Beth El, Oheb Shalom to host spoken word artist for special Tisha B’Av program

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Congregation Beth El and Oheb Shalom Congregation will commemorate Tisha B’Av, which commemorates the anniversary of a number of disasters in Jewish history, with an evening of spoken word poetry featuring spoken word artist Joseph D. Robbins. The program will take place at Beth El, 222 Irvington Ave. in South Orange, […]

Five to run for three open Board of Ed seats

Two incumbents take on three challengers for BOE seats

Five to run for three open Board of Ed seats

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — November’s South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education election looks to be full of tough discussions, with five candidates running for three open seats, each for three years. Incumbents Stephanie Lawson-Muhammad and Johanna Wright will be vying to reclaim their seats against challengers Anthony Mazzocchi, Susie Adamson and James Henry Davis III, […]

Maplewood boy receives service dog, companion, friend

Natchez comes to the rescue, bonds with Maplewood boy

Maplewood boy receives service dog, companion, friend

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — In many ways, Natchez is like a typical pet dog for 7-year-old Grant Weiss. The 2-year-old yellow lab-golden retriever mix loves to play and give his master kisses. At night he even curls up at the foot of Grant’s bed — in the great American tradition of a boy and his dog. […]

Maplewood offers help for home repairs

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The mayor and Township Committee invite you to apply for Maplewood’s Affordable Housing Program, under which you can receive up to $20,000 for repairs. Eligible uses of funds include roofs and foundations, heating and electrical, windows and insulation, and plumbing. If you live in Maplewood, own your home and your total gross […]

Water main break on Warren Court in SO

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The village announced on its website today, Aug. 5, that emergency crews are on Warren Court for a water main break. The entire street will experience a water outage for approximately four to seven hours, and surrounding residents may experience low pressure or no water.

First step taken in merging FDs

Two towns contract for study of fire departments for possible merger

First step taken in merging FDs

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The possible future of shared fire department services between Maplewood and South Orange is a credible option following the unanimous agreement by the governing bodies of both towns to award a contract to Manitou Inc. to conduct “an analysis of the operational efficiencies of and the feasibility of consolidation, […]

‘InterACT Sings: Stay Tuned!’ runs this weekend

‘InterACT Sings: Stay Tuned!’ runs this weekend

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — InterACT Theatre Productions will presents its annual musical revue benefit “interACT Sings!” at the Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts in Maplewood this Friday, Aug. 5, and Saturday, Aug. 6, at 6:30 p.m.. Each year offers a new theme, and this year’s gala, “Stay Tuned,” celebrates music in television. Broadway star Brandi […]

Gold resigns as Maplewood Middle assistant principal

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — South Orange-Maplewood School District administrators seem to be traveling through a revolving door. The latest SOMSD administrator to announce his resignation is Maplewood Middle School Assistant Principal Marc Gold. In the fall, Gold will be assistant principal at Frelinghuysen Middle School in Morristown, where former South Orange Middle School Principal Joseph Uglialoro […]

Towns’ libraries receive grants to promote literacy, ESL

Towns’ libraries receive grants to promote literacy, ESL

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Memorial Library and the South Orange Public Library each received $2,500 in grants from the New Jersey State Library to expand their adult literacy collections. Both libraries became eligible for the awards last year after sending representatives to the NJSL’s first Literacy Boot Camp, a four-part seminar […]