Two towns receive nearly $290K of federal grant funds

Two towns receive nearly $290K of federal grant funds

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Thanks to the Community Development Block Grant and Emergency Solutions Grant programs, 13 Essex County municipalities and 36 nonprofit community organizations will receive approximately $5 million. On Feb. 8, the county announced the grant winners; the CDBG and ESG programs are funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and […]

Slow down and pay attention

Slow down and pay attention

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On Feb. 13, the South Orange Board of Trustees, in conjunction with the Nikhil Badlani Foundation, hosted a traffic safety artwork unveiling at the Baird Center. The artwork was created by children at the village’s annual National Night Out and consists of four panels, each depicting a scene illustrating a different […]

Maplewood TC creates Seniors Advisory Committee

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — With the great migration of seniors from New Jersey to places with more services and lower taxes, many municipalities in the area are working to retain their seniors with improved services and opportunities. And Maplewood and South Orange are no different, having recently conducted a joint survey to determine the services local […]

The shrinking role of faculty in U.S. higher education

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — “One of the key ingredients that made American higher education great is at risk,” said professor Martin J. Finkelstein, of the Department of Education Leadership, Management and Policy in the College of Education and Human Services at Seton Hall University. To address this threat, Finkelstein released his latest book, “The Faculty […]

Maplewood native shows artwork at Memorial Library

Ellis returns to his Maplewood roots to display his art

Maplewood native shows artwork at Memorial Library

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — It’s entirely possibly that anyone taking a close look at Stephen B. Ellis’ art will hear the rich sounds of an alto saxophone or the smooth undertones of a bass guitar playing in the background. Ellis’ musically influenced work is on display this month at the Maplewood Memorial Library as part of […]

SHU hosts program on pope’s diplomacy

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Dean Andrea Bartoli and the faculty of the School of Diplomacy and International Relations of Seton Hall University invite the public to attend a lecture and celebration titled “Pope Francis’ Diplomacy” on Ash Wednesday, March 1, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Chancellor’s Suite, University Center, 400 South Orange Ave. […]

‘Outdoor Movies Indoors’ begins at The Woodland

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — This Sunday, Feb. 19, on the eve of Monday’s Presidents Day holiday, the Maplewood Office of Cultural Affairs in partnership with The SOMA Film Festival will show the movie “Moonrise Kingdom” at 7 p.m. at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood. This event is free to the public. Directed by Wes […]

Turn your stress into success

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Parenting Center & The Elementary School PTAs present “Turning Stress into Success” on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 7:30 p.m. at Tuscan Elementary School, 28 Harvard Ave. in Maplewood. This event will be led by psychologists Dan Gallagher and Neal Litinger.

Free cardiac and concussion screenings for young athletes

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Matthew J. Morahan III Health Assessment Center for Athletes at RWJBarnabas Health will provide free cardiac and concussion baseline screenings to young athletes on Saturday, March 4, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Codey Arena, 560 Northfield Ave. in West Orange. Available to the first 200 young athletes who […]

‘In a Different Key’ authors to appear at Words Bookstore

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Journalists John Donvan and Caren Zucker will be at Words Bookstore in Maplewood on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 7:30 p.m. to discuss and sign copies of their book, “In a Different Key: The Story of Autism,” a history of autism told by weaving together stories of human ingenuity and perseverance and offering […]