Review: Strollers production of ‘Cole’ is downright de-lovely

Review: Strollers production of ‘Cole’ is downright de-lovely

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Strollers theater group couldn’t have picked a better way to kick off its 85th season than with its staged production of “Cole,” a musical revue celebrating the life and work of Cole Porter, the renowned composer and lyricist whose songs are still performed on Broadway, more than 50 years after his death. […]

How did Essex County vote?

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — This was a big election season, not just for individual towns but for the county and the country as a whole. While the national and state elections could not be called by press time Tuesday night, Nov. 8, the unofficial results from Essex County, a tally of the majority of the county’s […]

Guarino, Krakoviak, Casalino re-elected

All three incumbents were chosen Election Day to keep their seats on the WO Township Council

Guarino, Krakoviak, Casalino re-elected

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Though there was only a 7.5-point spread between all six candidates for the West Orange Township Council, the incumbents were able to pull ahead and be re-elected. Incumbents Jerry Guarino, Joe Krakoviak and Michelle Casalino beat out challengers Susan Scarpa, Akil Khalfani and Monica Perkowski. Results remain unofficial until verified by […]

With McGehee, Dems keep control of Maplewood TC

With McGehee, Dems keep control of Maplewood TC

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — With 100 percent of the votes tallied, it is clear that the majority of Maplewood’s residents still don’t want a Republican on their Township Committee. Democratic challenger Frank McGehee won the election with an overwhelming majority, beating out Republican challenger Mike Summersgill. McGehee will fill the seat vacated recently by Marlon K. […]

Incumbents Mordecai and Robertson retain BOE seats

Incumbents Mordecai and Robertson retain BOE seats

WEST ORANGE, NJ — We saw a heated West Orange Board of Education race this election season with six candidates running for just two open seats. But, at the end of Election Day, the incumbents had regained their seats. Incumbents Sandra Mordecai and Mark Robertson beat out challengers Steve Christiano, Sharon Sherman, Tanya Atterberry and […]

Lawson-Muhammad, Wright, Adamson chosen

With a strong field of five candidates, the two incumbents and one challenger come out on top

Lawson-Muhammad, Wright, Adamson chosen

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The people have spoken and they have elected incumbents Stephanie Lawson-Muhammad and Johanna Wright, and challenger Susie Adamson to the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education. Lawson-Muhammad and Wright, each coming to the end of their first terms on the board, will serve another three years. Adamson will be beginning […]

The Strollers hit 85-year mark, keep going strong

Take a stroll through theater and history with Strollers

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — When people think of theater in our area, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center or the South Orange Performing Arts Center may come to mind. But Maplewood’s Strollers predate both those esteemed centers by decades. The Strollers even take the longevity prize from the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn. And after more […]

Former SOMA Principal Krause dies at age 86

Principal Krause will never be forgotten by community

Former SOMA Principal Krause dies at age 86

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Edmund Krause, a beloved former principal who educated in the South Orange-Maplewood School District for 21 years, died Oct. 14, at age 86. Born in Pittsburgh and raised there and in Queens, Krause earned his bachelor of arts degree in education and a master’s in administration of Brooklyn College. He then served […]

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