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Sun, August 25, 2:00 PM

Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts, Maplewood

Auditions for Maplewood Strollers' "Working: The ...

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Add to My Calendar 08/25/2019 2:00pm 08/25/2019 4:00pm America/New_York Auditions for Maplewood Strollers' "Working: The Musical"

The Strollers seeks a multi-ethnic cast for its fall production of "Working: The Musical," from the book by Studs Terkel; adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso with additional contributions by Gordon Greenberg; with songs by Craig Carnelia, Micki Grant, James Taylor, Mary Rodgers and Susan Birkenhead, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Stephen Schwartz.

All roles open and available! ...

10 Durand Road Maplewood, NJ 07040
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Mon, August 26, 7:00 PM

Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts, Maplewood

Auditions for Maplewood Strollers' "Working: The ...

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 08/26/2019 7:00pm 08/26/2019 9:00pm America/New_York Auditions for Maplewood Strollers' "Working: The Musical"

The Strollers seeks a multi-ethnic cast for its fall production of "Working: The Musical," from the book by Studs Terkel; adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso with additional contributions by Gordon Greenberg; with songs by Craig Carnelia, MickiGrant, James Taylor, Mary Rodgers and Susan Birkenhead, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Stephen Schwartz.

All roles open and available! Casting ...

10 Durand Road Maplewood, NJ 07040
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Tue, August 27, 5:30 PM

Verona Park, Verona

Dancing in the Park!

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Add to My Calendar 08/27/2019 5:30pm 08/28/2019 11:30am America/New_York Dancing in the Park!

Looking to learn some fun new dance moves this summer?

The Verona Mayor's Wellness Campaign has teamed up with Dynamic Dance Academy to offer FREE dance classes in Verona Park for children ages 4 and up.

Two 30 minute sessions available:
5:30-6:00pm & 6:15-6:45pm

Please register for one of the sessions by emailing dynamicdancenj@gmail.com with the time you wish to participate, ...

Corner of Bloomfield Ave. & Lakeside Ave. Verona, NJ 07044

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NJ TRANSIT Graduating Seven Locomotive Engineer Classes in Two Years – Same Number Graduated in Last Five Years Combined

With the recent June 2019 graduating class and six more classes of locomotive engineering trainees graduating through December 2020, NJ TRANSIT will have graduated seven classes in two years (2019 – 2020). That’s the same number of classes that graduated in the previous five years combined (2014 – 2018.)

Agency officials attribute the significant increase in engineer training ...

Building Goodwill with Gratitude on NJ TRANSIT

NJ TRANSIT’s Customer Advocate and Chief Experience Officer Stewart Mader regularly rides buses, light rail, and trains to engage with customers and identify ways to streamline the  customer experience. 

This week, he rode with customers on the Montclair-Boonton Line to thank them for adjusting their schedules during Amtrak infrastructure work at New York Penn Station. That ...

Thank You, Montclair-Boonton, North Jersey Coast Line & Morris & Essex Line Riders

This spring we announced that Amtrak would need to take two tracks out of service at Penn Station New York this summer to accommodate critical infrastructure repair work. As a result, on weekdays only, four peak-period Midtown Direct trains in each direction on the Montclair-Boonton Line, one peak-period train in each direction on the North Jersey Coast Line and select reverse-peak trains on the ...

Newark Council to Consider 20-Year Tax Abatement for William Flats Project

September 17, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - The City Council on Wednesday will consider legislation that would grant a 20-year tax abatement to the developer of the William Flats luxury apartments and retail space.

The four-story redeveloped building offers 37 rental units and nearly 12,000 feet of street-level retail space that so far includes a 7-Eleven, a Santander bank and the first New Jersey location of the ...

Vegan Shawarma’s Plant-Based Foods Recreate Tastes of an Israeli Childhood

September 19, 2019

Consumers identifying themselves as vegan has increased from just 1% to 6% between 2014 and 2017, a 600% increase, according to a report in Forbes. Growth of plant-based alternatives to meat and dairy products is on the rise. Vegan (no animal products, including dairy) products are growing in popularity even among those who don't consider themselves vegetarian ...

OPINION: Why I Support a New Amphitheater at Esssex County Turtle Back Zoo

September 20, 2019

It has been almost 25 years since a large crowd of children, parents and teachers gathered in the parking lot at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo to save this treasure from being closed. Today, Turtle Back is a thriving, dynamic destination where our 900,000 visitors annually see endangered species and learn about conservation and the importance of animals.

When I was serving as Freeholder ...

Artist/activist Places 800-pound Opioid Spoon at J&J Headquarters

September 20, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - When Domenic Esposito's youngest brother was in the throes of addiction, the family would find burnt spoons - the tale tell sign that he had been doing drugs - scattered around the house.

Esposito's heart broke each time they found one.

So the artist-turned-activist picked an oversized spoon with cooked opioid as a symbol of protest.

Esposito placed one of his ...

The Jaffe Briefing - September 19, 2019

SHORT HILLS – Residents of this expensive enclave threw out everything they could, but it looks like a housing complex – with 12 affordable housing units – is coming to town. The Millburn council voted to squeeze a 62-unit complex, and medical offices, on the site of an abandoned gas station, over howls of protest. Hundreds of residents pulled out all the ammo they could, ...

New Jersey Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker Talks about Ways to Fuel Economic Growth on State of Affairs with Steve Adubato

September 18, 2019

NEW JERSEY -- Andrew Zwicker, Chair of the Science, Innovation & Technology Committee in the New Jersey State Assembly, appeared on State of Affairs with Steve Adubato to discuss ways his committee can foster innovation and job growth in the state. 

Zwicker is also a physicist from Princeton University, and Head of Communications and Public Outreach for the university’s Plasma ...