Seton Hall makes the Elite Eight — in academics

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — According to Inside Higher Ed, if the March Madness of college basketball was based on academic performance, the Seton Hall University men’s team would finish in the “Elite Eight.” Seton Hall returns to the actual NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament this year for the second time in a row, the first back-to-back […]

SOPL Friends announces large donation

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Tonia Moore, president of Friends of the South Orange Library, recently announced a major donation to the library. “Because of the generous participation of the community in our fundraising events throughout the year, the Friends of the SOPL are able to donate $10,000 to the adult and children’s book collections,” Moore said […]

Students learn ‘The Art of Making Books’

Students learn ‘The Art of Making Books’

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Fourth-grade students at Tuscan School participated in a workshop, “The Art of Making Books,” on March 7 and 9. Tuscan School library media specialist Amy B. Popp was awarded an Achieve grant this past December for this event. Per the grant, fourth-grade students were instructed by personnel from the Museum of Early […]

SOMA Action to host panel discussion

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — SOMA Action invites residents of Maplewood, South Orange and surrounding communities to attend “From Town Hall to the Halls of Congress: Effective Advocacy in the Trump Era” on Wednesday, March 29, at 7:30 p.m. at Morrow Memorial Church, 600 Ridgewood Ave. in Maplewood. The panel, moderated by Lisa Davis, will include South […]

TSTI hosts free adult education classes

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange invites area residents to the following adult education classes, which are free and open to the public: The TSTI clergy and congregants will gather to share “Tips for Planning a Memorable Seder” on Thursday, March 23, at 7 p.m. While there are many ideas on […]

CHS art students raise money for trip to Spain

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Students at Columbia High School taking a college-level course in art history have been offered the opportunity to continue their art immersion with a summer study-abroad trip to Spain. On Saturday, March 25, and Sunday, March 26, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day, they will host a giant rummage sale […]

TSTI to screen ‘Zero Motivation’

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange, will hold a film screening of “Zero Motivation,” an Israeli comedy about women who serve in a remote army base in the desert, on Saturday, March 25, at 7 p.m. There will be a discussion about the movie facilitated by Eric Goldman, a scholar on […]

Maplewood Green Team and SOSMD focus on overheating issues in classrooms

Maplewood Green Team and SOSMD focus on overheating issues in classrooms

MAPLEWOOD, NJ —  The South Orange-Maplewood School District and the Maplewood Green Team are working together on a multi-year action plan to address overheating issues in the schools. Because the school buildings are almost a century old, this project is a cost-effective way to achieve greater classroom comfort as well as energy savings. “If you […]

Racism and insensitivity in our schools

Threats to lynch black people, swastikas, slave auction posters appear in SOMSD buildings

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — It has been a rough couple of weeks for the South Orange-Maplewood School District in regard to tolerance and cultural competency. Last week, South Orange Middle School reported two incidents of racist graffiti scrawled in bathrooms. The first incident, using the N-word, said that “Naughty (blacks) Get Lynched”; while […]