Sixth annual STOP for Nikhil 5K fundraiser raises $52,000

Community pledges to end distracted driving for Nikhil

Sixth annual STOP for Nikhil 5K fundraiser raises $52,000

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The STOP for Nikhil 5K Run/Walk raised more than $52,000 and attracted more than 800 people for its sixth year at West Orange High School on Sept. 18. That money will go toward funding the programs of the Nikhil Badlani Foundation, a West Orange nonprofit organization that has promoted safe driving […]

TSTI welcomes in the Jewish New Year

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange invites those who wish to experience a more casual setting to start the Jewish New Year at its early erev Rosh Hashanah service on Sunday, Oct. 2, at 5:30 p.m. The one-hour service, open to the public, will be held on the expansive lawn and […]

Rachel Coalition seeks volunteers to train to assist victims of domestic violence

NEWARK, NJ — The Rachel Coalition, a partnership of nine Northern New Jersey organizations, working together to provide services and support programs for victims of domestic violence in Essex and Morris counties, is seeking volunteers for its Court Advocate Program. This 40-hour hands-on training program educates participants to assist domestic violence victims with emotional and […]

Maplewood, Verona selected to compete in Sustainable Jersey Solar Challenge

EWING, NJ — Sustainable Jersey announced on Sept. 22 that seven municipalities were selected for the Sustainable Jersey Solar Challenge program; they are Galloway, Highland Park, Hoboken, Hopewell, Maplewood, Verona and Woodbridge. Woodbridge and Highland Park also served as early pilots to fine-tune the program. These municipalities will promote the adoption of solar energy at […]

Maplewood candidates debate the issues

Maplewood candidates debate the issues

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The two candidates running for the sole open seat on the Maplewood Township Committee participated in a candidates’ forum at DeHart Community Center last night, Sept. 22. The forum was hosted by the Hilton Neighborhood Association and moderated by Carol Buchanan. Running for the TC are Democrat Frank McGehee and Republican Michael […]

Seth Boyden School inaugurates outdoor classroom

Seth Boyden School inaugurates outdoor classroom

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — After two decades of gradually transforming its backyard into a vibrant outdoor learning center, Seth Boyden Elementary School in Maplewood inaugurated the final and most highly anticipated phase of the project: an open-air classroom bordered by an art nook, a performance area and a large habitat garden — a space that the […]

Susan Scherreik named a top businesswoman

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Susan Scherreik, founding director of the Stillman School of Business’ Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, has been named a 2016 Top 25 Leading Woman Entrepreneur/Intrapreneur of New Jersey by Leading Women Entrepreneurs. The group annually acknowledges businesswomen who have demonstrated stellar performance and achievement in business and economic innovation, community involvement and […]

KST Productions launches into its first project

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — KST Productions had its launch reception on Sept. 17 at Inkosi Restaurant in South Orange. Founded by three women, KST Productions’ first project will be “H.U.S.H….nomore.” H.U.S.H. stand for healing unwanted scars with hope. If you are interested in becoming a cast member, send a 30-second video to castcall@hushnomore.net. All stories […]

Pedestrian struck by car in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Sept. 21 at approximately 12:10 p.m., Maplewood police responded to the 7-Eleven on Valley Street on a report of a pedestrian being struck by a car, according to a release from police. Upon the officers’ arrival, they discovered that a 15-year-old female had been struck in front of the store. A […]

‘Un-Common-Place’ at CHS explores life experiences

‘Un-Common-Place’ at CHS explores life experiences

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — With a deliberately ambiguous title, three local artists took unique approaches to exploring common experiences in the exhibit “Un-Common-Place,” which is on display through Sept. 30 at the Domareki Gallery in Columbia High School. The exhibit, curated by CHS art teacher Ellen Weisbord, features the work of Sybil Archibald and Russell Christian, […]