NJ committees approve pot legalization

State Senate, Assembly committees vote to send Marijuana Legalization Act to full Legislature vote

NJ committees approve pot legalization

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Monday, Nov. 26, the New Jersey Senate and Assembly majorities voted to move ahead with the Marijuana Legalization Act legislation, co-sponsored by Sen. Nicholas Scutari and state Senate President Stephen Sweeney, that would make marijuana use legal for adults age 21 and older. Scutari represents the 22nd Legislative District, which […]

South Mountain YMCA’s Program Champions turn vision into reality

South Mountain YMCA’s Program Champions turn vision into reality

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Tom Kerns witnessed the benefits of mindfulness in teenagers and wanted younger children to learn it. Looking for ways to prevent bullying, Mike Summersgill believed character development would build resilience in children. Both turned to the South Mountain YMCA to set their vision in motion. Kerns and Summersgill became the South Mountain […]

Terrorism expert to direct new Buccino Leadership Institute

Terrorism expert to direct new Buccino Leadership Institute

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Seton Hall University has appointed retired Lt. Col. Bryan C. Price, a nationally recognized expert of leadership development and terrorism, to serve as founding executive director of the university’s new Buccino Leadership Institute, a first-of-its-kind interdisciplinary undergraduate leadership program. Price’s career is steeped in more than 20 years of distinguished leadership […]

‘I Shall Not Be Silent’

‘I Shall Not Be Silent’

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange-Maplewood Adult School will present “I Shall Not Be Silent: A Lesson For Today” on Thursday, Dec. 13, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at South Orange Middle School’s Little Theater, 70 N. Ridgewood Road in South Orange. Speaking before Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech at […]

Celebrate the holiday season at Durand-Hedden

Celebrate the holiday season at Durand-Hedden

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Celebrate the season at the Durand-Hedden House & Garden on Sunday, Dec. 9, from 1 to 4 p.m. with gingerbread houses, a paper ornament activity, treats and shopping. Children can also visit with a Victorian Santa, so be sure to have your camera ready. Gingerbread house contestants must enter by Dec. 8. […]

CHS student to star in ‘Nutcracker’ with NJ Dance Theatre Ensemble

CHS student to star in ‘Nutcracker’ with NJ Dance Theatre Ensemble

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Anna Pettigrew, 15, of South Orange, will join renowned professional guest artists when she performs “Toy Soldier” and “Archangel” in this year’s full-length production of New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble’s holiday classic “The Nutcracker.” Pettigrew is currently a sophomore at Columbia High School. NJDTE returns to the Memorial Auditorium at Montclair State […]

South Orange community gathers to celebrate Hanukkah

South Orange community gathers to celebrate Hanukkah

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Members the South Orange community came together Sunday, Dec. 2, in Spiotta Park to celebrate the first night of Hanukkah by lighting the Hanukkah menorah. Attendees enjoyed hot chocolate, jelly doughnuts and holiday songs. Rabbi Dan Cohen, of Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange, spoke about the significance of light to […]

TSTI to hold young family Hanukkah celebration and dinner

TSTI to hold young family Hanukkah celebration and dinner

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Area families with children in preschool through second grade are welcome to attend the a Hanukkah celebration and dinner for young families at Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel on Friday, Dec. 7, at 5 p.m.; it will be followed immediately by a family-friendly Hanukkah Shabbat service at 6 p.m. with Ellen Allard, an […]