An olive-pressing engagement at TBA

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The students of the Jewish Learning Program of Temple B’nai Abraham in Livingston recently enjoyed learning about the upcoming holiday of Hanukkah. They particularly delighted in the hands-on experience of making oil for Hanukkah menorahs, one of the key symbols of this Jewish holiday. The students participated in the workshop that demonstrated […]

Tensions continue to rise between administration, teachers

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Superintendent of Schools Jeffrey Rutzky has come under fire after making reference to the ongoing West Orange Education Association contract negotiations in an email that asked district faculty to keep daily challenges “in perspective” on the fourth anniversary of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Rutzky’s Dec. 14 email stated […]

1978 Maplewood Arts Center to feature student artwork

‘FRESH 9.0’ recognizes budding artistic talent

1978 Maplewood Arts Center to feature student artwork

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — “FRESH 9.0,” an exhibit now in its ninth year that features artwork by Advanced Placement studio art students from six area high schools, opened Tuesday, Dec. 20, at 1978 Maplewood Arts Center. The schools represented include: Columbia High School in Maplewood, Arts High School in Newark, West Essex Regional High School in […]

WOHS cheerleaders join the battle against cancer

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Cycle for Survival recently announced that, under the guidance of Olivia Del Spina, the West Orange High School cheerleaders will join the battle and act as ambassadors at the Memorial Sloan Kettering cancer charity event on Saturday, Feb. 4, during the afternoon session. Equinox Fitness on River Road in Summit will […]

Holiday Party and Toy Giveaway is a huge success

Holiday Party and Toy Giveaway is a huge success

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Hundreds came to Calvary-Roseville United Methodist Church on Main Street in East Orange on Saturday, Dec. 17, to participate in the Joi’s Angels annual Holiday Party and Toy Giveaway, and despite the large number of attendees, Pastor Veronica Palmer said there was still room for more. “Joi’s Angels is a community […]

Parents speak out on BOE winner’s residency

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A group of Bloomfield parents, concerned with the allegation that a winning school board candidate may not have been a township resident for the requisite time, spoke out over the weekend. The parents were Jen and Ted Gamble; Stephanie Gulley; Satenik Margaryan, Ben Morse, Lauren Fabetti, Meghan Gulczynski and Kim Beese. The group […]

WSOU collected more than 600 pounds of food for local food bank

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — As part of its commitment to community service, student-run WSOU 89.5 FM at Seton Hall University once again participated in the “Students Change Hunger” program, collecting 640 pounds of food for the Community Food Bank of New Jersey. The haul was 300 pounds more than was collected by the station last […]