Fundraiser for CHS students studying abroad

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A family night fundraiser for Columbia High School students studying abroad in Spain will be Friday, Nov. 18, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Maplewood Diner, 1473 Springfield Ave. in Maplewood; tell them you are supporting CHS students studying abroad and 15 percent of the proceeds will go to Education First […]

Choose the right preschool

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — One of the most important decisions parents can make for their young children is selecting a high-quality preschool program. On Monday, Nov. 14, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., the Schools Committee of the South Orange-Maplewood Community Coalition on Race will sponsor a preschool open house at the cafeteria at Columbia High School, […]

SOMSD students invited to ‘13th’ screening, open mic

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Students who attend Columbia High School, South Orange Middle School and Maplewood Middle School are invited to a screening of “13th” on Monday, Nov. 7, from 6 to 9 p.m., with doors opening at 5:30 p.m., in the CHS Auditorium, 17 Parker Ave. in Maplewood. A student “open mic” will follow the […]

SOMSD students experience NYU music program

NEW YORK CITY — On Sunday, Oct. 2, students from the South Orange-Maplewood School District participated in a series of masterclasses, lectures and performances at New York University’s Steinhardt. Students from Maplewood Middle School, South Orange Middle School and Columbia High School attended the NYU woodwind department’s “A Day in the Life,” an event which […]

Belleville deputy mayor honored by Freeholders

Belleville deputy mayor honored by Freeholders

NEWARK, NJ — Belleville Deputy Mayor Vincent Cozzarelli was honored by the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders during its Italian Heritage Month celebration at the Hall of Records on Oct. 5. Cedar Grove Deputy Mayor Michael Maffucci, Essex County administrator Ralph Ciallella and former West Orange Deputy Mayor Michael Fabiano were also honored. Freeholder […]

Maplewood march, rally to end police brutality

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — There will be a march and rally in Maplewood on Saturday, Oct. 22, which is the 21st National Day of Protest, to “stop police brutality, repression and the criminalization of a generation.” At 10 a.m., participants will assemble at Gleason parking lot, on Parker Avenue below Valley Street; this will be followed […]

County honors two exceptional Italian-Americans

County honors two exceptional Italian-Americans

NEWARK, NJ — The 2016 Essex County Italian-American Heritage Month observance was held Wednesday, Oct. 5, in the lobby of the Essex County Hall of Records. Decorated in the festive Italian colors of red, white and green, the lobby was a standing-room-only backdrop for the cultural festivities. During the cultural event, Essex County Executive Joseph […]

Get moving to save lives at the Maplewood in Motion 5K

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Sunday, Oct. 16, the Maplewood Lions Club sponsors its 16th annual Maplewood in Motion 5K and Kids Fun Run. Bring your family and friends to run, jog and even walk through the beautiful, tree-lined, certified 5K course throughout Maplewood. Strollers are welcome. The Maplewood in Motion 5K race added veteran causes […]

Both sides appeal HIB investigation results to the BOE

Parents, players come out in droves to support coaches

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The attorney for two of the Columbia High School baseball coaches accused of bullying and the parent of one of the players they allegedly targeted are both appealing some of the findings from the independent investigation conducted into the coaches’ actions. Steve Farsiou, the lawyer for the head varsity coach, Joe Fischetti, […]

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