DeLuca participates in NAACP’s Cannabis Ed. Forum

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Oranges-Maplewood NAACP hosted a Cannabis Education Forum in College Hall at Bloomfield College on Saturday, Oct. 27, featuring a panel discussion with Maplewood Mayor Victor DeLuca, East Orange Mayor Ted Green, state Sens. Ron Rice and Nia Gill, and Dianna Houenou of the New Jersey American Civil Liberties Union. Sandra King, […]

Local NAACP to host marijuana legalization forum at Bloomfield College

BLOOMFIELD — The Oranges-Maplewood NAACP will host a community forum on marijuana legalization legislation pending in the state Legislature on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Bloomfield College, College Hall Classroom 016, 467 Franklin St., Bloomfield. The forum will be moderated by 25-time Emmy Award-winner Sandra King, of Rutgers University, the producer […]

‘for colored girls…’ brings black sisterhood to Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — This weekend, 4th Wall Theatre and the Burgdorff Center in Maplewood will kick off a new partnership in a theatrical celebration of Black History Month. The theater company will perform Ntozake Shange’s groundbreaking play “for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf.” This show — a “choreopoem” — […]

Vanguard tackles race issues in ‘Memphis’

Maplewood theater company stages musical in Bloomfield about interracial love, music in the ’50s

Vanguard tackles race issues in ‘Memphis’

BLOOMFIELD / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Vanguard Theater Company returns to the stage with a dynamic lineup of young local talent and seasoned Broadway actors with their production of the popular Broadway musical “Memphis” at the Westminster Arts Center on the campus of Bloomfield College from July 13 to 16. ​Founded in 2015, Vanguard Theater Company, […]

Christie administration selects 32 higher education institutions to receive capital improvement grants

TRENTON, NJ — According to a press release from the administration of Gov. Chris Christie, Secretary of Higher Education Rochelle Hendricks has sent the Legislature her certified list of 35 higher education capital construction project grants that will boost technology, support the health sciences, and renovate laboratories and classrooms at 32 institutions across the state. […]