SOMS brings Wellness Extravaganza to community

SOMS brings Wellness Extravaganza to community

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Back by popular demand, the Wellness Extravaganza held last year by South Orange Middle School returned with new vendors and new entertainment as students, parents, faculty and community members gathered in various parts of the school Thursday, May 12, for the main event, which featured booths from various health and wellness […]

SOMS students win cash prize in international video contest

WASHINGTON, D.C. — William Griffith and Daisy Andrejco, seventh-graders at South Orange Middle School, took second place and were awarded $250 for a video they created on deforestation for the “World of 7 Billion” international student video contest sponsored by Population Connection. William and Daisy, who are taking a global issues class, chose deforestation as […]

South Orange pool to open Memorial Day weekend

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Community Pool will open on Saturday, May 28, for Memorial Day weekend, with hours from noon to 8 p.m. The pool will then be open weekends-only until Saturday, June 25, when regular season hours begin. For a complete schedule, please see the pool’s Web page at http://www.southorange.org/475/Pool. Swim […]

South Orange Village celebrates Memorial Day

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The annual South Orange Memorial Day Service will be held on Monday, May 30, at 10:30 a.m. near Memorial Rock on the southwest end of the Duck Pond in Meadowland Park. All are invited to join the village in honoring those who have died in service of our country.

Reassessment meetings for Maplewood property owners

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Representatives from Appraisal Systems Inc. will give a presentation on the upcoming reassessment on Tuesday, May 24, at 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall, 574 Valley St. in Maplewood. ASI will answer questions regarding residential homes reassessment and the reassessment process, provide contact information, and more. The meeting will be broadcast live through […]

South Orange girl starts program to support less fortunate peers

NEWARK, NJ — While most 12-year-old girls are thinking of different ways to decorate their own bedrooms, South Orange resident Briana Anderson is spending her time beautifying the bedrooms of unaccompanied minors at the Newark YMCA. Briana, a sixth-grader at South Orange Middle School, is one-third of a group called “BAM,” a social network formed […]

District struggles with intolerance online

Incidents at Columbia High School, South Orange Middle School create backlash in community

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — As social media spreads one’s words globally and instantly, it has become much easier for foolishness and cruelty to be dispersed. The South Orange-Maplewood School District knows this all too well, especially following the two incidents that came to light last week involving racist and anti-Semitic social media postings […]

Beth El preschoolers look to the past and future with the SOPL

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Students from the Thelma K. Reisman Preschool of Congregation Beth El personally delivered a donation of $150 to Beth Halliday of South Orange Public Library in honor of the library’s 150th birthday. On Sunday, May 15, at 1 p.m. the library will officially open the in-house timeline, which places the library’s […]

SHU honors distinguished faculty members

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Seton Hall University recently honored its 2016 cohort of Faculty Researchers of the Year, recognizing six faculty members from the South Orange and Maplewood area for their leadership and courage in the pursuit of new knowledge. This year’s local Researcher of the Year honorees include: Charles Sullivan of Maplewood and Timothy […]