NJ committees approve pot legalization

State Senate, Assembly committees vote to send Marijuana Legalization Act to full Legislature vote

NJ committees approve pot legalization

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Monday, Nov. 26, the New Jersey Senate and Assembly majorities voted to move ahead with the Marijuana Legalization Act legislation, co-sponsored by Sen. Nicholas Scutari and state Senate President Stephen Sweeney, that would make marijuana use legal for adults age 21 and older. Scutari represents the 22nd Legislative District, which […]

Snowstorm wallops SO and Maplewood

Northern NJ grinds to a halt Nov. 15 as snow comes down

Snowstorm wallops SO and Maplewood

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The snowstorm on Thursday, Nov. 15, proved a lot more intense than had been anticipated. As a result, it caused havoc in northern New Jersey, as resources were overtaxed, commuters were trapped inside their cars for hours, and students were stranded at school or inside school buses. Essex County […]

JESPY ‘SHOUT OUT Awards’ recognize local businesses

JESPY ‘SHOUT OUT Awards’ recognize local businesses

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The best business is doing good business! With that sentiment in mind, JESPY House recently presented its first JESPY House “SHOUT OUT Awards.” Presented in mid-November, JESPY clients will give these awards to the 50 businesses or business owners in South Orange who they feel are most helpful and welcoming. “The […]

South Orange and Maplewood offer free rides to and from polls

South Orange and Maplewood offer free rides to and from polls

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The two towns of South Orange and Maplewood have announced that Black Crown Taxi will be providing free rides to residents to and from any polling location on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, by calling 862-224-2751. No questions will be asked to take advantage of this service. Polls are […]

South Orange launches Master Plan website

South Orange launches Master Plan website

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Master Plan is under way with the unveiling of a dedicated website meant to inform residents about the various elements of a plan, the leadership teams and volunteers who will be leading the charge, ways the community can participate through surveys and events, and the timeline to completion. […]

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 […]

Root, root, root for the home team Villagers

South Orange team takes on Flemington Neshanock at Cameron Field using baseball rules from the 1860s

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 […]

Collum signs closing docs for Village Hall sale

Collum signs closing docs for Village Hall sale

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On Sept. 20, Village President Sheena Collum, flanked by municipal attorney Clyde Otis and Village Clerk/Notary Kevin Harris, signed all closing documents for the sale of Village Hall to Landmark Hospitality to be turned into a restaurant. “I have been waiting for this day to come for so long that it’s […]

‘Savor the Arts’ with SOPAC

‘Savor the Arts’ with SOPAC

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Nothing brings people together like an evening of tantalizing food and drink, in this case accompanied by music and a celebrity chef slam! On Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 6 to 9 p.m., South Orange Performing Arts Center hosts “Savor the Arts – An Evening of Culinary Adventure in the Loft.” Two […]