South Orange Elks to hold free throw contest on Sunday, Nov. 13

South Orange Elks to hold free throw contest on Sunday, Nov. 13

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Elks Lodge No. 1154 will be holding an Elks Hoop Shoot free-throw competition on Sunday, Nov. 13, at noon in the gym at St. Joseph School, 240 Franklin St. in Maplewood. Registration is from 11:30 a.m to noon. The contest begins at noon. The program is free to […]

South Orange library board selects architect for library modernization

South Orange library board selects architect for library modernization

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Public Library’s quest for a transformative makeover of the current facility is gaining speed. Library trustees voted unanimously on Sept. 20 to engage the award-winning New York City–based firm Andrew Berman Architect.  According to the library, the design process will begin immediately and is expected to move swiftly […]

District cuts ribbon on West Orange Early Childhood Learning Center

District cuts ribbon on West Orange Early Childhood Learning Center

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Sept. 21 to celebrate the opening of the West Orange Early Childhood Learning Center at the Community House on Main Street. With the recent announcement that the West Orange School District would receive annual state aid to establish a preschool program, the Community House is one […]

WOHS’ Sebastian DeSimone named Best Teammate Award recipient

WOHS’ Sebastian DeSimone named Best Teammate Award recipient

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School student-athlete Sebastian DeSimone has been named the WOHS recipient of the 2022 Super Essex Conference Best Teammate Award. “This is one of our school’s most prestigious awards,” said acting Athletic Director Stephan Zichella. “The praise I’ve received from his coaches, teachers and teammates makes us confident that […]

rack teams gather for Suriano Memorial Twilight Invitational

rack teams gather for Suriano Memorial Twilight Invitational

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Track-and-field teams from across New Jersey gathered to participate in the second-ever Joe Suriano Memorial Twilight Invitational, held May 9 in Suriano Stadium. The event honored beloved West Orange High School track coach Joe Suriano, who died in 2020 from COVID-19. Suriano’s family, along with Rutgers University–Newark assistant track coach Bruce […]

Bloomfield to honor Women’s History Month with events and product drive

Bloomfield to honor Women’s History Month with events and product drive

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — During the month of March, Bloomfield will honor Women’s History Month by hosting multiple events, as well as the third annual menstrual hygiene product drive.  “In honor of Women’s History Month, we (the women of the Bloomfield Township Council) are collaborating with the Martin Luther King Jr. Season of Service Committee and […]

WO BOE reorg sees new leaders and liaisons

WO BOE reorg sees new leaders and liaisons

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education had its annual reorganization meeting on Thursday, Jan. 6, swearing in two new BOE members and determining positions and liaisons for all five members. Brian Rock and Eric Stevenson filled the seats vacated by former BOE members Terry Trigg-Scales and Cheryl Merklinger, both of whom […]