Securing funding for Rahway River Flood Mitigation Plan

Photo Courtesy of Vic DeLuca MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca joined members of the Mayors Council on a Feb. 10 trip to Washington, D.C., to help secure funding for the Rahway River Flood Mitigation Plan. Meeting with N.J. Sen. Robert Menendez, center, are, from left, Rahway Mayor Sam Steinman, Union Mayor Manuel Figueiredo, […]

Tree removal in Ricalton Square Park

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On or about Tuesday, Feb. 16, a large dead tree in Ricalton Square Park is scheduled to be removed. The location and size of the tree will necessitate bringing in a crane to assist in the work. Please be advised that during the morning commute, parking spaces on the south side of […]

Juan Picasso at 1978

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Gallery 1978 presents its Black History Month artist Juan Antonio Picasso in an exhibit that runs from Feb. 13 through March 20. There will be an opening reception Sunday, Feb. 14, from 2 to 6 p.m. Picasso, an Afro­-Cuban relative of Pablo Picasso, is from Havana, Cuba. He is one of 40 […]

Adult School spring semester

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Catalogs are out and registration is under way for spring classes at The South Orange-Maplewood Adult School. Highlights include “Likely Stories: Actors and Short Stories Onstage” on Monday, March 28. Formerly known as “Celebrity Readings,” this is an evening of storytelling inspired by Isaiah Sheffer’s “Selected Shorts” at Symphony […]

SOMA students exceed PARCC averages

School district releases results from first-ever PARCC exams, local students outperform peers

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange and Maplewood students who took last year’s Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers exam scored higher on average on most subject tests than the average set by New Jersey students and students from the PARCC consortium, consisting of 11 states and District of Columbia at the time […]

ECLC families travel ’round the world at South Mountain Y

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Local families were able to take a trip around the globe without ever leaving New Jersey, thanks to the eighth annual World Festival at the South Mountain YMCA on Parker Avenue in Maplewood on Saturday, Jan. 30. The event, held in South Mountain’s Early Childhood Learning Center, is designed to celebrate the many […]

Indoor farmers market returns on Super Bowl Sunday

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Feb. 6 may be Super Bowl Sunday, but the real crowd-pleaser that day will be the Slow Food Northern Jersey and Maplewood Loves Wellness-sponsored winter farmers market, from noon to 4 p.m., at the Woodland on Woodland Road in Maplewood. With its wide variety of local products and contributions to community causes, the […]

Local girls keep Brownie promise with shoe project

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — One Maplewood Girl Scouts Brownie troop is gearing up for the finish line, but to reach their goal, instead of wearing sneakers they will be collecting them to send to the nonprofit MORE Foundation Group, which will either donate them to those in need in Ghana or sell the shoes to raise funds […]

Maplewood man helps lead today’s abolitionist movement

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — For some people today, slavery is a concept only found within the pages of a history book, a long-extinguished abomination from centuries past. Others correctly realize that slavery does still exist, but are reassured by their belief that it happens thousands of miles away as an unfortunate institution of developing countries they will […]

Blizzard dumps nearly 30 inches on towns

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — It was a crazy weekend. A state of emergency was declared in New Jersey, temperatures dropped and the snow forecast changed hour by hour — in most cases going up! The blizzard, which hit late at night on Jan. 22, and kept up until early morning on Jan. 24, dumped nearly 30 […]