Maplewood unleashes 2021 summer concert series lineup

Maplewood unleashes 2021 summer concert series lineup

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Division of Arts & Culture has announced the lineup for the 2021 Springfield Avenue Gazebo Summer Concert Series. Outdoor, live and in-person performances are scheduled for 7 p.m. on Fridays from July 30 through Aug. 27, and are free, family friendly and open to the public. “Springfield Avenue is an […]

Flying the Pride flag in South Orange

Flying the Pride flag in South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — To celebrate June at Pride Month, South Orange and Maplewood residents gathered on South Orange Avenue in the village to raise the Pride flag. Attendees included residents and officials from both towns. Among the speakers were SOMA Board of Education 1st Vice President Shannon Cuttle, the first non-binary/transgender Board of Education […]

SOMA PRIDE is back with a month full of events

SOMA PRIDE is back with a month full of events

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — SOMA PRIDE 2021 is a time for South Orange and Maplewood residents to come together as one in celebration of all LGBTQ-plus identities and allies collectively united. The monthlong schedule of events will shine a light on LGBTQ-plus issues with books, films, discussions, performances, picnics and parties, and recognize […]

Columbia High School to hold Lavender Graduation this June

Columbia High School to hold Lavender Graduation this June

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — As part of annual June Pride Month celebrations across SOMA and Essex County, Maplewood and South Orange are again partnering with the South Orange–Maplewood School District and others in the community to present SOMA Lavender Graduation 2021, to be held in person and virtually on Thursday, June 3, at […]

Maplewood Township Committee speaks out against anti-AAPI racism

Maplewood Township Committee speaks out against anti-AAPI racism

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Following the March 16 shootings in Atlanta, Ga., that left eight people dead — including six Asian women — the Maplewood Township Committee released a statement on March 19 condemning anti-Asian racism and calling for residents to speak out against hate. “The events in Atlanta earlier this week are a sickening and […]

South Orange and Maplewood celebrate Women’s History Month

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Elected officials in Maplewood and South Orange, in partnership with township departments, divisions and organizations, join with local business districts to celebrate the achievements of women. The focus for 2021 is “Women Lifting Women,” which will be realized through more than 45 unique events including safe, socially distant and/or […]

Sustainable Essex Alliance to enter second round of program

Sustainable Essex Alliance to enter second round of program

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Sustainable Essex Alliance will enter the second round of the Sustainable Energy Aggregation program in April, offering an alternative power company from PSE&G to the seven towns that combine to make up the alliance: Glen Ridge, Glen Rock, Livingston, Maplewood, Montclair, South Orange and Verona. Livingston and Glen Rock were […]

Two towns approve automatic mutual-aid agreement for fire depts.

Two towns approve automatic mutual-aid agreement for fire depts.

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange Board of Trustees and the Maplewood Township Committee both approved moving forward with an automatic mutual-aid agreement, which will mean that the South Orange Fire Department and Maplewood Fire Department will begin training and responding to emergency calls together. Elected officials from both towns said the […]

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. […]

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