Maplewood may seek artwork to keep downtown beautiful during redevelopment project

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Between passing ordinances and resolutions at its Feb. 16 meeting, the Maplewood Township Committee discussed the post office site redevelopment and some possible initiatives that may come with it. Although the redevelopment project, which drew mixed conversation of both support and ire for years, is now under way, there is still more […]

East Orange well-represented at the annual Labor Breakfast

BELLEVILLE, NJ — The honorees at the Essex County Democratic Committee’s annual Labor Breakfast, hosted on Friday, Feb. 19, at Nanina’s in the Park restaurant in Branch Brook Park in Belleville, were: Susan M. Cleary, the president of District 1199J, NUHHCE, AFSCME, AFL-CIO; Peter Growing, the council representative of Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters; Mark […]

Stanton to head SHU’s new medical school

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Seton Hall University and Hackensack University Health Network have named Dr. Bonita Stanton, a nationally recognized expert on pediatric medicine, as the founding dean of their new school of medicine, which is slated to open in fall 2018. She is expected to begin her new role in March. “Whether working with […]

Durand-Hedden offers taste of history at annual open hearth cooking demonstration

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Each year, visitors look forward to gathering around Durand-Hedden’s 18th-century open hearth and experiencing how Maplewood residents of long ago cooked, ate and kept warm during long winter months. This year Durand-Hedden welcomes a new cook to its kitchen on Sunday, March 6, from 1 to 4 p.m. Deborah Peterson has demonstrated […]

Fine dining at Daughters of Israel

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Daughters of Israel Fine Dining program on the Healthcare Foundation of NJ Special Care Unit at Barnhard Pavilion took place Feb. 2. The event featured waiters clad in formal attire serving up gourmet fare that included chicken florentine and roasted prime rib. Above, Daughters of Israel resident Bobbie Frank, left, […]

Author, editor will speak at Glen Ridge Women’s Club

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Literature Department of the Women’s Club of Glen Ridge has announced that Elisabeth Egan, author of “A Window Opens,” will be the guest speaker on Tuesday, March 1. Egan is the books editor at Glamour. Her essays and book reviews have appeared in Self, Glamour, O, People, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, […]

V.C. Chickering takes a bite out of suburban boredom

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Sex sells. Maplewood author V.C. Chickering is taking full advantage of this with her debut novel “Nookietown,” which came out Tuesday, Feb. 23, through St. Martin’s Griffin. She will read from the book and sign copies at Words Bookstore, 179 Maplewood Ave. in Maplewood, on Saturday, Feb. 27, at 7:30 p.m. for […]

Telephone lines down in Town Hall

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Due to a Comcast outage, telephone lines in Maplewood Town Hall are currently unavailable, according to a recent release from the township. According to the release, Comcast should have service restored by at 2 p.m. this afternoon, Feb. 26. For all inquiries, please email township employees or submit a request in the request […]