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Maplewood Author Releases Second Book, 'Killing Journalism'

January 23, 2019

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Award-winning author Joe Strupp recently released his second book, Killing Journalism: How Greed, Laziness (And Donald Trump) Are Destroying News And How We Can Save It.

The book is a non-fiction review of the current state of news, and according to Strupp, "details what is really wrong with today’s news media: not the claims of liberal, slanted coverage or ...

Classic Maplewood Concert for Young People: Sunday, Jan. 20 at The Woodland

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Department of Recreation and Cultural Affairs will present a “Young People’s” classical music concert on Sunday, Jan. 20, according to a press release from Andrew Fishman of the Maplewood Office of Cultural Affairs.

The concert will be performed by the Maplewood Camerata, a 15-member ensemble of local musicians, and will includes two ...

Three SOMA Arts Organizations and Downtown South Orange Nominated for Discover Jersey Arts People's Choice Awards

BURLINGTON, NJ – Three SOMA arts organizations have been nominated for Discover Jersey Arts People's Choice Awards, and South Orange also has a nomination in the category "Favorite Downtown Arts District."

In addition to South Orange's nomination for Downtown Arts District, the other nominees are:

SOMA Film Festival for Favorite Film Festival
South Orange ...

SOMA Film Festival is Back for Its Fourth Year this March

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The fourth annual SOMA Film Festival will take place March 20 to March 24, at The Woodland in downtown Maplewood, with a free special partnership screening at Seton Hall on March 19. 

The main festival will begin Wednesday, March 20 at 6 p.m. at The Woodland and will launch with an evening of feature films from local filmmakers Michael Wechsler, Rachel ...

Original 1907 Times Square Ball Has Direct Link to New Jersey

NEW YORK, NY – Walter Fuhrman Palmer, the head electrician at the venerable New York Times newspaper more than 100 years ago, helped to create a legacy shared by tens of millions of people who have jammed Times Square on New Year’s Eve to celebrate the traditional countdown to the New Year.

Palmer, who lived in Warren, NJ, designed the first giant sphere to drop on Times Square, ...

What's Open on Christmas Day in Maplewood and South Orange

MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ -  Wondering where to go for a meal or a last minute bottle of wine? While most stores and restaurants are closed on Christmas Day -- Tuesday, December 25 -- here are some places that are open for business in Maplewood and South Orange:


Bagel Chateau (180 Maplewood Ave.) open 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Maplewood Wine & Liquor (3 ...

You Won't Want to Miss These Maplewood and South Orange Homes Decked Out for the Holidays

MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — There are so many SOMA homes with amazing decorations for the holiday season, from homes decorated with strands of twinkling lights to oversized inflatables of Santa and snowpals filling front yards.

Here are homes with great holiday decorations you won't want to miss:


Rainbow Lights on Wyoming - On Sagamore Road at the ...

Guide to Thoughtfully Giving Holiday Gifts and Making Donations

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - So often a particular phrase will be heard this time year, usually when a high-school age youth opens that gift from a distant aunt and finds a sweater he wouldn't dare wear, and his mother says, "It's the thought that counts."

Too often, says Larry Temkin, distinguished professor of philosophy at Rutgers University, the gift-giving is thoughtless, and ...

Two Wins for Columbia H.S. at the 4th Annual Ramapo College High School Film Festival

MAHWAH, NJ -  Film and animation students from Columbia High School (CHS) won two awards at Ramapo College of New Jersey's 4th Annual High School Film Festival.

The festival took place on Dec. 8, and included 36 original films submitted by students. 

Students entered original films in a variety of genres and were awarded in several categories including editing, ...

Dec. 15 is Final Saturday of Activities at Dickens Village in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - This Saturday, Dec. 15, is the third and final day when the "little houses" of Dickens Village are open for viewing in Ricalton Square in Maplewood Village. While the houses remain throughout the holiday season, this Saturday is the last chance to visit with Santa, take a horse & wagon ride, or visit the petting farm.

Here's the full ...


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Strollers’ 2018–2019 Season Continues With New Family Favorite The Day the Rainbow Broke Up

January 22, 2019

The Strollers community theater continues its 87thseason with a new production of the family favorite, The Day the Rainbow Broke Up, by Casey Bell.The children’s show will be performed for two weekends in February at The Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts in Maplewood, NJ.

First produced as a world premiere by the Strollers in 2017, the show was an instant crowd pleaser; ...