BOT approves contract to reseed, fertilize playing fields

BOT approves contract to reseed, fertilize playing fields

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Board of Trustees unanimously approved at its Feb. 25 meeting a resolution approving a contract with Trugreen Commercial to reseed and fertilize the playing fields in South Orange and Maplewood, with the provision that weed-killing chemicals cannot be used on any South Orange fields. Trustee Howard Levison pulled […]

WOHS Dance performs ‘Diverse Voices’

WOHS Dance performs ‘Diverse Voices’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — For the second year, the West Orange High School dance program highlighted the talents of students in a variety of dance forms and styles at the “Diverse Voices” performance on Feb. 21. The dance program has grown into a full four-year program under the leadership of teacher Melissa Sande, and students […]

DiVincenzo presents 16th annual State of the County Address

DiVincenzo presents 16th annual State of the County Address

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented his 16th annual State of the County Address on Monday, Feb. 25, in the Essex County Donald M. Payne Sr. School of Technology in Newark. The multimedia presentation outlined county achievements and improvement projects completed in 2018, highlighted the services and programs offered by Essex […]

Tasting the world in West Orange

Tasting the world in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Rotary Club hosted its annual “Taste of the World,” its biggest fundraiser of the year, at Mayfair Farms on Monday, Feb. 25. For $50, residents sampled food from restaurants in and around West Orange. With a goal of raising $20,000, the Rotary puts funds raised toward scholarships for […]

HNA hosts Black History Month poetry reading

HNA hosts Black History Month poetry reading

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Hilton Neighborhood Association held its annual Black History Month reading at the DeHart Community Center on Feb. 21. Maplewood residents were invited to read poetry written by African-Americans. Members of the public took turns reading work aloud, discussing the writers and learning about the history of the poetry. Featured poets included: […]

Council votes to buy Rock Spring

Council votes to buy Rock Spring

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council at its Feb. 19 meeting voted in favor of the township purchasing the Rock Spring Golf Course, moving the town forward in the process of buying the course to preserve it as open space. The council voted on two resolutions and two ordinances on first reading. […]

TC discusses police matters at meeting

TC discusses police matters at meeting

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Township Committee considered several police matters at its Feb. 19 meeting, including potentially increasing the membership of the Community Board on Police by one person and lowering the age requirement of the youth member from 18 to 16. The committee also discussed the possibility of adding a member of the […]

SHU professors with Kessler consult on major motion picture

SHU professors with Kessler consult on major motion picture

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Seton Hall University professor Lauren Snowdon and adjunct faculty member Maggie McNiece, both of whom also work at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, were presented with the opportunity to work on “The Upside,” a major motion picture, after giving a tour of Kessler to the movie’s producers and actor Bryan Cranston. […]

The classical pianist who moonlights in a power pop band

The classical pianist who moonlights in a power pop band

NUTLEY, NJ — Alexa Majana’s passion for the piano is split between two differing genres – classical and pop – and somehow the lifelong Nutley resident has found a way to fully immerse herself in both disciplines. Majana’s passion for music blossomed when she began piano lessons at the Nutley School of Music on Kingston […]