Apply for Kreitler Scholarship

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Kreitler Scholarship is offered to a Prospect Presbyterian Church member who is about to begin a four-year undergraduate degree program. This modest scholarship, amounting to approximately $300 in past years, is renewable for the four years that the student is in college, provided certain criteria are met. The selection criteria include: […]

Valley Street construction update

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — May 2nd – May 6th, Valley Street between Tuscan Road and Millburn Avenue will be closed from today, May 2, through Friday, May 6, due to work being done by New Jersey American Water. Vehicles will be detoured onto Prospect Street, Millburn Avenue and Springfield Avenue. This will cause additional traffic in […]

TSTI members open homes to fellow congregants for Shabbat B’Bayit

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Eleven members of Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange opened their homes on a recent Friday evening for Shabbat B’Bayit, or “Shabbat in the home.” Congregants from throughout Essex and neighboring counties shared Shabbat dinner at synagogue members’ homes in South Orange, Maplewood and Short Hills. Approximately 160 people of all […]

Township Committee passes $41.88 million budget 5-0

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — At its April 19 meeting, the Maplewood Township Committee adopted a $41.88 million municipal budget for 2016. This budget includes $568,115 more than the 2015 budget, which has manifested in a 1.96-percent tax increase. The committee voted unanimously to pass the $41,881,775 budget, which will result in a tax increase of $81.98 […]

HIB investigation at CHS is delayed

With initial ‘two- to four-week’ inquiry time passed, Seitz has yet to speak to main players

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A parent of one of the former Columbia High School baseball players who was allegedly bullied by the coaching staff said he has not yet been interviewed by the independent investigator employed by the South Orange-Maplewood School District to look into the matter, although the investigator was hired Feb. […]

MONOC to be Maplewood’s first backup during weekdays

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Following a “glitch,” Maplewood Township has clarified with dispatch who should be contacted when during an emergency. Going forward, should the Maplewood ambulance service be unavailable, REMCS, the Regional Emergency Medical Communications System, will contact MONOC as the first backup during times when the South Orange Rescue Squad is not working. This […]

Sending flowering plants to servicepersons’ mothers

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Committee for Servicemen and Servicewomen will continue its Mother’s Day tradition of delivering flowering plants on May 8 to the moms of Maplewood men and women now serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. The program is run annually with the participation of the Maplewood Garden Club, which provides the flowering […]

Worthwhile residents to receive 2016 Maple Leaf Awards

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Sunday, May 15, Joanne Beckerich, Linda and Gordon Barnes, and Virginia Kurshan will be honored as recipients of the Maple Leaf Award for their extraordinary volunteer and community service, according to a recent press release. “Whether the volunteer work of this year’s recipients has been given for service to maintain and […]

Road closure on Valley Street

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Valley Street  between Tuscan Road and Millburn Avenue in Maplewood will be closed from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, April 29, according to a release from Maplewood Township, received at 11:15 a.m. on April 29. Springfield Avenue traffic between Prospect Street and Millburn Avenue will be affected by the detour as […]

Maplewood student exhibits gritty photos at SHU’s Walsh

Maplewood student exhibits gritty photos at SHU’s Walsh

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Some of the brightest stars in Seton Hall University’s arts program have an opportunity to shine in the Walsh Gallery’s all-student art exhibition, “Vividly Obscure,” which opened April 4; pieces were selected by a panel of professional artists for inclusion in the exhibit, and one local student received special […]