Residents angry over Aaron’s reassignment

Board of Ed meeting overflows with frustrated community members questioning personnel changes

Residents angry over Aaron’s reassignment

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Frustration and anger abounded as concerned community members demanded answers on the reassignment of key administrative positions within the school district, specifically Columbia High School Principal Elizabeth Aaron, at the July 16 Board of Education meeting. In a June 30 letter, interim Superintendent of Schools Thomas Ficarra announced that the South Orange-Maplewood […]

Apply to join the Maplewood Youth Advisory Committee

Apply to join the Maplewood Youth Advisory Committee

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Township Committee invites diverse student residents of Maplewood who are enrolled in private or public school in grades eight through 12 to apply to serve on its new Youth Advisory Committee. In order to continue empowering local youth whose recent advocacy — on gun safety, safe schools, voting rights, immigration, […]

ECPO, EC Bar Foundation sponsor gun buyback program

ECPO, EC Bar Foundation sponsor gun buyback program

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and Essex County Bar Association President Raj Gadhok announced July 19 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and the Essex County Bar Foundation, the related charitable arm of the ECBA, are co-sponsoring a one-day gun buyback program this fall. The initiative is the first time in […]

Speed humps installed on Rutgers Street

Speed humps installed on Rutgers Street

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Beginning Wednesday, July 11, Maplewood Township began construction of two new speed humps on Rutgers Street. One speed hump was installed between Hilton and Franklin avenues; the second speed hump was installed between Lexington and Burnett avenues.

Young talent to take the stage in Paper Mill show

Young talent to take the stage in Paper Mill show

MONTCLAIR, NJ — More than 100 young performers will be taking the stage at Montclair State University’s Memorial Auditorium on July 27 and 28 as the Paper Mill Playhouse puts on its annual “New Voices” concert, the culmination of the theater’s Summer Musical Theater Conservatory. The show has a new theme each year, and this […]

Springfield Ave. store closed by health dept., reopened

Springfield Ave. store closed by health dept., reopened

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Springfield Avenue 7-Eleven reopened July 10, after being closed by the Maplewood Health Department for violations of the township’s health code July 6, and is now operating with a “conditionally satisfactory” designation. One of three 7-Eleven locations in Maplewood, the Springfield Avenue location, near Tuscan Road, was closed because of a […]

HNA to meet July 19

HNA to meet July 19

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Detective Steve Gyimoty of the Maplewood Police Department will discuss the newly formed Community Service Unit at the Hilton Neighborhood Association’s meeting on Thursday, July 19, at 7:30 p.m. at DeHart Community Center, 120 Burnett Ave. in Maplewood. The goal is to have a name and a face to go to if […]

County to mill, pave Valley St. in Maplewood

County to mill, pave Valley St. in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — From July 16 through 30, weather permitting, the Essex County Department of Public Works will be milling and paving sections of Valley Street in Maplewood from Hixon Place to the county line. The work will be done overnight, from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., as part of the Essex County 2018 Roadway […]

Maplewood united through SAP art project

Public art initiative on Springfield Ave. highlights what makes Maplewood a special place to live

Maplewood united through SAP art project

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Art has moved from the inside of the 1978 Maplewood Arts Center to the outside with the introduction of the Springfield Avenue Partnership’s public art initiative into Maplewood’s business district, bringing a colorful mural to the side of the building and another down the street at the corner of Springfield Avenue and […]

Colin Quinn set to crack up SOPAC audience

Colin Quinn set to crack up SOPAC audience

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — From the old MTV days to “Saturday Night Live” to Comedy Central to Broadway, Colin Quinn is apparently refusing to leave the business. So, if you enjoyed his other one-man shows, or you just are at a place in your life where you are lost and you need intelligent laughs, come […]

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