Chabad education program to ask tough questions about criminal justice

Chabad education program to ask tough questions about criminal justice

WEST ORANGE, NJ — This February, Rabbi Mendy Kasowitz of Chabad of West Orange will offer “Crime and Consequence,” a new six-session course by the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute, exploring 3,000 years of Jewish perspective on conviction, sentencing and criminal rehabilitation. Beginning Monday, Feb. 4, at 7:30 p.m., participants in the course will challenge their […]

eBorg STEM to hold robotics workshop for Girl Scouts

eBorg STEM to hold robotics workshop for Girl Scouts

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Friday, Jan. 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Liberty Middle School, 1 Kelly Drive in West Orange, eBorg Robotics — Team No. 12538 — will host a free FIRST Robotics Workshop and a STEM question-and-answer session for Girl Scouts of Essex and Morris counties. The robotics workshop will be […]

Impact100 Essex awards $120,000 grant to Schools That Can Newark

Impact100 Essex awards $120,000 grant to Schools That Can Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Impact100 Essex awarded a $120,000 grant to Schools That Can Newark, a nonprofit that reimagines education to provide real-world, hands-on, industry-specific STEM education and experience for high school students in Newark. Schools That Can was voted the awardee by the Impact100 Essex membership at their annual meeting after each of the four […]

Lonon to discuss her graphic novel at SOPL

Lonon to discuss her graphic novel at SOPL

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Local author Elly Lonon will appear at the South Orange Public Library, 65 Scotland Road, on Monday, Jan. 28, at 7:30 p.m. to discuss her graphic novel “Amongst the Liberal Elite: The Road Trip Exploring Societal Inequities Solidified by Trump (RESIST).” Lonon will discuss the process of creating her satirical graphic […]

Montclair HS swim teams celebrate their success so far this season as they gear up for Essex County meet

Montclair HS swim teams celebrate their success so far this season as they gear up for Essex County meet

By Lorelle Nottle Driever Correspondent MONTCLAIR – On the heels of a busy week of swimming, with meets against Verona (winning 125-42 girls, 119-46 boys), Seton Hall Prep/Mount St. Dominic Academy, and Newark Academy, Montclair High School’s swimmers took time over the weekend to enjoy genuine camaraderie on land, breaking bread together, celebrating their success […]

WOHS students receive awards at NJASC convention

WOHS students receive awards at NJASC convention

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School Student Council President Selam Woldai received “Student Leader of the Year” and sophomore Rian DeVera was elected as vice president to the New Jersey Association of Student Councils on Jan. 9. Selam attended the 93rd annual NJASC convention with DeVera and Health Careers Club Vice President Siddi […]

Mancuso to spearhead new Community Services Dept.

Mancuso to spearhead new Community Services Dept.

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — As 2018 gave way to 2019, a big change took place in Maplewood. The administration created two “super departments” — the Department of Community Services and the Department of Community Development. The new Community Services Department, which covers the Recreation, Health and Welfare divisions, will be headed by new Community Services Director […]

Pro footballer Curtis Martin to speak at TBA

Pro footballer Curtis Martin to speak at TBA

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Temple B’nai Abraham Men’s Club is hosting its annual sports breakfast on Sunday, Jan. 27, at the temple, 300 E. Northfield Road, Livingston, entrance on East Cedar Street. Curtis Martin, Pro Football Hall of Famer and former NY Jet, will be the guest speaker and ShopRite of Livingston is the corporate […]

Eagle project gives bleeding-control kits to schools

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — In reaction to the rash of school shootings in the United States, Andrew Leccese, an Eagle Scout candidate in Troop 855, Glen Ridge, wants his local school district to be prepared for a day he hopes never happens. He raised funds to purchase and then gathered a team of Scouts to […]