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 […]

BOE to keep CHS baseball coaches despite criticisms

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Despite allegations of bullying, Columbia High School’s four baseball coaches were re-appointed to their positions during the Feb. 22 Board of Education meeting. The board voted 6-3 in favor of re-appointing head baseball coach Joseph Fischetti and assistant varsity baseball coach Matt Becht. The three dissenting votes were cast […]

A tight-knit community at the SOPL

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Amanda Cavanagh, a Seton Hall University student and DOVE volunteer who helps hold a storytime at South Orange Public Library at 10 a.m. every Friday, reads “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.”

South Orange USY provides art to nonprofit

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Teens from South Orange USY, which is affiliated with Oheb Shalom Congregation, visited Baltimore over Presidents Day weekend for a service trip. Pictured, the teens volunteer at Art With a Heart, an organization that helps at-risk children. The teens made art that the organization uses to support its projects.