District’s strategic plan gets under way

BOE passes strategic direction and action plan in final 2016 meeting, remains open to feedback

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The process to implement the South Orange-Maplewood School District’s strategic plan is under way following the Board of Education’s 8-1 vote — with board member Johanna Wright voting nay — to pass a resolution approving the plan’s strategic direction and action plan during its Dec. 19 meeting. Residents are […]

Cannata provides networking opportunity for SHU student leaders

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Through the entrepreneurial and philanthropic efforts of a Seton Hall alumnus, two students received the opportunity of a lifetime to be chosen as leaders representing Seton Hall’s diversity and the ability to network with industry giants at The Cannata Report’s annual awards and charities dinner. Shaaliyah Lyons and Hiyabu Habtemichael, senior […]

SOMSD receives grant for sustainable energy project

EWING, NJ — Sustainable Jersey recently selected four public school districts — including the South Orange-Maplewood School District — and four municipalities to receive Sustainable Jersey grants funded by the Gardinier Environmental Fund. Grants were distributed to fund projects including electric vehicle infrastructure and demonstration, energy efficiency upgrades to buildings and more. “Investments in local […]

Untermyer Gardens: past, present, future

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Timothy Tilghman, horticulturalist and head gardener at Untermyer Gardens, will introduce the Maplewood Garden Club to this garden, which is also a public park in Yonkers, N.Y., at the club’s meeting on Monday, Jan. 9, at 7:30 p.m. at Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker St. in Maplewood. In 1899 Samuel Untermyer purchased the […]

Seton Hall receives $8 million estate gift commitment

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Seton Hall University has received a $6 million addition to a $2 million estate gift commitment from an anonymous donor to support the department of chemistry and biochemistry. The combined $8 million gift is one of the largest in Seton Hall’s history. The gift will endow a faculty chair in the […]

Oheb Shalom to screen ‘Stateless’

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Oheb Shalom Congregation in South Orange will screen “Stateless” and lead a post-movie discussion on Saturday, Jan. 7, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at at the synagogue, 170 Scotland Road. The documentary “Stateless” tells the story of thousands of Soviet Jews who fled their home country, only to find themselves stranded […]

County presents awards in gingerbread contest

ROSELAND, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented awards to the children and families who participated in the Essex County Environmental Center’s 12th annual Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest on Tuesday, Dec. 20. There were 37 entries in this year’s contest. “Our Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest is a wonderful project […]

New Jersey aviation history celebrated in multi-disciplinary exhibition

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Seton Hall University’s Walsh Gallery presents “Learning to Fly: A Celebration of Flight and Exploration.” The exhibition commemorates several major anniversaries occurring in 2017, including the 80th anniversary of both Amelia Earhart’s disappearance and the Hindenburg disaster in 1937, as well as the 60th anniversary of the launch of the Sputnik […]

SO Civic Organization remembers Dr. King

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange Civic Organization presents its 47th annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration on Sunday, Jan. 8, at 3 p.m. at South Orange Middle School. The keynote speaker will be Wilfredo Caraballo, professor emeriti at Seton Hall Law School, former SOMA Board of Education member, former member of the N.J. General […]