Essex County cleans up in JerseyArts awards

Essex County cleans up in JerseyArts awards

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The ArtPride New Jersey Foundation, in partnership with the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, recently announced the winners of the 2018 People’s Choice Awards, including several venues in Essex County. More than 18,000 ballots were cast in the annual contest, which celebrates the extraordinary work of New Jersey’s […]

Landscapers’ lawsuit over leaf blower ban drags on

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood’s controversial ordinance that blocked landscapers from using gas-powered leaf blowers is still the subject of a lawsuit filed by the New Jersey Landscape Contractors Association, which has hopes to change the town’s position on using the landscaping tool. The ordinance passed last April when residents complained that a less restrictive rule […]

Oheb Shalom to celebrate an inclusive Shabbat

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Oheb Shalom will host Shabbat B’Yachad on Friday, March 23, at 8 p.m. Shabbat B’Yachad will be a musical celebration of inclusivity, welcoming and celebrating the gifts that people of different abilities bring to the community. The service will feature song, instrumental music, special readings and prayers, participation by honored guests, […]

Effect of school closings in the SOMSD

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The school district set aside three days for emergency closings in 2017-2018; however, the district has already used four days as a result of inclement weather, and Maplewood Middle School used a fifth day on March 9 due to lack of power. The calendar approved by the Board of […]

Golden expertly crafts tale of 1960s post-war experience

Artful writing frames grand story of love, loss and justice

Golden expertly crafts tale of 1960s post-war experience

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The 1960s are remembered for many things, such as the space race, the civil rights movement, President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, Beatlemania and a persistent fear of nuclear war. For author Peter Golden, the 1960s represents all of these things and so much more — for Golden, the 1960s […]

‘Van Gogh: After Arles’

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — In one of the most shocking and infamously haunting incidents in art history, Vincent Van Gogh, consumed with paranoid delusion, sliced off his left ear. After a relatively short hospital stay, he returned to the Yellow House but could not maintain his mental equilibrium. A South Orange-Maplewood Adult School class on Thursday, […]

Quinn buries SOMA in snow, fallen trees

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Winter Storm Quinn tore through the northeast on March 7, dropping anywhere from a few inches to a couple feet of snow in some places and knocking down numerous trees and powerlines. South Orange and Maplewood were not exceptions, as the storm left many residents without power while they […]

Legendary piano teacher to appear at Ethical Culture Society

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Ethical Culture Society of Essex County will host a screening of “Seymour: An Introduction,” the Ethan Hawke documentary about legendary piano teacher Seymour Bernstein, on Saturday, March 17, at 4 p.m. Following the movie, there will be a question-and-answer session with Bernstein. Born in Newark, Bernstein was a piano prodigy before […]

CCR program to tackle racial understanding in children

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race will host a special program for families with children in preschool through middle school on Tuesday, March 20, at 7 p.m. at the Montrose Early Childhood Learning Center, 356 Clark St. in South Orange. This program will discuss how racial dynamics in […]