SOMA youth wow crowd at annual community recital

SOMA youth wow crowd at annual community recital

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Burgeoning young pianists from Maplewood and South Orange were given the opportunity to amaze an audience as the local Music Educators Association presented its annual Community Piano Recital at the DeHart Community Center in Maplewood on April 3. The array of musical selections ranged from a lively rendition of […]

Township to issue bonds for library improvements

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Public Library will not receive the $206,800 in additional funding it had requested from the township as part of this year’s municipal budget; the Township Council decided to follow the mayor’s recommendation to give the library the $1,988,181 minimum guaranteed through the state’s funding formula at the March […]

528 bricks of heroin confiscated in Bloomfield following arrest

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced that Emmet Jones, 37, of Bloomfield has been arrested and charged with possession of heroin and marijuana with intent to distribute and possession with 1,000 feet of a school. Jones was also charged with hindering apprehension, resisting arrest and conspiracy. On March 30, the Essex County […]

Nine arrested in operation Get In, Get Out; nearly half-a-million in cash seized

  NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today that nine individuals were arrested and nearly a half a million in cash, along guns, cars, heroin and cocaine, were seized during a pre-dawn raid on Thursday, April 7, involving numerous law enforcement agencies. In addition to cash, guns and drugs, four cars were recovered – […]

Two towns launch survey to improve life for seniors

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The village of South Orange and the township of Maplewood will be conducting a survey to gain feedback that will inform the development of an Age-Friendly Community Action Plan. The survey is part of an assessment of needs for adults older than 60 and is funded by the Grotta […]

MMS sends students to Model U.N. conference, two win award

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Thirty-one members of the Maplewood Middle School Model UN Club participated in the largest middle school Model U.N. conference in the world on Friday, April 1, and Saturday, April 2. The conference took place in New York City at the Grand Hyatt, and closing ceremonies were held on Saturday in the General […]

SOMS excels at Model U.N. conference, two students win award

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The SOMS Model U.N. has recently returned from the Global Classrooms International Middle School Model U.N. conference in New York City, where 52 SOMS students were excited, engaged, collaborative and industrious during the three-day conference. The SOMS delegation represented the countries of Belize, Bangladesh, the Comoros and the Czech Republic. Students […]