Our Devotion to the Denim Jacket Endures

Over the span of the last century, many workwear styles have evolved from being
strictly utilitarian and functional to becoming fashionable mainstays in their own right.
When we contemplate this, what immediately comes to mind is the 5-pocket jean,
originally designed by Levi Strauss in 1873. Originally worn by farmers and other
laymen, this garment, as we well know, has transcended into a ...

Financial Insights by Gary T Jones

Many people plan to take an early retirement, so when that day arrives, they’re ready for it. But what if you were to face an unplanned retirement? Would you be prepared to deal with the financial issues?

It’s something worth thinking about, because any number of factors — illness, a spouse’s illness, downsizing, other issues — could lead to an abrupt ...

Maplewood Police Blotter

March 24, 2023

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - March 9, 2023:  Motor Vehicle Theft:  Maplewood Police received a walk-in citizen report from a resident of 200 Boyden Avenue that his Honda Accord was stolen sometime between 3/8/23 and 3/15/23.  The vehicle was recovered on 3/21/23 in Long Beach New York.  

March 22, 2023:  Theft by Deception Arrest:  On 3/22/23, Maplewood Police Detectives ...

South Orange Police Blotter

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The following Police Blotter was all posted on: March 20, 2023:

Robbery Arrest

On March 1, 2023, at approximately 6pm victim was walking east on Village Road when she was attached.  Male subject knocked victim to the ground and stole her backpack.  He fled on foot towards Ward Place and victim gave chase.  Suspect entered a waiting Audi on Montague Place ...

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Newark Seeks Construction Partners for ‘Equitable Housing’ Push

March 25, 2023

NEWARK, NJ — Can you swing a hammer like a pro? Rewire or plumb a long-vacant house? Perhaps you’ve got the know-how to hire and manage others with those valuable skills.

If so, you could be among the construction partners the City of Newark wants for its latest “equitable housing” initiative.

This goal of the program – which Mayor Ras J. Baraka created ...

Oil Heat Cares Helps an Elderly Woman Get a New Boiler

MAPLEWOOD – This winter, Elaine Pickerel, 87, has been warm and safe in her home in Warren, where she has lived for 63 years with her late husband, Everett.

But that fact was in question last fall, when her faulty boiler was no longer working efficiently and needed to be replaced. The widow, on a fixed income, could not afford such an expense.

Pickerel is a long-time ...

Rep. Sherrill: “TikTok CEO’s answers were insufficient and troubling”

March 25, 2023

WASHINGTON, DC— Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11), a member of the House Select Committee on the Strategic Competition Between the US and Chinese Communist Party, released the following statement after today’s testimony by TikTok CEO Shou Chew in front of the House Energy and Commerce Committee: 

“The Select Committee has been strongly engaged on the threat of ...

Join Achieve for Maker Madness 2023

Achieve invites all families to join us on Saturday, April 29th from 10am-3pm as we celebrate everything STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) at Maker Madness 2023. Started in 2015 as a way to encourage students throughout the district to have a chance to satisfy their scientific curiosity and spend a day of hands-on learning in a fun environment, Maker Madness has welcomed ...

RWJBarnabas Health Recognized by GHX as 2022 “Best 50” Healthcare Provider for Supply Chain Excellence

WEST ORANGE, NJ – RWJBarnabas Health, the largest, most comprehensive academic health care system in New Jersey, today announced it has been recognized by healthcare supply chain leader Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX) as a “Best 50” healthcare provider. For the past 15 years, GHX’s annual “Best 50” award spotlights the top North ...