Essex County libraries receive grant to hold NEA Big Read

MONTCLAIR, NJ — The Essex County Library Directors has received a grant of $15,000 to host the NEA Big Read in Essex County. A program of the National Endowment for the Arts, the NEA Big Read broadens one’s understanding of our world, local communities, and one’s self through the joy of sharing a good book. […]

Township Committee passes $41.88 million budget 5-0

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — At its April 19 meeting, the Maplewood Township Committee adopted a $41.88 million municipal budget for 2016. This budget includes $568,115 more than the 2015 budget, which has manifested in a 1.96-percent tax increase. The committee voted unanimously to pass the $41,881,775 budget, which will result in a tax increase of $81.98 […]

Worthwhile residents to receive 2016 Maple Leaf Awards

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Sunday, May 15, Joanne Beckerich, Linda and Gordon Barnes, and Virginia Kurshan will be honored as recipients of the Maple Leaf Award for their extraordinary volunteer and community service, according to a recent press release. “Whether the volunteer work of this year’s recipients has been given for service to maintain and […]

Bear apprehended in Maplewood

Bear apprehended in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Police Department received a report on April 27 at approximately 2:58 a.m. of a black bear walking through years in the area of Burnett Avenue and Marion Terrace, according to a release from the police department. Maplewood police officers responded to the area and subsequently located the bear. Officers monitored […]

Century of Columbia High School yearbooks now online

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Library’s collection of Columbia High School yearbooks is now available online at the library’s digital archive. The yearbooks date from 1915 to the present. All are available on the Internet, except for the latest 10 years, where access is restricted to the library buildings to protect the privacy […]

Essex County CASA to hold info session at MML

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — CASA for Children of Essex County will host an information session at the main branch of Maplewood Public Library, 51 Baker St., on Saturday, April 30, at 10 a.m. Attendees will learn how volunteers can help improve the lives of abused and neglected children in foster care as CASA advocates. Advocates are […]

Butz sparks creativity at Ideas Festival

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Tony Award-winning actor and Maplewood resident Norbert Leo Butz kept the audience engaged and entertained at the Maplewood Library’s Ideas Festival. Photo Courtesy of Joy Yagid

Maplewood Ideas Festival returns this March

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Library celebrates the talent and creativity of the local community with the third annual Ideas Festival. An eclectic lineup is scheduled for adults, teens and children, and everything is free and open to the public.More information can be found at   Belle and books Meet cast members of Columbia High […]

Artist displays his pastel, ballpoint pen works at MML

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Memorial Library’s featured artist of the month, Ronald Freeman, is living proof that it’s never too late to pursue a true passion. Freeman’s art is on display through the month of February in the library. His repertoire includes a variety of techniques, including pastels, watercolors and even ballpoint pen. Freeman, a […]

Villager’s body found in brook behind Maplewood Library

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Police were out in force the morning of Friday, Dec. 11, in the area of Maplewood Memorial Library’s main building on Baker Street after a body was found in the brook in Memorial Park. The deceased was identified as Lawrence Mancuso, 61, of South Orange. With the area cordoned off since approximately 8:15 […]

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