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Reward Of Up To $20,000 Offered For Info on Maplewood Murder Cold Case

Newark, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced Wednesday that Sheriff Armando Fontoura’s Crime Stoppers Program is offering a reward of up to $20,000 for information leading to the...

Baristanet Profile: Michelle Bradley

Name: Michelle Bradley   Where do you live? West Orange, the Gregory Section  When did you move there? We moved here in 2015. Before that we were in Maplewood, and before that the Lower East Side.   Where did you...

Arrest Made in Maplewood Homicide

Maplewood, N.J. - Yohan Hernandez, 20, of Newark has been arrested and charged with the murder of Moussa Fofana, 18, of Maplewood, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Maplewood Police Chief...

Isaiah House Hosts ‘Sunup,” A Morning Rave Party Fundraiser, August 13 in Maplewood

Isaiah House will hold its first annual “SunUp” event at 7 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 13, in Maplewood Memorial Park. Inspired by the popular morning rave party Daybreaker, the event includes an hour of...

Community Remembers Moussa Fofana; Reward Offered in Maplewood Homicide

Moussa Fofana, a beloved Columbia High School junior, was the victim of a fatal shooting on June 6. Fofana's life was celebrated at a vigil on June 12; and a GoFundMe page has raised...
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Fatal Shooting in Maplewood; Columbia High School Junior Killed

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Maplewood Police Chief Jim Duval announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force is investigating a fatal shooting that...

Baristanet Profile: Jeffrey Butler

Name: Jeffrey Butler Where do you live? Lewellyn Park, West Orange When did you move there? 2013 Where did you grow up? Egg Harbor City , NJ How do you make a living? OR What is your everyday passion? I am a Chef...

SOMA To Celebrate LGBTQI+ Youth With A Lavender Graduation

As part of annual June Pride Month Celebrations across SOMA and Essex County, the Township of Maplewood and South Orange are again partnering with SOMSD and community partners to present SOMA Lavender Graduation 2021...

Turtle Back Zoo Loses Dyson, Beloved Sea Lion

West Orange, NJ - Turtle Back Zoo is mourning the loss of a nine-year-old sea lion. “We are saddened about the passing of Dyson, one of our beloved sea lions at Turtle Back Zoo," said...

Coalition on Race Hosts 20th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Event

The South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race is hosting its 20th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance and Luminary Project on January 18, 2021 at 2:00 PM. This year’s event will...

Maplewood Man Arrested, Charged With Mother’s Murder

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Maplewood Police Chief Jimmy DeVaul announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor's Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force is investigating a homicide. On Monday January 4, 2021...

Former West Orange KMart Will Be Vaccination Center

One of four vaccination centers in Essex County will be located in West Orange, at the former Kmart site, West Orange Mayor Robert Parisi announced today. Parisi thanked Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr....

‘SOMA For Safe Return to School’ Plans Rally to Open Schools in South Orange...

A group of parents in South Orange and Maplewood, frustrated that their public schools have been closed since March due to COVID-19, while surrounding districts including Millburn, Summit and Livingston are open, are planning...
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South Orange Reports Increase In Teen COVID-19 Cases, Offers Halloween Guidance

South Orange reported that in the period from October 1 to October 19, the village recorded 21 new positive COVID-19 tests. "Even more concerning is that last week, we recorded 5 teenagers who tested...

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