Maplewoodians unite artists to protest family separations

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A haunting painting of President Donald Trump, with bright orange skin and disheveled blond hair, devouring a small child’s body brought two Maplewood residents together to launch a new website Saturday, June 23. The artwork, featuring the words “where are the children” in response to the Trump administration’s Zero Tolerance policy, sparked […]

Village celebrates 25 new U.S. citizens

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Twenty-five new U.S. citizens earned their naturalization certificates at the South Orange Performing Arts Center on June 27 at the first naturalization ceremony in village history. They were cheered on by friends, family and village officials who proudly waved their American flags as the candidates — representing 18 native countries — […]

WOHS bids farewell to the Class of 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The seats of the Richard J. Codey Arena were packed with family and friends of the 2018 graduating class of West Orange High School on Thursday, June 21. Their cheers and applause echoed throughout the arena as the seniors walked onto the transformed hockey rink, united with their blue caps and […]

TC blames county for delay on pedestrian safety project

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Township Committee alleged at their June 6 meeting that Essex County has not upheld its promise of a joint-project with the town to redesign the intersections where Baker Street and Tuscan Road meet Valley Street, a county road. Committeewoman Nancy Adams expressed to Jeanette Paige-Hawkins, the county’s liaison to Maplewood, […]

District bids farewell to retiring teachers

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — At the June 4 Board of Education meeting, the South Orange-Maplewood School District honored the school system personnel who are retiring at the end of the school year, after dedicating themselves to making the SOMSD a better place for all students. BOE President Elizabeth Baker welcomed the retirees, their families and community […]