Fear Factory guitarist and co-founder visits WSOU

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Dino Cazares, center, guitarist and co-founder of Los Angeles industrial metal band Fear Factory, stopped by the WSOU studios recently for an interview before its show at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville. Speaking with DJ Garren Lewis, left, Cazares discussed the significance of Fear Factory’s second studio album, Demanufacture, which is […]

SOMSD reminds families to be aware of local traffic patterns

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — In a recent letter to parents and guardians, the South Orange-Maplewood School District advises that residents factor in traffic delays when planning to bring their children to school. As previously stated by the Maplewood Police Department, the Valley Street project will not be concluded before school starts; work is planned for Maplewood […]

Maplewood Avenue at Baker Street traffic detours

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — As a result of a sewer construction project there will be temporary road closures and traffic detours at the intersections of Baker Street with Maplewood Avenue and with Dunnell Road from Sept. 6 through Sept. 9 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., according to a recent press release from […]

Seton Hall alumnus returns for solo exhibition at Walsh Gallery

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Seton Hall University’s Walsh Gallery welcomes alumnus Nyugen Smith for his solo exhibition “Of Matter and Memory.” The exhibition conflates the artist’s original artwork with objects from the university’s Department of Archives and Special Collections to recontextualize interpretations of these artifacts. Drawing heavily on his West Indian heritage, Nyugen is committed […]

HNA to hold Maplewood TC candidates forum Sept. 22

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Hilton Neighborhood Association will sponsor a Maplewood Township Committee candidates forum on Thursday, Sept. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in DeHart Community Center, 120 Burnett Ave. in Maplewood. Democrat Frank McGehee and Republican Michael Summersgill are vying for the seat recently vacated by Marlon K. Brownlee. Each candidate will present an opening […]

Playin’ Around South Orange returns for 4th year

Masters in the musical and visual arts join forces for SOPAC-headed Playin’ Around SO initiative

Playin’ Around South Orange returns for 4th year

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The sun was shining, the birds were singing, and music and art were front and center as Playin’ Around South Orange returned for its fourth year, on Saturday, Aug. 27, bringing live music and art in the form of hand-painted pianos and outdoor performances to seven South Orange locations. The project, […]

Seton Hall University alumnus honored as Superintendent of the Year

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Timothy Purnell, an alumnus of the College of Education and Human Services Executive Ed.D. K-12 School Administration program at Seton Hall, has been named 2016 Superintendent of the Year by the National Association of School Superintendents. He has served as the superintendent of Somerville Public Schools since 2011. The National Association […]

Worries persist that coaches will be let go from CHS

No decision yet, final choice to be made in February

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — South Orange-Maplewood residents are concerned about the positions of Columbia High School varsity baseball coaches Joseph Fischetti and Matthew Becht, following an email sent by the team’s booster club president to parents of returning players, in which he mentions that Superintendent of Schools John Ramos Sr. may not recommend […]