Coalition on Race celebrates King’s legacy

Coalition on Race celebrates King’s legacy

SOUTH ORANGE/MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange–Maplewood Community Coalition on Race hosted its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day ceremony virtually on Monday, Jan. 17, ending with the lighting of luminaries across the two towns to honor King. Hosted by actor and Maplewood resident Sipiwe Moyo, the program featured speakers and performers from Columbia High […]

Brauchli honored for 62 years with Boy Scouts

Brauchli honored for 62 years with Boy Scouts

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Roger Brauchli joined Maplewood’s Scout Troop 5 in 1960 as an 11-year-old and stayed a member of the troop for as long as he could: 62 years. Brauchli retired as the scoutmaster of the troop three weeks ago, having served in the role for the last 40 years. A lifelong resident of […]

HANDS focus group discusses housing

HANDS focus group discusses housing

ORANGE, NJ — Housing and Neighborhood Development Services’ Heart of Orange focus group hosted its second virtual meeting on Thursday, Jan. 13, coming together to discuss what would benefit the city in terms of bringing homeownership, economic development and better business to Orange. Khady Ndiaye, the director of programs for HANDS, hosted the focus group […]

GRP Library to have temporary director

GRP Library to have temporary director

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge Public Library will be temporarily headed by Cindy Czesak, until a replacement can be found for former Director Jennifer Breuer, who resigned effective Friday, Dec. 31. Czesak is a retired library director for the Clifton and Paterson public libraries. And when she said to The Glen Ridge Paper […]

It’s official: Vauss running for mayor again

It’s official: Vauss running for mayor again

IRVINGTON, NJ — It’s official: Irvington Mayor Tony Vauss is running for mayor again. His team — Council President Renee Burgess, Council First Vice President October Hudley and Council Second Vice President Charnette Frederic — is also running for reelection. The mayor, who recently submitted the necessary paperwork to the township clerk, said he hopes […]

Bloomfield observes MLK Day via Zoom

Bloomfield observes MLK Day via Zoom

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Martin Luther King Jr. Day was observed by the township on Monday, Jan. 17, via a Zoom presentation, with Bloomfield Council members and invited guests participating from their own safe space. The emcee was Councilwoman Wartyna Davis. The first speaker was U.S. Rep. Mikie Sherrill, of the 11th Congressional District, who represents […]

SOPAC to receive $10,000 grant from NEA

SOPAC to receive $10,000 grant from NEA

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Performing Arts Center has been approved for a $10,000 Challenge America award to support SOPAC’s music residency program. SOPAC’s music residency program is among 168 projects across the country that were selected to receive fiscal year 2022 funding, totaling $1,680,000, in the Challenge America grant category. SOPAC is […]

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