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South Orange Village President Celebrates Her Birthday... with a Purpose

November 21, 2017

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange Village President Sheena Collum celebrates her birthday each year with a "Party with a Purpose," and this year was no different. In celebration of her 34th birthday, Collum raised more than $12,000 to tackle food insecurity at Columbia High School (CHS).

While Collum's official birthday "Party with a Purpose" was on ...

South Orange Middle School Vocal Music Teacher Wins First Place in Arts Ed Now Contest

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Jacob Ezzo, South Orange Middle School's (SOMS) Choral Director, won first place in the 2017 Arts Ed Now “What’s Does an Arts Ed Now Ambassador Look Like” contest for the Middle School category.

As part of the Arts Ed Now campaign, arts educators in New Jersey were asked to create a three-photo storyboard to describe what it means to be an ...

Two Columbia H.S. Students Sign National Letters of Intent

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Two Columbia High School (CHS) students have confirmed their continued commitment to athletic competition by signing early National Letters of Intent.

The students, both class of 2018 at Columbia, are Christian Pierre and Cameron Herbert, according to Larry Busichio, Director of Athletics and Student Activities at CHS.

Pierre signed to play baseball at St. John's ...

Four SOMA Students Selected for Debutante Leadership Program

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Four students from South Orange and Maplewood have been selected to participate in the 2017 Debutante Leadership Program, according to a press release from the Essex County Chapter of The Links, Inc.

The four students are:

Alanza Zidane Blake 
Avani Jaelyn Cort
Kathryn Alease Jones
Nava Raya Levene

Blake and Cort attend Columbia High ...

Montclair State University's African Drumming Ensemble Kicks-Off Music Institute at Seth Boyden School

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Montclair State University's African Drumming Ensemble performed at the Seth Boyden School last Wednesday, November 8. Led by John J. Cali School of Music’s Adjunct Faculty member Robert Levin, Graduate Music Education Coordinator Dr. Lisa De Lorenzo, and Undergraduate Music Education Coordinator Dr. Marissa Silverman, the African-Drum Ensemble performance event at ...

Seton Hall University Testing Emergency Siren on Tuesday, Nov. 14

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Seton Hall University (SHU) will conduct a live test of its emergency siren and PirateAlert systems this Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 11:55 a.m., according to a statement from SHU.

The siren is centrally located on the highest point on SHU campus, and will sound a wail tone that is followed by a recorded message with instructions to seek shelter.  A steady tone will sound ...

Two from Maplewood Among Fourteen Oak Knoll Seniors Signing National Letters of Intent

SUMMIT, NJ  – Two Maplewood residents -- Claire Galvin and Ryan Schlageter -- are part of one of the biggest classes of commits in Oak Knoll School history, as 14 members of the Royals' Class of 2018 confirmed their continued commitment to athletic competition by signing early National Letters of Intent.

Athletic director Kelly Childs lauded the ...

Chair of the South Orange Safety Committee Discusses Pedestrian Safety at South Mountain School

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - In response to community concerns about pedestrian safety in the vicinity of South Mountain Elementary School (SMS), South Orange Board of Trustee member, and chair of the South Orange Safety Committee, Howard Levison discussed current issues, progress so far, and future plans for the area.

SMS is located on the southwest corner of the intersection of South Orange ...

South Orange - Maplewood School Board Election Results

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - There were nine candidates on the ballot for three positions on the South Orange - Maplewood Board of Education (SOMBOE):  Avery Julien, Anthony Mazzocchi, Felisha George, Shannon Cuttle, Lucas Calhoun, Robin Baker, Sheila Shidnia, Elizabeth Baker, and Donna Smith.

The three elected members of the SOMBOE are: Elizabeth Baker, who currently serves as ...

Gas Odor Prompts Brief Evacuation at South Mountain 'Big School' on Monday

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - There was a brief evacuation at South Mountain Elementary School (the "big school") on Monday due to a gas odor, according to an email sent to South Mountain families at about 11 a.m. 

According to the email, this morning the school nurse noticed a smell of gas, which was reported to the South Orange Fire Department. While the Fire Department ...

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Wed, November 22, 12:00 PM

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A Holiday Feast For Train Fans Is On Display At The Model Railroad Center

November 22, 2017

Looking for something to do the day after Thanksgiving? Drop in to the Model Railroad Center and enjoy a festive sound and light show highlighting a sprawling, meticulously detailed HO layout.

See if you can spot the Batmobile and other surprises!

Snack bar, toddler rest area and gift shoppe conveniently located on site. Modest admission fee goes to support the non-profit Model Railroad ...