SOMSD appoints 2 new administrators

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — At a special meeting on Sept. 29, the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education approved two new administrators: Melissa Butler as the interim K-12 supervisor of English language arts and Dion Patterson as assistant principal at Maplewood Middle School. Butler has been an ELA teacher at South Orange Middle School since September 2005. […]

County announces eight winners in photography contest

ROSELAND, NJ — Eight local residents received awards in the annual Essex County Parks Photography Contest. Winners were awarded in adult and youth categories and were recognized on Saturday, Sept. 24, during the annual Fall Family Festival at the Essex County Environmental Center in Roseland. “We congratulate the winners of the Essex County Parks Photography […]

Don’t miss ‘CAF XIV’ at the 1978 Arts Center

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The “Contemporary Artists Forum XIV” exhibition currently running at 1978 Arts Center in Maplewood will close on Monday, Oct. 10. Many of the artists in this exhibit have made a lifetime commitment to their art. They pursue their work with passion and intelligence. Although very different in terms of style, school and […]

Midtown Direct Rep announces new partnership, moves to The Woodland

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Midtown Direct Rep recently announced a new partnership with the township of Maplewood. Beginning with the 2016-17 season, MDR will present its staged readings and other productions as the resident theater company of The Woodland, located at 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood. MDR’s newly named staged reading series, “Theater at The Woodland,” […]

Both sides appeal HIB investigation results to the BOE

Parents, players come out in droves to support coaches

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The attorney for two of the Columbia High School baseball coaches accused of bullying and the parent of one of the players they allegedly targeted are both appealing some of the findings from the independent investigation conducted into the coaches’ actions. Steve Farsiou, the lawyer for the head varsity coach, Joe Fischetti, […]

University community comes together for Seton Hall Weekend

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — More than 3,500 people celebrated at Seton Hall Weekend, running Sept. 24 through 26, demonstrating the close ties shared between the university and surrounding community. The 32 annual Farinella 5K Run kicked off activities on Sept. 24. The overall winners for men and women were Trevor West from Arlington Heights, Ill., […]

SOMA LWV to host Maplewood candidates debate

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The League of Women Voters of Maplewood-South Orange is sponsoring a debate for the two Maplewood Township Committee candidates on Thursday, Oct. 6, at 7:30 p.m. at the Maplewood Memorial Library Meeting Room, 51 Baker St. Both candidates will present their views on issues important to the community, answering questions prepared by […]

Saving your seeds with the Maplewood Garden Club

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Shanyn Siegel will address the Maplewood Garden Club at its next meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 7:30 p.m. at Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker St. Did you know that the seeds inside ripe heirloom tomatoes are fully developed and can be saved and replanted next season? Even if you only have […]