Can Lame Ducks Still Fly?

TRENTON, NJ — Things have never looked better for the Democrats who rule Trenton these days. Flush with federal cash. Democratic majorities in the Assembly and Senate. A Governor re-elected as a Democrat last November for the first time in four decades. 

It’s a real bubbly bonhomie in the state’s capital as they tie up the last loose strings of the state’s $50 ...

Walk My Way With Homewatch CareGivers

Covid impacted our local area in so many ways, but one of the most affected groups in the community was the senior population.  To lessen the impact on their seniors, local professionals joined together and formed the COVID-19 Community Coalition: Working Together to Build Connections in Neighboring Communities.  For the benefit of the seniors in their communities they planned healthy ...

'Enchanted April' Delights at Shakespeare Theatre

MADISON, NJ — It’s a welcome sign to see The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey opening for its 60th Anniversary Season. “Enchanted April” is a charming and moving choice with warmer weather coming on. The play also speaks to us on a number of levels, especially after our long hiatus during COVID-19.

The script by Matthew Barger, from a novel by Elizabet ...

‘Sister Act’ sparkles at Paper Mill

MILLBURN NJ — “Sister Act” is a perfect way to end the Paper Mill’s 2021-2022 fall and spring season.

This high energy musical is based on the popular 1970s movie with Whoopi Goldberg and Maggie  Smith. But the current performers shine and make it their own. Nicole Vanessa Ortiz is the sexy singer Deloris Van Cartier. She sees a murder by boyfriend Curtis ...

A Story for Juneteenth: The “Six Triple Eight” was the Only All-Black Unit from the Women’s Army Corps to Serve Overseas During WW2

June 19, 2022

During the first World War Ralph Lindsey, my great-grandfather, kept a journal of his service on the front. He wrote about the front, his travels, his wounds, but the thing that came up most often – the mail. Fast-forward 100 years. Even in the digital age there is something uniquely personal about a written letter – it creates a connection that digital communications simply cannot ...

Upcoming Events

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Mon, June 27, 11:30 AM

ESSEX FELLS COUNTRY CLUB, Essex Fells

Foundation for Diabetes Research - 2022 Golf ...

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Mon, June 27, 8:00 PM

Downtown Millburn, Millburn

41st Annual President's Cup 5k Night Race

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Wed, August 3, 5:00 PM

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Why Juneteenth Should Be Celebrated by All Americans

June 18, 2022

UPDATE: Since this article was originally published one year ago, Juneteenth Independence Day was signed into law by President Biden as a federal holiday in 2021. Juneteenth Day has been celebrated on the third Friday of June as a state holiday in New Jersey since 2020.

WHY JUNETEENTH SHOULD BE CELEBRATED BY ALL AMERICANS

Juneteenth – it is a term heard more and more in the last ...

Overlook Medical Center earns National Award for Quality and Safety in The Operating Room

June 22, 2022

SUMMIT, NJ – JUNE 2022 – Overlook Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, recently received the Center of OR Excellence (CORE) Award by the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN).

The award recognizes Overlook’s surgical units for measured improvement in every aspect of surgical patient care. For patients and their families, this signifies exceptional ...

Theater Project Returns to In-person Performances in Maplewood This Summer

 

Summer 2022

The Theater Project Returns

to In-person Performances in Maplewood

with 2019 Ticket Prices.

 

The Theater Project (TheTheaterProject.org), a leading incubator for rising talent and a showcase for New Jersey artists, will reopen for live performances in Maplewood, NJ’s Burgdorff Cultural Center on July 7. The award-winning company will offer three ...

JESPY ‘Battle of the Chefs’ Benefit Features Exciting Silent Auction

SOUTH ORANGE - The ultimate cook-off to kick off summer, Battle of the Chefs: A Benefit for JESPY House includes a culinary competition and can’t-miss Silent Auction. The June 23rd fundraiser, which will take place at Orange Lawn Tennis Club in South Orange at 6pm, will raise important funds for programs and services for adults with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities.

The ...