Former SOMA Principal Krause dies at age 86

Principal Krause will never be forgotten by community

Former SOMA Principal Krause dies at age 86

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Edmund Krause, a beloved former principal who educated in the South Orange-Maplewood School District for 21 years, died Oct. 14, at age 86. Born in Pittsburgh and raised there and in Queens, Krause earned his bachelor of arts degree in education and a master’s in administration of Brooklyn College. He then served […]

#itscalledatanktop — a ‘wife beater’ is very different

Don’t normalize domestic violence; help to end it instead

#itscalledatanktop — a ‘wife beater’ is very different

EAST ORANGE, NJ — October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and much has been done to bring awareness to the disease so far. But this is also National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and more should be done to combat this insidious killer lurking in our society. FAMILYConnections, a nonprofit organization based in East Orange […]

West Orange School District takes clown threats seriously

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Just when we thought 2016 couldn’t get any weirder, the clowns came. Beginning in South Carolina with unsubstantiated reports that clowns were trying to lure children, clown-mania swept across the country, leading to reports of scary and dangerous clowns and threatening social media postings made by “clown” accounts. Though mostly considered […]

Clown threats sweep the country, affect two towns

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Just when we thought 2016 couldn’t get any weirder, the clowns came. Beginning in South Carolina with unsubstantiated reports that clowns were trying to lure children, clown-mania swept across the country, leading to reports of scary and dangerous clowns and threatening social media postings made by “clown” accounts. Though […]

TC candidates square off at HNA debate

Summersgill, McGehee offer differing opinions on taxes, small town party politics and more

TC candidates square off at HNA debate

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Hilton Neighborhood Association enjoyed a large turnout on Thursday, Sept. 22, for its Maplewood Township Committee candidates’ forum. And, if that night is any indication, this is sure to be a lively campaign season. Running for the sole open seat on the committee — which was recently vacated by Marlon K. […]

South Orange Library celebrates 150 years of service

Villagers party with the library at sesquicentennial bash

South Orange Library celebrates 150 years of service

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — While “sesquicentennial” may be difficult to say, “Happy birthday, SOPL” was something even the youngest villagers were able to say Sept. 17, at the South Orange Public Library’s 150th Birthday Bash. Villagers of all ages joined library staff, village officials and other local government members to celebrate the library’s past 150 […]

Maplewood candidates debate the issues

Maplewood candidates debate the issues

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The two candidates running for the sole open seat on the Maplewood Township Committee participated in a candidates’ forum at DeHart Community Center last night, Sept. 22. The forum was hosted by the Hilton Neighborhood Association and moderated by Carol Buchanan. Running for the TC are Democrat Frank McGehee and Republican Michael […]

GOA institutes all-gender bathrooms at its campuses

GOA opens arms to LGBTQ community, full acceptance

GOA institutes all-gender bathrooms at its campuses

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Golda Och Academy in West Orange is practicing “chesed,” or loving kindness, through its conscious endeavor to include everyone in the Jewish community, last week designating all-gender restrooms at its Eric F. Ross Upper School Campus and Wilf Lower School Campus. The move was taken to cultivate a welcoming environment for […]

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