South Orange lays out plans for co-retail space at Taylor Vose

South Orange lays out plans for co-retail space at Taylor Vose

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — At its July 25 meeting, the South Orange Board of Trustees heard a presentation from Deborah Engel, a creator of the General Store Cooperative in Maplewood, about the proposed co-retail space for the Taylor Vose redevelopment project, which includes a five-story, mixed-use building that will bring 110 units of housing, approximately […]

Bloomfield schools to see upgrades to buildings

Bloomfield schools to see upgrades to buildings

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Improvements to Bloomfield school buildings are underway this summer with some changes providing significant environmental benefits. Most work will be finished by September or during the upcoming school year; other projects are more extensive and will take longer. Some projects are being funded by the district’s budget and capital reserve, while others […]

Fun in the sun and pool in Glen Ridge

Fun in the sun and pool in Glen Ridge

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — According to Glen Ridge Community Pool manager Bob Silvera, with the pool currently having no COVID-19 restrictions, pool membership has seen a significant increase this summer. Nonetheless, he said daily attendance has not been overly crowded. But he anticipates a large crowd tonight, Aug. 4, for the borough’s National Night Out […]

Local nonprofit awards book scholarships to area students

Local nonprofit awards book scholarships to area students

UNION, NJ — David’s Shoes, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing gun violence within black communities and redirecting young lives, held its 13th annual book scholarship luncheon on Saturday, July 23, at the Galloping Hill Caterers in Union. Nine local young men, either already in college or college bound, received $750 each, which the nonprofit […]

Glen Ridge School District works to get schools ready for September

Glen Ridge School District works to get schools ready for September

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — In preparation for another academic year, maintenance and renovation projects are underway at Glen Ridge district schools, according to Superintendent of Schools Dirk Phillips and district buildings and grounds supervisor John Baumann.  At Central School, which serves students from preschool through second grade, the district plans by September to have constructed […]

‘Seussical’ makes its debut at Bloomfield HS for a good cause: helping Nutley boy

‘Seussical’ makes its debut at Bloomfield HS for a good cause: helping Nutley boy

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The venerable Talent Time Players will present “Seussical,” beginning next week, for its annual theatrical performance at Bloomfield High School, to benefit a local boy requiring medical assistance. According to Victoria Alameda, the president of the Charles Seller Foundation, which oversees the Players, the beneficiary is 9-year-old Chase McGee, of Nutley. Chase […]

West Orange library displays art from one of its own

West Orange library displays art from one of its own

WEST ORANGE, NJ — At several points throughout the year, the West Orange Public Library will adorn its exhibit space with work from local and nonlocal artists. The selection process favors pieces that fit with the library’s values and themes.  This month, the library, located at 46 Mount Pleasant Ave., did not have to look […]

Cruise Night continues to delight Bloomfield

Cruise Night continues to delight Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Sponsored by the Bloomfield Center Alliance, the popular Cruise Night will continue to attract local classic car enthusiasts to Bloomfield Avenue and Broad Street for one last evening this summer, Wednesday, July 27, from 6 to 9 p.m. So come out and hear some ’50s music, dance if you like, and talk […]