South Orange remembers those who served

Village honors servicemen, servicewomen at annual Memorial Day ceremony

South Orange remembers those who served

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Residents gathered at Meadowland Park to celebrate Memorial Day on May 27, reading the names of village locals who died while serving their country. Boy Scouts from Troop 60 read the names from World War I, World War II and the Korean, Vietnam and Iraq wars before dedicating a wreath near […]

South Orange supports area veterans

South Orange supports area veterans

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The village sponsored an off-station outing for veterans from the East Orange Veterans Administration. John Festa, center, arranged the event; Scott Egelberg, second from right, helped orchestrate the dinner; and Boy Scout Troop 60 ran bingo, as well cleanup detail. Twenty-eight veterans had a great Reservoir dinner and an overall wonderful […]

West Orange girls are first to join restructured BSA Troop 6

Hiking, camping, exploring — Pine Patrol does it all

West Orange girls are first to join restructured BSA Troop 6

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A group of elementary and middle school-aged girls gathered around a table in the Hazel Elementary School gym on a Friday night in April, making a list and sketching with markers. They were designing a flag — discussing what colors and logo would represent the Pine Patrol, the new girls division […]

Newark Archdiocese releases list of priests ‘credibly accused’ of sexual assault

Newark Archdiocese releases list of priests ‘credibly accused’ of sexual assault

NEWARK, NJ — On Wednesday, Feb. 13, New Jersey’s five Roman Catholic dioceses released lists of priests who have been “credibly accused” of sexually abusing minors in the past several decades. The Archdiocese of Newark released a list with 63 names on it; all of the priests listed had either died or been removed from […]

Ready, set, go! Pinewood Derby thrills

And they’re off! Cub Scouts show creative skills at derby

Ready, set, go! Pinewood Derby thrills

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Cub Scout Pack 107 turned the St. Cloud Elementary School Gymnasium into a racetrack Jan. 26 to host the annual Pinewood Derby race, giving the Scouts a chance to show off how fast their handmade wooden cars could roll down a wooden track. Eighteen winners were crowned — three […]

Lehren earns Eagle Scout rank for project benefiting SOPL

Lehren earns Eagle Scout rank for project benefiting SOPL

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Stephen Lehren, a senior at Columbia High School, was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America’s highest recognition, during a Court of Honor ceremony on Sept. 22 at South Orange Public Library. For his Eagle Scout project, Lehren, a member of local Troop 60, created “Heroes of South […]

Scout paves way to Eagle rank with walkway project for TSTI

Scout paves way to Eagle rank with walkway project for TSTI

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Ryan Saurborn, 17, of Maplewood, has been a Boy Scout since the second grade, working his way up from Cub Scout through Boy Scout ranks and completing dozens of merit badges. As part of his work toward attaining Eagle Scout rank, he chose his synagogue, Temple Sharey-Tefilo Israel in South Orange, […]

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