Sturm’s novel echoes throughout the reader’s soul

Sturm’s novel echoes throughout the reader’s soul

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood author Lisa Sturm’s debut novel, “Echoed in My Bones,” will echo through your mind long after you finish reading it. Drawing from her years of experience as a psychotherapist in Irvington, Elizabeth and Plainfield, and now with a practice in Springfield, Sturm deftly captures the lives and emotions of her three […]

You’ve got to see the show at SOPAC

Iconic drummer Carl Palmer proves ELP lives on at South Orange concert

You’ve got to see the show at SOPAC

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Progressive rock lovers are in for a sacred experience on Sunday, Nov. 17, when Carl Palmer — named “Prog God” at the 2017 Progressive Music Awards — comes to the South Orange Performing Arts Center as part of the final leg of his 2019 World Tour, “Emerson, Lake & Palmer Lives […]

Siders, Joshua and Wright win BOE seats

Siders, Joshua and Wright win BOE seats

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — In a heated election season that saw seven candidates running for just three open seats on the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education, voters decided Nov. 5 to elect challengers Erin Siders and Thair Joshua, along with incumbent Johanna Wright, who will be entering her third term in office.  All […]

Tunnicliffe and Rothstein win BOE seats

Tunnicliffe and Rothstein win BOE seats

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Choosing between three challengers for just two open seats on the West Orange Board of Education, voters decided Nov. 5 to elect Jennifer Tunnicliffe and Gary Rothstein to the board. As of press time on election night, with every West Orange district reporting in, Tunnicliffe took a decided lead, with Rothstein […]

South Orange author transports her readers to 1940s New York

‘Hope’s Daughter’ delivers solid writing, engaging story

South Orange author transports her readers to 1940s New York

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — It is easy for period novels to become so entrenched in being historical that they become bulky and difficult to read. Luckily, South Orange author Joani Ascher deftly maneuvered her newest novel, “Hope’s Daughter,” through this thin margin, making a readable and enjoyable novel that immerses the reader in 1940s New […]

Freeholders approve funding for Irvington Ave. project

Freeholders approve funding for Irvington Ave. project

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On July 25, the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders approved two resolutions to allocate $1,062,266.95 for the completion of the Irvington Avenue Streetscape Improvement Project. The project’s goal is to revitalize the street and commercial districts along Irvington Avenue in South Orange, Maplewood and Newark.  Plan specifics include: creating a […]

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