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Family-Friendly Chocolate Festival Coming to New Jersey Jan. 27

January 19, 2019

Attention chocoholics: The Chocolate Expo is coming to the Garden State Plaza in Paramaus, NJ, on Sunday, Jan. 27, from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Now in its 11th year, organizers claim that it’s America’s largest chocolate festival.

Local, regional and international vendors at the expo will offer tastings and sales of gourmet chocolates, baked goods, ...

Maplewood Police Blotter: Armed Robbery Reported at 7-Eleven

January 18, 2019

January 7, 2019; Armed Robbery; At approximately 1:30 AM, two males wearing mask entered the 7-Eleven on Springfield Ave.  One of the males took out a handgun and demanded that the clerk open the registers.  The two males then took the cash from the registers and fled the store.  The clerk was not injured.

January 7, 2019; Stolen Vehicle; At approximately ...

Millburn Police Blotter: Motor Vehicle Theft Reported at The Short Hills Mall

On January 8, 2019 Millburn Police Officer Lanni responded to a Myrtle Ave residence on a theft report. The resident reports the theft of a package valued at $150.00 containing a jacket. The incident is under investigation by the Millburn Police Detective Bureau.

On January 8, 2019 Millburn Police Officer O’Neill responded to Bloomingdales on a fraud report. Bloomingdales personnel ...

Snow Storm Headed to SOMA this Weekend: Latest Updates and Information

January 18, 2019

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The National Weather Service (NWS) has upgraded the Winter Storm Watch for this weekend to a Winter Storm Warning, which is in effect from noon on Saturday to 6 p.m on Sunday.

The 6 p.m. update from the NWS on Friday predicted "total snow accumulations of 6 to 10 inches and ice accumulations of around one tenth of an inch expected," which is an ...

Classic Maplewood Presents a Concert for Young People on Sunday, Jan. 20 at The Woodland

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Department of Recreation and Cultural Affairs will present a “Young People’s” classical music concert on Sunday, Jan. 20, according to a press release from Andrew Fishman of the Maplewood Office of Cultural Affairs.

The concert will be performed by the Maplewood Camerata, a 15-member ensemble of local musicians, and will includes two ...

Upcoming Events

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Sun, January 20, 3:00 PM

Congregation Beth Hatikvah, Summit

Cafe Q

Other

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Fri, January 25, 6:00 PM

Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University, South Orange

Strange Attractors, Art Exhibition Opening ...

Arts & Entertainment

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Sat, January 26, 10:00 AM

Maplewood Memorial Library, Maplewood

Bag-of-Books Sale - Friends of Maplewood Library

Education Giving Back

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Sat, January 26, 11:00 AM

NJPAC Center for Arts Education, Newark

Open House! Saturday & Summer Programs at NJPAC

Arts & Entertainment Education

Essex County Asks Residents Not to Park on County Roads During Snow Event

January 18, 2019

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ  – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura are asking that residents do not park on county roads from Saturday, Jan. 19, to Sunday, Jan. 20. Keeping the roads open will make it easier to remove snow and enable public works crews to plow from curb to curb.

Weather forecasts indicate a significant snowstorm ...

New Life to be Brought to Historic, Abandoned Home in Newark's North Ward

NEWARK, NJ - A solitary note from a piano rang through 276 Delavan Ave. when a potential buyer mistakenly pressed down on one key.

The instrument sat among broken lamps and damp books in a corner of the dark living room. It was one of many remnants leftover from the previous owner that was looked over by those interested in bidding for the house.

None knew the home had once belonged to ...

TAPinto Cold Weather Safety Tips for Your Pets

January 18, 2019

UNION, NJ - You're probably already aware of the risks posed by warm weather and leaving pets in hot cars, but did you know that cold weather also poses serious threats to your pet’s health?

The Westfield Veterinary Group has some tips to keep your pet safe during the cold New Jersey winter.

Limit the time outdoors since ears and toes are prone to frostbite.
Check paws ...

Union Man Charged in Connection with Alcohol-Fueled Linden Wreck that Took Hillside Officer’s Life

UNION, NJ — A Union man has been arrested and charged with being responsible for the alcohol-related motor vehicle collision that took the life of his passenger, an off-duty Hillside police officer, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan and Linden Police Chief David Hart jointly announced Tuesday.

Ricardo Dos-Santos, 29, is charged with second-degree vehicular homicide and ...

Emeritus Atlantic Health System Board Member Named Trustee of the Year

January 19, 2019

Robert E. Mulcahy III wins NJHA Healthcare Leader AwardRobert E. Mulcahy III wins NJHA Healthcare Leader Award

Atlantic Health System is proud to announce that Robert E. Mulcahy III was named 2019 Health System Trustee of the Year by the New Jersey Hospital Association. The Trustee of the Year honor, one of the Healthcare Leader Awards bestowed annually by NJHA, recognizes outstanding ...

Update from the South Orange Office of Emergency Management: January 19 Winter Storm

The Township of South Orange Village Office of Emergency Management is monitoring the impending Winter Storm.

Please check the website for updated information throughout the storm.

Weather:

PRECIPITATION DEVELOPING AS: SNOW ON (DAY): SATURDAY AT APPROXIMATELY: 4-6PM

PRECIPITATION CHANGING TO: RAIN BETWEEN: 10PM-MIDNIGHT ON: SATURDAY NIGHT THEN CHANGING TO: SNOW BETWEEN: ...

Winter Storm Watch in Effect: January 19th through January 20th

The Township of Maplewood is preparing for Saturday’s predicted winter storm and would like to inform residents on how they can prepare and direct them to important services that will be available to them.

The Township’s warming station is located at the DeHart Community Center, 120 Burnett Ave for anyone without access to heat when temperatures drop.  A separate notification ...