Muckers’ ‘Ball’ returns for third year to support Edison NHP

WEST ORANGE, NJ — It’s time again to celebrate the Muckers who worked with Thomas Edison. Edison had thousands of great ideas, but one of his paramount achievements was the very process of invention itself. He built research laboratories in West Orange and they became his “invention factory.” At the heart of this humming structure […]

VFW Post 1941 sponsors an essay contest

VFW Post 1941 sponsors an essay contest

IRVINGTON, NJ — The members of Camptown Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1941 in Irvington served free breakfast to the public at their Chestnut Avenue headquarters Saturday, Sept. 3. And now, just in time for the start of the 2016-2017 school year, the new leadership at the post is offering local students the chance […]

Budhos to launch new book at Words Bookstore

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Award-winning Maplewood author Marina Budhos will be celebrating the publication launch of her latest young adult novel, “Watched,” at Words Bookstore on Saturday, Sept. 17, at 5 p.m. Budhos will be joined in conversation with Maplewood resident Helen Wan, author of “The Partner Track,” and, following the presentation, Budhos will be signing […]

Pierro Gallery explores influence of Egyptian culture on today’s artists

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Civilizations may come and go, but ancient Egyptian culture, one of the earliest and greatest, has left an indelible impression throughout world history. HaGar AbdelRahman and John Branigan, guest curators in association with the master’s of arts program in museum professions at Seton Hall University explore the influence of ancient Egyptian […]

Dancing through life, thanks to SOMA

Maplewood native Karen Eriksson-Lee sets the stage for the future generation of ballet dancers

Dancing through life, thanks to SOMA

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — To many, dancing is as essential as breathing. This is certainly true for Karen Eriksson-Lee, the Columbia High School graduate who recently opened a dance school in New York City, just a PATH ride away. Eriksson-Lee and friend Leslie Seeger recently opened NYC Classical Training in the West Village. Prior to this, […]

Nassan’s Place, mayor attend autism event at Camden aquarium

Nassan’s Place, mayor attend autism event at Camden aquarium

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Nadine Wright-Arbubakrr and the Nassan’s Place autism awareness and services nonprofit organization have offered numerous events throughout the summer, but the trip to the Adventure Aquarium in Camden proved the biggest one yet. “It was an amazing night tonight being invited down to the aquarium in Camden by the HollyRod Foundation,” […]

Celebrate love, diversity, culture with the county freeholders

NEWARK, NJ — Join the Essex County freeholders on Saturday, Sept. 10, in Branch Brook Park,  the Prudential grove area off of Park Avenue in Newark, from noon to 6 p.m. for the Essex County Freeholder’s second African Caribbean Festival. This free event will celebrate, as Bob Marley said, “One love, one heart, let’s get […]

Treat yourself to a Sweet concert this month at SOPAC

Head back to the ’90s with Sweet tunes on Sept. 15

Treat yourself to a Sweet concert this month at SOPAC

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Matthew Sweet openly acknowledges that he is not as famous as he was in the 1990s, when hits like “Girlfriend” and “Sick of Myself” captured the world’s attention with their blend of catchy riffs and heartfelt lyrics. But that is more than OK with him. Gaining fame was never an objective […]