World’s largest wellness event comes to Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Sunday, Sept. 19, Maplewood will be host to one of the thousands of events in more than 120 countries around the world celebrating World Wellness Weekend. After being held virtually in 2020, Maplewood Meditate is back for its sixth year at Maplewood Memorial Park’s Amphitheater at the corner of Oakview Avenue […]

Maplewood firefighter injured on duty at restaurant fire

Maplewood firefighter injured on duty at restaurant fire

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Fire Department responded on Sept. 8 at 11:47 a.m. to Arturo’s at 180 Maplewood Ave. for a reported structure fire, according to a press release from the Maplewood Fire Department.  Upon arrival, Deputy 3 reported fire showing from a wooden enclosure around the oven chimney vent with heavy smoke showing […]

JESPY begins recovery from damage caused by Hurricane Ida

JESPY begins recovery from damage caused by Hurricane Ida

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Like many of its neighbors, JESPY House was greatly impacted by Hurricane Ida. The heavy rain that took place the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 1, caused major flooding and extensive damage in the lower level of one of JESPY’s residences.  Thankfully, all other JESPY-owned properties were found to be relatively damage-free […]

Maplewood artist explores liminal spaces in upcoming show in Orange

Maplewood artist explores liminal spaces in upcoming show in Orange

ORANGE, NJ — During the pandemic, many have felt that they are in an in-between space, waiting for normal life to resume. Artist Rachel Arturi Pruzan, of Maplewood, leans into the feeling of in-between in her first solo exhibit, “Liminal Spaces and Nowhere Places,” which opens at Valley Arts in Orange on Friday, Sept. 10, […]

Seton Hall University’s Class of 2025 breaks records

Seton Hall University’s Class of 2025 breaks records

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Class of 2025 at Seton Hall University has broken the university’s records for the most applicants; the largest class; the most diverse class; and the best average grade-point average, SAT and ACT scores. A record-breaking 23,252 would-be Pirates completed applications for the Class of 2025; of those, 1,675 are slated […]

SOMSD partners with MediMobile to effer weekly COVID-19 testing

SOMSD partners with MediMobile to effer weekly COVID-19 testing

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange–Maplewood School District, through a partnership with MediMobile, will be offering weekly, voluntary COVID-19 testing at Columbia High School’s gymnasium parking lot on Valley Street. Testing is open to all district staff and students, the SOMA community, and any Essex County resident. We encourage staff, students and […]

NJDA expands spotted lanternfly quarantine zone, includes Essex County

NJDA expands spotted lanternfly quarantine zone, includes Essex County

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas Fisher announced Aug. 30 that the N.J. Department of Agriculture has added five counties to the spotted lanternfly quarantine zone. The counties new to the list are Morris, Monmouth, Middlesex, Essex and Union. They join the previously announced quarantine counties of Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Hunterdon, […]