Conversations on Race 2018 brings out a diverse crowd

Conversations on Race 2018 brings out a diverse crowd

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — More than 100 people came out to discuss what integration means in the 21st century during the annual Conversations on Race, hosted by the South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race on May 9 at The Woodland. Participants were challenged by powerful moderator Elizabeth Williams-Riley of the American Conference on Diversity to rethink […]

CCR to hold neighborhood summit

CCR to hold neighborhood summit

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race will hold a neighborhood summit, an evening to share ideas about creating and supporting neighborhood groups in town, on Tuesday, July 10, at 7:30 p.m. at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood. Some questions to be discussed at the meeting include: How do I […]

Nearly a decade in, Rent Party thrives

For nine years, SOMA nonprofit has partnered with community to combat hunger, food insecurity

Nearly a decade in, Rent Party thrives

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — For nine years, Rent Party has been providing the South Orange-Maplewood community with “good music and cold beer at a reasonable price.” The nonprofit organization, founded by friends Chris Dickson and David Wagner, not only brings stellar live music to The Woodland in Maplewood one Friday each month, but fundraises for and […]

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 […]