River Day cleanup returns to South Orange for 10th year on May 2

River Day cleanup returns to South Orange for 10th year on May 2

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Green Team and Environmental Commission could not bear to spend another year out of the Rahway River. Like so many events, the annual community gathering to clean up South Orange’s section of the Rahway River — while celebrating environmental awareness and the watershed with music, art, fun and […]

South Orange to reimagine policing in Essex County pilot program

South Orange to reimagine policing in Essex County pilot program

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange has announced the launch of “Community Care & Justice.” Initiated by Village President Sheena Collum, Community Care & Justice is a collaboration between the South Orange community, Seton Hall University and Essex County. The program, announced in a special town hall meeting on March 7 that sought input from […]

Sustainable Essex Alliance to enter second round of program

Sustainable Essex Alliance to enter second round of program

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Sustainable Essex Alliance will enter the second round of the Sustainable Energy Aggregation program in April, offering an alternative power company from PSE&G to the seven towns that combine to make up the alliance: Glen Ridge, Glen Rock, Livingston, Maplewood, Montclair, South Orange and Verona. Livingston and Glen Rock were […]

Essex County commissioners celebrate African American Heritage Month

Essex County commissioners celebrate African American Heritage Month

NEWARK, NJ — On Feb. 17, the Essex County Board of County Commissioners virtually held its 2021 African American Heritage Month celebration via Zoom. The ceremony commemorated the heritage, culture, resilience and spirit of the African American community, and acknowledged the contributions of Essex County’s African American residents.  Commissioner President Wayne Richardson began the program […]

Taylor presents on inequity in South Orange–Maplewood School District

Taylor presents on inequity in South Orange–Maplewood School District

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange–Maplewood Superintendent of Schools Ronald Taylor attended the South Orange board of trustees meeting on Sept. 29, giving the trustees a presentation on equity in the school district, as was requested by trustee Donna Coallier. During the presentation, Taylor shared statistics on equity in high school AP classes and outlined […]

Two towns approve automatic mutual-aid agreement for fire depts.

Two towns approve automatic mutual-aid agreement for fire depts.

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange Board of Trustees and the Maplewood Township Committee both approved moving forward with an automatic mutual-aid agreement, which will mean that the South Orange Fire Department and Maplewood Fire Department will begin training and responding to emergency calls together. Elected officials from both towns said the […]

Davis Ford, Morgan join BPW board of trustees

Davis Ford, Morgan join BPW board of trustees

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Black Parents Workshop has announced two new members to its board of trustees: former South Orange Village Trustee Deborah Davis Ford and former interim Columbia High School Principal Kalisha Morgan.  “With the addition of Ms. Davis Ford and Dr. Morgan to our board of trustees, we continue to anchor the work […]

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