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By ANNA SANDLERFebruary 18, 2018
SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - President's Day is Monday, Feb. 19, and it's a day off for many, including local students.
Closures on President's Day
South Orange - Maplewood School District schools are closed on Monday (as well as on Friday, Feb. 16).
South Orange Public Library is closed.
Maplewood Memorial Library and Hilton Branch Library are ...
By TAPINTO SOMA STAFFFebruary 18, 2018
MAPLEWOOD, NJ - If you were at the Maplewood Senior Center on Wednesday - which happened to be Valentine's Day - you would have seen the somewhat unusual sight of an alpaca. Alfalfa the Alpaca to be precise.
The visit from Alfalfa was the first in the "creature comfort" series from the Maplewood Recreation Department.
Maplewood Recreation Director Melissa ...
By ELANA KNOPPFebruary 18, 2018
Newark, NJ—An illegal rooming house in Newark's South Ward has been shuttered and 12 people relocated after Newark fire inspectors discovered life-threatening conditions inside the property on Friday.
Newark Fire Inspectors responded after citizen complaints to a one-family house at 46-48 Van Ness Place and found “deplorable conditions” inside the ...
By JOHN MOONEYFebruary 18, 2018
SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — The iconic Jade Isle Restaurant located at the corner of Terrill Road and Second Street in Scotch Plains will close its doors forever after its last day on Feb. 18. A phone call to the restaurant on Saturday confirmed that the Jade Isle's long history would come to an end Sunday.
Jade Isle has served a menu of traditional Chinese and Polynesian dishes and ...
By TAPINTO MOUNTAINSIDE STAFFFebruary 17, 2018
MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — The Westfield Veterinary Group and Wellness Center today warned clients Friday and posted on their Facebook page that a raccoon in Mountainside has been confirmed to have rabies.
“Please be very careful with your pets and be sure that they are up to date on their rabies vaccinations,” it said. “If you should ...
By ANNA SANDLERFebruary 17, 2018
SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – Three arts organizations based in South Orange have been nominated for Discover Jersey Arts People's Choice Awards, and South Orange itself has been nominated for Favorite Downtown Arts District.
“We are thrilled that South Orange has been nominated as best Downtown Arts District for the first time," said Bob Zuckerman, Executive Director of the ...
By ELANA KNOPPFebruary 17, 2018
NEWARK, NJ - Ever since New Jersey began using the PARCC exam in the 2014-15 school year, the state teacher's union and other groups have criticized the the standardized test and called for the state to stop using it to assess student performance.
During the campaign for governor last year, Phil Murphy, who was endorsed by the New Jersey Education Association, promised to ditch ...