MML book sale returns this July

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Friends of Maplewood Library are holding a one-day Bag-of-Books Sale on Saturday, July 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with entry via the library until 1 p.m. and then via the parking lot only. The sale takes place in Memorial Hall at the library, 51 Baker St. in Maplewood. For $8 […]

County celebrates LGBTQ pride by awarding locals for their advocacy

County celebrates LGBTQ pride by awarding locals for their advocacy

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Advisory Board hosted the Essex County LGBTQ Pride Month Celebration on Wednesday, June 29. During the ceremony, County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented Pride of Essex County Awards to Hetrick Martin Institute-New Jersey Executive Director Ashawnda Fleming, North Jersey Pride Executive Director C.J. […]

Nationally recognized STEM summer program coming to Clinton

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Camp Invention, a summer enrichment day camp program, supported by the United States Patent and Trademark Office and a product of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, is coming to Clinton Elementary School in Maplewood the week of July 4. For students entering grades one through six, Camp Invention is a weeklong […]

Community Coalition on Race presents XrootsFest on July 16

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race presents XRootsFest, an annual multicultural heritage festival that is one the most diverse and interactive events in the area. Returning for its third season — previously called the Cultural Heritage Festival — XRootsFest will take place at Flood’s Hill in South Orange’s Meadowland Park […]

CHS bids farewell to Class of 2016

At June 22 commencement ceremony, 435 SOMA residents join the ranks of Columbia alumni

CHS bids farewell to Class of 2016

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The energy and excitement were palpable at Columbia High School’s 129th commencement exercises Wednesday, June 22, as hundreds of graduates, faculty members, family and friends gathered at Essex County College for an event that was more than just pomp and circumstance. Graduating senior Thomas Ries had arrived early at the gala ceremony […]

South Mountain welcomes new principal, an SMS grad

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — There is going to be a new but familiar face in town at South Mountain Elementary School; following the superintendent’s recommendation and the Board of Education’s May 12 approval, Alyna Jacobs is the new school principal, effective July 1. Jacobs — who graduated from South Mountain Elementary School, South Orange Middle […]

Maplewood Middle School principal resigns

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Middle School Principal Jerrill Adams has resigned from his position, effective Aug. 31. The former principal’s name was included on the list of resignations within the personnel fiscal resolutions approved by the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education at its meeting Monday, June 20. His departure comes less than two years after […]