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Where To Find The Great Pumpkin And More This Halloween In The Garden State

October 23, 2017

NEW JERSEY - If Halloween plans are still up in the air, take heart. There is plenty to do this final weekend before October 31 whether Garden State residents want their pants scared off or want some family-friendly fun.

Haunted River Walk in Milltown - October 27 and October 28 from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Cost is $8 for adults, $5 for kids and $4 for seniors. Walk begins at the gazebo near ...

South Orange Maplewood School District Violence and Vandalism at 10-Year Low; Most Maplewood Crime Down, South Orange Up

MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Recent data released by the South Orange Maplewood School District finds a sharp drop in incidents of violence and vandalism in the schools, the lowest in at least 10 years, with the only increase coming in complaints of harassment, intimidation and bullying (HIB).

But even HIB cases remain low compared to just a few years ago and the overall data is ...

South Orange Maplewood School District Violence and Vandalism at 10-Year Low; Most Maplewood Crime Down, South Orange Up

October 23, 2017

MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Recent data released by the South Orange Maplewood School District finds a sharp drop in incidents of violence and vandalism in the schools, the lowest in at least 10 years, with the only increase coming in complaints of harassment, intimidation and bullying (HIB).

But even HIB cases remain low compared to just a few years ago and the overall data is ...

Evacuation at Columbia High School on Wednesday

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - There was an evacuation at Columbia High School (CHS) at about 11:52 a.m. on Wednesday, October 18, according to an email from CHS Principal Elizabeth Aaron.

Aaron also noted in her email that students should have devices "off and away" at school, and that this is especially important so that they can hear directions from staff or the PA system.

The full email is ...

The GYM Maplewood Holds Grand Opening

October 10, 2017

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The GYM Maplewood held its grand opening on Sunday, October 1. The GYM Maplewood is a sports training center with a focus on family fitness.

Friends and family as well as members of the gym gathered together with owner Tim Reynolds to celebrate the grand opening with an official ribbon cutting with Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca.

"This is an amazing ...

Overlook First in NJ to Offer Carotid Artery Stroke Prevention Procedure

October 20, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center is the first hospital in New Jersey to offer an innovative new treatment for patients at risk for stroke due to blockages in the neck arteries, a condition known as carotid artery disease.

The minimally invasive procedure, called TransCarotid Artery Revascularization or TCAR, utilizes a new FDA-approved ...

Atlantic Health's #AskHer Campaign Promotes Annual Mammograms During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

MORRISTOWN, NJ - In addition to asking the women in your life what's for dinner? Can you drop me at practice? Or how was your day? Ask her...... Have you scheduled your mammogram?

In 2017, 252,710 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the United States, according to Atlantic Health System. During Breast Cancer Awareness Month,  the ...

South Orange Maplewood School District Violence and Vandalism at 10-Year Low; Most Maplewood Crime Down, South Orange Up

October 23, 2017

MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Recent data released by the South Orange Maplewood School District finds a sharp drop in incidents of violence and vandalism in the schools, the lowest in at least 10 years, with the only increase coming in complaints of harassment, intimidation and bullying (HIB).

But even HIB cases remain low compared to just a few years ago and the overall data is ...

Student Discharged Airsoft Rifle at Underhill Field in Maplewood on Wednesday

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - A student brought an airsoft rifle to Underhill Field (58 Burr Road) on Wednesday, October 18, which was discharged in the locker room hitting several students, according to an email that was sent from the South Orange Maplewood School District (SOMSD) to Columbia High School (CHS) families.

The email is as follows:

Dear CHS Families,

Yesterday, a student brought ...

Where To Find The Great Pumpkin And More This Halloween In The Garden State

October 23, 2017

NEW JERSEY - If Halloween plans are still up in the air, take heart. There is plenty to do this final weekend before October 31 whether Garden State residents want their pants scared off or want some family-friendly fun.

Haunted River Walk in Milltown - October 27 and October 28 from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Cost is $8 for adults, $5 for kids and $4 for seniors. Walk begins at the gazebo near ...

SOMA and Millburn Artistic Directors to Receive "Awards of Excellence" at Curtain Call

MORRISTOWN, NJ - October 23 has been declared  "New Jersey Theatre Alliance Day," said Morristown Mayor Tim Dougherty.  To celebrate theatre programming, the New Jersey Theatre Alliance will host "Curtain Call" which will honor artistic directors for their "dedication and artistic vision."

The celebration, which is open to ...

New Prices and Products at Ashley Marketplace in South Orange

October 22, 2017

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Ashley Marketplace is introducing new prices and products this fall, including a completely revamped fish department.

The fish department has been expanded and now offers more variety, including three kinds of fresh salmon.

In the specialty meat department, prices on all Chairman's Reserve premium beef have been reduced, while continuing to offer ...

Last South Orange Farmers Market of the Season is Wednesday, Oct. 25

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - It's last call for local honey, apples, breads, and pies. The final South Orange Farmers Market of the season will be held on Wednesday, October 25, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

There will be live music under the gazebo starting at 5 p.m., and the South Orange Village Center Alliance will be giving away reusable bags, according to the latest edition of the "Village ...

New Prices and Products at Ashley Marketplace in South Orange

October 22, 2017

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Ashley Marketplace is introducing new prices and products this fall, including a completely revamped fish department.

The fish department has been expanded and now offers more variety, including three kinds of fresh salmon.

In the specialty meat department, prices on all Chairman's Reserve premium beef have been reduced, while continuing to offer ...

Leaf Collection in South Orange and Maplewood Begins Week of Oct. 23

October 22, 2017

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Fall is here, and that means it is time for the annual process of raking leaves for collection. Here are the schedules for leaf removal in South Orange, Maplewood, and Essex County roads.

SOUTH ORANGE LEAF COLLECTION

From the Village of South Orange website:

Leaf Season will begin on Monday, October 23 and go through December 6.

Leaves ...

Late Night Voter Registration in Maplewood and South Orange on October 17

October 16, 2017

MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, - NJ - The last day to register to vote in the November election is this Tuesday, October 17. Both Maplewood and South Orange will be open late for voter registration.

MAPLEWOOD

The Clerk's office at Town Hall (574 Valley Street) will be open until 9 p.m. on October 17.

SOUTH ORANGE

Voter registration will be open from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Leaf Collection in South Orange and Maplewood Begins Week of Oct. 23

October 22, 2017

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Fall is here, and that means it is time for the annual process of raking leaves for collection. Here are the schedules for leaf removal in South Orange, Maplewood, and Essex County roads.

SOUTH ORANGE LEAF COLLECTION

From the Village of South Orange website:

Leaf Season will begin on Monday, October 23 and go through December 6.

Leaves ...

Leaf Collection in South Orange and Maplewood Begins Week of Oct. 23

October 22, 2017

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Fall is here, and that means it is time for the annual process of raking leaves for collection. Here are the schedules for leaf removal in South Orange, Maplewood, and Essex County roads.

SOUTH ORANGE LEAF COLLECTION

From the Village of South Orange website:

Leaf Season will begin on Monday, October 23 and go through December 6.

Leaves ...

Seton Hall University to Launch Institute for Communications and Religion

October 12, 2017

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Seton Hall University announced the launch of  the Institute for Communication and Religion to foster open, clear communication between the Roman Catholic Church and the community at large. The Institute will be an interdisciplinary effort between the College of Communication and the Arts, Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology, the School of Diplomacy ...

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Village Coffee Sign Tweaks Starbucks, Clarus Twitter Trails, and School Shuffles

When Starbucks coffee opened in the new Clarus development complex at the former Maplewod Village post office site, some wondered what effect it might have on Village Coffee, the longtime java spot just down the street.

Village Coffee owner Ketan Patel sees no big impact as of yet and a visit to the shop finds the same customer traffic as usual.

One addition, however, is a sign posted at ...

South Orange Maplewood School District Board of Education Update - October 16 Meeting

October 21, 2017

Highlights from the October 16, 2017, meeting of the Board of Education.

Overview

Before the meeting began, Columbia High School students Josie Sandor and Mary Arevallo were sworn in as the new Student Representative and Alternate Student Representative to the Board of Education.

The meeting began with a celebration that Seth Boyden Elementary, South Mountain Elementary, and Tuscan ...

Marshall School Recognizes Hispanic Heritage Month

It is Hispanic Heritage Month and at Marshall Elementary School Mr. Martínez’s 2nd grade class honored the histories, cultures and contributions of famous individuals whose ancestors or they themselves came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

Hispanic Heritage Month is observed in the United States from September 15th through October 15th. These ...

Access & Equity: Statement from School Board Candidate Donna Smith

October 22, 2017

There has been a lot of discussion around equity in our district, but it is important to identify what we mean by “equity.” I define equity as believing that each child has the capacity to be successful, ensuring that we empower our student learners and provide them with what they need to succeed. This includes a rigorous curriculum, effective supports, a climate that supports ...

South Orange - Maplewood Board of Education Election: Felicia George and Avery Julien Candidate Statement

Putting Students First!

South Orange-Maplewood School Board candidates Felicia George (CHS ’12) and Avery Julien (CHS ’17) have unveiled their campaign platform focused on Putting Students First! The two first-time candidates and recent Columbia High School graduates are trading upon their on-the-ground experience as students in the school district ...

South Orange Police Blotter - Four Bicycle Thefts from Train Stations

October 19, 2017

South Orange Police Blotter as of October 19

Theft of Bicycle - An Orange resident reported that sometime between 3:30 p.m. and 11:15 p.m. on Wednesday, October 11, actor(s) unknown stole his black and yellow Mongoose brand bicycle that was locked and secured to a bike rack at the South Orange Train Station.

Theft of Bicycle - A South Orange resident reported that ...

Maplewood Police Blotter - 7 Thefts from Autos and 2 Vehicle Thefts Reported

October 10 - Shoplifting; At approximately 3:30 p.m. Wawa reported that a male left the building with several items without paying. Responding officers were able to locate the male a short distance away. The male, 51 year old Gregory Singleton of Union was arrested for shoplifting as well as an outstanding warrant.

October 10 - Malicious Damage; Sometime during the ...

SOMA Two Towns for All Ages to Host 'Repair Cafe' on Saturday, Oct. 21

October 19, 2017

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - There are over 1,000 Repair Cafés worldwide and the first one in New Jersey in coming to SOMA this Saturday, October 21, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Morrow Memorial Church (600 Ridgewood Road, Maplewood).

The Repair Cafe was suggested by South Orange resident Lorraine Graves, who brought the concept to Cathy Rowe, the coordinator of SOMA: Two Towns for ...

'Strut Your Mutt' Parade in South Mountain Dog Park on Saturday, Oct. 21

MAPLEWOOD, NJ -  This Saturday, October 21, is Strut Your Mutt, the annual Essex County Canine Halloween Costume Parade and Contest.

Two parades are planned, one at 2 p.m. in the afternoon (with registration at 1:15 p.m.) at the Essex County South Mountain Dog Park on Crest Drive in Maplewood/Millburn, and one at 10 a.m. in the morning (with registration at 9:15 a.m.) at ...

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Mon, October 23, 10:30 AM

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Ryan Roa - It's Complicated

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Tue, October 24, 10:30 AM

Seton Hall University, South Orange

Ryan Roa - It's Complicated

Arts & Entertainment

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Wed, October 25, 10:30 AM

Seton Hall University, South Orange

Ryan Roa - It's Complicated

Arts & Entertainment

Wed, October 25, 12:00 PM

Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, South Orange

The Purposes and Rhythms of Jewish Living

Education Religions And Spirituality

Donna Smith for BOE - one of hardest working members of our Board

October 16, 2017

I’m pleased to endorse Donna Smith for a second term of the Board of Education.

Donna has been involved with our public schools since 1998, first as a PTA mom and as a BOE member since 2015. Throughout her years of service, Donna has been an advocate for all children to have options and choices over their academic careers, in terms of subject matter and finding the course environment ...

Donna Smith - a fierce, consistent, commitment to improving the educational experience of all of our students.

Donna Smith stands out in the crowded field of BOE candidates. She has a long and continuous history of service to SOMA schools. She knows our past and has a vision for our future. Donna is level-headed, reasonable, practical, thoughtful, and hard-working. Most importantly, Donna has demonstrated a fierce, consistent, commitment to improving the educational experience of all of our ...

Pedestrian Struck on South Livingston Avenue Saturday Night

October 22, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — An unidentified individual was transported to Morristown Medical Canter around 8 p.m. on Saturday after being struck by a vehicle on South Livingston Avenue.

Police and emergency medical services arrived on the scene in the area of 483 South Livingston Avenue (ShopRite). The individual was seen being treated near the parking lot at Sweet Basil's Cafe with the ...

Christie, Booker, and Baraka Show Strong Support for Newark to be Next Amazon HQ

NEWARK, NJ - A bipartisan trinity of New Jersey politico firepower assembled in downtown Newark to shoot the first salvo needed to score a major economic triumph for New Jersey's largest city: the construction in Newark of the new corporate headquarters for Amazon, the world's largest online retailer.  

All three of the prime politicians in place inside Rutgers Business ...

Where To Find The Great Pumpkin And More This Halloween In The Garden State

October 23, 2017

NEW JERSEY - If Halloween plans are still up in the air, take heart. There is plenty to do this final weekend before October 31 whether Garden State residents want their pants scared off or want some family-friendly fun.

Haunted River Walk in Milltown - October 27 and October 28 from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Cost is $8 for adults, $5 for kids and $4 for seniors. Walk begins at the gazebo near ...

Union Man Indicted in Stabbing Death of His Father

UNION, NJ – A five-count indictment has been returned against a Union man charged with fatally stabbing his father in May, acting Union County Prosecutor Thomas K. Isenhour announced Friday.

Jeffrey Adams, 21, is charged with first-degree murder, second-degree aggravated arson, third-degree hindering apprehension, and two related weapons offenses in connection with the death of his ...

Mahopac’s Frank Lloyd Wright House Back on the Market

October 12, 2017

MAHOPAC, NY — If you have about $15 million to spare, you can own the Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired home, which comes with its own island, on Lake Mahopac.

The iconic home, once rumored to have been purchased by Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt (those rumors were false), is back on the market with a selling price of $14,920,000.

The sale is being handled by high-end real estate brokers ...

Maplewood Catering Company Takes Top Prize for Best Digital Marketing Plan at NJ Small Business Development Centers' Fourth Annual Internet Marketing Week

October 21, 2017

The New Jersey Small Business Development Centers network through its Headquarters at Rutgers Business School wrapped up its fourth annual Internet Marketing Week (IMW), where 20 small business owners came together to receive four days of intensive counseling-training on developing a digital blueprint strategy for their companies.

The specialized sessions were presented at Rutgers Business ...

Advisory Message from Maplewood Police: Bicycle Theft Prevention-Locks

The Maplewood Police Department had several reported bicycle thefts reported last month. Some of these thefts were unsecured bicycles, but many were of bicycles that had been locked up by their owners. It appears that the majority of these locks that were defeated by the thieves were the cable lock style. Although the Maplewood Police Department does not endorse a specific style or brand, below ...

Weekly Specials at Ashley Marketplace & Cafe - October 20 to October 26

Shop Ashley Marketplace & Cafe for your everyday needs!

This week's specials are:

Tuna Steaks  $12.99lb (Ashley Fish Market)
Sweet Scoops Frozen Yogurt $4.99
Boar’s Head Hard Salami $8.99lb (Deli)
Food Should Taste Good Tortilla Chips  2/$6
Asparagus $2.49lb
Grilled London Broil $10.99lb (Prep Food)
Bottom Round Roast $4.98 (Meat)
Stonyfield ...