Orange elementary schools celebrate Walk to School Day

Orange elementary schools celebrate Walk to School Day

ORANGE, NJ — Students from Central Elementary School, grades K-2, and Rosa Parks Community School, grades 3-7, walked to school on Wednesday, Oct. 12, along with parents, teachers and community leaders, including Mayor Dwayne D. Warren, Superintendent of Schools Gerald Fitzhugh II, RPCS Principal Debra Joseph-Charles and Central Principal Denise White, along with other city […]

South Orange translator publishes book of short stories twice banned in Germany

South Orange translator publishes book of short stories twice banned in Germany

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Last week was Banned Books Week, a week to celebrate the many books that have been deemed too controversial and to speak out against censorship. South Orange resident Michael Gillespie has taken a strong stance against censorship himself with his latest publication. In June, Gillespie published an English translation of German […]

Watsessing students work together on projects

Watsessing students work together on projects

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — September is a busy month for Bloomfield Public Schools students, and several districtwide activities were on display last week at Watsessing Elementary School. Hispanic Heritage Month, a national observance from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, was in full swing for each grade, and the yearlong, student-led Wingman program kicked off with an […]

Irvington opens STEAM academy

Irvington opens STEAM academy

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Rita L. Owens STEAM Academy staff and community participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new school on Sept. 15. The Irvington school is dedicated to and named after Rita L. Owens, a beloved art teacher in the Irvington School District for more than two decades. The academy is a […]

Glen Ridge biographer dives into the life of Martha Graham

Glen Ridge biographer dives into the life of Martha Graham

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — “Martha Graham: When Dance Became Modern,” a biography of the seminal 20th-century dancer and choreographer, and a 14-year undertaking by Glen Ridge resident Neil Baldwin, began for Baldwin with probably the same experience as anyone else experiencing Martha Graham choreography for the first time: an epiphany.  Baldwin, an emeritus professor of […]

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