SOPAC holds Texas Hold ’em Tournament, Casino Night

SOPAC holds Texas Hold ’em Tournament, Casino Night

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Performing Arts Center kicked off its spring fundraising with a Texas Hold ’em Tournament and Casino Night on Wednesday, May 8, at the Crestmont Country Club in West Orange. The evening of poker and casino games was a financial success, netting more than $71,000 for the nonprofit. Proceeds […]

Local heroes from Maplewood honored by 200 Club

Local heroes from Maplewood honored by 200 Club

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Thursday, May 9, The 200 Club of Essex County presented Valor Awards to Maplewood Police Sgt. James DeFazio and Officer Robert Smith, second and third from right, respectively, for their heroic and successful effort to rescue an adult blind male and an unconscious elderly female from a residential fire. On hand […]

Political journalist to discuss ‘Trumpocracy’ at SOPAC

Political journalist to discuss ‘Trumpocracy’ at SOPAC

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Performing Arts Center’s Independent Voices speaker series will continue Thursday, May 23, when the venue welcomes David Frum, a political commentator and frequent guest on CNN, MSNBC and the BBC. Frum will discuss his most recent book, “Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic.” Frum, who hails from […]

Maplewood bans single-use plastic bags

Maplewood bans single-use plastic bags

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Township Committee unanimously passed an ordinance that will ban plastic bags in local businesses at its meeting May 7, putting into effect on June 1 a law that will prohibit local businesses from giving customers plastic shopping bags. On Aug. 1, retail establishments will begin to charge a fee of […]

Zuckerman, Coallier, Jones win BOT election

Zuckerman, Coallier, Jones win BOT election

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Following a busy election season, with nine challengers running for three open seats on the South Orange Board of Trustees, the “Your Voice, Our Village” slate is ready to take office. Bob Zuckerman, Donna Coallier and Summer Jones won the May 14 municipal election. They will be taking the seats vacated […]

Collum wins re-election in landslide

Collum wins re-election in landslide

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The results are in and South Orange wants four more years of Sheena Collum. On May 14, Collum was re-elected as village president in a landslide election. All results from the May 14 election remain unofficial until certified by County Clerk Christopher Durkin. With all 12 voting districts reporting in, Collum […]

‘From Grandma to Glam-ma’

‘From Grandma to Glam-ma’

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Just in time for Mother’s Day, YouTube celebrity Grandma Lill, known for her hilarious makeup tutorials, headed to Winchester Gardens in Maplewood to offer makeup and makeover tips — advice on going from Grandma to Glam-ma! She was joined by a team of makeup artists, who gave the residents their makeovers on […]

Join in the fun at the Maplewood Senior Center

Join in the fun at the Maplewood Senior Center

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Friday, May 3, the Maplewood Senior Center celebrated Cinco de Mayo a bit early with a delicious lunch, followed by a dessert of churro cupcakes. The senior citizens, who were joined by the Maplewood Community Services staff and Mayor Vic DeLuca, were then surprised by a mariachi band entering with a […]

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