Blood drives in Essex County

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — New Jersey Blood Services will hold several blood drives in the area which are open to the public. Sunday, Sept. 18, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Mantena Global Care, 294 Ferry St. in Newark; Thursday, Sept. 22, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Essex County College’s Clara Dasher […]

SOPAC and JCC to host Amsellem’s Israeli film series

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The opportunity to experience a handpicked series of foreign films about Israeli culture, all directed by Israeli filmmakers, is now available to cinema enthusiasts and history buffs at the South Orange Performing Arts Center and the JCC MetroWest in West Orange as part of “La Cinematheque Film Club,” hosted by South […]

Ibtihaj Muhammad is celebrated by township

Sabre maven thrusts her way into international esteem

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Saturday, Sept. 10, Maplewood held a motorcade, parade and meet-and-greet to celebrate hometown hero Ibtihaj Muhammad, who earned a bronze medal for fencing as a member of Team USA’s Sabre Team at the 2016 summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Muhammad, who earned national recognition for being the first […]

Blood drive at Oheb Shalom

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Oheb Shalom Congregation will host a Red Cross blood drive on Sunday, Sept. 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 170 Scotland Road in South Orange. Save lives in New Jersey by donating blood at this event organized to honor the memory of Avia Bearg. For more information, visit

Touché Amoré visits WSOU

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The staff of student-run WSOU 89.5 FM at Seton Hall University got a Labor Day treat when Touché Amoré dropped by the station for a visit. The band spoke at length with WSOU DJ Ryan Stetz about the writing process for their new album “Stage Four,” out Sept. 16 on Epitaph […]

Staying healthy in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Happy fall from the Maplewood Health Department! Maplewood will hold two flu clinics — one on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the other on Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 10 a.m. to noon — at Town Hall, 574 Valley St. The clinic is open to all residents, 18 […]

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 […]

Newark police arrest 4 for prostitution, 9 for soliciting

NEWARK, NJ — In response to quality of life complaints, Newark Police arrested four women and nine men for prostitution in the area of Clinton Avenue and 20th Street to Hawthorne Avenue and Birks Place on Friday, Sept. 9, according to a Sept. 10 press release from the Newark Police Department. The women arrested are […]