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Maplewood Firefighters Strike Down Fire on Jacoby Street on Sunday

April 22, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Around 4 p.m. on Sunday, Maplewood firefighters and police responded to an emergency call from 186 Jacoby Street. 

Upon arrival, firefighters found a small electrical fire on the second floor. Assisted by one engine from South Orange, the fire was quickly extinguished, according to Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca, who was on site.

There was no structural damage to ...

Go Red for Women Luncheon Inspires Heart Health in Northern New Jersey

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In support of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Go Red for Women campaign, a lifesaving movement that raises funding for cutting-edge research focused on cardiovascular health and celebrates women’s ability to inspire others to fight heart disease and stroke, hundreds of women attended April’s ninth annual Northern New Jersey Go Red luncheon at ...

Maplewood Firefighters Strike Down Fire on Jacoby Street on Sunday

April 22, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Around 4 p.m. on Sunday, Maplewood firefighters and police responded to an emergency call from 186 Jacoby Street. 

Upon arrival, firefighters found a small electrical fire on the second floor. Assisted by one engine from South Orange, the fire was quickly extinguished, according to Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca, who was on site.

There was no structural damage to ...

Water Main Break on Baker Street in Maplewood Wednesday Morning

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Shortly after 5 a.m. on Wednesday, Maplewood police reported receiving a call from a commuter on his way to work who noticed a small geyser of water in front of 34 Baker St., next to the driveway to the Maplewood Country Club. 

According to Maplewood police, they requested assistance from New Jersey American Water to shut off the water, but as of 7:10 a.m., ...

Maplewood-South Orange Book Festival to Feature Talk and Signing with Keith Hernandez

April 22, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Legendary first baseman Keith Hernandez will be having a talk and signing in honor of his memoir, I'm Keith Hernandez, at The Woodland (60 Woodland Avenue, Maplewood) from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 9, according to a press release from the Maplewood-South Orange Book Festival.

Hernandez will be in conversation with longtime NY1 personality Budd ...

Nine Columbia H.S. Students Sign National Letters of Intent on Spring Signing Day

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Nine Columbia High School (CHS) students have confirmed their continued commitment to athletic competition by signing early National Letters of Intent on April 19, stated Larry Busichio, Director of Athletics and Student Activities at CHS.

The students and the schools they will play for are as follows:

Briana Reckling (South Carolina: Track)
Catherine Jordan (NAPS ...

Go Red for Women Luncheon Inspires Heart Health in Northern New Jersey

April 22, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In support of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Go Red for Women campaign, a lifesaving movement that raises funding for cutting-edge research focused on cardiovascular health and celebrates women’s ability to inspire others to fight heart disease and stroke, hundreds of women attended April’s ninth annual Northern New Jersey Go Red luncheon at ...

Amazon Works to End Stigma of “Free and Reduced” Meals at School

FLORENCE, NJ – There is a widely unknown problem in schools all over America: a stigma among many children who are eligible for free or reduced lunch.

Rather than face the peer pressure of receiving breakfast or lunch through this federal program, many choose to remain hungry.

To help eliminate the practice, Amazon has partnered with Share our Strength’s “No Kid ...

Maplewood-South Orange Book Festival to Feature Talk and Signing with Keith Hernandez

April 22, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Legendary first baseman Keith Hernandez will be having a talk and signing in honor of his memoir, I'm Keith Hernandez, at The Woodland (60 Woodland Avenue, Maplewood) from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 9, according to a press release from the Maplewood-South Orange Book Festival.

Hernandez will be in conversation with longtime NY1 personality Budd ...

More than 1800 Apply to First Class at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University in Nutley

NUTLEY, NJ - 1872 applications were received to be a part of the first class at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University where the first class of 55 students will start July 9.

Those students will be a part of the plan to address the shortage of physicians in New Jersey and forge a new path in medical education that addresses profound changes in health ...

Maplewood-South Orange Book Festival to Feature Talk and Signing with Keith Hernandez

April 22, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Legendary first baseman Keith Hernandez will be having a talk and signing in honor of his memoir, I'm Keith Hernandez, at The Woodland (60 Woodland Avenue, Maplewood) from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 9, according to a press release from the Maplewood-South Orange Book Festival.

Hernandez will be in conversation with longtime NY1 personality Budd ...

Red Carpet Lady and Stainfil Studios Open in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - It was a busy afternoon for Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca on Saturday, who was there to cut the ribbon and welcome two new businesses, Red Carpet Lady and Stainfil Studios, which both held their grand openings that day. Red Carpet Lady and Stanfil Studios have studios in the same building at 1611 Springfield Avenue.

In addition to Mayor DeLuca, Maplewood Township ...

Eggs Recalled for Possible Salmonella Contamination Sold in New Jersey

April 16, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC — Some 207 million eggs from a farm in Hyde County, N.C., have been recalled due to possible salmonella contamination. The eggs were sold to consumers in nine states, including New Jersey, and there have been 22 illnesses reported to date, according to the Food & Drug Administration.

Rose Acre Farms of Seymour, Ind., is voluntarily recalling the eggs because they have ...

Former Gov. Florio, Gun Violence Activists, Offer Blueprint

April 12, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK - Former Gov. James Florio recalls a curious detail about his 1974 Congressional run in New Jersey’s 1st Legislative District: He had the support of the National Rifle Association. 

In today’s political climate, a nod from the gun lobby for a Democratic candidate who supports gun control is unthinkable. But 40 years ago, it was not a big ...

Red Carpet Lady and Stainfil Studios Open in Maplewood

April 18, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - It was a busy afternoon for Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca on Saturday, who was there to cut the ribbon and welcome two new businesses, Red Carpet Lady and Stainfil Studios, which both held their grand openings that day. Red Carpet Lady and Stanfil Studios have studios in the same building at 1611 Springfield Avenue.

In addition to Mayor DeLuca, Maplewood Township ...

Columbia H.S. Students Walkout of School on Friday as Part of National April 20 Protests

April 20, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - More than 200 students from Columbia High School (CHS) participated in a protest on Friday morning, one of many school walkouts planned nationwide to mark the anniversary of the 1999 Columbine High School school shooting, and to advocate for gun violence prevention legislation.

Students begin exiting the CHS building at about 10 a.m., with student leaders, who were ...

Go Red for Women Luncheon Inspires Heart Health in Northern New Jersey

April 22, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In support of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Go Red for Women campaign, a lifesaving movement that raises funding for cutting-edge research focused on cardiovascular health and celebrates women’s ability to inspire others to fight heart disease and stroke, hundreds of women attended April’s ninth annual Northern New Jersey Go Red luncheon at ...

Maplewood Spring Rake Out Until May 18

April 8, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Spring Rake Out program is currently underway, with the last collection ranging from May 11 through May 18, depending on section.

 

The Spring Rake Out provides residents of Maplewood with "the opportunity to dispose of any unwanted branches, leaves, and other raked items from their lawns," according to an update to the Maplewood ...

South Orange and Maplewood Under Flash Flood Warning Monday Morning

April 16, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for the area until 11:15 a.m.

A Flash Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring.

According to the National Weather Service, excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as ...

41st Annual SOMA Interfaith Holocaust Service and March of Remembrance Held on Sunday

April 19, 2018

MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The 41st Annual SOMA Interfaith Holocaust Service and March of Remembrance was held on Sunday, April 15. The march assembled in Spiotta Park on Maplewood Avenue in Maplewood, and was called to order with the blowing of the shofar.

Local elected officials who attended included Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca, Maplewood Township Committee member Dean Dafis, and ...

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Maplewood Police Blotter - Man Arrested for Package Thefts

April 20, 2018

April 5 - Shoplifting; At approximately 3:15 p.m. officers responded to the Extra Supermarket on Irvington Ave on a reported shoplifter. Jean Legerme, age 21 of Newark was detained by security for attempting to leave the store without paying for several items. He was arrested, taken into custody and later released after being charged on a summons.

April 5 - Shoplifting; At ...

South Orange Police Blotter - Theft and Burglary Reported

South Orange Police Blotter as of April 19

Theft - An East Orange resident reported that on Tuesday, April 17, at approximately 9:20 a.m., actor(s) unknown stole some tools from a construction site on Valley Street. The stolen tools, valued at over $500.00 were a Makita brand drill set and electrical saw.

Burglary to Auto - An Irvington resident reported that on Thursday, April ...

41st Annual SOMA Interfaith Holocaust Service and March of Remembrance Held on Sunday

April 19, 2018

MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The 41st Annual SOMA Interfaith Holocaust Service and March of Remembrance was held on Sunday, April 15. The march assembled in Spiotta Park on Maplewood Avenue in Maplewood, and was called to order with the blowing of the shofar.

Local elected officials who attended included Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca, Maplewood Township Committee member Dean Dafis, and ...

Water Main Break on Baker Street in Maplewood Wednesday Morning

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Shortly after 5 a.m. on Wednesday, Maplewood police reported receiving a call from a commuter on his way to work who noticed a small geyser of water in front of 34 Baker St., next to the driveway to the Maplewood Country Club. 

According to Maplewood police, they requested assistance from New Jersey American Water to shut off the water, but as of 7:10 a.m., ...

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Academy Heights Residents: No More Valley Street Development Until Master Plan Approved

April 22, 2018

This past Thursday, April 19th, the South Orange Development Committee considered a presentation from developers regarding the All Star Motors site on Valley Street between 3rd and 4th. The proposal is for a 61 unit dormitory/boarding house for college students, with 175 beds and limited parking on a lot that is partially zoned for two-family residential. About 20 Academy Heights neighbors ...

Essex County Announces Partnership with Nine Local Charitable Organizations

April 20, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Essex County will participating in nine special partnerships to increase awareness about and help raise funds for the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, the Arc of Essex County, the New Jersey Children Alliance, Stop for Nikhil, The Valerie Fund, the Arthritis Foundation, the Saint Barnabas Medical Center's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and ...

Kiburi Tucker Sentenced to 38 Months in Federal Prison

NEWARK, NJ - Kiburi Tucker, a longtime friend of Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and the business partner of a Newark woman who admitted to tax evasion last year, was sentenced today to more than three years in prison for wire fraud and tax evasion, federal authorities announced. 

Kiburi D. Tucker, 43, of Newark, pleaded guilty in November before Chief U.S. District Judge Jose L. Linares after ...

Amazon Works to End Stigma of “Free and Reduced” Meals at School

April 21, 2018

FLORENCE, NJ – There is a widely unknown problem in schools all over America: a stigma among many children who are eligible for free or reduced lunch.

Rather than face the peer pressure of receiving breakfast or lunch through this federal program, many choose to remain hungry.

To help eliminate the practice, Amazon has partnered with Share our Strength’s “No Kid ...

Endangered Bog Turtle Plods Through Senate Towards Official Designation as State Reptile

TRENTON, NJ - The endangered bog turtle is one step closer to being designated New Jersey's official state reptile, following State Senate approval of legislation sponsored by Senator Kip Bateman (R-Somerset, Mercer, Middlesex, Hunterdon) and inspired by students from Princeton.

Riverside Elementary School Students Kyle Grzmala and Hayah Mian, and their teacher Mark Eastburn, joined ...

Class Act Performing Arts Studio presents "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" at SOPAC

April 22, 2018

Class Act Performing Arts Studio’s senior Musical Theatre Company members will perform “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” Thursday, May 10th , 2018 through Sunday, May 13th, 2018 at the South Orange Performing Arts Center.

Set in 19th-century London, this thrilling musical tells the story of barber Benjamin Barker, now known by his alias, Sweeney Todd, and his ...

Author Visit: Peter Golden at Millburn Library

The Millburn Free Public Library is pleased to welcome acclaimed journalist, novelist, and historian Peter Golden on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at 7:00pm, to discuss his new book, Nothing is Forgotten.

Featuring Peter Golden’s signature “vivid characters and strong storytelling” (The Washington Post), Nothing Is Forgotten changes our understanding of the ...

South Orange Fencer and Origin Athlete Victoria Pevzner Captures Silver Medal in Poland

11 year-old fencer Victoria Pevzner placed second in the U-13 Girls’ Foil event at 2018 Challenge Wratislavia, an international youth fencing tournament in Wroclaw, Poland, March 22-26, 2018.

The 13 year-old and under’ girls foil event included over 180 competitors from the Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Sweden, Ukraine and ...