DCA adds Maplewood to the Main Street New Jersey Program

DCA adds Maplewood to the Main Street New Jersey Program

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs announced Sept. 30 the designation of four new communities to the Main Street New Jersey Program, an initiative aimed at encouraging and supporting the revitalization of downtown business districts throughout the state. With the designation, downtown districts in Maplewood, Bernardsville, Fair Lawn and Toms River […]

MAPSO celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month 2021

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Hispanic Heritage Month 2021 is underway in Maplewood and South Orange, from Latin Restaurant Week and outdoor dance parties to documentary and feel-good films. South Orange Village President Sheena Collum described the festivities as “a perfect blend of music, dance, entertainment and education as we enjoy and honor the […]

Green Way Markets signs lease for Maplewood Village location

Green Way Markets signs lease for Maplewood Village location

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood announced Aug. 19 that Green Way Markets will be opening in the village this fall, taking over the space previously occupied by Kings. Green Way Markets owner and operator Adam Shapiro said he was drawn to Maplewood after visiting and spending time in the community, enjoying the outdoor dining with his […]

Fofana family and SOMA community grateful for arrest in case, continue to push for ‘Justice for Moussa’

Fofana family and SOMA community grateful for arrest in case, continue to push for ‘Justice for Moussa’

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office announced on Aug. 6 that a 20-year-old Newark man had been arrested and charged with the June 6 murder of Moussa Fofana, an 18-year-old Maplewood resident and Columbia High School junior. Yohan Hernandez was charged with murder, aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of […]

South Orange and Maplewood reignite conversation about merging fire departments

South Orange and Maplewood reignite conversation about merging fire departments

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Talk of a merged fire department that serves both Maplewood and South Orange resurfaced at the South Orange Board of Trustees’ first in-person meeting since the beginning of the pandemic. At the July 26 meeting, the trustees were joined by the members of the Maplewood Township Committee, and, while […]

Maplewood health officer named August 2021 Sustainability Hero

Maplewood health officer named August 2021 Sustainability Hero

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Sustainable Jersey has named Candice Davenport, the Maplewood Township health officer, its August 2021 Sustainability Hero. “Ms. Davenport has been instrumental in providing a healthy and sustainable balance for our community,” Maplewood Mayor Frank McGehee said. “Her thoughtful leadership has kept us ahead of the curve in terms of community health and […]

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 […]

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