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Rain This Morning Followed by Large Drop in Temps Will Make North Jersey Travel Challenging Today

January 20, 2019

NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service reports that rain, heavy at times, will continue to about noon today. This afternoon temperatures will drop to around 25 and remain below freezing for the rest of the day and into Monday.

These temperature drops produce a condition called 'Black Ice" - the road may appear wet but is actually frozen, resulting in mororists losing ...

Family-Friendly Chocolate Festival Coming to New Jersey Jan. 27

Attention chocoholics: The Chocolate Expo is coming to the Garden State Plaza in Paramus, NJ, on Sunday, Jan. 27, from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Now in its 11th year, organizers claim that it’s America’s largest chocolate festival.

Local, regional and international vendors at the expo will offer tastings and sales of gourmet chocolates, baked goods, specialty ...

NJ Law Banning Smoking at Public Beaches and Parks starts Today

TRENTON, NJ - Legislation signed last summer prohibiting smoking at public beaches and parks in New Jersey goes into effect today. The bill, S-2534, updates the “New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act of 2006.”

According to the American Lung Association, more than 480,000 people die from tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke, making it the leading cause of preventable death ...

SOMA Film Festival is Back for Its Fourth Year this March

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The fourth annual SOMA Film Festival will take place March 20 to March 24, at The Woodland in downtown Maplewood, with a free special partnership screening at Seton Hall on March 19. 

The main festival will begin Wednesday, March 20 at 6 p.m. at The Woodland and will launch with an evening of feature films from local filmmakers Michael Wechsler, Rachel ...

SOMA Film Festival is Back for Its Fourth Year this March

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The fourth annual SOMA Film Festival will take place March 20 to March 24, at The Woodland in downtown Maplewood, with a free special partnership screening at Seton Hall on March 19. 

The main festival will begin Wednesday, March 20 at 6 p.m. at The Woodland and will launch with an evening of feature films from local filmmakers Michael Wechsler, Rachel ...

Cedar Grove Welcomes Woodland Indoor Playground to the Downtown District

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Woodland Indoor Playground, 450 Pompton Ave., had its grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday.  Pictured are Cedar Grove Downtown Advisory Member Dave Fletcher, Cedar Grove Councilwoman Kerry Peterson, Marina Miller and Julija Stoliarova from Woodland Indoor Playground, and Cedar Grove Councilman Robbie Vargo.  

13 Sea Turtles Recover From Cold at Turtle Back Zoo's Sea Turtle Recovery

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Although more than 700 sea turtles have been stranded this winter in the Northeast region of the United States, hundreds of which did not survive, 13 sea turtles are currently recuperating from the cold at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo’s Sea Turtle Recovery, New Jersey’s only long-term care hospital.

According to Sea Turtle Recovery, Inc., this ...

Historical Society Hopes To Bring Rare Carousel Horse Back Home To Millville

MILLVILLE, N.J. — The Millville Historical Society has the unique opportunity to purchase an original carousel horse that thrilled and delighted children (and adults) at Millville’s long-gone Union Lake Luna Park.

According to historical records, Union Lake Park was opened in the late 19th century and consisted of picnic groves and recreation areas. A newspaper story in 1895 ...

Special Olympics New Jersey to Hold Annual Winter Games This Multi-day, Multi-sport Competition Gives Nearly 800 Special Olympics New Jersey Athletes an Opportunity to Compete

LAWRENCEVILLE – Special Olympics New Jersey (SONJ) athletes will compete in the first state-wide event of 2019 and culminating event of the winter sports season, the annual Winter Games. Nearly 800 athletes from across New Jersey have qualified to compete.

The figure skating competition will take place Sunday, January 20 at the Codey Arena in West Orange, NJ, while snow sports ...

World Trade Center PATH Station to Begin Weekend Closures

NEW YORK, NY - Getting into New York City on the weekends just continues to get harder.  With the approach to the Lincoln Tunnel under construction as part of a multi-year project, mass transit would be the advisable way to get to downtown NY.  Until now.

From Saturday, January 5, onward PATH’s World Trade Center Station will be closed on weekends for the next two years – ...

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