‘Rhythm & Words’ in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — There will be a free writing workshop, “Rhythm & Words: Maplewood,” aimed at teens in grades six through 12, though open to anyone, on Tuesday, Jan. 23, from 5 to 8 p.m. This student-driven program, facilitated by Ras Heru, will be held at Sutagao Restaurant, 149 Maplewood Ave. in Maplewood, and will […]

Become a Maplewood police officer

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Police Department is seeking applicants to participate in the MPD entrance exam. The department is actively recruiting highly qualified candidates, including strong representation of minorities and women, to be Maplewood police officers. Meeting minimum qualifications, the applicant must be a United States citizen; must be between ages 18 and 35 […]

Parenting Center to present ‘Divided in a Diverse Community’

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood School District Parenting Center will present “Divided in a Diverse Community: Why Intentional Integration Matters” featuring 2017 MacArthur Genius Award recipient Nikole Hannah-Jones on Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 7:15 p.m. at South Orange Middle School, 70 N. Ridgewood Road in South Orange. Hannah-Jones is the author of the […]

PSE&G files first rate review in 8 years, requests 1-percent increase

NEWARK, NJ — On Jan. 12, PSE&G filed its first regulatory rate review in more than eight years, asking for an adjustment in electric and gas base delivery rates that would increase overall revenues by approximately 1 percent, according to a recent release from the company. According to the company, the increase is necessary to […]

Tour the Montrose Early Childhood Center

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Montrose Early Childhood Center will hold an open house for prospective parents looking for a pre-school for their child for the 2018-2019 school year. Prospective parents who live in Maplewood or South Orange can explore the pre-school on Tuesday, Jan. 16, from 7 to 8 p.m. at 356 Clark St. in […]

DiVincenzo presents proposed 2018 county budget of $725.9M

DiVincenzo presents proposed 2018 county budget of $725.9M

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Wednesday, Jan. 10, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented a proposed 2018 budget of $725.9 million that, according to a press release from the county, stabilizes the county’s financial plan and addresses challenges stemming from ongoing national economic conditions. According to the county, layoffs have been avoided since 2004 […]

Durand-Hedden offers taste of history

Durand-Hedden offers taste of history

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — In an annual tradition spanning more than 35 years, visitors have gathered around Durand-Hedden’s 18th-century hearth and experienced how Maplewood residents of long ago cooked, ate and kept warm during the long winter months. On Sunday, Jan. 21, from 1 to 4 p.m., Durand-Hedden is pleased to welcome a new cook to […]

SOCO honors Smilow and Abramson, remembers MLK

SOCO honors Smilow and Abramson, remembers MLK

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Residents of South Orange and Maplewood gathered at South Orange Middle School on Jan. 7 for the South Orange Civic Organization’s annual celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. and to give the Beloved Community Awards to two deserving residents. Featuring music, poetry and several speakers, the school’s theater was full despite […]

A Q&A on the ABCs of kindergarten

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Parenting Center & the Elementary PTAs will hold a question-and-answer session about kindergarten in the South Orange and Maplewood community on Saturday, Jan. 27, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Seth Boyden Elementary School, 274 Boyden Ave. in Maplewood. A special “parent to parent” meeting to introduce families to Seth Boyden […]

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