Celebrate the Fourth in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood invites everyone to a full day of festivities in Memorial Park, with live music, boardwalk games, face painting, a classic car show, the Zerbini Family Circus and much, much more. Opening ceremonies will be held at 8 a.m. in Ricalton Square, and the fireworks display, the final component of the daylong […]

1978 pays tribute to June Cater with new exhibit, events

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Gallery 1978 remembers its good friend and mentor June Cater, who died this past April 2016, with a new exhibit, “The Head.” She gifted the building, which now houses 1978 Maplewood Arts Center, to the township of Maplewood in 2000. Cater’s legacy lives on and is embodied by this center for the […]

Fighting hunger in our community

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Elks Lodge 1154 present Rent Party with a $2,000 check to fight hunger in the community. From left are Chris Dickson, Dave Wagner, Karen Rutberg, Bill Ehlers, Mike Leonard and Bob Donnelly. Photo Courtesy of Ron Housley

Music and light show on July 4

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — “The Jersey Girls” will perform as part of Maplewood’s all-day July 4 concert and will be “keeping the harmony of the ’60s, ’70s and more alive!” The Jersey Girls specialize in songs that have strong vocal harmony reminiscent of the original recordings. To top things off, the show will include a light […]

Bass Foundation donates scholarship money, laptops to CHS seniors

Bass Foundation donates scholarship money, laptops to CHS seniors

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Bass Foundation recently made a donation of $15,000 in college scholarships and 10 laptops to underprivileged graduating high school seniors from Columbia High School in Maplewood. Pictured, Bass Foundation’s N.J. founder and President Tommy Bass, third from left, congratulates the recipients from Columbia High School. The Bass Foundation, established in 1992, […]

School district may restructure supervisory positions soon

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — As the South Orange-Maplewood School District ramps up its strategic planning process, questions have arisen regarding supervisory positions. In an email to the News-Record, district spokeswoman Suzanne Turner said that while the supervisory structure may change, the number of supervisors is unlikely to do so. According to Turner, the […]

Essex County high school teens learn that love shouldn’t hurt

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Does your teenager know the warning signs of an abusive relationship? One in three teens experience verbal or physical abuse from a dating partner. This statistic is the reason that “safe dating” education is now required by law in New Jersey. Participating Essex County high schools — Columbia High School in […]

All-star athlete makes up strong side at Columbia High School

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — While graduation is a time to celebrate accomplishments and look toward our students’ bright futures, it can also be bittersweet. For instance, Columbia High School will be losing one of its most dedicated student-athletes: Jasmine Keegan. The Maplewood resident has lettered in three CHS sports — volleyball, basketball and track and field […]

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