Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Observance in SOMA; Luminary Photos

January 17, 2018

MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race held their 17th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance, with an interfaith service at 2 p.m., followed by a volunteer fair at 3:30 p.m. at Columbia High School, and an evening MLK Luminary Lighting Ceremony at Maplewood Town Hall and in Spiotta Park in South Orange.

In addition, ...

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Closures and Events on Monday, Jan. 15

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is observed on Monday, Jan. 15, and there are many closures for the holiday in South Orange and Maplewood. 


Municipal offices in Maplewood and South Orange are closed.
South Orange Public Library is closed.
Maplewood Memorial Library and Hilton Branch are ...

The Community Coalition on Race Presents its 17th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Observance on Monday, Jan. 15

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Community Coalition on Race (CCR) is holding its 17th annual observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with a full day of free events open to all.

Here are scheduled events for Monday, Jan. 15:

Interfaith Observance at 2 p.m. at the Columbia High School auditorium (17 Parker Ave., Maplewood) Hundreds of SOMA residents and ...

Maplewood Middle School to Hold 18th Annual Michele Turner Martin Luther King Jr. Silent Peace March on Fri., Jan. 12

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Students and staff from Maplewood Middle School (MMS) will participate in the 18th annual Michele Martin Martin Luther King Jr. Silent Peace March from 9:17 a.m. to 10:07 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 12.

The march will begin on the sidewalks surrounding MMS, continuing through Maplewood Village, then return back to the front of the school. About 800 students and staff ...

South Orange Student Named 'Emerald Princess' at 13th Biennial Emerald & Ivory Debutante Cotillion

WHIPPANY, NJ - Kathryn Alease Jones of South Orange was named the Emerald Princess at the 13th Biennial Emerald & Ivory Debutante Cotillion, hosted by the Essex County (NJ) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, according to a release about the event. There were over 400 guests at the cotillion, which was held at the Hanover Marriott in Whippany.

The Cotillion is the ...

New Jersey Devils Visit Patients at RWJBarnabas Facilities

LIVINGSTON, NJ — As part of New Jersey Devils’ annual “Season of Giving” holiday campaign in which players visit local medical centers, dating back to the Devils’ first season in New Jersey in 1982, players donned their game jerseys as they visited all RWJBarnabas Health facilities this week with giveaways in hand.

Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) in ...

Israel Bonds New Jersey to Honor Local Health Professionals

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Saint Barnabas Medical Center’s (SBMC) Dr. Stuart Geffner of Livingston and Morristown Medical Center’s Dr. Renee Frankel of Short Hills will be honored at this year’s Health Professionals Dinner at Crystal Plaza on Monday, hosted by Israel Bonds New Jersey.

Geffner, the Director of Renal and Pancreas Transplant Surgery at SBMC since 1995, has ...

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HOMECorp Seeks New Executive Director

January 13, 2018

Montclair-based non-profit, HOMECorp, announced Thursday that it is has launched a search for a new Executive Director. 

After 30-years serving the community, the organization has grown exponentially and is looking for an experienced leader who shares a passion for their mission of preserving economic diversity and community revitalization through the creation of affordable ...