Local reporter releases new book on media and news

Local reporter releases new book on media and news

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Joe Strupp, of Maplewood, has written his second book, a non-fiction review of the current state of news, titled “Killing Journalism: How Greed, Laziness (And Donald Trump) Are Destroying News And How We Can Save It.” The book, published by Willow Street Press, details what is wrong with today’s news media: not […]

Lonon to discuss her graphic novel at SOPL

Lonon to discuss her graphic novel at SOPL

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Local author Elly Lonon will appear at the South Orange Public Library, 65 Scotland Road, on Monday, Jan. 28, at 7:30 p.m. to discuss her graphic novel “Amongst the Liberal Elite: The Road Trip Exploring Societal Inequities Solidified by Trump (RESIST).” Lonon will discuss the process of creating her satirical graphic […]

Mancuso to spearhead new Community Services Dept.

Mancuso to spearhead new Community Services Dept.

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — As 2018 gave way to 2019, a big change took place in Maplewood. The administration created two “super departments” — the Department of Community Services and the Department of Community Development. The new Community Services Department, which covers the Recreation, Health and Welfare divisions, will be headed by new Community Services Director […]

MPD addresses ‘Force Report’ at forum

Community meeting centers on Maplewood PD’s high rate of force reports

MPD addresses ‘Force Report’ at forum

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Officials and residents gathered at The Woodland on Jan. 14 to discuss the “Force Report,” NJ Advance Media’s 16-month investigation and analysis of how often municipal police departments in New Jersey used force from 2012 through 2016, the recent years with the most complete data. According to the report, the Maplewood Police […]

Upcoming book sales at Maplewood Library

Upcoming book sales at Maplewood Library

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Friends of Maplewood Library are holding two upcoming book sales, a general bag-of-books sale and a bag-of-books sale for younger readers, at Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker St. A general bag-of-books sale will be Saturday, Jan. 26, and Sunday, Jan. 27, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Entry to Sunday’s sale will […]

Officials meet with residents to discuss Toomey’s redevelopment

Officials meet with residents to discuss Toomey’s redevelopment

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Township Committee members met with residents to discuss the newest draft of a redevelopment plan for the former Toomey’s Automotive site on Baker Street. At the meeting, held at The Woodland on on Jan. 10, Mayor Vic DeLuca highlighted concerns that neighbors voiced at a November meeting and noted the changes […]

Celebrating the art of Eleta Caldwell at 1978

Celebrating the art of Eleta Caldwell at 1978

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — 1978 Maplewood Arts Center celebrates Black History Month with a tribute exhibit and estate sale featuring the artistic creation of the late Eleta J. Caldwell, which opens Saturday, Jan. 19. An opening reception is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 9, from 2 to 6 p.m. This exhibit is curated by Nettie Thomas and […]

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