Parisi presents proclamation for Assisted Living Week

Parisi presents proclamation for Assisted Living Week

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The week of Sept. 8 to 14 is National Assisted Living Week and was recognized locally by West Orange Mayor Robert Parisi. He visited the Brookdale Senior Living Center on Prospect Avenue on Sept. 11 to present Executive Director Joseph Brandspiegel with a proclamation declaring it Assisted Living Week in West […]

Free Senior Wellness Day in Essex County

Free Senior Wellness Day in Essex County

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County senior citizens are invited to attend the 14th annual Essex County Senior Wellness Day, a free event to be held Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the South Mountain Recreation Complex, 560 Northfield Ave. in West Orange. “We are planning a fun-filled day of activities […]

County recognizes 27 senior citizens for their artistic talent

County recognizes 27 senior citizens for their artistic talent

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Sept. 12 in the Robert O’Toole Community Center in Cedar Grove, 27 area artists received awards in the annual Essex County Senior Citizens Juried Art Show. “I congratulate the winners and all the artists who participated in this year’s Senior Art Show. The talent displayed by our senior artists is […]

Get walking with SOMA on the Move

Get walking with SOMA on the Move

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — SOMA on the Move, a new initiative of SOMA Two Towns for All Ages, will have its debut walk on Friday, Sept. 13, at 10 a.m. The walk, featuring the South Orange Village Art Trail, will start and finish in the Baird parking lot, 5 Mead St. in South Orange. Ken […]

Senior Garden Club members eat the fruit of their labors

Senior Garden Club members eat the fruit of their labors

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Members of the Senior Garden Club gather for lunch at the Toby Katz Center at Degnan Park for the first Harvest Garden Festival Luncheon on Aug. 13. In addition to other food, attendees supped on vegetables and herbs grown on the premises in the community garden under the guidance of Rutgers […]

WOPL redevelopment plan OK’ed

Town Council votes 4-1 to approve plan, make Alpert the site’s redeveloper

WOPL redevelopment plan OK’ed

WEST ORANGE, NJ — At its July 16 meeting, the West Orange Township Council approved an ordinance on second reading that adopts a redevelopment plan for the West Orange Public Library, in addition to approving a resolution appointing Joe Alpert, of the Alpert Group, the redeveloper of the library site. Both the resolution and the […]

Gov., AG to lead SALT lawsuit

Collum discusses taxes, then introduces Murphy at South Orange firehouse

Gov., AG to lead SALT lawsuit

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy and Attorney Gen. Gurbir S. Grewal announced at a July 17 press conference at the South Orange Fire Department that New Jersey has filed a federal lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Treasury Department, in an attempt to protect state taxpayers from what the Murphy […]

Calling all athletes for the NJ Senior Olympics

Calling all athletes for the NJ Senior Olympics

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — SOMA Two Towns for All Ages reminds area seniors that the New Jersey Senior Olympics are fast approaching. Woodbridge Township will be hosting the games on Sept. 6, 7 and 8. The games include competitions in 23 sports by age divisions, starting at age 50.  Games include: archery, three-on-three […]

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