OLS dons green for St. Patrick’s Day

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Our Lady of Sorrows of South Orange had a large contingent at the West Orange St. Patrick’s Day parade on March 13. The West Orange parade is one of the largest in the state and draws marchers from throughout New Jersey and even New York. Photos by Steve Ellmore

‘Irish Education 100’ honors three Seton Hall University educational leaders

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — As Seton Hall University celebrates St. Patrick’s Day, the university recognizes the achievements of three members of the Seton Hall University community who were recently inducted into the “Irish Education 100” honor roll. This national list is published annually by the Irish Voice honoring prominent leaders in American education, especially at […]

Make sure to register for the SOMAS summer program for children

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Catalogs are out and registration is under way for the South Orange-Maplewood Adult School’s children’s summer program. The program offers more than 100 classes in creative arts, music, science and sports. Students get to choose their own classes; the day can be as long or short as you like, […]

Blood drive at Our Lady of Sorrows

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — A community blood drive sponsored by Our Lady of Sorrows Church will be Sunday, March 20, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. inside the Lower Church, 217 Prospect St., South Orange. All blood donors must: bring signed or photo identification; weigh 110 pounds or more; and eat a meal prior to […]

Two towns choose ASI for reassessment

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood and South Orange will likely again use Appraisal Systems Inc. of Whippany for the upcoming joint property reassessment. Maplewood and South Orange will be conducting the joint reassessment — though Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca said at the March 1 Maplewood Township Committee meeting that South Orange will be […]

TSTI offers transitional pre-K program

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange area families with children who need a little more time and attention before starting kindergarten can enroll in Explorers, a transitional pre-K offered by Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel’s Iris Family Center for Early Childhood Education. The program is open to all families whose children have completed preschool, and registrations for […]

‘Likely Stories’ are told at CHS

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Inspired by Isaiah Sheffer’s Selected Shorts at Symphony Space, “Likely Stories,” formerly known as “Celebrity Readings,” is an evening of storytelling presented by the South Orange-Maplewood Adult School. Each year great short stories are “performed” by celebrated actors and this year’s event features local luminaries Charlie Pollock, Ami Brabson […]

CDBG grants to improve quality of life in two towns

CDBG grants to improve quality of life in two towns

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — South Orange, Maplewood and a local nonprofit organization have received a total of $297,753 from the Community Development Block Grant Program, an initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and administered through the Essex County Division of Housing and Community Development that provides monies to […]

Panel on prisoner reentry at SHU

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — In celebration of National Criminal Justice Month, the Seton Hall University community and the public are invited to join an informative panel discussion from the Criminal Justice Program on the topic of prisoner reentry on Tuesday, March 15, at noon in the University Center Room 210. The panel will feature professor […]