​SOMA community comes together for Luminary Project​

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood Community Coalition on Race recently announced that more than 500 homes participated in this year’s Luminary Project in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Each year, the Coalition on Race provides luminary kits with votive candles to residents for a small donation. The goal […]

Two towns unite to remember Dr. King

Community members from Maplewood and South Orange honor King’s legacy at annual CCR event

Two towns unite to remember Dr. King

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood Community Coalition on Race united the two towns to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s message of love, equality and acceptance Jan. 16, with its 16th annual MLK Observance and Volunteer Fair. The event, previously held at religious institutions, was hosted by Columbia High School for the […]

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 […]

CCR holds 2017 Civic Engagement Institute in February​

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Register for South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race’s free volunteer preparation training program, the Civic Engagement Institute. The training is intended primarily for South Orange and Maplewood residents who are interested in becoming volunteers, but could use additional information about the volunteer process, the expectations and the opportunities available […]

CCR to celebrate life and legacy of Dr. King

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood Community Coalition on Race will present the 16th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Observance on Monday, Jan. 16, at 2 p.m. at Columbia High School, 17 Parker Ave. in Maplewood. The event is free and open to all. Hundreds of SOMA residents and friends from neighboring communities will […]

CCR calls for submissions for Lookbook

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood Community Coalition on Race announces the launch of Lookbook as part of its ongoing marketing efforts to promote the welcoming and inclusive nature of the two towns, according to a recent press release. A collection of digital postcards, Lookbook will feature SOMA residents sharing what the […]

CCR report shows shifting demographics

Community Coalition on Race examines two towns’ racial diversity and factors that affect it

CCR report shows shifting demographics

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A community forum to discuss the changing demographics of South Orange and Maplewood and the trends that affect these changes was presented by the South Orange-Maplewood Community Coalition on Race on Nov. 9 at the Maplewood Memorial Library. The report had been presented before both the Maplewood Township Committee and the South […]

Choose the right preschool

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — One of the most important decisions parents can make for their young children is selecting a high-quality preschool program. On Monday, Nov. 14, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., the Schools Committee of the South Orange-Maplewood Community Coalition on Race will sponsor a preschool open house at the cafeteria at Columbia High School, […]

CCR to report on demographic changes in community

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Join the South Orange-Maplewood Community Coalition on Race to hear and discuss the latest statistical data relating to the SOMA population and particular groups within it. The CCR will issue in 2016 report to the community on demographic changes on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. on the lower level of the […]

Maplewood march, rally to end police brutality

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — There will be a march and rally in Maplewood on Saturday, Oct. 22, which is the 21st National Day of Protest, to “stop police brutality, repression and the criminalization of a generation.” At 10 a.m., participants will assemble at Gleason parking lot, on Parker Avenue below Valley Street; this will be followed […]