Helping yourself to some hamantaschen

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The eighth-grade class at Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel’s Hebrew High School got into the Purim spirit by baking hamantaschen, the filled-pocket pastry associated with the Jewish holiday which falls this year on March 24. Hamantaschen refer to the tri-cornered hat worn by the evil minister, Haman, a prominent character in the Book […]

Seton Hall makes the final four — in academics

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — According to Inside Higher Ed, if the March Madness of men’s college basketball were based on academic performance, Seton Hall University would finish in the Final Four. Seton Hall returns to the actual NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament for the first time since 2006 after winning the Big East Championship against the […]

GR’s preservation awards taking entries

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge Historical Society is now welcoming nominations for consideration in its annual preservation awards program. This award recognizes excellence in the preservation and restoration of historic buildings and architectural features. In keeping with their commitment to promote an appreciation of the historic buildings of Glen Ridge, the historical society […]

OLS dons green for St. Patrick’s Day

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Our Lady of Sorrows of South Orange had a large contingent at the West Orange St. Patrick’s Day parade on March 13. The West Orange parade is one of the largest in the state and draws marchers from throughout New Jersey and even New York. Photos by Steve Ellmore

‘Irish Education 100’ honors three Seton Hall University educational leaders

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — As Seton Hall University celebrates St. Patrick’s Day, the university recognizes the achievements of three members of the Seton Hall University community who were recently inducted into the “Irish Education 100” honor roll. This national list is published annually by the Irish Voice honoring prominent leaders in American education, especially at […]

TBA Mitzvah Morning experiences huge success

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Temple B’nai Abraham held its annual Mitzvah Morning on Sunday, March 13. The successful event included 10 on-site projects, five collections, a Bridges Run and a blood drive in conjunction with Community Blood Services. The event was co-sponsored by temple groups including the Social Action Committee, Men’s Club, Membership, Sisterhood, the PTA […]

Badlani Foundation partners with WOHS to create murals

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Nikhil Badlani Foundation, the Essex County Public Safety Academy and West Orange High School have partnered to create Traffic Safety Awareness artwork that will appear on NJ Transit buses beginning in May. The Nikhil Badlani Foundation was founded in 2011 following the death of 11-year-old Nikhil Badlani in an auto […]

Make sure to register for the SOMAS summer program for children

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Catalogs are out and registration is under way for the South Orange-Maplewood Adult School’s children’s summer program. The program offers more than 100 classes in creative arts, music, science and sports. Students get to choose their own classes; the day can be as long or short as you like, […]

New vocational technical school has groundbreaking

NEWARK, NJ — The groundbreaking of the new Essex County Congressman Donald M. Payne Sr. Vocational Technical School in Newark was on Monday, March 14. The 310,000 square-foot building being constructed on the site of the former United Hospital will provide a modern learning environment that will enable the school district to offer curriculum and […]