Local film club to explore work from female directors

Local film club to explore work from female directors

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — For both seasoned viewers of classic films and those who enjoy social commentary from unique sources, there is something for everyone in the newest film series focusing on female directors at “La Cinematheque Film Club,” hosted by South Orange filmmaker Gerard Amsellem at the South Orange Performing Arts Center and the […]

Outreaching into closets and cupboards

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Members of the Outreach Committee at St. George’s Episcopal Church in Maplewood gathered a truckload of gently used children’s clothing and household goods earlier this month to help stock the thrift store at Holy Trinity Church in West Orange. Available for sale, the donations help provide essential services for neighbors of Holy […]

Rahway flood abatement work could still be 6 years off

Rahway flood abatement work could still be 6 years off

By Jenny Goldberg / Staff Writer ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — With images of Hurricane Irma striking Florida dominating news coverage only two weeks after similar pictures from Hurricane Harvey’s devastation in Texas, local memories are being refreshed of Irene and Sandy — and the damage they wreaked. While local officials are pushing for action along the […]

Maplewood Library to hold community meeting

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Sage and Coombe Architects, which have been hired by the Maplewood Library board of trustees to design a “library for the future,” will present its conceptual design to the public on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 7:30 p.m. at the Main Library, 51 Baker St. in Maplewood. The design was developed after taking […]

TSTI religious school gets off to a musical start

TSTI religious school gets off to a musical start

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Linda & Rudy Slucker Religious School at Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange welcomed its students with a fun morning filled with song. Under the guidance of music teacher and mentor, Shawn Fogel, three teen “madrichim,” or classroom aides, led everyone in songs that set the stage for a great […]

Maplewood seniors enjoy a picnic-perfect Thursday

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — After a one-day rain delay, the 40th annual Senior Picnic brought blue skies and wide smiles on Thursday, Sept. 7, at the Maplewood Community Pool. Mayor Vic DeLuca and Recreation Director Melissa Mancuso welcomed the crowd, and recreation staff served up deliciousness with a smile at the buffet-style spread. This year’s event […]

Female German expressionist artist inspires contemporary art exhibition

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Seton Hall University’s Walsh Gallery presents “RISE,” an exhibition taking inspiration from the iconic Kathe Kollwitz print, “Outbreak from Bauernkrieg.” “RISE” brings together artworks that engage a variety of social injustices as explored by Kollwitz in her trademark style. Kollwitz’s interest in social injustice and its effect on humanity was highly […]

Dog Days of Summer debuts at the Maplewood Community Pool

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Saturday, Sept. 9, was a day for wet shakes and wagging tails at the Maplewood Community Pool, as the Dog Days of Summer debuted. “I wasn’t sure if we would have a dozen dogs or maybe less,” Maplewood Recreation Director Melissa Mancuso, who created the event, said at the event, according to […]

Calhoun withdraws from BOE race

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Lucas Calhoun of Maplewood announced that he will be withdrawing from the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education race, in which he was one of nine remaining candidates, with a former candidate, John Sarantakis, having already bowed out. This leaves eight candidates running for three open seats: incumbents Elizabeth Baker […]

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