Mount Saint Mary Academy Euro Challenge captures win

Mount Saint Mary Academy Euro Challenge captures win

WATCHUNG, NJ — Kathleen Brennan, math department chairperson at Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung, announced that the Mount’s Euro Challenge team edged out four other finalists in competition on May 19. Their topic was gender inequality in Germany.  The sophomore presenters were Zoe Daly of Piscataway, Victoria Fekete of Livingston, Lillian Del Rossi of […]

Essex County commissioners celebrate AAPI Heritage Month

Essex County commissioners celebrate AAPI Heritage Month

NEWARK, NJ — On Tuesday, May 17, the Essex County Board of County Commissioners held its inaugural Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month event. At the event, the board recognized: Allison Ladd, Newark deputy mayor and director of economic and housing development; Vineeta Khanna, vice president of the Livingston Board of Education; South Orange resident […]

‘Evening of Roses’ to feature director of documentary on Sister Rose Thering

‘Evening of Roses’ to feature director of documentary on Sister Rose Thering

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Sister Rose Thering Fund for Education in Jewish-Christian Studies at Seton Hall University will hold its annual signature fundraiser, “Evening of Roses,” on Tuesday, June 14, at 6 p.m. in Bethany Hall. The event honors those who advance Thering’s legacy by fostering understanding and cooperation among Jews, Christians and people […]

Downtown After Sundown returns to South Orange

Downtown After Sundown returns to South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The popular Downtown After Sundown concert series returns to South Orange Downtown this summer. From swing to pop, jazz to R&B, just about every musical style will be represented at these free community concerts, which take place every Saturday evening from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Spiotta Park from Memorial Day […]

Columbia High art students channel Kehinde Wiley in exhibit

Columbia High art students channel Kehinde Wiley in exhibit

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Art students at Columbia High School are displaying artwork inspired by Kehinde Wiley, who painted President Barack Obama’s official portrait, from now through June 3 across from the CHS main office. For their pieces, students were instructed to incorporate decorative paper to serve as the background while creating a fully detailed portrait […]

Maplewood fair, ‘Village to Village,’ to support Ukraine

Maplewood fair, ‘Village to Village,’ to support Ukraine

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — St. Joseph’s Church, The United Tastes of America and the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Holy Ascension will present “Village to Village: a Maplewood Village Fair Supporting Ukraine” at St. Joseph’s Church, 767 Prospect St. in Maplewood, on Sunday, June 5, from 3 to 7 p.m. The event will feature a special concert […]

South Orange and Maplewood community gathers to ‘Remember & Tell’

South Orange and Maplewood community gathers to ‘Remember & Tell’

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange and Maplewood’s interfaith Holocaust remembrance service, “Remember & Tell,” made its return to an in-person ceremony on May 15, bringing together local clergy from all religious affiliations and residents from both towns to light candles in memory of the millions of people killed during the Holocaust. Held at Oheb […]

Maplewood Library will host Nikole Hannah-Jones with federal humanities grant

Maplewood Library will host Nikole Hannah-Jones with federal humanities grant

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Library is one of 200 libraries nationwide to receive the American Library Association’s American Rescue Plan: Humanities Grants for Libraries, designed to assist libraries affected by the pandemic. Maplewood Library will use the $10,000 in funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities to rejuvenate its post-pandemic programming for the community. […]

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