DeLuca retakes helm as mayor

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Township Committee reorganization on New Year’s Day was a joyous affair, with various musical performances, as committee members Nancy Adams and Greg Lembrich were sworn in for their second terms. Additionally, Vic DeLuca was again selected to be mayor, with a unanimous vote, though he did say that this will […]

A road trip of resistance, wit and hijinks from the ‘liberal elite’

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Living in SOMA, two towns just full of “woke” liberals protesting, advocating and organizing, author Elly Lonon, of South Orange, was surrounded by extreme examples of the Left — some for better and some for worse. From her experiences in the towns, as well as her own crushing disappointment and horror […]

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’

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

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

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 […]