Hometown hip-hop heroes introduce new label July 4

Hometown hip-hop heroes introduce new label July 4

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange’s annual Independence Day concert and fireworks display in Paul Robeson Stadium on Park Avenue was the first one with new Mayor Ted Green, and local hero and hip-hop music legend Vinnie “Vin Rock” Brown of the group Naughty By Nature served as the master of ceremonies. Brown and his […]

Lyons again chosen as council president at reorganization

Lyons again chosen as council president at reorganization

IRVINGTON, NJ — North Ward Councilman David Lyons was chosen by his Irvington Municipal Council colleagues to serve a second consecutive term as council president during the reorganization meeting held at Christian Pentecostal Church on Clinton Avenue on Sunday, July 1. The council majority also voted to have at large Councilwoman Renee Burgess serve a […]

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 […]

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 […]

Good crowd, no rain at Fourth of July fireworks

Good crowd, no rain at Fourth of July fireworks

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Department of Recreation presented an Independence Day celebration at Foley Field on Wednesday, July 4. The sky was overcast the entire day and rain seemed imminent, but did not fall. A good crowd, on blankets and beach chairs, were spread over the field or filing up to the food stands behind […]

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