NJ TRANSIT’s Mobile App Upgrades: Keeping Riders in the Know

NEW JERSEY – With more and more riders returning to public transportation, NJ TRANSIT’s recent changes to mobile apps literally represent well-timed upgrades.

Smartphone users can readily appreciate the ease of information available at their fingertips. A few swipes on the mobile app replace the need for paper schedules and more.  The mobile app is available on both Google ...

How to Get Rid of Stink Bugs

Have you ever been swarmed by a bug and noticed a strange and unpleasant smell?

You probably encountered a stink bug.

Chances are, if you have a stink bug infestation, your nose will let you know and you'll want to get rid of the problem as soon as possible. 

Keep reading to learn more about how to get rid of stink bugs. 

Understanding Stink Bugs

Whether you already ...

There’s More Than One Way Cook a Pumpkin

October 9, 2021

Whether you’re hitting the pumpkin patch or shopping at the supermarket, you’re bound to find a bounty of pumpkins this time of year.

Ready to start cooking? Baking or steaming then pureeing your own pumpkin is a great way to get what you need for homemade pies, breads, soups and more.

Tip: Don’t use big, hollow Jack-o-Lantern pumpkins for cooking — they don’t ...

Community Conversations: Mammograms Save Lives!

Mammograms can help find breast cancer early, when treatment is most successful. On this episode of Community Conversations, Lisa Bash, MD, radiologist and medical director of the Breast Center at Chilton Medical Center, discusses the most common risk factors for breast cancer, the latest advancements in detection and the #AskHer campaign, which encourages everyone to ask the people ...

Stroll and Roll for Kessler Foundation - Sunday, September 26

Homewatch CareGivers of South Orange is a proud sponsor of the 2021 Stroll ‘N Roll, the Kessler Foundation Family Fun Event taking place this Sunday.  The event brings together people of all ages and abilities to raise funds to advance rehabilitation research and employment initiatives that return people with disabilities to their homes, their communities, and the ...

'Time Stands Still ' speeds along

Chatham, NJ -  Although we’ve been in a time warp these last two years, this smart and savvy play by Donald Margulies takes us out of ourselves and into other lives.

The Chatham Players have brought a nicely nuanced production to its audience, ably directed by Tait Ruppert.  As Catham Players President Joe DeVico says in program notes,  “Here we can offer a space to ...

Add These Spooktacular Sides to Elevate Your Halloween Party

Fall brings yearnings for warm and cozy gatherings with friends and family. If hosting a Halloween party is on your agenda this year, you are in luck! From alarming appetizers and devilish dips to spooktacular salads, we have gathered some of the most delicious and fun recipes for creepy fun.



Set the mood for your party right from the start with Halloween-themed ...

Host a Frightfully Fun Horror Movie Bash With These Tips

Hosting a Halloween Movie Night is the ultimate way to hunker down with family and friends to experience some fright night thrills and chills. From serving up tasty treats and devilish décor to enjoying a classic list of scary flicks, your adults-only cinematic soiree is sure to deliver a ghoulishly grand time. Just follow these recommendations to ring in the spookiest night of the year ...

How to Clean and Care for Your Gutters

Being a homeowner means weekends doing chores or finding reliable service companies to take on tasks for you. Gutters play an important role in protecting your home and should be added to your bi-annual home maintenance schedule.

Cleaning gutters yourself is typically not difficult, depending on the size of your home, your physical ability to climb ladders, and the current condition of your ...

5 Benefits of Video Doorbells (and 5 Buzzworthy Brands!)

There’s arguably no better use of smart home technology than keeping your family and valuables safe, and a video doorbell offers a variety of home security benefits.

This small yet powerful surveillance equipment records video footage as visitors arrive—great for security whether you are home or away. Plus, the device’s sleek design hides its impressive functionality in an ...

Steps to Minimize Your Chances of Developing Breast Cancer

Breast cancer has affected millions of women worldwide, and chances are you or someone you know has been impacted by this disease.

Though there is no known way to prevent or cure breast cancer, there are steps you can take to reduce your risk, especially if you take action while you’re younger and healthier. Here is a list of things you can do and lifestyle changes that could reduce the ...

It’s Pumpkin Season! 5 Healthy Fall Recipes You’ll Love

Hello, pumpkin season!

Pumpkin is not only tasty, it’s also a superfood because it is high in Vitamins C and A, which help with eye health, boosting immunity, heart health, and more! Below is a list of five creative and tasty recipes that include this delicious and nutritional fall produce.

Pumpkin Muffin

Who doesn’t love a muffin on a crisp fall morning? These muffins are ...

How to Support Your Mental Health as the Seasons Change

As the days get shorter and colder and we welcome the festivities of fall, many older adults notice that they experience a change in energy levels and mood that feels like depression. If you’ve noticed a decline in your mental health when the seasons change, you’re not alone. Here’s a basic guide to understanding seasonal depression, its symptoms, and most importantly, how to ...

Tips to Stretch Your Food Budget This Fall

When it comes to budgeting, living on a fixed income can be tricky—from monthly bills to healthcare to necessities (and leaving a little wiggle room for fun and social activities). Luckily, a few simple changes could make shopping for groceries less of a hassle each month.

Here are eight tips for stretching your food budget this fall.


How to Shop for Groceries on a ...

Opinion: Using Restorative Practices to Heal the BOE

October 13, 2021

South Orange, NJ — I am often asked how we can fix the fractures that are occurring on the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education. Many believe that the BOE is unfixable, but I do not. Our district is already using restorative methods to help our students, and I think it is time to use these same restorative practices assisting with the vitriol on the board. 

Restorative ...

Let the Kids Play. Say Yes to Multi-Use Fields in Maplewood

Keep Girls and Young Women Playing, Vote Yes on Multi Use Field Proposition November 2

By Stephen Sigmund

We’ve raised two girls in Maplewood, both of whom have taken the same sports track. They played soccer for many years, until the period between 7th and 8th grade, when the culling of teams gets more competitive before high school. Both were assigned to the ...

Maplewood Police Activity in September

October 10, 2021

Sept. 20 - Bicycle Theft; Between 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. an unsecured bicycle left at CVS on Valley St was stolen.

Sept. 24 - Theft from vehicle; During the overnight hours, an unsecured vehicle parked on Mountain Avenue was entered and a wallet was stolen.

Sept. 25 - Theft from vehicle; During the overnight hours, an unsecured vehicle parked on Euclid Avenue was entered and ...

Re-Elect Shannon Cuttle

October 14, 2021

To the Editor: I write in support of the re-election of Shannon Cuttle to the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education. Shannon has been my friend for many years and my colleague on the Board for the last two and a half. I speak from experience in describing Shannon as committed, compassionate, courageous and competent. Shannon’s deep commitment to children is evidenced by an entire career ...

A Tsunami and An Embarrassment

It was in early June of this year when I heard the news that the Maplewood Township Council (TC) was moving to replace the grass field at DeHart Park with artificial plastic turf. I was taken aback, because it felt like only yesterday when we had forced a referendum on the exact same issue and voted it down. Shortly after hearing this disappointing news, I bumped into Mayor McGehee at a ...

Yankee Great, Bernie Williams Performs at The Woodland, Maplewood, October 22, 7:30pm

October 15, 2021

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Yankee great, Grammy Nominee, Guitar Virtuoso, Bernie Williams will be performing with fellow Guitarist, and Grammy Nominee, Gil Parris in the Great Hall at the Woodland in Maplewood.

Billed as the Bernie Williams-Gil Parris Quartet, this super group is rounded off with the legendary “World’s Most Dangerous Bassist” Will Lee, and the multi-talented ...

Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center to Begin $26 Million Emergency Department Expansion and Modernization

Includes Upgrading Goryeb Children’s Hospital Pediatric Emergency Department

Morristown, NJ – Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center announced the expansion and modernization of its Sameth Emergency Department (ED). Once design, funding and approvals are finalized, the project is expected to begin in early 2022, with an expected completion in ...

Songs For A New World at Paper Mill Playhouse

MILLBURN, NJ  – Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director; Michael Stotts- Managing Director), recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, begins performances Oct. 13, for the opening production of the company’s 2021-2022 season, Jason Robert Brown’s Songs for a New World, directed by Producing Artistic Director Mark S.