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Maplewood Post Office Rally to Support USPS

WHO: SOMA Action, the South Orange/Maplewood-based grassroots organization focused on driving progressive change, is organizing a rally at the Maplewood Post Office to support the United States Postal Service.

WHAT: A community protest to support the USPS in the face of Donald Trump’s attacks and defunding ...

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How Sweet! Check Out These NJ Honey Farms During National Honey Month

September 17, 2020

NEW JERSEY — September is widely recognized as National Honey Month. This month typically marks the end of the honey collection season for beekeepers across the US.

You don’t have to be arms deep in a beehive to appreciate the thick, golden stuff that makes everything sweeter. The Garden State has a number of bee and honey farms that produce high-quality, local raw ...

Community Conversations: Take Charge of Your Health

September is National Preparedness Month, so now is the time to take charge of your health. On the next Atlantic Health System Community Conversation, Scott Lauter, MD, MBA, FACP, FHM, Chief Medical Officer, Atlantic Medical Group and Faith Goldman, MD, Atlantic Breast Associates - Branchburg share some crucial information and answer your questions about the screenings and examinations you should ...

CentraState Healthcare System and Atlantic Health System Seek Expanded Partnership

Systems sign Letter of Intent to build upon successful clinical affiliation

Building on a history of successful collaboration to improve the health of residents across northern and central New Jersey, CentraState Healthcare System and Atlantic Health System have signed a Letter of Intent to create a unique model for health system co-ownership. Upon completion of this expanded ...

Take Action to Preserve the Loft & the Hub

September 18, 2020

Research shows that developing connections to trusted adults in school is one of the strongest levers for ensuring that students persist through adversity. SOMA is just days away from losing two programs that create those very connections: the Loft and the Hub. Serving over 500 SOMSD students annually, the Loft at CHS and the Hub at MMS have provided needed social emotional and ...

Maplewood Police Blotter, Aug. 27 to Sept. 3

September 9, 2020

August 27, 2020 — Theft from Auto; During the overnight hours, two wallets were removed from an unsecured vehicle parked in the driveway of a Jacoby Street residence.

August 28, 2020 — Theft from Auto; At approximately 3 a.m. an unsecured vehicle parked on Plymouth Avenue was entered and cash and change removed.


August 28, 2020 — Theft; At ...

Six Weeks of Field Day Programming Coming to South Orange

September 17, 2020

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — With socially distant ways for kids to stay active imperative during the pandemic, the South Mountain YMCA and the South Orange Recreation Department are teaming up: they will provide outdoor physical games and sports for six weeks this fall.

Kids will play games such as, but not limited to: Kickball, capture the flag, gaga, 9 square in the air, castle ball, ...

Will Draw for Food: When a Little Girl Makes a Big Difference

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — While some kids were at the beach Labor Day Weekend, Aliyah Ouedraogo was busy making the world a better place.

The eight year old was making Black Lives Matters posters, and was thinking of what to do with them since she had made so many, and “I realized I could sell them for money and use the money to buy food for poor people,” she said. Her mom, Morgan ...

Millburn Township Committee Reverses Decision to fly BLM Flag Following Public Discussion

September 18, 2020

MILLBURN, NJ — In a reversal of an earlier decision at their Sept. 1 meeting, the Millburn Township Committee announced they would not be flying a flag in support of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement.

The decision comes amid split reactions to the proposed flag being flown, as some residents in town were in favor, and others were against the measure. In addition to their verbal ...

Newark's Krueger-Scott Mansion to Reopen as Community Housing, Office, Retail Space in 2021

NEWARK, NJ — After more than three decades decaying along Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, the Queen Anne-style doors of the historic Krueger-Scott Mansion will once again open to the community after a make-over quite unlike any restoration project in the country. 

Makerhoods — the community development organization tasked with overseeing a revival that has had ...

Schedule of Events for Saturday's Hispanic Heritage Celebration

September 18, 2020

UNION, NJ – The schedule of events for Union’s 5th Annual Hispanic Heritage Celebration is set for Saturday, 2:00 – 9:00 p.m. in the parking lot in front of Town Hall, 1976 Morris Ave.

·       2:30 p.m. - Hispano of the Year Award Ceremony 

·       3:00 - Peruvian ...

Remembering Malcolm Nettingham, Scotch Plains' Tuskegee Airman

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ — Scotch Plains is mourning local legend Malcolm E. Nettingham, a member of World War II's famed Tuskegee Airmen, who died on Monday evening just a few days before his 102nd birthday. He lived in town for almost a century and in 2014 was chosen to be the grand marshal of the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Memorial Day Parade. 

Mr. Nettingham was born ...

"Oasis" Volunteer Ministry Relaunched by Community Congregational Church

September 18, 2020


Students Who Volunteer Can Receive Community Service Hours 

Short Hills, New Jersey (September 17, 2020) – Community Congregational Church announces the return of its “Oasis” Volunteer Ministry which provides food, diapers and feminine products to those who lack adequate ...

Jewish Federation Grants Are Helping South Orange Pre-schools Re-open

Federation Grants Are Helping Area Pre-schools Re-open

Whippany, NJ, September 10, 2020 —Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ awarded grants of up to $12,000 to 22 area synagogue-based early childhood centers (ECCs) to help them prepare to safely re-open for the 2020-2021 school year. The grant funding, totaling $259,000, was approved by Federation’s COVID19 Emergency Response ...

Can You Influence Your Financial Aid Award?

Can You Influence Your Financial Aid Award?

Right now, the pandemic is causing chaos and uncertainty for colleges and students. But it won’t always be that way. And if you have children who will be heading off to school in the next few years, you’re probably thinking about more typical concerns – such as expenses. How will you pay for the high costs of higher ...