Sustainable Essex Alliance to enter second round of program

Sustainable Essex Alliance to enter second round of program

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Sustainable Essex Alliance will enter the second round of the Sustainable Energy Aggregation program in April, offering an alternative power company from PSE&G to the seven towns that combine to make up the alliance: Glen Ridge, Glen Rock, Livingston, Maplewood, Montclair, South Orange and Verona. Livingston and Glen Rock were […]

South Orange–Maplewood School District, teachers union enter mediation regarding in-person learning

South Orange–Maplewood School District, teachers union enter mediation regarding in-person learning

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange–Maplewood School District and South Orange–Maplewood Education Association, the teachers union, began mediation meetings on Feb. 19, after the Feb. 15 announcement that hybrid learning would not begin as scheduled. It was a reversal of the decision made only a few hours before that in-person classes would […]

Mount Saint Mary Academy holds winter coat drive

Mount Saint Mary Academy holds winter coat drive

WATCHUNG, NJ — At Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung, members of the Helping Other People Everywhere Club, the Peer Ministry program and the Student Council held a winter coat drive for St. Ann’s Franciscan Soup Kitchen in Newark. According to Donna Toryak, MSMA director of admissions and H.O.P.E. Club adviser, the collection boxes and […]

March events at Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange

March events at Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange is hosting online programs focused on the arts, social justice and Jewish learning in March. The programs, which are free of charge and open to all, will be held via Zoom; registration in advance for all is required. Details and registration links are as follows: […]

Essex County commissioners celebrate African American Heritage Month

Essex County commissioners celebrate African American Heritage Month

NEWARK, NJ — On Feb. 17, the Essex County Board of County Commissioners virtually held its 2021 African American Heritage Month celebration via Zoom. The ceremony commemorated the heritage, culture, resilience and spirit of the African American community, and acknowledged the contributions of Essex County’s African American residents.  Commissioner President Wayne Richardson began the program […]

South Orange PD seeks volunteers for crossing guard duty, DVRT

South Orange PD seeks volunteers for crossing guard duty, DVRT

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Police Department is looking for crossing guards and Domestic Violence Response Team volunteers.  The South Orange Police Department is looking for dependable adults to fill part-time and per diem school crossing guard positions. The volunteer’s duty would be to ensure the safety of children and other pedestrians as […]

Maplewood Health Department to conduct focus groups for minority communities

Maplewood Health Department to conduct focus groups for minority communities

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Health Department is conducting focus groups within the Maplewood and South Orange community. The department is looking for volunteers to participate in two focus groups — one in the two towns’ Latino community and the other in the African American and Caribbean community — to identify gaps in communication, address […]

Maplewoodstock postponed to Oct. 2 and 3

Maplewoodstock postponed to Oct. 2 and 3

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — With both sadness and optimism, the organizers of Maplewoodstock have announced that the annual music festival is being postponed to Oct. 2 and 3.  “While we are all encouraged by the fact that vaccines are now being rolled out, we are also concerned about the variants that are surfacing,” the Maplewoodstock Volunteer […]

District flip-flops, agrees to remain virtual for time being

District flip-flops, agrees to remain virtual for time being

MAPLEWOOD & SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange–Maplewood School District is returning to all-virtual instruction indefinitely, the district announced in a statement on Feb. 15. The decision came just hours after the release of a district announcement that Phase 3 of its hybrid learning reopening plan would continue on April 19, a move forward […]

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