Avalon Apts. go up in flames

Feb. 4 fire destroys incomplete sections of construction project on Boyden

Avalon Apts. go up in flames

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood firefighters rushed to Boyden Avenue in the early morning hours of Saturday, Feb. 4, to battle a six-alarm fire raging at the Avalon Bay construction site. The fire took more than four hours to extinguish. According to the Maplewood Fire Department, at approximately 1:30 a.m. firefighters responded to the area along […]

WOSD graduation rates fall behind state averages, report says

WEST ORANGE, NJ — According to recent information from the New Jersey Department of Education, while New Jersey’s overall graduation rates went up slightly, West Orange’s went down slightly. As reported by the DOE, West Orange High School’s adjusted cohort graduation rate has stayed fairly level for the past four years, though it hit a […]

South Mountain Y launches annual support campaign

YMCA goes where no man has gone before with campaign

South Mountain Y launches annual support campaign

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — It is that time of year again: the South Mountain YMCA’s annual fundraiser! This year’s theme is space and the Y hopes to raise $165,000 by year’s end to support its many programs and events. The South Mountain YMCA is one of six Y branches that make up the Metro YMCA of […]

Therapist’s novel takes a look at under-the-radar abuse

Levine tackles tough topic in debut novel

Therapist’s novel takes a look at under-the-radar abuse

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The teenage years can be difficult enough without the added distress that comes when injurious adults prey upon children. Maplewood resident and therapist Laurie Levine explores the trauma that can result from one form of inappropriate relationship between an adult and teenager in her debut novel, “Now I Know It’s Not My […]

SOMSD graduation rates fall behind state averages, report says

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — According to recent information from the New Jersey Department of Education, while New Jersey’s overall graduation rates went up slightly, South Orange-Maplewood’s went down slightly. As reported by the DOE, Columbia High School’s adjusted cohort graduation rate has decreased in the last three years and hit a four-year low […]

SOMS students protest Trump inauguration

SOMS students protest Trump inauguration

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Though they are young, South Orange Middle School students know what they stand for, and during President Donald Trump’s inauguration on Jan. 19, many SOMS students staged a protest, marching out of the school and through Meadowland Park. Students spoke about how the United States must be focused on tolerance and […]

SOVCA provides 2016 overview, looks ahead at 2017

Village president ‘fuming’ over defunding of Main Street NJ

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Village Center Alliance’s leaders presented their organization’s proposed 2017 budget to the South Orange Board of Trustees at the board’s Jan. 9 meeting. In addition, they listed the group’s many accomplishments in 2016 and requested a five-year extension. Though the budget is not yet set, as it stands […]

Maplewood to vote on remaining ‘welcoming community’

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Tomorrow, Jan. 17, the Maplewood Township Committee will vote on a resolution to express Maplewood’s commitment to equal, respectful and dignified treatment of all people, regardless of their immigration status, and to remain a welcoming community. At its Dec. 6, 2016, meeting, the committee discussed the merits of becoming a “sanctuary city,” […]

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