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Mon, July 27, 3:30 PM

Seton Hall University, South Orange

Seton Hall University Zoominar with President ...


Add to My Calendar 07/27/2020 3:30pm 07/27/2020 4:30pm America/New_York Seton Hall University Zoominar with President Joseph Nyre

Seton Hall University’s weekly talk show Thank God for Monday invites the community to attend a special Zoominar with President Joseph E. Nyre, Ph.D. on Monday, July 27 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Hosted by Brother Greg Cellini '85 and Gina Piro, the interview will include President Nyre's thoughts about his journey to the presidency, insights from his whirlwind first year at Seton ...

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New Jersey Date Night: Flavors of South America

November 30, 2020

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Now that we have Thanksgiving under (or perhaps a little over) our belts, New Jerseyans have had their fill of turkey, dressing and pie. Sure it was delicious, but when the hunger pangs return for both a dinner and a date night, we want a flavorful experience that’s a bit different. 

It was great ...

A New (Old) Kind of Holiday

Everyone is worried about the holidays and while I’m sad I can’t see my extended family I am also looking forward to this year because it is like the holidays of my childhood.

Having moved 3 hours away from all of our family when I was entering first grade and my parents quickly realized that the stress of holiday travel stole all its magic we spent every holiday with my immediate ...

Community Conversations: How To Win By Quitting Smoking

On the latest Community Conversation from Atlantic Health System, Dr. Stanley Fiel, Regional Chairman of Medicine, Atlantic Health System, explains why this year’s smoking cessation efforts are more important than ever.


Community Conversations: Healthy Holiday Decisions

The seasons of gratitude and giving can also come with some real dietary challenges. On this Community Conversation, Dr. Elkin Nunez, director of endocrinology at Atlantic Health System's Morristown Medical Center, will share some important tips to help those with diabetes make healthy holiday decisions.


Still Much to Be Thankful for This Thanksgiving, Despite Coronavirus

November 26, 2020

Thanksgiving is a special day of the year when we pause to give thanks for the blessings that we have. This year, the holiday has to be different - it will be smaller and more somber, virtual and outdoors or indoors with few people and the windows open.

That’s how we can safely, still show appreciation and give thanks.

As we celebrate this day, I would like to take a moment to ...

Maplewood Policer Blotter, Oct. 29 to Nov. 15

November 21, 2020

October 29, 2020; Damage to Home; At approximately 10:45 a.m., officers responded to a home on Field Rd. on a report of a possible bullet hole in the house. Officers spoke with the resident who located a bullet fragment on her bathroom floor and an entry hole from the bullet. It is believed that the round entered the home sometime during the early morning hours and it is not believed ...

Library Services Changing for December

December 1, 2020

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The services and hours for the two towns' libraries are changing for December due to the upswing in the pandemic.

In Maplewood, the library issued this advisory: 

"For the health and safety of the staff and public, both Main and Hilton will transition to curbside service starting Saturday, Dec. 5. Health and safety permitting, ...

Kings' Maplewood Location to Shutter Permanently

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Kings Food Store on Maplewood Avenue will shutter soon, said the communications rep for the grocery chain. The store is closed today and tomorrow to conduct inventory and then will reopen with merchandise at 50 percent off.

After receiving their 60-day layoff notice less than three weeks ago, “The company was able to offer positions to everyone in that ...

Weequahic Park Will Get a New Community Center in 2021

December 2, 2020

NEWARK, NJ — A new undertaking by Essex County will replace the aging community center building in the South Ward’s Weequahic Park, officials announced Wednesday. 

With the Feldman “Mootsie” Middleton Jr. Community Center no longer able to accommodate events and activities in the park, the county will erect a larger, modernized building for visitors. The ...

West Orange Arts Center Exhibit Offers Glimpse of Latinx Identity and Culture

WEST ORANGE, NJ — "Visiones de Identidad: A Latinx Perspective” — the West Orange Arts Council's latest exhibit that’s running both virtually on the WOAC website and in person at the West Orange Arts Center through Dec. 12 — puts the spotlight on the Hispanic community by highlighting the works of 12 Latinx artists based in the New York area.

Though ...

Murphy Orders Flags at Half Staff in NJ Thursday for Air Force Cpt. Kelliann Leli

December 2, 2020

TRENTION, NJ — NJ Gov. Phil Murphy ordered all U.S. and New Jersey flags to fly at half-staff on Thursday, December 3, 2020 in honor of US Air Force Captain Kelliann Leli of Parlin.

Leili passed away in a non-combat related vehicle incident while on active duty at Al Dhafra Air Base.

Rest in Peace.


Protest at Jasey's Maplewood ...

NJ Scout Saddened But Undeterred After Park Project Vandalized With Swastika

WESTFIELD, NJ — A Boy Scout Troop is setting things right in a local park after a vandal or vandals defaced an Eagle Scout project with graffiti, including a swastika.

Dhillon Patel, 16, who is working with Boy Scout Troop 72, learned last week that trail markers he had put up in Tamaques Park were defaced. A photo provided to TAPinto Westfield shows a black swastika drawn on ...

Be Your Own Boss: Start a TAPinto Franchise Today (WEBINAR)

December 2, 2020

Do you want to be your own boss?  Do you want to create financial independence while leaving a lasting legacy?  Are you a community leader?  

If so, owning a TAPinto local news site may be a good fit for you.  It's an affordable business opportunity with a low entry cost and high ROI.

Join us for an informational webinar about this exciting business ...

South Orange Village Center Alliance Awarded $75,000 COVID-19 Relief Grant from Main Street New Jersey Program

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – The South Orange Village Center Alliance (SOVCA) is pleased to announce that the organization has been awarded a $75,000 COVID-19 Relief Grant from the Main Street New Jersey (MSNJ) Program, one of only 11 New Jersey communities awarded this grant. SOVCA will use a portion of the funds to help seed a grant program of their own, focused on digital marketing. The ...

Atlantic Health System opens Clark-North Pavilion, featuring multispecialty services and urgent care

CLARK, NJ  — Atlantic Health System recently opened the Clark-North Pavilion, a new multi-specialty center that will provide important outpatient services, including urgent care, easily accessible to residents of Clark and southern Union County.

Located on Central Avenue, the Clark-North Pavilion was created in 28,000-square feet of space renovated to bring together high ...