Monthly Meetings

Cooperative Media Director to Speak Jan 25 at Cloverleaf Tavern, Caldwell

Stefanie Murray, director of the Center for Cooperative Media, a grant-funded program based at Montclair State University’s School of Communications and Media, is the speaker at our noon meeting, Sat., January 25, at the Cloverleaf Tavern, 395 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell, NJ 07006.The telephone there is 973-226-9812.  The venue would like to know how many will attend; so, if you’re coming, e-mail Jim Prior at  The cost is $25 and we cannot bring wine. Bring cash or make check out to GSJA.

The Center for Cooperative Media’s mission is to grow and strengthen local journalism, and in doing so to serve New Jersey residents. The Center is supported with funding from Montclair State University, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Democracy Fund and Community Foundation of New Jersey and the Abrams Foundation.

Stefanie, prior to this post, worked as a reporter, editor, digital media manager and news executive. Most recently she worked for Gannett Co., as vice president and executive editor of The Tennessean in Nashville. She was with the Detroit Free Press before that.  She has a master’s degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree in broadcasting and journalism from Central Michigan University.


From The Garden State Parkway/NJ Turnpike
Take Route 280 West to Exit 5B. Go to the end (2nd Traffic Light) and turn right onto Eagle Rock Avenue. Take the next left onto Roseland Avenue, follow that all the way to the end (approximately 2 miles) and turn left onto Bloomfield Avenue. The Cloverleaf Tavern is 3 blocks on the right.


From Route 80 East or Route 46 East
Take the Caldwells Exit to Passaic Avenue South, 7 Traffic lights to Bloomfield Avenue, Turn left onto Bloomfield Avenue, go through 3 traffic lights. The Cloverleaf Tavern is 2 blocks on the Left.


From Route 80 West
Take the Route 46 Exit (The Caldwells) to Bloomfield Avenue. Go through 5 traffic lights, approximately 3 miles. The Cloverleaf Tavern is 2 blocks on the left.


Both sides of Bloomfield Avenue. There is also a Municipal Lot in the rear of the restaurant off of Hanford Place.

Upcoming Meetings

FEBRUARY 15, Saturday, at noon. The speaker is New Jersey born and bred photojournalist Jim DelGiudice who has used his eyes and voice to document the New Jersey scene for many years. His photos have appeared in publications including The New York Times, American Theatre and The Encyclopedia of New Jersey. Jim’s architectural photography and lectures at Drew University, Madison, NJ, earned him recognition as a three-time winner of the state’s Historic Preservation Award. His work has been exhibited in the California Museum of Photography, the Village and Workshop theatres in Manhattan and the New Jersey Statehouse. Jim retired from teaching at the County College of Morris in 2017.  (More details in the next Font Page.)

We will be meeting in the back room at Mancino’s Pizza & Italian Cuisine Restaurant. 493 East Main Street Route 53), Denville, at noon. We will bring wine. The menu includes appetizers, salad, choice of three entrees and soda.  The cost is $25 and reservations are needed, so email Jim Prior at

MARCH  21, Saturday, at noon.  Our speaker will be our own Nicholas Gordon, owner of the popular website, Poems for Free (, which he has been publishing on the Web since 1998.  Dr. Gordon is the husband of long-time GSJ member and officer, Ellen Wayman-Gordon, who is a GSJA board trustee and executive director of the GSJ Scholarship Foundation. The venue is to be determined.

APRIL 18, Saturday, 2020 – The speaker will be Kelly Vorchek, president of the NJPO (New Jersey Property Owners Association), at a venue is to be determined.

MAY 20, Wednesday, 6 p.m., Don Pepe’s Restaurant, 844 McCarter Highway (Route 21), Newark. This is our 73rd Annual Memorial Journalism Awards Program. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. The price is $65 and includes an extensive array of appetizers, a choice of entree with vegetables and an extensive array of desserts. It also includes wine, sangria, beer and soda on the table while dining. Reservations must be made in advance. That deadline will be announced in a future Font Page.