As Food Delivery Booms, More Ghost Kitchens Emerge in NJ

March 2, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Delivery has become our new best friend over the past year. With the pandemic almost a year old and numerous delivery services at our fingertips, the idea of having food come to you (instead of the other way around) has become commonplace.

After the initial shock and shut downs of the pandemic, New Jersey restaurants were put through the wringer with ...

Atlantic Health System’s Morristown and Overlook Medical Centers Named Among World’s Best Hospitals and Best Hospitals for Infection Prevention by Newsweek

Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center have been named among the World’s Best Hospitals by Newsweek for the third consecutive year of the publication’s ranking. In addition, both Morristown and Overlook are ranked among the Best Hospitals for Infection Prevention in 2021.

The World’s Best Hospitals 2021 ranking is based on ...

COVID19: Vitamin D and the Sunshine at the End of the Tunnel

As a pediatric orthopaedist, I regularly discuss bone health with my patients, expounding on the multitude of benefits of vitamin D supplementation. Vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, is a cheap, easily available nutrient that impacts bone quality and is known to boost immunity, which is especially relevant as we try to stay healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

What is profoundly interesting is ...

With Options for In-person PT Limited by the Pandemic, this New Jersey Rehabilitation Provider Used an App to Help Patients Find What They Needed

As the COVID-19 virus began to arise in communities throughout New Jersey, Atlantic Health System worked quickly to adapt and implement new methods in order to continue to deliver safe, exceptional care to patients.

While the health system was able to deploy telemedicine alternatives for many situations, there were many settings that still relied on in-person care – rehabilitation ...

Black History Month Guest Column: My Village – South Orange, Then and Now

February 27, 2021

The year was 1981. Ronald Reagan was in office. The country was facing a recession. MTV was bursting onto the scene with a hot new visual music medium and a group called the Sugar Hill Gang was introducing the world to hip hop with their smash hit, “Rapper’s Delight.” 

For my family, it was the year my parents made one of the biggest sacrifices and best decisions of ...

Changing Your Self Image Can Change Your Life

What slows down our personal and professional growth? What holds us back from reaching out, making connections, having conversations, and building relationships? Most importantly, what keeps us back from Standing Out? What makes it difficult for us to reach out and talk to people?

I know for myself it was always the hidden self-image that I had. This poor self-image held me back from being the ...

Maplewood Police Blotter, February 16-25

February 28, 2021

February 17, 2021; Motor Vehicle Theft; At approximately 12:45 p.m., a vehicle left parked and running on Jacoby Street was stolen.

February 21, 2021; Shoplifting; at 6:45 p.m., officers responded to Wawa on a report of a male placing candy inside his bag. The male, later identified as Terrell White age 46 of Newark, was detained. He was charged on a summons for ...

Maplewood Police Blotter, Feb. 1-15

February 5, 2021: Recovered Stolen Vehicle; A vehicle stolen out of Elizabeth was recovered by officers on Irvington Avenue.

February 12, 2021; Motor Vehicle Theft; At 3 p.m. a vehicle left running in the driveway of a Boyden Parkway South residence was entered and stolen by two males.

February 12, 2021; Package Theft; During the afternoon hours packages were stolen from a ...

Montclair Parents File Federal Class Action Lawsuit Against School District Over Remote Learning

March 1, 2021

MONTCLAIR, NJ — A class-action lawsuit has been filed in Federal Court against the Montclair School District after teachers and staff refused to return to in-person instruction, according to documents.

Eight families filed last week after retaining attorney Keri Donohue Avellini.

Avellini is also the attorney representing families suing the South Orange-Maplewood School ...

Woman Injured After Jumping From Roof During House Fire

NEWARK, NJ — A woman in Newark was injured on Friday after leaping from her roof as her home was caught ablaze. 

At approximately 9:18 a.m., firefighters responded to a call for fire at a two-story home at 384 South 19th St., Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose said.

As firefighters observed flames and smoke coming from a top-floor window, they reported that ...

State PBA: New Jersey's Recreational Marijuana Law 'Dangerously Ties' Law Enforcement's Hands

February 26, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Earlier this week, Gov. Phil Murphy signed three bills to legalize recreational marijuana use in the Garden State and establish a regulated cannabis market within the next six months. Shortly after, however, the New Jersey State Policemen's Benevolent Association (PBA) issued a statement, warning members and law enforcement officers that the 'marijuana legalization ...

History Made for Springfield Fire Department, as First Female Firefighter Sworn In

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — In a swearing-in ceremony held at town hall on Wednesday morning, Stephanie Bagniewski made history, becoming the first female firefighter that the Springfield Fire Department has ever had.

Bagniewski was appointed as a probationary firefighter by resolution 2021-70 at the Springfield Township Committee meeting on Tuesday. With her history-making ...

South Mountain YMCA Launches 2021 Annual Campaign to Support Community Needs

March 2, 2021

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Mountain YMCA recently launched its annual fundraising campaign to help ensure that everyone in the local community has access to vital community programs and resources that support youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

Every day, the Y works to support the people and neighborhoods that need it most by addressing community issues, such as ...

SOMA Celebrates Women’s History Month

Elected officials in Maplewood and South Orange, in partnership with township departments, divisions, and organizations, join with local business districts to celebrate the achievements of women. The focus for 2021 is ‘Women Lifting Women’ which will be realized through more than 45 unique events including safe, socially distant and/or virtual concerts, performances, author events, ...

Measure Designating February 14 as Frederick Douglass Day in New Jersey Clears Legislature, Heads to Gov

TRENTON, NJ — Legislation commemorating the chosen birthday of abolitionist Frederick Douglass cleared the full Assembly on Monday, 70-0. It will now go to the Governor’s desk.

The resolution (AJR-180/SJR-93) will declare February 14 as ‘Frederick Douglass Day’ in New Jersey.

Frederick Douglass, a renowned African-American abolitionist, human rights activist, ...