TC appoints inaugural members to Youth Advisory Committee

TC appoints inaugural members to Youth Advisory Committee

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Just because they can’t vote, doesn’t mean they don’t have opinions and ideas worth hearing. That is one of the main ideas behind the creation of the Youth Advisory Committee in Maplewood. At its Sept. 4 meeting, Maplewood Township Committee unanimously appointed YAC’s six inaugural members. From different backgrounds, schools and ages, […]

Young talent to take the stage in Paper Mill show

Young talent to take the stage in Paper Mill show

MONTCLAIR, NJ — More than 100 young performers will be taking the stage at Montclair State University’s Memorial Auditorium on July 27 and 28 as the Paper Mill Playhouse puts on its annual “New Voices” concert, the culmination of the theater’s Summer Musical Theater Conservatory. The show has a new theme each year, and this […]

Achieve Foundation celebrates 20 years of excellence

Tutors and students see gains from Achieve Foundation

Achieve Foundation celebrates 20 years of excellence

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Achieve Foundation hosted a nostalgic celebration highlighting 20 years of resounding success with the Achieve Volunteer Tutor Program and also the retirement of founding Executive Director Deborah Prinz at the Orange Lawn Tennis Club in South Orange on June 5. The event, “Wine Tasting and Conversation,” featuring Hank Zona of The […]

District unveils plan for buildings, grades

In addition to renovating and upgrading facilities, SOMSD hopes to redistribute 5th through 8th

District unveils plan for buildings, grades

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Acting Superintendent Thomas Ficarra unveiled the South Orange-Maplewood School District’s long-range facilities and integration plan at the Board of Education’s May 14 meeting. In his presentation, Ficarra introduced a plan to renovate and upgrade the district’s school buildings while better integrating the schools by redrawing district lines. The plan […]

Meetings on facilities and integration plan in SOMSD

Meetings on facilities and integration plan in SOMSD

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood School District will hold several community meetings to discuss the long-range facilities and integration plan. Each meeting will include the same presentation. Meetings will be held: Wednesday, May 30, at 7:30 p.m. at Seth Boyden School, 274 Boyden Ave. in Maplewood; Thursday, May 31, at 7:30 […]

Eighth annual River Day draws hundreds

Concerned environmentalists clean a dump truck’s worth of trash from the Rahway River in SO

Eighth annual River Day draws hundreds

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — A cloudy, cool day didn’t stop South Orange residents from donning rain boots and rubber gloves and heading to Mead Street for the village’s eighth annual River Day celebration, an afternoon dedicated to cleaning up the section of the Rahway River running through South Orange. Town officials, students and residents picked […]

Students speak out at BOE meeting

SOMA students say they are not supported in their activism

Students speak out at BOE meeting

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — A group of middle and high school students from South Orange and Maplewood spoke at the April 23 South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education meeting about school safety and students’ ability to organize protests in response to gun violence. The students told BOE members and district administrators that they have […]

50th Maple Leaf Award recognizes community service

50th Maple Leaf Award recognizes community service

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Sunday, May 6, Joan Crystal, Cynthia Thompson and the Maplewood Garden Club will be honored as recipients of the Maple Leaf Award for volunteer and community service. “This year’s Maple Leaf Award recipients include relatively long-time residents of Maplewood,” Maple Leaf Awards Chairwoman Mary Devon O’Brien said in a press release. […]

MMS investigating fake Instagram account

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Middle School Principal Dara Gronau sent a letter home April 23 alerting parents and guardians of a false Instagram account that an unknown person had made in her name. The account was made under the name “@daracrockergronau” and used a publicity photo of Gronau likely found through an internet search. The […]

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