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 […]

Finalists selected for Seton Hall sustainable development challenge

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The United Nations is getting help achieving its Sustainable Development Goals from the School of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University and high school students around the world. As part of the School of Diplomacy and International Relations’ U.N. Sustainable Development Challenge, 10 finalists have been selected from a […]

Young artists to display work at Herb & Milly Iris Gallery

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Performing Arts Center presents the best and brightest in its rotating series of visual art exhibitions in the Herb & Milly Iris Gallery at SOPAC. On view from May 9 through Aug. 15 is “Inspired Minds: Young Artist Exhibition,” which features drawings, paintings and photography by gifted young […]

SHU chorus performs spring choral celebration

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Seton Hall University Choral Program, under the direction of Jason C. Tramm, will perform works of Handel, Randall Thompson, Stephen Paulus, Ernani Aguiar, Moses Hogan and a complete performance of Ola Gjeilo’s “Sunrise Mass” with a string ensemble on Wednesday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m. at SOPAC in South Orange. […]

Service Above Self in South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Recipients of South Orange Rotary’s Service Above Self awards also recently received legislative resolutions recognizing their impact on the community. From left are Melissa Kopecky, South Orange Public Library director; Carol Barry Austin and Phylis Peterman of the South Orange Civic Organization; Assemblywoman Mila Jasey; former village President Alex Torpey, and […]

Vanguard brings mentorship program to SOMS

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Vanguard Theater Company recently announced the first phase of a new theater mentorship program. The “Broadway Buddy” program is a mentorship outreach program designed to offer emerging musical theater artists, ages 12 to 22, a unique opportunity to be mentored by a theater professional. The program is open to all, but […]

South Orange continues to investigate PFOA in H20

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — A likely carcinogen was detected a few months ago in 12 New Jersey water systems at rates above the state’s guidance level, according to a list compiled by the Department of Environmental Protection, and South Orange’s Well No. 17 is among those which — at one point or another, since testing […]

TSTI, WAE Center, Arts Unbound partner to promote inclusion

SOUTH ORANGE / WEST ORANGE / ORANGE, NJ — Inclusion is part of the communal DNA at Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange, from the Reform synagogue’s fully accessible physical plant to its commitment to welcoming all students to its religious school. TSTI’s efforts have led it to be recognized as an Exemplar Congregation — […]