From Italy with love: Maplewood artist is off on a tasty caper

From Italy with love: Maplewood artist is off on a tasty caper

By Rose Bennett Gilbert / Correspondent  MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A Maplewood artist visited a tiny Mediterranean island last year and came home with big plans for capers: the small, unopened buds of the Capparis spinosa bush that will add a huge flavor boost to a favorite dish or cocktail. John Savittieri is not a chef, mind […]

Columbia HS field hockey players gain Super Essex Conference honors

Columbia HS field hockey players gain Super Essex Conference honors

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Columbia High School field hockey team featured eight players who earned all–Super Essex Conference–Liberty Division honors, as selected by the divisional coaches. Seniors Georgie Gassaro, Sarah Cerny and Sophia Vaccariello each made the first team; senior Alexa Kaplan, senior Lily Sharma and sophomore Ann Elise Van Varick made the second […]

Sister cities mural is unveiled in Newark

Sister cities mural is unveiled in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Mayor Ras J. Baraka joined Javier Jiménez, mayor of San Sebastian, Puerto Rico; Newark Deputy Mayor of Community Engagement Jacqueline Quiles; Newark Arts & Cultural Affairs Director fayemi shakur; Newark Municipal Council members; Greater Newark Convention and Visitors Bureau President and CEO Ricardo Salazar, and artist José R. Beltrán Ramos, aka “Flavor,” […]

Program leads four Newark families to homeownership

Program leads four Newark families to homeownership

NEWARK, NJ — Mayor Ras J. Baraka joined Newark Municipal Council members, Invest Newark President and CEO Marcus Randolph, YouthBuild Newark founder and CEO Robert Clark, and other dignitaries in a ceremony on Nov. 29 to present four Newark families with keys to their first homes at 223 Peshine Ave. The residents became first-time homeowners […]

Bloomfield HS basketball teams unveil their schedules

Bloomfield HS basketball teams unveil their schedules

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield High School boys and girls basketball teams will tip off their seasons on Thursday, Dec. 15. The boys will host Columbia High School of Maplewood, while the girls will visit Livingston High School, both at 7 p.m. Here are their schedules. Boys basketball Dec. 15: vs. Columbia, 7 p.m. Dec. […]

Irvington HS basketball teams unveil their schedules

Irvington HS basketball teams unveil their schedules

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington High School boys and girls basketball teams will tip off their seasons on Thursday, Dec. 15.  The boys team will host North Star Academy at 7 p.m., and the girls team will visit Newark West Side at 4 p.m. The girls team, under head coach Brett Cannon, went 15-8 overall, […]

Glen Ridge HS basketball teams unveil their schedules

Glen Ridge HS basketball teams unveil their schedules

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge High School boys basketball and girls basketball teams will begin their seasons next week. The boys basketball team, which won a state sectional title last season for the first time since the 1987-88 season, will visit West Essex Regional High School in North Caldwell on Thursday, Dec. 15, […]

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