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Seasonal Recipe: Apple Cider Cranberry Sauce

November 17, 2018

Apple cider adds a bit of warm spice to this easy Thanksgiving side dish.


12 oz. fresh cranberries, about 3 ½ cups

1 cup granulated sugar

½ cup apple cider

Rinse berries and pick them over to remove any leaves or stems that might be mixed in.

Combine all ingredients in a small pot. Cook, stirring, over medium-high heat, until all of the berries ...

Warm and Fuzzy

Thanksgiving is a little over a week away and if you are anything like us you may be stressing over what to wear on the big day. Whether you are cooking for your whole family, friends or letting someone else do all the work we have just what you need to help you look and feel warm and fuzzy.

Men you would look swagger in one of our retro cashmere sweaters and ladies we have new flannel ...


AtlantiCast: Episode 22

On this week’s AtlantiCast, learn how Atlantic Health System is accelerating the pace of medical breakthroughs in the fight against cancer, AHS and the New York Jets make a crucial catch, meet New Jersey’s only cardiac “Shock Team,” find out some key warning signs to know if you have Thyroid Cancer and much more!


Post-Election Statement from Ileana A. Castillo, Independent Candidate for Maplewood Township Committee

November 14, 2018

Hello Maplewood, 

First of all, I want to extend a big Thank you to all the 1,175 voters who trusted me and put their faith in my candidacy. I will always be forever grateful that you believed in me and I wish I could hug and thank you all in person. 

As you know, I lost the election but I don’t consider this to be a failure. I see this as a wonderful experience where ...

Thank You from Board of Education Candidate Bruno Navarro

When I sat in the hallway outside the Essex County Clerk’s Office in July, trying to think of a three-word slogan for my Board of Education run, the words “Transparency, Accountability, Dignity” quickly came to mind.

Over the course of the next few months, I sat in living rooms, coffee shops and schoolyards across South Orange and Maplewood — and even a ...

Maplewood Police Blotter - Apartment Burglary and Stolen Van Reported

November 16, 2018

November 6, 2018; Motor Vehicle Theft; During the overnight hours a commercial van was stolen from a business on Newark Way.

November 7, 2018; Theft; At approximately 5:15 PM a male reported that while playing basketball at Memorial Park, several items were removed from his backpack that was placed on the side of the court.

November 8, 2018; Burglary; During the evening hours, an ...

Maplewood Police Blotter - Teenager Arrested, Charged with Theft

October 29, 2018; Motor Vehicle Theft; During the early morning hours a van was stolen from a residence on VanNess Ter.

October 30, 2018; Theft; At approximately 9:45 PM a male walking on Academy St was approached by an unknown male who stole his backpack. Officers responded to the area and were able to locate the male and backpack. The male, identified as 18 year old ...

Maplewood Mayor Vic De Luca and Township Committee Issue Statement on Winter Storm Avery

November 17, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The following statement was issued on Saturday, November 17, from Maplewood Mayor Vic De Luca and the Maplewood Township Committee regarding Thursday's winter storm.

The full statement is below: 

To the Maplewood Community:
Maplewood’s Emergency Management Team reviewed the Township’s response to Thursday’s snow storm and will be ...

No Jitney Service in Maplewood and South Orange on Thanksgiving, Nov. 22, and Friday, Nov. 23

MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - There is no jitney service in Maplewood and South Orange on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 22, or the following day, Friday, Nov. 23, according to the Jitney service schedule.

The full list of holidays with no Jitney service in Maplewood are: New Years Day, Martin Luther King Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, ...

Upcoming Events


Sat, November 17, 10:00 AM

Maplewood Memorial LIbrary, Maplewood

Fall Book Sale - Friends of Maplewood Library



Sat, November 17, 11:00 AM

Judi House, South Orange

JESPY House Holiday Craft Fair

Arts & Entertainment


Sat, November 17, 3:00 PM

Maplewood Memorial Library, Maplewood

Art Reception and Music at the Maplewood Library

Arts & Entertainment


Wed, November 21, 8:30 PM

Par440 Restaurant & Lounge, Short Hills

Red Light Band at Par440

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink

Vote for Maini and Farfan for SOMSD Board of Education

November 5, 2018

Dear Editor,

I am writing to endorse Annemarie Maini and Javier Farfan for the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education.

For the past 10 months, I have had the pleasure of serving on the Board with Annemarie Maini, and in the last few months have had the opportunity to get to know Javier Farfan. I wholeheartedly and without reservation support both for seats on the SOMSD Board of ...

Vote for Maini and Farfan for SOMSD Board of Education

Dear Neighbors,

Three years ago, I endorsed Annemarie Maini for the Board of Education because—having worked with her for several years on Presidents’ Council—I knew that she was, even among a group of other smart, deeply committed, and engaged parent volunteers, unique: the one who always went the extra mile.

Annemarie proactively reached out to others to ...

Atlantic View

Morristown Medical Center Becomes First Hospital to Implement BEACON Advanced Energy Laser System

Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center has become the first hospital to implement the BEACON Advanced Energy Laser System, a unique tissue-sparing, CO2 laser-driven system which enables physicians to conduct complex surgeries in space-restricted areas of the body with greater accuracy and precision than ever before.

While flexible fiber-based CO2 surgery has long ...

Governor Phil Murphy Thanks Chit Chat Diner for Sheltering West Orange Students in Storm

November 17, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ – New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy stopped by the West Orange diner that opened its doors and its kitchen to students stranded on school buses during Thursday’s storm.

The Chit Chat Diner, located on Eagle Rock Avenue near the Eagle Rock Reservation, welcomed 11 buses full of West Orange students who were stranded for hours during the storm.

“I’m glad ...

Snowstorm Results in Unexpected Slumber Party for West Orange Students

WEST ORANGE , NJ — They raided the kitchen, turned the auditorium into a movie theater and played games in the gym—that’s how West Orange educators helped students stranded at the schools to weather the storm that paralyzed the region on Thursday night.

Photos from around the district showed smiling students with ice cream, grinning staffers who prepared food for ...

Union Rotary Hosts Its 9th Automobilia Event to Benefit Union Child and Homeless Veterans

November 17, 2018

UNION, NJ – The Rotary Club of Union held its 9th Annual Automobilia Night, the Rotary’s major fundraising event, Friday evening, as guests marveled at the private collection of automobiles, bicycles, games, and thousands of other items of memorabilia. The evening was hosted by the Rotary Club and the Rotaract Club of Kean University. 

Herb Singe, one of the ...

Woman Identified in Fatal Train Accident in New Providence

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Susan Brown, 61 years old, of New Providence was killed Thursday after her 2015 Nissan Altima was struck by the #0432 NJ Transit Gladstone train at the Union Avenue crossing in New Providence Thursday evening during a snow storm. Brown was pronounced dead at Morristown Memorial Hospital.

The train originated from Gladstone and was running 30 ...

Join Durand-Hedden this Sunday, November 18, for "Maplewood and Durand-Hedden Remember the Great War"

November 16, 2018

Maplewood and Durand-Hedden Remember the Great War
At the Centennial of the WWI Armistice, Sunday, Nov. 18, 1pm to 4pm

One hundred and one years ago, the United States declared war on Germany, joining the First World War, and the impact was felt in the small town of Maplewood, NJ. Join Durand-Hedden on November 18 from 1pm to 4pm as we learn more about the Great War.
Over 100 ...

Maplewood Village Construction Update

As a result of the unforeseen recent state of emergency, construction in the Village relating to the first phase of the sidewalk improvement project will come to an end on Monday, November 19, 2018.  Crews will be out from 9:00am to 2:00pm.  Work will be contained to the NJ Transit lot island.  There will be no road closures during this time.  ...

Thanksgiving at Par 440

Take a break from the kitchen duties this year! Par 440 will be offering a special prix fixe Thanksgiving Menu alongside our regularly available ones on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22. Looking for a place to watch the game? We got you covered! We'll have all 3 games playing barside on our HDTVs.

Feel free to download a copy of our Thanksgiving Day menu below!

Download Here

Make a ...