School district shuffles administrators for 2018-2019 school year

School district shuffles administrators for 2018-2019 school year

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On June 30, acting Superintendent of Schools Thomas Ficarra sent a letter to staff telling them that there would be a few changes in the South Orange-Maplewood School District administration for the coming school year. “We believe these changes will strengthen our efforts to improve SOMSD’s operations, foster student-centered […]

Bag-of-Books sale in Maplewood

Bag-of-Books sale in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Friends of Maplewood Library will hold a Bag-of-Books sale on Saturday, July 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, July 15, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker Street; enter via the parking lot. Lots of great books in all genres, as well as […]

Griffin to perform on SOPAC stage

Griffin to perform on SOPAC stage

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Grammy Award-winner and seven-time Grammy Award-nominee Patty Griffin is famed in song and verse for her prolific career. She brings her extensive catalogue of music, which spans from Americana to folk and country, to the South Orange Performing Arts Center, 1 SOPAC Way, on Friday, July 27, at 8 p.m., along […]

NCJW/Essex installs new president

NCJW/Essex installs new president

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Lesley Greenstein, of Summit, was installed as president of the National Council of Jewish Women, Essex County Section at the organization’s annual installation and awards evening at Cedar Hill Country Club in Livingston. A natural and resourceful leader, Greenstein has a long history with NCJW in numerous capacities and is committed to […]

‘Voice of the Moody Blues’ comes to SOPAC

‘Voice of the Moody Blues’ comes to SOPAC

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Enjoying 50 years at the peak of the music industry, Justin Hayward’s voice has been heard the world over, and now he will appear at the South Orange Performing Arts Center on Sunday, Aug. 19, at 7:30 p.m. He will perform many songs from his 2016 album “All The Way,” and […]

CHS says ‘bon voyage’ to Class of 2018

Columbia HS confers diplomas on 508 graduating seniors at June 21 commencement ceremony

CHS says ‘bon voyage’ to Class of 2018

NEWARK, NJ — The gymnasium at Essex County College in Newark was filled with anticipatory energy and bursting pride on Thursday, June 21, as the 508 members of the Columbia High School Class of 2018 were conferred their diplomas. The graduating seniors were joined by family and friends, who watched as they walked across the […]

County asks property owners to help in battle to control mosquitoes

County asks property owners to help in battle to control mosquitoes

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Division of Mosquito Control/Environmental Services conducts mosquito control measures throughout the year, but property owners can help control the mosquito population by eliminating any standing water from their properties in which mosquitoes could lay eggs. The following are some easy tips provided by the American Mosquito Control Association […]