Sister Rose Thering Fund appoints new chairwoman

Sister Rose Thering Fund appoints new chairwoman

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The torch has officially been passed. Melinda Hanlon, president of the Academy of the Holy Angels in Demarest and a resident of Watchung, has become the new chairwoman of the board of trustees for Seton Hall University’s Sister Rose Thering Fund for Education in Jewish-Christian Studies, as of July 1. Formerly […]

19th-century baseball game in South Orange

19th-century baseball game in South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Department of Recreation is presenting a 19th-century baseball game on Saturday, Sept. 15, starting at noon on Cameron Field in South Orange. Part game, part show, part history lesson and all fun, the Flemington Neshanock team will play against local volunteers in barehanded baseball, wearing period uniforms and […]

South Orange teen jazz musician earns large scholarship

South Orange teen jazz musician earns large scholarship

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Village resident Cosimo Fabrizio grew up in a multicultural home with an immigrant mother from Grenada and a father of Italian descent, and music served as the bridge between these two “very, very, very different” cultures, eventually leading him to be named a 2018 Davidson Fellow, he said. The Davidson Institute […]

‘Pleasure and Terror en Plein Air’

‘Pleasure and Terror en Plein Air’

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — “Pleasure and Terror en Plein Air” will run from Thursday, Sept. 13, through Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Pierro Gallery, 5 Baird St. in South Orange. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, Sept. 13, from 7 to 9 p.m. and an artist talk on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 7 […]

EPA provides New Jersey $84.5M for water infrastructure improvements

EPA provides New Jersey $84.5M for water infrastructure improvements

TRENTON, NJ — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Sept. 6 that it has awarded nearly $84.5 million to New Jersey to help finance water infrastructure projects that are essential to protecting public health and the environment. The funds will primarily be used to upgrade wastewater and drinking water systems throughout the state. “Working with […]

Towns unite to find solution for NJ Transit

16 nearby mayors, including Parisi, join Collum and DeLuca in demanding changes to help frustrated commuters

Towns unite to find solution for NJ Transit

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Nearly a month after South Orange and Maplewood sent a joint letter and the results of a survey about NJ Transit to Gov. Phil Murphy asking for improvements to the rail organization, Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca and South Orange President Sheena Collum were joined by 16 mayors, including West Orange Mayor […]

Symposium on modern slavery coming to SHU

Symposium on modern slavery coming to SHU

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — “Modern Slavery in Our Lives,” a symposium sponsored by Seton Hall University’s School of Diplomacy and International Relations, The New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking, The International Justice Project and the Slave-Free Community Project, will take place Thursday, Sept. 20, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. in Bethany Hall on Seton Hall’s […]

Fischetti fired from Newark Academy for alleged CHS actions

Fischetti fired from Newark Academy for alleged CHS actions

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — In the wake of South Orange-Maplewood School District suspending Columbia High School Athletic Director Larry Busichio, Newark Academy has fired its head baseball coach, Joe Fischetti, who was the CHS head baseball coach until 2017. Fischetti, among other CHS baseball coaching staff members, were not rehired as coaches for the spring 2017 […]

Essex County ceremony to commemorate Sept. 11 attacks

Essex County ceremony to commemorate Sept. 11 attacks

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The public is invited to attend “Essex County Remembers,” a solemn ceremony at the Eagle Rock Sept. 11 Memorial that will mark the 17th anniversary of the tragedies in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania. The annual ceremony will be held Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 8 a.m. in Eagle Rock Reservation […]

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