SOMAS Children’s Summer Program catalogs are out

SOMAS Children’s Summer Program catalogs are out

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood Adult School Children’s Summer Program offers more than 100 classes in creative arts, music, science and sports. Students get to choose their own classes — there are five periods in a day — and the day can be as long or short as you like. This […]

SOPD addresses use of force in public meeting

Village, PD look for community volunteers to partner with them moving forward

SOPD addresses use of force in public meeting

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Many members of the South Orange community gathered at the Jan. 28 Board of Trustees meeting for a presentation from police Chief Kyle Kroll on the disheartening statistics about police use of force released in New Jersey Advance Media’s “Force Report” this winter. While the presentation, which was followed by a […]

‘Bubbly Black Girl’ staged at Burgdorff

‘Bubbly Black Girl’ staged at Burgdorff

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Progressive Theater, in collaboration with the South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race, presents “The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin,” by Kristen Childs, at the Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts, 10 Durand Road in Maplewood, on Saturday, Feb. 16, at 2 and 8 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 17, at 2 […]

Two towns launch Operation Blue Angel for senior citizens

Two towns launch Operation Blue Angel for senior citizens

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Maplewood and South Orange Police departments, Senior Citizens Advisory committees, and SOMA Two Towns for All Ages recently announced the launch of Operation Blue Angel. This safety program aims to aid older adults who are either older than 55 or medically impaired and are frequently alone. Operation Blue […]

Seton Hall University to host graduate open house on Feb. 23

Seton Hall University to host graduate open house on Feb. 23

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Seton Hall University will host its annual graduate open house on Saturday, Feb. 23, from noon to 3 p.m. in Bethany Hall on the South Orange campus. Representatives from graduate degree and certificate programs in high-demand fields of business, communication, diplomacy and international relations, education, health and medical sciences, law, nursing, […]

MEND’s 2019 Green Bean Gala this March

MEND’s 2019 Green Bean Gala this March

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — MEND is hosting its annual fundraiser, the Green Bean Gala, on Saturday, March 9, from 7 to 11 p.m. at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood. The Green Bean Gala is a cocktail reception that will feature gourmet tasting stations, specialty drinks, music and dancing, and live and silent auctions. Named […]

South Orange flags fly at half-staff in honor ‘Babs’ Siperstein

South Orange flags fly at half-staff in honor ‘Babs’ Siperstein

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Barbra “Babs” Siperstein, an army veteran, small business person and New Jersey native, died Feb. 3 at age 76, prompting South Orange to lower its flags to half-staff to honor the longtime activist. Siperstein was known as one of New Jersey’s most prominent LGBTQ activists and was instrumental in securing protections […]

Village sees 3 power outages in just 2 weeks

Village sees 3 power outages in just 2 weeks

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Three power outages affected 881 PSE&G customers in South Orange in the last two weeks and have now been corrected, according to the power company in an email to the News-Record on Feb. 1. Lauren Ugorji, the communications consultant for PSE&G, said that the first outage was caused by high winds. […]

Nationally recognized higher ed. leader appointed SHU’s 21st president

Nationally recognized higher ed. leader appointed SHU’s 21st president

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Seton Hall University board of regents has voted to appoint Joseph E. Nyre, a nationally recognized leader in higher education, as the university’s 21st president, effective Aug. 1. Nyre has served as president of Iona College, a Roman Catholic institution in New Rochelle, N.Y., since 2011. “The board is overwhelmingly […]