South Orange Symphony to end 68th season with spring concert

South Orange Symphony to end 68th season with spring concert

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Symphony concludes its 68th season with the “Orchestral Colors” spring concert on Saturday, May 13, at 7:30 p.m. at South Orange Middle School, 70 N. Ridgewood Road, South Orange. Susan Haig of Summit conducts. This concert features selections from five 19th- and early 20th-century composers. A common theme […]

SHU, SOS to screen ‘Seven’

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Spread the word and attend a screening of “Seven,” a film showcasing the life stories of seven South Orange seniors, presented by South Orange Seniors and the Seton Hall University College of Communication & Arts, on Saturday, May 13, from 1 to 3 p.m. at SOPAC, 1 SOPAC Way in South […]

County to host open house for mental health awareness

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Essex County will host its first Mental Health Awareness Month Open House at the Essex County Hospital Center in Cedar Grove. The goal of the daylong event is to raise awareness about mental health, to educate the public about behaviors that increase the risk of developing mental illness and to break […]

Four run for 3 seats on Board of Trustees

Clarke, Hilton, Saeed and Schnall vie for three open seats on South Orange’s governing body

Four run for 3 seats on Board of Trustees

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange residents are not lacking qualified candidates to choose from in the 2017 Board of Trustees election, which sees two incumbents and two challengers running for three open seats. Incumbent running mates Walter Clarke and Stephen Schnall are both coming off successful first terms on the board, respectively distinguishing themselves […]

The Campfire Flies to perform at The Woodland

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Campfire Flies, a group pooling the talent of some of New Jersey’s most acclaimed original bands — The Cucumbers, Speed the Plough and The Thousand Pities — will perform at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood, on Friday, May 12, with doors opening at 7:30 p.m. The band features acoustic […]

Community forum for immigrants at Clinton School

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — There will be a community forum for immigrants on Thursday, May 18, at 7 p.m. at Clinton School, 27 Berkshire Road in Maplewood. Are you an immigrant who works, studies or lives in Maplewood, South Orange or a nearby town? Are you concerned about how new executive orders and enforcement policies might […]

Speck joins Words family

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Words Bookstore in Maplewood recently announced that Merril Speck has joined its staff as floor manager. Speck has more than 15 years experience working in various aspects of retail. He has worked in the book business for the past seven years, beginning as a volunteer and rising to store manager at Housing […]

BOE passes 2017-18 school year budget, raises taxes

District saves grammar school Spanish to much applause

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education adopted the 2017-18 school year budget and tax levy in an 8-1 vote at its April 24 meeting. This leaves a more than $500,000 shortfall for the school district to make up, despite the fact that taxes will increase by 3.56 percent and […]