AV Hero Fund golf outing to honor Angelo Vayas

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Mary Vayas of Maplewood invites the community to celebrate, remember and honor her husband, Angelo Vayas, with her on Monday, June 13, at the Maplewood Country Club. She’ll be hosting the first “AV Hero Fund Golf Outing,” an event designed to raise awareness for glioblastoma, help others who are stricken with this […]

32 municipalities receive grants to implement sustainability projects

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — At an event held recently in Cranford, Sustainable Jersey announced the 32 New Jersey municipalities selected to receive a Sustainable Jersey small grant funded by the PSEG Foundation. Four $20,000 grants, eight $10,000 grants and 20 $2,000 grants were distributed to fund a variety of projects including reclaiming paved surfaces for community […]

CCR launches video competition for SouthNext project

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The community is invited to bring SOMA’s diversity to the big screen through “My Story,” a video competition hosted by the South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race. Residents of all ages are invited to produce two-minute video vignettes with their smartphone or tablet that feature the vibrant life and […]

SeniorStudio, recreation dept. bring art to Maplewood elders

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Senior Citizens Residence on Irvington Avenue in Maplewood will soon be teeming with budding Picassos as the residence debuts SeniorStudio, a new arts program sponsored by Maplewood Township’s Department of Recreation and Cultural Affairs. The program is being run in the building’s Community Room and will be open to any […]

CHS Boosters golf classic returns

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — It’s almost tee time for the 18th annual Columbia High School Cougar Boosters Golf Classic this May 2 at Maplewood Country Club. Proceeds from the classic support school athletics and extracurricular activities at the high school, and since 1994 the Boosters have handed out more than $300,000. Dozens of […]

Maplewood poised to up smoking age to 21 in town

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Township Committee is currently considering a proposal for an ordinance that would raise the age to which local retailers can sell tobacco products to 21; the state-mandated cutoff is currently 19. According to Mayor Vic DeLuca, such an ordinance would cover the sales of both cigarettes and e-cigarettes in addition […]

Girl Scouts donate cookie sales to YMCA

Local Brownie troop gives 10 percent of money raised in cookie drive to Y to give back to town

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The members of Brownie Troop 20874 had a two-fold lesson with this season’s Girl Scout cookie sale campaign: financial literacy and the importance of giving back. The troop donated 10 percent of its cookie sales, a total of $200, to the South Mountain YWCA as their charity of choice in an April […]