Maplewood is grateful for Gratitude Graffiti Project

Maplewood is grateful for Gratitude Graffiti Project

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Candice Davenport recalled that many business owners were hesitant when she and friend Lucila McElroy first approached them with their idea for the Gratitude Graffiti Project in 2012. After all, they were asked to allow passersby to write all over their windows using dry-erase markers. But businesses were eventually won over by […]

Fundraiser for CHS students studying abroad

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A family night fundraiser for Columbia High School students studying abroad in Spain will be Friday, Nov. 18, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Maplewood Diner, 1473 Springfield Ave. in Maplewood; tell them you are supporting CHS students studying abroad and 15 percent of the proceeds will go to Education First […]

Review: Strollers production of ‘Cole’ is downright de-lovely

Review: Strollers production of ‘Cole’ is downright de-lovely

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Strollers theater group couldn’t have picked a better way to kick off its 85th season than with its staged production of “Cole,” a musical revue celebrating the life and work of Cole Porter, the renowned composer and lyricist whose songs are still performed on Broadway, more than 50 years after his death. […]

How did Essex County vote?

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — This was a big election season, not just for individual towns but for the county and the country as a whole. While the national and state elections could not be called by press time Tuesday night, Nov. 8, the unofficial results from Essex County, a tally of the majority of the county’s […]

With McGehee, Dems keep control of Maplewood TC

With McGehee, Dems keep control of Maplewood TC

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — With 100 percent of the votes tallied, it is clear that the majority of Maplewood’s residents still don’t want a Republican on their Township Committee. Democratic challenger Frank McGehee won the election with an overwhelming majority, beating out Republican challenger Mike Summersgill. McGehee will fill the seat vacated recently by Marlon K. […]

Lawson-Muhammad, Wright, Adamson chosen

With a strong field of five candidates, the two incumbents and one challenger come out on top

Lawson-Muhammad, Wright, Adamson chosen

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The people have spoken and they have elected incumbents Stephanie Lawson-Muhammad and Johanna Wright, and challenger Susie Adamson to the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education. Lawson-Muhammad and Wright, each coming to the end of their first terms on the board, will serve another three years. Adamson will be beginning […]

Oheb Shalom celebrates emigres with concert

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Oheb Shalom Congregation celebrates the 25-year anniversary of helping more than 40 emigres from the former Soviet Union resettle in this area with a free musical performance by professional cellist and former emigre Andrey Tchekmazov. The free concert will take place on Saturday, Nov. 19, at 7:30 p.m. at Oheb Shalom, […]

Paper Mill Playhouse announces 2016-2017 cast of its Broadway Show Choir

MILLBURN, NJ — Paper Mill Playhouse recently announced casting for its award-winning Broadway Show Choir. The Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir is a tuition-free, audition-based, exhibition show choir that stems from Paper Mill Playhouse’s arts education and outreach programs. The choir consists of 80 singer and dancers between the ages of 15 and 22. […]

‘Victory Over Violence’ in Buddhism

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Oranges and Maplewood Chapter of Soka Gakkai International, the World Peace Buddhist Organization, will present an introduction to Buddhism with a special presentation on “Victory Over Violence,” on Thursday, Nov. 17, from 6:45 to 8 p.m. at the Baird Center, 5 Mead St. in South Orange. For more information, contact […]

Joshi to present on racial identity in children

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Parenting Center and the Elementary PTAs invite you to a presentation by Khyati Y. Joshi, “Understanding Your Child’s Racial Identity,” on Monday, Nov. 14, at 7:30 p.m. at South Mountain School, 44 W. South Orange Ave. in South Orange. Joshi, a professor of education at Fairleigh Dickinson University, will discuss […]