Golden expertly crafts tale of 1960s post-war experience

Artful writing frames grand story of love, loss and justice

Golden expertly crafts tale of 1960s post-war experience

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The 1960s are remembered for many things, such as the space race, the civil rights movement, President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, Beatlemania and a persistent fear of nuclear war. For author Peter Golden, the 1960s represents all of these things and so much more — for Golden, the 1960s […]

Woman’s Club donates $300K to library

Woman’s Club donates $300K to library

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — “Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.” Walter Cronkite once said these words and the Maplewood Woman’s Club has clearly taken them to heart, handing over a check for $300,000 to the Maplewood Memorial Library Foundation on Feb. 22. This check is […]

WOHS sees PD presence upped after Fla. massacre

WEST ORANGE, NJ — As news broke of the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., in which 17 were murdered and more than a dozen more injured Wednesday, Feb. 14, parents and guardians across the country once again were left feeling scared for their own children’s safety. West Orange was no exception. As such, West Orange […]

SOMS deals with inappropriate classroom comments on race

SOMS deals with inappropriate classroom comments on race

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood School District’s ongoing struggles with racial parity and inclusiveness earned another notch on Thursday, Feb. 15, when South Orange Middle School Principal Lynn Irby sent an email to the school community alerting it that “racially charged” and “inappropriate” comments had been made by a student during a classroom […]

Maplewood police increase CHS presence

Columbia High School community on alert after threatening message is found in student parking lot

Maplewood police increase CHS presence

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Columbia High School community was already on edge by the time news broke of the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., in which 17 were murdered and more than a dozen more were injured Feb. 14. Earlier that morning, Maplewood police were called to CHS in response to a threatening message spray-painted […]

Maplewood Pool membership fees to rise

To cover $40,000 operating budget shortfall, township to increase rates, offer non-resident passes

Maplewood Pool membership fees to rise

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Township Committee members voiced agreement at their Feb. 6 meeting to raise Maplewood Community Pool membership rates in an effort to close a shortfall of approximately $40,000. The Maplewood Community Pool is run as a utility and is meant to be self-sufficient, but Maplewood Swimming Pool Advisory Committee member Jennifer […]

‘for colored girls…’ brings black sisterhood to Maplewood

‘for colored girls…’ brings black sisterhood to Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — This weekend, 4th Wall Theatre and the Burgdorff Center in Maplewood will kick off a new partnership in a theatrical celebration of Black History Month. The theater company will perform Ntozake Shange’s groundbreaking play “for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf.” This show — a “choreopoem” — […]

Supporting our Pirates and forging stronger bonds

Supporting our Pirates and forging stronger bonds

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — With the Super Bowl done, sports fans in South Orange are likely looking for their next athletic obsession. Why not Seton Hall University basketball? Continuing its long partnership, the South Orange Village Center Alliance and Seton Hall have joined to create “South Orange Days,” celebrating the close relationship between the village […]

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