Words to host 3 back-to-back events with Maplewood authors

Words to host 3 back-to-back events with Maplewood authors

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Words Bookstore will host three back-to-back events featuring prominent Maplewood-based authors. On Wednesday, June 19, at 7:30 p.m., the store will host Taffy Brodesser-Akner for the launch of her debut novel, “Fleishman Is In Trouble.” The following evening, June 20, at 7:30 p.m., Jon Gertner will be discussing and signing “The Ice […]

Remembering the man we will never forget

Remembering the man we will never forget

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — One son remembers his father as a good man who did not break any rules while another son remembers that his father bought his twin brother an automobile and he had to buy his own. A daughter remembers that her father made sure she and her sister received good education, but another […]

West Orange High School seniors dazzle at prom

West Orange High School seniors dazzle at prom

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The countdown to West Orange High School graduation on June 24 continued on June 6 with the senior prom, held annually at the Birchwood Manor in Whippany. The teenage rite of passage that remains a lifetime memory was an exciting evening for seniors, who were spectacularly dressed for the occasion. Photos […]

‘Bright Star’ will shine at 4th Wall Theatre

‘Bright Star’ will shine at 4th Wall Theatre

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The musical “Bright Star” will be presented by 4th Wall Theatre at the Westminster Arts Center for six performances beginning tomorrow evening. In the ensemble will be Bloomfield resident Sarah Levine McClelland. In a recent telephone interview, McClelland said “Bright Star” is her fourth production with the theater company. All have been […]

Columbia Bank to open newest branch in West Orange

Columbia Bank to open newest branch in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Columbia Bank is opening its 51st full-service branch location in New Jersey, located at 501 Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange. The new full-service branch will be managed by Angela Mattina. Official grand opening festivities will Tuesday, June 18, at 9 a.m., with special promotions, an exclusive free gift given to […]

State Teen Arts Festival recognizes CHS students

State Teen Arts Festival recognizes CHS students

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Columbia High School art students were recognized at the New Jersey State Teen Arts Festival at Ocean County College on May 30, marking the third consecutive year in which CHS participated in the festival. South Orange-Maplewood School District was the sole Essex County school district participating in the festival. Fifteen CHS visual […]

DOI installs new board members, officers

DOI installs new board members, officers

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The 112th annual meeting of Daughters of Israel took place June 5 at the facility. The evening included an installation of officers and governors, and cocktail reception. From left are Susan Grosser, DOI executive vice president and executive director; David Silverstein, current DOI president; and incoming board members Marty Young and […]

Golda Och premieres ‘Names, Not Numbers’ Holocaust documentary

Golda Och premieres ‘Names, Not Numbers’ Holocaust documentary

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Tuesday, May 28, more than 350 people attended the film premiere of Golda Och Academy’s “Names, Not Numbers” Holocaust documentary film project held at Temple Beth Shalom in Livingston. The event was the culmination of the year-long, intergenerational project, created by educator Tova Fish-Rosenberg, in which students in grades 10 […]

Senior Freeze Program eligibility in SO for 2018

Senior Freeze Program eligibility in SO for 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Senior Freeze Program reimburses eligible senior citizens and disabled persons for property tax or mobile home park site fee increases on their principal residence, according to a recent release from South Orange Village. To qualify, you must meet all the eligibility requirements for each year from the base year through […]

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