Maplewood celebrates Olympic fencer Muhammad

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The township of Maplewood will be celebrating Ibtihaj Muhammad, who won a bronze medal in fencing at the Olympics in Rio, on Saturday, Sept. 10, with a motorcade along Springfield Avenue and a parade through Maplewood Village. The parade will end at the Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts, where Muhammad will […]

SOMA Board of Ed candidates debate to be moderated by DeLuca, Collum

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange-Maplewood Cares About Schools will hold a South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education candidates debate on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m. at the Baird Center, 5 Mead St. in South Orange. The debate will be co-moderated by South Orange Village President Sheena Collum and Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca and will […]

SOMSD shuts down CHS pool to protect students

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — South Orange-Maplewood Superintendent of Schools John Ramos Sr. sent the following letter, in part, to the Columbia High School community on Sept. 1: “We are suspending the use of the Columbia High School pool, effective immediately. We cannot use the pool in its current state without compromising the safety of our students […]

30-year-old Maplewood man killed in Jersey City

JERSEY CITY, NJ — Jersey City police were dispatched to Woodlawn Avenue between Ocean and Garfield avenues in Jersey City at approximately 10:20 p.m. on Aug. 29 on a report of shots fired, according to the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office. Upon arrival, police found an unresponsive male with multiple gunshot wounds to his upper body. […]

Arts Unbound showcases local senior talent in Orange

Arts Unbound provides support to marginalized groups

Arts Unbound showcases local senior talent in Orange

ORANGE, NJ — Arts Unbound, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the artistic development and achievement of seniors and people with disabilities, is currently exhibiting select works by local senior artists Karen Bokert and Siegmund “Siggy” Joseph at the Dora Stern Gallery at 544 Freeman St. in Orange. The show, which opened Aug. 27, will run […]

Celebrating 150 years of library service in South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange Public Library will celebrate 150 years of history and service with a Birthday Bash on Saturday, Sept. 17, from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. as part of Stay & Play weekend. Live music, dancing, tours of the historic Connett Building for adults, and children’s activities make this an event for […]

Essex County annual 9/11 memorial at Eagle Rock

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County will host its annual Sept. 11 ceremony on Sunday, Sept. 11, at 8 a.m. — with chamber music playing until 2 p.m. — at the Sept. 11 Memorial in Eagle Rock Reservation off of Eagle Rock Avenue in West Orange. This year’s ceremony, which is held by County Executive […]

NJ Transit continues quality of commute improvements at Port Authority Bus Terminal

NEWARK, NJ — Following the success of last year’s reorganization and consolidation of services within the Port Authority Bus Terminal, NJ Transit is again partnering with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for Phase Two of improvements to the quality of commute, according to an Aug. 23 press release. Beginning Sept. 3, […]