South Orange–Maplewood community remembers the Holocaust at annual interfaith service

South Orange–Maplewood community remembers the Holocaust at annual interfaith service

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange and Maplewood community came together on April 18 for “Remember & Tell: The SOMA Interfaith Holocaust Service,” to remember the 6 million Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Despite the annual event being held virtually this year, it was incredibly poignant; the virtual platform actually allowed for […]

‘Blue Christmas’ at Prospect Church

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Spend this fourth week of Advent at Prospect Church, 646 Prospect St. in Maplewood. There will be a “Blue Christmas” service at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 21, designed for those who have great stress or difficulty with the traditional celebratory Christmas services. Prospect’s Children’s Ensemble will perform a musical during the […]

50th Maple Leaf Award recognizes community service

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Sunday, May 6, Joan Crystal, Cynthia Thompson and the Maplewood Garden Club will be honored as recipients of the Maple Leaf Award for volunteer and community service. “This year’s Maple Leaf Award recipients include relatively long-time residents of Maplewood,” Maple Leaf Awards Chairwoman Mary Devon O’Brien said in a press release. […]

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 […]

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. […]

Maplewood Rotary hosts spaghetti dinner fundraiser

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Come out and support Maplewood Rotary in its fight against hunger in Maplewood and surrounding communities. Maplewood Rotary is hosting an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Prospect Presbyterian Church, 646 Prospect St. in Maplewood. Tickets are charged and include a delicious spaghetti dinner, with […]

Prospect Presbyterian prepares for Holy Week

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Prospect Presbyterian Church, 646 Prospect St. in Maplewood, has several events planned for Holy Week, 2017. Sunday, April 9, is Palm Sunday and it starts with an intergenerational Sensational Sunday class at 9:15 a.m. in which participants will “walk” through the last week of Jesus’ life shared through creative storytelling. Palm Sunday […]

Prospect Presbyterian Church blood drive

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Prospect Presbyterian Church will host a blood drive on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its Maplewood location, 646 Prospect St. Donors must weigh at least 110 pounds, eat before their donation and bring ID. For more information, contact Community Blood Services at 201-444-3900 or visit

Get ready for Prospect’s annual rummage sale

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Preparations for Prospect Presbyterian Church’s annual rummage sale are now under way. Drop off times for donations for the week of June 26, are Tuesday through Thursday from 9:30 through 11:30 a.m. Beginning July 5, donations may be brought Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.; and on Tuesday […]

CHS student is smash hit at Maplewood Glee Club concert

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Columbia High School student Isaiah Thomas, this year’s Maplewood Glee Club Scholarship winner, brought down the house with standing ovations April 30 at the club’s spring concert at Prospect Presbyterian Church in Maplewood. This young artist, though only a senior at Columbia, is outstandingly talented as a singer, pianist and organist, according […]