Political journalist to discuss ‘Trumpocracy’ at SOPAC

Political journalist to discuss ‘Trumpocracy’ at SOPAC

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Performing Arts Center’s Independent Voices speaker series will continue Thursday, May 23, when the venue welcomes David Frum, a political commentator and frequent guest on CNN, MSNBC and the BBC. Frum will discuss his most recent book, “Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic.” Frum, who hails from […]

Maplewood bans single-use plastic bags

Maplewood bans single-use plastic bags

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Township Committee unanimously passed an ordinance that will ban plastic bags in local businesses at its meeting May 7, putting into effect on June 1 a law that will prohibit local businesses from giving customers plastic shopping bags. On Aug. 1, retail establishments will begin to charge a fee of […]

Zuckerman, Coallier, Jones win BOT election

Zuckerman, Coallier, Jones win BOT election

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Following a busy election season, with nine challengers running for three open seats on the South Orange Board of Trustees, the “Your Voice, Our Village” slate is ready to take office. Bob Zuckerman, Donna Coallier and Summer Jones won the May 14 municipal election. They will be taking the seats vacated […]

Collum wins re-election in landslide

Collum wins re-election in landslide

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The results are in and South Orange wants four more years of Sheena Collum. On May 14, Collum was re-elected as village president in a landslide election. All results from the May 14 election remain unofficial until certified by County Clerk Christopher Durkin. With all 12 voting districts reporting in, Collum […]

‘From Grandma to Glam-ma’

‘From Grandma to Glam-ma’

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Just in time for Mother’s Day, YouTube celebrity Grandma Lill, known for her hilarious makeup tutorials, headed to Winchester Gardens in Maplewood to offer makeup and makeover tips — advice on going from Grandma to Glam-ma! She was joined by a team of makeup artists, who gave the residents their makeovers on […]

Join in the fun at the Maplewood Senior Center

Join in the fun at the Maplewood Senior Center

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Friday, May 3, the Maplewood Senior Center celebrated Cinco de Mayo a bit early with a delicious lunch, followed by a dessert of churro cupcakes. The senior citizens, who were joined by the Maplewood Community Services staff and Mayor Vic DeLuca, were then surprised by a mariachi band entering with a […]

School leaders to be honored at GOA spring gala

School leaders to be honored at GOA spring gala

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Tuesday, June 4, Golda Och Academy will hold its annual spring gala at Congregation Beth El in South Orange, celebrating many of the school’s successes during the past year. Recognizing the important role of lay leadership in many of Golda Och’s achievements, the academy will honor Shari Broder, co-chairwoman of […]

Vote in Maplewood’s inaugural participatory budget program

Vote in Maplewood’s inaugural participatory budget program

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — From March 1 through April 1, Maplewood allowed community members, local civic groups, school parent organizations and nonprofit organizations based in Maplewood to submit their ideas for “one-time projects” with “one-time expenditures” that address a community need and provide a community benefit to submit proposals. A Participatory Budget Committee, which included Township […]

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