County honors Davis, Dafis and Cuttle for Pride

County honors Davis, Dafis and Cuttle for Pride

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and the Essex County Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Advisory Board hosted an LGBTQ Pride Month celebration on June 12, where they presented Pride of Essex County Awards to Maplewood Township Committeeman Dean Dafis, Bloomfield Councilwoman Wartyna Davis and South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education member […]

West Orange celebrates Pride with flag-raising

West Orange celebrates Pride with flag-raising

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Residents and officials celebrated Pride Month by raising a rainbow flag in front of Town Hall on June 3, celebrating LGBTQ members of the community at the beginning of the national celebration month. Mayor Robert Parisi and state Sen. Richard Codey, who represents District 27, spoke at the event before students […]

SOMA celebrates Pride as one

Towns unite for a monthlong celebration of LGBTQ Pride with many events

SOMA celebrates Pride as one

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Pride Month in Maplewood and South Orange kicked off June 1 and 2, with a rally and flag-raising at Maplewood Town Hall, and it’s just the beginning of a monthlong celebration of LGBTQ pride for which the two towns are collaborating. Theater, book club meetings, drag shows and rallies […]

Maplewood nurse nominated for Yankees’ Nurse Hero Award

Maplewood nurse nominated for Yankees’ Nurse Hero Award

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Ten nurses have been nominated for the Nurse Hero Award, which will be awarded by the New York Yankees on Thursday, June 20, at Yankee Stadium. Everyone is encouraged to visit https://nurse.org/articles/yankees-nurse-night-2019/, read each nurse’s bio and cast their vote — before voting closes June 8 — for who should win the […]

SOMA Celebrates Pride together this June

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — In honor of LGBTQ Pride Month in June, the townships of Maplewood and South Orange have joined together for their second “SOMA Celebrates Pride.” This coordinated initiative, spearheaded by members of the Maplewood Township Committee, seeks to highlight and promote LGBTQ visibility and awareness, foster safe spaces for affirmation […]

SOMA speaker series to focus on needs of older residents

SOMA speaker series to focus on needs of older residents

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — SOMA Two Towns for All Ages recently announced a speaker series focusing on the legal needs and concerns of older residents. Two Towns has joined the Essex Coalition for the Conversation Of Your Life, a program of the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute, to educate residents about important […]

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 […]

Attend events at Green Hill in WO

Attend events at Green Hill in WO

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Green Hill in West Orange will hold two events that are free and open to the public this March at 103 Pleasant Valley Way. On Friday, March 22, at 2:15 p.m., attend a Women’s History Month presentation called “The Women of Camp Hewitt in World War I,” with historian Vivian Davis […]

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