Davis to take over as chairman of Black Parents Workshop

Davis to take over as chairman of Black Parents Workshop

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Effective Nov. 14, Walter Fields will be stepping down as chairman of the Black Parents Workshop, turning the helm over to James Davis. Davis, a regulatory attorney, is a parent of children in the South Orange-Maplewood School District and a former candidate for the Board of Education. “I have the utmost confidence […]

SOPAC gala to celebrate community advancement

SOPAC gala to celebrate community advancement

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Performing Arts Center celebrates the contributions of local leaders at its 2019 gala on Saturday, Nov. 2, beginning at 5:45 p.m. This annual event is an important part of the center’s fundraising, as well as recognizing the valuable contributions of the people and organizations who support SOPAC in […]

SHU honors Schmidt for nursing leadership

SHU honors Schmidt for nursing leadership

WEST ORANGE, NJ — New Jersey State Nurses Association Chief Executive Officer Judith Schmidt was honored for her leadership skills and passion for nursing Oct. 14 by Seton Hall University College of Nursing at an event at Highlawn Pavilion in West Orange. Schmidt was presented with the George J. Hebert Leadership Award for her career […]

WSOU collects water to assist newark residents

WSOU collects water to assist newark residents

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — While problems with Newark’s residential water filters were recently addressed, pregnant women and children younger than 6 years are still being advised to avoid drinking city water, even if it has been filtered, and to use bottled water instead. The city, home to 285,000 residents, has only two distribution centers for […]

N.J. Junior Leagues donate 72,000 bottles of water to Newark residents

N.J. Junior Leagues donate 72,000 bottles of water to Newark residents

NEWARK, NJ — Junior Leagues from across New Jersey united as one Junior League to support the many residents of the city of Newark impacted by elevated lead levels in their drinking water. Each of the eight New Jersey Junior Leagues raised funds that went toward the bulk purchase of bottled water. Together at St. […]

CHS students visit Carnegie Hall for 2019 Sphinx Virtuosi Concert

CHS students visit Carnegie Hall for 2019 Sphinx Virtuosi Concert

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Students from Columbia High School traveled to New York City’s Carnegie Hall on Friday, Oct. 11, to attend the 2019 Sphinx Virtuosi Concert. The fourth annual trip was coordinated and chaperoned by James Manno, the school district’s fine arts supervisor, with additional chaperone support provided by parent and cellist Sarah Hewitt-Roth. The […]

South Orange Symphony’s free fall concert

South Orange Symphony’s free fall concert

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange Symphony will perform its free fall concert on Sunday, Oct. 27, at 3 p.m. at South Orange Middle School, 70 N. Ridgewood Road.  Join South Orange’s resident community orchestra to hear the music of the spooky and the sublime. Columbia High School’s Symphonic Choir joins the orchestra for Haydn’s […]

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