Lin-Manuel Miranda co. sponsors 2018 season at Vanguard

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Creating opportunities for diverse actors and audiences has been rewarded in a significant way as Vanguard Theater Company announced Jan. 18 that Lin-Manuel Miranda’s TeeRico clothing line has become the main sponsor of Vanguard’s 2018 season. TeeRico is Miranda’s officially-licensed merchandise site, where every design benefits a cause and/or artist. Miranda […]

Muhammad inspires at local NAACP chapter event

EAST ORANGE, NJ — In a presentation drawing on the rich history of social justice movements in the United States, Harvard University professor Khalil Gibran Muhammad spoke at an event hosted by the Oranges and Maplewood unit of the NAACP at Elmwood United Presbyterian Church in East Orange on Jan. 7. A well-known speaker and […]

Vanguard, that starts with V, and that rhymes with T, and that stands for ‘theater’

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — In unique ways, local families are coming together both onstage and off in the Vanguard Theater Company’s production of “The Music Man,” for two shows this weekend at South Orange Middle School on N. Ridgewood Road. The shows will be Saturday, Dec. 16, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 17, at […]

Area Easterseals center assists disabled persons find jobs

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Anyone in the area who has ever been told that they can’t obtain employment due to a disability should pay a visit to Easterseals New Jersey. The workforce development team of Easterseals New Jersey has located its solution center in the Hammond Map Building on Valley Street in Maplewood. Through Easterseals Employment […]

Maplewood, residents thank veterans

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Gratitude abounded for the sacrifices of those who have served in the armed forces during Maplewood’s annual Veterans Day ceremony at the Maplewood Municipal Building on Nov. 11. The event featured music from the Maplewood Concert Band, under the direction of Steve Kimmons, who is also a veteran of the U.S. Air […]

SO cafe to host fundraiser to assist hurricane victims

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Truly embracing the idea that laughter is the best medicine, a local woman is hosting the “Laugh for a Cause” fundraiser on Friday, Nov. 17, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Inkosi’s Cafe on Irvington Avenue in South Orange, with proceeds benefiting victims of the recent hurricanes in Puerto Rico and […]

NJSBDC opens affiliate at SHU, first private partnership

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Seton Hall University’s Stillman School of Business and the New Jersey Small Business Development Center celebrated their new partnership with an opening ceremony and ribbon-cutting in Jubilee Hall on the university’s campus in South Orange on Oct. 27. This new partnership gives Seton Hall University the distinction of being the first […]

Towns hold public meeting on FD merger

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Following a presentation from Manitou Inc. regarding possibly merging the Maplewood and South Orange fire departments, representatives from the two towns unanimously agreed to move forward to achieve that vision. The presentation was given at a joint public meeting on Thursday, Oct. 26, at the South Orange Performing Arts […]

CASA holds 2nd ‘Homeward Bound’ event in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Braving the elements in bright red T-shirts and even brighter smiles, a group of more than 100 volunteers gathered for the Homeward Bound Walk hosted by the CASA for Children of Essex County under the Clipper Pavilion of the South Mountain Recreation Complex in West Orange on Sunday, Oct. 15. Based […]

Eight remaining BOE candidates discuss issues at forum

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Communication strategies, integration of elementary schools and adherence to Access and Equity policies were among the topics of discussion as South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education candidates debated at a community forum sponsored by South Orange Maplewood Cares about Schools at The Woodland in Maplewood on Sept. 27. This is […]