Judge refuses to dismiss charges in Dufault case

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Yet again, a Superior Court judge has rejected a bid from a former Maplewood teacher to dismiss charges that she sexually assaulted six male students. Superior Court Judge Michael L. Ravin on Feb. 29 denied a motion from Nicole Dufault to reconsider his Dec. 18, 2015, ruling that denied […]

Carter bringing new spin on folk music to South Orange stage

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Regina Carter grew up in Detroit and now lives in New Jersey but her roots, at least in part, run through the South. The acclaimed violinist’s grandfather was an Alabama coal miner who died before she was born. And while Carter never had the chance to meet him, she did know […]

South Orange family pens books on popular video game

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Not many teenagers can say that their mastery of a video game led them to the opportunity to co-author a book about their hobby, but 15-year-old South Orange resident Jordon P. Hollow can. The teen recently co-authored two Minecraft books with his mother, Michele Hollow. Jordon, an avid Minecraft player, recently […]

Night of 100 Dinners returns to homes, restaurants March 5

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Achieve Foundation’s “Night of 100 Dinners” is an annual fundraising event, now in its 12th year, in which residents host dinners in their homes to raise awareness of and money for Achieve programs that directly impact students in the South Orange-Maplewood School District. Hosts donate their party costs […]

Send SOHPS your essay for chance at winning scholarship

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Historical and Preservation Society is offering a $1,000 scholarship in a competition open to all high school juniors and seniors living in South Orange and Maplewood who will be entering an accredited institution of higher education upon graduation from high school. To win the prize, students must submit […]

Junior League brings community groups together for ‘Kids For Kids’

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Community groups are joining forces — for a fourth year — in Millburn next month for a children’s volunteering event to help youngsters in need. ‘Kids For Kids,’ organized by the Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills, brings together local groups and children for a morning of hands-on volunteering […]

Stanton to head SHU’s new medical school

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Seton Hall University and Hackensack University Health Network have named Dr. Bonita Stanton, a nationally recognized expert on pediatric medicine, as the founding dean of their new school of medicine, which is slated to open in fall 2018. She is expected to begin her new role in March. “Whether working with […]

Seton Hall University hosts annual Conference on Women and Gender

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — More than 260 scholars and advocates gathered for the Seton Hall University Conference on Women and Gender on Feb. 12. Sponsored by the Women and Gender Studies Program, the event featured breakout sessions with expert panels and a keynote address by sociologist Rifat Salam. An awards luncheon honored the winners of […]