Pre-demolition work in progress at 160 Maplewood Ave.

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — JMF Properties, the redeveloper of the post office site, will remove trees and shrubs in the Ricalton Square lot and on the Village Coffee side of 160 Maplewood Ave. today, May 9. The work began earlier this morning at approximately 8 or 8:30 a.m. and it is expected to be completed by […]

Towns remember horrors of Holocaust

Interfaith Holocaust Service focuses on displaced persons then and today

Towns remember horrors of Holocaust

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The atmosphere was somber yet uplifting at Congregation Oheb Shalom Sunday, May 1, as the South Orange-Maplewood community united to remember the victims of the Holocaust and to pledge to work for change to prevent similar atrocities. The South Orange / Maplewood Interfaith Holocaust Remembrance Committee held its 39th annual Interfaith […]

Jefferson School aids children with ‘Pencils For Ethiopia’

Jefferson School aids children with ‘Pencils For Ethiopia’

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — For the third straight year, an enthusiastic group of Jefferson Elementary School fifth-graders have participated in the “Pencils for Ethiopia” program, as part of a community service project. This year, 20 students chose to devote their time to collecting pencils for the cause. The service project teaches children about the hardships faced […]

School taxes to rise by $82 for average home in town

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Board of Education unanimously passed its 2016-2017 budget Tuesday, April 26. Homeowners with an average-assessed Bloomfield residence of $270,000 will be paying $82 more in school taxes next year to educate township children. The general operating budget for the schools will be $94 million. This is a 3.42 percent increase over […]

Students and residents celebrate Earth Day

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Earth Day was celebrated in at least two Glen Ridge locations last week. At Linden Avenue School on Friday, April 29, the Home and School Association held its first Earth Day Festival at 3 p.m. Beth Mikros, the association president, said this new event will work well with the established Harvest Festival: […]

South Orange Seniors, SHU collaborate on documentary

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Cross-generational connections and inspirational perspectives were shared with the presentation of “SIX,” a documentary film created and edited by Seton Hall University students and featuring six South Orange seniors, that debuted at the South Orange Performing Arts Center on May 1. The project was as a partnership between local nonprofit South […]

WOPL board cuts $83,000 from budget

Without extra funding, library is forced to cut part-time staff, services, materials, maybe hours

WEST ORANGE, NJ — After weeks of calling for the township to supply additional funding to no avail, the West Orange Public Library Board of Trustees unanimously approved a $2,200,096 budget featuring $83,000 in cuts to its materials and supplies budget as well as the layoffs of two part-time employees during its April 26 meeting. […]

Bank collecting for GR’s Freeman Gardens Association

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Every May, each Boiling Springs Savings Bank branch location hosts a Neighbors Helping Neighbors collection drive for a different local nonprofit organization in their Community Alliance Program. During the month of May, the Glen Ridge office, located at 222 Ridgewood Ave., is recognizing Freeman Gardens Association. Organized in 1968, this non-profit […]

Grant enables town to plant about 40 new trees

Grant enables town to plant about 40 new trees

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield celebrated National Arbor Day on Friday, April 29, with the planting of an elm tree on The Green. The tree was part of a $20,000 Green Streets grant awarded to the township by TD Bank. The funds provided Bloomfield with about 40 trees. All but one, the elm planted on The Green, […]