Aaron goes to DC to discuss education

Aaron goes to DC to discuss education

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — South Orange-Maplewood Principal on Special Assignment Elizabeth Aaron visited Washington, D.C., in March to encourage New Jersey’s members of Congress to pass laws that enhance the nation’s public schools and support equity for all students. The visit was part of the annual Advocacy Conference, sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School […]

SHU hosts seminar on cyber security for attorneys

SHU hosts seminar on cyber security for attorneys

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Seton Hall University hosted a Continuing Legal Education seminar focused on cyber security and real estate development opportunities in New Jersey. The event was co-sponsored by CB Title Group and Lakeland Bank. Presented by Dean Karen Passaro of the Division of Continuing Education and Professional Studies, the program detailed best practice […]

Essex County buyback takes 332 guns off streets

Essex County buyback takes 332 guns off streets

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Essex County Bar Association President Raj Gadhok recently announced that the organizations’ one-day gun buyback on March 30 took out of circulation 332 guns, ranging from assault weapons to pistols. “While a single gun buyback is not going to end violent crime, we […]

Holy Week events at SO-V United Methodist Church

Holy Week events at SO-V United Methodist Church

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — All are welcome to reflect on Jesus’ journey to the cross and celebrate his resurrection with the South Orange-Vailsburg United Methodist Church, 150 South Orange Ave. in South Orange. Holy Week will begin with a joyous Palm Sunday worship service on April 14 at 10 a.m. On Maundy Thursday, April 18, […]

Sharey Tefilo-Israel launches art gallery

Sharey Tefilo-Israel launches art gallery

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Richard Koch, a long-time member of Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, 432 Scotland Road in South Orange, is a fine art photographer accustomed to showing his work. He also notices blank walls and imagines filling them with artwork. Some blank space at TSTI gave him an idea for his lifelong synagogue community: creating […]

DeLuca inducted into Elected Officials Hall of Fame

DeLuca inducted into Elected Officials Hall of Fame

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On April 5, Maplewood Mayor Victor De Luca was inducted into the Elected Officials Hall of Fame by the New Jersey State League of Municipalities. Established in 1999, the Hall of Fame honors local municipal officials who have served for 20 or more years as a governing body member. DeLuca was first […]

SOMSD students no longer taking PARCC

SOMSD students no longer taking PARCC

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On April 3, interim Superintendent Thomas Ficarra sent the following letter to community members: “The state of New Jersey has ended its membership in the interstate consortium that produced the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career assessments. While the online platform — Pearson’s TestNav — will […]

CHS launches ‘Chromebook & Mobile Hotspot Loaner’ program

CHS launches ‘Chromebook & Mobile Hotspot Loaner’ program

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood School District, in partnership with the Achieve Foundation, has launched the “Chromebook & Mobile Hotspot Loaner” program at Columbia High School. CHS students with limited access to technology at home may borrow a managed mobile hotspot and/or Chromebook from the CHS library. Many projects and assignments […]

Maplewood firefighters promoted

Maplewood firefighters promoted

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — At the April 2 Maplewood Township Committee meeting, two members of the Maplewood Fire Department received promotions. Brett Derewsky was promoted from captain to deputy chief and Ciro D’Urso was promoted from firefighter to captain. Photos Courtesy of Maplewood FMBA Local 25

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