TSTI’s Women’s Connection gathers for annual Summer Soiree

TSTI’s Women’s Connection gathers for annual Summer Soiree

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Members of the Women’s Connection of Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange gathered with other congregants on Thursday, July 25, for the group’s annual Summer Soiree. The casual cocktail party, attended by 55 women, was held on the patio outside the Reform synagogue. The Women’s Connection is TSTI’s multi-generational group for […]

New superintendent lays out plans, hopes and goals

New superintendent lays out plans, hopes and goals

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — After almost two years with an interim superintendent, the South Orange-Maplewood School District is now being helmed by Ronald Taylor, who formerly served as the Willingboro superintendent for eight years. Taylor began his career as a kindergarten teacher before advancing through the administrative ranks to superintendent, and when the […]

Fire dept. merger moves ahead

Two towns plan to have combined fire department ready to serve by Jan. 1

Fire dept. merger moves ahead

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — South Orange Village President Sheena Collum shared an update about the planned merger for the South Orange and Maplewood fire departments at the July 22 Board of Trustees meeting, saying she hopes to have the merger completed by Jan. 1, 2020. According to Collum, the Maplewood Township Committee has […]

Lightning strike causes fire at three-story SO apartment building

Lightning strike causes fire at three-story SO apartment building

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On Wednesday, July 31, at approximately 5 p.m., the South Orange Fire Department responded to a 9-1-1 call reporting of a structure fire at a three-story apartment house located at 174 E. South Orange Ave.  According to a press release from the department, arriving fire department units found a working structure […]

Law enforcement shuts down ‘major drug manufacturing facility’ in WO

Law enforcement shuts down ‘major drug manufacturing facility’ in WO

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A major drug manufacturing facility was shut down July 29 and nearly $1 million in methamphetamine was seized by a law enforcement task force comprised of Essex County sheriff’s detectives and detectives from the Newark, Bloomfield, Irvington and West Orange police departments. Sheriff Armando Fontoura said in a July 30 press […]

CORESSWC presents $24K in scholarships

CORESSWC presents $24K in scholarships

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Circle of Rainbow Sisters Seeking Spiritual and Wellness Connection presented $24,052 in scholarships and awards to three age groups during its third annual Financial Literacy and Awards Ceremony on July 19 at West Orange Town Hall. Students across the state were recognized for successfully completing courses and projects in the […]

Blood drive in Maplewood

Blood drive in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Health Department will hold a blood drive for the American Red Cross on Friday, Aug. 9, from 2 to 7 p.m. at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood. To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.RedCrossBlood.org and enter “Maplewood Health.” All donors will receive a $5 Dunkin donuts […]

SOPD works to map all security cameras in village

SOPD works to map all security cameras in village

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Police Department is mapping security cameras, asking residents and business owners who have installed cameras to register them with the department in an effort to make criminal investigations faster and more efficient. Sgt. Adrian Acevedo is working with a geographical information system map that will allow officers to […]

SHU med school students join scientific investigators for seminar

SHU med school students join scientific investigators for seminar

NUTLEY, NJ ― Students from the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University filled the auditorium at the Hackensack Meridian Health Center for Discovery and Innovation for a dynamic day of learning and cross-pollinating with scientific investigators at an Interprofessional Health Sciences Campus research seminar series event. Onstage, David Perlin, chief scientific officer […]

National Night Out in the two towns

National Night Out in the two towns

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The two towns will each be throwing a National Night Out bash on Tuesday, Aug. 6, to connect residents with local law enforcement and other public safety agencies. South Orange’s National Night Out will run from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at Floods Hill in Meadowland Park. Residents are urged […]