South Orange native becomes next dean of U. of Minnesota Law School

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — An experienced, collaborative leader, Garry W. Jenkins will be the next dean of the University of Minnesota Law School, effective July 31. Jenkins grew up in South Orange, matriculating through the South Orange-Maplewood school system through South Orange Middle School, at which point he went to Delbarton School in Morristown, graduating […]

South Orange and Maplewood award contract for fire services study

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On July 11, the South Orange Board of Trustees unanimously authorized a resolution awarding a contract to Manitou Incorporated to conduct “an analysis of the operational efficiencies of and the feasibility of consolidation, merger or sharing of South Orange and Maplewood’s Municipal Fire Protection Services.” Then, on July 25, […]

CCR fundraiser to be held at Papillon 25

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Papillon 25 in South Orange will host a fundraiser for the South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race on Tuesday, Aug. 23, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the restaurant, located at 25 Valley St. Join the community for a buffet dinner that includes the specialties of Papillon 25 chef and owner […]

Arts Unbound presents the presidential election with ‘Politico: Access Ability’

ORANGE, NJ — This fall, four local art institutions — Arts Unbound in Orange, SOPAC in South Orange, The Pierro Gallery at the Baird in South Orange and Valley Arts in Orange — will mount interrelated exhibitions in which artists give voice to some of the sizeable issues that are informing the November presidential election. […]

CCR is now accepting applicants for its Home Maintenance Loan Program

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Summer is the season for home repairs. For qualifying South Orange and Maplewood residents needing exterior work on their houses, the South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race is now offering the Home Maintenance Loan Program. This special program lends to SOMA neighbors regardless of income level and is now open for applications. […]

With HIB report completed, those involved wait for next step

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The independent investigator hired by the South Orange-Maplewood School District to look into allegations of bullying against the Columbia High School baseball coaching staff submitted his final report during an executive session of the Board of Education at its special meeting July 7. District spokeswoman Suzanne Turner confirmed to the News-Record that […]

Take the pledge: Not In Our Two Towns

South Orange, Maplewood community come together to say ‘enough is enough,’ combat racism

Take the pledge: Not In Our Two Towns

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — A passionate plea for unity from a group of recent Columbia High School graduates sparked an outpouring of discussion and action from the Maplewood and South Orange communities concerning race relations and law enforcement procedures with the #NotInOurTwoTowns event held July 12 in the South Orange Middle School Auditorium. The event […]

SOMA residents celebrate varied cultures at XRootsFest

SOMA residents celebrate varied cultures at XRootsFest

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood Community Coalition on Race celebrated its 20th anniversary in the two towns and the many cultures here with XRootsFest at Flood’s Hill on July 16. The festival included art performances featuring many different cultures, booths selling handmade crafts that reflected the heritages of the vendors, and a zone for […]

South Orange has contracted with FSC Leak Detection

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange has contracted with FSC Computerized Water Main Leak Detection company to locate any leaks within the village’s water system, according to a recent release. They will be using sophisticated technology on fire hydrants and water valves in front of properties by attaching a series of computerized sound correlators and […]