CDBG grants to improve quality of life in two towns

CDBG grants to improve quality of life in two towns

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — South Orange, Maplewood and a local nonprofit organization have received a total of $297,753 from the Community Development Block Grant Program, an initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and administered through the Essex County Division of Housing and Community Development that provides monies to […]

Save the date: Beverly Daniel Tatum to return to SOMA

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — In honor of the Community Coalition on Race’s 20th Anniversary, the CCR is bringing race relations expert Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum back to the community to revisit the topic about which she spoke to the community nearly 20 years ago. Tatum, a clinical psychologist, professor and recently retired president […]

On fire in the kitchen

On fire in the kitchen

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — South Orange and Maplewood fire departments took part in ‘Cooked and Uncorked,’ a food and wine festival in Edison on Feb. 29, in support of the New Jersey State Firefighters’ Mutual Benevolent Association and the Burn Center at Saint Barnabas. The evening ‘put fire to good use’ with a […]

Maplewood police disband rowdy teens on train

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood police officers responded to assist New Jersey Transit on March 7 at approximately 7:28 p.m. on a report of a large group of disorderly juveniles on a train, according to a March 9 release from the Maplewood Police Department. When officers arrived, NJ Transit employees advised officers that there was a […]

Maplewood Ideas Festival returns this March

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Library celebrates the talent and creativity of the local community with the third annual Ideas Festival. An eclectic lineup is scheduled for adults, teens and children, and everything is free and open to the public.More information can be found at   Belle and books Meet cast members of Columbia High […]

Maplewood Rotary to honor Angelo Vayas in memoriam

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Rotary Club will honor the late Angelo Vayas with its 2016 Citizenship Award at its annual Affair of the Heart Dinner Dance on Friday, March 18. Vayas died in June 2015 after a hard-fought battle with cancer. Jumping into the local pizzeria business at an early age, Vayas worked at […]

Accusations of HIB continue to enrage

With lawsuit filed against CHS coaches, many express their support of, anger at baseball teachers

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — All four of Columbia High School’s baseball coaches were rehired by the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education for the upcoming 2016 season during the Feb. 22 board meeting, days after a former player filed a lawsuit in Essex County Civil Court alleging that he was repeatedly bullied by the […]

Erickson’s poetry comes into full ‘bloom’ at Words

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Words Bookstore presents writer and cancer survivor Jay Erickson on Friday, March 4, at 7:30 p.m. Erickson will be reading from his debut poetry collection, “Bloom.” When author Jay Erickson was diagnosed with advanced metastatic cancer in 2013, he used poetry as a means to make sense of the experience and communicate […]