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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 ...

A year later...

This week is a big one at Sadie's. Sunday November 4th we will be celebrating our one year anniversary and what a fun year it has been. We have worked with many amazing local charities hosting various events from fashion shows to bake sales, hired sales associates from Seton Hall and in the summer Columbia High graduates. This amazing community has made our first year a huge success, and ...

AtlantiCast

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!

 

Christopher Trzaska For South Orange Maplewood BOE

November 4, 2018

As residents of Maplewood since 2005, my wife Janet and I have had the great fortune of seeing our children Christopher and Katie (a senior and freshman at Columbia High School, respectively) grow and thrive in the district for the past 11 years. As an active participant in their pursuits and their schools, I have gained more than a decade of personal experience and knowledge, which today ...

Creativity: A STEAM-Powered Curriculum Provides a Better Educational Toolkit

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.”
— Albert Einstein

When deciding to run for one of three spots on the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education, I wanted to see three things addressed in our school district — Transparency, ...

Maplewood Police Blotter - Man's Backpack Stolen on Academy Street; Arrest Made

November 12, 2018

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 ...

South Orange Police Blotter: Arrest Made in Car Burglaries; Attempted Burglary on Foster Court

South Orange Police Blotter as of Nov. 9

Warrant Arrest - Masiah Bynum, a 20 year old South Orange resident was arrested on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at approximately 1:30 p.m. for two outstanding arrest warrants out of Pemberton Township. Detectives, who were familiar with Bynum and previously aware of the active warrants observed him walking along Irvington Avenue. Detectives ...

Slow Food Northern New Jersey to Hold Special 'Terra Madre Day' Indoor Farmers Market in Maplewood on Dec. 9

November 9, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - On Sunday, Dec. 9, from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. Slow Food Northern New Jersey will be hosting a special indoor farmers market at The Woodland (60 Woodland Rd.) in Maplewood in honor of "Terra Madre Day."

According to Slow Food Northern New Jersey's website, this newly added market is to recognize Terra Madre Day, which is officially Dec. 10, and ...

Halloween Around Town: Maplewood Village Parade and Founders Park Movie Night

MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Halloween celebrations and trick-or-treaters could be found in every SOMA neighborhood on Wednesday night, in addition to community events in Maplewood and South Orange.

Crowds came out for the annual Maplewood Halloween Parade to take part in the costume contest and to trick-or-treat at the merchants. The Maplewood Lions Club were back for the second year with ...

Upcoming Events

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Thu, November 15, 3:00 PM

Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, South Orange

Symphony Concert for Seniors at Temple Sharey ...

Arts & Entertainment

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Thu, November 15, 7:00 PM

Millburn Free Public Library, Millburn

Judy Gottscho Eichinger Speaks on Sibling Loss at ...

Arts & Entertainment Education Health & Wellness

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Thu, November 15, 8:00 PM

Par440 Restaurant & Lounge, Short Hills

Latin Night at Par440

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink

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Sat, November 17, 10:00 AM

Maplewood Memorial LIbrary, Maplewood

Fall Book Sale - Friends of Maplewood Library

Other

Thank You from Board of Education Candidate Bruno Navarro

November 7, 2018

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 ...

Vote for Maini and Farfan for SOMSD Board of Education

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 ...

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 ...

Woman Fatally Stabbed in Montclair on Monday, Police Confirm

November 12, 2018

Story developing....

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Law enforcement officials have confirmed the fatal stabbing of a woman in Montclair on Monday. The exact location and details surrounding the homicide have not yet been released.

However, eyewitnesses reported seeing police bring someone in a body bag out of a building located at 50 Greenwood Avenue sometime around 4 p.m.

Additional details have ...

Technology on Display During Student Fair at Essex Tech West Caldwell Campus

WEST CALDWELL, NJ – Hundreds of middle school students and their parents flocked to the student fair hosted by the Essex County School of Technology’s West Caldwell Campus. Visitors got to interact with administrators, faculty and current students, and participate in live demonstrations.

The district offers a full-service program that’s been recognized by publications such as ...

Missing 15 Year Old From Mountain Lakes Last Seen in Philadelphia; Could Be in Ohio

November 11, 2018

MOUNTAIN LAKES, NJ -- Law enforcement officials have stated that Thomas Kolding, the missing 15-year-old from Mountain Lakes, has been seen in Philadelphia, PA, on the corner of Race and 5th Streets, at approximately 3 p.m. the afternoon of November 3.

Thomas Kolding, who lives with his parents in Mountain Lakes is still missing, said Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp.

Still Missing: 15 Year Old From Mountain Lakes Last Seen in Philadelphia, Police Say

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Law enforcement officials have stated that Thomas Kolding, the missing 15-year-old from Mountain Lakes, has been seen in Philadelphia, PA, on the corner of Race and 5th Streets, at about 3 p.m., the afternoon of November 3.

Thomas Kolding, who lives with his parents in Mountain Lakes is still missing, said Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp. In a press release, the ...

Vendors wanted for JESPY House Holiday Craft Fair

November 12, 2018

JESPY House is looking for vendors to participate in a Holiday Craft Fair that will take place Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 11am-3pm. It will be held at the Judi House, 110 Irvington Avenue, South Orange, NJ.

Vendors selling various products are needed. The cost is $15.00 per table. JESPY asks that vendors be willing to gift 5% of their profits back to JESPY House. A portion of JESPY's ...

Create New Holiday Memories with Sound, Light, Model Trains and Family Fun in Union

A favorite Union County tradition returns this year with the annual Holiday Sound and Light Show hosted by The Model Railroad Club.

The centerpiece of this festive extravaganza is the club’s sprawling, meticulously detailed HO scale layout at the A. Paul Mallery Model Railroad Center, located in a mixed-use area of Union County’s Lenape Park off Route 22 East in Union ...

Credit Repair 101: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Rho Gamma Omega Chapter

The Rho Gamma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and Reliant Credit Repair of New Jersey invite you to attend an informational session on credit restoration. The event will convene on Tuesday, November 20th, 2018 from 7:00 pm-8:30 pm at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church of East Orange, NJ.  Discover why it  is beneficial to work with professionals who can assist you ...