Take part in a hands-on drip-irrigation demonstration

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood School District is partnering with re:Yard and the Seth Boyden Demonstration School green team on Saturday, April 2, from 9 to 11 a.m. to present a hands-on drip-irrigation demonstration event at Seth Boyden’s school garden, Strawberry Fields. This event is free and open to the public. To jumpstart sustainable […]

District hires baseball HIB investigator

SOMSD hires former, interim Parsippany-Troy Hills superintendent, detractors remain dissatisfied

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood School District has hired an independent professional to conduct the investigation into the Columbia High School baseball coaching staff that was announced at the Feb. 22 Board of Education meeting, after a former player alleged in a recent lawsuit that he was repeatedly bullied by the […]

Maplewood to see 1.96-percent tax increase

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood residents can expect to see a tax increase, according to the preliminary 2016 municipal budget, which was introduced at the March 15 Township Committee meeting. According to budget documents, the township’s Finance Committee is proposing a $41.5 million operating budget for 2016. The first reading of the preliminary budget was approved […]

Butz sparks creativity at Ideas Festival

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Tony Award-winning actor and Maplewood resident Norbert Leo Butz kept the audience engaged and entertained at the Maplewood Library’s Ideas Festival. Photo Courtesy of Joy Yagid

Downtown Maplewood redevelopment brings mail, parking changes

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — As the post office site redevelopment project progresses, residents should be aware of certain changes that are being instituted downtown. Firstly, the U.S. Postal Service will be relocating the mail collection boxes now in front of the former post office. One of the boxes will be placed in front of the new […]

Positive, purposeful and proactive leadership in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Leadership Development Initiative held a successful inaugural event recently called “Empowering Your Leadership Voice” at The Woodland in Maplewood. At the event, Maplewood resident John Harvey, owner of T2Partners LLC, helped participants with personal empowerment. “In this busy, task-oriented world we could use some inspiration. Personal leadership is about creating […]

Harlan Coben returns to Words with latest thriller

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Harlan Coben fans have learned to expect anything within the pages of his No. 1 New York Times bestselling thrillers. Yet, somehow, he always manages to shock them. From the return of long-lost lovers to the uncovering of family secrets with deadly implications, Coben has earned a reputation as a master storyteller […]

CHS actors to perform in Scotland — hopefully

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Columbia High School Parnassian Society is seeking to raise $45,000 by the end of June so it can attend the prestigious Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the world’s largest arts festival, which brings people from all over the world to Scotland for three weeks of theater, comedy, dance and a […]

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