South Orange Symphony to embrace winter at carnival concert

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Symphony will play its Winter Carnival, a free family concert, on Sunday, Feb. 21, at 3 p.m. at the South Orange Middle School Auditorium, 70 N. Ridgewood Road in South Orange. The program is for adults and youngsters alike and will feature music by Bizet, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven and […]

Seton Hall University gives back to the South Orange Rescue Squad

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On Tuesday, Feb. 16, Seton Hall University gave back to the volunteers of the South Orange Rescue Squad with a donation of $10,263. The check was presented to Rescue Squad Capt. Dan Cohen by Tracy Gottlieb, vice president of student services, and Patrick Linfante, assistant vice president for public safety and […]

Cowboy Junkies bring unique musical styling to South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — It has been 30 years since the Cowboy Junkies released their debut album “Whites Off Earth Now!!” in 1986, yet record companies and critics alike have never quite been able to pin a label on the band. Straddling the lines between alternative country, blues and folk rock with frequent forays into […]

TSTI snowbirds stay connected during ‘winter break’

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — Rabbi Daniel Cohen, standing, far right, of Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange paid a recent visit to several dozen synagogue members who spend the winter or live full-time in Florida. “Our seniors may be in the Sunshine State now, but they are never far from our hearts,” Cohen said in […]

Friday Fish Fries offered by St. Andrew’s during Lent

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — St. Andrew & Holy Communion Episcopal Church, located at 160 W. South Orange Avenue in South Orange, will host a Fish Fry each Friday during Lent — Feb. 19 and 26, and March 4, 11 and 18 — from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The event on Feb. 19 will feature Fishing […]

Legendary singer to ‘hammer out love’ in South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Peter Yarrow is one of the very few who knows the power music can have in changing the world. As a member of the legendary folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary, Yarrow was on the frontlines of some of the biggest social activist movements of the 1960s, from the push against the […]

TSTI tweaks teen programs, drawing young Jews to community and religion

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — When the terror attacks occurred in Paris in November 2015, a “Hot Topic” discussion was sparked among Hebrew High students at Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel. The teens shared their feelings and views on responding to global unrest — an exchange made possible by a shift in how the Reform synagogue conducts its […]

Haggis, kilts and all-around good time at Burns Night

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Two South Orange-Maplewood School District parents turned a Scottish tradition into an opportunity to benefit the local nonprofit Achieve Foundation, raising more than $3,500 through a Burns Night celebration at the Woodland in Maplewood on Feb. 6. Piers and Adrienne MacWhannell brought the customary festivity honoring renowned Scottish poet Robert Burns to […]

Local neurologist charged with insurance fraud

SOUTH ORANGE / NEWARK, NJ — A North Jersey doctor has been indicted for allegedly billing numerous insurance carriers for medical procedures he did not perform himself or that were not performed at all, according to a Feb. 9 release from New Jersey acting Attorney General John Hoffman and the Office of Insurance Fraud Prosecutor. […]

WSOU’s ‘Hall Line’ marks 50th year at Prudential Center

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — More than 120 alumni, staff and friends of WSOU 89.5 FM, the student-run radio station of Seton Hall University, gathered Saturday, Feb. 6, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the sports call-in program “Hall Line.” The occasion was marked with a pregame reception and on-court ceremony at Newark’s Prudential Center that […]