Elks support OLS and St. Joseph’s food pantries

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange Elks Treasurer Ron Housley recently presented a check for $500 to Kate Cahill and Ellen Wiese, pictured, co-managers of the Our Lady of Sorrows Food Pantry in South Orange; proceeds came from the Beer Garden at Maplewoodstock, plus a generous donation from the Elks. In addition, the Elks also […]

‘American Movie Musical’

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — With its characters bursting into song and dance at the drop of a top hat, no Hollywood genre is more blissfully escapist than the movie musical — nor more attuned to the reality its audiences need to escape. The South Orange-Maplewood Adult School will look at the evolution of this genre and […]

Newcomers Day in South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The village of South Orange and the Community Relations Committee invite everyone to Newcomers Day on Sunday, Sept. 24, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the South Orange Public Library, 65 Scotland Road in South Orange.

CHSSF works to keep sending SOMA students to college

CHSSF works to keep sending SOMA students to college

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Columbia High School Scholarship Fund hosted its fifth annual cocktail reception for 120 guests at the Maplewood Club on Sept. 9 to raise money for the scholarships that will be distributed next May. The nonprofit awards need-based scholarships to graduates of Columbia High School to help fund their post-secondary education. In […]

ECPO offers domestic violence training

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office will again offer a domestic violence training program this fall. Called “Sanctuary,” the program is a 100-hour training program designed to equip community residents to provide crisis intervention and outreach services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, stalking and family members of domestic […]

New tests show 13 school fixtures with elevated lead levels

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — In a Sept. 5 update, the South Orange-Maplewood School District reported that in the second round of lead testing, 13 fixtures showed evidence of elevated lead levels. Concerns regarding the district’s water fixtures began last school year after the SOMSD, in compliance with the Department of Education regulations and […]

CHS named the most beautiful school in NJ

CHS named the most beautiful school in NJ

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Architectural Digest recently published its list of the most beautiful public high schools in each state in the United States and Columbia High School in Maplewood took New Jersey’s top spot. CHS is one of the oldest schools in the country, having been founded in 1815, though the current Gothic revival building […]

RAINBOWS assists children dealing with grief

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Do you have a child 5 to 12 years old who is grieving a loss from a life-altering crisis such as death, divorce, separation, abandonment or other painful family transition? The RAINBOWS support group program for children in that age group will be meeting at the Linda & Rudy Slucker NCJW/Essex Center […]

SOMSD combats rodent problems in school buildings

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On Sept. 13, the South Orange-Maplewood School District sent a letter to the community alerting it of a mice infestation in school buildings. “SOMSD recently received a letter from the Maplewood health officer about the problem of mice in school buildings,” the Sept. 13 letter read. “This is, of […]

Intergenerational High Holy Days at TSTI

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, the Reform synagogue in South Orange, invites the public to experience Erev Rosh Hashanah like never before. On Wednesday, Sept. 20, at 5:30 p.m., the Afro-Semitic Experience will usher in the new year with its unique musical style. The group’s blend of jazz, klezmer, traditional and modern music […]