Transfer students find their collegial home in South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On Aug. 26, 328 transfer students were welcomed to Seton Hall University at the Transfer Students BBQ. Students transferred from institutions including Rutgers University, Quinnipiac University, Monmouth University, Mount St. Mary’s University, Rowan University and many of New Jersey’s community colleges. “The main reason I chose Seton Hall was for the […]

Flu vaccines in South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Department of Health will offer seasonal influenza vaccinations for residents ages 18 and older on Wednesday, Sept. 28, from noon until 3 p.m. at the firehouse, 56 Sloan St. in South Orange. Medicare Part B cards will not be accepted; everyone will be charged $20 and will receive […]

Public invited to join in celebration at Seton Hall Weekend

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The public is invited to attend Seton Hall Weekend, Sept. 23 through 25. Activities include music and theater performances, sporting events, campus tours, food, carnival games, rides and more. “Seton Hall Weekend is a university tradition that celebrates our close ties enjoyed by students, parents, alumni, faculty, staff and the surrounding […]

Attend a seniors fall party in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — There will be a seniors fall party on Sunday, Sept. 25, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Les Saisons B&B, 304 Elmwood Ave. in Maplewood. There will be music by the Starlighters Quartet with vocalist Joanie Murphy. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres by Chef Jesse, soft drinks, desserts, coffee and tea; alcohol is BYOB. […]

Bill to require NJ Transit to notify public prior to service reduction is now law

TRENTON, NJ — A bill Assembly Democrats Wayne P. DeAngelo, Raj Mukherji, Valerie Vainieri Huttle and John McKeon sponsored to help ensure that mass transit riders are properly informed of proposed service cuts is now law. The new law, A-227, requires NJ Transit to hold a public hearing and provide notice prior to a reduction […]

Seton Hall rises again in U.S. News & World Report’s rankings

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 America’s Best Colleges guide has ranked Seton Hall University among the top tier of national universities, and put the school on its list of “A Plus Schools for B Students.” For 2017, Seton Hall’s ranking rose for the sixth consecutive year to 118th among the […]

GenWealth Walks for Hope returns for fourth year

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The GenWealth Group will host its fourth annual GenWealth Walks for Hope on Saturday, Oct. 1, to raise funds to support brain cancer research in honor of longtime Maplewood resident and businessman Angelo Vayas, who died from glioblastoma. Participants in GenWealth Walks for Hope are asked to make a voluntary donation; donations […]

Senate action furthers Rahway River flood control initiative

CRANFORD, NJ — The Mayors Council on Rahway River Watershed Flood Control reported in a recent press release that on Sept. 15 the U.S. Senate passed by a 96-4 vote the Federal Water Resources Development Act, which includes a directive to the secretary to expedite the final review and provide pre-construction and engineering funds for […]

‘What does Jewish look like to you?’

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Oheb Shalom Congregation will hold “What does Jewish look like to you? A Kaleidoscope performance” on Sunday, Sept. 25, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the shul, located at 170 Scotland Road in South Orange. “Kaleidoscope” highlights the myriad stories of Jews of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds. A light […]