Towns mourn loss of influential activist

Towns mourn loss of influential activist

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Maplewood and South Orange communities mourned the recent loss of Barbra “Babs” Casbar Siperstein, the Edison woman who crusaded for LGBT rights in New Jersey and nationally. Siperstein died of cancer at age 76 on Feb. 3, just two days after the “Babs Siperstein Law” went into effect; […]

SOPD addresses use of force in public meeting

Village, PD look for community volunteers to partner with them moving forward

SOPD addresses use of force in public meeting

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Many members of the South Orange community gathered at the Jan. 28 Board of Trustees meeting for a presentation from police Chief Kyle Kroll on the disheartening statistics about police use of force released in New Jersey Advance Media’s “Force Report” this winter. While the presentation, which was followed by a […]

Collum and Davis Ford to go head-to-head in May election

Davis Ford announces her intention to run for village pres.

Collum and Davis Ford to go head-to-head in May election

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange should be prepared for a contested election this May, when incumbent village President Sheena Collum will be vying with Trustee Deborah Davis Ford for the position of president. On Jan. 17, Davis Ford announced to a room full of supporters at Bunny’s in South Orange that, rather than run […]

SO considers student housing on Valley

Proposed building would house SHU undergrads, could relieve off-campus tensions elsewhere in town

SO considers student housing on Valley

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Board of Trustees heard a presentation about a possible student-housing building on Valley Street at its Dec. 10 meeting, after a two-year process that has seen the plan for the building change. No action was taken at the meeting, and Village President Sheena Collum said the governing body […]

SOMA commuters to receive added bus service at stations in new year

SOMA commuters to receive added bus service at stations in new year

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On Friday, Dec. 14, South Orange and Maplewood officials joined state Sen. Richard Codey, Assemblyman John McKeon and Assemblywoman Mila Jasey in a meeting with NJ Transit officials to discuss service improvements, timetables, communications, capacity and infrastructure, according to a Dec. 17 press release from the two towns. This […]

SO dedicates tennis courts to Kenneth Graham

SO dedicates tennis courts to Kenneth Graham

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On Saturday, Sept. 29, South Orange dedicated its new tennis courts to Kenneth Graham, a lifelong South Orange resident who coached tennis in the community for several decades. The event featured the unveiling of two new signs, as well as a tennis tournament. “It was through the words and written testimony […]

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