Soon-to-be Seton Hall graduate makes mark in environmental stewardship

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Among Seton Hall’s Class of 2016 is Andriana Fragola, who will graduate with a degree in environmental studies and minors in psychology and anthropology. Her time as a Pirate has been marked by the discovery of her passion for protecting the environment and opportunities to put her environmentalism into practice. “I […]

Congregation Beth El welcomes new preschool director

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Congregation Beth El has announced that Danielle Hartwig will join the congregation in July as the next director of the Thelma K. Reisman Preschool. Hartwig joins Beth El from Congregation Agudath Israel in Caldwell, where she most recently served as the curriculum and program coordinator in the synagogue’s Early Childhood Center, […]

Community Coalition on Race launches Shekere Maker workshops

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race has partnered with local visual and performing artist Ahmondylla Best to launch the 2016 Shekere Maker Project. The inaugural series will enable residents to learn the unique process of making a West African shekere instrument from start to finish, as well as how to […]

Trivium stops by to take over WSOU

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On their way from Florida to the Playstation Theater in New York City earlier this week, Trivium, a heavy metal band, drove its tour bus onto the campus of Seton Hall University for a takeover and interview on WSOU 89. FM. The band discussed its latest album, social media trends, the […]

Block to speak on Israel advocacy at TSTI

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange invites the public to a Shabbat, Scholar and Supper program featuring guest speaker Joshua Block of The Israel Project on Friday, May 13. The Friday night service will be held at 6 p.m., followed by a community dinner at 7 p.m. with Block, a foreign […]

Stillman student is named a winner in UPitchNJ competition

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Sophomore Ryan Skolnick represented Seton Hall University in the first ever statewide collegiate business model competition and came home with a win. Skolnick, who competed against student teams from universities throughout the state, was awarded the second-place prize for AVEHO, which aims to teach students foreign languages in a video-game format. […]

South Orange officers awarded for valor

South Orange officers awarded for valor

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The 200 Club of Essex County presented Valor Awards to South Orange Police Chief Kyle Kroll, second from left, and Det. Steven Davenport, third from left, for their foot pursuit and capture of an armed suspect. The ceremony took place on Thursday, May 5, at Nanina’s in the Park, Belleville. On […]

Towns remember horrors of Holocaust

Interfaith Holocaust Service focuses on displaced persons then and today

Towns remember horrors of Holocaust

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The atmosphere was somber yet uplifting at Congregation Oheb Shalom Sunday, May 1, as the South Orange-Maplewood community united to remember the victims of the Holocaust and to pledge to work for change to prevent similar atrocities. The South Orange / Maplewood Interfaith Holocaust Remembrance Committee held its 39th annual Interfaith […]

Jefferson School aids children with ‘Pencils For Ethiopia’

Jefferson School aids children with ‘Pencils For Ethiopia’

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — For the third straight year, an enthusiastic group of Jefferson Elementary School fifth-graders have participated in the “Pencils for Ethiopia” program, as part of a community service project. This year, 20 students chose to devote their time to collecting pencils for the cause. The service project teaches children about the hardships faced […]

South Orange Seniors, SHU collaborate on documentary

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Cross-generational connections and inspirational perspectives were shared with the presentation of “SIX,” a documentary film created and edited by Seton Hall University students and featuring six South Orange seniors, that debuted at the South Orange Performing Arts Center on May 1. The project was as a partnership between local nonprofit South […]