Area Easterseals center assists disabled persons find jobs

Area Easterseals center assists disabled persons find jobs

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Anyone in the area who has ever been told that they can’t obtain employment due to a disability should pay a visit to Easterseals New Jersey. The workforce development team of Easterseals New Jersey has located its solution center in the Hammond Map Building on Valley Street in Maplewood. Through Easterseals Employment […]

Maplewood, residents thank veterans

Annual Veterans Day ceremony highlights sacrifices, dedication of servicemen and servicewomen

Maplewood, residents thank veterans

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Gratitude abounded for the sacrifices of those who have served in the armed forces during Maplewood’s annual Veterans Day ceremony at the Maplewood Municipal Building on Nov. 11. The event featured music from the Maplewood Concert Band, under the direction of Steve Kimmons, who is also a veteran of the U.S. Air […]

SO cafe to host fundraiser to assist hurricane victims

SO cafe to host fundraiser to assist hurricane victims

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Truly embracing the idea that laughter is the best medicine, a local woman is hosting the “Laugh for a Cause” fundraiser on Friday, Nov. 17, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Inkosi’s Cafe on Irvington Avenue in South Orange, with proceeds benefiting victims of the recent hurricanes in Puerto Rico and […]

NJSBDC opens affiliate at SHU, first private partnership

NJSBDC opens affiliate at SHU, first private partnership

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Seton Hall University’s Stillman School of Business and the New Jersey Small Business Development Center celebrated their new partnership with an opening ceremony and ribbon-cutting in Jubilee Hall on the university’s campus in South Orange on Oct. 27. This new partnership gives Seton Hall University the distinction of being the first […]

Towns hold public meeting on FD merger

South Orange, Maplewood plan to move ahead combining fire departments, need more information

Towns hold public meeting on FD merger

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Following a presentation from Manitou Inc. regarding possibly merging the Maplewood and South Orange fire departments, representatives from the two towns unanimously agreed to move forward to achieve that vision. The presentation was given at a joint public meeting on Thursday, Oct. 26, at the South Orange Performing Arts […]

CASA holds 2nd ‘Homeward Bound’ event in West Orange

CASA holds 2nd ‘Homeward Bound’ event in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Braving the elements in bright red T-shirts and even brighter smiles, a group of more than 100 volunteers gathered for the Homeward Bound Walk hosted by the CASA for Children of Essex County under the Clipper Pavilion of the South Mountain Recreation Complex in West Orange on Sunday, Oct. 15. Based […]

Eight remaining BOE candidates discuss issues at forum

Eight remaining BOE candidates discuss issues at forum

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Communication strategies, integration of elementary schools and adherence to Access and Equity policies were among the topics of discussion as South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education candidates debated at a community forum sponsored by South Orange Maplewood Cares about Schools at The Woodland in Maplewood on Sept. 27. This is […]

Coffeehouse draws support, reproach from community

Coffeehouse draws support, reproach from community

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood Community Coalition on Race presented its coffeehouse discussion “RACISM: It’s in Our Backyard Too” on Tuesday, Sept. 12, at The Woodland in Maplewood and tackled community issues surrounding local law enforcement, public school district inequities and the role that recent events in Charlottesville, Va., play on […]

Local film club to explore work from female directors

Local film club to explore work from female directors

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — For both seasoned viewers of classic films and those who enjoy social commentary from unique sources, there is something for everyone in the newest film series focusing on female directors at “La Cinematheque Film Club,” hosted by South Orange filmmaker Gerard Amsellem at the South Orange Performing Arts Center and the […]

‘Black and Blue’ sheds light on stigmas for black males

Schafer uses her art to change perceptions in community

‘Black and Blue’ sheds light on stigmas for black males

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Addressing the stigmas surrounding black masculinity is a difficult task, but that is exactly what Maplewood resident and Columbia High School alumna Claudia Schafer hopes to do with her new exhibit “Black and Blue,” which examines the personal experiences with prejudice and racism of six young black men. The exhibit is on […]

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