‘Introspection’ at WO Arts Center

‘Introspection’ at WO Arts Center

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Arts Center will present Rosario D’Rivera’s “Introspection,” a show examining one’s own consciousness, thoughts and feelings. The process relies exclusively on observation of one’s mental state, while in a spiritual context, it may refer to the examination of one’s soul. The exhibit will run from April 1 to […]

BOE recognizes outstanding students, teachers

BOE recognizes outstanding students, teachers

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — At its Feb. 25 meeting, the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education recognized several students and employees for their recent accomplishments. Columbia High School senior Danielle Samake received an honorable mention at the Johns Hopkins University Model United Nations Conference. A National Merit Scholarship Program certificate of merit awarded to Michael A. Vernon, […]

Essex County Parks Dept. wins two awards

Essex County Parks Dept. wins two awards

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs was presented with two awards of excellence at the annual New Jersey Recreation and Parks Association convention held in Atlantic City on Feb. 26. The awards went to Grover Cleveland Park Playground in Caldwell/Essex Fells and Turtle Back Zoo’s African Adventure […]

Heroism at SHP saves mother’s life

Heroism at SHP saves mother’s life

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Feb. 28, at approximately 1:50 p.m., while assisting with Seton Hall Preparatory School’s dismissal and pickup of students, as well as stopping traffic for the school bus departure, employee Tom Ronnie was approached by a freshman, later identified as Michael DeStephano, who informed him there was a woman in a […]

CCR to tackle ‘Talking to Children about Race’ at event

CCR to tackle ‘Talking to Children about Race’ at event

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race has been working toward intentional integration in the two towns for decades and the Schools Committee of the Coalition works toward that goal in our schools and for our children. The CCR will present “Talking to Children about Race,” an annual, free program that offers […]

Crescent Lane hot water issue resolved

Crescent Lane hot water issue resolved

IRVINGTON, NJ — PhotoAccording to Jonelle Jones, a resident of the Irvington Housing Authority’s Crescent Lane public housing complex who complained she and other residents had been without hot water from Friday, Feb. 15, to Tuesday, Feb. 19, the hot water was turned back on by 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19. “It started running […]

JFS launches support group for young teens

JFS launches support group for young teens

LIVINGSTON, NJ — JFS MetroWest will begin offering a support group for teens ages 12 through 15 to gain insight into healthy relationships. The group will meet for six weeks on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., beginning March 19, at JFS offices located at 570 W. Mount Pleasant Ave, Suite 106, in Livingston. The […]

District jazz concert swings at West Orange High School

District jazz concert swings at West Orange High School

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual district jazz concert, held Feb. 26 at West Orange High School, showcased the talents of music students excelling in jazz from grades six through 12. The Edison Knights, Roosevelt Roughriders and Liberty Lion jazz bands performed several numbers with student solos highlighted throughout. Sixth-grade guitarist Jack Kimmel stunned the […]

Attend a forum on ‘Medicare for All’

Attend a forum on ‘Medicare for All’

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Join SOMA Action and Maplewood Senior Share for the “Medicare for All” forum on Saturday, March 16, from from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Maplewood Senior Center, 106 Burnett Ave., to learn the most recent iterations of policies being presented. All ages are welcome. The forum will address the following questions: […]