Genealogy isn’t a tree or chart — it’s a story

Genealogy isn’t a tree or chart — it’s a story

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Join genealogist and author Maureen Wlodarczyk at Durand-Hedden House in Maplewood on Sunday, May 19, at 2 p.m. to learn how to layer historical context of the times in which your ancestors lived into your family tree, giving dimension to their lives, struggles and experiences. Researching your family history and authenticating names, […]

‘Ask the Mayor!’ at HNA meeting

‘Ask the Mayor!’ at HNA meeting

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Mayor Vic DeLuca will be the guest speaker at the Hilton Neighborhood Association meeting on Thursday, May 16, at 7:30 p.m. at DeHart Community Center, 120 Burnett Ave. in Maplewood. “Ask the Mayor!” is an opportunity for attendees to find out about local decisions and upcoming changes, as well as to ask […]

Star-studded Broadway cabaret to benefit homeless families

Star-studded Broadway cabaret to benefit homeless families

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A star-studded lineup of Broadway actors and singers extraordinaire, including two-time Tony nominee Kate Baldwin, will lend their talents to raise funds for Interfaith Hospitality Network for the Homeless of Essex County, a Montclair-based family shelter and housing assistance program. The cabaret and comedy event, “When I Think of Home,” will be […]

End-of-year schedule for SOMSD

End-of-year schedule for SOMSD

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — As long as the South Orange-Maplewood School District does not see any more emergency closing days, the following is the end-of-year calendar for the 2018-19 school year: Monday, May 25: all schools to be closed for Memorial Day; Thursday, June 20, Friday, June 21, and Monday, June 24: four-hour […]

Annual Holocaust service moves 2 towns

CHS teachers receive Thering Award for education contributions

Annual Holocaust service moves 2 towns

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange and Maplewood Interfaith Holocaust Remembrance Committee sponsored the 42nd annual remembrance service at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in South Orange on Sunday, May 5, co-sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ Holocaust Council. The event was co-hosted by the First Presbyterian and Trinity […]

Tour the park with MMPC

Tour the park with MMPC

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Memorial Park Conservancy will host a tour of the park on Saturday, May 18, at 10 a.m. Conservancy board members Ginny Kurshan and David Nial will lead a tour highlighting the history of the park. Originally swampland, the park was designed by two prominent landscape architecture firms in the 1920s. […]

SOEC, Green Team awarded sustainability grant

SOEC, Green Team awarded sustainability grant

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Green Team and the Environmental Commission were awarded a $2,000 Sustainable Jersey capacity-building grant funded by the PSEG Foundation. Four $20,000 grants, seven $10,000 grants and 25 $2,000 grants were distributed to municipalities in 15 New Jersey counties. The grant awards will fund a range of projects including […]

Collum, DDF vie to be president

With less than a week until the election, candidates discuss their visions

Collum, DDF vie to be president

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Residents will vote Tuesday, May 14, for one of two candidates to be village president, choosing between incumbent Sheena Collum and current South Orange Trustee Deborah Davis Ford. Collum is running for her second term as village president, and Davis Ford has served on the Board of Trustees for 12 years. […]

Freeholders celebrate exceptional youth from Essex County

Freeholders celebrate exceptional youth from Essex County

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders held its annual “Essex County Celebrates Youth” program on Wednesday, April 24, at the Hall of Records in Newark. This annual event acknowledges outstanding young people throughout the county for their notable achievements. This year’s honorees were: Benjamin Levitt of Livingston High School, Jaala Williams […]