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 […]

Maplewood cuts the ribbon on new CBD beauty shop

Maplewood cuts the ribbon on new CBD beauty shop

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at 9 Highland Place in Maplewood to welcome new business CBD Beauty & Wellness Boutique, owned by local woman Jill Cohen. From left are Kim Kelly, Laura Bessey, Mayor Frank McGehee, husband Dan Cohen, daughter Scarlett Cohen, Jill Cohen, Karima Wilkins-Smartt, Gretchen Schumann and Deputy Mayor Dean […]

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 […]

SOMA celebrates AAPI Heritage Month

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — South Orange Village and Maplewood Township, together with SOMA Cross Cultural Works and the AAPI community, unite to recognize and celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2021 with family-oriented events during the entire month of May. As the national conversation veers toward racial division and polarization, and […]

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 […]

Irvington holds Black Lives Matter ceremony and mural unveiling

Irvington holds Black Lives Matter ceremony and mural unveiling

IRVINGTON, NJ — Upholding the ongoing Black Lives Matter movement, cities across the nation have made a point of giving recognition to their black communities. Drawing out a host of dignitaries — including the Rev. Al Sharpton, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, former N.J. Gov. Jim McGreevey and state Sen. Ronald Rice — Irvington Mayor Tony […]

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 […]

McGehee signs brief in support of nondiscrimination protections

McGehee signs brief in support of nondiscrimination protections

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Sept. 3, Maplewood Mayor Frank McGehee joined more than 160 other mayors, cities and local governments, as well as the U.S. Conference of Mayors, in asking the Supreme Court to rule in favor of upholding nondiscrimination requirements regulating government contractors and taxpayer-funded agencies. The friend-of-the-court brief supports the city of Philadelphia […]

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