Slow Food to hold indoor farmers market in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Slow Food Northern NJ and Maplewood Loves Wellness will sponsor an indoor winter farmers market on Sunday, Feb. 5, from noon to 4 p.m. at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood. The snow date is the following Sunday on Feb. 12.   This indoor market is an opportunity to meet local […]

Evening activities in SOMSD canceled for Jan. 23

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Due to high wind conditions, all South Orange-Maplewood schools will be closed from 6:30 p.m. on tonight, Jan. 23, and all after-school activities from 6:30 p.m. on are canceled, according to a release from the district. The one exception is the Board of Education meeting, which will take place […]

​SOMA community comes together for Luminary Project​

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood Community Coalition on Race recently announced that more than 500 homes participated in this year’s Luminary Project in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Each year, the Coalition on Race provides luminary kits with votive candles to residents for a small donation. The goal […]

SOMA residents march for equality in D.C.

SOMA residents march for equality in D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Several generations of New Jersey women — with more than a dozen buses from South Orange and Maplewood — participated in the Women’s March on Saturday, Jan. 21, in unity to stand for equal rights for all in protest of the previous day’s inauguration of President Donald Trump. With more than 500,000 […]

Maplewood Fire Dept. asks residents to ‘Adopt-a-Hydrant’

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Fire Department would like to remind residents to “Adopt-a-Hydrant” and shovel in front of and around the fire hydrant closest to your home so that firefighters can see and access it. If possible, clear the snow 3 feet in all directions and clear the access from the street to make […]

Reassessment process in Maplewood coming to a close

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The reassessment project is coming to a close, according to Maplewood Township statement. Letters have gone out to property owners with their updated assessments. Appraisal Systems Inc. is winding down to its final meetings with property owners. If you have questions about your updated assessments, you should contact ASI at 201-493-8530 for […]

Two towns unite to remember Dr. King

Community members from Maplewood and South Orange honor King’s legacy at annual CCR event

Two towns unite to remember Dr. King

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood Community Coalition on Race united the two towns to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s message of love, equality and acceptance Jan. 16, with its 16th annual MLK Observance and Volunteer Fair. The event, previously held at religious institutions, was hosted by Columbia High School for the […]

SOVCA provides 2016 overview, looks ahead at 2017

Village president ‘fuming’ over defunding of Main Street NJ

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Village Center Alliance’s leaders presented their organization’s proposed 2017 budget to the South Orange Board of Trustees at the board’s Jan. 9 meeting. In addition, they listed the group’s many accomplishments in 2016 and requested a five-year extension. Though the budget is not yet set, as it stands […]

Sister Rose Thering Fund elects Woog to board

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Sister Rose Thering Fund for Education in Jewish-Christian Studies at Seton Hall University has welcomed South Orange resident Robert D. Woog to its board of trustees. Woog brings more than 45 years of business operating management experience to the SRTF board. He is currently managing director of Transcom International, which […]