South Orange BOT approves allocation for loan project to support black homebuyers

South Orange BOT approves allocation for loan project to support black homebuyers

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Board of Trustees approved a resolution to allocate $100,000 from an affordable housing settlement agreement with the Third and Valley redevelopment project to support the Wealth Gap Equalizer Loan program at its Oct. 11 meeting with a vote of 5-0; Trustee Karen Hartshorn Hilton was absent. The loans […]

Public relations organization recognized South Orange student

Public relations organization recognized South Orange student

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Public Relations Society of America New Jersey recently recognized more than 30 award-winning campaigns during its 32nd annual Pyramid Awards, honoring the most impactful communications campaigns of the last year. Winners — including South Orange’s Madison Vance, who won the Future PR Pro of the Year Award — were announced throughout […]

New venue, but same great theater offerings from former South Orange company

American Theater Group’s thoughtful new show is buoyed by excellent acting from its three cast members

New venue, but same great theater offerings from former South Orange company

By Debbie L. Hochberg / Correspondent BASKING RIDGE, NJ — The opening night buzz was palpable on Saturday night, Oct. 16, at the American Theater Group’s first production in 19 months, since the coronavirus pandemic shut down theaters — and the world. You could feel the joy in the air as we all waited on line […]

Harlem String Quartet visits Columbia High School

Harlem String Quartet visits Columbia High School

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Oct. 14, the Harlem String Quartet visited Columbia High School via an artist-in-residence program curated by the John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University.  The Harlem String Quartet is the Cali School’s new quartet-in-residence, introducing composer-in-residence Jessie Montgomery and inaugurating a new weekly residency program that will include […]

Achieve Foundation announces fall 2021 education grant recipients

Achieve Foundation announces fall 2021 education grant recipients

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The board of trustees at the Achieve Foundation, a nonprofit organization promoting high-quality education that prepares South Orange–Maplewood School District students for the future, has announced the recipients of its fall 2021 education grant awards. Local SOMA educators will receive $66,000 in grants that fund 34 varied projects and programs to support […]

Repairing the damage caused by Tropical Storm Ida in the reservation

Repairing the damage caused by Tropical Storm Ida in the reservation

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The South Mountain Conservancy recently expressed gratitude to the many volunteers who went through the South Mountain Reservation in search of damaged trails to report. With their feedback, the conservancy was able to compile a prioritized list of all major erosion problems caused by Tropical Storm Ida. The Hobble Falls culvert […]

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