MMS students join the Spartan Tribe

MMS students join the Spartan Tribe

VERNON, NJ — Thirty-eight Maplewood Middle School students tested their mettle on Oct. 22 at the 2-mile Spartan Race at Mountain Creek in Vernon. The students were led by head coach Ray Mantes of MMS’ YouthNet “MMS Fitness” after-school enrichment club. The club is co-led by assistant coaches Mike Berezny and Jamie Felder. Mantes, Berezny […]

Life Christian Church celebrates 25 years

Life Christian Church celebrates 25 years

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Life Christian Church celebrated its 25th pastoral anniversary at a gala event, “Celebrating 25 Years of God-Inspired Dreams,” on Friday, Oct. 21, at the church building at 747 Northfield Ave. Photos Courtesy of Becky Scholten

HPC and Prism kerfuffle the result of a simple mistake

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Historic Preservation Commission, Prism Capital Partners and the township administration are now on the same page after representatives from all the groups met Oct. 21 to sort out confusion as to whether Prism is using the correct plans for its Edison Village project. According to Mayor Robert Parisi, […]

Candidates tackle equity, teacher support

Five candidates vying for three open seats on the SOMA Board of Education debate the issues

Candidates tackle equity, teacher support

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Though the South Orange-Maplewood School District’s access and equity policy has been in effect for only about one month, the five candidates running for the three open seats on the Board of Education had a lot to say about its implementation during the Hilton Neighborhood Association’s Oct. 20 forum at DeHart Community […]

TC candidates tackle taxes, development

The 6 candidates running for 3 seats on the Town Council debate the issues at Oct. 19 forum

TC candidates tackle taxes, development

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The six candidates running for the three open seats on the Township Council each spoke about the importance of attracting businesses to West Orange during the Pleasant Valley Way Civic Association’s Oct. 19 forum at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, though each had different ideas about doing so. Incumbents Jerry Guarino and […]

Mountain Top League receives grant

Mountain Top League receives grant

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Mountain Top League was awarded a $1,000 grant on Oct. 13 by Wells Fargo Foundation to support the organization’s mission of providing recreational programs for children of all levels in baseball, softball, basketball, soccer and hockey. The Mountain Top League is a volunteer organization that has served the children of […]

Belleville deputy mayor honored by Freeholders

Belleville deputy mayor honored by Freeholders

NEWARK, NJ — Belleville Deputy Mayor Vincent Cozzarelli was honored by the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders during its Italian Heritage Month celebration at the Hall of Records on Oct. 5. Cedar Grove Deputy Mayor Michael Maffucci, Essex County administrator Ralph Ciallella and former West Orange Deputy Mayor Michael Fabiano were also honored. Freeholder […]