Black Parents Workshop creates board of advisers to provide guidance

Black Parents Workshop creates board of advisers to provide guidance

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Black Parents Workshop has created a board of advisers that will serve in a strictly advisory role to the organization. The board of advisers represents a cross-section of individuals with expertise in elementary and secondary education, higher education, private industry, law and criminal justice. “We are excited by this new addition […]

Friends book sale this Nov. in Maplewood

Friends book sale this Nov. in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Friends of Maplewood Library is holding its annual Fall Book Sale on Saturday, Nov. 23, and Sunday, Nov. 24, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days at Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker St.; entry on Sunday is via the parking lot only.  A wide-ranging selection of books available on a […]

Showcase for SOMA schools

Showcase for SOMA schools

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Civic Engagement Committee of the South Orange-Maplewood Community Coalition on Race will hold a Community Engagement Schools Showcase on Saturday, Nov. 23, from 10 a.m. to noon at the South Orange Public Library Library, 65 Scotland Road. The objective of this showcase is to inform and inspire SOMA residents, especially […]

Board approves changes to lockdown drill policy

Board approves changes to lockdown drill policy

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education unanimously approved on first reading changes to its Emergency and Crisis Situations policy at its Oct. 28 meeting, after having heard students and parents describe at a prior meeting the long-term effects lockdown drills have on students. The district will not hold more […]

Experience ‘Black and Blue’ at Progressive gala

Experience ‘Black and Blue’ at Progressive gala

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Friday, Nov. 22, Progressive Theater in Maplewood will host its Black & Blue Fundraising Gala at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood, from 6 to 11 p.m. Master of Ceremonies and founder of Progressive Theater, Gregory Omar Osborne, will curate a nostalgic evening paying homage to the 1989 Broadway musical […]

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society honors local man

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society honors local man

CRANFORD, NJ — The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society recently honored John Kellenyi by naming a conference room at its New Jersey Chapter headquarters in Cranford after the volunteer, who raised $19 million for the organization.  The longtime Maplewood resident, who died of cancer two years ago, volunteered with the national organization for decades, serving as […]

You’ve got to see the show at SOPAC

Iconic drummer Carl Palmer proves ELP lives on at South Orange concert

You’ve got to see the show at SOPAC

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Progressive rock lovers are in for a sacred experience on Sunday, Nov. 17, when Carl Palmer — named “Prog God” at the 2017 Progressive Music Awards — comes to the South Orange Performing Arts Center as part of the final leg of his 2019 World Tour, “Emerson, Lake & Palmer Lives […]

Repair Cafe returns to Maplewood

Repair Cafe returns to Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Once again, Repair Cafe will do its best to fix your broken, beloved objects. The Repair Cafe will be Saturday, Nov. 16, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Morrow Memorial Church, 600 Ridgewood Road in Maplewood.  Do you have a favorite lamp that is not working? A broken necklace? Your laptop making […]

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