School district may restructure supervisory positions soon

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — As the South Orange-Maplewood School District ramps up its strategic planning process, questions have arisen regarding supervisory positions. In an email to the News-Record, district spokeswoman Suzanne Turner said that while the supervisory structure may change, the number of supervisors is unlikely to do so. According to Turner, the […]

Essex County high school teens learn that love shouldn’t hurt

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Does your teenager know the warning signs of an abusive relationship? One in three teens experience verbal or physical abuse from a dating partner. This statistic is the reason that “safe dating” education is now required by law in New Jersey. Participating Essex County high schools — Columbia High School in […]

All-star athlete makes up strong side at Columbia High School

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — While graduation is a time to celebrate accomplishments and look toward our students’ bright futures, it can also be bittersweet. For instance, Columbia High School will be losing one of its most dedicated student-athletes: Jasmine Keegan. The Maplewood resident has lettered in three CHS sports — volleyball, basketball and track and field […]

SOMA residents tee off in memory of Angelo Vayas

SOMA residents tee off in memory of Angelo Vayas

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Country Club was filled to capacity June 13 to honor the life of Angelo Vayas, a prominent local figure and business owner. More than 200 family members and friends of the Vayas family participated in the first AV Hero Fund Golf Outing in memory of Vayas, who died in May 2015 […]

Conservancy unveils new outdoor sculptures

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On Tuesday, June 14, Essex County and the South Mountain Conservancy unveiled new outdoor sculptures in the Wildflower Sculpture Park in Essex County South Mountain Reservation. Inaugurated in 2012, the Wildflower Sculpture Park is a collaborative initiative by the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs and the South […]

Rainbow flag flies high in Maplewood

Following Orlando tragedy, Maplewood pride stays strong

Rainbow flag flies high in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Residents from Maplewood and beyond celebrate at the North Jersey Pride Festival in Memorial Park on June 12. The crowd remained hopeful at the annual celebration of equality and love despite the terrorist attack in Orlando, Fla., the previous night. Photos by Yael Katzwer

Maplewood to host New Jersey’s largest community green fair

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood is hosting its eighth Green Day fair to demonstrate simple ways that every person can make more planet-friendly, sustainable choices in their everyday lives. With an expected turnout of more than 5,000 attendees, the fair is a community celebration with live music, how-to demonstrations, and more than 70 eco-vendors, environmental organizations, […]

Team TRIumph looks for more members to join the fitness fun

MILLBURN, NJ — Team TRIumph, a USAT-certified women’s triathlon club, is looking for new members. The group is a diverse community of women with all fitness levels, with the singular goal of motivating each other to complete a triathlon. Through supportive and fun group training sessions, the group empowers women to take charge of their […]