Not Your Grandmother's Cheerleading

MONTVILLE, NJ — Cheerleading has its place I suppose. On the early sidelines of life. Maybe.

I was the oldest of five boys growing up, and we all played sports hoping to be cheered, not to do the cheering.

Then, with my own brood of three sports boys, the same.

My daughter, the youngest, played parochial school basketball, but she also expected to be cheered for, and ...

Kitchen a la Mode Across the Ages

     At South Orange’s one-of-a-kind cooking store, Kitchen a la Mode, the staff members view one another as family, and just like most families, their crew brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the selling floor.

     Remarkably, the staff at the store represents individuals in their 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, 50’s, ...




Smart moves for investors after a down 2022


Many investors were glad to see the end of 2022. But what’s ahead this year? And what

moves can you make in response to last year’s results?


To begin with, here’s what happened: 2022 was the worst year for the financial markets

since 2008, with the Dow Jones Industrial ...

Maplewood Police Blotter - January 19th – January 25th, 2023

January 26, 2023

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The following listing from the Maplewood Police Department is the Police Blotter covering the period January 19th through January 25th, 2023

January 20, 2023: Motor Vehicle Theft:  A unsecured/ unlocked Toyota Highlander with the keys left inside was stolen from a driveway on Courter Avenue sometime between 7p.m and 8:10pm on Friday, January 20th.  Vehicle was ...

South Orange Police arrest

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The south Orange Police Department posted the following information regarding an arrest made.

Posted on: January 18, 2023

Warrant Arrest

On January 12, 2023, Officer Darrell Terry conducted a motor vehicle stop after observing the driver talking on his cell phone.  During the stop, it was confirmed through dispatch that the driver, Roderick Jackson, ...

Upcoming Events


Sun, February 05
02:00 PM — 04:00 PM

Durand-Hedden House & Garden, Maplewood

African American Genealogy: The Joy of ...


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DeHart Community Center, Maplewood

Workshop: In Search of Our Ancestors, ...


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NJ's Interfaith Leaders, Elected Officials, and Community Advocates Join Together With Temple Ner Tamid For A Rally Against Hate

February 1, 2023

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Temple Ner Tamid announced that on Thursday, February 2, its Congregation would join together with elected, civic and interfaith leaders from across New Jersey, along with local community advocates for an evening of prayer, healing, unity. As revealed from surveillance video and reported locally and nationwide, early Sunday morning, before dawn, a masked man ...

Suspect in Theft of Livingston School Bus Charged with Interstate Transportation of Stolen Vehicle

NEWARK, NJ — The 22-year-old Saudi Arabian man who was arrested in Pennsylvania last week in connection to the theft of a Livingston Board of Education vehicle has been charged with transporting a stolen school bus across state lines, according to United States Attorney Philip Sellinger.

Sellinger announced on Monday that Bader Alzahrani, of Saudi Arabia, is charged by complaint with one ...

State Parole Board Welcomes 23 Officer Recruits

January 22, 2023

TRENTON, NJ -- The New Jersey State Parole Board recently welcomed 23 Parole Officer Recruits to their ranks who will serve around the state after being sworn-in at the agency’s Central Office in Trenton.

Parole officer recruits will serve throughout the state and be based of out regional offices located in eight of the 21 counties -- Essex, Mercer, Passaic, Monmouth, ...

Man Accused of Taking ‘Upskirting’ Videos at Wine Shop in Westfield and Around NJ

WESTFIELD, NJ — A Red Bank man is accused of taking “upskirting” videos at a wine and liquor store in Westfield and other locations around the state, authorities announced Tuesday.

Christopher W. Cox, 33, is accused of surreptitiously filming women and girls from below using a cell phone placed in a grocery basket, duffel bag or other means of conveyance, Monmouth County ...

Collum Seeks 3rd Term as Village President

February 1, 2023

South Orange, NJ (February 1, 2023) South Orange Village President Sheena Collum has announced she will seek a third term as Village President and will run with Trustee Summer Jones and longtime community volunteers Jennifer Greenberg and Olivia Lewis-Chang.

“I’m incredibly proud of the work our governing body has been able to accomplish working collaboratively with our dedicated ...

South Mountain YMCA Launching Annual Support Campaign

MAPLEWOOD, NJ – The South Mountain YMCA is launching its fundraising campaign and inviting the community to get involved by attending a "Willy Wonka" themed kick-off event on Saturday, Feb. 11 from 2-4 p.m. at First Presbyterian and Trinity Church, 111 Irvington Ave. in South Orange. The Y’s Annual Support Campaign makes it possible for all children and families in the ...

ETV To Celebrate Black History Month Honoring History & Fueling the Future by Hosting Its Inaugural Empowerment Expo at the Bloomfield College Arts Center

Black entrepreneurs and business owners will take their rightful place center stage this month, as Empower The Village, Inc., a Morristown-based 501c(3) nonprofit organization, hosts its inaugural Black History Month Empowerment Expo on Saturday, February 11th, 10AM – 6PM, at the beautiful Westminster Arts Center on the campus of Bloomfield College in Bloomfield, NJ.

Empower The Village ...