Attend events at Green Hill in WO

Attend events at Green Hill in WO

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Green Hill in West Orange will hold two events that are free and open to the public this March at 103 Pleasant Valley Way. On Friday, March 22, at 2:15 p.m., attend a Women’s History Month presentation called “The Women of Camp Hewitt in World War I,” with historian Vivian Davis […]

Beautiful music for a Sunday afternoon at Glen Ridge Congregational

Beautiful music for a Sunday afternoon at Glen Ridge Congregational

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge Community Concert Series presented Brett Deubner, viola, and Thomas Steigerwald, piano, on Sunday, March 10, at the Glen Ridge Congregational Church. The program offered a sonata by Cesar Franck, 1822-1890, and one by Sergei Rachmaninoff 1873-1943. Duebner is a borough resident and a hometown favorite. He has performed […]

TC OKs Rock Spring purchase

TC agrees to purchase Rock Spring before a developer can

TC OKs Rock Spring purchase

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council unanimously passed an ordinance on March 5 approving the purchase of the Rock Spring Country Club, allowing the township to move forward with buying the land from the Montclair Golf Course. An ordinance that would approve a $12 million bond to buy the 138-acre property will […]

School district introduces preliminary 2019-20 budget

School district introduces preliminary 2019-20 budget

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Board of Education heard a presentation on the preliminary 2019-2020 budget at its Feb. 25 meeting, getting details from the administration on the district’s $141,598,027 preliminary budget for the next school year. According to the presentation, 78 percent of the total will be dedicated to instruction, 10 percent […]

Former legendary BHS coach remembered

By Joe Ragozzino and Daniel Jackovino Staff Writers BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Former Bloomfield High School coach F. James White died March 9 at the age of 82. He lived in Charlotte Hall, Md. A long time physical education instructor, White was a BHS graduate, class of 1954, and a member of the BHS Hall of […]

Celebrate Purim with Chabad of West Orange

Celebrate Purim with Chabad of West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — What do a hip-hop artist, a chassidic professor, an Iranian escapee, arts and crafts and delicious food have in common? They are all going to be at Chabad of West Orange, 401 Pleasant Valley Way, for this year’s Purim feast on Thursday, March 21. Mincha is scheduled for 5:30 p.m., followed […]

Where SOMSD is with emergency closings for 2018-2019

Where SOMSD is with emergency closings for 2018-2019

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood School District is using a new approach for emergency closing days for 2018-2019. Four emergency closing days are built into the school year. If the district does not use all four emergency closing days, any unused days become “giveback days.” The giveback days are scheduled for […]

‘Introspection’ at WO Arts Center

‘Introspection’ at WO Arts Center

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Arts Center will present Rosario D’Rivera’s “Introspection,” a show examining one’s own consciousness, thoughts and feelings. The process relies exclusively on observation of one’s mental state, while in a spiritual context, it may refer to the examination of one’s soul. The exhibit will run from April 1 to […]

BOE recognizes outstanding students, teachers

BOE recognizes outstanding students, teachers

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — At its Feb. 25 meeting, the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education recognized several students and employees for their recent accomplishments. Columbia High School senior Danielle Samake received an honorable mention at the Johns Hopkins University Model United Nations Conference. A National Merit Scholarship Program certificate of merit awarded to Michael A. Vernon, […]