An artistic experience like no other at Platinum Art

A little drink, a little paint and a whole lot of creative fun

An artistic experience like no other at Platinum Art

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — You may think you are not an artist, but Platinum Art is going to prove you wrong. The family-owned business, located at 463 Valley St. in Maplewood, is an art class, a party and a creative outlet all wrapped into one spot. “Platinum Art is a creative art studio that provides your […]

A road trip of resistance, wit and hijinks from the ‘liberal elite’

Lonon’s political satire, social commentary is on point

A road trip of resistance, wit and hijinks from the ‘liberal elite’

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Living in SOMA, two towns just full of “woke” liberals protesting, advocating and organizing, author Elly Lonon, of South Orange, was surrounded by extreme examples of the Left — some for better and some for worse. From her experiences in the towns, as well as her own crushing disappointment and horror […]

Arrest made in Maplewood sexual assault

Arrest made in Maplewood sexual assault

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Maplewood Police Chief Jim DeVaul announced Oct. 21 that authorities have arrested a suspect in connection with the sexual assault and home invasion that occurred in Maplewood on Tuesday, Oct. 16. After an extensive investigation, detectives from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and […]

Maplewood police amp up presence after home invasion, sexual assault

Maplewood police amp up presence after home invasion, sexual assault

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — At approximately 8 p.m. on Oct. 16, Maplewood Police Chief Jimmy DeVaul released a statement saying that there would be increased police presence in Maplewood as part of an “active criminal investigation,” but did not elaborate any of the details. The following morning, the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office released a statement saying […]

Two candidates drop out of SOMA BOE election

Two candidates drop out of SOMA BOE election

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The number of candidates for the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education race has dwindled from 11 to nine. Avery Julien and James Wilkes told the News-Record that they are no longer seeking election, though their names will remain on the ballot. Julien, a sophomore at Rutgers University, did not […]

Root, root, root for the home team Villagers

South Orange team takes on Flemington Neshanock at Cameron Field using baseball rules from the 1860s

Root, root, root for the home team Villagers

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Villagers certainly didn’t let the fear of striking out hold them back on Saturday, Sept. 15, as the team faced the Flemington Neshanock at historic Cameron Field in a 19th-century baseball game, played with the sport’s rules from 1864. The afternoon was part game, part exhibition and part […]

TC appoints inaugural members to Youth Advisory Committee

TC appoints inaugural members to Youth Advisory Committee

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Just because they can’t vote, doesn’t mean they don’t have opinions and ideas worth hearing. That is one of the main ideas behind the creation of the Youth Advisory Committee in Maplewood. At its Sept. 4 meeting, Maplewood Township Committee unanimously appointed YAC’s six inaugural members. From different backgrounds, schools and ages, […]