Are you preparing to return to work? NJ TRANSIT is ready for you.

NEW JERSEY — The pandemic resulted in a unique work-from-home model for many New Jersey residents, with a “new normal” evolving as infection rates decline.

While some employers may intend to keep remote work options in place, a growing trend reveals many companies transitioning back to in-person workplaces.

Roadways already show evidence of rush-hour congestion as workers ...

What is a Wasp

Every year, around 62 people die from hornet, wasp, or bee stings. These creatures may be little, but they can be very dangerous if you or someone you know has an allergy. 

You may be allergic to a particular insect, which means it's important to know the difference between them.

So what is a wasp? And how can you identify them? We'll discuss these ...

In Season: The Best Ways to Cook NJ Sweet Corn

July 28, 2021

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey sweet corn is in season until the beginning of September. Take advantage of this local summer veggie by eating it as soon as possible after it’s picked — the sugar turns to starch as it ages.

For storage, keep fresh corn on the cob in the husk in the fridge. Once you’re ready to enjoy your corn, remove the husk and silk, wash it and try one of ...

5 Cool Tips to Prevent Heat-Related Illness

You’re finishing up your afternoon walk on a scorching 90-degree day when you feel a little dizzy. You check your pulse. It’s faster than normal. You’re sweating, and you feel a cramp in your left leg. Should you head indoors?

Yes, says Alexander Sarenac, MD, an emergency medicine physician with Atlantic AdvancED Urgent Care. “These are all signs of a health condition ...

Bring the Sunshine Indoors With These 4 Simple Décor Ideas

As summer approaches, everyone is eager to spend more time outside enjoying the sun. It’s also the perfect time to transition your home décor to reflect the added daylight and brightness outside. If you’re ready to bring more of the sunshine inside this season, here are four great ways to easily update your décor for a lighter and brighter feeling.

Clean and ...

How to Incorporate Chalk Paint Into Your Next Project

Chalk paint is all the rage for that cozy richness it gives to furniture, décor, and even walls. The matte finish adds a softness to bold colors and a thickness that covers even the most worn down surfaces.


Home decorating moguls love chalk paint, and now you can, too - here’s the lowdown on why, where, and how to use chalk paint for your next DIY decorating ...

5 Minute Intervals Or 30 Minutes At Once: Which Is Better?

Squeezing in time to exercise can be challenging, especially if you juggle a hectic schedule. But staying physically active is one of the most important things you can do for your health as you age.

Given the increasing popularity of 5-minute interval workouts (or High-Intensity Interval Training – HIIT), swapping short bursts of moderately intense and vigorous aerobic exercise followed ...

8 Simple Activities To Enjoy With Your Grandkids

Spending quality time with your grandkids (and kids) adds joy and laughter to any given day. Just basking in a child’s boundless energy and carefree silliness can boost your mood and make you smile. But joining in the fun also keeps you physically and mentally active – and research shows that multigenerational interaction is good for older adults and kids.


If you’re ...

Statement on Anti-Semitism From Maplewood and South Orange Governing Bodies

July 16, 2021



We are proud to live in and serve the South Orange and Maplewood communities. The diversity of our towns add to their richness and, for many of us, was one of the reasons we were drawn to these communities. Living in diversity brings with it not only blessings but also responsibility. We have not been immune to the increased bias and hate that has taken root in our ...

Millburn Eagle Scout's Project Raises Awareness of Township Historic Sites

July 26, 2021

Millburn Eagle Scout Peter Nascone was inspired to restore signs on Millburn's Veterans Memorial Path while working on another scout's Eagle Project at the Parsil Family Cemetery, where he noticed many faded signs.

Established by the township in 2004, The Veterans Memorial Path offers 17 points of interest which include plaques, monuments, signs and flags in memory of veterans from the ...

Gun Buy-Back Event Coming to Newark, East Orange

NEWARK, NJ — A gun buyback event will be held in Newark next month at the Prudential Center as part of comprehensive efforts to reduce gun violence, New Jersey Acting Attorney General Andrew Bruck announced. 

In partnership with Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens, and Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill, Bruck ...

Elizabeth Police Department Seeking Assistance in Locating Missing Man With Dementia

July 25, 2021

ELIZABETH, NJ — The Elizabeth Police Department is seeking help in locating a missing person with dementia. 

Joao Branco, 67, was last seen at approximately 11:00 a.m. on July 23, 2021, wearing blue plaid boxer shorts, a gray tank top shirt, a gold ring and watch, and was either barefoot or had on sandals. Joao is 5’8”, approximately 160-180 pounds, brown eyes, gray ...

Fatal Shooting Thursday Night in Hillside is Under Investigation

HILLSIDE, NJ — A fatal shooting that took place in Hillside Thursday night is under active investigation, Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel announced Friday.

The deceased victim has been identified as 31-year-old Steven Zimmerman of Hillside.

Members of the Hillside Police Department responded to the 1400 block of North Broad Street shortly before 10 p.m. Thursday and found ...

Get Your Child Ready For Fall Sports - Tips and Upcoming Screenings at Saint Barnabas

July 29, 2021

Young athletes looking to get back into the game should start conditioning now.

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The easing of COVID-19 restrictions has meant that children can begin to play sports competitively again. However, young athletes should be sure they’re physically ready to jump back into team sports.

“Before the pandemic, regular activities like gym class, recreation leagues ...

End of July Specials at Sadie's

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Come find your summer savings at Sadie's. 

We are running a special at Sadie’s: Stop in and grab a scratch off ticket for a chance to win. Will you get 10 percent off a purchase, or $10 off a purchase? Maybe it will be $20 off a purchase of $50 or more, or a free beach kit or a Faceplant Dreams graphic tee.

You have the rest of July to scratch off ...

Overlook Medical Center marks opening of new South Garage, improving parking throughout hospital campus

SUMMIT, NJ – JULY 22, 2021 – Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center today marked the opening of its new South Garage, a recently completed, state-of-the-art employee parking structure that will improve parking throughout the campus.

The 234,000 square-foot garage includes 648 parking spaces and two elevators. The seven-level garage features recharge stations for ...