Celebrating Dr. King’s legacy in SOMA

Celebrating Dr. King’s legacy in SOMA

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race will hold its annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. observance, volunteer fair and luminary lighting on Monday, Jan. 20, beginning at 2 p.m. at Columbia High School, 17 Parker Ave. in Maplewood. The observance is free and open to all. This year’s theme is “The […]

McGehee sworn in as mayor

Reorganization meeting dedicated to youth activists, specifically at CHS

McGehee sworn in as mayor

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — In a meeting that highlighted the arts and amazing strides of the township’s youth, Frank McGehee was sworn in as the next mayor of Maplewood. At the Jan. 1 Township Committee reorganization meeting, McGehee, who is now entering his second term on the committee, thanked the many people who supported him throughout […]

SOMSD symposium on equity in integration on Jan. 8

SOMSD symposium on equity in integration on Jan. 8

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Office of the Superintendent will present a symposium on equity in integration on Wednesday, Jan. 8, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Columbia High School Auditorium, 17 Parker Ave. in Maplewood, featuring Elise Boddie, a civil rights expert and legal scholar; Edward Fergus, an author and educational equity expert; and […]

CHS students learn from ceramics masterclass

CHS students learn from ceramics masterclass

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Friday, Dec. 13, Jeff Rottman, owner and founder of GR Pottery Forms, provided masterclasses to Columbia High School students taking ceramics courses. Rottman demonstrated the craft of creating plates and bowls and discussed starting his business and the value of entrepreneurship. Rottman explained how he applied a new material, medium-density fiberboard, […]

CHS student wins Best Fiction Film Award at festival

CHS student wins Best Fiction Film Award at festival

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Columbia High School film student Jordan Miller won the Best Fiction Film Award for his movie, “You Have The Right To Remain Silent,” on Saturday, Dec. 7, at the fifth annual High School Film Festival hosted by Ramapo College of New Jersey. Other students who worked on the film included Jordan Young, […]

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