‘Hannibal the Great’ at the SOPL

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Join writer and director Ken Sibanda on Thursday, Oct. 13, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the South Orange Public Library as he reads from his new graphic novel, “Hannibal the Great,” and discusses his work and his process. The South Orange Public Library is located at 65 Scotland Road in […]

Get moving to save lives at the Maplewood in Motion 5K

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Sunday, Oct. 16, the Maplewood Lions Club sponsors its 16th annual Maplewood in Motion 5K and Kids Fun Run. Bring your family and friends to run, jog and even walk through the beautiful, tree-lined, certified 5K course throughout Maplewood. Strollers are welcome. The Maplewood in Motion 5K race added veteran causes […]

Golda Och Academy bids bon voyage to security team member on ‘tikkun olam’ mission

Golda Och Academy bids bon voyage to security team member on ‘tikkun olam’ mission

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Friday, Sept. 23, Golda Och Academy Lower School students and faculty bid bon voyage to Michael Mault, a member of the school’s security team, who is embarking on a 44-day transatlantic voyage to raise funds for glioblastoma, an illness that took the lives of his mother, brother and dear friend, […]

TC candidates square off at HNA debate

Summersgill, McGehee offer differing opinions on taxes, small town party politics and more

TC candidates square off at HNA debate

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Hilton Neighborhood Association enjoyed a large turnout on Thursday, Sept. 22, for its Maplewood Township Committee candidates’ forum. And, if that night is any indication, this is sure to be a lively campaign season. Running for the sole open seat on the committee — which was recently vacated by Marlon K. […]

Seton Hall’s Unanue Latino Institute holds ‘Rumba 2016!’

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Joseph A. Unanue Latino Institute invites you to its annual fundraiser gala, “Rumba 2016!,” to be held at the New York Athletic Club on Wednesday, Oct. 19. This year, distinguished honorees include New York Yankees legend Bernabe “Bernie” Williams; Lillian Rodriguez Lopez, vice president of sustainability and customer PAC support […]

SOMSD appoints 2 new administrators

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — At a special meeting on Sept. 29, the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education approved two new administrators: Melissa Butler as the interim K-12 supervisor of English language arts and Dion Patterson as assistant principal at Maplewood Middle School. Butler has been an ELA teacher at South Orange Middle School since September 2005. […]

County announces eight winners in photography contest

ROSELAND, NJ — Eight local residents received awards in the annual Essex County Parks Photography Contest. Winners were awarded in adult and youth categories and were recognized on Saturday, Sept. 24, during the annual Fall Family Festival at the Essex County Environmental Center in Roseland. “We congratulate the winners of the Essex County Parks Photography […]

Don’t miss ‘CAF XIV’ at the 1978 Arts Center

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The “Contemporary Artists Forum XIV” exhibition currently running at 1978 Arts Center in Maplewood will close on Monday, Oct. 10. Many of the artists in this exhibit have made a lifetime commitment to their art. They pursue their work with passion and intelligence. Although very different in terms of style, school and […]

Midtown Direct Rep announces new partnership, moves to The Woodland

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Midtown Direct Rep recently announced a new partnership with the township of Maplewood. Beginning with the 2016-17 season, MDR will present its staged readings and other productions as the resident theater company of The Woodland, located at 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood. MDR’s newly named staged reading series, “Theater at The Woodland,” […]

Both sides appeal HIB investigation results to the BOE

Parents, players come out in droves to support coaches

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The attorney for two of the Columbia High School baseball coaches accused of bullying and the parent of one of the players they allegedly targeted are both appealing some of the findings from the independent investigation conducted into the coaches’ actions. Steve Farsiou, the lawyer for the head varsity coach, Joe Fischetti, […]