Maplewood united through SAP art project

Public art initiative on Springfield Ave. highlights what makes Maplewood a special place to live

Maplewood united through SAP art project

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Art has moved from the inside of the 1978 Maplewood Arts Center to the outside with the introduction of the Springfield Avenue Partnership’s public art initiative into Maplewood’s business district, bringing a colorful mural to the side of the building and another down the street at the corner of Springfield Avenue and […]

Colin Quinn set to crack up SOPAC audience

Colin Quinn set to crack up SOPAC audience

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — From the old MTV days to “Saturday Night Live” to Comedy Central to Broadway, Colin Quinn is apparently refusing to leave the business. So, if you enjoyed his other one-man shows, or you just are at a place in your life where you are lost and you need intelligent laughs, come […]

Maplewoodians unite artists to protest family separations

Burstein, McGhee plan to expand project to other issues

Maplewoodians unite artists to protest family separations

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A haunting painting of President Donald Trump, with bright orange skin and disheveled blond hair, devouring a small child’s body brought two Maplewood residents together to launch a new website Saturday, June 23. The artwork, featuring the words “where are the children” in response to the Trump administration’s Zero Tolerance policy, sparked […]

Boro playwright will have 3-week run at Kean

Boro playwright will have 3-week run at Kean

UNION, NJ — Premiere Stages, the professional Equity theater company in residence at Kean University, is presenting a new play by Glen Ridge resident Craig Garcia with performances beginning tonight as part of the 2018 Premiere Play Festival. Garcia’s plays have been given readings before, but this will be his first full-scale production. The production […]

Summer concert series returns to Springfield Ave.

Summer concert series returns to Springfield Ave.

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood’s Springfield Avenue Gazebo Concert Series returns this summer on five Friday nights from July 20 through Aug. 17. Working in conjunction with HONK NYC, which “brings the tradition of global street band music and spectacle to audiences everywhere,” Maplewood’s Office of Cultural Affairs has created a series that represents a diverse […]

Final honor society induction of school year recognizes journalistic talent

Final honor society induction of school year recognizes journalistic talent

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Rising seniors at West Orange High School meeting the rigorous Escriptus Honor Society requirements joined the ranks of the prestigious honor society on June 11, while graduating seniors received their cords. To qualify for Escriptus, students must receive a grade of “A” in all language arts classes for all years of […]

Magical time at the library

Magical time at the library

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Throughout the summer, South Orange Public Library is presenting Family Summer Monday Nights, with the support of the Friends of SOPL. The first night featured magician Brian Richards. Photos Courtesy of Melissa Kopecky

Saturday Night at the Movies at OSPAC

Saturday Night at the Movies at OSPAC

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Saturday Night at the Movies returns to the Oskar Schindler Performing Arts Center, 4 Boland Drive in West Orange, this summer. Admission is free and attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs. On July 14 at 8 p.m., the evening will start with a short presentation of “Batman,” the […]

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