Coming to NJ: Black families share their stories

Coming to NJ: Black families share their stories

Four different people from four different places. Each shared their story about how their family came to New Jersey, and how they came to live in the South Orange Maplewood community. “Coming to Jersey: Black Families Share Their Stories” was presented on Feb. 11 at The Woodland Parlor. It was presented by the SOMA Community […]

New license requirement for police

New license requirement for police

New Jersey now requires all police officers to have a license from the Police Training Commission in order to serve as law enforcement officers. A new state law went into effect last month requiring New Jersey’s approximately 40,500 police officers to hold valid, active licenses issued by the Police Training Commission (PTC). Any individual seeking […]

Year of the Dragon celebrated at Lunar Fest 2024 in Maplewood

Year of the Dragon celebrated at Lunar Fest 2024 in Maplewood

Lunar Fest 2024 was Sunday afternoon, Feb. 4, at The Woodland in Maplewood. The free event celebrated the Year of the Dragon, which begins on Saturday, Feb. 10, and is celebrated in many Asian countries, including China, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Tibet and Vietnam. The event included puppetry, a lion […]

Dueling rallies in Maplewood village

Dueling rallies in Maplewood village

A rally calling for a ceasefire in the war between Israel and Palestinians in the Gaza Strip was held Sunday in Maplewood’s Ricalton Square while a counter rally was held across the street. About 50 people supporting Palestinians attended the event organized by an organization called SOMA Collective for Palestine, which had previously held rallies […]

Tycoon Dog plays free concert at The Woodland in Maplewood

Tycoon Dog plays free concert at The Woodland in Maplewood

Tycoon Dog played what was definitely an all ages show Saturday, Jan. 27 at The Woodland in Maplewood. The band, featuring musicians Scott Bailey doing vocals and guitar, Tanya Holt and Kimara Lovelace doing vocals and percussion, Joe Piteo on drums, Nate Stevens on bass and Ken Sidotti on keys. The band plays original tunes […]

Mark Kamine takes readers ‘On Locations’ with ‘The Sopranos’

Mark Kamine takes readers ‘On Locations’ with ‘The Sopranos’

“The Sopranos” was ranked the best television series of all time by TV Guide in 2013. The American crime drama television series was filmed all over Essex County, including in East Orange, Irvington, Bloomfield, Nutley, Glen Ridge, and West Orange. Mark Kamine, Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning executive producer of “The White Lotus,” worked on […]

NJ Transit proposing 15% fare increase and then 3% annually

NJ Transit proposing 15% fare increase and then 3% annually

NJ Transit is proposing a 15% system-wide fare hike to begin in July and subsequent 3% hikes annually starting in 2025. The agency will be holding 10 public hearings in 10 counties, including both morning and evening sessions, beginning Monday, March 4, through Friday, March 8, to allow the public the opportunity to learn more […]

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