The Maplewood and South Orange high school honors two past graduates.
Monday, June 4, 2012
Columbia High School inducted its two newest members, Mark Blum and Julie Brill, to its Hall of Fame. Two separate ceremonies took place Friday morning to accommodate all the high school students to honor the past graduates. In order to be selected for this honor, the nominees had to have been role models for other students while they were at Columbia. They also must be distinguished in their field of endeavor, be leaders in their professions and be dedicated to the betterment of society. Blum, a 1968 graduate, is an Obie award-winning actor who has appeared on Broadway, Off-Broadway, on television and in films. He currently teaches at the HB Studio in New York and in the graduate training program at Brooklyn College. Thirty-five years …
Two weeks before Valentine's Day, Maplewood Democratic Committee holds a love fest.
- Mary Mann
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
The last twenty years have seen a major change in the face of Maplewood politics. The Township Committee, which had seen decades of a Republican domination, became solidly Democratic. In fact, our town's governing body hasn't seen a Republican among its ranks in well over a decade — or even in this millennium. That change could be attributable to a shifting demographic in a town where transplanted Manhattanites and Brooklynites have brought a more liberal, progressive bent. But it might also have something to do with the Maplewood Democratic Committee. The group has churned out a steady stream of successful candidates. At its first-ever Hall of Fame induction on January 31 at Highland Place Bar and Grill, MDC Chair Ian Grodmank and Vice …