Maplewood taxes to go up by 6.9 percent

Maplewood residents will see an aberrant increase in municipal tax portion

Maplewood taxes to go up by 6.9 percent

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — At its April 2 meeting, the Maplewood Township Committee voted unanimously to introduce its 2019 budget, which comes in at $45,707,177, an increase of $594,002 from the 2018 budget. This is a 6.9-percent tax increase, which will cost the average Maplewood homeowner an additional $259.92 this year, according to Maplewood Chief Financial […]

Volunteer for the village’s Design Review Board

Volunteer for the village’s Design Review Board

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Design Review Board is looking for architects and/or designers with Photoshop skills to help visualize possibilities; these volunteers will serve as alternates on the board. If interested, visit www.southorange.org/374/Volunteering to submit an application.

Members of Baroness spin music for WSOU-FM listeners

Members of Baroness spin music for WSOU-FM listeners

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On Friday, April 5, lunchtime listeners to active rock station WSOU 89.5 FM were treated to music selected by members of the band Baroness. Singer, guitarist and founder John Dyer Baizley, along with drummer Sebastian Thomson, sat down with WSOU’s Doug “The Hurricane” Woolever for a live interview. During the 90-minute […]

WSOU to induct two new members into its Hall of Fame

WSOU to induct two new members into its Hall of Fame

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — WSOU 89.5 FM, Seton Hall University’s legendary radio station, welcomed two new inductees into the station’s Hall of Fame on April 5: Joe Garifo ’72 and Matt DeVoti ’84. In addition, Clayton Collier ’16 was presented with the WSOU Distinguished Young Alumnus Award. The WSOU Hall of Fame and Young Alumnus […]

Error causes SO ballot confusion

Error causes SO ballot confusion

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Ballots for the South Orange municipal elections were printed with a major error, which many residents learned last weekend when they received them in the mail. The ballots incorrectly placed village Board of Trustees candidates Bob Zuckerman and Ed Moore in the column for village president candidates; the slate of candidates […]

CHS art teachers to receive Thering Award

CHS art teachers to receive Thering Award

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The 42nd annual South Orange/Maplewood Interfaith Holocaust Remembrance Service will be Sunday, May 5, at Our Lady Of Sorrows Church, 217 Prospect Ave. in South Orange. The Sister Rose Thering Award will be presented to CHS language arts teachers Janet Bustrin and Suzanne Ryan for developing the school’s Holocaust […]

South Orange candidates forum on April 24

South Orange candidates forum on April 24

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Academy Heights Neighborhood Association will host a South Orange candidates forum on Wednesday, April 24, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Kol Rina Minyan, behind 60 Valley St. in South Orange. All are welcome. No outside food or drink except water will be permitted. Candidates for the Board of Trustees […]

JFS of MetroWest to participate in Cooking Companion Program

JFS of MetroWest to participate in Cooking Companion Program

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ is proud to be participating in Cooking Companions in collaboration with eight other JFS agencies in New Jersey. The program is supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and is a yearlong program serving seniors in Essex County. The Cooking Companions program matches adult volunteers […]

Village to receive $300K from NJDOT

Village to receive $300K from NJDOT

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange will receive $300,000 from the New Jersey Department of Transportation’s Fiscal Year 2019 Municipal Aid Program for improvements to Grove Road. “NJDOT’s Municipal Aid Program is a very competitive program. This year the department received 681 applications requesting more than $337.9 million. There is $161.25 million available in funds […]