Harlan Coben returns to Words with latest thriller

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Harlan Coben fans have learned to expect anything within the pages of his No. 1 New York Times bestselling thrillers. Yet, somehow, he always manages to shock them. From the return of long-lost lovers to the uncovering of family secrets with deadly implications, Coben has earned a reputation as a master storyteller […]

CHS actors to perform in Scotland — hopefully

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Columbia High School Parnassian Society is seeking to raise $45,000 by the end of June so it can attend the prestigious Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the world’s largest arts festival, which brings people from all over the world to Scotland for three weeks of theater, comedy, dance and a […]

Meet first lady Eleanor Roosevelt at The Woodland

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Admirers of the “First Lady of the World” will have an opportunity to hear from Eleanor Roosevelt as the Durand-Hedden House, in partnership with the Maplewood Township Office of Cultural Affairs, presents a first-person historical interpretation of first lady Eleanor Roosevelt at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood, on Sunday, March […]

Make sure to register for the SOMAS summer program for children

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Catalogs are out and registration is under way for the South Orange-Maplewood Adult School’s children’s summer program. The program offers more than 100 classes in creative arts, music, science and sports. Students get to choose their own classes; the day can be as long or short as you like, […]

Meet Eleanor Roosevelt at the Woodland

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — In the public sphere, Eleanor Roosevelt exuded a zest for life and carved out a career and reputation as First Lady by championing the equality of people of all nations. Through her efforts the world began to look anew at human rights and equality. She soon became known not just as First […]

Two towns choose ASI for reassessment

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood and South Orange will likely again use Appraisal Systems Inc. of Whippany for the upcoming joint property reassessment. Maplewood and South Orange will be conducting the joint reassessment — though Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca said at the March 1 Maplewood Township Committee meeting that South Orange will be […]

Detour on Maplewood Avenue for PSE&G utility work at 160 Maplewood Ave.

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — This morning, March 15, PSE&G will be working on Maplewood Avenue between Inwood Place and the south end of Ricalton Square. They will be disconnecting gas service at 160 Maplewood Ave.  Vehicular traffic traveling north on Maplewood Avenue should turn left on Inwood Place as a detour. Vehicular traffic traveling south on Maplewood Avenue […]

‘The Aliens’ invade Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Two young drifters hanging out behind a Vermont coffee shop discussing art and the nature of the universe decide to teach a lonely high school student everything they know. “The Aliens,” a new play by Pulitzer Prize-winner Annie Baker, is being presented by The Theater Project, March 31 through April 3, at […]

Recreation Dept. hires Mancuso as interim director

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood is welcoming a new face to its Department of Recreation and Cultural Affairs with the Township Committee’s appointment of Melissa Mancuso, the department’s interim director, at the March 1 committee meeting. Mancuso’s appointment follows the departure of Keith Knudsen, who held the position for four years and recently moved on to […]

‘Likely Stories’ are told at CHS

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Inspired by Isaiah Sheffer’s Selected Shorts at Symphony Space, “Likely Stories,” formerly known as “Celebrity Readings,” is an evening of storytelling presented by the South Orange-Maplewood Adult School. Each year great short stories are “performed” by celebrated actors and this year’s event features local luminaries Charlie Pollock, Ami Brabson […]