SOMA Board of Education candidates debate on Oct. 10

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange–Maplewood School District Presidents Council and League of Women Voters will jointly present a 2022 Board of Education candidates debate at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 10, in the district meeting room at 525 Academy St. in Maplewood.  The debate will include the five candidates who are currently vying for […]

JESPY welcomes thespian and business consultant to board of trustees

JESPY welcomes thespian and business consultant to board of trustees

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — JESPY House announced the addition of business consultant Samantha Jones and Broadway actress Diane Davis to its board of trustees. A nonprofit organization based in South Orange, JESPY House provides a wide range of support services to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities; visit jespy.org to learn more.  Jones, a resident […]

South Orange library announces new head of youth services

South Orange library announces new head of youth services

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange Public Library’s longtime teen librarian, Keisha Miller, has been promoted to head of youth services.  “Her advocacy for all youth, commendable experience as a teen librarian, engaging programming skills, and enthusiasm to support the South Orange community have prepared her well for this role,” library Director Jill Faherty said.  […]

South Orange translator publishes book of short stories twice banned in Germany

South Orange translator publishes book of short stories twice banned in Germany

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Last week was Banned Books Week, a week to celebrate the many books that have been deemed too controversial and to speak out against censorship. South Orange resident Michael Gillespie has taken a strong stance against censorship himself with his latest publication. In June, Gillespie published an English translation of German […]

Columbia HS senior named a 2023 National Merit Scholarship semifinalist

Columbia HS senior named a 2023 National Merit Scholarship semifinalist

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the names of approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the annual 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program. Among the academically talented high school seniors named is one senior from Columbia High School, Holden U. Reeves.  The semifinalists will compete for more than 7,250 National Merit scholarships […]

‘Sunday in the Park With Asher’ at Durand-Hedden

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Join Durand-Hedden on Sunday, Oct. 2, from 1 to 4 p.m., as three plein air artists create unique landscape paintings while working on the grounds at Grasmere Park, 523 Ridgewood Road in Maplewood. As attendees watch these artists, they will hear about the artists’ technique, process, color choice and more. Works by […]

Congrats to the winners of the 2022 Essex County Golf Tournament

Congrats to the winners of the 2022 Essex County Golf Tournament

BELLEVILLE, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr., center, congratulates the winners of the 2022 Essex County Golf Tournament. William Cannon, left, of Belleville, won the Amateur Division with a three-day score of 215. Tom McDonald, right, of West Caldwell, won the Super Seniors Division with a score of 227. Not pictured is […]

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