Vanguard presents ‘Runaways’ at the American Theater for Actors

Vanguard presents ‘Runaways’ at the American Theater for Actors

NEW YORK CITY — Vanguard Theater Company, based in Maplewood, will present “Runaways,” by Elizabeth Swados, for four performances only on January 18 through 20 at the American Theater for Actors, 314 W 54th St., New York City. “Runaways” is a musical collage about the hopes, dreams, fears, frustrations, loneliness, humor and anger of young […]

HNA remembers Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on January 17th

HNA remembers Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on January 17th

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Hilton Neighborhood Association will remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at its meeting on Thursday, Jan. 17, at 7:30 p.m. at DeHart Community Center, 120 Burnett Ave. in Maplewood. Everyone is invited to enjoy the luminaries purchased from the Community Coalition, join in song with Bahati Best, listen to a reading […]

Multiple Essex County venues nominated for JerseyArts awards

Multiple Essex County venues nominated for JerseyArts awards

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Discover Jersey Arts — a project dedicated to increasing the awareness of and participation in the arts in New Jersey, and co-sponsored by the ArtPride New Jersey Foundation and New Jersey State Council on the Arts — recently announced that voting in the 2019 JerseyArts.com People’s Choice Awards is under way. […]

Essex County enacts Code Blue procedures during cold snap

Essex County enacts Code Blue procedures during cold snap

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Thursday, Jan. 10, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and Sheriff Armando Fontoura announced Code Blue procedures were being activated because of extreme cold weather in the forecast. The Code Blue will be in effect through Monday, Jan. 14. “Providing our homeless residents with a warm place to stay during […]

Durand-Hedden offers taste of history

Durand-Hedden offers taste of history

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — In an annual tradition spanning more than 35 years, visitors have gathered around Durand-Hedden’s 18th-century hearth and experienced how Maplewood residents of long ago cooked, ate and kept warm during the long winter months. Sunday, Jan. 13, from 1 to 4 p.m., Durand-Hedden once again welcomes cook Margaret Quinn to its kitchen. […]

Caring for your house with the Maplewood HPC

Caring for your house with the Maplewood HPC

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Members of the Maplewood Historic Preservation Commission will be at the Local History Center, located in the Maplewood Hilton Library, 1688 Springfield Ave., for “About Your House: Tips on Its History and Care” on Saturday, Jan. 12, from 1 to 3 p.m. Maplewood residents are encouraged to stop by and learn about […]

2019 deer management program begins this month in reservations

2019 deer management program begins this month in reservations

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County has released the plans for the 2019 Essex County Deer Management Program in South Mountain and Hilltop reservations. This is the 12th year of the program, which is geared toward revitalizing the forest ecology by reducing the number of deer. “Controlling the population by removing deer from South Mountain […]

DiVincenzo, Fontoura and Kenney sworn into office Jan. 2

DiVincenzo, Fontoura and Kenney sworn into office Jan. 2

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr., Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura and Essex County Surrogate Alturrick Kenney were sworn into office during an afternoon inauguration ceremony at Donald M. Payne Sr. School of Technology on Wednesday, Jan. 2. DiVincenzo was sworn into his fifth term as executive, Fontoura his 10th term as […]

Community meeting to discuss Toomey’s site redevelopment

Community meeting to discuss Toomey’s site redevelopment

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The township of Maplewood will hold a second community meeting to discuss the draft redevelopment plan for the Toomey’s Automotive site at 104 Baker St. The meeting will be Thursday, Jan. 10, at 7 p.m. in the Parlor at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road, Maplewood. In July 2018 the Maplewood Township Committee […]