JLOSH exceeds contributions to Orange School District

JLOSH exceeds contributions to Orange School District

ORANGE, NJ — In collaboration with 28 Days Project, dentist Dr. Justin Fried and donations from Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills members, JLOSH restocked the nurses’ pantries of the Orange School District with non-medical wellness essentials. Many children in the JLOSH catchment area attend school lacking adequate clothing and other basic needs. […]

District offers alternate redistricting plan for consideration

District offers alternate redistricting plan for consideration

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Acting Superintendent Thomas Ficarra updated the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education on the long-range facilities and integration plan at its Oct. 15 meeting, presenting the plan for facilities renovations, additions and redistricting after talking to parents and community members during the summer months. The $93.1 million plan for capital […]

South Orange church hosts Gospel-Classical Fusion Concert

South Orange church hosts Gospel-Classical Fusion Concert

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On Saturday, Dec. 1, from 6 to 9 p.m., South Orange-Vailsburg United Methodist Church invites the community to a Gospel-Classical Fusion Concert. Doors open for seating at 5:30 p.m. The concert will be a musical treat offering something for both classical and gospel music enthusiasts. Performances will be by classical pianists […]

Issue with software obfuscates completion of election results on county clerk’s website

Issue with software obfuscates completion of election results on county clerk’s website

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — An issue with the software that displays election results on the Essex County Clerk’s Office website is incorrectly showing viewers how many districts have completely reported in their votes. According to the website on Nov. 9, 548 districts out of 550 in Essex County are reported in; the two missing districts […]

A lot happening at the Maplewood Senior Center

A lot happening at the Maplewood Senior Center

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — All seniors are invited to enjoy exercise, meditation, gardening, informational programs and lunch gatherings happening at the Maplewood Senior Center at 106 Burnett Ave. The center offers a robust schedule that includes multiple fitness classes, group trips, lunches and movies. Visitors are also welcome to bring their own friends and use this […]

Adams and Lembrich win sweeping victory for TC seats

Adams and Lembrich win sweeping victory for TC seats

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The majority of Maplewood voters have again made clear that they want an all-Democratic Township Committee. Democratic incumbents Nancy Adams and Greg Lembrich won their seats back by a large margin, with Independent candidate Ileana Castillo in a distant third place. All results from the Nov. 6 election remain unofficial until certified […]

Maini, Cuttle, Farfan win seats on the BOE

Maini, Cuttle, Farfan win seats on the BOE

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — In an intense election that saw eight candidates running, the voters decided Nov. 6 to re-elect Annemarie Maini, and elect Shannon Cuttle and Javier Farfan to the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education. Cuttle was the top vote-getter, with Maini, who ran a joint campaign with Farfan, a close second. […]

Integration and innovation in SOMSD schools

Integration and innovation in SOMSD schools

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — South Orange-Maplewood School District will screen “Beyond Measure,” a film of inspiring stories of innovation in education, as part of its discussion of intentional integration and innovation in the elementary schools. This event will be Thursday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m. at Clinton Elementary School, 27 Berkshire Road in Maplewood. The screening […]

Parnassian Society finds its muse with ‘Shakespeare in Love’

Parnassian Society finds its muse with ‘Shakespeare in Love’

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Columbia High School’s drama club, the Parnassian Society, is participating in the Disney Theatrical Productions pilot program to produce “Shakespeare in Love,” based on the screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard, from Thursday, Nov. 15, through Sunday, Nov. 18, in the CHS Black Box Theatre. The fictional play combines how the […]