Broadway comes to South Orange thanks to library’s Kalb

Broadway comes to South Orange thanks to library’s Kalb

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Local residents were treated to a Sunday matinee on Broadway without even leaving New Jersey when “The Beautiful Broadway Ladies of South Orange” performed at the South Orange Public Library, with a special appearance by pianist Adam Zerihoun, on Sunday, April 17, as part of the library’s 20th annual Springtime Concert. […]

Proposed bill could bring additional state aid to South Orange-Maplewood School District

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Assemblywoman Mila Jasey and Assemblyman John McKeon of District 27, which includes South Orange and Maplewood, have proposed a bill that would provide the South Orange-Maplewood School District with an additional $2,179,393 in state aid for the 2016-17 fiscal year to make up for the revenue to which it […]

Two Towns Triathlon returns

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The third annual Two Towns Triathlon for Kids will be Saturday, June 18. This community event is sponsored by the South Orange and Maplewood departments of recreation and cultural affairs. Entrants must be residents of either South Orange or Maplewood and be between the ages of 7 and 14 […]

200 Club presents awards to county’s finest police and firefighters

BELLEVILLE, NJ — The 200 Club of Essex County, founded to assist the families of police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty and the oldest such organization of its kind, will hold its 50th anniversary Valor Awards luncheon on Thursday, May 5, beginning at 11:30 a.m. at Nanina’s In The Park, 540 […]

South Orange man killed in East Orange

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and East Orange Public Safety Director Sheilah Coley announced April 22 that the East Orange police and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office are investigating the fatal shooting of Isaiah T. Peterson, 27, of South Orange. Peterson was shot at approximately 7:19 p.m. on April […]

Conklin speaks to full house at Words

Conklin speaks to full house at Words

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — South Orange author Melanie Conklin addressed an audience of more than 30 individuals at Words Bookstore in Maplewood on April 21. She discussed her debut novel, “Counting Thyme,” and signed copies of the books for her new fans. Approximately half the audience was composed of children, who asked illuminating […]

Women who make a difference to be recognized in memory of Sister Rose Thering

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Writer activist Devorah Halberstam will share her poignant story of the terrorist attack that took her 16-year-old son, Ari, at the 23rd annual Evening of Roses fundraiser at Seton Hall University on Sunday, May 1. Her life’s transformation, motivated by the memory of her son, led her to support victims the […]

Let’s beat cancer

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Center for Advancement in Cancer Education is holding a spring soiree featuring certified holistic cancer educator Susan L. Miller; breast cancer survivor and blogger Chiara D’Agostino; and breast reconstruction surgeon Dr. Ross Cooperman. The event will be Thursday, May 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. at 19 Prospect St. in […]