South Orange seniors enjoy the Roaring ’20s

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Residents of the Village Apartments of the Jewish Federation in South Orange stepped back in time at a Roaring ’20s-themed New Year’s party on Dec. 29. Residents and guests sported period attire while dining on delicious food and enjoying dance music of the era, with entertainment by the Joel Zelnick Duo. […]

NJAW, SO water contract goes into effect

Following underwhelming performance from EOWC, village switches water providers Jan. 1

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On Jan. 1, South Orange Village switched water suppliers, leaving behind the oft-criticized East Orange Water Commission and forging ahead with New Jersey American Water. South Orange entered into a 30-year water sales agreement and 10-year operations and maintenance agreement with American Water, the largest water supplier in the nation. Thanks […]

Young families enjoy Hanukkah celebration at TSTI

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange threw a rocking Hanukkah party with an evening of fun for young families on Dec. 16, 2016. Children in preschool through second grade got ready for the holiday by making edible menorahs and coloring, after which they enjoyed a pizza dinner and attended an intergenerational […]

‘Children of Eden’ on stage at The Woodland

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Front and Center for Performing Arts will present the musical “Children of Eden,” with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by John Caird, at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood, this weekend. Showtimes are Friday, Jan. 20, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 21, at 1 and 7 p.m.; […]

Rec director to speak at HNA meeting

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Hilton Neighborhood Association’s Thursday, Jan. 19, meeting at 7:30 p.m. in DeHart Community Center, 120 Burnett Ave. in Maplewood, will feature Melissa Mancuso, recently appointed director of Maplewood’s recreation and cultural arts. Mancuso will discuss opportunities offered, new programs and plans for the future; this event will also offer community members […]

NCGW to hold annual Harambee breakfast

NEWARK, NJ — The National Council of Negro Women, Section of the Oranges, will celebrate its 34th Harambee breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 18, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Metropolitan Baptist Church, 149 Springfield Ave. in Newark. The breakfast’s theme is “Keeping the Lights On: Education, Activism and Sisterhood,” with guest speaker Maretta J. […]

SOPAC nominated for JerseyArts award

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange Performing Arts Center had been nominated for Favorite Small Performing Arts Center in the 2017 People’s Choice Awards. SOMA Film Festival, co-produced by SOPAC, is nominated for Favorite Film Festival. Now in its ninth year, the annual awards program run by Discover Jersey Arts pays tribute to the […]

Maplewood Scouts invite transgender boy to join them

Town’s Scouts open arms to boy booted from his pack

Maplewood Scouts invite transgender boy to join them

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A Maplewood Cub Scout pack has offered to take in an 8-year-old transgender boy who made international headlines after being asked to leave his Secaucus pack due to his gender identity. Cub Scout Pack 20 leader Kyle Hackler said he sent an invitation to Joe Maldonado and his family through the journalist […]

Get to the heart of health

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Join one of the nurse practitioners from The Heart Centers at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston to learn about living a heart-healthy life on Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 2:30 p.m. at Winchester Gardens’ auditorium, 333 Elmwood Ave. in Maplewood. This event is sponsored by the Maplewood Health Department.