‘Big River’ opens this weekend in South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — InterACT Theatre Productions presents the musical “Big River” this month at the Baird Center in South Orange. The cast and crew, led by director and set designer Nicholas J. Clarey, are thrilled to perform the musical version of Mark Twain’s timeless story about Huckleberry Finn for three weekends starting this Friday, […]

TSTI members open homes to fellow congregants for Shabbat B’Bayit

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Eleven members of Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange opened their homes on a recent Friday evening for Shabbat B’Bayit, or “Shabbat in the home.” Congregants from throughout Essex and neighboring counties shared Shabbat dinner at synagogue members’ homes in South Orange, Maplewood and Short Hills. Approximately 160 people of all […]

HIB investigation at CHS is delayed

With initial ‘two- to four-week’ inquiry time passed, Seitz has yet to speak to main players

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A parent of one of the former Columbia High School baseball players who was allegedly bullied by the coaching staff said he has not yet been interviewed by the independent investigator employed by the South Orange-Maplewood School District to look into the matter, although the investigator was hired Feb. […]

Seton Hall participates in National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Crime can happen to anyone no matter their age, sex, race or financial status. Crime does not discriminate. Seton Hall University participated in National Crime Victims’ Rights Week earlier this month to bring attention to the rights and services available to victims of crime. Professor John M. Paitakes, from the Criminal […]

Trustees celebrate South Orange library, legacy

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Public Library board of trustees held a staff appreciation party on April 27 at Toro Loco and a good time was had by all. The current board members also recognized and thanked two former board members, Karen Hartshorn-Hilton and Tom Vilardi, for their past service as president and […]

Blood drives in South Orange, Newark

SOUTH ORANGE / NEWARK, NJ — New Jersey Blood Services will be conducting a blood drive in Newark on Sunday, May 22, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Mantena Global Care, 294 Ferry St., and another blood drive in South Orange on Monday, May 23, from 3:30 to 8 p.m. at the Baird, 5 […]

Seton Hall honors students for service at home and around the world

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Five Seton Hall University students were honored for their exceptional service and dedication as servant leaders in areas throughout the world, including Brazil, Ecuador, El Salvador, Haiti, Guatemala, Colorado, West Virginia and local New Jersey communities at Seton Hall’s 12th annual Servant Leader Awards on April 12. These servant leaders include […]

Local doctor loses medical license for ‘gross malpractice’

UNION COUNTY, NJ — A North Jersey anesthesiologist, under criminal indictment for health care claims fraud, has been stripped of his medical license by the state Board of Medical Examiners for gross and repeated malpractice that includes giving unnecessary steroid injections to patients, creating fictitious patient records, and indiscriminately prescribing pain pills without medical justification, […]

Maplewood student exhibits gritty photos at SHU’s Walsh

Maplewood student exhibits gritty photos at SHU’s Walsh

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Some of the brightest stars in Seton Hall University’s arts program have an opportunity to shine in the Walsh Gallery’s all-student art exhibition, “Vividly Obscure,” which opened April 4; pieces were selected by a panel of professional artists for inclusion in the exhibit, and one local student received special […]

Come to the river on May 1

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange River Day is an annual, community gathering to clean up the village’s section of the Rahway River, celebrate South Orange, and promote environmental education and awareness. This year’s event will include volunteer river cleanup, live music with Jonathan Fritz, exhibits, food, wild edibles walk with Dining Wild, mini-bioblitz with […]