South Mountain School Encourages Inclusion with School-Wide Handshake Wednesday

March 16, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Mountain School (SMS) observed the National Walk Out on Wednesday not by walking out, but instead, with an indoor line up at the beginning of the day, according to an update to the South Mountain Superstars Facebook page.

SMS students in second thru fifth grade had a morning meeting together and participated in a school wide handshake as a sign of ...

Columbia H. S.'s Kindness Crew Visits Clinton Elementary on Wednesday

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Clinton Elementary School observed the National School Walkout on Wednesday by coming together as a school and working together to promote inclusion, kindness, and community. The students created posters with caring and supportive messages and then marched together in a Peace Parade throughout the school.

Six Columbia High School (CHS) students who are ...

Building Meadow's Garden & Playground: A Father's Vision to Honor His Daughter

PARKLAND, FL — For Andrew Pollack, the loss of his daughter Meadow Pollack in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas tragedy has spurred him to focus his energies on improving school safety and build a playground to honor his daughter.

"I had a vision of, instead of going to the cemetery, I wanted to do something that Meadow would have liked to go to, Pollack said. "I had a vision of ...

2nd Annual Maplewood Chili Cookoff Raises Over $6,000 to Fight Hunger in the Community

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The 2018 Maplewood Chili Cookoff raised over $6,000, which will go directly to the Interfaith Food Pantry of the Oranges, according to a press release from Tom Mason, the event's founder and "Chili Chief."

Mason explained, "because of the generous support of the sponsors who funded the cookoff and the volunteers who gave their time to make it ...

Komen North Jersey Pink Tie Party Set For March 16

SUMMIT, NJ - The annual Susan G. Komen North Jersey Pink Tie Party fundraiser affair is coming up.

The event, which will be held Friday, March 16 at The Grove in Cedar Grove, is focused on raising funds to support Komen’s BOLD GOAL:  to reduce the number of breast cancer deaths in the U.S. by 50% by the year 2026, by improving access to quality and ...

Maplewood and South Orange Awarded Over $280K from Community Development Block Grant Program

NEWARK, NJ - Maplewood and South Orange were awarded more than $280,000 through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, Essex County officials announced on Wednesday, Feb. 21.

Maplewood is receiving $168,204 for the Woodland Road ADA Improvements Projects Phase II, and South Orange will get $115,852 for Barrier Free Access to Village Police Department, ...

Heart Disease Fundraiser Raises More Than $40,000 for Heart Center at Saint Barnabas

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Members of the Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) family have raised more than $40,000 for the Heart Center at SBMC through their fourth annual indoor cycling fundraiser Cycle Red for Heart Disease, held in Livingston for the first time this year at the recently opened CycleBar on Sunday afternoon.

The event was hosted by SBMC anesthesiologist Dr. Joel Braverman ...

Events Planned in South Orange and Maplewood to Celebrate Women’s History Month

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ -  Women officials in South Orange and Maplewood, in partnership with the South Orange Village Center Alliance, Maplewood Village Alliance, and Springfield Avenue Partnership, have launched, the official site of SOMA Celebrates Women’s History Month.

The site is a place where the two towns can learn about upcoming events ...

Women's Club of Maplewood Donates $300K to Maplewood Library Foundation Capital Campaign

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Library Foundation's Capital Campaign received $300,000 from the Women's Club of Maplewood on Thursday, the first major gift since the campaign began on Feb. 22, according to a release from the Maplewood Library.

The capital campaign is raising funds to renovate the main Maplewood Library "that will serve the community for generations to ...

Maplewood Chili Cookoff this Sunday Combines Food, Family Fun, and Fundraising for a Good Cause

Update on February 23: All Tasting Passes to the Maplewood Chili Cookoff are sold out. A few more spots are left to submit a chili, which can be done here.

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - There's a new annual tradition in SOMA: The Maplewood Chili Cookoff. Back at The Woodland for its second year on Sunday, Feb. 25, the cookoff has local residents sharing their best chili ...

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East Orange Housing Authority Builds for Future, Honors History With 60th Anniversary Campaign

March 10, 2018

Building Homes, Changing Lives Campaign will unveil new branding, outdoor banners, the Diamond Jubilee Gala and the start of construction on $30 Million in redevelopment projects.

The East Orange Housing Authority (EOHA) will celebrate 60 years of service to the East Orange Community with Building Homes, Changing Lives, a community-based campaign highlighting the commitment of the ...