Parisi decisively wins mayoral election

Parisi decisively wins mayoral election

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Incumbent Mayor Robert Parisi earned a decisive victory in the Nov. 6 election for mayor, garnering approximately two votes for each vote his opponent, Councilman Joe Krakoviak, received. Parisi will add four more years as mayor to the eight years he has already served. All results from the Nov. 6  election […]

Adams and Lembrich win sweeping victory for TC seats

Adams and Lembrich win sweeping victory for TC seats

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The majority of Maplewood voters have again made clear that they want an all-Democratic Township Committee. Democratic incumbents Nancy Adams and Greg Lembrich won their seats back by a large margin, with Independent candidate Ileana Castillo in a distant third place. All results from the Nov. 6 election remain unofficial until certified […]

McCartney and Matute-Brown elected to Township Council

McCartney and Matute-Brown elected to Township Council

WEST ORANGE, NJ — With five candidates running for just two open seats on the West Orange Township Council, this election season was divisive and a true challenge for all candidates. On Nov. 6 though, West Orange voters chose who will represent them on the council for the next four years: Susan McCartney was re-elected […]

Maini, Cuttle, Farfan win seats on the BOE

Maini, Cuttle, Farfan win seats on the BOE

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — In an intense election that saw eight candidates running, the voters decided Nov. 6 to re-elect Annemarie Maini, and elect Shannon Cuttle and Javier Farfan to the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education. Cuttle was the top vote-getter, with Maini, who ran a joint campaign with Farfan, a close second. […]

SOMA Star Athlete: Grace Petroccia

SOMA Star Athlete: Grace Petroccia

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Grace Petroccia, of Maplewood, is a senior at Columbia High School, where she is a senior captain on the school’s girls’ volleyball team. She began playing volleyball during her freshman year and became a setter. She used to play softball, basketball and soccer as well, but is now focused on just volleyball. […]

SOMA Star Athlete: Ethan Pidgeon

SOMA Star Athlete: Ethan Pidgeon

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Ethan Pidgeon, of South Orange, is a senior at Columbia High School, where he plays center-back on the boys’ soccer team. A varsity team member since his freshman year at Columbia, he has also played for the soccer club Jersey United, a state-ranked team, for three years. This year, he is […]

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 […]