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Construction of New Building Entrance to Begin at the Baird

August 30, 2016

On or about August 29th, construction will begin on the new entrance to the Baird, home of the South Orange Department of Recreation & Cultural Affairs, located at 5 Mead Street.

The new entrance will include a fully accessible ramp, in compliance with current ADA regulations, and a lovely outdoor porch area facing the tennis and paddle courts. Some esthetic improvements are also ...

Third Annual Seton Village Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival Scheduled for Friday, September 23

The Seton Village Committee will be kicking fall into high gear with the return of its highly successful Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival on Irvington Avenue. Back for its third year, the festival will spotlight at least 15 area food trucks, four live bands, and local restaurant specials as well as a craft beer garden featuring New Jersey’s largest collection of local craft ...

New Field Usage Fees in Maplewood

As some of you are well aware of by now, a new township ordinance has been passed stating that there will be a new "Field usage fee" for all activities taking place in DeHart, Maplecrest, Memorial, and Borden fields. 

These new fees will go to future repairs, renovations and maintenance to our parks and fields. For Maplewood and South Orange residents, in addition to any current ...

Upcoming Events

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Wed, August 31, 2:00 PM

South Orange Nj Transit Train Station- Parking Lot, South Orange

25th Annual South Orange Farmers Market

Food & Drink Green Health & Wellness Home & Garden Other

Thu, September 1, 12:30 PM

Seton Hall University's St. Joseph's Chapel at Boland Hall , South Orange

Seton Hall University’s Monthly Spanish Mass

Religions And Spirituality

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Fri, September 2, 12:00 PM

Boccone South Restaurant, South Orange

Boccone South Lunch Special - Tues. to Sat.

Food & Drink

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Fri, September 2, 7:00 PM

Above Restaurant & Bar, South Orange

The Extra Rich in Class Dinner Show

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink Other

Tue, September 6, 7:30 PM

The Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts, Maplewood

The Strollers are holding auditions for COLE - A ...

Arts & Entertainment

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Wed, September 7, 2:00 PM

South Orange Nj Transit Train Station- Parking Lot, South Orange

25th Annual South Orange Farmers Market

Food & Drink Green Health & Wellness Home & Garden Other

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Fri, September 9, 12:00 PM

Boccone South Restaurant, South Orange

Boccone South Lunch Special - Tues. to Sat.

Food & Drink

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Fri, September 9, 7:00 PM

Above Restaurant & Bar, South Orange

The Extra Rich in Class Dinner Show

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink Other

Sat, September 10, 8:00 PM

The Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts, Maplewood

The Strollers Presents COMEDY TONIGHT 2016 with ...

Arts & Entertainment

Obituary: Elsie M. DeCroce of Maplewood

August 28, 2016

Elsie M. DeCroce

 

Born in Newark on Feb. 17, 1924
Departed on Aug. 26, 2016 and resided in Maplewood, NJ

Elsie M. DeCroce, 92, of Maplewood died at her son's home in Warren surrounded by her family on Friday, August 26, 2016. 

 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral service at The Jacob A. Holle Funeral Home, 2122 ...

Obituary: Jeanette M. Estoye, Age 37, of Maplewood

Jeanette Manning Estoye, loving wife, mother, sister, and friend, 37, of Maplewood died suddenly on August 14, 2016. 

Born in Voorhees, Camden County on Jan. 14, 1979, and raised in Audubon, NJ, Jeanette lived in Maplewood for the past 7 years. She was a beautiful, independent woman with an adventurous spirit. She earned her BFA in Graphic Design from Winthrop University in South ...

Obituary: Jeremy Craig Mathews of South Orange

Jeremy Craig Mathews, 44, of South Orange, NJ died suddenly on Friday, August 12, 2016 in Rio De Janiero, Brazil. 

Born in Chester, PA, on Nov. 5, 1971, Jeremy had lived in metropolitan New York for 21 years with the last four being in South Orange, NJ. He graduated from Temple University in 1994 with a BA in Journalism. He was SVP, Group Partner, Integrated Investment for Universal ...

South Orange Police Blotter - Strong Arm Robbery; Assault

August 29, 2016

South Orange Police Blotter as of August 29

Robbery/arrest - A 14 year old female resident of Irvington stated that on Saturday, August 27, at approximately 9 p.m., her girlfriends and her were approached by three black males while they were walking on W. South Orange Ave., across from the Exxon station. The victim stated that after the actors attempted to talk to them, one of the actors ...

South Orange Police Blotter - August 27

South Orange Police Blotter as of Aug. 27

Burglary to dwelling - A Holland Rd. resident stated that sometime between 8 a.m. and 7:40 p.m., an unknown actor(s) had entered his dwelling via a rear unlocked window and once inside the residence the actor(s) preceded to removed a gold watch from a bedroom. The actor had placed a garbage can upside down under the window to climb onto and then into ...

South Orange Police Blotter - August 24

South Orange Police Blotter as of August 24

Burglary to dwelling - A Stanley Rd. resident stated that sometime between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday August 21, an unknown actor(s) had gained entry into his residence by prying open a side entrance door. Once entry was gained the actor(s) removed a purple Dell laptop computer and a Trinity tablet. The Detective Bureau is investigating the ...

Update on South Orange-Maplewood School District Middle School Library Situation

August 27, 2016

After more than 6 months of fighting, over 1000 signatures and 2 petitions later, the Board of Education reversed their decision and directed the superintendent to hire a full time certified librarian for each middle school! 

Thank you to everyone who signed the petitions and shared them with family and friends. Your voices helped to bring back library services to the students and staff ...

The Argument in Favor of Restoring a Full Time Librarian

The argument in favor of restoring a full time librarian to South Orange Middle School (SOMS) can be made convincingly with facts. There is very real data showing the positive impact of a full time librarian. The financial resources that would go towards a dance teacher could easily be redirected to a librarian. 

And while these logical arguments are important, the experiences of ...

Open Houses - Aug. 27 and Aug. 28

The West Orange Alternative

People pay a premium to live in South Orange and Maplewood to have an easy commute into the city. What some people considering this area may not realize is that you can live in West Orange and still have easy access to the trains.

 

Did you know that West Orange offers free Jitney service to the South Orange and Orange train stations? So if ...

The Dirty Dozen, Less One

I recently experienced something of a meltdown in the egg aisle at the supermarket over which kind of eggs to buy.  After much consideration, I finally settled on the eggs I wanted (organic, free-range, and cage-free), when I discovered another problem.

The next time I opened an egg carton at the store, there was an egg missing.

Having been the victim of covert cracked eggs in the ...

Going for Brass

I get all teary-eyed watching the Olympics on TV.  You  know, the human drama, the sacrifice, the dedication, the thrill of competition, the athletic lip sync murmur to the national anthem on the podium.  

 

This year I discovered that there are many other Olympic champions besides the usual cadre of spring-wound gymnastic pixies and ferociously wedged, hairless swimmers ...

Millburn's Main St. to Open on Sept. 1

August 30, 2016

MILLBURN, NJ - Main Street, between Essex St. and Millburn Ave., in Millburn is scheduled to be open for vehicular traffic on Thursday evening, September 1, after rush-hour. The following changes are planned to take effect:

No left turn from Millburn Ave. to Main St.
No left turn from Essex St. to Main St.
No left turn from Main St. to Essex St.

Millburn Township ...

Essex County Completes Intersection Upgrade on Northfield Avenue

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The intersection of Northfield Ave. and Pleasant Valley Way/Cherry Lane was upgraded onThursday, Aug. 25, with new traffic signal equipment and a new design to enhance motor vehicle and pedestrian safety on Thursday.

The work is part of the Executive Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr.'s ongoing initiative to ensure infrastructure is ...

A New York State of Mind in Clark, New Jersey

August 21, 2016

CLARK, NJ – You may be right! I may be crazy! But “we didn’t start the fire.”  Swing by Oak Ridge Park on Wednesday night, Aug. 24, as Union County finishes off its 2016 Summer Arts Festival concert series with New York State of Mind, a Billy Joel tribute band.

“We wrap up another exciting summer of entertainment in our parks with a fabulous performance ...

Union Resdent Killed in Newark Bus Crash

UNION, NJ - Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose announced today that the Newark Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office are investigating a fatal bus crash that resulted in the death of a NJ TRANSIT bus driver and one passenger. 

Shortly after 6 a.m. today, Aug. 19, a NJ TRANSIT bus -- the 59 ...