Register now for fall classes at the South Orange-Maplewood Adult School

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The fall catalog is out and registration is open for fall classes at the South Orange-Maplewood Adult School. Browse the catalog at https://view.flipdocs.com/?ID=10009349_387364 and click the course numbers to register. This semester’s classes are a mix of online and in-person at Columbia High School, as well as at various […]

Greenhouse space available to Maplewood residents for 2021-22

Greenhouse space available to Maplewood residents for 2021-22

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Applications for rental space in the Rahner Greenhouse will be received in the Maplewood Municipal Building, 574 Valley St., on Thursday, Sept. 9, starting at 6 p.m. and expected to conclude at 7 p.m. Spaces are allotted on a first-come, first-served basis. A sign-in sheet will be brought to the meeting room […]

South Orange Invitational returns for fourth year

South Orange Invitational returns for fourth year

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The host committee of the fourth annual South Orange Invitational has selected Cinema Ed, a community-based nonprofit, as the beneficiary of this year’s event. Cinema Ed provides local underrepresented high school students with a variety of intensive programs designed to teach them the skills they need to craft their own independent […]

South Orange PAC boasts diverse lineup for 2021-2022 season

South Orange PAC boasts diverse lineup for 2021-2022 season

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The wait is over. This fall, the South Orange Performing Arts Center fully reopens. SOPAC’s 2021-2022 season is its most diverse and inclusive yet, featuring musicians from various backgrounds, such as an Israeli superstar, a social justice–focused band, a Ukrainian quartet, various Celtic groups, a hip-hop violinist and a bayou-soul artist.  […]

SOMA BOE president releases statement on new contract for superintendent

SOMA BOE president releases statement on new contract for superintendent

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — South Orange–Maplewood Board of Education President Thair Joshua released a statement regarding the new contract for Superintendent of Schools Ronald G. Taylor on Aug. 27, in which he details the board’s new agreement with Taylor. “When Dr. Taylor came to our district with previous experience as a superintendent leading […]

South Orange–Maplewood School District plans to rename Jefferson School

South Orange–Maplewood School District plans to rename Jefferson School

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange–Maplewood Board of Education voted unanimously on Aug. 16 to adopt a resolution affirming the district’s commitment to renaming Jefferson Elementary School. Joining a growing list of school districts across the nation that are choosing to drop Thomas Jefferson as a namesake for their schools, the South […]

South Orange passes temporary cannabis opt-out ordinance

South Orange passes temporary cannabis opt-out ordinance

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Board of Trustees passed a temporary opt-out ordinance prohibiting the operation of any class of cannabis business within the geographic boundaries of South Orange Village at its Aug. 9 meeting. This temporary prohibition covers commercial business licensing only and does not impact adult consumption as governed by state […]

Green Way Markets signs lease for Maplewood Village location

Green Way Markets signs lease for Maplewood Village location

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood announced Aug. 19 that Green Way Markets will be opening in the village this fall, taking over the space previously occupied by Kings. Green Way Markets owner and operator Adam Shapiro said he was drawn to Maplewood after visiting and spending time in the community, enjoying the outdoor dining with his […]