‘Introspection’ at WO Arts Center

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Arts Center will present Rosario D’Rivera’s “Introspection,” a show examining one’s own consciousness, thoughts and feelings. The process relies exclusively on observation of one’s mental state, while in a spiritual context, it may refer to the examination of one’s soul. The exhibit will run from April 1 to […]

Acclaimed jazz musician Emmet Cohen at TBA

LIVINGSTON, NJ — On Sunday, March 24, at 2:30 p.m., at Temple B’nai Abraham, 300 E. Northfield Road in Livingston, TBA Prime Time will present “Jews and All That Jazz,” featuring acclaimed jazz pianist Emmet Cohen, a native of Montclair. This program will also celebrate Rabbi Clifford Kulwin’s 20 years at TBA. A powerful and […]

TBA to hold its annual Purim carnival on March 17

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Jewish Learning Program of Temple B’nai Abraham, led by director of Jewish learning Melissa Weiner, will hold its annual Purim carnival on Sunday, March 17, from 10 a.m. to noon at the temple, located at 300 E. Northfield Road, Livingston, entrance on East Cedar Street. There will be a special preview […]

Winter concert with Bloomfield Symphony Orchestra

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Music director Israel “Buzz” Herman will conduct the Bloomfield Symphony Orchestra in its second concert of the 2018-2019 season on Sunday, March 17, at 3 p.m. with a program that will include the Symphony No. 1 in D minor of Charles Gounod, “Somerset Rhapsody” of Gustav Holst and the Viola Concerto in […]

SHU professors with Kessler consult on major motion picture

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Seton Hall University professor Lauren Snowdon and adjunct faculty member Maggie McNiece, both of whom also work at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, were presented with the opportunity to work on “The Upside,” a major motion picture, after giving a tour of Kessler to the movie’s producers and actor Bryan Cranston. […]

Maplewood firefighters receive awards recognizing their excellence

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Fire Department held its 2019 awards ceremony at the Feb. 19 Township Committee meeting, recognizing members of the department for their heroic and effective actions throughout 2018. The first award, the Administrative Award, was presented to several members of the department for their efforts in improving the training capabilities of […]

Maplewood Rotary to honor founding member of CCR

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Rotary Club will honor Carol Barry Austin with its 2019 Citizenship Award at its Affair of the Heart event on Friday, March 15, at 7 p.m. at the Maplewood Country Club. The Affair of the Heart raises funds for Maplewood Rotary’s ongoing efforts to save the lives of children around […]

Rent Party lineup brings some big voices

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Rent Party, the area nonprofit that works to combat hunger in the South Orange-Maplewood community, holds monthly concerts at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood. Admission is charged and all proceeds go to help fight hunger. On Friday, March 8, at 8 p.m., hear Shemekia Copeland, with special guests Shark Hat, […]

6th annual Luminary Project raises more than $13K

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The 6th Annual MLK Luminary Project, organized by the South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race, raised more than $13,000 for the organization — $2,500 more in donations than in 2018 — as a result of close to 1,400 homes, businesses and local institutions participating by lighting luminaries. This initiative […]

Redevelopment site receives ‘Repair Project’ award

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The International Concrete Repair Institute has awarded its “Repair Project of the Year” honor to Prism Construction Management for its work on Residences at Edison Lofts in Edison Village. The industrial-to-residential redevelopment of the Thomas Edison Invention Factory and Commerce Center in West Orange included the reconstruction of a 100-year-old, cast-in-place […]