Maplewood firefighters receive awards recognizing their excellence

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Fire Department held its 2019 awards ceremony at the Feb. 19 Township Committee meeting, recognizing members of the department for their heroic and effective actions throughout 2018. The first award, the Administrative Award, was presented to several members of the department for their efforts in improving the training capabilities of […]

Maplewood Rotary to honor founding member of CCR

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Rotary Club will honor Carol Barry Austin with its 2019 Citizenship Award at its Affair of the Heart event on Friday, March 15, at 7 p.m. at the Maplewood Country Club. The Affair of the Heart raises funds for Maplewood Rotary’s ongoing efforts to save the lives of children around […]

Rent Party lineup brings some big voices

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Rent Party, the area nonprofit that works to combat hunger in the South Orange-Maplewood community, holds monthly concerts at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood. Admission is charged and all proceeds go to help fight hunger. On Friday, March 8, at 8 p.m., hear Shemekia Copeland, with special guests Shark Hat, […]

6th annual Luminary Project raises more than $13K

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The 6th Annual MLK Luminary Project, organized by the South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race, raised more than $13,000 for the organization — $2,500 more in donations than in 2018 — as a result of close to 1,400 homes, businesses and local institutions participating by lighting luminaries. This initiative […]

South Orange receives grant for floodplain reforestation project

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Sustainable Jersey announced Feb. 18 that more than $38,000 was awarded to eight New Jersey municipalities, including South Orange, for floodplain reforestation projects. The Roots for Rivers Reforestation Grant and Technical Assistance Program is a partnership between The Nature Conservancy, The Watershed Institute and Sustainable Jersey. In addition to South Orange, […]

Grammar school students ‘Speak Out’ at library event

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Saturday, Feb. 9, Maplewood Memorial Library hosted the fourth annual “Kids Speak Out,” an event held during Black History Month that showcases the work of South Orange-Maplewood School District elementary school students. This event encourages students to express themselves through spoken word, poetry and art to celebrate Black History Month. Poetry […]

SOPAC launches MEMBERSHIP 2020

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — SOPAC has launched MEMBERSHIP 2020, a membership drive with the goal of doubling SOPAC’s household membership by the end of 2020. As part of the launch SOPAC has introduced a brand-new membership program, featuring added member benefits and levels, providing members with the opportunity to customize their SOPAC experience and reap […]

AOH Division 9 to hold annual dinner in W. Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Ancient Order of Hibernians, Michael L. Delahunty Division 9, in Montclair, will celebrate its 119th anniversary with a dinner and dance on Saturday, March 2, at 6:30 p.m. at Mayfair Farms in West Orange. This year’s guests of honor are Ted Yurgel, James Horn and Barbara Lyons. Lyons is a […]

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