Rainbow flag flies high in Maplewood

Following Orlando tragedy, Maplewood pride stays strong

Rainbow flag flies high in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Residents from Maplewood and beyond celebrate at the North Jersey Pride Festival in Memorial Park on June 12. The crowd remained hopeful at the annual celebration of equality and love despite the terrorist attack in Orlando, Fla., the previous night. Photos by Yael Katzwer

East Orange crime is down and Orange’s is up, as Essex County numbers remain shocking

EAST ORANGE / ORANGE, NJ — Late last month, the New Jersey State Police released the official 2014 Uniform Crime Report for the state of New Jersey. This annual report is based on crime statistics submitted to the state Uniform Crime Reporting System by every New Jersey law enforcement agency. The report, which is released […]

Rahway River study receives $379,000 in federal funding

WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker highlighted $10,954,000 in funding to protect New Jersey communities threatened by repeated floods contained within the fiscal year 2017 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Act appropriations bill, which passed in the Senate on May 12. Among the projects receiving funding is the ongoing […]

Students speak of everyday racism at CHS

Following district incidents on social media, high school students spoke out during BOE meeting

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — This month, the South Orange-Maplewood community was shocked by acts of racism and anti-Semitism on social media from local students. In response, several students and teachers spoke out at the May 12 Board of Education reorganization meeting, proposing ways to rectify the situation and begging the school district to […]

District struggles with intolerance online

Incidents at Columbia High School, South Orange Middle School create backlash in community

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — As social media spreads one’s words globally and instantly, it has become much easier for foolishness and cruelty to be dispersed. The South Orange-Maplewood School District knows this all too well, especially following the two incidents that came to light last week involving racist and anti-Semitic social media postings […]

Towns remember horrors of Holocaust

Interfaith Holocaust Service focuses on displaced persons then and today

Towns remember horrors of Holocaust

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The atmosphere was somber yet uplifting at Congregation Oheb Shalom Sunday, May 1, as the South Orange-Maplewood community united to remember the victims of the Holocaust and to pledge to work for change to prevent similar atrocities. The South Orange / Maplewood Interfaith Holocaust Remembrance Committee held its 39th annual Interfaith […]

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