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Four SOMA Students Selected for Debutante Leadership Program

November 15, 2017

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Four students from South Orange and Maplewood have been selected to participate in the 2017 Debutante Leadership Program, according to a press release from the Essex County Chapter of The Links, Inc.

The four students are:

Alanza Zidane Blake 
Avani Jaelyn Cort
Kathryn Alease Jones
Nava Raya Levene

Blake and Cort attend Columbia High ...

Maplewood Observes Veterans Day with Ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 11

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Veterans Day was observed and celebrated in the Maplewood Municipal Building on Saturday, November 11.

Music was provided for the observance by the Maplewood Concert Band under the direction of Steve Kimmons, Former Commander of the Eighth Air Force Band.

After the first musical number was played, Maplewood Mayor Victor DeLuca called the ceremony to order, and called ...

Sadie's Opens in South Orange: New Store has Mission to Give Back

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Sadie's, a new store, has opened at 65 Valley Street in South Orange, carrying a varied mix of items from men's and women's clothes to bags, jewelry and home goods. 

The store's owner, Catherine “Cat” Fisher, said that before opening she her husband Andrew Kit had to undergo extensive renovations to the space, including ...

Maplewood Family Wins Award in the Fresh Air Fund's Annual Photo Contest

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Walsman's, a local Maplewood family, participated in The Fresh Air Fund’s Friendly Towns Program this summer, hosting 11-year-old Vasaune of Brooklyn for a week this past July.

The Walsman's were among the winners of The Fresh Air Fund's 2017 Photo Contest, which were selected from hundreds of photos submitted by volunteer host families along the East ...

SOMA Action Helps JESPY House Clients Register to Vote

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - JESPY House and SOMA Action co-sponsored two voter registration drives on Tuesday, October 3, to increase the number of JESPY clients who can vote in New Jersey’s upcoming elections.

JESPY House, which is based in South Orange, is a nonprofit organization which helps adults with learning and developmental disabilities to lead independent ...

Halley’s Comet Coming to South Orange: Television and Movie Star John Amos in One-Man Play

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - You’ve seen him in groundbreaking roles on television’s Good Times and Mary Tyler Moore Show, the historic miniseries Roots and the hit movie Coming to America; and now you can see John Amos on stage in his one-man play Halley’s Comet.

East Orange High School graduate turned movie star, John Amos, will be in South Orange on Saturday October 7, at 6 ...

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Upcoming Events

Sat, November 18

Maplewood Memorial Library, Maplewood

Fall Book Sale - Friends of Maplewood Library

Community Calendar Giving Back

Sat, November 18, 6:00 PM

Prospect Presbyterian Church, Maplewood

Maplewood Rotary Spaghetti Dinner

Food & Drink Giving Back

Mon, November 20

The GenWealth Group, Maplewood

Jersey Cares Coat Drive

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Celebrate the Holidays with a Favorite Union County Tradition: the Annual Holiday Sound and Light Show

November 17, 2017

A favorite Union County tradition returns this year with the annual Holiday Sound and Light Show hosted by The Model Railroad Club.

The centerpiece of the festive extravaganza is the club’s sprawling, meticulously detailed HO scale model train layout at the A. Paul Mallery Model Railroad Center, conveniently located in a mixed-use area of Union County’s Lenape Park off Route 22 ...