Protesters demand justice for Tyre Nichols in Newark rally

Protesters demand justice for Tyre Nichols in Newark rally

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — To express their grief and anger over the death of Tyre Nichols, area residents gathered in Newark on Jan. 28 to demand justice for Nichols, who was beaten to death by five police officers in Memphis, Tenn. On Jan. 7, five police officers from the Memphis Police Department severely beat 29-year-old […]

Maplewood Library announces 2023 Maplewood Literary Award recipient

Maplewood Library announces 2023 Maplewood Literary Award recipient

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Library has announced that Eliza Minot will be the recipient of the 2023 Maplewood Literary Award, which will be a highlight of the library’s ninth annual Ideas Festival. Minot is the author of the critically acclaimed novels “The Tiny One” and “The Brambles,” published by Knopf/Vintage. Knopf will publish her third […]

Seton Hall Univ. continues its work to repatriate indigenous remains

Seton Hall Univ. continues its work to repatriate indigenous remains

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — ProPublica, a nonprofit journalism organization, recently published a database detailing the progress of museums and other institutions nationwide in returning indigenous people’s remains to their descendants’ tribes. According to the database, which tracks institutions that receive federal funding, Seton Hall University in South Orange is leading New Jersey institutions in the […]

Molotov cocktail hurled at Bloomfield synagogue; Clifton man arrested

Molotov cocktail hurled at Bloomfield synagogue; Clifton man arrested

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — On Sunday, Jan. 29 — just two days after International Holocaust Remembrance Day — antisemitism was on clear display in Essex County, when an unknown individual hurled a Molotov cocktail at Temple Ner Tamid in Bloomfield. A Passaic County man was arrested Feb. 1 for the crime, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger […]

Tillet to speak at South Orange–Maplewood Adult School

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange–Maplewood Adult School will present Pulitzer Prize–winning critic Salamishah Tillet, an Orange native, on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m. at Columbia High School, 17 Parker Ave. Register online at tinyurl.com/5n8rhwdw.  “The Story of an American Masterpiece” is a public lecture and conversation based Tillet’s life-changing experiences reading and then […]

Columbia High School students win at the Ramapo College Film Festival

Columbia High School students win at the Ramapo College Film Festival

MAHWAH, NJ — Columbia High School students recently won awards at the Ramapo College Film Festival.  Junior Jarrett Jackson and senior Joshua Apostolico won the Best Screenplay Award for their film “Tardy!” This is the first time Columbia High School students have won this award at Ramapo. Jackson Apostolico also starred in the film, with […]

Maplewood Foundation launches with more than $600K in donations

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Foundation, a philanthropic community foundation dedicated to providing a continuously growing bedrock of financial support to nonprofit organizations serving the residents of Maplewood, announced on Jan. 25 its official launch. Led by a diverse board of 16 volunteer trustees, each a Maplewoodian, the organization was conceived by former Maplewood Mayor […]

Columbia High School students win prizes at 2023 Emerging Artist Exhibition

Columbia High School students win prizes at 2023 Emerging Artist Exhibition

UNION, NJ — On Sunday, Jan. 29, students, parents, visual art educators and arts administrators from across New Jersey gathered at Kean University’s James Howe Gallery, located on the Union campus, to celebrate the 35th Emerging Artist Exhibition, sponsored by the Art Administrators of New Jersey. This exhibit presents artwork produced by high school art […]

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