Maplewood Chamber of Commerce Holds Annual Business Card Exchange

March 29, 2017

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Annual Maplewood Chamber of Commerce Business Card Exchange was held at the Woodland on Monday, March 27. An energized group of business people turned out in numbers that were significantly larger than the prior year's event.

The event was sponsored by Maple Leaf Sponsor, St. James's Gate; Distinguished Service Sponsors, Coldwell Banker, BCB ...

Maplewood Presents Municipal Budget, Discusses Traffic Changes

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Township Committee met to discuss the municipal budget for 2017, as well as to vote on altering a “No Turn on Red” regulation on Valley St.


Maplewood Mayor Vic De Luca started the meeting by addressing increases to the annual budget, and he explained that extenuating factors have contributed to the current figures.

“One ...

The 2017 Maplewood Ideas Festival Features Multiple Speakers and Activities

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The 2017 Maplewood Ideas Festival begins on March 18, and continues through April 1. According to the Maplewood Memorial Library’s official press release, all programs are free and open to the public. The purpose of the festival is to celebrate “the talent and creativity” in the community, the release stated.

The Ideas Festival begins on Saturday, March 18, at ...

Hundreds Attend SOMA Girls March on Sunday

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Despite strong winds and bitter cold on Sunday afternoon, March 10, a lively group of Girl Scouts and other supporters gathered in front of SOPAC  for the SOMA Girls March.

After speeches outside of SOPAC, the group marched with chants of "Girl power!" to a rally on Flood's Hill which organizers described as a chance to "celebrate our ...

Maplewood Rotary to Honor David Berry

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Rotary Club will honor former local resident and community volunteer Dave Berry with its 2017 Citizenship Award at their annual Affair of the Heart Dinner Dance on April 21.

Berry moved to Maplewood in 1985, and shortly afterwards met Linda. They married in 1990 and raised two children, Jillian, who is now a second grade teacher in New Brunswick, and ...

Blizzard Headed to SOMA: Updates and Closures

Updated at 11 p.m. on March 13

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - A major blizzard is predicted for the SOMA area, with the National Weather Service in Upton predicting snowfall of 18 to 24 inches.

The blizzard warning is in effect from midnight Monday night to midnight on Tuesday, with snow expected to arrive in South Orange and Maplewood early Tuesday morning, with snowfall rates of 2 ...

Senior Meet & Mix on Sunday, March 12 at The Woodland in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - There will be a Senior Meet & Mix this Sunday, March 12 at The Woodland from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., hosted by the Maplewood Recreation Department.

The event will be an opportunity to socialize, play games, and for those who wish to participate, take part in a re-gift grab. Those participating in the re-gift grab should bring a wrapped gift to exchange.

Admission price is one ...

Second Annual SOMA Film Festival This Weekend, March 9 to March 12

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The second annual SOMA Film Festival, with co-producer South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC), begins Thursday night with a party at SOPAC in the Loft, and continues with film screenings all weekend long.

The main theater at SOPAC will feature award winning and innovative short and feature length films from around America and the world on Friday night, ...

Local Residents Hold 'Hate Has No Home Here' Candlelight Peace Patrol

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Local resident Jan Kaminsky organized a Candlelight Peace Patrol on Tuesday night, after anti-Semitic graffiti was found on the pedestrian bridge in South Mountain Reservation earlier that day. The event organizers stated on Facebook, "our community was defaced by anti-Semitic graffiti. We will stand up and say that we will not accept this." 

Meeting ...

South Orange and Maplewood Elected Officials Release Statement About Anti-Semitic Vandalism in South Mountain Reservation

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Elected officials in South Orange and Maplewood have released the following statement about the anti-Semitic vandalism that was found on the pedestrian bridge at South Mountain Reservation on Tuesday.

Statement of Elected Leadership of South Orange and Maplewood

Hatred and bigotry against any group and in any form are unacceptable. We, the elected ...

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