SOCO honors locals who emulate Dr. King

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Civic Organization held its 49th annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration on Jan. 6 at South Orange Middle School, honoring three community members with the Beloved Community Award. South Orange resident Stacey Borden, Maplewood Committeeman Dean Dafis and SOMS teacher Diane Grant of South Orange were honored after […]

Celebrate MLK’s legacy in South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Civic Organization presents its 49th Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Sunday, Jan. 6, at 3 p.m. at South Orange Middle School, 70 N. Ridgewood Road. Rabbi Jesse M. Olitzky of Congregation Beth El will serve as keynote speaker. The Beloved Community Award recipients are community leaders Stacey […]

SOCO honors Smilow and Abramson, remembers MLK

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Residents of South Orange and Maplewood gathered at South Orange Middle School on Jan. 7 for the South Orange Civic Organization’s annual celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. and to give the Beloved Community Awards to two deserving residents. Featuring music, poetry and several speakers, the school’s theater was full despite […]

South Orange remembers Martin Luther King Jr.

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Civic Organization presents it 48th annual Martin Luther King Jr. program on Sunday, Jan. 7, at 3 p.m. at South Orange Middle School, 70 N. Ridgewood Road in South Orange. Barbara Heisler, CEO of GlassRoots-Newark, will serve as the keynote speaker. Community awards will be presented to performer, […]

Honoring King’s legacy in South Orange

Honoring King’s legacy in South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — From left at the South Orange Civic Organization Martin Luther King Jr. celebration on Jan. 8 are the SOCO president Phylis Peterman; SOCO Vice-president Carol Barry; Community Award recipients Patricia Canning, Abigail Cotler and Meredith Sue Willis; and keynote speaker Wilfredo Caraballo.

SO Civic Organization remembers Dr. King

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange Civic Organization presents its 47th annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration on Sunday, Jan. 8, at 3 p.m. at South Orange Middle School. The keynote speaker will be Wilfredo Caraballo, professor emeriti at Seton Hall Law School, former SOMA Board of Education member, former member of the N.J. General […]

Service Above Self in South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Recipients of South Orange Rotary’s Service Above Self awards also recently received legislative resolutions recognizing their impact on the community. From left are Melissa Kopecky, South Orange Public Library director; Carol Barry Austin and Phylis Peterman of the South Orange Civic Organization; Assemblywoman Mila Jasey; former village President Alex Torpey, and […]