Sturm’s novel echoes throughout the reader’s soul

Sturm’s novel echoes throughout the reader’s soul

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood author Lisa Sturm’s debut novel, “Echoed in My Bones,” will echo through your mind long after you finish reading it. Drawing from her years of experience as a psychotherapist in Irvington, Elizabeth and Plainfield, and now with a practice in Springfield, Sturm deftly captures the lives and emotions of her three […]

Black Parents Workshop creates board of advisers to provide guidance

Black Parents Workshop creates board of advisers to provide guidance

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Black Parents Workshop has created a board of advisers that will serve in a strictly advisory role to the organization. The board of advisers represents a cross-section of individuals with expertise in elementary and secondary education, higher education, private industry, law and criminal justice. “We are excited by this new addition […]

Veterans Day celebrated in town

Veterans Day celebrated in town

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Veterans Day was observed in Bloomfield on Monday morning, Nov. 11, with a parade from Town Hall to the Miles A. Suarez Post 711 Memorial at Franklin and Broad streets.The weather was almost balmy and emcee Joseph Ellmer, of VFW Post 711, noted that holiday temperatures the previous year had been very […]

Friends book sale this Nov. in Maplewood

Friends book sale this Nov. in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Friends of Maplewood Library is holding its annual Fall Book Sale on Saturday, Nov. 23, and Sunday, Nov. 24, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days at Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker St.; entry on Sunday is via the parking lot only.  A wide-ranging selection of books available on a […]

Showcase for SOMA schools

Showcase for SOMA schools

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Civic Engagement Committee of the South Orange-Maplewood Community Coalition on Race will hold a Community Engagement Schools Showcase on Saturday, Nov. 23, from 10 a.m. to noon at the South Orange Public Library Library, 65 Scotland Road. The objective of this showcase is to inform and inspire SOMA residents, especially […]

West Orange honors veterans

West Orange honors veterans

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Residents gathered at War Memorial Park in front of Town Hall on Nov. 11 for the town’s annual Veterans Day ceremony, honoring locals who have served in the military. Hosted by resident and Vietnam War veteran Joseph Brennan, the ceremony also featured the members of the West Orange High School Junior […]

Board approves changes to lockdown drill policy

Board approves changes to lockdown drill policy

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education unanimously approved on first reading changes to its Emergency and Crisis Situations policy at its Oct. 28 meeting, after having heard students and parents describe at a prior meeting the long-term effects lockdown drills have on students. The district will not hold more […]

Orange comes out for Veterans Day Parade

Orange comes out for Veterans Day Parade

ORANGE, NJ — Orange residents came out in force to join Mayor Dwayne Warren and the City Council in honoring veterans at the Veterans Day Parade, which began at Orange Military Park and concluded at the Orange Elks Lodge on Sunday, Nov. 10. In addition to saluting veterans, Orange drew special attention to honoring all […]