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 […]
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 — […]
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 […]
SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The village Board of Trustees voted unanimously Monday, June 26, to rename the South Orange Tennis Courts in honor of Kenneth Allen Graham, a lifelong South Orange resident who coached tennis in the community for several decades. The new Kenneth Allen Graham Tennis Courts mark the first place in town to […]
MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Deputy Mayor Frank McGehee, far left, is joined by faculty and students from Maplewood Middle School at the June 6 Maplewood Township Committee meeting as he recognizes the school for successfully completing the requirements to exit Focus School status.
MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Sarah Lester, director of Maplewood Memorial Library, has seen the world — from her birth in Tabriz, Iran, to Washington, D.C.; Parker, Colo.; San Francisco, Calif., and then Brooklyn, N.Y. The “natural curiosity towards different people and different ideas” that she has developed as a result of her travels helps her be […]
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, […]
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 […]