MAPSO celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month 2021

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Hispanic Heritage Month 2021 is underway in Maplewood and South Orange, from Latin Restaurant Week and outdoor dance parties to documentary and feel-good films. South Orange Village President Sheena Collum described the festivities as “a perfect blend of music, dance, entertainment and education as we enjoy and honor the […]

SOMA PRIDE is back with a month full of events

SOMA PRIDE is back with a month full of events

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — SOMA PRIDE 2021 is a time for South Orange and Maplewood residents to come together as one in celebration of all LGBTQ-plus identities and allies collectively united. The monthlong schedule of events will shine a light on LGBTQ-plus issues with books, films, discussions, performances, picnics and parties, and recognize […]

Words Bookstore named finalist for 2020 Bookstore of the Year

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Publishers Weekly announced recently that Words Bookstore in Maplewood has been selected as one of five finalists for Bookstore of the Year. Words was chosen from a group of 2,500 independent bookstores for this recognition. The names of the five finalists were released at the Winter Institute, the annual meeting of the […]

Maplewood author debuts locally set novel

Maplewood author debuts locally set novel

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood novelist Lisa A. Sturm will celebrate the publication of her debut novel, “Echoed In My Bones,” just released by Twisted Road Publications, at an author event on Thursday, Sept. 12, at 7 p.m. at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road, Maplewood.  “Echoed In My Bones” is the story of twin biracial sisters […]

Local reporter releases new book on media and news

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Joe Strupp, of Maplewood, has written his second book, a non-fiction review of the current state of news, titled “Killing Journalism: How Greed, Laziness (And Donald Trump) Are Destroying News And How We Can Save It.” The book, published by Willow Street Press, details what is wrong with today’s news media: not […]

Saber to read from new book at Words

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — South Orange resident Brian Saber will read from his new book “Asking Styles: Revolutionize Your Fundraising” on Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 7:30 p.m. at Words Bookstore, 179 Maplewood Ave. in Maplewood. Saber will talk about how the “Asking Styles” can help everyone — staff member and volunteer — be more comfortable and […]

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