CCR is now accepting applicants for its Home Maintenance Loan Program

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Summer is the season for home repairs. For qualifying South Orange and Maplewood residents needing exterior work on their houses, the South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race is now offering the Home Maintenance Loan Program. This special program lends to SOMA neighbors regardless of income level and is now open for applications. […]

With HIB report completed, those involved wait for next step

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The independent investigator hired by the South Orange-Maplewood School District to look into allegations of bullying against the Columbia High School baseball coaching staff submitted his final report during an executive session of the Board of Education at its special meeting July 7. District spokeswoman Suzanne Turner confirmed to the News-Record that […]

Take the pledge: Not In Our Two Towns

South Orange, Maplewood community come together to say ‘enough is enough,’ combat racism

Take the pledge: Not In Our Two Towns

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — A passionate plea for unity from a group of recent Columbia High School graduates sparked an outpouring of discussion and action from the Maplewood and South Orange communities concerning race relations and law enforcement procedures with the #NotInOurTwoTowns event held July 12 in the South Orange Middle School Auditorium. The event […]

SOMA residents celebrate varied cultures at XRootsFest

SOMA residents celebrate varied cultures at XRootsFest

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood Community Coalition on Race celebrated its 20th anniversary in the two towns and the many cultures here with XRootsFest at Flood’s Hill on July 16. The festival included art performances featuring many different cultures, booths selling handmade crafts that reflected the heritages of the vendors, and a zone for […]

South Orange has contracted with FSC Leak Detection

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange has contracted with FSC Computerized Water Main Leak Detection company to locate any leaks within the village’s water system, according to a recent release. They will be using sophisticated technology on fire hydrants and water valves in front of properties by attaching a series of computerized sound correlators and […]

Security seminar in South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — A free South Orange Security Seminar, hosted by Andre Preoteasa, will be held Thursday, July 28, at 8 p.m. at the Baird, 5 Mead St. in South Orange. The seminar will focus on home video security systems featuring a panel of experts, including representatives from the South Orange Police Department, a […]

BOT approves Orange Lawn townhouses

Board of Trustees votes in favor of redevelopment plan, designates Villas at Orange Lawn for work

Orange Lawn Tennis Club in South Orange can now move ahead with developer Villas at Orange Lawn LLC to turn an empty 5 acres of its property into townhouses, following approval by the South Orange Board of Trustee at their June 27 meeting. The board voted 5-0 to approve Ordinance No. 2016-08 on final reading, […]

SHU, Hackensack Meridian Health sign agreement to lease former Roche site for new School of Medicine

SHU, Hackensack Meridian Health sign agreement to lease former Roche site for new School of Medicine

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Seton Hall University and Hackensack Meridian Health announced July 14 that the two organizations have signed an agreement for a long-term lease with real estate development firm Prism Capital Partners to lease 16 acres, including two state-of-the-art buildings, on the former Hoffmann-La Roche biomedical campus located in Nutley and Clifton to […]

Morrow attains Eagle Scout rank for service to OLS School

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — William Matthew Reilly Morrow of South Orange, a member of Boy Scout Troop 10 and a graduate of Columbia High School, has been named an Eagle Scout, the most distinguished rank in scouting. To earn his Eagle ranking, Morrow restored and repainted 12 double fire doors at the Our Lady of […]