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 […]

CCR celebrates 20 years in the two towns

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — To celebrate its 20-year anniversary, the South Orange-Maplewood Community Coalition on Race will host “Celebrating Integration: Many Voices, One Community” on Saturday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. at the Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood. The event will feature dinner, live music, dancing and an auction. Cocktail attire is suggested. Admission is […]

Community Coalition on Race sponsors BOE candidates forum

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Schools Committee of the South Orange-Maplewood Community Coalition on Race is presenting its ninth annual candidates forum for the Board of Education on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. in the South Orange Middle School Library, 70 North Ridgewood Road in South Orange. This candidates forum is an opportunity for […]

TC candidates square off at HNA debate

Summersgill, McGehee offer differing opinions on taxes, small town party politics and more

TC candidates square off at HNA debate

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Hilton Neighborhood Association enjoyed a large turnout on Thursday, Sept. 22, for its Maplewood Township Committee candidates’ forum. And, if that night is any indication, this is sure to be a lively campaign season. Running for the sole open seat on the committee — which was recently vacated by Marlon K. […]

Talking about race with the CCR

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood Community Coalition on Race will host “Talking about Race and Culture: The Construction of Race” with Khyati Joshi on Monday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. at the South Orange Middle School Library. Joshi, a professor of education at Fairleigh Dickinson University and author and co-editor of many publications, […]