South Orange does not currently receive water from Newark

South Orange does not currently receive water from Newark

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — In response to concerns expressed by residents about the potential of lead in the water from a Newark source, the South Orange Water Utility wants to be absolutely clear that South Orange’s water supply is not affected nor supplied by Newark, according to an Aug. 16 press release from the village. […]

Maplewood man found guilty of aggravated assault in road rage incident

Maplewood man found guilty of aggravated assault in road rage incident

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — An Essex County jury convicted Jahmil Jasper, 39, of Maplewood, of aggravated assault for attacking a woman as she walked in Maplewood, according to an Aug. 14 press release from acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II. According to Assistant Prosecutor Felicia Garnes, who tried the case, the woman was a passenger […]

PSE&G phone number spoofed by scammers

PSE&G phone number spoofed by scammers

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — PSE&G is warning New Jersey residents that scammers have spoofed one of its phone numbers in attempts to obtain personal information. PSE&G recently received an escalating number of phone calls from people claiming to be returning missed calls that appear to have been made from a PSE&G phone number. “If you […]

Elks support those in need in two towns

Elks support those in need in two towns

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange Elks treasurer Ron Housley, center, presents checks for $500 each to Kate Cahill, food pantry manager at Our Lady of Sorrows Food Pantry in South Orange, left, and Bev Mozone, food pantry coordinator at St. Joseph’s Food Pantry in Maplewood. A total of $841 was raised by generous donations […]

18th annual Unity Day celebration is huge success

Big Daddy Kane and Fatboy SSE amaze at festivities

18th annual Unity Day celebration is huge success

IRVINGTON, NJ — According to Mayor Tony Vauss, the township’s 18th annual Unity Day celebration in Orange Avenue Park on Saturday, Aug. 10, was a huge success. “I think it was the best one we’ve had yet,” Vauss said Aug. 12, adding that anyone who doesn’t believe him can just ask their friends who attended. […]

SHU student presents at Cambridge college radio conference

SHU student presents at Cambridge college radio conference

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Seton Hall University senior and WSOU 89.5 FM news director Robert Towey co-led a hands-on workshop at the Alternatives 2019 International Student Radio Conference, hosted at the University of Cambridge in England, from Aug. 14 to 16. Towey, who was personally invited by the conference to participate as an instructor, was […]

School elections back to April

School elections back to April

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Board of Education voted during a special meeting on Friday, Aug. 9, to return its elections from November to April. The vote was 4-1 with Shane Berger, Ben Morse, Tom Heaney and Ralph Walker voting in favor of the move, Ellen Rogers dissenting and board President Jill Fischman abstaining. Board […]