MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The members of the Maplewood Township Committee unanimously approved a resolution that settles the severance payout to former Maplewood Police Capt. Joshua Cummis, who recently retired after being placed on administrative leave. Following the release of records from the July 5, 2016, clash between Maplewood police and many teenagers, many of whom […]
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 […]
Concerned residents call for Chief Cimino’s dismissal due to alleged racial profiling incident in 2016
UPDATE: At its Aug. 1 meeting, the Maplewood Township Committee unanimously passed a vote of no confidence, requesting the resignation of Maplewood Police Chief Robert Cimino. Effective immediately from that meeting, Cimino was placed on administrative leave, with pay, for 60 days. During the vote, the room was packed, with many more concerned residents standing […]
MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood Community Coalition on Race will host Coffee House Discussions on Thursday, June 15, at 7 p.m. at Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker St. in Maplewood. CHD is a quarterly informal gathering for SOMA residents to share openly their perspectives on pressing race-related issues and then to explore local solutions […]
Community discusses race and privilege to raise awareness in order to address racial inequities
MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Led by a racially and professionally diverse set of panelists, the South Orange-Maplewood Community Coalition on Race led a critical community discussion centered around the topic of privilege, and then invited attendees to come up with their own responses and solutions at a May 10 event at The Woodland in Maplewood. In […]
Community members highlight continuing insensitivity
SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Prompted by recent controversies within the school district, a community healing event featuring the free showing of the Academy Award-nominated documentary “I Am Not Your Negro” and an open panel discussion were held Saturday, May 6, at Bow Tie Cinemas in South Orange in an effort to encourage open dialogue and […]
SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Academy Award nominated documentary “I Am Not Your Negro,” written by James Baldwin, will be screened for free on Saturday, May 6, from 10 a.m. to noon at Bow Tie Cinemas, 1 SOPAC Way in South Orange. Only 80 seats are available, so RSVP at www.RespectfulDiscussion.eventbrite.com. First priority will be […]
MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Sunday, May 7, Robert A. Marchman, Tricia Zimic and The Woman’s Club of Maplewood will receive Maple Leaf Awards for their extraordinary volunteer and community service. “Whether the volunteer work of this year’s recipients has been given for service to maintain and preserve the character of Maplewood, contribute to the care […]
SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood Community Coalition on Race will hold its annual XRootsFest on Saturday, June 24, from noon to 5 p.m. at Flood’s Hill in South Orange. There will be ethnic dancers, food, merchandise and more, with fun for the whole family. For more information, visit www.twotowns.org.
MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Save the date! The South Orange-Maplewood Community Coalition on Race will celebrate integration with its annual dinner on Saturday, Oct. 14, at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood.