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 […]

Maplewood to review applications for police chief

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — According to Mayor Vic DeLuca in a Feb. 10 email to the News-Record, two members of the Maplewood Police Department have applied for the position of police chief: acting Chief Jimmy DeVaul and Lt. Kevin Kisch. The Township Committee will interview each candidate on Saturday, March 3. On Monday, March 5, the […]

SOMA Film Fest to return for third year

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The SOMA FilmFestival returns for its third season with an impressive slate of films that will both entertain and enlighten, according to a recent press release. The festival takes place Friday, March 16, through Sunday, March 18, and for the first year at The Woodland in downtown Maplewood with […]

Woman’s Club celebrates 101st birthday

At anniversary party, community service group donates funds to Durand-Hedden, Dickens Village

Woman’s Club celebrates 101st birthday

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Woman’s Club is commemorating its 101st year of service and members came together to celebrate at their former home base on Woodland Road in Maplewood, announce donations to several town organizations, and to blow out the candles on a birthday cake. The Woman’s Club sold the building, rebranded as The […]

Holiday celebration at The Woodland

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Kick off this festive season on Saturday, Dec. 9, at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood, with a child-friendly holiday celebration. The event will feature the Holiday Jam for children ages 8 and younger. Fast becoming a SOMA tradition, the 11 a.m. show will feature antics from a magic elf, fresh […]

Learn how to certify your small business

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Essex County is hosting a workshop on “Understanding the Certification Process” on Thursday, Nov. 9, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood. This free event will also include a breakfast at 9:30 a.m. Workshop topics include the New Jersey process to become certified as a […]

Maplewood community celebrates Hindu Festival of Lights

Maplewood community celebrates Hindu Festival of Lights

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — In honor of South Asia’s cultural and artistic diversity, the township of Maplewood and three local volunteer organizations — SOMA Masala, SOMAsian and SOMA Cross-Cultural Works — hosted the first Diwali Fest NJ at The Woodland in Maplewood on Sunday, Oct. 22. Diwali, or the Festival of Lights, is an annual celebration […]