Five compete for three open seats on BOE

SOMA BOE candidates debate the issues at CCR forum on Oct. 25 at South Orange Middle School

Five compete for three open seats on BOE

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — This year’s South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education race comes at a pivotal moment for the district as it begins to implement its access and equity plan, cope with staff departures and continue to manage high taxes. Fortunately for residents, five candidates believe they are up to the task of […]

McGehee, Summersgill aim for sole open spot on TC

Candidates call for TC diversity — though different kinds

McGehee, Summersgill aim for sole open spot on TC

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — At one point during Maplewood Senior Share’s recent Township Committee candidates forum, one resident asked Republican Mike Summersgill and Democrat Frank McGehee to pledge that whoever wins will work to keep his opponent involved in local issues. Both candidates offer a lot to the town, the resident said, adding that it would […]

The Strollers hit 85-year mark, keep going strong

Take a stroll through theater and history with Strollers

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — When people think of theater in our area, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center or the South Orange Performing Arts Center may come to mind. But Maplewood’s Strollers predate both those esteemed centers by decades. The Strollers even take the longevity prize from the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn. And after more […]

Concerned residents, officials discuss roadway safety

Township documents resident concerns at safety summit

Concerned residents, officials discuss roadway safety

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood officials and residents came together at The Woodland on Monday, Oct. 24, for a Traffic and Pedestrian Safety Summit led by Mayor Vic DeLuca. The public meeting, attended by approximately 75 residents, was a followup to the June 20 internal summit held at Maplewood Police Headquarters, during which local departments, elected […]

Calling all environmentalists in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Green Team has been working on three important sustainability outreach programs. Maplewood environmentalists need to mobilize to advocate for these programs with their friends and neighbors, according to a release from the Green Team. Learn about these programs and how you can advocate for them at a meeting on Thursday, […]

Friends of the SOPL to hold annual holiday sale

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Friends of the South Orange Public Library will host a holiday sale on Sunday, Nov. 20, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the library, 65 Scotland Road in South Orange. Twenty local artisans and exhibitors will sell gifts and handmade items for men, women and children. The selections will include jewelry, […]

Two Towns 5K Turkey Trot returns Nov. 19

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Runners of all ages are invited to join the Two Towns 5K Turkey Trot & Kids’ Fun Run on Saturday, Nov. 19, through South Mountain Reservation. The run will be a scenic one. The route is Crest Drive in the Maplewood part of the reservation, a roadway and paved pedestrian path on […]

JCC MetroWest presents new exhibits

WEST ORANGE, NJ — JCC MetroWest presents an exciting and unusual exhibit of felting and other fiber arts by the Northeast Feltmakers Guild. The exhibit takes place in the Gaelen Gallery East at the Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC, Ross Family Campus, 760 Northfield Ave. in West Orange. The exhibit will be on view Nov. […]

SOMSD students invited to ‘13th’ screening, open mic

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Students who attend Columbia High School, South Orange Middle School and Maplewood Middle School are invited to a screening of “13th” on Monday, Nov. 7, from 6 to 9 p.m., with doors opening at 5:30 p.m., in the CHS Auditorium, 17 Parker Ave. in Maplewood. A student “open mic” will follow the […]