TSTI students celebrate 2017 Hebrew High graduation

TSTI students celebrate 2017 Hebrew High graduation

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The 12th-grade class members at Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel celebrated the completion of their Hebrew High program at a student-led service on Friday, May 5. Twenty students from South Orange and surrounding towns graduated this year. The Reform synagogue’s Hebrew High program incorporates many different aspects of Jewish learning; students explore issues […]

Columbia’s school newspaper wins first place for third consecutive year

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Columbian, Columbia High School’s student-run newspaper, has earned the first-place award for the third consecutive year in an annual competition held by the American Scholastic Press Association. The national competition is open to student-run newspapers from across the country. Entries are critiqued on journalistic content, journalistic decision-making, visual layout and design, […]

Seton Hall University graduates largest baccalaureate class in school’s history

Seton Hall University graduates largest baccalaureate class in school’s history

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Seton Hall University celebrated its 160th baccalaureate commencement at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel on May 15. Seton Hall graduated 1,465 undergraduate students, making the Class of 2017 the largest in the university’s history. In addition, 1,116 graduate students received master’s and doctorate degrees, making the total graduates for this […]

CCR ‘Conversations’ tackles privilege

Community discusses race and privilege to raise awareness in order to address racial inequities

CCR ‘Conversations’ tackles privilege

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Led by a racially and professionally diverse set of panelists, the South Orange-Maplewood Community Coalition on Race led a critical community discussion centered around the topic of privilege, and then invited attendees to come up with their own responses and solutions at a May 10 event at The Woodland in Maplewood. In […]

Summersgill, Lembrich butt heads over township policy

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Township Committee candidate Mike Summersgill believes his recent removal from the Maplewood Pool Advisory Committee directly relates to his run for office, a claim contradictory to the Township Committee’s stated reason. Prior to voting 4-0 for Summersgill’s removal from the pool committee at its May 2 meeting, the Township Committee stressed […]

CHS students present ‘Verve’

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Columbia High School Art 4 and AP Studio Art classes from this past school year will present their work in an exhibition, “Verve,” at the CHS Domareki Gallery, 17 Parker Ave. in Maplewood. The exhibit will run from June 3 to 16 and will also be a part of the South […]

‘Stroke is a Serious Matter’

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — A part of Stroke Awareness Month, the Rho Gamma Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority will present “Stroke is a Serious Matter” on Thursday, May 25, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the South Orange Public Library, 65 Scotland Road in South Orange. In this presentation, Dr. Ana Arias will […]

Get ready for a middle school dance June 10

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood and South Orange are full of opportunities to engage and enhance children’s lives — sports, art and music opportunities abound. However, most of these activities are either solitary or competitive; many are focused on younger children and they are often are segregated by gender. As children get older […]