CCR to discuss “Race and SOMA Latinx Community”

CCR to discuss “Race and SOMA Latinx Community”

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — This year, the Community Coalition on Race will be exploring the experiences of SOMA emerging affinity groups — such as Hispanic/Latinx, Asian and mixed race — in its Coffee House Discussions. At the first discussion, CCR hopes to explore the intersection of the multidimensional measures of race and the Hispanic/Latinx community on […]

Maplewood building deemed uninhabitable after early morning fire

Maplewood building deemed uninhabitable after early morning fire

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood firefighters responded to a report of smoke in the house at 10 Nelson Place at approximately 3:20 a.m.on the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 11, according to a press statement from Maplewood Fire Chief Michael Dingelstedt. In addition to the report of smoke in the house, the department received several secondary calls […]

Essex County remembers 9/11

Essex County remembers 9/11

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Seventeen years after the terror attacks at the World Trade Center, Essex County residents gathered at Eagle Rock Reservation in West Orange on Tuesday, Sept. 11, to commemorate the nearly 3,000 lives lost in 2001. With a foggy view of the New York City skyline, residents and elected officials read the […]

Pissarro painting nature

Pissarro painting nature

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Award-winning art history educator Janet Mandel will give a presentation on Camille Pissarro, “Have But One Master – Nature,” on Thursday, Sept. 20, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Columbia High School’s Black Box Theatre, 17 Parker Ave. in Maplewood, as part of the South Orange-Maplewood Adult School fall lecture series. Pissarro […]

2018 SOPAC Gala celebrates community, local luminaries

2018 SOPAC Gala celebrates community, local luminaries

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Performing Arts Center will celebrate the countless contributions of community leaders Samuel Convissor, Dan Arrighi and Sam Joseph at its 2018 gala on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 6 to 11 p.m. They will be honored for their long-time philanthropy and activism that have added immeasurably to the success […]

Maplewood Strollers gear up for new season with fundraisers

Maplewood Strollers gear up for new season with fundraisers

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Returning for its 87th season, Maplewood Strollers are back with a full season of shows and two new fundraisers to kick off the festivities. Founded in 1932, the community theater troupe’s name refers to the minstrels of medieval England, traveling entertainers. The Maplewood Strollers group was formed by two Columbia High School […]

Party in ‘Red & Black’ with the CHSSF

Party in ‘Red & Black’ with the CHSSF

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The trustees of the Columbia High School Scholarship Fund invite the public to Red & Black Party on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Maplewood Club, 489 Ridgewood Road in Maplewood. Enjoy an evening of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and live piano music. To purchase tickets, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chssf-red-black-party-tickets-48737650625. Thanks […]

Celebrate integration in the two towns with CCR

Celebrate integration in the two towns with CCR

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race will hold “Celebrating Integration: Local Businesses Are Community Champions” on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m. at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood. Honorees at the 2018 event include Yanick Ranieri, master chef and owner of Papillon 25 Restaurant & Bar, and Julie Pauly, […]

‘Savor the Arts’ with SOPAC

‘Savor the Arts’ with SOPAC

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Nothing brings people together like an evening of tantalizing food and drink, in this case accompanied by music and a celebrity chef slam! On Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 6 to 9 p.m., South Orange Performing Arts Center hosts “Savor the Arts – An Evening of Culinary Adventure in the Loft.” Two […]

County to hold 13th annual Senior Wellness Day

County to hold 13th annual Senior Wellness Day

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The13th annual Essex County Senior Wellness Day, a free event for all county senior citizens, will be Tuesday, Sept. 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Codey Arena, 560 Northfield Ave. in West Orange. The Essex County Senior Wellness Day is free and open to all seniors residing in Essex […]