South Orange, Belleville receive Sustainable Jersey funding

South Orange, Belleville receive Sustainable Jersey funding

EWING, NJ — Sustainable Jersey announced Feb. 5 that more than $50,000 was awarded to 15 New Jersey municipalities for floodplain reforestation projects. The Roots for Rivers Reforestation Grant and Technical Assistance Program is a partnership between The Nature Conservancy, The Watershed Institute and Sustainable Jersey. To date, Roots for Rivers funded proposals include more […]

Town hall meeting to discuss SOMSD III

Town hall meeting to discuss SOMSD III

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Office of the Superintendent and the Parenting Center will present a community town hall event to discuss the South Orange-Maplewood School District Intentional Integration Initiative on Wednesday, Feb. 19, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Jefferson Elementary School, 518 Ridgewood Road, Maplewood. Superintendent Ronald Taylor and other members of district administration […]

TSTI gallery will feature black artists’ reflections on civil rights

TSTI gallery will feature black artists’ reflections on civil rights

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Starting in mid-February, the Gallery at TSTI, the synagogue-run art space at Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, 432 Scotland Road in South Orange, will host an exhibit focused on the American civil rights era. The show, which is opening during Black History Month, will feature artwork by black artists that interprets their concepts […]

CHS sophomore robotics team takes 1st place

CHS sophomore robotics team takes 1st place

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — It was an underdog upset on Feb. 8 at the FIRST Tech Challenge New Jersey Essex County League Tournament, Robo-CATastrophe, with Team 4102 winning first place. With less experience and a young team comprising only a sophomore and two eighth graders, Team 4102 of the Columbia High School Robotics Team took home […]

Murphy speaks at town hall meeting in Maplewood

Murphy speaks at town hall meeting in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy held a town hall meeting at The Woodland in Maplewood on Jan. 29, speaking to area residents about state government initiatives and answering several questions from members of the audience. Assemblywoman Mila Jasey, who represents New Jersey’s 27th Legislative District, introduced Murphy at the event. “We found we had […]

Calling all community groups to the annual volunteer fair

Calling all community groups to the annual volunteer fair

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Volunteerism is important to everyone in THE community, both in terms of giving and receiving. That is why SOMA Two Towns for All Ages is planning to hold another communitywide volunteer fair this spring. All community organizations and residents are invited to participate at the fair on Sunday, March 1, from 1 […]

Free cardiac and concussion screenings for young athletes

Free cardiac and concussion screenings for young athletes

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Matthew J. Morahan III Health Assessment Center for Athletes at RWJBarnabas Health will provide free cardiac and concussion baseline screenings to young athletes on Saturday, March 7, from 8 a.m. to noon at Codey Arena, 560 Northfield Ave. in West Orange. When preliminary testing to identify serious cardiac problems is […]

SHU med school launches grant program to help deliver treatment breakthroughs

SHU med school launches grant program to help deliver treatment breakthroughs

NUTLEY, NJ — The Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University, located in Nutley, has announced a $100,000 program to support network physicians and researchers working to develop novel treatments for some of the most costly and challenging diseases and conditions, including diabetes, depression and epilepsy. The newly launched Research Pilot Project Funding […]

Strollers bring ‘Wisdom’ back for Black History Month

Strollers bring ‘Wisdom’ back for Black History Month

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Five years after Maplewood theater company The Strollers staged a production of “How the World Got Wisdom,” its players are back at it again. The children’s theater production, a compilation of African folktales and music, is being staged at the Burgdorff Center, 10 Durand Road in Maplewood, for two weekends to kick […]