Monday, January 21, 2013
A look at what's ahead.
Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. For a review of what is open and closed, see this article. To learn how you can celebrate and participate in the day close to home, look here. Here are some other events taking place this week: Wednesday, 1/23 BNI Business Exchange Chapter Meeting, 7:00 am, Crane's Delicatessen & Cheese Shoppe, 5 Highland Place. Free. Maplewood Chamber of Commerce Meeting, 8:00 am, St. James's Gate Publick House, 167 Maplewood Ave., $10.00. Maplewood Community Band, 7:30 pm, DeHart Park, 120 Burnett Ave. Free. Thursday, 1/24 Superintendent's Book Club, 7:00 pm, Columbia High School, 17 Parker Ave, Maplewood. Free; more details here.
Here's a list of what is open and not on this federal holiday.
Monday, January 21
Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a day set aside to celebrate and honor the birthday of the slain civil rights leader. The holiday is celebrated at both the federal and state levels. Here's a list of what's open and what's closed on Monday. State and local government offices are closed. Courts are closed. Financial and stock markets are closed. Post offices are closed with no regular mail delivery. Banks have the option to close. Public schools in Maplewood and South Orange are closed. NJ Transit trains will operate on a major holiday/weekend schedule. Bus schedules vary by route, and some routes may be affected. The Newark Light Rail will operate on a Saturday/holiday schedule; the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail will be on a Saturday/…
Friday, January 18, 2013
For the 13th consecutive year, students march through downtown Maplewood in commemoration of Dr. King's birthday.
For the 13th year in a row, Maplewood Middle School students, faculty and staff participated in the Michele Turner Annual MLK Silent Peace March on the Friday before Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. "It's a powerful statement of unity and what a community can do to try to represent an ideal," said Grade 6 Team Teacher Richard Palmgren, who spearheads the event. When he first came up with the idea thirteen years ago, "No one thought that 800 middle school students could be silent for five minutes let alone an hour," said Palmgren. "Silence is a very loud statement." The students assembled outside the school shortly after 9 a.m. and began their march through Maplewood Village and back under a frigid but crystal clear sky. Police cars blocked …