Area residents may be eligible for relief from remnants of Hurricane Ida

Area residents may be eligible for relief from remnants of Hurricane Ida

WEST ORANGE, NJ — New Jersey officials announced July 21 that funds may be available to help property owners mitigate damage caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida on Sept. 1, 2021. Area residents could potentially qualify for assistance by filling out a survey online.  The state has been awarded $228 million in Community Development […]

SOPAC cuts ribbon on renovated space, reopens main theater after flood damage

SOPAC cuts ribbon on renovated space, reopens main theater after flood damage

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — A week before the South Orange Performing Arts Center was set to reopen after a year-and-a-half–long COVID-19 closure, the weather had other plans. The remnants of Hurricane Ida swept through the Northeast in September 2021, flooding Essex County and leaving parts of buildings underwater. South Orange Avenue was under 7 feet […]

West Orange students organize rally to demand town climate action now

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange students will rally for rapid environmental action on Sunday, Feb. 13, at noon outside West Orange Town Hall, 66 Main St., with a rain/snow date of Feb. 20. Rockslides and flooding after Tropical Storm Ida permanently displaced 45 families living at the Ron Jolyn Apartments on 275 Northfield Ave. […]

Despite move to Montclair, Napoli Trattoria is still part of Nutley community

Despite move to Montclair, Napoli Trattoria is still part of Nutley community

NUTLEY / MONTCLAIR, NJ — After the third time Napoli Trattoria & Pizzeria in Nutley was flooded out, the restaurant had no choice but to relocate.  The Italian restaurant, owned by Amy and Phil Arito, was inundated with water when the remnants of Hurricane Ida blew through New Jersey in September, leaving the building untenable […]

SOPAC provides a dazzling 2021 gala at Drew University

SOPAC provides a dazzling 2021 gala at Drew University

MADISON, NJ — On Nov. 6, in-person and virtual guests raised crucial funds for the South Orange Performing Arts Center at its 2021 gala, held at Drew University in Madison.  Some of the most memorable parts of the evening were paying tribute to honoree Diana Hart and presenting the SOPAC Lifetime Achievement Award to Grammy-winning […]

New Jersey residents now have more time to apply for FEMA assistance

TRENTON, NJ — The deadline for New Jersey homeowners and renters to apply for FEMA individual assistance for damage and losses from the remnants of Hurricane Ida has been extended to Dec. 6. The extension provides more time for residents living in counties designated for individual assistance, including Bergen, Essex, Gloucester, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, […]

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