost of any form of higher education, […]

Town, BOE and county work together for new traffic light

WEST ORANGE, NJ — After years of advocacy by residents, the West Orange Board of Education and township officials, a traffic signal will finally be erected at the busy intersection where Pleasant Valley Way meets Alisa and Lakeview drives. According to the agreement and resolution unanimously passed by the West Orange Township Council on May […]

Bulb Beam travels, illuminates history

Display sheds light on West Orange’s history while drawing people into the Main Street corridor

Bulb Beam travels, illuminates history

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Visitors to City Workshop Men’s Supply Company will find something unique on display. There, among the racks of clothing, stands a large antique wooden beam with several replicas of historic lightbulbs attached to it. One could categorize the piece as an example of steampunk design, but it is by no means […]

Recycling center implements odor-suppression system

Recycling center implements odor-suppression system

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The vendor that rents the West Orange Recycling Center has implemented an odor-suppression system in an effort to prevent the foul smell of mulch from spreading to the nearby residential neighborhood. Reliable Wood Products installed the system in April at the request of the township, which has received complaints about the […]

Maplewood man overcomes obstacles for his education

Maplewood man overcomes obstacles for his education

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Albert Appouh very easily could have given up on his dreams of a higher education. The Maplewood resident has been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, and temporarily had to halt his college education twice in order to seek help for his illness. But Appouh never quit completely. Instead, upon starting […]

Washington students call for environmental change

Washington students call for environmental change

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The students of Washington Elementary School are taking a stand against the use of polystyrene foam cafeteria trays, hoping to make their community safer and more environmentally friendly. Approximately 350 students in kindergarten through fifth grade wrote letters and drew pictures for the West Orange Board of Education and Sodexo, the […]

Town unveils 6th jitney route

With expansion, jitney will now cover Pleasantdale, Redwood sections

Town unveils 6th jitney route

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The township of West Orange has finally unveiled its long-anticipated sixth jitney route, which covers the Pleasantdale and Redwood neighborhoods with four stops on the way to and from either the Orange station or the Brick Church station. The rout, which should be up and running sometime in August, will begin […]

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