SOMA Action revs up for midterm elections

SOMA Action revs up for midterm elections

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — After the 2016 presidential election, two groups of people gathered in their kitchens and living rooms in Maplewood and South Orange to discuss what it would mean for politics in the United States. When the groups heard about each other, they joined forces to become SOMA Action, an organization […]

‘Immigration Law and Policy in the Trump Era’

‘Immigration Law and Policy in the Trump Era’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange town team of NJ 11th for Change will host Gemma Solimene, clinical associate professor at Fordham University’s School of Law, to provide an overview of U.S. immigration law and policy in both historical and contemporary contexts on Monday, Aug. 20, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at West Orange […]

NJ joins other states to combat federal immigration agenda pressure

NJ joins other states to combat federal immigration agenda pressure

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Attorney Gen. Gurbir S. Grewal joined Attorneys General for New York and four other states on July 18 in suing the U.S. Justice Department over its decision to punish states that do not share the federal government’s civil immigration enforcement priorities by withholding federal law enforcement grant funding from those […]

Maplewoodians unite artists to protest family separations

Burstein, McGhee plan to expand project to other issues

Maplewoodians unite artists to protest family separations

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A haunting painting of President Donald Trump, with bright orange skin and disheveled blond hair, devouring a small child’s body brought two Maplewood residents together to launch a new website Saturday, June 23. The artwork, featuring the words “where are the children” in response to the Trump administration’s Zero Tolerance policy, sparked […]

Mayor to take part in anti-Trump rally at Newark’s City Hall

NEWARK, NJ — The Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Committee’s 33rd annual Legacy of a Dream Commemorative Tribute to the Life and Work of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. took place in the Irvington High School Auditorium on Saturday, Jan. 13. During his remarks at the event, Mayor Tony Vauss announced he would be […]

DeLuca delivers State of the Township Address

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — At the Jan. 1 Maplewood Township Committee meeting, Mayor Vic DeLuca, who was selected to be mayor for the 13th year, delivered the State of the Township Address. In it he thanked continuing committee members Frank McGehee, Greg Lembrich and Deputy Mayor Nancy Adams, departing member India Larrier and newly sworn-in member […]

Freeholders condemn Trump’s termination of DACA

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders recently passed a resolution condemning President Donald Trump’s termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. “President Trump’s misguided decision to rescind the DACA program not only represents yet another one of his broken promises, but it also undermines the very values our […]

Unity Rally draws crowd on Labor Day

WO residents gather to reaffirm commitment to diversity, inclusiveness, equity and community

Unity Rally draws crowd on Labor Day

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange human relations commissioners took advantage of a sunny Labor Day morning when they and about 60 West Orange residents gathered on Main Street at the steps of Town Hall for the Unity Rally. Organized by Mike Taylor and Simone Shenassa, the event featured speakers from various local religious groups […]

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