Education

January 20, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ — British Swim School of The Oranges recently invited the students from Freedom Christian Academy in Orange to participate in an exclusive hour-long "Splashapalooza" event at its Livingston location at 39 W. Northfield Road. This "Splashapalooza" event was held at the request of ...

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SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - All South Orange Maplewood School District schools will have a delayed opening on Friday, Jan. 18, according to an email from the school district early Friday morning. For delayed opening, Montrose, elementary and middle schools start two hours later than their ...

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BURLINGTON, NJ – Three SOMA arts organizations have been nominated for Discover Jersey Arts People's Choice Awards, and South Orange also has a nomination in the category "Favorite Downtown Arts District." In addition to South Orange's nomination for Downtown Arts District, the other nominees ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Can you believe it’s already time to think about summer? You can learn about multiple day and sleep away camps all at the same time at the 3rd Annual SOMA Summer Camp Fair, sponsored by Adamson Ramsey Homes. The SOMA Summer Camp Fair will be held on Feb. 23, from 10 a.m. to 1 ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Paul Roth, South Orange Maplewood School District Business Administrator, called the Board of Education's annual reorganization meeting to order on Thursday, Jan. 3, and then swore in each of the three people elected to the Board for three-year terms ending December 2021. Shannon ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Maplewood Township Committee member Greg Lembrich was sworn-in for a second three-year-term at the annual reorganization meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 1. In his speech to the community, Lembrich noted "over the past 3 years that I have been a member of this Committee, we have faced ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Kooheli Chatterji, a resident of Maplewood, has been named the new Director of Kent Place's Middle School, effective July 1, 2019. She succeeds Karen Rezach, who led the Kent Place Middle School for 18 years. Dr. Rezach was appointed the full-time Director of the Ethics Institute at ...

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MAHWAH, NJ -  Film and animation students from Columbia High School (CHS) won two awards at Ramapo College of New Jersey's 4th Annual High School Film Festival. The festival took place on Dec. 8, and included 36 original films submitted by students.  Students entered original films in a ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Ten years ago, 1,234 were taking online college courses at Rutgers University. Last year, in the fall semester of 2017, that number reached 23,042, according to university figures. Nationwide over 6.4 million people are sitting in front of computers to take college ...

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SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Columbia High School (CHS) senior Eliot Dix signed on the dotted line of his National Letter of Intent to play baseball at Longwood University in Virginia. Dix, who is a left-handed hitting shortstop and a top-1,000 recruit overall according to Perfect Game, ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Kayleigh Wolff of Maplewood was one of eight members of the Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child Class of 2019 to confirm continued commitment to athletic competition by signing early National Letters of Intent to compete at the collegiate level, according to a press release from Oak ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Project SEARCH program at Overlook Medical Center which, since launching in 2016, has seen 15 out of 18 interns securing competitive employment in the community, will be hosting an open house event for prospective students and families on December 12, from 7 - 8:30 p.m, at the ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) announced the return of the “Troops to Teachers” program to support the transition of veterans and members of the Armed Forces to careers in teaching. Over the next five years, the NJDOE will receive nearly $1 million to support and ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange Health Officer John Festa has finished his inspection of the South Orange school bathrooms, according to an update on the South Orange website. The South Orange website states, "in response to recent events surrounding the school district's bathroom conditions, ...

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SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - An email from the South Orange Maplewood School District (SOMSD) to the school community at about 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, outlined Interim Superintendent Thomas Ficarra's recommendations for the Long Term Facilities plan, which includes more than $93 million for ...

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SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Interim South Orange Maplewood School District Superintendent Thomas Ficarra sent an email to the school community at about 5 p.m. on Saturday, providing information about Thursday's snow storm and thanking staff and students for working together to help one another ...

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SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Thursday's snowstorm caused massive traffic jams and cars at a standstill for hours, with stranded students waiting for parents at schools and on buses, and also, among all this, there were many accounts of strangers helping to move cars stuck in the snow, of ...

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SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Closures and delays continue on Friday, after a snowstorm dropped more than six inches of snow and a wintry mix on Thursday afternoon causing massive traffic, multiple accidents, and major delays on school bus routes as drivers tried to navigate the treacherous ...

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SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The South Orange Maplewood School District and schools are closed on Friday, Nov. 16, due to hazardous conditions, stated an email from the district at 6:30 a.m.  The full email is below: Dear SOMSD families and staff, South Orange Maplewood School District ...

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Update at 6:30 a.m.: South Orange Maplewood School District and schools are closed on Friday, Nov. 16. More info. here. SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - South Orange Maplewood School District schools will have a delayed opening on Friday, Nov. 16, according to an email from the school district ...

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SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - A snowstorm on Thursday caused cancellations, closures, major traffic problems, and impassable streets that prevented school buses from completing their routes. Here are the latest updates: From Maplewood Police at 4:20 p.m.: All Jitney routes are ...

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SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - All after-school activities, including on-site after care through the YMCA, are cancelled Thursday, Nov. 15, due to the forecast for snow and the potential for hazardous travel conditions, stated an email from the school district at about 10:15 a.m. The full ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Columbia High School (CHS) Administrative Team sent an email to CHS families at about 2 p.m. on Wednesday, informing them that a student had shown school administration an "inappropriate picture of a weapon on another student's Instagram account." School administrators worked ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Health Department has completed its inspection of the Columbia High School (CHS) bathrooms, and while they found overall they are "well-maintained," there are multiple repairs that need to be made, with the report citing 21 specific issues. The report also ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - More than 1,500 households in South Orange were without power at about 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, according to the PSE&G power outage map, which also showed that power restoration was estimated for between 6:15 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. that night. The number of households without power ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - With recent attention on possible unsanitary conditions at the bathrooms at local South Orange and Maplewood schools, there is one school where the bathrooms have received notice for how good they look: the girls bathroom at Jefferson Elementary School. As the school year began, ...

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An earlier version of this article was updated on Nov. 12. MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - At the monthly meeting of the Maplewood Board of Health on Wednesday night, Deputy Mayor Frank McGehee, who is Chair of the Board of Health, asked Health Officer Robert Roe to inspect the bathrooms at the ...

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This article was updated at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday to reflect updated vote totals from the Essex County Clerk's office. SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - There were eleven candidates on the ballot vying for three positions on the South Orange - Maplewood Board of Education (SOMBOE): Narda ...

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MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - It's Election Day this Tuesday, November 6. Here's everything you need to know about the ballot before you go to the polls to vote: STATE ELECTIONS UNITED STATES SENATOR New Jersey will elect a new senator (six-year term) when they go to the polls on ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - After more than a week of protests, the Concerned 44 and Seton Hall University (SHU) administrators have yet to reach agreement on all issues, but some progress towards resolution has been made, according to statements from university officials and student organizers. The ...

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