Essex County students to graduate from prestigious New Jersey STEM program

CHATHAM, NJ — On Saturday, May 21, Essex County residents Deborah McDougall and JéVanni Napoleon, of East Orange; Elaina Mann, of Livingston; Leonard Jasper, of Maplewood; Julia Schanen, of Montclair; Achunike Okafor, of Newark; Alexandre Jean, of Verona; and Nathaniel Vinoya, of West Orange, will graduate from Governor’s STEM Scholars, a program of the Research […]

Maplewood TC, residents discuss equity as it pertains to town pool

Maplewood TC, residents discuss equity as it pertains to town pool

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Township Committee passed a bond ordinance for improvements to the Maplewood Community Pool at its May 3 meeting on first reading, setting a public hearing and second vote for May 17. The ordinance passed with a vote of 4-0; Committeewoman Jamaine Cripe was absent. The ordinance appropriates $252,000. Of that […]

CHS team wins 14th annual NJ Chinese Cultural Project Contest

CHS team wins 14th annual NJ Chinese Cultural Project Contest

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On April 30, a team from Columbia High School won the 14th annual N.J. Chinese Cultural Project Contest at Seton Hall University.  The team’s final presenters were Silas Silverman-Stollof, Irene Chen, Sabrina Mannion, Nigel Hu and Sophia Tierney. The other team members included Charlotte McCourt, Lola Christie and Abigail […]

Area students to receive NJ Governor’s Award in Arts Education honors

Area students to receive NJ Governor’s Award in Arts Education honors

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Approximately 100 students and 17 arts leaders will receive the prestigious New Jersey Governor’s Award in Arts Education on Thursday, May 26.  The Governor’s Award in Arts Education program was established in 1980, to celebrate artistic excellence and create visibility, awareness and appreciation for the impact that the arts have on […]

Bloomfield College announces honorary degree recipients for its 149th commencement

Bloomfield College announces honorary degree recipients for its 149th commencement

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield College President Marcheta P. Evans has announced that two distinguished citizens, Judge Jose L. Linares and artist Mailissa “Bisa” Yamba-Butler, will receive honorary degrees from the college on May 20 as part of the private, four-year college’s 149th commencement. Linares is a retired judge and practicing attorney who broke ground as […]

US News ranks CHS as No. 59 among NJ public high schools

US News ranks CHS as No. 59 among NJ public high schools

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange–Maplewood School District announced that Columbia High School was ranked No. 59 as one the best public high schools in New Jersey by U.S. News & World Report.  This publication shared on April 26 that 406 New Jersey schools out of a total of 445 were ranked on six factors […]

South Orange–Maplewood BOE student reps ask for more mental health support in schools

South Orange–Maplewood BOE student reps ask for more mental health support in schools

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — South Orange–Maplewood Board of Education student representative Noah Morros asked the BOE for another social worker to be hired at Columbia High School, citing the number of students who are struggling with mental health issues, especially in the wake of the death of sophomore Cole Longworth at the end […]

Commissioners hold 18th annual ‘Essex County Celebrates Youth’ event

Commissioners hold 18th annual ‘Essex County Celebrates Youth’ event

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Tuesday, April 26, the Essex County Board of County Commissioners held its 2022 “Essex County Celebrates Youth” event via Zoom. The event is held yearly to acknowledge outstanding young people throughout the county who have accomplished and contributed a great deal early in their lives. This year the board recognized: […]