Villagers share vision for S. Orange

Room packed at Master Plan session as residents give feedback, ideas

Villagers share vision for S. Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Master Plan Management Committee held a townwide listening session at the Loft in the South Orange Performing Arts Center on Feb. 27, as it continues to solicit feedback from the community during the visioning phase of creating the Master Plan. An initial townwide listening session was scheduled for Feb. 12, […]

Teen entrepreneurs see huge success supplying MAPSO

Teen entrepreneurs see huge success supplying MAPSO

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — What started as a freshman class project for three Columbia High School students to explore personal interests has expanded into MAPSOSupply, a curated selection of secondhand clothing and clothing with original designs promoting South Orange and Maplewood. MAPSOSupply is run by Thomas Dandino, Ethan Pidgeon and Adam Krakower, all […]

SO church celebrates 170th anniversary

Celebrating 17 decades of faith at Methodist church

SO church celebrates 170th anniversary

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Celebrating a rich and enduring history in the community, the South Orange-Vailsburg United Methodist Church acknowledged its 170th anniversary on Nov. 11 at the church, located at 150 South Orange Ave. in South Orange. The festive service featured traditional hymns including “Great Is Thy Faithfulness,” “For All the Saints” and “Marching […]

South Orange Rescue Squad answers the call

SORS becomes a family tradition for Troncone family

South Orange Rescue Squad answers the call

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Since its inception in 1952, South Orange Rescue Squad has been serving families in South Orange and surrounding areas with competency and compassion. The squad is entirely volunteer-based, and its operations are funded solely by donations; no tax dollars are allocated for the squad’s efforts. In order to be a full […]

Homeward Bound Walk exceeds goals in support of CASA

Homeward Bound Walk exceeds goals in support of CASA

WEST ORANGE, NJ — CASA for Children of Essex County held its third annual Homeward Bound Walk on Oct. 14 at the Clipper Pavilion at the South Mountain Recreation Complex in West Orange. The walk serves as a way to raise both awareness and funding for the county’s court-appointed special advocates program. CASA for Children […]

CHS community has an ‘Uncomfortable Conversation’

CHS alumna brings tough talks to schools across country

CHS community has an ‘Uncomfortable Conversation’

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Video re-enactments of realistic social scenarios and a discussion panel including Columbia High School students, administrators and faculty opened a dialogue about how to navigate difficult topics like sexual assault and sexual violence during an interactive event presented by The Uncomfortable Conversation Inc. and hosted at the school on Oct. 11. The […]

Local actor takes educational role in opioid discussion

Play shows how opioids can affect ‘Anytown’

Local actor takes educational role in opioid discussion

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Two local actors, Emma Wagner of Maplewood and Joseph Piserchio of West Orange, will tour New Jersey as part of George Street Playhouse’s Educational Touring Theatre’s new production “Anytown,” a new musical about the opioid crisis and its impact on teens and families. The show premiered Sept. 25 at the George […]

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