NJ Transit reroute causes delays for S.O. residents
Jun19

NJ Transit reroute causes delays for S.O. residents

Summertime, often a time for rest and relaxation, will be quite the opposite for New Jersey Transit commuters in South Orange and Maplewood this summer. The Morris and Essex train lines are awaiting construction which will take place from July 10 to Sept. 1, according to an update from NJ Transit. The railroad overhaul will reroute Midtown Direct trains headed to Penn Station to Hoboken, which will cause delays for NJ transit...

Read More
1 dead, 5 injured in Newark shooting Ι South Orange Ave closed
Apr27

1 dead, 5 injured in Newark shooting Ι South Orange Ave closed

One person was fatally shot as three others were injured in a Newark shooting on Thursday night.

Read More
South Orange declared a sanctuary city
Feb22

South Orange declared a sanctuary city

With concern growing over President Donald J. Trump’s aggressive immigration policies. South Orange has joined neighboring towns in becoming a sanctuary city. The town now joins municipalities like Princeton, Maplewood and Newark in putting forth a resolution outlining how they will protect immigrants. The Village President, Sheena Collum, said the resolution already reflected much of what South Orange believed and practiced; it was...

Read More
S.O. not clowning around for Halloween
Oct26

S.O. not clowning around for Halloween

With Halloween approaching, officials in South Orange maintain that they are not concerned with clown-related trouble. Sightings throughout the country could have been pulled from a page out of a Stephen King novel. However, this fear is not affecting the authorities, especially with Halloween approaching. “Honestly, we don’t subscribe to this national fear of someone in a clown costume,” said South Orange Police Sgt. Adrian Acevedo....

Read More
Dozens protest police brutality in South Orange, Maplewood
Jul07

Dozens protest police brutality in South Orange, Maplewood

Protesters spoke out against police brutality in South Orange and Maplewood on Thursday.

Read More
SHU alum struck by train leaves behind son, girlfriend
Jul01

SHU alum struck by train leaves behind son, girlfriend

Thomas Ryan of Seton Hall University’s Class of 2011 was fatally struck by an NJ transit train at 7 a.m. on June 9, 2016, leaving behind his girlfriend, Janae, and his 5-year-old son, Jack. A GoFundMe page, “Tommy Ryan Memorial Fund”, was created by Mark Scattene on June 12 to raise money to support Jack. “Tommy was a beloved friend to dozens, a dependable brother, a cherished son, and an outstanding father to Jack,” Scattene wrote on...

Read More
Local film festival provides opportunity for film students
Jun29

Local film festival provides opportunity for film students

  The SOPAC Theater Loft filled with members of the South Orange and Maplewood (SOMA) communities on June 18, as they were brought together for the My Story screening of two-minute videos during the South Next Festival. The three-day South Next festival included a film contest, art programs for children of various ages and musical performances from local artists. My Story was organized by the Community Coalition on Race, a...

Read More
SO businesses cool off during the summer
Jun21

SO businesses cool off during the summer

All that was left of University Sub Shop (USubs), a sandwich shop on Irvington Avenue that was a popular place for students to buy food during the fall and spring semesters, was boarded up windows and an eviction notice that hung on the front of the building. For students taking summer classes and those returning for the fall semester who are craving their favorite USubs fat sandwich, they will have to look somewhere else. Although...

Read More
South Orange hosts high energy Summer Nights series through August
Jun21

South Orange hosts high energy Summer Nights series through August

Every August, the South Orange population expands by thousands as students move in for the school year and every May, thousands of people move out as students go home for the summer. However, during the summer, South Orange hosts the South Orange Summer Nights series which features programs such as “Art in the Park,” “Taste the Music: Concerts in the Park” and “Movies in the Park,” according to the South Orange Performing Arts Center...

Read More
Get to know South Orange
Jun21

Get to know South Orange

The deposit has been made, the tuition check sent in, and freshman orientation has arrived. Now it’s time to get to know Seton Hall University’s campus, as well as the surrounding South Orange community. The community is a vital part in experiencing the fullness of college life and achieving success during one’s academic journey. Learning the best late night pizza place will make South Orange feel like the home away from home that it...

Read More
SHU aids Ecuador earthquake relief effort
Apr27

SHU aids Ecuador earthquake relief effort

Seton Hall University has partnered with the Division of Volunteer Efforts (DOVE) to raise money in support of relief efforts in Ecuador, where a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit on April 16, killing more than 650 people and injuring thousands of others. All money donated by the university community goes to Catholic Relief Services (CRS), the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. The...

Read More
Finalists for A&S Professor of the Year announced
Apr27

Finalists for A&S Professor of the Year announced

The nominations are in, the students have been heard. The finalists for the 2015-16 College of Arts and Sciences Professor of the Year Award were announced on April 25. According to an email sent out by the college, the finalists are Dr. Allan Blake, biological sciences associate professor; Dr. Wyatt Murphy, chemistry and biochemistry professor; and Dr. John Pai takes, senior faculty associate in the criminal justice department. The...

Read More

Pin It on Pinterest