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Murphy's Monitor Appointed to Temporarily Head University Hospital

December 14, 2018

NEWARK, NJ -  The woman who was appointed by Gov. Phil Murphy to oversee University Hospital will be the new acting president of the embattled agency after its former leader resigned.

University Hospital’s Board of Directors Thursday passed a resolution appointing Judith Persichilli to the position. John Kastanis, the former president, announced his resignation on Dec. 6, one ...

Medical Marijuana Industry Set to Bring Green to Paterson

December 18, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- New Jersey’s growing medical marijuana industry is set to plant roots in Paterson in the new year.

According to a statement released by the New Jersey Department of Health, Green Thumb Industries Inc. (GTI), a national cannabis consumer packaged goods company, has been selected as one of only six businesses selected to apply for permits to open new medical marijuana ...

2018 West Orange Parade Grand Marshal Raising Funds for Timothy Groves Memorial Scholarship

December 17, 2018

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

As many of you know, Lisa Shauger and I founded the Timothy Groves Memorial Scholarship with the West Orange Education Foundation in 2014 after our dear friend, former West Orange police officer Timothy Groves, passed away from cancer. During his lifetime, Officer Groves dedicated himself not only to his job, but also to the West Orange community and, in ...

Montclair Police Blotter: Rocks Thrown, Windows Broken, Multiple Burglaries and More

December 5, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The following blotter was published by the Montclair Police Department on December 4, 2018: 

Arrest:
11-28-2018 (Claremont Avenue) Ms. Renee Fredricks, 47yoa from Nutley, was arrested and charged
with DWI.
11-30-2018 (Grove Street) Mr. Brandon French, 30yoa from West Orange, was arrested and charged
with DWI
12-01-2018 (Bloomfield Avenue) Mr. Sonny Cash, 36yoa from ...

‘The Winter’s Tale’ makes sweeping shifts from drama to froth at Shakespeare Theatre

‘The Winter’s Tale’ makes sweeping shifts from drama to froth at Shakespeare Theatre

By Liz Keill

MADISON, NJ – From the chilly winter in Sicilia to the warmth and summer joys of Bohemia, the scene and tenor shift halfway through “The Winter’s Tale,”

This convoluted plot involving Leontes, King of Sicilia and King Polixenes of Bohemia, circles ...

Chatham Players’ “A Christmas Carol’ starts the holiday season in style

Chatham Players’ “A Christmas Carol’ starts the holiday season in style

By Liz Keill

CHATHAM, NJ – Charles Dickens’ beloved “Christmas Carol” creates a cheerful glow at The Chatham Playhouse.

This musical version of the familiar tale features the author himself narrating, and sometimes taking part, in the story. Chip Prestera as Dickens once ...

‘The Winter’s Tale’ makes sweeping shifts from drama to froth at Shakespeare Theatre

‘The Winter’s Tale’ makes sweeping shifts from drama to froth at Shakespeare Theatre

By Liz Keill

MADISON, NJ – From the chilly winter in Sicilia to the warmth and summer joys of Bohemia, the scene and tenor shift halfway through “The Winter’s Tale,”

This convoluted plot involving  Leontes, King of Sicilia and Archidamus, a Bohemian Lord, ...

‘A Doll’s House, Parts 2’ explores marriage, identity and compromise

‘A Doll’s House, Parts 2’ explores marriage, identity and compromise

By Liz Keill

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Leave it to George Street Playhouse to produce a play that works on so many levels. We have the familiar slamming-the-door exit of Nora Helmut, who abruptly leaves her secure life with Torvald for parts unknown

This play by Lucas Hnath received a successful run on ...

Cookie-Palooza: Nanaimo Bars

December 18, 2018

WARREN, NJ - Bar cookies are great for the holidays and year-round. 

Nanaimo Bars:

Base of the bars:

½ cup butter

¼ cup sugar

¼ cup cocoa (unsweetened baker’s cocoa!)

1 tsp. natural vanilla extract

1 egg

1 ½ cup graham cracker crumbs

¾ cup shredded coconut (unsweetened)

½ cup finely chopped pecans (I pulse them in ...