Strollers to host two nights of fundraising fun

Strollers to host two nights of fundraising fun

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — This fall, the Strollers are ready to put the “fun” back in fundraising with a wild weekend of bingo and line dancing. This year’s fundraiser for the Maplewood-based troupe will once again consist of back-to-back events: a classic bingo night on Friday, Sept. 20, and a back-to-the-honky-tonk evening of line dancing set […]

$5 million raised to support pediatric cancer and blood disorders

$5 million raised to support pediatric cancer and blood disorders

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Valerie Fund successfully completed its first-ever capital campaign, the Green Light Initiative, by raising more than $5 million for pediatric cancer and blood disorders. The funds raised by the Green Light Initiative will play an integral role in expanding services throughout the area for children fighting cancer and blood disorders. Investments […]

Black & Blue gala for Progressive Theater

Black & Blue gala for Progressive Theater

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Progressive Theater will hold the Black & Blue Fundraising Gala on Friday, Nov. 22, at 6 p.m. at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood. The night will include raffles, live music, dancing, performances, a silent auction and more. Progressive Theater works to tell culturally enriched stories that empower the misrepresented, people […]

N.J. Junior Leagues unite to support Newark during its water crisis

N.J. Junior Leagues unite to support Newark during its water crisis

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Junior League of the Oranges & Short Hills has united with Junior Leagues across New Jersey, including the Junior League of Montclair-Newark, to support the many residents of the city of Newark impacted by the current water crisis. As of August 2019, both the city of Newark and the Environmental […]

World Subaru, Valerie Fund team up to fight childhood cancer

World Subaru, Valerie Fund team up to fight childhood cancer

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — World Subaru is partnering with The Valerie Fund, a Maplewood-based nonprofit for its 5K run and walk on Sunday, Oct. 13, in Long Branch. Last year, thousands of supporters and patients participated in the 5K run and walk with more than $125,000 raised to help children battling cancer and blood disorders. “We […]

TC discusses electric vehicles, their charging stations

TC discusses electric vehicles, their charging stations

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Township Committee discussed two proposed ordinances that deal with electric vehicles and charging stations at its meeting on Sept. 3, defining what an electric vehicle is and setting regulations for where charging stations will be placed. The ordinances are set to be on the committee’s agenda in September or October. […]

LWV to host public meeting with freeholders

LWV to host public meeting with freeholders

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The League of Women Voters of Maplewood-South Orange will host a meeting with Essex County Freeholders on Thursday, Sept. 19, at 6:30 p.m. at Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker St. In Essex County, 15 percent to 20 percent of property taxes are allocated to the county government. The Essex County Board of […]

CCR tackles ‘When Should I Call the Police?’

CCR tackles ‘When Should I Call the Police?’

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — At an upcoming Coffeehouse Discussion, the South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race will discuss “When Should I Call the Police?” Recent incidents of SOMA residents calling the police on perceived suspicious activity, the police response and the social media responses will be the topic on Thursday, Sept. 19, from 7:30 to 9:30 […]

MFD welcomes newest member

MFD welcomes newest member

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Thomas Murray III was sworn in as a Maplewood firefighter on Aug. 30 by township clerk Liz Fritzen. Murray was joined by fire Chief Michael Dingelstedt. Photos Courtesy of Maplewood NJ FMBA L-25