Repair Cafe is back by popular demand

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — SOMA Repair Cafe has drafted repair experts for sewing, jewelry, lamps and small electronics, bikes, tech devices, woodwork, carpentry and more. So, if you have a broken, beloved item you want to fix, don’t throw it out — bring it to Morrow Memorial Church, 600 Ridgewood Road in Maplewood, on Saturday, Oct. […]

DeVaul is sworn in as new police chief

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Police Chief Jimmy DeVaul officially dropped “acting” from his title as he took the oath of office at the April 17 Township Committee meeting. DeVaul was officially sworn in as the new police chief by township clerk Liz Fritzen as his wife, Krista, stood beside him. His wife was not the only […]

Towns remember horrors of Holocaust

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Hundreds of South Orange and Maplewood residents came together on Sunday, April 15, to remember the victims of the Holocaust and to pledge that such an atrocity will not happen again on their watch. The Holocaust is the name given to the mass murder of Jews, homosexuals, disabled people, Romani and […]

Repair Cafe is back in SOMA

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Back by popular demand, Repair Cafe is returning to Maplewood and South Orange on Saturday, April 28. SOMA Repair Cafe has drafted repair experts for sewing, jewelry, lamps and small electronics, bikes, tech devices, woodwork, carpentry, and more. So, if you have a broken, beloved item you want to fix, don’t throw […]

Maplewood appoints six police chaplains

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Police Department appointed its first police chaplains this month. On March 20, the Maplewood Township Committee unanimously approved a resolution appointing six clergy members from Maplewood and South Orange and police chaplains. Resolution No. 72-18 appointed to this new position Rev. Rick Boyer of Prospect Presbyterian Church in Maplewood, Rev. […]

Repair Cafe comes to SOMA

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — There are more than thousand Repair Cafes worldwide and the first one in New Jersey in coming to Maplewood and South Orange on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Morrow Memorial Church, 600 Ridgewood Road in Maplewood. As part of a growing movement, Repair Cafes are free meeting places […]

Maplewood Girl Scouts earn Silver Award

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Phoebe Holt-Reiss and Evelyn Van de North, members of Girl Scout Troop 22831 in Maplewood, earned the Girl Scout Silver Award, the highest award available for achievement to a Girl Scout Cadette. To earn the Silver Award, girls work alone or together in small groups to identify an issue or problem that […]

Towns cry ‘never again’ as united front

South Orange, Maplewood commemorate Holocaust victims, survivors at annual interfaith event

Towns cry ‘never again’ as united front

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The uplifting ambience was augmented by the pleasant weather on Sunday, April 23, as the South Orange-Maplewood community marched to remember Holocaust victims, honor survivors, and disseminate messages of unity and acceptance. While marches are a frequent occurrence across the country amid the current political climate, the South Orange-Maplewood Interfaith Holocaust Remembrance […]

‘Remember and Tell,’ SOMA commemorates the Holocaust

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The 40th annual South Orange-Maplewood Interfaith Holocaust Remembrance Service will take place Sunday, April 23, at the Morrow Memorial Methodist Church, 600 Ridgewood Road in Maplewood. The event at the church begins at 3 p.m., though it is preceded by a March of Remembrance at 2 p.m., which assembles at Ricalton Square […]