NJ Strays opens shop in town

Nonprofit sets up first headquarters on Millburn Avenue in Maplewood

NJ Strays opens shop in town

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Millburn Avenue in Maplewood welcomed a new tenant this month as NJ Strays opened its first headquarters. The nonprofit animal welfare organization has worked since 2012 to reduce shelter intake and euthanasia in the area, in addition to operating a pet food pantry and assisting families in finding their lost pets. Until […]

2019 Talk to the Township Committee schedule

2019 Talk to the Township Committee schedule

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Throughout the year, the Maplewood Township Committee holds opportunities for the public to approach its members in an informal manner to discuss township matters. Upcoming Talk to the Township Committee events will be held on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon as follows: Feb. 16 at Walgreens, 1633 Springfield Ave.; March 16 […]

International Dinner at SO-V United Methodist Church

International Dinner at SO-V United Methodist Church

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Each year the South Orange-Vailsburg United Methodist Church celebrates the diversity of its congregation with an International Dinner and Multicultural Celebration. This year’s event will take place in the church’s Fellowship Hall on Saturday, Feb. 9, beginning at 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend; no admission is charged, though […]

Not polar opposites, science and art form bond at Walsh

Artists find equilibrium between art and science in show

Not polar opposites, science and art form bond at Walsh

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Science and art merged at the Seton Hall University Walsh Gallery in an exhibit called “Strange Attractors,” which is on display through March 8. The show is an extension of a symposium hosted at the CUE Art Foundation in November 2017, which explored how art can generate insight into other fields. […]

CCR to explore ‘BLACK New Jersey’ with author

CCR to explore ‘BLACK New Jersey’ with author

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on race will hold a Black History Month event featuring Colgate professor Graham Russell Gao Hodges, author of the recently published book “BLACK New Jersey: 1664 to the Present,” on Thursday, Feb. 7, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Parlor at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road […]

Two women hit by car in crosswalk in Maplewood

Two women hit by car in crosswalk in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Jan. 30, at approximately 3:15 p.m., police responded to a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Springfield Avenue at Burnett Avenue, according to a press release from the Maplewood Police Department. Upon police arrival, it was determined that two female pedestrians, one of whom is a Maplewood Township crossing guard, […]

BOE ready to tackle the issues in 2019

BOE ready to tackle the issues in 2019

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — As we head into February, the 2019 SOMA Board of Education is all set up and ready to go. On Jan. 3, new members were sworn in and board leaders were chosen, and on Jan. 28, board members were assigned to committees. At the Jan. 3 reorganization, the business […]

Spring semester at South Orange-Maplewood Adult School

Spring semester at South Orange-Maplewood Adult School

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Spring catalogs are out and registration is under way at the South Orange-Maplewood Adult School. Classes begin the last week of February with rolling start dates. There are several highlights this year, such as “Likely Stories: Great Actors. Great Writers. Great Stories” on March 25 at The Woodland, an […]

PROGRESS: Maplewood shows progress in 2018

PROGRESS: Maplewood shows progress in 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — In 2018, Maplewood saw a lot of growth, both in its culture and physically. In addition to new businesses and residents coming to town, Maplewood upgraded infrastructure, invested in safety and showed pride in its diversity. Maplewood made national news on June 7, when it installed New Jersey’s first permanent rainbow-striped crosswalks […]

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