Family Connections honors Frank McGehee, area bank a ‘A Toast to Hope’

Family Connections honors Frank McGehee, area bank a ‘A Toast to Hope’

EAST ORANGE, NJ — On Tuesday, May 10, Family Connections honored former Maplewood Mayor and current Committeeman Frank McGehee with the Roger Manshel Lifetime Achievement Award, and Valley National Bank with the Champion of the People Award. Family Connections is a nonprofit organization that supports children, adults and families facing many of life’s toughest challenges, […]

Haitian leaders address Haiti migrant crisis at town hall in Irvington

Haitian leaders address Haiti migrant crisis at town hall in Irvington

IRVINGTON, NJ — On Oct. 24, the National Haitian American Elected Officials Network held a community town-hall meeting to discuss the Haiti migrant crisis. The town hall was held at Eglise Baptiste De La Nouvelle Jerusalem church on Nye Avenue in Irvington.  Irvington Council Second Vice President Charnette Frederic, who is also NHAEON vice chairperson, […]

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 […]

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