Abbott says 5th capt. will bring positive change to PD

Abbott says 5th capt. will bring positive change to PD

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Police Department is looking to reorganize to better serve the community. Specifically, the department will be adding a new police captain position — increasing from four to five. The issue, introduced at the Sept. 5 Township Council meeting, was met favorably and the council approved the issue on […]

Coffeehouse draws support, reproach from community

Coffeehouse draws support, reproach from community

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood Community Coalition on Race presented its coffeehouse discussion “RACISM: It’s in Our Backyard Too” on Tuesday, Sept. 12, at The Woodland in Maplewood and tackled community issues surrounding local law enforcement, public school district inequities and the role that recent events in Charlottesville, Va., play on […]

New group seeks to have Bloomfield go solar

New group seeks to have Bloomfield go solar

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Members of a recently formed activist group calling itself “Bloomfield Citizens Solar Campaign” will speak at the public hearing of the Monday, Sept. 25, Bloomfield Council meeting to announce their intentions of getting the township to go solar. One member of the group, Ted Glick, said that this is only the kickoff of […]

800 come together to ‘STOP for Nikhil’

Nikhil Badlani Foundation raises $45,000 at event, unites community against careless driving

800 come together to ‘STOP for Nikhil’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Hundreds gathered to kick off the “STOP for Nikhil” on the track at West Orange High School’s Suriano Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 17. The 5K run and 3K walk was organized by the Nikhil Badlani Foundation for the seventh year in honor of Nikhil Badlani, a West Orange middle school student […]

Oysterfest draws 2,000 to The Woodland

Hundreds ‘get naked in the ’Wood’ for skin checks to locate skin cancer and to support research

Oysterfest draws 2,000 to The Woodland

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Robert J. Miller Oysterfest kicked off on Saturday, Sept. 16, the third year that the melanoma awareness fundraiser was held at The Woodland in Maplewood. Honoring the life of resident Bob Miller, who died from melanoma in 2014, the event provided free skin checks as well as live music, food and […]

BOE lauds Edison Central Six staff for strides made

BOE lauds Edison Central Six staff for strides made

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education officially acknowledged that Thomas A. Edison Middle School’s “focus school” status has been removed and was notified that the school had met all eligibility requirements as of June 30. New Jersey defines a focus school as having “the overall lowest subgroup performance, a graduation rate […]

SHU partners with nonprofit, SOMSD hopes to be next

SHU partners with nonprofit, SOMSD hopes to be next

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Seton Hall University announced a partnership with Today’s Students Tomorrow’s Teachers on Monday, Sept. 18, officially signing an agreement that will go into effect in August 2018 for the 2018-2019 school year. The nonprofit organization is a teacher mentoring program that launched 23 years ago to address the teacher diversity gap […]

Sodexo and school district help out local food pantry

Sodexo and school district help out local food pantry

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Sodexo, the food service provider for the West Orange School District, answered a call for help from the Holy Trinity-West Orange Food Pantry and provided several cases of food to be distributed to its members. Board of Education member Laura Lab saw a post on social media started by residents and […]

Local film club to explore work from female directors

Local film club to explore work from female directors

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — For both seasoned viewers of classic films and those who enjoy social commentary from unique sources, there is something for everyone in the newest film series focusing on female directors at “La Cinematheque Film Club,” hosted by South Orange filmmaker Gerard Amsellem at the South Orange Performing Arts Center and the […]

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