Essex County Parks Dept. wins two awards

Essex County Parks Dept. wins two awards

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs was presented with two awards of excellence at the annual New Jersey Recreation and Parks Association convention held in Atlantic City on Feb. 26. The awards went to Grover Cleveland Park Playground in Caldwell/Essex Fells and Turtle Back Zoo’s African Adventure […]

District jazz concert swings at West Orange High School

District jazz concert swings at West Orange High School

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual district jazz concert, held Feb. 26 at West Orange High School, showcased the talents of music students excelling in jazz from grades six through 12. The Edison Knights, Roosevelt Roughriders and Liberty Lion jazz bands performed several numbers with student solos highlighted throughout. Sixth-grade guitarist Jack Kimmel stunned the […]

Kelly International Day picnics around the world

Kelly International Day picnics around the world

WEST ORANGE, NJ — It was a beautiful day to picnic around the world, and Kelly Elementary School fifth-graders did just that at their annual International Day celebration on Feb. 22. Under the direction of music teacher Deborah Rees, the Fifth Grade Choir performed songs in multi-part harmonies that represented countries like Israel, Ghana, Cuba, […]

Villagers share vision for S. Orange

Room packed at Master Plan session as residents give feedback, ideas

Villagers share vision for S. Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Master Plan Management Committee held a townwide listening session at the Loft in the South Orange Performing Arts Center on Feb. 27, as it continues to solicit feedback from the community during the visioning phase of creating the Master Plan. An initial townwide listening session was scheduled for Feb. 12, […]

W. Orange men receive rec awards

Township honors men who have kept youth sports running for decades

W. Orange men receive rec awards

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Three contributors to local sports programs were honored at the Toby Katz Center on March 2. Mike Loreto, Brad Palent and Mike Shannon have all served as players, coaches and leaders, and were recognized for their work with the West Orange Police Athletic League, the Mountain Top League and with the […]

Parisi details some town ideas for Rock Spring

Parisi details some town ideas for Rock Spring

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mayor Robert Parisi held a community meeting at the Rock Spring Country Club on Feb. 27 to answer questions about an ordinance for the township to potentially purchase the property, which passed on first reading at the Feb. 19 West Orange Township Council meeting. Parisi described the financial impact the purchase […]

Achieve’s ‘Nights of 100 Dinners’ returns

Achieve’s ‘Nights of 100 Dinners’ returns

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Dinner parties will be happening all around Maplewood and South Orange throughout the month of March as part of Achieve Foundation’s “Nights of 100 Dinners” fundraiser, raising money for the South Orange-Maplewood School District. Volunteer hosts throw parties and, instead of bringing a host a gift or dessert, guests […]

Exhibit depicts changes in Glen Ridge homes

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge Historical Society has extended, but only until this coming Saturday, March 9, a photography exhibit of lost buildings and their current replacements. The name of the show is “Glen Ridge Then and Now: Fire — Fashion — Finance” and it explores the changes to borough homes. The changes […]

Moore unveils plan for traffic safety at WOHS

Moore unveils plan for traffic safety at WOHS

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School Principal Hayden Moore presented a plan to change the traffic patterns around the school, making morning drop-off safer for students, staff and parents at the Feb. 25 West Orange Board of Education meeting. Moore and the high school administration worked with the West Orange Police Department to […]