NJ Transit urges customers not to use Galaxy Note7 on trains

NEWARK, NJ — Following safety concerns raised by Samsung about its Galaxy Note7, NJ Transit is strongly urging all customers not to use or charge the mobile device on board trains, buses, light rail vehicles or in stations and facilities, according to a recent release from NJ Transit. “We are asking our customers who have […]

Talking about race with the CCR

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood Community Coalition on Race will host “Talking about Race and Culture: The Construction of Race” with Khyati Joshi on Monday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. at the South Orange Middle School Library. Joshi, a professor of education at Fairleigh Dickinson University and author and co-editor of many publications, […]

Blood drives in Essex County

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — New Jersey Blood Services will hold several blood drives in the area which are open to the public. Sunday, Sept. 18, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Mantena Global Care, 294 Ferry St. in Newark; Thursday, Sept. 22, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Essex County College’s Clara Dasher […]

SOPAC and JCC to host Amsellem’s Israeli film series

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The opportunity to experience a handpicked series of foreign films about Israeli culture, all directed by Israeli filmmakers, is now available to cinema enthusiasts and history buffs at the South Orange Performing Arts Center and the JCC MetroWest in West Orange as part of “La Cinematheque Film Club,” hosted by South […]

Ibtihaj Muhammad is celebrated by township

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Ibtihaj Muhammad is celebrated by township

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Saturday, Sept. 10, Maplewood held a motorcade, parade and meet-and-greet to celebrate hometown hero Ibtihaj Muhammad, who earned a bronze medal for fencing as a member of Team USA’s Sabre Team at the 2016 summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Muhammad, who earned national recognition for being the first […]

Blood drive at Oheb Shalom

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Oheb Shalom Congregation will host a Red Cross blood drive on Sunday, Sept. 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 170 Scotland Road in South Orange. Save lives in New Jersey by donating blood at this event organized to honor the memory of Avia Bearg. For more information, visit www.OhebShalom.org.

Touché Amoré visits WSOU

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The staff of student-run WSOU 89.5 FM at Seton Hall University got a Labor Day treat when Touché Amoré dropped by the station for a visit. The band spoke at length with WSOU DJ Ryan Stetz about the writing process for their new album “Stage Four,” out Sept. 16 on Epitaph […]

Budhos to launch new book at Words Bookstore

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Award-winning Maplewood author Marina Budhos will be celebrating the publication launch of her latest young adult novel, “Watched,” at Words Bookstore on Saturday, Sept. 17, at 5 p.m. Budhos will be joined in conversation with Maplewood resident Helen Wan, author of “The Partner Track,” and, following the presentation, Budhos will be signing […]