Winter wonderland at the Maplewood Library

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Midtown Direct Rep performers Ed Bolin and Allison Posner will help craft a Winter Wonderland Library Foundation event at Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker St., on Sunday, Dec. 4, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Join your neighbors in the Maplewood Library Children’s Room for an afternoon of storytelling, singing and fun. Storytime […]

CHS to host 36-team robotics qualifier on Dec. 4

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Sunday, Dec. 4, the Columbia High School Robotics Club will host the sixth annual Robo-CATastrophe robotics tournament at the school in Maplewood. Opening ceremonies begin at 10 a.m., with welcoming remarks by Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca. Matches will last until 5 p.m., with a break for lunch. The Robo-CATastrophe is open […]

BOE almost doesn’t allow ‘public speaks’

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Nov. 21 special meeting of the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education introduced its new strategic action plan, but the matter of “public speaks,” the public feedback portion included in many local BOE meetings, dominated discussions after the meeting. The meeting’s agenda did not have time set aside for […]

TSTI hosts professor to discuss anti-Semitism in France

SOUTH ORANGE — Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange will host Robert Zaretsky, professor of history at the Honors College, University of Houston, for its monthly Shabbat Service with a Scholar program on Friday, Dec. 9. Zaretsky will discuss “The Rise of a New Form of Anti-Semitism in France.” He will share insights about the […]

SMC to co-host holiday party

MILLBURN, NJ — Don’t start your winter hibernation just yet. The South Mountain Conservancy, Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Greenwood Gardens invite the public to a joint holiday season celebration on Wednesday, Dec. 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the arboretum, 324 Forest Drive South, Short Hills. Come celebrate the season and meet others dedicated […]

‘Screenagers,’ the conversation continues

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The impact of constant exposure to digital screens on developing minds and how to combat this will be the topic of a discussion on Thursday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the South Orange Public Library meeting room, 65 Scotland Road in South Orange. This event will be facilitated by SOMA […]

Maplewood recognized for pedestrian safety efforts

Maplewood recognized for pedestrian safety efforts

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority recognized the township of Maplewood for its “vital contribution to making pedestrian safety a priority in the community.” The township received the award for “implementing the Street Smart NJ Pedestrian Safety Education campaign, and in doing so contributing to the goal of making New Jersey safer […]

Child-friendly ‘Nutcracker’ returns to Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The New Jersey Dance Center will present a child-friendly hourlong performance of “The Nutcracker” ballet to benefit the American Red Cross on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 1 and 3 p.m. at the Burgdorff Center for Performing Arts, 10 Durand Road in Maplewood. This year marks the 27th anniversary of the New Jersey […]