NEWARK, NJ – There were a number of awards presented to various journalists at the Society’s Annual Award Lunch held in downtown Newark on Saturday June 22, two of which went to Maplewood Residents.

The two are Nancy Solomon and Joe Strupp. You can read all about Strupp’s award here.

Solomon and her wife currently live with their two children and dog in Maplewood, and have been SOMA residents for eighteen years.

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Solomon who has been with Public Radio for 23 years previously worked as a newspaper reporter and did freelance work for NPR. She is currently with WNYC and has managed the New Jersey coverage since 2011. Through the medium of audio news she has covered ad followed the suburban movement to resist the policies of President Trump and the efforts in 2018 to flip the House. Groups she’s followed and written about include SOMA Action, NJ 7 Forward, and NJ 11th For Change.

Solomon went on to say that the groups are quite similar in makeup; middle-aged, middle-class women,  and it’s unprecedented for suburban middle-class groups to be so effective.