Maplewood, South Orange fire department merger appears to be working well, leaders say

Maplewood, South Orange fire department merger appears to be working well, leaders say

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange and Maplewood fire departments were dissolved and combined into the South Essex Fire Department on July 1, finally ending a yearslong saga that saw debate over whether or not the two departments should become one. The merger was finalized in April, when both the South Orange […]

Maplewood theater brings Linden author’s writings to life

Maplewood theater brings Linden author’s writings to life

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A collection of three one-act plays about a group of Jersey guys, which their author, Linden resident Bill Mesce Jr., said fit nicely together into a single play titled “A Jersey Cantata,” will be staged at Burgdorff Cultural Center in Maplewood for eight shows, starting Thursday, Aug. 18. Mesce, who was born […]

South Orange–Maplewood schools to hold forum on safety, security

South Orange–Maplewood schools to hold forum on safety, security

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange–Maplewood School District will host a virtual town hall forum on school safety and security on Monday, Aug. 29, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. During this forum, representatives from the school district will share general information regarding safety and security practices within the district with a more […]

Achieve’s Newstead 5K scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 17

Achieve’s Newstead 5K scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 17

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Achieve’s annual Newstead 5K will be held Saturday, Sept. 17, beginning at 9 a.m. in South Orange’s historic Newstead neighborhood. Now in its 20th year, the Newstead 5K race has kicked off the new school year in South Orange and Maplewood, attracting hundreds of enthusiastic runners and walkers of all ages […]

SHU partnerships allows students from around the world to study in Austria

SHU partnerships allows students from around the world to study in Austria

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — As educational institutions restart their international exchanges after COVID-19 lockdowns, MCI: The Entrepreneurial School in Innsbruck, Austria, and the Stillman School of Business at Seton Hall University have leveraged their collaboration agreement to mount an innovative way to engage students to study abroad. In late May, the two institutions fashioned a […]

Maplewood community celebrates National Night Out

Maplewood community celebrates National Night Out

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood community came together on Tuesday, Aug. 2, to celebrate National Night Out, a nationwide event that promoted community engagement and connectedness, especially between residents and first responders. The Maplewood event featured music, food and fun as residents learned more about the police and fire departments, as well as other town […]

Maplewood police warn residents of contractor scams

Maplewood police warn residents of contractor scams

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood police detectives are investigating a number of contractor scams in which a person approaches residents while outside their home or by going door-to-door and offers to do work around the house and property, according to a press release from the Maplewood Police Department. The most recent incidents occurred in the area […]

Huge savings await at Friends of the SOPL jewelry sales

Huge savings await at Friends of the SOPL jewelry sales

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Friends of the South Orange Public Library will hold four popup jewelry sales to benefit the South Orange Public Library on Thursday afternoons in September, from Sept. 8 through 29, from 2 to 6 p.m.  The Friends popup sales will feature a choice selection of jewelry, including hundreds of pieces […]

South Orange lays out plans for co-retail space at Taylor Vose

South Orange lays out plans for co-retail space at Taylor Vose

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — At its July 25 meeting, the South Orange Board of Trustees heard a presentation from Deborah Engel, a creator of the General Store Cooperative in Maplewood, about the proposed co-retail space for the Taylor Vose redevelopment project, which includes a five-story, mixed-use building that will bring 110 units of housing, approximately […]

Bikales completes Air Force pilot training familiarization course

Bikales completes Air Force pilot training familiarization course

COLUMBUS, MS — South Orange and Millburn resident Elias Bikales, 15, has completed a U.S. Air Force–led program in Columbus, Miss., that offers Civil Air Patrol cadets the opportunity to train side-by-side with Air Force pilot trainees. Bikales trained with military flight simulators, pilot oxygen masks, nausea-inducing spinning machines and other high-tech equipment during the […]

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