Town celebrates completing platform tennis court upgrades

Town celebrates completing platform tennis court upgrades

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood recently celebrated the completion of its table tennis courts upgrades. According to Andrew Haines, who represents Maplewood Platform Tennis, the maintenance was necessary because the courts get a lot of ply and had many problems with screens, structure and courts. The Township Committee budgeted $35,000 for the project, which was completed […]

IFD works its ‘Fill the Boot’ fundraising campaign

IFD works its ‘Fill the Boot’ fundraising campaign

IRVINGTON, NJ — The members of the Irvington Fire Division were busy “passing the boot” to collect donations for a good cause on Thursday, Oct. 5, leading up to the seventh annual Breast Cancer Walk on Sunday, Oct. 8. “We also did a ‘Fill the Boot’ drive, from which we raised about $3,500, and we’re […]

Luddington now a one-way road

Relatively narrow road will no longer allow vehicles to travel eastbound

Luddington now a one-way road

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council unanimously approved an ordinance on second and final reading to turn Luddington Road into a westbound one-way street at its Oct. 3 meeting. The street, which is frequently used to reach South Valley Road and the South Orange Train Station, is only 20 feet wide. The […]

Amos brings ‘Halley’s Comet’ to SOMA

Acclaimed actor supports organizations working for racial equality in Maplewood, South Orange

Amos brings ‘Halley’s Comet’ to SOMA

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood community had good times Saturday, Oct. 7, when acclaimed actor John Amos performed his one-man show, “Halley’s Comet,” at South Orange Middle School to raise money and support for the SOMA Black Parents Workshop and the MapSO Freedom School. The two partner organizations advocate for the academic success […]

Elementary schools take a week to reaffirm their respect

Elementary schools take a week to reaffirm their respect

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield elementary school students and teachers recognized Respect Week with projects inside and outside of their schools during the first week of October. What the children created with paper and crayons, read and wrote, highlighted the importance for people of all cultures and ethnicity to respect one another. These activities were fun, but […]

Brown rehired as PSD’s new deputy director

IRVINGTON, NJ — John Brown was present at the seventh annual Cancer Walk on Sunday, Oct. 8, in his capacity as the township’s new deputy director for the Irvington Public Safety Department. “It feels great to be back and serving the community that I still live in,” said Brown on Sunday, Oct. 8. “It’s always […]