Baird Community Center to close for renovation

Baird Community Center to close for renovation

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Baird Community Center will close at the end of the business day on Oct. 10 in preparation for a major renovation of the building. The offices of the Department of Recreation & Cultural Affairs and the South Orange Parking Authority, currently located in the Baird, will be relocating. Both offices […]

Essex County receives many grants for the arts

Essex County receives many grants for the arts

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey State Council on the Arts recently awarded more than $15.7 million in grant funding to support 700 arts organizations, projects and artists throughout the state. “It is an honor to lead a department that invests in the people of New Jersey in such diverse and meaningful ways,” Secretary of […]

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 […]

Coat and toy drive in South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The village is holding its first coat and toy drive through Dec. 7. Donate gently worn, clean coats and new, unwrapped toys at any of the following locations: the village clerk’s office at 76 South Orange Ave., Suite 302; South Orange Recreation & Cultural Affairs office at 5 Mead St.; or […]

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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