Grandparent’s Day at Carteret School

Grandparent’s Day at Carteret School

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Grandparents’ Day was celebrated at Carteret Elementary School on Thursday, Oct. 4. About 200 grandparents came to the school for lunchtime in the cafeteria. The school provided the children with lunch — Thursday is pizza day — while some grandparents brought their own sandwiches. Cookies and a beverage were offered to everyone. Special […]

BOE candidates discuss diversity, school security at forum

Candidates warn against schools becoming like prisons

BOE candidates discuss diversity, school security at forum

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The three candidates running for the two open seats on the West Orange Board of Education participated in a debate to discuss the issues facing West Orange School District on Oct. 11. Held at West Orange High School and hosted by the West Orange Council of PTAs, challengers Terry Trigg-Scales, Jeremias […]

CHS community has an ‘Uncomfortable Conversation’

CHS alumna brings tough talks to schools across country

CHS community has an ‘Uncomfortable Conversation’

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Video re-enactments of realistic social scenarios and a discussion panel including Columbia High School students, administrators and faculty opened a dialogue about how to navigate difficult topics like sexual assault and sexual violence during an interactive event presented by The Uncomfortable Conversation Inc. and hosted at the school on Oct. 11. The […]

Maplewood police amp up presence after home invasion, sexual assault

Maplewood police amp up presence after home invasion, sexual assault

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — At approximately 8 p.m. on Oct. 16, Maplewood Police Chief Jimmy DeVaul released a statement saying that there would be increased police presence in Maplewood as part of an “active criminal investigation,” but did not elaborate any of the details. The following morning, the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office released a statement saying […]

‘Liv Bits’ star shares her story of hope and love

‘Liv Bits’ star shares her story of hope and love

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Olivia VanLedtje, age 11, has visited more than 30 schools, spoken to more than 25,000 people and traveled to 19 states to share her message of hope and love under her brand “The Liv Bits,” along with her mom, Cynthia Merrill, a literacy consultant. The dynamic duo are halfway through a […]

WOHS Senior Night recognizes students, highlights music program

WOHS Senior Night recognizes students, highlights music program

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School Senior Night on Oct. 12 recognized Class of 2019 fall athletes while the annual District Band Night welcomed students from Edison, Liberty and Roosevelt middle schools to play with the Marching Mountaineers. Athletes from the football, girls’ volleyball, cheerleading, marching band, cross-country, boys’ soccer and girls’ soccer […]

Badlani Foundation awards $2K grant to Gregory School

Badlani Foundation awards $2K grant to Gregory School

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Nikhil Badlani Foundation presented Gregory Elementary School with a $2,000 grant award at the PTA meeting on Oct. 10. The grant award was presented by Sangeeta and Sunil Badlani to Gregory Principal Makeida Estupinan. NBF had issued a challenge to West Orange public schools that the school team raising the […]

CHS students attend Sphinx Virtuosi concert

CHS students attend Sphinx Virtuosi concert

NEW YORK CITY — On Thursday, Oct. 11, students from Columbia High School traveled to Carnegie Hall for the 11th annual Sphinx Virtuosi concert. The Sphinx Virtuosi, a self-conducted ensemble of top black and Latinx soloists, annually tours nationwide to reach new audiences with diverse programming. This year’s program, “Music Without Borders,” illuminated works by […]

School pride sparkles at first ever Bengalthon

School pride sparkles at first ever Bengalthon

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The first ever “Bengalthon” was held at Bloomfield Middle School on Friday, Oct. 5. The event was a fundraiser for the Bloomfield Educational Foundation and involved school district sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders. For a suggested donation of $10 apiece, the students were asked to walk five times around one of the school fields. […]

Muckers’ Ball ‘dances through the decades’

Annual event celebrates Edison’s workers while supporting the national historical park financially

Muckers’ Ball ‘dances through the decades’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Residents time-traveled from the 1890s all the way through present day at the fifth annual Muckers’ Ball at Thomas Edison National Historical Park on Oct. 6, in an evening that celebrated Edison’s researchers while raising funds for the park. Hosted by the Friends of Thomas Edison National Historical Park, the theme […]

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