It’s Harvest Time! 5 Fun New Jersey Wineries to Visit this Autumn

September 24, 2020

Wine experts say that fall is prime time for visiting wineries in New Jersey because it is the harvest season, when grapes are ripe on the vine.  

Over the years, the Garden State has earned credibility as a quality wine-producing state, in great part due to its fertile soil.

If you’re looking for a fun way to spend a day this season, consider a trip to one of ...

Community Conversations: Take Charge of Your Health

September is National Preparedness Month, so now is the time to take charge of your health. On the next Atlantic Health System Community Conversation, Scott Lauter, MD, MBA, FACP, FHM, Chief Medical Officer, Atlantic Medical Group and Faith Goldman, MD, Atlantic Breast Associates - Branchburg share some crucial information and answer your questions about the screenings and examinations you should ...

CentraState Healthcare System and Atlantic Health System Seek Expanded Partnership

Systems sign Letter of Intent to build upon successful clinical affiliation

Building on a history of successful collaboration to improve the health of residents across northern and central New Jersey, CentraState Healthcare System and Atlantic Health System have signed a Letter of Intent to create a unique model for health system co-ownership. Upon completion of this expanded ...

Why we should not be picking and choosing which subjects are "important" during a pandemic

September 21, 2020

Removing Music, Art, PE, and Library from the K-2 schedule and making it so that “families will have the flexibility to complete courses at their own pace” is not an appropriate response to the concerns parents expressed about screen time for our youngest learners. My role if elected to the BOE is to make sure that students are receiving a “thorough and efficient ...

Maplewood Police Blotter, Sept. 9-14

September 21, 2020

September 9, 2020; Bicycle Thefts; During the daytime hours, two bicycles were stolen from the Dunnell Rd side of the train station.

September 11, 2020; Motor Vehicle Theft; At approximately 7:15 p.m. an unsecured vehicle with the keys left in it was stolen from the driveway of a home on Sommer Ave.  It was later located in Newark.

September 14, 2020; At approximately 1:15 a.m., ...

Springfield Avenue Events This Weekend

September 25, 2020

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — This early fall weekend, lots of events will be happening on Springfield Avenue which are social distancing friendly:

On Friday, Sept. 25, Maplewood is celebrating a new business. The ribbon cutting for Joe Canal's Discount Liquor Outlet will be at 1:45 p.m. at their location, 1830 Springfield Avenue.

On Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., ...

Irvington Avenue Streetscape Improvements Have Begun

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Three towns are finally seeing improvements long promised to the Irvington Avenue corridor that traverses South Orange, Maplewood, and Newark.

Essex County has begun construction "to modernize Irvington Avenue," the County said in a statement. Essex County will be updating crosswalks, curbs, lighting and trash receptacles along Irvington ...

Upcoming Events


Sat, September 26, 8:00 AM

South Orange




Sat, September 26, 9:00 AM

New Providence Presbyterian Church, New Providence

Drive Thru Diaper Donation Collection Event

Giving Back


Tue, September 29, 7:15 PM

South Orange

The Board of Trustees Meeting- Executive Session



Tue, September 29, 8:00 PM

South Orange

The Regular Meeting of The Board of Trustees- ...


Zubieta for BOE 2020

September 24, 2020

Leslie Waller

September 23, 2020

To Whom It May Concern:

It is with deep sincerity that I support Kamal Zubieta for a one-year unexpired term on the Board of Education.

I have known Kamal and her family for over 15 years.  She has extensive knowledge of what she is willing to volunteer her time undertaking because she has spent her life championing her three ...

Newark’s Own Etsy Platform Uplifts Local Entrepreneurs With Built-in Business Support

September 24, 2020

NEWARK, NJ — In the days before everyone’s established way of life came to a crashing halt, Newark resident Monifa Kincaid was just getting into her groove as a working artist, “pumping it up” to hit upcoming pop-up events and make more connections. 

But as the story goes, the dream-crusher COVID-19 came, and Kincaid, a former choreographer and dance teacher who ...

Public School Enrollment Continues to Climb in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — After years of decreasing enrollment and a general lack of trust in its public schools, state data shows that Newark’s public schools have posted their fifth consecutive year of enrollment growth. 

Newark’s district and charter schools combined to serve nearly 54,000 students in the 2019-20 school year—an increase of over 1,800 students since the prior ...

Massive Ship Passes Under Bayonne Bridge, Marks New Era in Ocean Cargo Transport

September 19, 2020

BAYONNE, NJ - The 1,200-foot-long CMA CGM Brazil  passed under the Bayonne Bridge on Saturday heading to the Port Newark-Elizabeth Marine Terminal. The huge vessel was the largest container ship ever to call on the bi-state port, or any other port on the U.S. East Coast.

Although the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey successfully raised the Bayonne Bridge in 2019 to ...

NJ Asks You to Look Out for Drooling Deer

The Division's Office of Fish and Wildlife Health and Forensics is asking those who are out in the fields and woods of New Jersey at this time of year to be alert for deer that may be affected by Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) and to report any suspected cases to the Division. 

Hemorrhagic Disease (HD) is a common viral disease in deer that is transmitted by biting ...

Freeholder Board Supports State Senate Bill Providing Criminal And Social Justice Reform On Marijuana Related Offenses

September 25, 2020

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Freeholder Board passed a resolution this week in support of New Jersey State Senate Bill 2535 ("S2535"), which would provide criminal and social justice reform on certain marijuana and hashish offenses. Upon passage, the bill will decriminalize possession and distribution of less than one pound of marijuana. The bill will also raise awareness ...

IRS highlights employer credits for businesses during Small Business Week

WASHINGTON —During Small Business Week, the Internal Revenue Service reminds business owners and self-employed individuals of the employer credits available to them during COVID-19.  

These credits were specially created to help small business owners during this unprecedented time. During Small Business Week, the IRS wants to ensure all eligible people know about the relief ...

SOPAC presents Independent Voices: A Virtual Conversation with NY Times Columnist and Editor Bret Stephens Thursday, Oct.1 at 7:30PM

The South Orange Performing Arts Center is pleased to present its first event of the 2020-21 season, Independent Voices: An Evening with Bret Stephens, moderated by Budd Mishkin. The event will be presented through Zoom technology online on Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m. Bret Stephens is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who is acclaimed for his knowledge and insight into world affairs, and his clear-eyed ...