‘Windows for Women’ opens in Maplewood in celebration of Women’s History Month

‘Windows for Women’ opens in Maplewood in celebration of Women’s History Month

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — This March, Maplewood will resemble a townwide art gallery as some of Maplewood’s storefronts transform into exhibit spaces for the return of “Windows for Women.” This month-long event creates partnerships between women business owners and women artists to showcase original art pieces.  In celebration of Women’s History Month, 31 women-owned businesses have […]

WNTR Holiday Village comes to Springfield Avenue in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Yale Corner at 1866 Springfield Ave. in Maplewood will turn into a winter wonderland with hot cocoa, fresh-cut Christmas trees, Hanukkah activities, African drumming, local music and shopping for the whole family from local makers. The weekly WNTR Holiday Village and Makers Market will run Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4 […]

DCA adds Maplewood to the Main Street New Jersey Program

DCA adds Maplewood to the Main Street New Jersey Program

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs announced Sept. 30 the designation of four new communities to the Main Street New Jersey Program, an initiative aimed at encouraging and supporting the revitalization of downtown business districts throughout the state. With the designation, downtown districts in Maplewood, Bernardsville, Fair Lawn and Toms River […]

18-year-old soccer star shot to death at Underhill Field in Maplewood, 17-year-old injured

18-year-old soccer star shot to death at Underhill Field in Maplewood, 17-year-old injured

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A Columbia High School student died following a shooting on June 6 at Underhill Field and another was injured, according to the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office on June 7. Moussa Fofana, 18, a CHS junior and star soccer player, was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:24 p.m., after Maplewood Police Department […]

SOMA PRIDE is back with a month full of events

SOMA PRIDE is back with a month full of events

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — SOMA PRIDE 2021 is a time for South Orange and Maplewood residents to come together as one in celebration of all LGBTQ-plus identities and allies collectively united. The monthlong schedule of events will shine a light on LGBTQ-plus issues with books, films, discussions, performances, picnics and parties, and recognize […]

Medical marijuana dispensary opens on Springfield Avenue in Maplewood

Medical marijuana dispensary opens on Springfield Avenue in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A medical marijuana dispensary opened on Springfield Avenue in Maplewood on May 7, expanding the footprint of where residents in the area can legally buy marijuana. The Apothecarium is the dispensary’s second location in New Jersey; the first is in Phillipsburg, with other branches in Pennsylvania, Nevada and California. “It’s a welcoming […]

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 […]

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