Davis Ford, Morgan join BPW board of trustees

Davis Ford, Morgan join BPW board of trustees

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Black Parents Workshop has announced two new members to its board of trustees: former South Orange Village Trustee Deborah Davis Ford and former interim Columbia High School Principal Kalisha Morgan.  “With the addition of Ms. Davis Ford and Dr. Morgan to our board of trustees, we continue to anchor the work […]

Four new members join Maplewood Community Board on Police

Four new members join Maplewood Community Board on Police

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Four new members were unanimously appointed to the Maplewood Community Board on Police at the Township Committee’s Sept. 1 meeting, joining the seven other members on the board meant to review police activity in town and to work with Maplewood on improving the relationship between the community and the Maplewood Police Department. […]

SOMSD to begin school year virtually

SOMSD to begin school year virtually

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Four days after the South Orange–Maplewood School District presented its fall reopening plan, with three options to choose from as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to prevent the normal back-to-school fanfare September would usually bring, Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order allowing New Jersey school districts to begin the […]

CHS Midnight Madness Committee donates to senior families in need

CHS Midnight Madness Committee donates to senior families in need

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — When a group of Columbia High School senior parents signed on to help coordinate Midnight Madness, the annual substance-and-phone-free mystery trip held on the night of graduation, they thought they’d be following in the footsteps of their predecessors. Midnight Madness is a more than 30-year tradition at Columbia, and […]

CHS welcomes new principal Frank Sanchez

CHS welcomes new principal Frank Sanchez

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — A pandemic might have closed the South Orange–Maplewood School District’s school buildings in March, but Frank Sanchez has been walking the halls of Columbia High School since July 1. He’s allowed to, though — he just became the school’s new principal. “I’ve been there every day getting to know […]

CHS Hall of Fame alumni congratulate Class of 2020 on graduating

CHS Hall of Fame alumni congratulate Class of 2020 on graduating

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — In celebration of Columbia High School’s graduating Class of 2020, alumni members of the CHS Hall of Fame recorded messages of congratulations, optimism and pride for the school’s newest alumni. To watch the video, visit https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gcPFOO57VKMQQsWXWL5PmH-vwUJeGfXq/view?usp=sharing. “In light of extended school closure and virtual learning as a result of […]

Maplewood hosts ‘Awareness to Action’ discussion

Maplewood hosts ‘Awareness to Action’ discussion

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Mayor Frank McGehee and the Township Committee hosted an online forum with three sets of panelists on June 19, addressing law enforcement accountability, mass incarceration and the treatment of black people in the Maplewood community. The Zoom meeting, titled “Awareness to Action,” featured members of the Maplewood Community Board on Police, […]

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