First Night wows residents with record number of activities

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ  — South Orange and Maplewood residents celebrate the New Year with various performers and vendors on Dec. 31 at the Woodland in Maplewood. The annual First Night funfest had returned for another successful year of uniting the community as the clock reaches midnight and a new year starts. — Photos Courtesy of Michael […]

First Night is back!

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange and Maplewood residents looking for a good time on New Year’s Eve need go no further than the local high school, as First Night Maplewood South Orange hosts its annual New Year’s Eve celebration at Columbia High School on Parker Avenue in Maplewood on Thursday, Dec. 31, from 4 to […]

Glen Ridge HS boys’ basketball team will host No. 16 seed Arts in first round of section tournament; Ridgers also win on Senior Night

Glen Ridge HS boys’ basketball team will host No. 16 seed Arts in first round of section tournament; Ridgers also win on Senior Night

GLEN RIDGE, NJ (updated Sunday Feb. 19, 5:42 p.m.) – The No. 1-seeded Glen Ridge High School boys’ varsity basketball team hopes to make a strong run in the postseason. The Ridgers, who had a stellar 18-5 record through Feb. 18,  will host No. 16 seed North Star Academy in the first round of the North […]

First Engineering Night at Watsessing School is a success

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A mother of two children attending Watsessing Elementary School, and the media specialist there, recently created the first Engineering Night at the school. The event was held Thursday, Feb. 11, in the gymnasium. It was planned to commemorate the Feb. 21 to 27 observance of National Engineering Week, which focuses scholastic attention on […]

Get ready for a crazy night with 10,000 Maniacs at SOPAC

Maniacs bring their special brand of sound to South Orange

Get ready for a crazy night with 10,000 Maniacs at SOPAC

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Popular alternative rock band 10,000 Maniacs will take the stage at the South Orange Performing Arts Center on Sunday, March 26, after celebrating 35 years in music last year. Such a milestone is a major achievement for any group, and the significance is certainly not lost on the Maniacs. After all, […]

Community School hosts International Night

Community School hosts International Night

NULTEY, NJ — Students of The Community School in Nutley and their families enjoyed their first “International Family Foods Night” on Friday, Feb. 10, in Fellowship Hall of St. Vincent Church, where the school is housed. Those in attendance were asked to bring prepared dishes representing their heritage. More than 90 children and their families […]

First Friends information meeting packs church

First Friends information meeting packs church

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Tuesday, Feb. 7, St. George’s Church in Maplewood held an informational meeting for prospective volunteers for First Friends, an organization that provides, according to their brochure, “dignity and compassion for immigrants” through visitation, advocacy, education and providing care to released detainees. The church was packed with people from different religions interested […]

WOAHO hosts First Thursday event

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange African Heritage Organization will host a First Thursday event on Feb. 2 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Essex House, 525 Northfield Ave. in West Orange. Join in for good food, good drinks and good conversation. For more information, contact the WOAHO hostess for the night: Patrecia West […]

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