2017 Maplewood budget hearings

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The township will be holding its 2017 budget hearings from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, and Saturday, Feb. 4, at Maplewood Town Hall, 574 Valley St. The meetings will be broadcast live and residents at home can email askthetc@twp.maplewoodl.nj.us to ask questions about the budget as the hearings […]

MML to hold bag-of-books sale for young readers

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Friends of Maplewood Library are holding a one-day children, tweens and young adult bag-of-books sale on Saturday, Feb. 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Memorial Hall, Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker St. For $8 someone can fill a bag — supplied by Friends — with their mix of hardbacks or […]

SOMS students protest Trump inauguration

SOMS students protest Trump inauguration

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Though they are young, South Orange Middle School students know what they stand for, and during President Donald Trump’s inauguration on Jan. 19, many SOMS students staged a protest, marching out of the school and through Meadowland Park. Students spoke about how the United States must be focused on tolerance and […]

Honoring King’s legacy in South Orange

Honoring King’s legacy in South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — From left at the South Orange Civic Organization Martin Luther King Jr. celebration on Jan. 8 are the SOCO president Phylis Peterman; SOCO Vice-president Carol Barry; Community Award recipients Patricia Canning, Abigail Cotler and Meredith Sue Willis; and keynote speaker Wilfredo Caraballo.

Learning about Israeli settlements with Oheb Shalom

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Oheb Shalom Congregation in South Orange will host an adult learning lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 1, from 7:45 to 9 p.m. titled “From Gush Emunim to Amona: The Story and History of the Settlers Movement.” Moshe Levi, community shaliach to the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest and an expert on the […]

Maplewood police arrest two teens for assaulting classmate

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Police Department is currently investigating the reported assault of a 16-year-old female student of Columbia High School; the assault reportedly happened on Jan. 18. According to police, the investigation indicates that the female victim was assaulted by two other juveniles on the sidewalk near the intersection of Valley Street and […]

1978 to display Black History Month exhibit

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The 1978 Maplewood Arts Center will present a Black History Month exhibit, “Persistence of Past and Present, from Jan. 28 through March 12. There will be an artist reception with Lula Mae Blocton on Sunday, Feb. 5, from 2 to 6 p.m. For information about the artist and events surrounding this exhibit, […]

Slow Food to hold indoor farmers market in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Slow Food Northern NJ and Maplewood Loves Wellness will sponsor an indoor winter farmers market on Sunday, Feb. 5, from noon to 4 p.m. at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood. The snow date is the following Sunday on Feb. 12.   This indoor market is an opportunity to meet local […]

Evening activities in SOMSD canceled for Jan. 23

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Due to high wind conditions, all South Orange-Maplewood schools will be closed from 6:30 p.m. on tonight, Jan. 23, and all after-school activities from 6:30 p.m. on are canceled, according to a release from the district. The one exception is the Board of Education meeting, which will take place […]

​SOMA community comes together for Luminary Project​

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood Community Coalition on Race recently announced that more than 500 homes participated in this year’s Luminary Project in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Each year, the Coalition on Race provides luminary kits with votive candles to residents for a small donation. The goal […]