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Who Is on the Wall of Village Coffee?

This painting is on the wall of Village Coffee in Maplewood.

Do you know who it is? Answer is below the photo.


Answer: This is baby Krishna in the arms of his “adoptive”-mother, Yashoda. Krishna was sent away from his own parents for his own safety.


GlobalSOMA Annual Meeting

At its 2013 Annual Meeting, GlobalSOMA elected Andrew Lee to be President of the organization. James Nathenson was reelected Treasurer, and Andrew was designated as Acting Secretary.

GlobalSOMA’s Board of Trustees discussed the organization’s plans for the upcoming year. Stay tuned for more exciting events, information, and highlights from our globally-aware community.


GlobalSOMA files for 501(c)(3) Status

After months of meetings and planning, GlobalSOMA has filed for 501(c)(3) tax exempt status as a charitable organization.  After our application has been processed, we will focus on raising funds to complete various initiatives.

This is a big milestone for the organization, and one that we hope will catapult us forward in our mission of furthering the global suburbs vision for Maplewood and South Orange, New Jersey.


“Asia in Three Texts” a Success!

On Thursday, August 25, 2011, Trustee Wayne Eastman led a discussion of “Asia in Three Texts” at Words Bookstore in Maplewood.

More than a dozen people attended and had a very intimate and lively discussion. To see a copy of the presentation, click HERE. To see more photos, click here to go to our Facebook page.


GlobalSOMA Covered by Patch

On August 25, 2011, both Maplewood and South Orange Patch, as well as New Jersey News Press, ran an article on GlobalSOMA. Here’s an excerpt:

Locals often talk about the diversity of the population in Maplewood and South Orange, but GlobalSOMA wants to take that conversation to a whole new — international — level.

As founding trustee Andrew Lee tells us, “GlobalSOMA’s distinctive mission is to focus on the increasingly international, multi-ethnic fabric of our towns, New Jersey, the New York metropolitan area, and the nation.”

The ultimate vision is “To support the rise of South Orange and Maplewood as the leading global suburbs of New Jersey and the New York metropolitan area.” The group aims to help the community “have a high level of appeal to homebuyers from all over the world, including people of Asian origin, people of Latin American origin, people of African origin, and people of European origin” — by 2020.

We are getting the word out!

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