CCR to discuss “Race and SOMA Latinx Community”

CCR to discuss “Race and SOMA Latinx Community”

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — This year, the Community Coalition on Race will be exploring the experiences of SOMA emerging affinity groups — such as Hispanic/Latinx, Asian and mixed race — in its Coffee House Discussions. At the first discussion, CCR hopes to explore the intersection of the multidimensional measures of race and the Hispanic/Latinx community on […]

Celebrate integration in the two towns with CCR

Celebrate integration in the two towns with CCR

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race will hold “Celebrating Integration: Local Businesses Are Community Champions” on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m. at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood. Honorees at the 2018 event include Yanick Ranieri, master chef and owner of Papillon 25 Restaurant & Bar, and Julie Pauly, […]

Achieve Foundation celebrates 20 years of excellence

Tutors and students see gains from Achieve Foundation

Achieve Foundation celebrates 20 years of excellence

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Achieve Foundation hosted a nostalgic celebration highlighting 20 years of resounding success with the Achieve Volunteer Tutor Program and also the retirement of founding Executive Director Deborah Prinz at the Orange Lawn Tennis Club in South Orange on June 5. The event, “Wine Tasting and Conversation,” featuring Hank Zona of The […]

Crossing cultures with the CCR at XRootsFest

Crossing cultures with the CCR at XRootsFest

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race presented the fifth annual XRootsFest in Maplewood Memorial Park on June 2. The event featured musicians, dancers, food vendors, merchants and more. An area for children was set up with a bounce house and other activities; alongside it was an “Edu-tainment” tent, where various cultural […]

Conversations on Race 2018 brings out a diverse crowd

Conversations on Race 2018 brings out a diverse crowd

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — More than 100 people came out to discuss what integration means in the 21st century during the annual Conversations on Race, hosted by the South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race on May 9 at The Woodland. Participants were challenged by powerful moderator Elizabeth Williams-Riley of the American Conference on Diversity to rethink […]

CCR to hold neighborhood summit

CCR to hold neighborhood summit

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race will hold a neighborhood summit, an evening to share ideas about creating and supporting neighborhood groups in town, on Tuesday, July 10, at 7:30 p.m. at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood. Some questions to be discussed at the meeting include: How do I […]

CCR Coffee House tackles difficulties of internet dialogue

CCR Coffee House tackles difficulties of internet dialogue

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood Community Coalition on Race continued its Coffee House discussion series on Wednesday, April 18, at the Baird Community Center in South Orange, with residents and community leaders coming together to talk about how to discuss racial issues online. Broken up into groups, residents of all ages talked about […]

Conversations on Race to discuss ‘Defining Integration in the 21st Century’

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — What’s the difference between diversity and integration, and what do those terms mean in SOMA, in the region and across the country given the changing demographics everywhere? These and related issues will be discussed at the South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race’s annual Conversations on Race on Wednesday, May 9, from 7:30 […]

TC appoints DeVaul as new police chief

With support from residents, committee votes to create Maplewood Community Board on Police

TC appoints DeVaul as new police chief

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — As part of the promised culture change in the Maplewood Police Department, the Maplewood Township Committee appointed acting Chief Jimmy DeVaul as the new police chief at the April 3 committee meeting. DeVaul was chosen with a vote of 4-1; Committeeman Greg Lembrich supported the other police chief candidate, Lt. Kevin Kisch. […]

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