Columbia High School to hold Lavender Graduation this June

Columbia High School to hold Lavender Graduation this June

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — As part of annual June Pride Month celebrations across SOMA and Essex County, Maplewood and South Orange are again partnering with the South Orange–Maplewood School District and others in the community to present SOMA Lavender Graduation 2021, to be held in person and virtually on Thursday, June 3, at […]

Civil rights icon to speak at Seton Hall

Civil rights icon to speak at Seton Hall

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Bernard LaFayette Jr. will speak at Seton Hall University as part of the South Orange Community Care & Justice initiative’s Peace and Community Justice speaker series.  The event — in which LaFayette will engage in conversation with Seton Hall’s the Rev. Forrest Pritchett as well as students and youth activists from […]

River Day cleanup returns to South Orange for 10th year on May 2

River Day cleanup returns to South Orange for 10th year on May 2

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Green Team and Environmental Commission could not bear to spend another year out of the Rahway River. Like so many events, the annual community gathering to clean up South Orange’s section of the Rahway River — while celebrating environmental awareness and the watershed with music, art, fun and […]

South Orange to reimagine policing in Essex County pilot program

South Orange to reimagine policing in Essex County pilot program

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange has announced the launch of “Community Care & Justice.” Initiated by Village President Sheena Collum, Community Care & Justice is a collaboration between the South Orange community, Seton Hall University and Essex County. The program, announced in a special town hall meeting on March 7 that sought input from […]