Maplewood man overcomes obstacles for his education

Maplewood man overcomes obstacles for his education

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Albert Appouh very easily could have given up on his dreams of a higher education. The Maplewood resident has been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, and temporarily had to halt his college education twice in order to seek help for his illness. But Appouh never quit completely. Instead, upon starting […]

PSE&G files for gas supply rate increase this fall

NEWARK, NJ — PSE&G filed June 1 for a modest increase in residential gas bills that would take effect this coming fall. If approved by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, this would be the first gas supply rate increase in nine years, according to a press release from the utility. While the proposed […]

NJAW awards S. Orange Village $10,000 grant

South Orange will use money to build rain park, a sustainable and social endeavor for residents

NJAW awards S. Orange Village $10,000 grant

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — New Jersey American Water announced May 23 that South Orange is one of four communities to receive a 2017 Environmental Grant Program grant. South Orange will receive $10,000 to build a rain park based on the premise of a rain garden that will capture stormwater runoff that normally flows directly into […]

Milling and paving in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — There will be milling and paving on Millburn Avenue from Cypress Street from Wednesday, June 7, through Friday, June 9, with milling occurring during the day and paving during the overnight hours. There will then be milling and paving on Valley Street from Millburn Avenue on Saturday, June 10, from 8 a.m. […]

Creativity and community: the name of the frame game

Creativity and community: the name of the frame game

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — It’s all about community. A community thrives on collaboration, creativity and trust — all of which Mona Lisa Framing in Maplewood prides itself in having. For these reasons Maplewood has boasted a frame shop for more than 50 years. Maplewood’s long history in framing began with Dwight Morris’ shop in the 1960s. […]

Expert sees classroom shortfall, lopsided racial makeup

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood School District and Board of Education is considering how it will address issues of increasing enrollment after a commissioned facilities-usage study found that rezoning alone will not prevent a shortfall of classrooms at the elementary school level. BOE President Elizabeth Baker told the News-Record that the […]

Multi-chamber networking barbecue

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A multi-chamber networking barbecue event will be Tuesday, June 13, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Livingston Bagel, 37 East Northfield Road in Livingston. Come one, come all, and network with Chamber of Commerce members from West Orange, Livingston, Maplewood, Millburn and Short Hills, North Essex and South Orange Chambers. You don’t […]