County honors tech school, ECC students for WHM

County honors tech school, ECC students for WHM

NEWARK, NJ — The theme of this Essex County’s annual Women’s History Month Program this year was “Students Achieving Today – Our Leaders of Tomorrow.” During the March 29 event, held at the Hall of Records in Newark, 2019 Essex County Althea Gibson Leadership Awards were presented to Joelissa Ostine, a student at Essex County […]

Maplewood raises transgender flag in front of Town Hall

Maplewood raises transgender flag in front of Town Hall

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On March 31, the Maplewood and South Orange community gathered at Maplewood Town Hall to raise the transgender flag, celebrating the International Day of Transgender Visibility, a movement to ensure transgender people are not forgotten or delegitimized in any way. The event had many speakers, including several transgender individuals, who spoke about […]

Maplewood raises colorectal cancer awareness

Maplewood raises colorectal cancer awareness

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Wednesday, March 27, Maplewood Township and SOMA Two Towns for All Ages partnered with various organizations, including ScreenNJ, a collaborative program led by Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, to raise awareness for colorectal cancer and to encourage screenings. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death after lung […]

Art is ‘uncorked’ at South Orange Village offices

Art is ‘uncorked’ at South Orange Village offices

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The exhibition space in the village offices’ hallway presents its second show featuring art made by local hands. “Lyman Dally: Imagination Uncorked” is on view through May 20 in the public hallway of the South Orange Village Hall Offices, 76 South Orange Ave., third floor. An artist’s reception will be held […]

Pop-up prom shop at CHS is huge success

Pop-up prom shop at CHS is huge success

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Cougar Cares and Columbia High School hosted a free pop-up prom shop on March 26 for students wishing to attend the annual dance. For many students, events like prom and graduation are key events of their high school experience, and preparing for these special milestones is half of the fun; for those […]

Maplewood Police Department honors its women in blue

Maplewood Police Department honors its women in blue

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — To conclude Women’s History Month, the Maplewood Police Department recognized its female officers. “We would like to take a minute and acknowledge the brave women of the Maplewood Police Department. Thank you all for your continued professionalism and dedication to excellence,” the department wrote on its Facebook page. Pictured, top row, from […]

MGC presents ‘The Bountiful Herb Garden’

MGC presents ‘The Bountiful Herb Garden’

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Join the Maplewood Garden Club on Monday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m. at Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker St., when Caren White, the garden steward of Rutgers Herb Garden and a lifelong gardener, presents “The Bountiful Herb Garden.” In addition to explaining how to plant and care for herbs, White will discuss […]

SOMA BOE recognizes students, teachers

SOMA BOE recognizes students, teachers

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — At its March 18 meeting, the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education recognized several outstanding students and faculty members for recent accomplishments. The Columbia High School girls’ fencing team won the bronze medal in the State Championship. Fencing sabre are Valentina Aquino, Janine Bacchus-Joseph, Shaine Hammarberg, Christina Wright and Mia Zuckerberg; fencing epee […]

Essayist to present at Words Bookstore

Essayist to present at Words Bookstore

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — New York Times best-selling essayist Sloane Crosley will be in Maplewood to discuss and sign her latest collection of essays, “Look Alive Out There,” on Monday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m. at Words Bookstore, 179 Maplewood Ave. A contributing editor and books columnist for Vanity Fair, Crosley is the author of the […]

Profeta donates $29K to CCR and its mission

Profeta donates $29K to CCR and its mission

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Fred Profeta, a founding board member and first chairman of the South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race, recently made a generous gift to the organization he has supported with his time, talent and financial contributions during its 23-year history. Profeta’s gift of $29,000 will provide the seed money to make it possible […]

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