MMS, Senior Share partner for intergenerational program

MMS, Senior Share partner for intergenerational program

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Senior citizens and a group of Maplewood Middle School students came together for a brainstorming session in the school’s library Monday, April 16, to discuss the benefits of middle school students and seniors spending time together for the launch of the Share/Exchange program. The event was a collaboration between Maplewood Senior Share, […]

Let’s go fishing in Essex County

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The county’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs invites the public to participate in Essex County’s 2018 Fishing Derbies. The free events will be held in various locations in the Essex County Park System. Each derby is free and open to children ages 15 and younger. All children must be […]

Two Maplewood men arrested for graffiti

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Spencer Pontius, 22, of Maplewood and and Marcus Baker, 21, of Maplewood were arrested following a Maplewood Police Department Detective Bureau investigation and a police stop conducted by Officer A. Dolan on Friday, April 6, at approximately 3:57 a.m. The two men have been charged in connection with recent graffiti incidents that […]

Doing business with Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The township of Maplewood will and the Maplewood Chamber of Commerce will hold a meeting on Tuesday, April 24, at 8:30 a.m. at Maplewood Town Hall, 574 Valley St., about doing business with and inside the town. Maplewood has been spending more of its dollars with locally-owned businesses. The town “looks local […]

From generation to generation at TSTI’s preschool

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Several young parents who grew up at Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, the Reform synagogue in South Orange, have taken the Jewish trope “from generation to generation” to heart. Once students in TSTI’s religious school and Hebrew High, they have selected its Iris Family Center for Early Childhood Education for their youngsters. Among […]

Learn all about Renoir

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s philosophy can be summed up in this quote: “A picture must be an amiable thing, joyous and pretty — yes, pretty! There are enough troublesome things in life without inventing others.” Renoir’s joie de vivre made him one of the most beloved impressionist painters. On Thursday, April 26, from 7 […]

SO looks to partner for energy

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Board of Trustees unanimously passed an ordinance on first reading authorizing the establishment of a government energy aggregation program at its March 26 meeting. The program, if approved on second reading at the April 23 meeting following a public hearing, will allow South Orange to enter the Sustainable […]

County to partner with nine local charitable organizations

County to partner with nine local charitable organizations

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. announced Friday, April 13, that Essex County was participating in nine special partnerships to increase awareness about and help raise funds for the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, Arc of Essex County, the New Jersey Children Alliance, Stop for Nikhil, The Valerie Fund, the […]

WO Lions Club supports EIES

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Lions Club of West Orange gives $500 to EIES, a South Orange-based nonprofit that records volunteers reading newspapers and other material for blind people to listen to; from left are Lions Club President Roger Schneider, Lions Directors Matthew Schwartz and Robert Sochor, EIES Executive Director Frank Scafidi and Lions secretary Dr. […]

Conversations on Race to discuss ‘Defining Integration in the 21st Century’

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — What’s the difference between diversity and integration, and what do those terms mean in SOMA, in the region and across the country given the changing demographics everywhere? These and related issues will be discussed at the South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race’s annual Conversations on Race on Wednesday, May 9, from 7:30 […]

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