Maplewood TC creates Seniors Advisory Committee

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — With the great migration of seniors from New Jersey to places with more services and lower taxes, many municipalities in the area are working to retain their seniors with improved services and opportunities. And Maplewood and South Orange are no different, having recently conducted a joint survey to determine the services local […]

How to keep Medicare strong

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Join Maplewood Senior Share and Dave Mollen, president of the NJ Chapter of AARP, for a discussion on “Obamacare, Medicare and How You Can Help” on Saturday, Feb. 18, at 10:15 a.m. at the Main Library, 51 Baker St. in Maplewood. Mollen’s focus will be what we can do to ensure that […]

West Orange seniors celebrate the holidays

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Senior Holiday Party was held at The Manor in West Orange on Wednesday, Dec. 28, according to a recent press release. Guests danced to the music of the Kate Baker Band. Photos Courtesy of Estrella Bianchi

County to host annual Legacies Writing Contest

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Division of Senior Services invites Essex seniors ages 60 and older to submit an original story focusing on a special person, life-changing experience or significant period of their life to the 2017 Essex County Legacies Writing Contest. The deadline is Monday, March 27. “Our senior citizens have led […]

South Orange seniors enjoy the Roaring ’20s

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Residents of the Village Apartments of the Jewish Federation in South Orange stepped back in time at a Roaring ’20s-themed New Year’s party on Dec. 29. Residents and guests sported period attire while dining on delicious food and enjoying dance music of the era, with entertainment by the Joel Zelnick Duo. […]

Township Committee welcomes McGehee

TC members appointed to committees, liaison positions

Township Committee welcomes McGehee

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — At its Jan. 1 reorganization meeting, the Maplewood Township Committee welcomed Committeeman Frank McGehee, who was sworn in for a three-year term. McGehee joins Mayor Vic DeLuca, Deputy Mayor Nancy Adams, India Larrier and Greg Lembrich on the committee. “Collaborating with my fellow Township Committee members, I look forward to continuing the […]

WO seniors get decked out for Halloween

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange senior citizens attended the annual Halloween Party hosted by the West Orange Office of Senior Services on Oct. 28 at the Katz Community Center in West Orange. The Helping Hands Club of Liberty Middle School came in wonderful, inventive costumes and they served lunch to the seniors. After lunch, […]

Six grapple for three open seats on Township Council

TC candidates debate commercial vs. residential growth

Six grapple for three open seats on Township Council

WEST ORANGE, NJ — This year’s Township Council election sees six candidates vying for three open seats and comes at a pivotal time for West Orange, with taxes remaining relatively high, redevelopment continuing to shape the future of the community and senior citizen needs coming to the forefront of public consciousness, and those running believe […]

McGehee, Summersgill aim for sole open spot on TC

Candidates call for TC diversity — though different kinds

McGehee, Summersgill aim for sole open spot on TC

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — At one point during Maplewood Senior Share’s recent Township Committee candidates forum, one resident asked Republican Mike Summersgill and Democrat Frank McGehee to pledge that whoever wins will work to keep his opponent involved in local issues. Both candidates offer a lot to the town, the resident said, adding that it would […]

Smoke detectors available to senior citizens and needy families in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Fire Department is continuing a program to distribute smoke detectors free-of-charge to senior citizens and needy families who reside in one- and two-family homes within the community. Smoke detectors are required in all one- and two-family homes by the N.J. Uniform Fire Code. The majority of home fires that kill […]