State Teen Arts Festival recognizes CHS students

State Teen Arts Festival recognizes CHS students

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Columbia High School art students were recognized at the New Jersey State Teen Arts Festival at Ocean County College on May 30, marking the third consecutive year in which CHS participated in the festival. South Orange-Maplewood School District was the sole Essex County school district participating in the festival. Fifteen CHS visual […]

DOI installs new board members, officers

DOI installs new board members, officers

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The 112th annual meeting of Daughters of Israel took place June 5 at the facility. The evening included an installation of officers and governors, and cocktail reception. From left are Susan Grosser, DOI executive vice president and executive director; David Silverstein, current DOI president; and incoming board members Marty Young and […]

Golda Och premieres ‘Names, Not Numbers’ Holocaust documentary

Golda Och premieres ‘Names, Not Numbers’ Holocaust documentary

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Tuesday, May 28, more than 350 people attended the film premiere of Golda Och Academy’s “Names, Not Numbers” Holocaust documentary film project held at Temple Beth Shalom in Livingston. The event was the culmination of the year-long, intergenerational project, created by educator Tova Fish-Rosenberg, in which students in grades 10 […]

Senior Freeze Program eligibility in SO for 2018

Senior Freeze Program eligibility in SO for 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Senior Freeze Program reimburses eligible senior citizens and disabled persons for property tax or mobile home park site fee increases on their principal residence, according to a recent release from South Orange Village. To qualify, you must meet all the eligibility requirements for each year from the base year through […]

Mayor’s son appointed to Irvington BOE

IRVINGTON, NJ — According to Acting Irvington Board of Education President Richard Williams, the board elected a new president and vice president at its regular meeting on Wednesday, May 15, and Anthony Vauss Jr. was appointed to fill the seat of former board member Jamillah Beasley-McCleod, who was appointed as South Ward councilwoman in April. […]

West Orange celebrates Pride with flag-raising

West Orange celebrates Pride with flag-raising

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Residents and officials celebrated Pride Month by raising a rainbow flag in front of Town Hall on June 3, celebrating LGBTQ members of the community at the beginning of the national celebration month. Mayor Robert Parisi and state Sen. Richard Codey, who represents District 27, spoke at the event before students […]

Memorial Day Duck Race is huge success

Memorial Day Duck Race is huge success

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Mountain YMCA 2019 Duck Race on Memorial Day, May 27, was a resounding success, drawing large crowds into Memorial Park for this nostalgic event. This year, the duck race raised $23,914 that will help change children’s lives. More than 75 percent of the proceeds goes to the Financial Assistance Program […]

Bloomfield local stars in NLT’s new show

Bloomfield local stars in NLT’s new show

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Although Bloomfield resident Crystal Bennett will be performing in only her second production at the Nutley Little Theatre in the upcoming “[title of show],” she has been quite busy. “I’ve done seven shows this year alone,” she said prior to a recent rehearsal. “I work a lot.” But acting, singing and dancing […]

Blood drive at Our Lady of Sorrows

Blood drive at Our Lady of Sorrows

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Our Lady of Sorrows will hold a community blood drive on Sunday, June 16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the church’s community room, 217 Prospect St. in South Orange. Appointments are preferred,but walk-ins are welcome. Make an appointment at www.donor.cbsblood.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/48467. All donors will receive free cholesterol, blood pressure, temperature, […]