Lighting up teal to support those with MBC

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Oct. 13, the South Mountain Recreation Complex in West Orange joined the #LightUpMBC campaign, illuminating the building in green, teal and pink, to support National Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day. The illumination was initiated by West Orange resident Deborah Feinberg, who serves as a #LightUpMBC ambassador. Feinberg’s niece, Tami Bowling […]

Irvington football loses homecoming game to Pope John XXIII

Irvington football loses homecoming game to Pope John XXIII

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington High School football team lost 24-0 to Pope John XXIII on Oct. 17. The evening was still a win for many high schoolers though as they celebrated homecoming. The Homecoming Court included King Brandon White, Queen Mariah Manrique, Princess Marisol Villarreal, Prince A.B. Cedillo, Countess Tiana Jean Baptiste, Count Malone […]

Bengals continued to make Bloomfield proud

Bengals continued to make Bloomfield proud

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield High School’s football team mounted a ferocious comeback against Passaic. Trailing 26-6 with six minutes remaining, the Bengals scored three times culminating with a touchdown pass from Chas Abplanalp to Darrell Dunn with 18 seconds left on the clock. The Bengals emerged with a 28-26 victory. Boys soccer bested Newark Academy […]

SOMSD gives information, seeks input regarding in-person education

SOMSD gives information, seeks input regarding in-person education

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange–Maplewood School District’s current plan calls for in-person educational opportunities to resume Nov. 12. To gauge where district families currently stand, SOMSD is sending a revised version of the “Return to School Preference Form” sent in August.  “We understand that some families may still be apprehensive about […]

Nutley fatal hit-and-run under investigation

Nutley fatal hit-and-run under investigation

NUTLEY, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and the Nutley Police Department are investigating a fatal motor vehicle incident that resulted in the death of 75-year-old Roseann Ratz, of Lyndhurst, according to an Oct. 16 ECPO press release. On Thursday, Oct. 15, the victim and a female friend were crossing the street in the […]

West Orange man to be named to high school hall of fame

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Robert M. Hoatson, a 35-year resident of West Orange, will be inducted into the Essex Catholic High School Hall of Fame on Nov. 20. From 1966 to 1970, Hoatson was a student at Essex Catholic High School in Newark, an Archdiocese of Newark high school operated by the Irish Christian Brothers. […]

West Orange schools move forward with diversity, equity and access

West Orange schools move forward with diversity, equity and access

WEST ORANGE, NJ — As issues regarding systemic racism continue to figure prominently across the nation, the West Orange School District has been working diligently to change the landscape through education, research and inclusivity. In 2019, the district began laying the foundation to form the Diversity, Equity and Access Committee. Chaired by the district assistant […]

Achieve Foundation awards $43,623 in educator grants districtwide

Achieve Foundation awards $43,623 in educator grants districtwide

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Achieve Foundation has awarded $43,623 in grants to educators in the South Orange–Maplewood School District.  The 36 grants, designed to be used for professional development, software, materials and programs, ran the gamut of topics, proving that the educators in the SOMSD are as individual and creative as the grants themselves. Themes […]

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