History symposium will honor 150 years at the SOPL

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Six speakers presenting topics focused on South Orange’s history, libraries and communities will speak at the second bi-annual symposium presented by South Orange Historical and Preservation Society and South Orange Public Library on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 1 to 4 p.m. at South Orange Middle School, 70 Ridgewood Road in South […]

Annual Wilf Lecture talks about building a better world

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — “Can we all get along?” It’s as important a question as any in this day and age — and it’s one that the Sister Rose Thering Fund for Education in Jewish-Christian Studies will explore in detail. The fund’s annual Dr. Marcia Robbins Wilf Lecture will take place on Sunday, Nov. 6, […]

NJAW reminds customers to conserve while drought warning is in effect

VOORHEES, NJ — The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has issued a drought warning for the following 14 counties: Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren. The drought warning designation is an exercise of the DEP’s non-emergency authority and aims to reduce the likelihood or severity […]

Siegel to discuss Israel’s solution to its water problem at TSTI

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Israel Involvement Committee at Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange and the Community Relations Committee of the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ will co-host a talk by Seth M. Siegel, a writer, activist and entrepreneur, on Monday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. Siegel will discuss the transformative agricultural and […]

Assembly approves giving Judiciary Committee subpoena power to investigate NJ Transit

TRENTON, NJ — The N.J. Assembly on Oct. 20 voted 71-0 to launch an investigation into the safety and financial practices of NJ Transit, giving the Assembly Judiciary Committee subpoena power to conduct an inquiry, according to a press release. The Judiciary panel is working on the inquiry with the Senate Legislative Oversight Committee; this […]

SOMSD wins sustainability award for collaboration with Maplewood Green Team

EWING, NJ — Sustainable Jersey for Schools recently announced the recipients of the 2016 Sustainability Champion award, the Green Team Collaboration award and the Sustainability Makes $ense award. This year, three schools in Atlantic County — Reeds Road Elementary School, Alder Avenue Middle School and Egg Harbor Township High School — received the Sustainability Champion […]

Maplewood to hold annual Halloween Parade

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Ghosts, goblins and witches will be roaming Maplewood Village along Maplewood Avenue at the annual Halloween Costume Contest sponsored by the Maplewood Chamber of Commerce and the Maplewood Village Alliance on Monday, Oct. 31, from 3 to 5 p.m. The festivities include trick or treating, music and dancing, and prizes for best […]