Black parents advocacy group launches new website

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood Black Parents Workshop has launched a new website — — as part of its continuing efforts to advocate for equity in the South Orange-Maplewood School District. The organization was launched in 2014 as an effort to address a perceived two-decade failure of the SOMSD to address a racial […]

Religious school parents at TSTI pound it out for charity

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Linda and Rudy Slucker Religious School at Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange recently sponsored a pound fit class to benefit Girls Helping Girls. Period., which distributes feminine hygiene products to girls and women in need. Approximately two dozen women, whose children attend the religious school or are synagogue members, […]

SOMADEMS to host Murphy, Brennan at candidates forum

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — SOMADEMS will host Democratic gubernatorial candidates Phil Murphy and Bill Brennan at the group’s third “Meet the Governor” candidates forum on Tuesday, April 25, from 7 to 10 p.m. at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood. RSVP to “We are pleased to welcome New Jersey’s Democratic candidates to the Maplewood […]

SHU ‘farmers and cowmen’ to be friends on SOPAC stage

‘Cain’t say no’ to seeing ‘Oklahoma!’ this weekend

SHU ‘farmers and cowmen’ to be friends on SOPAC stage

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — “Oklahoma!” is undoubtedly one of the most significant plays in the history of American theater. The Rodgers and Hammerstein classic — the duo’s debut collaboration — was among the first productions to incorporate song and dance into a coherent story when it opened on Broadway in 1943. Since then the show […]

Encore screening of ‘Screenagers’

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Join your neighbors for an encore community screening of “Screenagers” on Thursday, April 20, at 7 p.m. at South Orange Middle School, 70 N. Ridgewood Road in South Orange. This event is sponsored by the SOMA School Library Friends and The Parenting Center, and funded by the Friends of the South […]

Seton Hall plans for the 24th Evening of Roses

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Father Lawrence E. Frizzell, will be honored for a lifetime of work and scholarship, receiving the first ever Sister Rose Thering Fund Award in Jewish-Christian Understanding on Sunday, May 7, at the 24th annual Evening of Roses fundraiser at Seton Hall University. Frizzell is director and associate professor of the Jewish-Christian […]

Maplewood’s annual spring egg hunt draws huge crowd

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — After a weather-related postponement, Maplewood held its annual spring egg hunt on Saturday, April 8, at noon. Ten thousand eggs awaited hundreds of anxious children who scooped them up in less than two minutes. The event featured spring sports demonstrations as children got a chance to kick goals and warm up. Spring […]