Bloomfield College seeks major institutional and financial support, or it may close

Bloomfield College seeks major institutional and financial support, or it may close

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield College recently announced it is seeking strategic partnerships and philanthropic support from the higher education and corporate communities to enable the four-year institution to continue its mission of creating educational pathways that are often not otherwise available for minority and low-income students. More than 85 percent of Bloomfield College students are […]

South Orange BOT approves allocation for loan project to support black homebuyers

South Orange BOT approves allocation for loan project to support black homebuyers

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Board of Trustees approved a resolution to allocate $100,000 from an affordable housing settlement agreement with the Third and Valley redevelopment project to support the Wealth Gap Equalizer Loan program at its Oct. 11 meeting with a vote of 5-0; Trustee Karen Hartshorn Hilton was absent. The loans […]

New venue, but same great theater offerings from former South Orange company

American Theater Group’s thoughtful new show is buoyed by excellent acting from its three cast members

New venue, but same great theater offerings from former South Orange company

By Debbie L. Hochberg / Correspondent BASKING RIDGE, NJ — The opening night buzz was palpable on Saturday night, Oct. 16, at the American Theater Group’s first production in 19 months, since the coronavirus pandemic shut down theaters — and the world. You could feel the joy in the air as we all waited on line […]

Best Buddies champion and mission partner raise funds for nonprofit

Best Buddies champion and mission partner raise funds for nonprofit

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Jenna Rosa has spent the last few weeks trying to reach an ambitious fundraising goal. Nominated as a Champion of the Year through Best Buddies International, a nonprofit organization that teams neurotypical people with those who have intellectual and developmental disabilities to build friendships and career opportunities, the West Orange native […]

East Orange students win Best Documentary at Newark film festival

East Orange students win Best Documentary at Newark film festival

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange celebrated recently as a group of high school filmmakers won Best Documentary at the Newark International Film Festival, a five-day showcase of independent talent and creative thinking from around the globe. The documentary, ‘Beyond the Barrel: An East Orange Story,’ turns a spotlight on the aftereffects and personal impact […]

Irvington holds successful Breast Cancer Walk

Irvington holds successful Breast Cancer Walk

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington Department of Health and Senior Services organized its 10th annual Breast Cancer Walk at Irvington Park on Saturday, Oct. 16, back after a hiatus last year due to COVID-19. COVID-19 testing and vaccines were also available for residents who wished to get tested or vaccinated. Walk participants were encouraged to […]

Achieve Foundation announces fall 2021 education grant recipients

Achieve Foundation announces fall 2021 education grant recipients

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The board of trustees at the Achieve Foundation, a nonprofit organization promoting high-quality education that prepares South Orange–Maplewood School District students for the future, has announced the recipients of its fall 2021 education grant awards. Local SOMA educators will receive $66,000 in grants that fund 34 varied projects and programs to support […]

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