Celebrating BHM with 1978

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The 1978 Maplewood Arts Center will feature two Black History Month events on Sunday, Feb. 18, from 2 to 5 p.m. along with the center’s current exhibit of Dolores Stewart’s artwork, “Memorialized Moments: Capturing the Soulful Spirit of Human Nature,” which runs until March 18. At 2 p.m., Stewart will tell the […]

Supporting our Pirates and forging stronger bonds

Supporting our Pirates and forging stronger bonds

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — With the Super Bowl done, sports fans in South Orange are likely looking for their next athletic obsession. Why not Seton Hall University basketball? Continuing its long partnership, the South Orange Village Center Alliance and Seton Hall have joined to create “South Orange Days,” celebrating the close relationship between the village […]

Harlem Wizards Family Night is smashing success

Harlem Wizards Family Night is smashing success

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Recreation thanks Maplewood Middle School, the Maplewood Police Department and the Maplewood Fire Department for their support of Harlem Wizards Family Night on Jan. 29. Teachers from MMS and their principal were awesome athletes, as were police and fire participants. The Maplewoodians gave those Wizards a run for their money! Photos […]

Principal shakeup in the SOMSD

Principal shakeup in the SOMSD

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — In just a few weeks, two South Orange-Maplewood School District principals have been removed from their original posts. Marshall School Principal Bonita Samuels was placed on paid leave a few weeks ago following public outcry concerning allegations that she texted a photo of a teaching assistant, a little person, […]

Learn about how the new tax law impacts homeowners

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Accountant Lawrence Pappas will conduct an informal presentation at the Maplewood Senior Center, 106 Burnett Ave., on Thursday, Feb. 15, at 11 a.m. The presentation, co-sponsored by Maplewood Senior Share and Cathy Knapp, will highlight the new tax law and how it will impact local homeowners. Refreshments will be served. For more […]

Participate in Maplewood senior activities

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Below are a sampling of activities being offered to Maplewood and South Orange residents at the Maplewood Senior Center, 106 Burnett Ave. A free senior fitness open house will be Thursday, Feb. 22, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Try a free sampling of the center’s many fitness offerings with demonstrations, followed […]

NAACP standing up for immigrant rights, U.S. immigration policy reform

ORANGE, NJ — Oranges-Maplewood NAACP President Tom Puryear and Irvington NAACP President Merrick Harris agree there is a direct correlation between the civil rights movement and U.S. immigration. They teamed up with Karol Ruiz and Cynthia Osorio of Wind of the Spirit, a faith-based nonprofit immigration advocacy and legal aid group, and Pastor E.T. Stoddard, […]

HNA celebrates black poetry

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Hilton Neighborhood Association will celebrate Black History Month on Thursday, Feb. 15, at 7:30 p.m. at DeHart Community Center, 120 Burnett Ave., Maplewood. The association will be sharing poetry by black poets. Background about the poets will be given, then attendees will take turns reading some of the poets’ writing. Bring […]

SOMA Film Fest to return for third year

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The SOMA FilmFestival returns for its third season with an impressive slate of films that will both entertain and enlighten, according to a recent press release. The festival takes place Friday, March 16, through Sunday, March 18, and for the first year at The Woodland in downtown Maplewood with […]