Meet the muralists on Springfield Avenue

Meet the muralists on Springfield Avenue

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — SOMA Two Towns for All Ages, the Springfield Avenue Partnership and Maplewood Division of Arts and Culture invite residents to tour the murals on Springfield Avenue and meet several of the artists to discuss their work and inspiration on Saturday, Sept. 26. Artists will be on site from 11 […]

MAPSO business districts announce Small Business Saturdays in May

MAPSO business districts announce Small Business Saturdays in May

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — In support of the local businesses in Maplewood and South Orange, Maplewood Village Alliance, South Orange Village Center and Springfield Avenue Partnership have started a month-long campaign to run each Saturday in May where every Saturday is a Small Business Saturday. The campaign aims to inform local residents that […]

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 […]

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