SOMSD holds ‘Code Red’ drills at SOMS, Clinton

SOMSD holds ‘Code Red’ drills at SOMS, Clinton

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The school district sent out the following message at 12:30 p.m. today, Nov. 2: “As you know, we conduct state-mandated emergency drills — both a fire drill and a security drill — every month, so that students and staff know what to do to protect themselves in various situations. […]

‘Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery’

‘Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery’

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Firefighters know the importance of home fire safety. That’s why the Maplewood Fire Department encourages participation in the semi-annual home fire safety program “Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery.” Sponsored by the International Association of Fire Chiefs and Energizer brand batteries, the program urges you to adopt a simple life-saving habit: Change […]

‘Love Shouldn’t Hurt’ in NJ schools

‘Love Shouldn’t Hurt’ in NJ schools

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Does your teenager know the warning signs of an abusive relationship? One in three teens experience verbal or physical abuse from a dating partner. This statistic is the reason that “safe dating” education is required by law in New Jersey. West Orange High School, Columbia High School in Maplewood and Technology […]

DeLuca participates in NAACP’s Cannabis Ed. Forum

DeLuca participates in NAACP’s Cannabis Ed. Forum

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Oranges-Maplewood NAACP hosted a Cannabis Education Forum in College Hall at Bloomfield College on Saturday, Oct. 27, featuring a panel discussion with Maplewood Mayor Victor DeLuca, East Orange Mayor Ted Green, state Sens. Ron Rice and Nia Gill, and Dianna Houenou of the New Jersey American Civil Liberties Union. Sandra King, […]

Annual coat drive begins Nov. 1

Annual coat drive begins Nov. 1

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The GenWealth Group, based in Maplewood, will again serve as a coat collection site for the 23rd annual Jersey Cares Coat Drive. Collection begins Nov. 1 and ends Dec. 12. Collection times are Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the collection bin can be found inside the offices […]

Walsh Gallery presents 2 new exhibits

Walsh Gallery presents 2 new exhibits

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University presents two new exhibits: “Tom McGlynn: Standards,” a new series of paintings comprised of permutations of shape, color and the interplay of these elements; and “Gas Stop: Culture,” black and white photographs by renowned photographer David Freund. The opening reception for these exhibits will […]

Cali School gets grant to continue partnering with SOMSD

Cali School gets grant to continue partnering with SOMSD

MONTCLAIR, NJ — The Montclair State University John J. Cali School of Music’s Arts Institute Partnership Grant was renewed for a second year. The grant is designed to provide music lesson services to South Orange-Maplewood School District music students. Last year, South Orange-Maplewood School District’s fine arts department and Montclair State University embarked on one […]

South Orange firefighters sport new on-duty shirts

South Orange firefighters sport new on-duty shirts

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — In observance of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, firefighters swapped out their typical uniform shirts for pink shirts. South Orange Firemens’ Mutual Benevolent Association Local 40 and 240 members sported pink on-duty T-shirts during the month of October. New Jersey firefighters, as well as firefighters across the country, traditionally support […]

CCR’s annual preschool open house

CCR’s annual preschool open house

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race will hold its 17th annual preschool open house, featuring representatives from more than 20 preschool and childcare agencies, on Monday, Nov. 12, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Montrose Early Childhood Education Center, 356 Clark St. in South Orange. This free event will include a […]

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