SOMSD to implement security upgrades at Underhill in Maplewood

SOMSD to implement security upgrades at Underhill in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — South Orange–Maplewood Superintendent of Schools Ronald G. Taylor announced July 7 that — after many conversations and assessments of the current security infrastructure at the Underhill facility with our Maplewood Township officials, Maplewood Police Chief Jimmy DeVaul, Board of Education President Thair Joshua and Columbia High School Principal Frank Sanchez — the […]

Columbia HS Scholarship fund has banner year

Columbia HS Scholarship fund has banner year

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Columbia High School Scholarship Fund has had its most successful year ever despite the challenges of COVID-19. The fund’s friends and supporters, new and old, opened their hearts, allowing the fund to award $200,000 in scholarships to 125 graduating students and CHS alumni. The grants can be used […]

Elks show their pride and area teenager feeds the hungry

Elks show their pride and area teenager feeds the hungry

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange and Maplewood officials gathered at the South Orange Elks Lodge on June 19 as the Elks raised the Pride flag. Additionally, Chris Dickson of Rent Party introduced Jared Jones, a member of the Columbia High School Class of 2021, who built a Little Food Pantry alongside the Rent Party […]

18-year-old soccer star shot to death at Underhill Field in Maplewood, 17-year-old injured

18-year-old soccer star shot to death at Underhill Field in Maplewood, 17-year-old injured

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A Columbia High School student died following a shooting on June 6 at Underhill Field and another was injured, according to the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office on June 7. Moussa Fofana, 18, a CHS junior and star soccer player, was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:24 p.m., after Maplewood Police Department […]

SOMA PRIDE is back with a month full of events

SOMA PRIDE is back with a month full of events

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — SOMA PRIDE 2021 is a time for South Orange and Maplewood residents to come together as one in celebration of all LGBTQ-plus identities and allies collectively united. The monthlong schedule of events will shine a light on LGBTQ-plus issues with books, films, discussions, performances, picnics and parties, and recognize […]

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