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 — […]

SHU’s Division of Volunteer Efforts partners with South Orange Seniors for second senior gala

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — More than 125 South Orange senior citizens gathered for the Division of Volunteer Efforts and South Orange Seniors’ second senior gala on April 10. The Cotton Ball Gala, named for the traditional second anniversary gift of cotton, featured dancing, musical entertainment, refreshments and a food drive benefiting Our Lady of Sorrows […]

CCR launches video competition for SouthNext project

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The community is invited to bring SOMA’s diversity to the big screen through “My Story,” a video competition hosted by the South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race. Residents of all ages are invited to produce two-minute video vignettes with their smartphone or tablet that feature the vibrant life and […]

Israeli soldiers visit South Orange, put human face on IDF

Israeli soldiers visit South Orange, put human face on IDF

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Awareness and understanding were the focal points of the day as the StandWithUs Israeli Soldiers’ Stories tour, which highlights the challenges faced by and misconceptions about the Israeli Defense Force, was brought to the South Orange community in a program hosted April 10 by Oheb Shalom Congregation. The Israeli Soldiers’ Stories […]

Celebrate Earth Week with the Seton Hall University Ecology Club

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Join Seton Hall University’s celebration during the week of April 18 through 22, as the university brings the campus community together to inspire change and action, to address local and global environmental issues. There will be educational programs, contests, games and outdoor fun for everyone. Participants are invited to plant seeds […]

CHS Boosters golf classic returns

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — It’s almost tee time for the 18th annual Columbia High School Cougar Boosters Golf Classic this May 2 at Maplewood Country Club. Proceeds from the classic support school athletics and extracurricular activities at the high school, and since 1994 the Boosters have handed out more than $300,000. Dozens of […]

WSOU inducts new members into Hall of Fame

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Seton Hall University’s WSOU welcomes Bernie Wagenblast ’78 and Bob Picozzi ’72 to its Hall of Fame and presents a new award to Stephanie Wightman ’08, the WSOU Distinguished Young Alumna. Honorees will be inducted April 14; ceremonies will be held in the fourth-floor atrium of Seton Hall University’s Jubilee Hall […]

SouthNext returns to village

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Like nuclear fusion, ideas can collide and create an explosion of something new born from separate components. Experimenting with the meeting and colliding of minds and ideas is at the heart of the second Create and Collide Festival: SouthNext, to be held at multiple venues in downtown South Orange, including the […]