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

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 […]

Freeholders reaffirm commitment to Paris Climate Accord

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders recently passed a resolution asserting the county’s support of the Paris Climate Accord, from which President Donald Trump has decided to remove the United States. The resolution, which passed unanimously, asserts Essex County’s commitment to combating climate change. “The time to protect our communities […]