The show goes on for South Orange music teacher, students

The show goes on for South Orange music teacher, students

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The coronavirus didn’t stop cellist Marty Steinberg and students from his South Orange teaching studio from performing at their annual recital.  Because of the pandemic, the eight players and audience members wore masks and maintained social distance for the Fourth of July performance at the outdoor amphitheater at Marshall Elementary School, […]

Registration now open for 2020-2021 school year in SOMA

Registration now open for 2020-2021 school year in SOMA

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — All parents and guardians in South Orange and Maplewood who wish to enroll a child for the 2020-2021 school year must now complete their application process virtually. In-person appointments are not available at this time due to COVID-19 health and safety precautions. Registration instructions can be viewed on the […]

Beacon UU Congregation launches program to address food insecurity

Beacon UU Congregation launches program to address food insecurity

SUMMIT — Beacon Unitarian Universalist Congregation, a liberal faith community in Summit, has launched Neighborhood Beacon, an initiative aimed at alleviating food insecurity for area families and supporting local businesses. Drawing on financial contributions from Beacon members, Neighborhood Beacon purchases gift cards from local restaurants and food purveyors, then partners with social services organizations to […]

Speech-language pathology professor awarded federal grant

Speech-language pathology professor awarded federal grant

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Anthony Koutsoftas, associate professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology at Seton Hall University’s School of Health and Medical Sciences, received $1.4 million in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Science’s National Center for Special Education Research program to develop and test an intervention for improving […]

TSTI notes success with its online Camp@Home for young children

TSTI notes success with its online Camp@Home for young children

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On June 15, Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel launched TSTI Camp@Home, a virtual summer camp experience for children in pre-K through second grade. According to Camp Director Bela Barbosa, the program, which meets weekday mornings via Zoom, has been embraced with enthusiasm from campers, parents and counselors. TSTI Camp@Home provides opportunities for youngsters […]

South Orange Elks donate $2K to MEND

South Orange Elks donate $2K to MEND

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange Elks Lodge No. 1154 donated $2,000 to Meeting Essential Needs with Dignity, an interfaith network of 20 food pantries located throughout Essex County. This donation was funded with a Spotlight Grant, received from the Elks National Foundation. In the last three months, the lodge has donated a total of […]

Red Cross praises Fontoura for donating plasma

Red Cross praises Fontoura for donating plasma

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The American Red Cross conveyed its appreciation for and thanks to Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura on July 2, after the sheriff donated convalescent plasma in an effort to help combat COVID-19. In a statement sent to the sheriff following his donation, the American Red Cross applauded his actions. “When you […]

CCR to hold virtual Coffeehouse Discussions

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition will hold a Coffeehouse Discussion in a two-part virtual format on Thursdays, July 9 and 16, from 7 to 9 p.m. via Zoom. The discussion has been titled “Journey To Anti-Racism Deepening Our Commitment.” These sessions are free and open to the public; participants […]

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