Playing fields direly need repair

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The playing fields in both South Orange and Maplewood have fallen into disrepair over the years due to overuse and weather, and the two towns, along with the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education, are currently in the midst of a process to restore the fields to better playing conditions […]

Root, root, root for the home team Villagers

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Villagers certainly didn’t let the fear of striking out hold them back on Saturday, Sept. 15, as the team faced the Flemington Neshanock at historic Cameron Field in a 19th-century baseball game, played with the sport’s rules from 1864. The afternoon was part game, part exhibition and part […]

Two Towns Triathlon a big success

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Two Towns Triathlon for Kids took place Saturday, Sept. 8. Children ages 7 through 14 participated in a route that included a swim in the South Orange pool, a bike ride through Meadowland Park and the West Montrose neighborhood, and a run around the Duck Pond. The route distances were […]

Celebrating MLK Day with the CCR

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood Community Coalition on Race presents its 17th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Observance & Fair on Monday, Jan. 15. This event is free and open to the public. At 2 p.m., the observance will be held in the Columbia High School Auditorium, 17 Parker Ave. in Maplewood. Hundreds […]

Village gathers for National Night Out

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange community gathered in Meadowland Park on Aug. 1 for National Night Out, an event meant to increase the public’s understanding of services provided by emergency responders and meant to strengthen the bond between responders and residents. Photos Courtesy of Sheena Collum

Meadowland Park tennis court reconstruction to begin April 24

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Reconstruction of the tennis courts in Meadowland Park is scheduled to begin on or about April 24, according to a recent press release from the village. The complex, which holds eight tennis courts, was constructed in 1978 and is located adjacent to the Baird on Mead Street. The courts will be […]