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SOPAC Is So Back!

South Orange, NJ - There were lots of smiles in South Orange Wednesday when the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC), Cinema Lab, the township of South Orange Village and South Orange Downtown celebrated...

Big Changes at West Orange’s Essex Green and The Buzz About Former KMart Site

West Orange, NJ - If you haven't been to Essex Green in West Orange recently, there's a lot of change and construction at the shopping center built back in the 1950s. A Five Guys...

Two Arrested for Eagle Rock Reservation Murder

West Orange, NJ – Two men have been arrested and charged with the murder of Kelsey Steels, 31, of the Bronx who was found dead from a gunshot wound at Eagle Rock Reservation. Michael Verdel,...

First Ever “We Love Eagle Rock Reservation” Earth Day Program Happening Saturday!

Gather with family and friends and colleagues again in the great outdoors to do something good for Mother Earth! Join the League of Women Voters for its 1st “We Love Eagle Rock Reservation” program, @...

West Orange Man Arrested After Detectives Find Four Guns including Assault Rifle

West Orange – Following the execution of an emergent search warrant yesterday at the residence of a suspect originally wanted for eluding police and criminal mischief, Essex County sheriff’s detectives recovered handguns, extended high...

West Orange High School Advanced Placement Student Artists Exhibit at the West Orange Art...

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Through an exciting partnership with the Visual and Performing Arts Program at West Orange High School (WOHS), the West Orange Arts Center’s (WOAC) latest show features rising stars of our...

Thousands of Rare Edison Disc Phonograph Recordings Released Online

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Thomas Edison National Historical Park (TENHP) announces the release of 2,400 historic Edison disc sound recordings, digitized and made available online in cooperation with the University of California, Santa Barbara...

Kekoa Foods Bounces Back Post-Covid with New Amazon Sales

2020 was a rough year for many small businesses, Kekoa Foods included. West Orange dads Daniel Auld and David Fullner launched the organic baby food company with a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2018 and...

Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Declines to Bring Criminal Charges in Maplewood Hijab Removal Case

Citing insufficient evidence, the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office announced Wednesday that it would not bring criminal charges in the case involving a Maplewood elementary school teacher removing a hijab from the head of a...

Essex County Commissioners Condemn Anti-Semitic Vandalism In West Orange

The Essex County Board of County Commissioners released a statement Wednesday condemning the anti-Semitic vandalism recently observed and removed from the sidewalk outside of B'nai Shalom Temple in West Orange: Hateful attacks of this...

SOPAC Gala 2021 Recap: A Dazzling Night at Drew University

In-person and virtual guests raised crucial funds for the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) by participating in the SOPAC Gala on November 6, 2021. SOPAC’s supportive community attended this soiree at Drew University...

Reward Of Up To $20,000 Offered For Info on Maplewood Murder Cold Case

Newark, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced Wednesday that Sheriff Armando Fontoura’s Crime Stoppers Program is offering a reward of up to $20,000 for information leading to the...

Baristanet Profile: Michelle Bradley

Name: Michelle Bradley   Where do you live? West Orange, the Gregory Section  When did you move there? We moved here in 2015. Before that we were in Maplewood, and before that the Lower East Side.   Where did you...

Arrest Made in Maplewood Homicide

Maplewood, N.J. - Yohan Hernandez, 20, of Newark has been arrested and charged with the murder of Moussa Fofana, 18, of Maplewood, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Maplewood Police Chief...

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