Conversations on Race to discuss ‘Defining Integration in the 21st Century’

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — What’s the difference between diversity and integration, and what do those terms mean in SOMA, in the region and across the country given the changing demographics everywhere? These and related issues will be discussed at the South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race’s annual Conversations on Race on Wednesday, May 9, from 7:30 […]

Wrembel to present Django A Gogo in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Award-winning musician Stephane Wrembel’s presentation of Django A Gogo 2018, a week-long celebration of legendary gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt, includes three shows at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood; a music camp from May 1 through 6; and an all-star concert at The Town Hall in Manhattan on Saturday, May […]

DeVaul, Kisch share their visions for MPD

Potential police chiefs seek input from Maplewoodians

DeVaul, Kisch share their visions for MPD

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Residents turned out in considerable numbers March 5 for a community meeting at The Woodland to meet acting Police Chief Jimmy DeVaul and Lt. Kevin Kisch, the two candidates vying for the position of Maplewood police chief. Maplewood Township Committee members were in attendance at the event, though they were not participating […]

SOMA towns receive block grants for improvements

SOMA towns receive block grants for improvements

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The two towns have both been awarded money through Community Development Block Grants, funding given to municipalities for infrastructure improvements, community programs and building renovations. The Electronic Information and Education Service of New Jersey, based in South Orange, also won a grant in the nonprofit CDBG program. Maplewood was […]

MEND to honor community partners at gala

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — MEND, a nonprofit working to alleviate hunger in Essex County, is hosting a celebratory dinner on Thursday, March 8, at The Woodland in Maplewood. In addition to raising funds and awareness, the gala will honor two community partners that have supported MEND as it works to serve its more than 140,000 food-insecure […]

Celebrate Asian culture at Lunar Fest NJ

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — SOMA Cross-Cultural Works will host Lunar Fest NJ, to celebrate the Year of the Dog, on Sunday, March 4, from noon to 6 p.m. at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood. This free event, which will have food, music, dance and children’s activities, will feature a Chinese lion dance, Korean drums […]

James Hunter to perform at Rent Party

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood’s favorite monthly live music event will present Daptone Records recording artist James Hunter on Friday night, Feb. 23, at The Woodland. Proceeds from the show will help fight hunger in Maplewood-South Orange. Tickets are available at www.brownpaperticket.com. It has been 10 years since the Englishman burst onto the scene with his […]

TSTI to host Queen-themed Purim party

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, the Reform synagogue in South Orange, will hold an adults-only Purim party on Wednesday, Feb. 28, at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood. It will feature a new Purim shpiel, a retelling of the Book of Esther, with the theme, “She Will Rock You.” It will be […]