Maplewood Girl Scouts do community service

Maplewood Girl Scouts do community service

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Girl Scout Troop 20443, comprised of fifth-graders from Jefferson Elementary School, have spent the year volunteering at Harmony Day Care Center in Irvington. Starting in September, the Troop visited Harmony DCC monthly, reading to and playing with infants and young children. On their recent visit in May, the troop presented Harmony DCC […]

WO Rotary awards $18K to nonprofits

Annual Community Service Awards given to 22 organizations that work to help those in need

WO Rotary awards $18K to nonprofits

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Rotary Club hosted residents and community organizations at Mayfair Farms for its annual Community Service Awards Luncheon on June 8, awarding $18,700 to 22 local and national nonprofit groups. The funds for the awards were raised during events held throughout the year, and go toward supporting organizations that […]

Maplewood celebrates Pride

Town installs New Jersey’s first permanent rainbow-striped crosswalks in show of LGBT solidarity

Maplewood celebrates Pride

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Cheers echoed across Valley Street in Maplewood on Thursday, June 7, not from a Little League baseball game at Memorial Park, but from the lawn of Town Hall as Maplewood Township unveiled New Jersey’s first permanent rainbow-striped crosswalks at the intersection of Valley Street and Oakview Avenue, adjacent to Maplewood Town Hall […]

WOFD leads CPR certification course for local Scouts

WOFD leads CPR certification course for local Scouts

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Fire Department, utilizing curriculum from the American Heart Association, held a CPR certification course for West Orange Girl Scout Troop 20207 and Boy Scout Troop 2 on June 9. In support of the department’s ongoing relationship with Scouting, the course was delivered specifically to these young men and […]

LMS 8th-grader champions road safety, brings change

LMS 8th-grader champions road safety, brings change

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Pedestrian beacon signals were recently installed on Kelly Drive thanks to the efforts of a Liberty Middle School eighth-grader and a petition he started that amassed 395 signatures in support of the safety measure. Soham Bhatnagar decided to start the initiative while researching a school project on traffic safety. The project […]

Achieve Foundation celebrates 20 years of excellence

Tutors and students see gains from Achieve Foundation

Achieve Foundation celebrates 20 years of excellence

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Achieve Foundation hosted a nostalgic celebration highlighting 20 years of resounding success with the Achieve Volunteer Tutor Program and also the retirement of founding Executive Director Deborah Prinz at the Orange Lawn Tennis Club in South Orange on June 5. The event, “Wine Tasting and Conversation,” featuring Hank Zona of The […]

SHP presents diplomas to 233 graduates

SHP presents diplomas to 233 graduates

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On Sunday, June 3, at Seton Hall University’s Walsh Auditorium in South Orange, Seton Hall Preparatory School conducted the school’s 158th commencement exercises, presenting diplomas to 233 graduates. SHP President Msgr. Michael E. Kelly and Headmaster Msgr. Robert E. Harahan presented the school’s most cherished award, the Archbishop Thomas A. Boland […]

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