Vigil for tolerance and peace in Maplewood

Vigil for tolerance and peace in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Members of the South Orange and Maplewood community gathered in Ricalton Square the evening of Aug. 13 to participate in a vigil for tolerance and peace in response to the violence in Charlottesville, Va., in the previous days. On Aug. 11 and 12, white supremacists and neo-Nazis gathered in Charlottesville for a […]

TC votes ‘no confidence’ in Chief Cimino

Maplewood Township Committee condemns police actions on July 5, 2016, asks Cimino to resign

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Tuesday, Aug. 1, was an up and down night for the Maplewood Police Department. The evening started with the department’s National Night Out celebration, meant to strengthen bonds between police officers and the community they serve. The evening ended with Police Chief Robert Cimino being placed on administrative leave and being asked […]

Registration now open for SeniorStudio painting class

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Recreation Department is again sponsoring SeniorStudio, a free, studio painting program specifically designed for township residents ages 60 and older with no previous art experience. Registration is now open for the fall semester. Since space is limited, interested students are encouraged to register soon, either in-person at DeHart Community Center […]

Maplewood honors green businesses

Maplewood honors green businesses

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca and Township Committeeman Frank McGehee honored the local businesses that participate in the Maplewood Green Business Program on Saturday, July 29, with a green ribbon cutting and a certificate presentation. The Maplewood Green Business Program recognizes businesses that are striving to use sustainable practices in their business operations […]

Municipal officials finally meet with NJ Transit reps

Mayors want better equity, communication from NJT

Municipal officials finally meet with NJ Transit reps

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — After weeks of being sidelined, municipal officials from several towns finally met with NJ Transit representatives June 7 to discuss the burden local communities will shoulder this summer as the Morris & Essex Midtown Direct trains to Penn Station are diverted to Hoboken. The diversion will last for approximately eight weeks […]

Two towns unite against gun violence

Residents wear orange in memory of those lost to gun violence, call for ‘commonsense’ laws

Two towns unite against gun violence

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Dozens of community members gathered under the gazebo of the Hilton Branch of the Maplewood Public Library on Friday, June 2, for the second SOMA Wear Orange rally, in honor of those lost to gun violence and to raise awareness about the need for stronger measures to prevent recurring tragedies. Wear Orange […]

SOMA Film Festival to move to The Woodland

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — After two successful seasons at the South Orange Performing Arts Center, SOMA Film Festival will move the bulk of its events to The Woodland in Maplewood for its third year. The festival will take place from March 16 to 18, 2018, and with film programs being screened in the Great Hall of […]

Meeting with NJT postponed, officials wait for answers

Officials pleased with concessions, angered by treatment

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Following Gov. Chris Christie’s May 23 announcement that the Morris & Essex Midtown Direct trains to Penn Station will be diverted to Hoboken for approximately eight weeks this summer while Penn Station is upgraded to repair tracks and switches, officials from the many towns affected called for a meeting with NJ […]

Morris & Essex line to be diverted during upgrade

Morris & Essex line to be diverted during upgrade

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Local residents were fuming as Gov. Chris Christie announced May 23 that the Morris & Essex Midtown Direct trains to Penn Station will be diverted to Hoboken for approximately eight weeks this summer while Penn Station is upgraded to repair tracks and switches, which have been deteriorating for many years. In […]

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