Century of Columbia High School yearbooks now online

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Library’s collection of Columbia High School yearbooks is now available online at the library’s digital archive. The yearbooks date from 1915 to the present. All are available on the Internet, except for the latest 10 years, where access is restricted to the library buildings to protect the privacy […]

Young artists to display work at Herb & Milly Iris Gallery

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Performing Arts Center presents the best and brightest in its rotating series of visual art exhibitions in the Herb & Milly Iris Gallery at SOPAC. On view from May 9 through Aug. 15 is “Inspired Minds: Young Artist Exhibition,” which features drawings, paintings and photography by gifted young […]

WOHS wind ensemble receives gold rating at music festival

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange High School wind ensemble, under the direction of Lewis C. Kelly, received a gold rating for their performances of “Hymn for the Lost and Living” and “Incantation and Dance” at the Region I Concert Band Festival held at West Orange High School on April 7. In addition, the […]

CHS Boosters golf classic returns

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — It’s almost tee time for the 18th annual Columbia High School Cougar Boosters Golf Classic this May 2 at Maplewood Country Club. Proceeds from the classic support school athletics and extracurricular activities at the high school, and since 1994 the Boosters have handed out more than $300,000. Dozens of […]

Baseball HIB investigation results will not be made public

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Some feathers were recently ruffled when it became known that the results of the Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying investigation, conducted by Parsippany-Troy Hills interim Superintendent LeRoy Seitz into the Columbia High School baseball program will not be made public. Seitz has been hired as an independent professional to conduct […]

District hires baseball HIB investigator

SOMSD hires former, interim Parsippany-Troy Hills superintendent, detractors remain dissatisfied

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood School District has hired an independent professional to conduct the investigation into the Columbia High School baseball coaching staff that was announced at the Feb. 22 Board of Education meeting, after a former player alleged in a recent lawsuit that he was repeatedly bullied by the […]

CHS actors to perform in Scotland — hopefully

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Columbia High School Parnassian Society is seeking to raise $45,000 by the end of June so it can attend the prestigious Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the world’s largest arts festival, which brings people from all over the world to Scotland for three weeks of theater, comedy, dance and a […]

Accusations of HIB continue to enrage

With lawsuit filed against CHS coaches, many express their support of, anger at baseball teachers

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — All four of Columbia High School’s baseball coaches were rehired by the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education for the upcoming 2016 season during the Feb. 22 board meeting, days after a former player filed a lawsuit in Essex County Civil Court alleging that he was repeatedly bullied by the […]

Judge refuses to dismiss charges in Dufault case

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Yet again, a Superior Court judge has rejected a bid from a former Maplewood teacher to dismiss charges that she sexually assaulted six male students. Superior Court Judge Michael L. Ravin on Feb. 29 denied a motion from Nicole Dufault to reconsider his Dec. 18, 2015, ruling that denied […]

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