Council tables new ordinance on noise

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Borough Council decided unanimously on Monday evening to table the second reading of an amendment to the current noise ordinance. They did this after listening to a resident, Cheryl Tuosto, express her concerns that the noise ordinance is not being enforced equitably. The borough, Tuosto and her husband, Richard, are currently […]

100 years young!

100 years young!

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Above, Teresa Gernitis celebrated her 100th birthday Aug. 10, at Brighton Gardens of West Orange, a senior living facility, where she was joined in the festivities by Brighton Gardens employees. Photo Courtesy of Susan Haberman

Vigil for tolerance and peace in Maplewood

Vigil for tolerance and peace in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Members of the South Orange and Maplewood community gathered in Ricalton Square the evening of Aug. 13 to participate in a vigil for tolerance and peace in response to the violence in Charlottesville, Va., in the previous days. On Aug. 11 and 12, white supremacists and neo-Nazis gathered in Charlottesville for a […]

SOMSD staff attends summer arts conference

SOMSD staff attends summer arts conference

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — This summer, South Orange-Maplewood School District supervisor of fine arts James Manno and Marshall School Principal Bonita Samuels, along with a team of Marshall teachers, visual art teacher Jessica Fong and kindergarten teachers Laura Wood, Deborah Kalpus and Julie Matthew, participated in the Educational Leaders as Scholars three-day conference […]

Moody’s upgrades county’s bond rating to Aa1

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Moody’s Investors Services has improved Essex County’s bond rating to Aa1 with a “Stable Financial Outlook,” according to a recent press release from the county. This represents an upgrade over the previous rating of Aa2 with a “Positive Financial Outlook” that was assigned in March 2016. Since 2003, Essex County’s bond […]

Bloomfield resident donates milkweed to Great Swamp

Bloomfield resident donates milkweed to Great Swamp

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield resident Susan Moseson came to the rescue of the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge’s “Monarch Waystation” demonstration butterfly garden in July, donating more than 60 swamp milkweed plants to replace others that had been destroyed. Monarch butterflies lay their eggs only on milkweed plants, whose leaves are the sole source of […]

Fischetti and Becht sue district, BOE

Former CHS baseball coaches fire back after being let go

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The saga of alleged incidents of bullying on the baseball team at Columbia High School continues. Former CHS baseball coach Joe Fischetti and former assistant coach Matt Becht have filed a lawsuit against the school district for violating their civil rights, defamation, malicious prosecution and more, all stemming from […]

Grove Park Playground is open

Grove Park Playground is open

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The new playground in Grove Park, located on South Orange Avenue between Grove Road and Park Place, is open for play. The community is invited to join members of the Village governing body for an official ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 9, at 10 a.m.

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