County breaks off contract with ICE to make room for UC prisoners

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Just one week after announcing that the Essex County Correctional Facility will begin housing detainees from Union County effective July 1, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. announced that the county has notified ICE to remove its detainees from the ECCF.  “We have had a very solid working relationship with […]

South Orange Republican Women to hold pre-election Zoom session

South Orange Republican Women to hold pre-election Zoom session

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The newly-formed South Orange Constitutional Republican Women, an educational civic association, will hold a Zoom session on Saturday, May 8, from 10 to 11 a.m. to give attendees a change to become familiar with the current candidates for village trustee. The May 11 election of three trustees will feature a competition […]

SOMA celebrates AAPI Heritage Month

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — South Orange Village and Maplewood Township, together with SOMA Cross Cultural Works and the AAPI community, unite to recognize and celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2021 with family-oriented events during the entire month of May. As the national conversation veers toward racial division and polarization, and […]

Meadowland Park Conservancy gets twisted

Meadowland Park Conservancy gets twisted

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — To celebrate National Pretzel Day and continue its new tradition of recognizing offbeat national recognition days, the Meadowland Park Conservancy in South Orange welcomed a happy, masked and socially distanced crowd to the area around the Skate House. Due to rain on the original date of Sunday, April 25, the event […]

Pingry School senior from South Orange recognized by Princeton Prize

Pingry School senior from South Orange recognized by Princeton Prize

BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Pingry School seniors Monica Chan, of Chatham, and Luc Francis, of South Orange, each earned a certificate of accomplishment from the Princeton Prize in Race Relations for Northern New Jersey. Princeton University established the prize to recognize and reward “high school students who, through their volunteer activities, have undertaken significant efforts […]

Columbia HS named a ‘most influential public high school’

Columbia HS named a ‘most influential public high school’

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Columbia High School was ranked No. 21 among 50 of the most influential public high schools in the United States by Academic Influence. CHS was identified as a top 50 U.S. public high school based on the accumulative influence of its alumni. According to its website, Academic Influence is “a team of […]

Civil rights icon to speak at Seton Hall

Civil rights icon to speak at Seton Hall

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Bernard LaFayette Jr. will speak at Seton Hall University as part of the South Orange Community Care & Justice initiative’s Peace and Community Justice speaker series.  The event — in which LaFayette will engage in conversation with Seton Hall’s the Rev. Forrest Pritchett as well as students and youth activists from […]

Watershed Literary Events to feature poets from SOMA

Watershed Literary Events to feature poets from SOMA

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Watershed Literary Events, a spoken-word series sponsored by the Department of Cultural Affairs in South Orange, will host its second virtual reading of the year on Sunday, May 16, at 2 p.m. The event will feature Columbia High School graduate and Maine poet laureate Stuart Kestenbaum and Maplewood poet and photographer […]

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