WOHS bids farewell to the Class of 2018

High school confers diplomas on 524 graduating seniors on June 21 at Codey Arena commencement

WOHS bids farewell to the Class of 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The seats of the Richard J. Codey Arena were packed with family and friends of the 2018 graduating class of West Orange High School on Thursday, June 21. Their cheers and applause echoed throughout the arena as the seniors walked onto the transformed hockey rink, united with their blue caps and […]

TC blames county for delay on pedestrian safety project

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Township Committee alleged at their June 6 meeting that Essex County has not upheld its promise of a joint-project with the town to redesign the intersections where Baker Street and Tuscan Road meet Valley Street, a county road. Committeewoman Nancy Adams expressed to Jeanette Paige-Hawkins, the county’s liaison to Maplewood, […]

District bids farewell to retiring teachers

Retiring teachers thanked for years of service to SOMA

District bids farewell to retiring teachers

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — At the June 4 Board of Education meeting, the South Orange-Maplewood School District honored the school system personnel who are retiring at the end of the school year, after dedicating themselves to making the SOMSD a better place for all students. BOE President Elizabeth Baker welcomed the retirees, their families and community […]

Town celebrates Kwanzaa with WOAHO

Town celebrates Kwanzaa with WOAHO

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A mix of African music and American hits, and the aroma of traditional food filled the Washington Elementary School Gymnasium as vendors displayed colorful paintings, jewelry and apparel for the community, united to celebrate Kwanzaa. The West Orange African Heritage Organization hosted the 19th annual Kwanzaa celebration on Dec. 29, the […]

Coach works off the field to build players’ character

Coach works off the field to build players’ character

NUTLEY, NJ — While many coaches focus solely on the academic and athletic success of their athletes, JD Vick strives to build the character of his students with annual summer service trips. Vick, who coaches the freshman football, baseball and boys’ basketball teams at Nutley High School, took his students on an excursion to Gatlinburg, Tenn., […]