MAPSO business districts announce Small Business Saturdays in May

MAPSO business districts announce Small Business Saturdays in May

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — In support of the local businesses in Maplewood and South Orange, Maplewood Village Alliance, South Orange Village Center and Springfield Avenue Partnership have started a month-long campaign to run each Saturday in May where every Saturday is a Small Business Saturday. The campaign aims to inform local residents that […]

Maplewood celebrates Black History Month

Maplewood celebrates Black History Month

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — In honor of Black History Month, the township of Maplewood has joined with local nonprofit, community and business partners to sponsor more than 30 artistic, cultural and educational events and activities throughout February. Maplewood Mayor Frank McGehee, who will lead two different book discussions during the month, said, “Our goal is to […]

SOMA celebrates women’s history

SOMA celebrates women’s history

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Women officials in Maplewood and South Orange, in partnership with the area business districts, have relaunched SOMAWomen.org, the official website of SOMA Celebrates Women’s History where the two towns can learn about upcoming events and businesses can post promotions and offerings. Normally, events take place throughout March to celebrate […]

Zuckerman ascends to president of Downtown New Jersey

Zuckerman ascends to president of Downtown New Jersey

JERSEY CITY, NJ — South Orange’s Bob Zuckerman has ascended to the role of president at Downtown New Jersey, joining the organization’s new vice presidents, treasurer and secretary. “All of our new officers embody the spirit of downtown revitalization and bring talent, expertise, and energy to the table. We are very fortunate to have them […]

Planning Board approves Toomey’s redevelopment plan

Planning Board approves Toomey’s redevelopment plan

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Planning Board unanimously approved the redevelopment plan for the site of the former Toomey’s Automotive garage on Baker Street, moving along the process to make the building part of Maplewood Village’s landscape. Iron Ore Maplewood LLC’s plan for a three-story mixed-use building was accepted with only one revision: to make […]

Township Committee introduces Toomey’s redevelopment plan

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Feb. 5, the Maplewood Township Committee unanimously voted to introduce an ordinance to adopt the redevelopment plan for 104 Baker St., the former site of Toomey’s Automotive. The redevelopment plan, created by planner Paul Grygiel of Phillips Preiss Grygiel Planning and Real Estate Consultants LLC, has gone through several revisions following […]

Two towns celebrate women’s history

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Women officials in South Orange and Maplewood, in partnership with business districts, have launched SOMAWomen.org, the official site of SOMA Celebrates Women’s History Month where residents from the two towns can learn about upcoming events and businesses can participate by submitting promotions and offerings for the month of March. […]

Yohannan to serve as MVA’s new district manager

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Village Alliance recently announced that Deb Yohannan will be its new district manager, replacing Julie Doran, who held the position for more than eight years. Yohannan has been working with Doran since 2013, assisting with town events and other administrative details; Yohannan comes to the position with knowledge of what […]

Twilight concerts in Memorial Park

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Office of Cultural Affairs in conjunction with the Maplewood Village Alliance has scheduled two late summer concerts in the Memorial Park amphitheater. Sunday, Aug. 13, will feature a performance of classical Indian music featuring a quartet of musicians playing traditional Indian instruments. This will be followed three weeks later on […]