Maplewood artist explores liminal spaces in upcoming show in Orange

Maplewood artist explores liminal spaces in upcoming show in Orange

ORANGE, NJ — During the pandemic, many have felt that they are in an in-between space, waiting for normal life to resume. Artist Rachel Arturi Pruzan, of Maplewood, leans into the feeling of in-between in her first solo exhibit, “Liminal Spaces and Nowhere Places,” which opens at Valley Arts in Orange on Friday, Sept. 10, […]

AG indicts owners of school bus company in Essex Co. for unsafe practices

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Acting Attorney Andrew J. Bruck announced Aug. 31 that the owners of an Essex County–based school bus company have been indicted for allegedly providing false information to school districts to cover up the fact that the company hired unqualified drivers, failed to conduct mandatory drug testing and criminal background checks for […]

NJDA expands spotted lanternfly quarantine zone, includes Essex County

NJDA expands spotted lanternfly quarantine zone, includes Essex County

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas Fisher announced Aug. 30 that the N.J. Department of Agriculture has added five counties to the spotted lanternfly quarantine zone. The counties new to the list are Morris, Monmouth, Middlesex, Essex and Union. They join the previously announced quarantine counties of Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Hunterdon, […]

Athletic coach continues to make a difference in Orange through training facility

Athletic coach continues to make a difference in Orange through training facility

ORANGE, NJ — Through her athletic facility in Orange, a local coach looks to find and nurture the next generation of gymnastics champions, by providing an inclusive training facility in their own neighborhood. A professional in the gymnastics industry since 2000 and a professional in the child care industry since 1998, IyaSokoya Karade founded the […]

Orange community welcomes new principal to Heywood School

Orange community welcomes new principal to Heywood School

ORANGE, NJ — The Aug. 26 meet-and-greet event for Dion Patterson, the new principal of Heywood Avenue School in Orange, was festive as families gathered to welcome him. Superintendent Gerald Fitzhugh II gave remarks, as did Executive Director Faith Alcantara, Board of Education Vice President Jeffrey Wingfield, and Heywood Parent Teacher Organization President Amber Montgomery. […]

East Orange School District salutes administrators with luncheon

East Orange School District salutes administrators with luncheon

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange Superintendent of Schools AbdulSaleem Hasan hosted his first ‘Administrators Luncheon on the Lawn.’ Special guests in attendance to welcome back the district’s administrative team were East Orange Board of Education President Terry S. Tucker, Kean University President Lamont O. Repollet and N.J. Department of Education acting Commissioner Angelica Allen-McMillan. […]

Orange community welcomes new principal at STEM academy

Orange community welcomes new principal at STEM academy

ORANGE, NJ — A meet-and-greet event for Devonii Reid, the new principal at the STEM Innovation Academy of the Oranges, was a true celebration. Reid addressed attendees; received congratulatory remarks from Orange Superintendent of Schools Gerald Fitzhugh II, Assistant Superintendent Tina Powell, Board of Education President Shawneque Johnson and Mayor Dwayne Warren; and received gifts […]

Real estate broker to take over care for East Orange’s Manufacturers Village

Real estate broker to take over care for East Orange’s Manufacturers Village

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Day-to-day care for Manufacturers Village — the historic, 140-year-old haven for artists, inventors, scientists and entrepreneurs in East Orange — has been entrusted to Sheldon Gross Realty. The company’s president, Marcy Gross, has professional expertise in property management and during her three-decade career has managed more than a million square feet […]