Lots of great art on the horizon at 1978

Lots of great art on the horizon at 1978

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — 1978 Maplewood Arts Center, located at 1978 Springfield Ave., has a slew of upcoming events and exhibitions to delight local art lovers. Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday, 2 to 5 p.m. and by appointment at 1978artscenter@gmail.com. For more about this exhibit and 1978, visit www.1978artscenter.org. “A Retrospective of the Art of […]

TC tables plastic bag ordinance

Committee to amend ordinance to fix inconsistencies and unclear items

TC tables plastic bag ordinance

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Following a lengthy public comment, the Maplewood Township Committee voted at its March 5 meeting to table an ordinance that would have prohibited the use of single-use plastic bags and regulated the use of single-use paper bags by retail establishments in the township. Under Ordinance No. 2946-19, as it was presented at […]

Maplewood Library to hold sixth annual Ideas Festival

Maplewood Library to hold sixth annual Ideas Festival

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Memorial Library’s Ideas Festival, celebrating the talent and creativity of this commlmmunity, is modeled on the New Yorker Festival, but all events are free and open to everyone. Presenters have ties to the SOMA community, either by living here, having grown up here or having a close connection to someone local. […]

Parnassian Society to present ‘New Works/New Voices’

Parnassian Society to present ‘New Works/New Voices’

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — For a second year in a row, Columbia High School’s theater group, The Parnassian Society, has partnered with the American Theater Group, now in residence at the South Orange Performing Arts Center; The Stages Festival; and New Jersey Theatre Alliance to present “New Works/New Voices,” original short plays written […]

Vanguard to present ‘Runaways’ in Montclair

Vanguard to present ‘Runaways’ in Montclair

MONTCLAIR, NJ — On Saturday, March 30, at 8 p.m., Vanguard Theater Company will present a concert version of the musical “Runaways” to raise awareness about youth homelessness. The First Congregational Church in Montclair, 40 S. Fullerton Ave., will host the concert, which Vanguard presents in partnership with Covenant House, Toni’s Kitchen, the Human Needs […]

12th annual Deer Management Program culls 300 deer

12th annual Deer Management Program culls 300 deer

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Tuesday, March 12, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. announced that a total of 200 deer and 100 unborn deer were removed from South Mountain Reservation and Hilltop Reservation during the 12th annual Deer Management Program. The program was held over 12 days between Jan. 15 and March 5. “Controlling […]

HNA to host library director at meeting

HNA to host library director at meeting

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — At its Thursday, March 21, meeting at 7:30 p.m., the Hilton Neighborhood Association will host Maplewood Memorial Library Director Sarah Lester, who will discuss plans for a renovated library of the 21st century, as well as the many programs and services the library provides for people of all ages. At this event, […]

Essex Republican women to honor Chris Christie

Essex Republican women to honor Chris Christie

MONTCLAIR, NJ — For his strong support of the U.S. Bill of Rights’ 2nd Amendment, the right to bear arms, New Jersey’s 55th governor, Christopher J. Christie, will be presented with the 2nd Amendment Award at the Lincoln Day Dinner, to be held jointly between Montclair Republicans and the Essex County NJ Republican Women on […]

School district introduces preliminary 2019-20 budget

School district introduces preliminary 2019-20 budget

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Board of Education heard a presentation on the preliminary 2019-2020 budget at its Feb. 25 meeting, getting details from the administration on the district’s $141,598,027 preliminary budget for the next school year. According to the presentation, 78 percent of the total will be dedicated to instruction, 10 percent […]