Film tells story of legendary restaurateur

Film tells story of legendary restaurateur

A screenplay written by a former Maplewood resident about a South Orange resident who transformed the restaurant business is making waves on the independent film circuit. Donald G. Boudreau’s screenplay, “The Restaurant Man,” was awarded Best Feature Script at the Swedish International Film Festival. It was also named an Official Selection at the NICE International […]

Mayor talks state of town at chamber breakfast

Mayor talks state of town at chamber breakfast

The West Orange Chamber of Commerce held its annual Community Breakfast on Feb. 15 at The Wilshire Grand Hotel. Chamber president Tez Roro and event chair Paul Petigrow both spoke while Mayor Susan McCartney was the featured speaker, giving a state of the township address. Petigrow said that this was a networking event to meet […]

Coming to NJ: Black families share their stories

Coming to NJ: Black families share their stories

Four different people from four different places. Each shared their story about how their family came to New Jersey, and how they came to live in the South Orange Maplewood community. “Coming to Jersey: Black Families Share Their Stories” was presented on Feb. 11 at The Woodland Parlor. It was presented by the SOMA Community […]

Mark Kamine takes readers ‘On Locations’ with ‘The Sopranos’

Mark Kamine takes readers ‘On Locations’ with ‘The Sopranos’

“The Sopranos” was ranked the best television series of all time by TV Guide in 2013. The American crime drama television series was filmed all over Essex County, including in East Orange, Irvington, Bloomfield, Nutley, Glen Ridge, and West Orange. Mark Kamine, Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning executive producer of “The White Lotus,” worked on […]

Home arts at Durand-Hedden House

Home arts at Durand-Hedden House

The Durand-Hedden House recently recreated a look of what traditional home arts were like during the 18th and 19th centuries. Located at 523 Ridgewood Road, Maplewood, The Durand-Hedden House was open for the public to witness cooking, spinning, and knitting; along with a pottery display. Patty Chrisman, Durand-Hedden board member and a member of the […]

Taylor talks about role in ‘A Different Man’

“A Different Man” tells the story of Edward, played by Sebastian Stan, who after undergoing facial reconstructive surgery becomes fixated on an actor in the stage production based on his former life. The movie was written and directed by Aaron Schimberg with scenes filmed in Maplewood and Montclair. Corey R. Taylor, a 35-year-old actor from […]

Mental health of students is subject of summit

Seton Hall University recently hosted the first inaugural New Jersey Higher Education Mental Health Summit. Staff from more than 40 New Jersey colleges and universities and mental health experts from across the country came together to share best practices to support college students. More than 500 participants were there and more than 350 professionals and […]