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Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel Invites Public to Celebrate the Jewish New Year at Two Unique Services

September 24, 2016

Reform Synagogue will Hold an Informal Outdoor Service at 5:30 p.m., Oct. 2; Intergenerational Services on Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur Afternoons for Young Children, Parents and Caregivers

Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel (TSTI) the Reform synagogue in South Orange, invites those who wish to experience a more casual setting to start the Jewish New Year at its early erev Rosh Hashanah service on ...

Seton Hall University Invites the Public to Join in a Celebration at Seton Hall Weekend, Sept. 23-25

The public is invited to attend Seton Hall Weekend,Sept. 23 – 25, 2016.

“Seton Hall Weekend is a University tradition that celebrates our close ties enjoyed by students, parents, alumni, faculty, staff and he surrounding community,” said Events Director, Jennifer O’Sheal, who organizes the weekend.

Activities include: music and theater performances, ...

Former NY Giant Charles Way, Wife Tahesha join Komen North Jersey to Fight Breast Cancer; Way Joins 2017 'Pink Tie Guys' Class

Susan G. Komen North Jersey recently announced that former New York Giants player Charles Way has committed to being a 2017 Pink Tie Guy. The Susan G. Komen North Jersey Pink Tie Guys are partners in the Komen promise to save lives and end breast cancer forever. This exclusive group of gentleman are advocates of Komen North Jersey by helping to raise funds and spread the message about the ...

Benefit for C.H.O.W. Food Bank: PowerNet BizExpo on Thurs., Sept. 22

For this Thursday’s September 22 event benefiting the C.H.O.W. food bank for the second year, the independent networking group PowerNet has put together a small-business exposition called PowerNet BizExpo to enable business people to mingle with consumers from the area. (PowerNetNJ.com) (facebook.com/CHOWofLivingston)

The South Orange contingent will include Stanley Malbranch from ...

Upcoming Events

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Sat, September 24, 8:00 PM

Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, Summit

The How and the Why

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Sun, September 25, 11:00 AM

The Ethical Culture Society of Essex County, Maplewood

Family Colloquy on Education: Community Event ...

Education Religions And Spirituality

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Sun, September 25, 2:00 PM

Reeves-Reed Arboretum, Summit

Plein Air Workshop at Reeves-Reed Arboretum

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Sun, September 25, 8:00 PM

Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, Summit

The How and the Why

Arts & Entertainment

Obituary: John T. Theroux of South Orange

September 11, 2016

John T. Theroux

Born in Clarksburg, WVA on May 14, 1921
Departed on Sep. 8, 2016 and resided in South Orange, NJ

John T. Theroux, 95, of South Orange, died peacefully on September 8, 2016, at Cape Cod Hospital, surrounded by his family. He was spending time at his summer home in Dennis.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Mass of the Resurrection at ...

Obituary: Elsie M. DeCroce of Maplewood

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 ...

South Orange Police Chief: A Message Regarding Recent Terrorist Activities

September 21, 2016

The following was posted on the South Orange Police Department's Facebook page.

A MESSAGE FROM OUR CHIEF REGARDING RECENT TERRORIST ACTIVITIES:

In light of recent incidents and the arrest of a subject believed to be responsible for bombings in NY & NJ, South Orange Police Department would like residents to know that the men and woman who serve our community each and every day will ...

4th & Valley Design Unveiling on Mon., Sept. 19

On Monday, September 19th, at 8 p.m., at the Baird Center (5 Mead St), Meridia Development will unveil their vision for a 100+ apartment structure to be built at 4th Street and Valley in South Orange.

The Academy Heights Neighborhood Association encourages residents who are concerned with development as it impacts residents, transit, architectural style, and general ...

South Orange Police Blotter - Attempted Robbery on Prospect. St.

September 22, 2016

South Orange Police Blotter as of September 22

Attempted Robbery - A 19 year old resident of South Orange stated that he was walking into his apartment complex on Prospect St. on Tuesday, September 20, at approximately 11 p.m. when two actors followed him inside the premises and demanded he turn over his wallet. The victim stated that one of the actors brandished a ...

Maplewood Police Blotter: Reports of Shots Fired, Two Burglaries

September 16 - Shots Fired; At approximately 10:15 p.m., Maplewood Police received multiple calls for possible shots fired. Officers responded to and checked the area. Several shell casings were recovered at the intersection of Peach Tree Rd. and Woodside Rd. At the time of the incident, it did not appear that anything was struck by gun fire. The investigation is ...

It Is What It Is … Top Tips for Buying “As Is” Used Cars

Knock Knock …

A customer buys a pre-owned car in New Jersey “As Is,” and drives off the lot happy as a clam that she got a nice car for a great deal. Two weeks later, the “tire pressure” light comes on and the customer finds out she needs a new tire, caused by the dreaded “tire rot.” The customer returns to the dealership and cries foul, demanding ...

Why You Should Join A South Orange Neighborhood Association

Moving to a new area can be stressful, especially when you don't know anyone. Last weekend, South Orange reached out to new neighbors by hosting their annual Newcomer's Day. If you missed it, don't dismay. One of the first steps that new home owners can take to get involved is to join their local neighborhood association. 

Each neighborhood association is run by a president or ...

You’re Only as Old as You Dress

“Do you think this is too young for me?” asked a voice from behind me. I turned from the dressing room door where my teenage daughter was trying on clothes.

The “this” in question was a super-clingy, lycra mini dress in a black and purple animal print.

The “me” who was asking, was a 40-something year-old mom.

I was, quite literally, at a loss for ...

‘Bathing in Moonlight’ Recalls 1950s Cuba

PRINCETON, NJ – Although this  play by Nilo Cruz is set in 2015, reflecting both Cuba and Miami, the theme is closer to struggles at least 30 years earlier. 

A priest who falls in love would more likely become an Episcopalian or even a Unitarian. So this dichotomy makes the whole premise less than believable. It’s really “The Thornbirds” revisited.
Raul ...

In Your Community

Teen And Dad Join Team Atlantic Health System at Bike MS

Ryan Amalfitano, who turns 15 this weekend, plans to ride his bicycle 100 miles in two days.  He won't be alone ‑ he and his father, Chris Amalfitano, chair of the emergency department at Overlook Medical Center, are part of Team Atlantic Health System which is taking part in Bike MS, a nationwide fund-raising effort on Sept.17 and 18.

Their team and at least another 52 teams of ...

Suspect in Livingston Cyber Threats Re-Arrested After New Threats Surface on Social Media

September 24, 2016

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In connection with a threat against a Livingston resident, John Coulouris, 18, of Hackensack was re-arrested on Friday, Sept. 23, and charged with one count of terroristic threat, according to Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray and Livingston Police Chief Craig Handschuch.

Bail on the new charge has been set at $100,000, with no ten-percent option, by the ...

Bowcraft Announces 2017 Schedule as Zoning Board Plans to Meet on Property's Housing Site Plan

September 21, 2016

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ  —  Bowcraft Amusement Park on Route 22 West in Scotch Plains will operate this fall and plans to re-open for the 2017 season, it told customers Tuesday. The amusement park operators sent an email to their customer base to dispel the perception that Bowcraft's final days were imminent:

To Our Valued Customers,

There is much buzz in social ...