Maplewood celebrates Black History Month

Maplewood celebrates Black History Month

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — In honor of Black History Month, the township of Maplewood has joined with local nonprofit, community and business partners to sponsor more than 30 artistic, cultural and educational events and activities throughout February. Maplewood Mayor Frank McGehee, who will lead two different book discussions during the month, said, “Our goal is to […]

SOMA celebrates women’s history

SOMA celebrates women’s history

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Women officials in Maplewood and South Orange, in partnership with the area business districts, have relaunched SOMAWomen.org, the official website of SOMA Celebrates Women’s History where the two towns can learn about upcoming events and businesses can post promotions and offerings. Normally, events take place throughout March to celebrate […]

Zuckerman ascends to president of Downtown New Jersey

Zuckerman ascends to president of Downtown New Jersey

JERSEY CITY, NJ — South Orange’s Bob Zuckerman has ascended to the role of president at Downtown New Jersey, joining the organization’s new vice presidents, treasurer and secretary. “All of our new officers embody the spirit of downtown revitalization and bring talent, expertise, and energy to the table. We are very fortunate to have them […]

Springfield Avenue Partnership announces new executive director

Springfield Avenue Partnership announces new executive director

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Springfield Avenue Partnership, the district management corporation of the Springfield Avenue Special Improvement District in Maplewood, has appointed Nicole Dooskin Wallace as its new executive director, effective Oct. 21.  Wallace, who has extensive economic development and urban planning experience, is the first full-time executive director for the partnership. She comes to […]

Firehouse 2 gets a little color thanks to new mural

Firehouse 2 gets a little color thanks to new mural

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The fifth mural in the Springfield Avenue Partnership’s public art initiative was unveiled at Maplewood Firehouse 2 on Oct. 19, bringing some color to the township’s business district and the first responders who work there. The initiative has been asking artists to paint the buildings on Springfield Avenue for the last year […]

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 […]