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South Orange Police Blotter - Car Stolen from Parking Deck at 3rd and Valley; Arrest for 'Defiant Trespass' on Seton Hall Campus

February 15, 2017

Auto Theft - A Valley Street resident reported that between 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5 and 3:21 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 11, actor(s) unknown stole his vehicle (2011 Toyota) while it was parked in the residential parking deck located at 3rd and Valley.

Adult Arrest - Defiant Trespass - James Wise, a 19 year old South Orange resident was arrested on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at ...

Maplewood Police Blotter - Early Morning Robbery at 7-Eleven

February 10 - Robbery; At approximately 2:25 a.m., a male entered the 7-Eleven on Irvington Ave. wearing a mask and brandishing a handgun. He demanded the money from the registers before fleeing in a red Jeep into Irvington. The vehicle was later recovered in Newark. No one was injured.

February 7 - Burglary; During the daytime hours, entry was forced to a home on ...

South Orange Village Center Alliance Holds Annual Meeting

February 18, 2017

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The South Orange Village Center Alliance (SOVCA) held its 2017 annual public meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 6:30 p.m. at Boccone South in South Orange.

At this meeting, the SOVCA Board of Directors discussed the successful, and less successful, ventures of 2016, presented new event sponsorship opportunities for  2017, and opened the floor to residents and business ...

'Outdoor Movies Indoors' Begins this Sunday at The Woodland in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - On Sunday, Feb. 19, the Maplewood Office of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the SOMA Film Festival will show the movie “Moonrise Kingdom” at 7 p.m. at The Woodland (60 Woodland Rd.) in Maplewood.

This event, which is a part of Maplewood’s “Outdoor Movies Indoors," is free to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, ...

South Orange Declared Sanctuary City

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange’s Board of Trustees approved a resolution on Monday, Feb. 13, affirming the town’s commitment to equal treatment for all residents regardless of immigration status, which ultimately resulted in a vote to specifically use the term “sanctuary city.”

The resolution states that no South Orange official will condition or deny service ...

Upcoming Events

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Tue, February 21, 8:00 AM

Town Hall Deli, South Orange

Town Hall Deli Celebrates 90 Years with Special ...

Tue, February 21, 10:30 AM

Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University, South Orange

Learning to Fly

Arts & Entertainment

Tue, February 21, 7:00 PM

Montclair Public Library, Montclair

The Real Story of the Tuskegee Airmen

Arts & Entertainment Education Other

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Wed, February 22, 8:00 AM

Town Hall Deli, South Orange

Town Hall Deli Celebrates 90 Years with Special ...

Make Your Bathroom Sparkle

Make Your Bathroom Sparkle

When preparing to sell your home, it's important to make your home look as clean and new as possible. Shining up the bathroom is a must! Here are a few pointers to help your bathroom sparkle.

Replace the caulk. A simple and inexpensive fix to moldy, dis-colored caulk is to scrape it off and re-apply. Keep in mind that old silicone caulk will prevent new ...

Congressman Donald Payne, Jr. Reads Letter from Syrian Refugee in Bloomfield on House Floor

February 20, 2017

WASHINGTON D.C. - Congressman Donald Payne, Jr. spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives this week against President Donald Trump’s effort to bar Muslims and refugees.

As he address the House, he read a letter from Muhammad, a Syrian refugee who, along with his family, settled in Bloomfield in January prior to the signing of President Trump’s executive ...

Montclair Township Proposes 'Welcoming Community' Instead of 'Sanctuary City' Resolution

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Township is slated to vote on becoming a '"Welcoming Community" instead of a "Sanctuary City." during Tuesday's council meeting.

R-17-024 is a resolution being proposed by the governing body in Montclair. 

This groundbreaking resolution serves a similar purpose to sanctuary city status, many feel, ...

Demonstrators Protest Attempted Immigration Raid in Elizabeth

February 20, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ – “Say it loud, say it clear, immigrants are welcome here,” demonstrators chanted as they protested the attempt by Immigration and Customs Enforcement to take an Elizabeth woman into custody in raid that took place Friday, Feb. 16. They rallied in front of the Snyder Academy on Broad Street for a march that ended at City Hall.

The unidentified woman is a ...

MardiBRA: Supporting Women in Need; Clark Event March 11

CLARK, NJ - When asked to help those in need, many are quick to fill a bag with canned goods, gather the kids' outgrown clothes, or perhaps assemble a box of shampoo, soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes. While all of those items are needed and appreciated, many don't realize that some of the most basic, everyday necessities are among the least donated.

Often overlooked in the quest ...

Jan Kaminsky of Maplewood Selected from Thousands to Join Disney Parks Moms Panel

February 6, 2017

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - There's a little bit of Disney magic right here in SOMA since January, when local Maplewood mom Jan Kaminsky was chosen from thousands of applicants to be one of 12 new members of the 2017 Disney Parks Moms Panel.

As a Walt Disney World Resort specialist, Kaminsky will use her exceptional Disney vacation knowledge to help families plan and make the most out of ...

Getting Physical —Therapy, That Is: South Orange Rehabilitation and Wellness

February 20, 2017

South Orange Rehabilitation and Wellness Expands it’s Facilities to Better Serve the Community 

Acceptance of Physical Therapy Treatments has grown in recent years, due in part to the aging of the baby boomers, injuries from sports and activities, and the public’s interest drug-free remedies. 

To meet this increased demand, South Orange Rehabilitation and Wellness has ...

Jazz in the Loft: Frank Noviello

Get your groove on at our Sunday evening Jazz & Blues in the Loft concert series! Hear world-class musicians and vocalists from the region in the cabaret-style setting of the SOPAC Loft. This performance features Jazz vocalist Frank Noviello. Cash bar available. 

Jazz in the Loft concerts are curated and hosted by Lee Boswell-May. 

Frank Noviello is a true Jazz ...

Essex County 'Meet the Mayors' Breakfast Announced for April 1

Six local Chambers of Commerce, including Millburn-Short Hills, North Essex, West Orange, Maplewood, South Orange, and Livingston, are joining the League of Women Voters (LWV) of the Montclair area to host the 7th annual “Meet the Mayors” Breakfast from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 1 at Green Brook Country Club, 100 Green Brook Road in North Caldwell.
 
This is a ...