SO cafe to screen film on race and crime

SO cafe to screen film on race and crime

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Addressing the sensitive but significant topics of how race and class contribute to the American criminal justice system may be difficult, but it is exactly what filmmakers Hafiz Farid and Shelley Grodner Seidenstein intend to do when the screen “The Presumption of Guilt: Race, Class, and Crime in America” at Inkosi […]

Teen interns gain real-world experience

Maplewood’s Office of Cultural Affairs teaches local students the ins and outs of running the dept.

Teen interns gain real-world experience

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — For three teenagers, this summer will consist of more than lounging by the local pool or sleeping in until the afternoon, thanks to a unique internship program developed between the Maplewood Office of Cultural Affairs and Columbia High School. The idea of the program is to combine the talents and interests of […]

Codey leaves legacy of compassion in WOSD

After 16 years at Gregory School, former first lady of NJ retires, will focus on mental health initiatives

Codey leaves legacy of compassion in WOSD

WEST ORANGE, NJ — After 16 years in the West Orange School District and a career in the field of education spanning more than 30 years, Gregory School teacher Mary Jo Codey is ending her career as an elementary school teacher. Codey, who served as a basic skills teacher at the Gregory School, is well-known […]

Vanguard tackles race issues in ‘Memphis’

Maplewood theater company stages musical in Bloomfield about interracial love, music in the ’50s

Vanguard tackles race issues in ‘Memphis’

BLOOMFIELD / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Vanguard Theater Company returns to the stage with a dynamic lineup of young local talent and seasoned Broadway actors with their production of the popular Broadway musical “Memphis” at the Westminster Arts Center on the campus of Bloomfield College from July 13 to 16. ​Founded in 2015, Vanguard Theater Company, […]

Rotary donates money to 23 nonprofits

Rotary donates money to 23 nonprofits

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Continuing its tradition of providing financial support to worthy organizations, the West Orange Rotary Club gifted nearly $20,000 to 23 nonprofit organizations at its annual Community Service Awards Luncheon at Mayfair Farms on June 16. The funds for the awards, ranging in amounts from $350 to $2,500, were raised through the […]

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