Three-quarters of trips to ER were freshman

Seton Hall’s Department of Housing and Resident Life is working to implement safety awareness among students after a total of 66 hospital transports occurred during the fall semester, including 28 alcohol-related cases. Albert Cardona, associate director of HRL, said the amount of alcohol-related transports last semester is alarming, since it has nearly doubled from last year’s total of 15 for the academic year (both fall and spring semesters). “For SHU administrators, the figures are a growin

Santa Coming to South Orange for Holiday Open House, Tree Lighting

SOUTH ORANGE – Santa is arriving in the village on Saturday, and his visit will be topped off with a holiday tree lighting as part of the Main Street South Orange Holiday Open House 2011. The annual Holiday Open House will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. throughout downtown. Downtown merchants will be offering in-store promotions, refreshments, special discounts and restaurant specials.  Samples of food will be given out by Rita’s Ices and Eden Marketplace. The Beaded Path will serve cookies and cid

Teens Learn Teamwork at South Mountain Y Teen Game Nights

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ—Teen campers reunited at the South Mountain YMCA on a recent Friday night, where they spent time playing games at the Teen Game Night for grades five through eight. The teen night runs from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., and will continue on Fridays until Dec. 16, excluding Nov. 25. Roslyn Trewick, the director of marketing at the South Mountain YMCA, said the program was motivated to reunite the group who had spent the summer together in camp. “The game nights are all about having fun

Mother-Daughter Team at Tatiana's Cafe Offers Caribbean Cuisine

That’s the motto at Tatiana’s Café, 74 First St., which serves the latest in Caribbean, Guyanese and American Soul food. The café is run as a two-man, or rather, two-woman show. Tatiana Wong takes on the roles of owner, delivery person, hostess and waitress, while her mother, Deborah Nickles, mans the kitchen, cooking all of the dishes – and homemade pastries. Tatiana’s Café opened on July 31 and specializes in traditional Caribbean recipes along with some homemade specials from Nickles. It al

Trick-or-Treaters Can Haunt Spiotta Park, Collect Goodies Downtown

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ—Attention all ghouls, goblins and trick-or-treaters: If you’re looking to have some fun on Halloween, Spiotta Park on South Orange Avenue is the place to be. The annual Halloween Fest, hosted by Main Street South Orange, will be held from 4-6 p.m. on Monday at the park on the corner of South Orange Avenue and Village Plaza. Carole Anzalone-Newman, the executive director of Main Street South Orange, said there will be music and Halloween games for children to participate in wit

'What's It Worth?' Maplewood Residents Find Out at Rotary Antique Expo

MAPLEWOOD, N.J. -- Antique items of all sizes and value were analyzed and appraised Sunday afternoon at the first What’s It Worth? Antique Expo at the Burgdorff Center in Maplewood. The expo was co-sponsored by the Maplewood Rotary Club and Nancy’s Fancy Antiques, with all proceeds donated to the Rotary Club’s Local Needs Fund. The Rotary Club was looking for new fundraiser ideas in addition to the annual House Tours event, so the club decided to partner with Nancy Marshall from Nancy’s Fancy

Seton Hall Students Help South Orange Pinpoint Nonworking Gas Lamps

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ —Seton Hall students attempted to shed some light on the streets of South Orange on Oct. 15 by participating in a community service project that took an inventory of the condition of gas lamps throughout the village. “The functioning of the gas lamps has been an ongoing problem, and the event helped in creating a baseline to give PSE&G,” said Howard Levison, the South Orange trustee who spearheaded the project. The gas lamps are owned by PSE&G and they are required to maintain

Maplewood Photographer to Shoot Group as They ‘Undress for Success’ Oct. 1

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Elizabeth Fleming plans to ask hundreds of people to go topless in public on Saturday. Fleming, a professional photographer from Maplewood, is donating her time and services to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure North Jersey breast cancer awareness event “Undress for Success” on Saturday, Oct. 1 at Floods Hill in South Orange. Fleming will photograph all participants, men and women age 18 and older, in a group photo to help spread the message “Less Talk, More Action.” The photo

Improv Group Plays for Laughs at The Baird Sept. 17

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ --The Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre’s improv group, Multiple Personality Disorder, will perform at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17 at The Baird Center theater. The show, titled after the group, is one of three yearly shows that Multiple Personality Disorder performs at the Baird Center, located at 5 Mead St. in South Orange. The director, Dave Maulbeck, acts in a series of improvisational comedy sketches along with the cast of regular improv artists, including Clark Carmichael,

ONE Campaign sponsors awareness concert

Seton Hall’s ONE Campaign will host an awareness concert, free to Seton Hall students, headlined by Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin (SSLYBY) on May 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Theatre-in-the-Round. According to Kathryn Leininger, the event’s organizer, the extra money raised as a result of the concert and ONE campaign event on April 28 called SHU vs. Thirst, will be donated to Nuru International, a social venture dedicated to fighting extreme poverty with a focus on access to clean drinking wat

SHU students receive NASA grant

Four Seton Hall students were awarded fellowship grants for their undergraduate student research for 2010-2011. Jimmy Barrientos, Andrew Klump, Christopher Childers and Ed Twomey received New Jersey Space Grant Consortium Undergraduate Student Research Fellowships of $2,000 each. “It is a privilege to get the award, and the fellowship will definitely help fund my research – both for materials for research and by providing money for travel to present my research,” Twomey said. NJSGC, administe

Refillable Fountains

Two new water fountains have been installed in the main lobby of the University Center with new features that allow the user to refill a cup or bottle while simultaneously learning how they are saving plastic water bottles from being put into landfills. Aside from the usual drinking spout found in traditional water fountains, these new fountains offer a separate area to refill a previously used bottle or cup. There is also an electronic reader that tells how many water bottles to date have been