Columbia HS seniors presented with Essex County Scholastic Award

Columbia HS seniors presented with Essex County Scholastic Award

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Columbia High School seniors Leah Miller, left, and Cecilia Munoz, right, were presented with the Essex County Scholastic Award, which recognizes the top two students at each public high school in Essex County. Munoz, a co-captain on the CHS girls soccer team, will attend Massachusetts Institute of Technology, while Miller will attend […]

Randolph man sentenced to 10 years for exposing himself to schoolchildren

Randolph man sentenced to 10 years for exposing himself to schoolchildren

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II announced May 7 that Kenneth Palmer, a former paraprofessional at Jefferson Elementary School in Maplewood, has been sentenced to 10 years in New Jersey State Prison for masturbating in the hallways of the school and taking an inappropriate photograph of a student. Palmer, 22, of […]

9 candidates seek 3 open seats on BOT

BOT candidates discuss taxes, fire department and more

9 candidates seek 3 open seats on BOT

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Residents will vote for three new members of the Board of Trustees on Tuesday, May 14, choosing from nine candidates. The candidates are running on three slates: “SO Forward” with Matt Wonski, Stacey Trimble Borden and Ed Grossi; “Your Voice, Our Village” with Bob Zuckerman, Donna Coallier and Summer Jones; and […]

MCC to celebrate longtime resident, businesswoman

MCC to celebrate longtime resident, businesswoman

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Chamber of Commerce will honor Claudine Baptiste and BCB Community Bank as the recipients of its 2019 Distinguished Service Award on Thursday, May 23, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at Maplewood Country Club, 28 Baker St. Admission is charged and reservations are required; call 973-477-6352 or email maplewoodchambernj@gmail.com. Baptiste is a […]

Let’s go fishing in Essex County

Let’s go fishing in Essex County

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs will hold the 2019 Fishing Derbies in six locations in the Essex County Park System. “Our fishing derbies are an excellent opportunity for our children to enjoy the historic Essex County Park System in a different and fun way. You’ll have […]

Autism NJ, SHU to partner on public policy initiatives

Autism NJ, SHU to partner on public policy initiatives

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Behavioral Practices in Clinical and School-Based Settings Research Lab, run by Brian Conners, a faculty associate in the Applied Behavior Analysis and special education programs at Seton Hall University, has partnered with Autism New Jersey to research public policy issues impacting individuals with autism and their families throughout the state […]

U.N. Indigenous Peoples delegates visit CHS

U.N. Indigenous Peoples delegates visit CHS

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Columbia High School held an Indigenous Peoples Celebration on the evening of May 2, welcoming members of the Indigenous Peoples Committee at the United Nations. The event was organized by CHS Indigenous Peoples Organizing Committee Chairman Hikaru Hayakawa, along with Vice Chairpersons Jeremy Giles and Isabel Wolter, and CHS student volunteers Jasmine […]

Area Jews pray together following anti-Semitic attack

Area Jews pray together following anti-Semitic attack

SOUTH ORANGE / WEST ORANGE, NJ — Under the leadership of commissioner Steven Weiner, the entire Temple Brotherhood Softball League paused for prayer before the start of its games on Sunday, April 28, in solidarity with the victims of the anti-Semitic attack at the Chabad of Poway in California the day before, which was both […]

ECPO to offer domestic violence course

ECPO to offer domestic violence course

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Prosecutor’s Office will offer a free course to equip volunteers and others in the community with training to provide outreach services and crisis intervention to victims and survivors of domestic violence. The program, called Sanctuary, is an interactive 120-hour course. After completing the course, volunteers — who are members […]

Rocking on with WSOU 89.5

Pirate Radio continues long legacy of top-notch, original programming

Rocking on with WSOU 89.5

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Pirates and music is an illegal combination just about everywhere except South Orange, where WSOU 89.5 FM, Seton Hall’s Pirate Radio, operates. These pirates are of the collegiate kind, as WSOU is the student-run radio station at Seton Hall University, whose mascot is the Pirate. WSOU has received wide acclaim for […]