Young artists from CHS show their work in SOPAC gallery

In just 5 years, exhibit has grown to 900 submissions

Young artists from CHS show their work in SOPAC gallery

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The second and third floors of the South Orange Performing Arts Center are decorated with the artwork of students from 17 Essex County high schools as part of the “Inspired Minds Young Artist Exhibition.” The 66 works of art were unveiled at an opening reception at SOPAC on May 17, and […]

District unveils plan for buildings, grades

In addition to renovating and upgrading facilities, SOMSD hopes to redistribute 5th through 8th

District unveils plan for buildings, grades

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Acting Superintendent Thomas Ficarra unveiled the South Orange-Maplewood School District’s long-range facilities and integration plan at the Board of Education’s May 14 meeting. In his presentation, Ficarra introduced a plan to renovate and upgrade the district’s school buildings while better integrating the schools by redrawing district lines. The plan […]

WOCC honors top community members

West Orange educator, police officers, firefighters and business of the year named at annual dinner

WOCC honors top community members

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Community Awards Dinner at the Wilshire Grand Hotel on May 9, honoring the hotel as the Business of the Year in addition to handing out awards for Educator of the Year, Police Officers of the Year and Firefighters of the Year. Philip […]

SO prepares to settle Village Hall lawsuit

SO prepares to settle Village Hall lawsuit

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Board of Trustees held a special meeting Mary 4 to discuss two resolutions, ultimately passing both. The first resolution passed was an amendment to the 2018 municipal budget, necessary because of a change at the state level about how budgets are submitted. The second resolution, approved unanimously, authorized […]

BOE hears special ed. action plan update

BOE hears special ed. action plan update

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education was updated at its May 7 meeting on the progress of the action plan resulting from the recent special education audit, with a presentation by Kristin Gogerty, the district’s director of special services. An audit of the district’s special education services began last year and […]

Maplewood man explores AI in the workforce in new book

Maplewood man explores AI in the workforce in new book

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood resident Paul Daugherty is exploring artificial intelligence and how it affects the workforce in his new book, “Human + Machine: Reimagining Work in the Age of AI,” which looks at how computers and machines will affect the workforce as technology advances. Daugherty is the chief technology and innovation officer at Accenture, […]

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