DeLuca retakes helm as mayor

Adams and Lembrich each take oath of office for their second TC terms

DeLuca retakes helm as mayor

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Township Committee reorganization on New Year’s Day was a joyous affair, with various musical performances, as committee members Nancy Adams and Greg Lembrich were sworn in for their second terms. Additionally, Vic DeLuca was again selected to be mayor, with a unanimous vote, though he did say that this will […]

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. […]

GRWC to present ‘Laundry and Bourbon’

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Women’s Club of Glen Ridge will present a staged reading Tuesday, Jan. 15, of “Laundry and Bourbon,” a one-act play by James McLure. The reading will be directed by Heather Ballantyne and feature Erin Dilly, Deshja Driggs-Hall and Ballantyne. “Laundry and Bourbon” is set on a front porch during a 1960s summer afternoon […]

Bowers looks forward to many good things planned for 2019

Bowers looks forward to many good things planned for 2019

IRVINGTON, NJ — Public Safety Director Tracy Bowers wants residents to know there is plenty to look forward to in the New Year. Bowers cited the decision to assign Detective Marcus Smith to serve as the Police Division’s official “senior cop,” assigning Sgt. Sheyla Marquez-Zepeda to serve as the official “kids cop” and the creation […]

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 […]

Daughters celebrates its annual ‘Dedication of Hands’

Daughters celebrates its annual ‘Dedication of Hands’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual “Dedication of Hands” ceremony at Daughters of Israel, led by Rabbi Zvi Karpel, the facility’s chaplain, helps staff members recharge for the new year. The ceremony, which took place in the Daughters synagogue during the last week in December, is a two-part ritual consisting of rinsing the hands with […]

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