Dickens Village is back to delight Maplewood

Dickens Village is back to delight Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — One of Maplewood’s flagship events, Dickens Village brings to life various scenes from Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” in miniature houses arranged in Ricalton Square. Peek inside and see fireplaces, stockings and antique toys. Each little house reveals something unique and different. This community tradition opens in December and runs each Saturday […]

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 residents protest Trump’s action, call for peace

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Approximately 75 citizens from Maplewood and nearby towns rallied Jan. 9 to protest President Donald Trump’s assassination of Iran’s second-highest leader, which has brought the two countries to the brink of war. These local residents came out in sub-freezing temperatures to call for “No War in Iran” and to support two bills […]

Double homicide in Maplewood

Comedy club owner, au pair slain; police arrest Elizabeth man for killings

Double homicide in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The SOMA community was stunned Saturday by the news of a double homicide. Just one day later, law enforcement arrested the alleged perpetrator, but the quiet Maplewood neighborhood where the attacks occurred is still shaken. Shortly after 6 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3, Maplewood police officers responded to the area of Walton […]

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 […]

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 […]

SOMA mobilizes to join thousands in NYC protest

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — SOMA Action will hold a local “Rally for Trump’s Returns” at 10:15 a.m. on April 15 in Ricalton Square in Maplewood, and then ride the 10:54 a.m. train to New York, to Bryant Park, where the NYC national Tax Day March begins at 1 p.m. For more information, contact Amy Higer, SOMA Action […]

Downtown Maplewood redevelopment brings mail, parking changes

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — As the post office site redevelopment project progresses, residents should be aware of certain changes that are being instituted downtown. Firstly, the U.S. Postal Service will be relocating the mail collection boxes now in front of the former post office. One of the boxes will be placed in front of the new […]