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House Built By High School Students is Placed on Lot for Essex County Couple

May 18, 2022

ROXBURY, NJ – A 2-piece, modular home, built as affordable housing by Roxbury High School students for Morris Habitat for Humanity, was successfully moved today from the high school in Succasunna to a lot in Landing where it will soon be occupied by an Essex County couple.

The move went flawlessly and faster than many expected. The two halves of the house matched up ...

SOMA Schools’ Moratorium Improves Suspensions, But Racial Disparities Still Heightened

MAPLEWOOD, NJ __ The South Orange-Maplewood School District’s pause on student suspensions helped reduce the risk of suspensions for students across races, Superintendent Dr. Ronald Taylor told the Board of Education on Monday night, but disparities still remain.

“Our current data strongly suggests that the board's moratorium had a direct impact on a greater reduction than ...

SOMA Teachers, District Ratify Contract Agreement After Months of Negotiations

MAPLEWOOD, NJ __ Teachers in the South Orange-Maplewood School District are again operating under a contract after the Board of Education ratified an agreement the two sides reached after months of negotiations.

The Board of Education approved the measure at its meeting on Monday night.

Earlier this month, the South Orange-Maplewood Education Association members approved the contract by a ...

South Orange Invitational Returns

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – The 4th Annual South Orange Invitational, a fundraiser for CinemaEd, is returning May 23.

“We still have room for more golfers, so sign up soon,” said the organizers. “If you don't golf, come for dinner!”

You can register by clicking here.

The tournament will take place at the East Orange Golf Course at 440 Parsonage Hill Road in Short ...

SOMA Schools Asks Students, Staff to Consider Masking Amid Rising Covid-19 Cases

MAPLEWOOD, NJ __ The South Orange-Maplewood School District acknowledged a rise in Covid-19 cases but stopped short of reinstating a district-wide masking policy, instead urging students and staff to voluntarily choose to mask indoors and on buses.

Outbreaks at two elementary schools -- Clinton and South Mountain Big School -- have prompted the district to implement short-term masking, as ...

Columbia High School Bassoonist Peiris is Praised by Band Director

MAPLEWOOD, NJ – A member of the Columbia High School Band, who received the Governor’s Award in Music, will be honored at a ceremony on May 26, according to Columbia High School Director of Bands Peter Bauer.

The student, Seth Peiris, is a senior member of the band, according to Bauer, who wrote a letter to South Orange and Maplewood Schools Superintendent Ronald ...

South Mountain Big School Re-Instates Mask Policy As Covid-19 Cases Rise

MAPLEWOOD, NJ __ Students and staff at South Mountain Big School are again required to wear masks indoors and on the bus following an outbreak of Covid-19 in three classes.

The South Orange Department of Health is requiring the move, South Mountain Elementary Principal Kevin Mason wrote to families on Wednesday.

The mandate will be in effect through Wednesday May 18th, and then masks will ...

Parents Raise COVID, Antisemitism Concerns at Special SOMA School Board Meeting

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Parents took the opportunity to bring up two main concerns during the South Orange/Maplewood Board of Education special meeting this week: A lack of communication and inconsistency in regard to COVID-19 and the removal of former second grade teacher Tamar Herman after she was accused of removing a second-grader’s hijab during class last fall.

Natalie Peretti, a South ...

Achieve Foundation's Maker Madness 2022 Edition

Maplewood/South Orange, NJ - Saturday, April 30, was a fun and educational day in SOMA, as Make Madness, sponsored by a number of local businesses and The Achieve Foundation of South Orange & Maplewood kicked off in two separate parts of Maplewood.

Located at Columbia High School, in the gym, on the parking lot and on Ritzer field were displays ranging from pure fun to educational as ...

Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony For The Learning Center

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Saturday morning, April 23rd, The Learning Experience located in South Orange Downtown celebrated their Grand Opening and Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony led by Village President Sheena Collum. There were games, treats, hot dogs, and many parents present with their children who attend the Learning Experience presently.

Everyone was having a really fun time, and about noon, ...

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Come Enjoy St. Rose of Lima Academy's Summer Camp Program! 

May 18, 2022

I cannot believe it is that time of year again! Welcome to St. Rose Lima Academy's (SRLA) ...

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Fri, May 20, 7:00 AM

Paper Mill Playhouse and Paper Mill Studios, Millburn

Registration Open for Summer Musical Theater ...

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Mon, May 23, 7:00 AM

Paper Mill Playhouse and Paper Mill Studios, Millburn

Registration Open for Summer Musical Theater ...

Arts & Entertainment Education

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NJ Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Supports RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ – The Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey ("SHCCNJ") threw its support behind the proposed transaction between RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and St. Peter's HealthCare System, which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) in New Brunswick. 

In a letter to the Federal Trade ...

African American Chamber of Commerce Supports RWJBH Transaction with St. Peters

New Brunswick, NJ – Access to quality medical care in New Jersey is vital to underserved populations. That's why the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (“AACCNJ”) announced its support for the proposed transaction between RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System in New Brunswick, which will lead to the creation of New ...

RWJBarnabas Health, Saint Peter’s Healthcare System Vision to Create NJ’s First Premier Academic Medical Center Gets State Approval

New Brunswick, NJ – RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System (“Saint Peter’s”) announced that the State of New Jersey has approved their transaction to create New Jersey’s first premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) located in New Brunswick.

“This is a tremendous milestone in a years-long ...

The facts are clear about prostate cancer – and what you can do about it

Prostate cancer is dangerous – right? The disease remains the number one solid organ cancer diagnosis among men in the United States, with more than 248,000 newly diagnosed cases each year. Yet while there can be great differences in how prostate cancer affects each patient, there’s little debate that it is important to monitor for the disease.

Urologist Naeem Rahman, MD, part of ...

‘Calendar Girls’ Captivates at Chatham Playhouse

CHATHAM, NJ — This delightful play, set in Yorkshire, England, lends a risque air to the Women’s Institutes at a local church parish.

The play and film were based on a true story of middle-aged women who were seeking a fundraising idea for Leukemia Research.

They’re desperate to find a way to support their charities and somehow come up with the idea of ...

Upcoming Events

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Fri, May 20, 7:00 AM

Paper Mill Playhouse and Paper Mill Studios, Millburn

Registration Open for Summer Musical Theater ...

Arts & Entertainment Education

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Fri, May 20, 8:30 AM

South Orange

Memorial Day- Municipal Offices Closed

Government

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Fri, May 20, 7:00 PM

SOPAC, South Orange

ZOSO-The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience

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Sat, May 21, 8:00 AM

South Orange

Container Day- Bulk Item Disposal

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Deborah Engel: A Thoughtful Leader Who Gets Things Done

May 18, 2022

I’m writing in support of Deborah Engel, my former employer and now business partner and dear friend, for Maplewood Town Council. I worked for Deborah for a year at Work and Play, the coworking space with onsite childcare that she founded (one of the first of its kind in the world), and together we founded General Store Cooperative, a co-retail and incubator space in Maplewood.  ...

Newark Resident, Former School Board Member Will Lead Essex County LGBTQ Affairs Office

May 15, 2022

NEWARK, NJ — A newly established Essex County Office of LGBTQ Affairs was announced Friday that will be led by Reginald Bledsoe, a Newark resident and former Newark Public Schools Board of Education member.

Bledsoe, who was appointed as the office's first director, will help support the LGBTQ community in Essex County and provide a platform to address issues, ...

Current Owners Find Pastor’s Remains in Church Basement After 186 Years 

St. Mark's Episcopal Church in West Orange opened in 1828 and remained as an active congregation until it closed in 2004. After the church closed it saw only occasional use as a rental property for small fellowships. Over the years however financial resources were lacking to maintain the church, and it fell into a state of further disrepair and neglect. By spring 2015 diocesan trustees had ...

New Jersey Warns of Price Gouging During Nationwide Baby Formula Shortage

May 19, 2022

NEWARK, NJ —New Jersey's Acting Attorney General and the Division of Community Affairs (DCA) are warning customers and merchants statewide about price gouging and any fraud dealing with the sale of baby formula in New Jersey.

“The current baby formula shortage may have scammers and unscrupulous vendors coming out of the woodwork to take advantage of parents at a vulnerable ...

Summit F.D.: One Reported Fatality in Route 24 Crash That Involved Tractor Trailer, Five Vehicles

SUMMIT, NJ - One person has died, and another victim was flown by Medevac helicopter to an area trauma center after a mid-afternoon crash on Eastbound Route 24 near Milemarker 9, according to the City of Summit Fire Department (SFD).

The SFD, at approximately 2 p.m. today, responded to a report of a multiple vehicle accident on Route 24 East near Milemarker 9.

JESPY Partners with Paper Mill Playhouse for Performance Showcasing JESPY Clients

May 19, 2022

SOUTH ORANGE – With the musical talents of JESPY clients in the spotlight, JESPY has partnered with Millburn’s Paper Mill Playhouse to present a showcase of Broadway songs to be performed by the clients on June 18 at 4pm.

The performance, which is open to the public, is tentatively titled A New Beginning. Set to take place at JESPY, the play will feature client talents, alternating ...

Studies of the Future: Clinical Trials for Breast Cancer at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center

Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center, in Livingston, has been at the forefront of the treatment of breast cancer for decades. One way the hospital maintains its reputation as one of the best in the tri-state area is by participating in clinical trials, which are research studies that help determine if a new drug would be effective in treating a specific condition. In partnership with Rutgers ...

Come Enjoy St. Rose of Lima Academy's Summer Camp Program! 

I cannot believe it is that time of year again! Welcome to St. Rose Lima Academy's (SRLA) ...