PROGRESS: Maplewood shows progress in 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — In 2018, Maplewood saw a lot of growth, both in its culture and physically. In addition to new businesses and residents coming to town, Maplewood upgraded infrastructure, invested in safety and showed pride in its diversity. Maplewood made national news on June 7, when it installed New Jersey’s first permanent rainbow-striped crosswalks […]

Maplewood celebrates holiday season

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Thursday, Dec. 6, Maplewood community members gathered in Ricalton Square to celebrate the fifth night of Hanukkah by lighting the Hanukkah menorah. The celebration was attended by Mayor Vic DeLuca, members of the Maplewood Township Committee, and Dickens Village Co-chairwomen Ellen Davenport and Rosetta Weiser. With the help of Rabbi Sholom […]

Support arts and crafts with some craft beer

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Come out and support a community event to benefit public art on Springfield Avenue! The Springfield Avenue Partnership is hosting a Craft Beer tasting at the Wine Barrel at 1886 Springfield Ave. in Maplewood on Thursday, Oct. 4, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Enjoy craft beer, food, live music and more. Attendees […]

Summer concert series returns to Springfield Ave.

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood’s Springfield Avenue Gazebo Concert Series returns this summer on five Friday nights from July 20 through Aug. 17. Working in conjunction with HONK NYC, which “brings the tradition of global street band music and spectacle to audiences everywhere,” Maplewood’s Office of Cultural Affairs has created a series that represents a diverse […]

Maplewood TC honors SOMA women of action

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — At its March 6 meeting, the Maplewood Township Committee honored local women who have dutifully and honorably served the communities of Maplewood and South Orange. The committee also issued a proclamation in recognition of Women’s History Month. “In service to our towns these strong and principled women have volunteered […]

Two towns celebrate women’s history

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Women officials in South Orange and Maplewood, in partnership with business districts, have launched SOMAWomen.org, the official site of SOMA Celebrates Women’s History Month where residents from the two towns can learn about upcoming events and businesses can participate by submitting promotions and offerings for the month of March. […]

Family traveling band to take Maplewood gazebo by storm

Family traveling band to take Maplewood gazebo by storm

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Local residents looking for family-friendly entertainment this weekend only have to go as far as the Hilton Branch Library, where Maplewood’s summer concert series will feature Chibi Kodama, a family band from Tennessee that includes five sisters and their parents. The July 22 show will take place at 11 a.m. under 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 […]

Honoring small business every day in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A small group of entrepreneurs are taking the opportunity of the holidays and the recently held Small Business Saturday to open a Holiday Pop-up Store at 1560 Springfield Ave. in Maplewood. The idea for the store was created by Lorna K. Johnson, founder of Global Linkages, and Lola Fasehun, founder and CEO […]