U.S. poet laureate Juan Felipe Herrera to appear at SHU

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Joseph A. Unanue Latino Institute presents U.S. poet laureate Juan Felipe Herrera reading from his featured bilingual works, including “Notes of the Assemblage,” at Seton Hall University on Monday, April 11, at 6 p.m. in Jubilee Auditorium. The son of migrant farm workers, Herrera was appointed the nation’s first Mexican-American […]

CHS actors to perform in Scotland — hopefully

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Columbia High School Parnassian Society is seeking to raise $45,000 by the end of June so it can attend the prestigious Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the world’s largest arts festival, which brings people from all over the world to Scotland for three weeks of theater, comedy, dance and a […]

Makers mania at the SOPL

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Village residents are getting creative this March as the South Orange Public Library embraces Makers Month. At Makers Mayhem, participants are given the opportunity to launch paper airplanes across the library. The CHS Robotics Club brings a robot to launch their paper airplanes. The Columbia High School Robotics Club gives continuous […]

Helping yourself to some hamantaschen

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The eighth-grade class at Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel’s Hebrew High School got into the Purim spirit by baking hamantaschen, the filled-pocket pastry associated with the Jewish holiday which falls this year on March 24. Hamantaschen refer to the tri-cornered hat worn by the evil minister, Haman, a prominent character in the Book […]

Seton Hall makes the final four — in academics

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — According to Inside Higher Ed, if the March Madness of men’s college basketball were based on academic performance, Seton Hall University would finish in the Final Four. Seton Hall returns to the actual NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament for the first time since 2006 after winning the Big East Championship against the […]

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 […]