SOPAC gallery presents ‘Inspired Minds’

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Herb & Milly Iris Gallery in the South Orange Performing Arts Center presents “Inspired Minds,” a young artist exhibition featuring drawings, paintings and photography by gifted young artists from Essex County high schools. On view through Aug. 15 at SOPAC, 1 SOPAC Way, South Orange, the selected works were juried […]

Stellar athletics highlight OHS Class of 2017

Stellar athletics highlight OHS Class of 2017

ORANGE, NJ — At the commencement ceremony for Orange High School and the Career Innovation Academy of Orange’s Class of 2017 in the Essex County College Gymnasium in downtown Newark on Friday, June 23, Mishell Quispe was the valedictorian and Silas Bond the salutatorian. Mayor Dwayne Warren and Orange Board of Education President E. Lydell […]

Orange represented at Heritage Parade and MACFest

Orange represented at Heritage Parade and MACFest

ORANGE, NJ — The city of Orange Township was well represented at the 50th annual African-American Heritage Parade in downtown Newark on Sunday, May 28, as well as the third annual East Orange Music, Arts and Culture Festival, or “MACFest,” in City Hall Plaza on Saturday, June 17. The Orange-based Flamingo Precision Drill Team Color […]

NJ Transit launches customer service effort for summer service changes

NEWARK, NJ — NJ Transit is rolling out several customer-focused initiatives in preparation for Amtrak’s repair work at Penn Station New York and the associated service changes this summer. Customers can now begin purchasing their monthly passes for July, which include the deeply discounted fares to Hoboken for Morris & Essex Midtown Direct customers. Customers […]

Eric Roberson headlines at third annual MACFest

Eric Roberson headlines at third annual MACFest

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Father’s Day came early for singer Eric Roberson’s father, James Roberson Jr., who celebrated his 70th birthday Saturday, June 17, the same day East Orange’s third annual Music, Arts and Culture Festival, or MACFest, took place in City Hall Plaza. Eric Roberson, a Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, headlined the event, which also included […]

Municipal officials finally meet with NJ Transit reps

Mayors want better equity, communication from NJT

Municipal officials finally meet with NJ Transit reps

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — After weeks of being sidelined, municipal officials from several towns finally met with NJ Transit representatives June 7 to discuss the burden local communities will shoulder this summer as the Morris & Essex Midtown Direct trains to Penn Station are diverted to Hoboken. The diversion will last for approximately eight weeks […]

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