Bus driver dies following crash in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced Feb. 20 that authorities are investigating a motor vehicle crash involving an NJ Transit bus and a garbage truck in Maplewood. The incident occurred at approximately 12:35 p.m. in the area of 1450 Springfield Ave. The bus driver was the sole occupant of the […]

Maplewood teen helps collect cereal for the hungry

WATCHUNG, NJ — Members of the Helping Other People Everywhere Club at Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung recognized the importance of aiding local families in need by collecting more than 250 boxes of cereal, which will be distributed by volunteers at the Star Fish Food Pantry in Plainfield. The drive was held during January […]

Words owners to receive Spirit Award for autism advocacy

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Autism Science Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting and funding innovative autism research, recently announced that Marjorie Madfis, founder of Yes She Can Inc., and Jonah and Ellen Zimiles, founders of Words Bookstore in Maplewood, will receive this year’s Caryn Schwartzman Spirit Award. Both organizations were founded in order to […]

Timberlake’s freeholder seat remains vacant for now

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — A seat on the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders remains open after Britnee Timberlake, a former president of the Board, filled the seat in the New Jersey State Assembly left vacant by Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver. Timberlake was on the freeholder board from 2015 to 2018, and was the president […]

Celebrate Asian culture at Lunar Fest NJ

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — SOMA Cross-Cultural Works will host Lunar Fest NJ, to celebrate the Year of the Dog, on Sunday, March 4, from noon to 6 p.m. at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood. This free event, which will have food, music, dance and children’s activities, will feature a Chinese lion dance, Korean drums […]

TSTI to hold blood drive

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, located at 432 Scotland Road in South Orange, invites adults to help area hospitals by donating blood on Sunday, Feb. 25, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Phlebotomists from Community Blood Services, which serves hospitals throughout the region, will be at the Reform synagogue for this vital community […]

Maplewood Pool membership fees to rise

To cover $40,000 operating budget shortfall, township to increase rates, offer non-resident passes

Maplewood Pool membership fees to rise

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Township Committee members voiced agreement at their Feb. 6 meeting to raise Maplewood Community Pool membership rates in an effort to close a shortfall of approximately $40,000. The Maplewood Community Pool is run as a utility and is meant to be self-sufficient, but Maplewood Swimming Pool Advisory Committee member Jennifer […]

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