Conversations on Race 2018 brings out a diverse crowd

Conversations on Race 2018 brings out a diverse crowd

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — More than 100 people came out to discuss what integration means in the 21st century during the annual Conversations on Race, hosted by the South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race on May 9 at The Woodland. Participants were challenged by powerful moderator Elizabeth Williams-Riley of the American Conference on Diversity to rethink […]

Village health dept. to distribute free radon kits

Village health dept. to distribute free radon kits

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Department of Health is now distributing radon kits to families — free of charge. Supplies are limited, so interested residents should not wait to pick them up. The kits will only work for homes that currently touch the ground. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas, which has […]

Essex County students nominated for Rising Star Awards

Essex County students nominated for Rising Star Awards

MILLBURN, NJ — Since their inception in 1996, the Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theater have ignited the careers of many notable performers, all of whom attended high school in New Jersey. Among the early nominees and winners are Anne Hathaway, Laura Benanti, Nikki M. James and more. […]

Eighth annual River Day draws hundreds

Concerned environmentalists clean a dump truck’s worth of trash from the Rahway River in SO

Eighth annual River Day draws hundreds

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — A cloudy, cool day didn’t stop South Orange residents from donning rain boots and rubber gloves and heading to Mead Street for the village’s eighth annual River Day celebration, an afternoon dedicated to cleaning up the section of the Rahway River running through South Orange. Town officials, students and residents picked […]

NJT names new CFO, treasurer

NEWARK, NJ — The NJ Transit Board of Directors recently appointed William Viqueira as the agency’s new chief financial officer and treasurer, and Jacqueline Stamford as the deputy treasurer.   “During Bill’s two decades in corporate finance, he has worked as an investment banker, CFO, business owner, and head of mergers and acquisitions,” NJ Transit […]