Where SOMSD is with emergency closings for 2018-2019

Where SOMSD is with emergency closings for 2018-2019

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood School District is using a new approach for emergency closing days for 2018-2019. Four emergency closing days are built into the school year. If the district does not use all four emergency closing days, any unused days become “giveback days.” The giveback days are scheduled for […]

BOE recognizes outstanding students, teachers

BOE recognizes outstanding students, teachers

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — At its Feb. 25 meeting, the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education recognized several students and employees for their recent accomplishments. Columbia High School senior Danielle Samake received an honorable mention at the Johns Hopkins University Model United Nations Conference. A National Merit Scholarship Program certificate of merit awarded to Michael A. Vernon, […]

Essex County Parks Dept. wins two awards

Essex County Parks Dept. wins two awards

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs was presented with two awards of excellence at the annual New Jersey Recreation and Parks Association convention held in Atlantic City on Feb. 26. The awards went to Grover Cleveland Park Playground in Caldwell/Essex Fells and Turtle Back Zoo’s African Adventure […]

CCR to tackle ‘Talking to Children about Race’ at event

CCR to tackle ‘Talking to Children about Race’ at event

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race has been working toward intentional integration in the two towns for decades and the Schools Committee of the Coalition works toward that goal in our schools and for our children. The CCR will present “Talking to Children about Race,” an annual, free program that offers […]

Attend a forum on ‘Medicare for All’

Attend a forum on ‘Medicare for All’

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Join SOMA Action and Maplewood Senior Share for the “Medicare for All” forum on Saturday, March 16, from from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Maplewood Senior Center, 106 Burnett Ave., to learn the most recent iterations of policies being presented. All ages are welcome. The forum will address the following questions: […]

‘Transit 101,’ all seniors need to know about getting around

‘Transit 101,’ all seniors need to know about getting around

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Rutgers NJTips, in partnership with SOMA Two Towns for All Ages, is offering local seniors a mobility and resource training program, “Transit 101 – Everything You Need to Know to Get Around.” Learn to plan transit trips, pay the fare and access your favorite places without a car. Part […]

New Jersey American Water to invest $633K in Maplewood

New Jersey American Water to invest $633K in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — New Jersey American Water is replacing approximately 2,200 feet of aging water main in its Maplewood service area, according to a March 7 press release. The company is replacing water main that was installed in the 1910s with new ductile iron main along: Maplewood Avenue, from Jefferson Avenue to Beach Place; Beach […]

Scholarships now available for CHS seniors and grads

Scholarships now available for CHS seniors and grads

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Applications for the Columbia High School Scholarship Fund’s 2019 season are now available. They can be can be filled out online or printed from the website at www.chssf.org. CHS seniors and graduates are encouraged to apply. The scholarships are need-based and can be used for any kind of post-secondary education from trade […]