PlayDay South Orange is back

PlayDay South Orange is back

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Come and play in the street on Sunday, Sept. 16, from 1 to 6 p.m. Back for its fifth year, PlayDay South Orange is the village’s largest public event and features more than 10 play areas, many sponsored by local organizations and companies. From board games to basketball, euro bungee to […]

Fundraising fun with the Strollers

Fundraising fun with the Strollers

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — This month, the Strollers are ready to put the “fun” back in fundraising! The Maplewood-based troupe has announced that this year’s fundraiser will consist of back-to-back Saturday evening events: a classic bingo night on Saturday, Sept. 15, and a back-to-the-honky-tonk evening of line dancing on Saturday, Sept. 22. Both events will take […]

Sister Rose Thering Fund appoints new chairwoman

Sister Rose Thering Fund appoints new chairwoman

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The torch has officially been passed. Melinda Hanlon, president of the Academy of the Holy Angels in Demarest and a resident of Watchung, has become the new chairwoman of the board of trustees for Seton Hall University’s Sister Rose Thering Fund for Education in Jewish-Christian Studies, as of July 1. Formerly […]

19th-century baseball game in South Orange

19th-century baseball game in South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Department of Recreation is presenting a 19th-century baseball game on Saturday, Sept. 15, starting at noon on Cameron Field in South Orange. Part game, part show, part history lesson and all fun, the Flemington Neshanock team will play against local volunteers in barehanded baseball, wearing period uniforms and […]

South Orange teen jazz musician earns large scholarship

South Orange teen jazz musician earns large scholarship

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Village resident Cosimo Fabrizio grew up in a multicultural home with an immigrant mother from Grenada and a father of Italian descent, and music served as the bridge between these two “very, very, very different” cultures, eventually leading him to be named a 2018 Davidson Fellow, he said. The Davidson Institute […]

‘Pleasure and Terror en Plein Air’

‘Pleasure and Terror en Plein Air’

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — “Pleasure and Terror en Plein Air” will run from Thursday, Sept. 13, through Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Pierro Gallery, 5 Baird St. in South Orange. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, Sept. 13, from 7 to 9 p.m. and an artist talk on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 7 […]

EPA provides New Jersey $84.5M for water infrastructure improvements

EPA provides New Jersey $84.5M for water infrastructure improvements

TRENTON, NJ — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Sept. 6 that it has awarded nearly $84.5 million to New Jersey to help finance water infrastructure projects that are essential to protecting public health and the environment. The funds will primarily be used to upgrade wastewater and drinking water systems throughout the state. “Working with […]

Towns unite to find solution for NJ Transit

16 nearby mayors, including Parisi, join Collum and DeLuca in demanding changes to help frustrated commuters

Towns unite to find solution for NJ Transit

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Nearly a month after South Orange and Maplewood sent a joint letter and the results of a survey about NJ Transit to Gov. Phil Murphy asking for improvements to the rail organization, Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca and South Orange President Sheena Collum were joined by 16 mayors, including West Orange Mayor […]