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By FRED SMITHDecember 12, 2017
SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - South Orange and Maplewood have been celebrating the holidays with tree lightings, Santa visits, and more. Here's a recap of last week's SOMA holiday happenings.
POP 'N SHOP GRAND OPENING
At noon on Thursday, Dec. 7, there was a ribbon cutting and opening of the South Orange Village Center Alliance (SOVCA) Pop 'n Shop, which is located ...
By DANIELLE SANTOLA & MARK J. BONAMODecember 12, 2017
NEWARK, NJ — Amid a sea of supporters from Washington, D.C. to Trenton, from Newark City Hall to the outer reaches of West Essex, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo formally announced his re-election campaign in Newark on Monday morning at Essex County Veterans Memorial Park.
DiVincenzo, a Newark native who now lives in Roseland, is seeking his fifth ...
By MARK J. BONAMODecember 12, 2017
NEWARK, NJ - Acclaimed celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson knows what he wants and he knows how to get it.
He helped Harlem, long the hub of African-American culture, become happening again with a pair of successful restaurants that are contributing to the revitalization of the famed Manhattan neighborhood.
Samuelsson is rolling the dice by opening a new restaurant in Newark, now undergoing ...
South Orange Village President Raises the Idea of Recreational Pot Shop In Town; Maplewood Mayor 'Open' To Discussion
By JOE STRUPPDecember 11, 2017
SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - If and when recreational marijuana is legalized in New Jersey, could Maplewood and South Orange become home to one of the legal pot shops?
South Orange Village President Sheena Collum stated that she was contacted by a “retail distributor,” and asked residents in a Facebook post Sunday what they would think of such a ...
By TAPINTO WEST ORANGE STAFFDecember 11, 2017
WEST ORANGE, NJ – Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Jersey City Medical Center and Monmouth Medical Center, three RWJBarnabas Health facilities, were recently recognized as Top Teaching Hospitals in 2017 by The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care.
Among thousands of hospitals in the ...
By ELANA KNOPPDecember 11, 2017
NEWARK, NJ - A Chinese investment and development firm has acquired one of Newark's most visible properties.
The sale of One Newark Center to Beijing Ideal Group—a joint-venture between an affiliate of The Praedium Group, LLC and Mack-Cali Realty Corp.—was finalized Thursday, with investment management company JLL completing the acquisition of ...
By TAPINTO SOMA STAFFDecember 11, 2017
MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Department of Public Works (DPW) has extended the last day of leaf collection from Dec. 15 to Dec. 22, according to an update on their Facebook page. The extension is "due to seasonal conditions," wrote the DPW.
The DPW asks residents to "please make every attempt to have all leaves curbside by that date."
For more information about ...