Reading Buddies grows, benefits students and seniors

RSVP program continues to expand in Essex

Reading Buddies grows, benefits students and seniors

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Schools throughout Essex County have partnered with the RSVP Center of Essex and Hudson Counties, part of the Jewish Family Service, for the Reading Buddies program, which makes the most of intergenerational friendships. The Reading Buddies, a group of senior citizens, read to small groups of children in Essex County to […]

Community blood drive at OLS

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Our Lady of Sorrows Church will hold a community blood drive on Sunday, Nov. 19, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church, 217 Prospect St. in South Orange. To donate blood, you must weigh at least 110 pounds, eat prior to donating and bring ID. To make an appointment, […]

Marcia Robbins Wilf Lecture to feature ambassador Dennis Ross

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The seventh annual Dr. Marcia Robbins Wilf Lecture will feature ambassador Dennis Ross on Sunday, Nov. 12, from 3 to 5 p.m. in Jubilee Hall Auditorium at Seton Hall University. Ross presently serves as counselor and William Davidson Distinguished Fellow at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, an organization dedicated […]

Beth El to host Nate Fish

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On Sunday, Nov. 19, Congregation Beth El in South Orange will host a presentation from American-Israeli baseball star Nate Fish. The event will begin with lunch at noon, followed by the presentation. Fish played for the Tel Aviv Lighting team during the only year of the Israel Baseball League and previously […]

CHS to address censorship, segregation in ‘Alabama Story’

CHS to address censorship, segregation in ‘Alabama Story’

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Columbia High School’s 100-seat Black Box Theater will be filled with theatergoers from Nov. 16 to 19, when the Parnassian Society debuts its production of “Alabama Story,” a play by New York City playwright Kenneth Jones. The CHS production is the play’s high school debut, after premiering at the […]

E. Baker, Mazzocchi, R. Baker win seats

With eight candidates running for SOMA BOE, 1 of 2 incumbents wins, 2 of 6 challengers win

E. Baker, Mazzocchi, R. Baker win seats

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The people have spoken and they have elected incumbent Elizabeth Baker, and challengers Anthony Mazzocchi and Robin Johnson Baker to the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education. Elizabeth Baker, who was coming to the end of her first term on the board, has served as board president for the last […]

Democrats DeLuca and Dafis take 2 open TC seats

Democrats DeLuca and Dafis take 2 open TC seats

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — With 20 of 21 districts reporting in by 10 p.m. on election night, Maplewood voters have again made clear that they want an all-Democrat Township Committee. In a landslide election, Democratic incumbent Vic DeLuca and challenger Dean Dafis have been elected to the two open seats on the committee, beating out Republican […]

Edvard Munch: more than ‘The Scream’

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Edvard Munch, famous for four versions of “The Scream,” was a prolific Norwegian painter and printmaker. Award-winning art history education Janet Mandel will look at his fascinating and unconventional life — he was damaged by alcoholism, hallucinations, social isolation and paranoia — as well as his psychologically evocative paintings in a South […]

Maplewood Rec walks its way through ‘sweets season’

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — It seems that from Halloween through the New Year, physical activity reduces and high-calorie and sugary food intake increases. The township of Maplewood held an employee ‘Walk to Win’ contest for the month of August, and the winners — with 2,744,772 steps — was the Recreation Department-based “Rec-ing Crew,” comprised of Ronnie […]