West Orange Chronicle – November 2017

11-30: Town discusses Essex Green designation

11-30: Redwood remembers Perry, beloved music teacher

11-30: GOA students join ‘Names, Not Numbers’ Holocaust project

11-22: Vecchio is sworn in as new fire chief

11-22: WO library hosts workshop on area’s first residents

11-16: West Orange opens skate park at Jenkins

11-16: Veterans Day ceremony highlights courage, selflessness

11-16: WOSD scores perfectly in 4 of 5 NJQSAC sections

11-9: JCC celebrates 140 years in community, 50 in West Orange

11-9: Reading Buddies grows, benefits students and seniors

11-9: Celebrating 25 years, Luna Stage presents ‘Paradise’

11-9: WO teen arrested in stabbing of other WO teen in Montclair

11-2: Teens sound off on issues of race, free spech on panel

11-2: Two candidates vie for single BOE seat

11-2: Town seeks Luddington input, has no plans to change


News-Record of Maplewood and South Orange – November 2017

11-30: District reviews QSAC scores with BOE

11-22: Seton Hall U. hosts panel on student homelessness

11-22: BPW to file lawsuit against school district over racial disparities

11-9: Reading Buddies grows, benefits students and seniors

11-9: CHS to address censorship, segregation in ‘Alabama Story’

11-2: Eight candidates compete for 3 open seats on Board of Ed

11-2: Three run for two open seats on Township Committee

11-2: Four artists form colorful show at village’s Pierro Gallery

West Orange Chronicle – October 2017

10-26: Gogerty to head special services in WOSD

10-26: JCC to honor two town residents as ‘Women of Valor’

10-26: Just 1 week left to take WO senior survey

10-19: West Orange struggles to save ash trees

10-19: Year-to-year PARCC scores show change

10-12: Luddington now a one-way road

10-12: Astronaut kicks off tour at Words event in W. Orange

10-12: Municipal ID ordinance passes 4-1

10-5: Golfers remember ‘Lefty’ Boland in WO

10-5: West Orange reaches out to city with same name in Texas

10-5: Council approves Phase II for Prism redevelopment project

News-Record of Maplewood and South Orange – October 2017

10-26: BOE candidates introduce themselves at HNA forum

10-26: Teal Pumpkin Project comes to Maplewood for Halloween

10-19: Fowlin entertains, teaches at CHS

10-12: Astronaut kicks off tour at Words event in W. Orange

10-12: HarvestFest draws enthusiastic crowd to Maplecrest Park

10-5: South Orange celebrates being NJ’s ‘hottest town’

10-5: Maplewood TC candidates debate issues at HNA forum

West Orange Chronicle – September 2017

9-28: Flag raising celebrates town’s diversity

9-28: Council eliminates alternate side parking on Franklin

9-21: Abbott says 5th capt. will bring positive change to PD

9-21: 800 come together to ‘STOP for Nikhil’

9-21: BOE lauds Edison Central Six staff for strides made

9-21: Friends to hold its second book sale this coming weekend

9-14: West Orange singer to help teach master class in NYC

9-14: Jazz and Brew Fest boasts impressive lineup for Sept. 16

9-14: 16 years later, Essex still remembers

9-7: Sixth jitney route serving more of town launches

9-7: Unity Rally draws crowd on Labor Day

9-7: Help West Orange break the silence on ovarian cancer

9-7: Local businessman holds fundraiser for W.O. family

News-Record of Maplewood and South Orange – September 2017

9-28: ‘Cut Loose’ and let your hair down at the Pierro Gallery

9-28: Village greets newcomers, shows what makes SO great

9-21: Oysterfest draws 2,000 to The Woodland

9-21: SHU partners with nonprofit, SOMSD hopes to be next

9-14: CHSSF works to keep sending SOMA students to college

9-14: 16 years later, Essex still remembers

9-7: Ficarra ready to roll up sleeves, get to work in district

West Orange Chronicle – July/August 2017

8-31: With scams on the rise, know the signs and stay secure

8-31: PAL raises $8,000 at 23rd golf fundraiser

8-31: Salimbeno to helm new pre-school named for colleague

8-24: WO community gathers for candlelit vigil

8-24: 27-year resident becomes new WO municipal judge

8-24: Local team’s documentary to be aired on PBS on Aug. 31

8-17: Marching Mountaineers prep for season

8-17: Shillelagh Club removes damaged trees, neighbors upset

8-10: Arts Council to celebrate Latin, Hispanic culture

8-10: Tweens learn to speak in public at program in WOPL

8-3: W.O. rocks in several ways this summer

8-3: NJAI has summer fun planned for the OSPAC stage

8-3: Drug prevention training for police expands to New Jersey

7-27: For 4th year, Tamil community gathers in West Orange

7-27: WO Council votes 4-1 to build skate park 


News-Record of Maplewood and South Orange – August 2017

8-31: With scams on the rise, know the signs and stay secure

8-31: BOE introduces new MS social studies curriculum

8-24: CHS marching band rises ‘From the Ashes’ in new routine

8-24: Local team’s documentary to be aired on PBS on Aug. 31

8-17: Maplewood Farmers Market remains township fixture

8-10: New task force takes on local business codes in village

8-10: SO raises large flag in solidarity with trans community

8-3: Classic card expands from South Orange into Maplewood

8-3: Drug prevention training for police expands to New Jersey

Music in Transit – JRNL 41 Photo Essay

Grand Central Station wasn’t left without a subway performer over the weekend as Gimagua, a brother duo, brought their flamenco guitars to the Times Square shuttle line.


The ACE subway stop in Penn Station was full of music courtesy of Guitar Ron on Friday. “Have a good weekend, New York!” he yelled as commuters ran to catch the subway.


At one end of Penn Station’s main hallway near the 123 subway, violinist Susan Keser serenaded riders of the Long Island Rail Road. “You’ll know this if you like ‘Game of Thrones,’” she said before launching into the theme song.


The popularity of Susan Keser is evident as a woman drops a dollar in her container near the 123 subway entrance in Penn Station.


A member of the MTA Music Under New York band Raicesgroup alternates between different types of wooden flutes at the 40th Street and 8th Avenue subway station near Times Square.


One of the brothers in Gimagua’s hand flies across his guitar during a subway performance on Friday afternoon.


“You have to pay to go to the Met,” a dancing bystander said while flamenco guitarists Gimagua performed in Grand Central Station. “These guys are free!”