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Football: West Orange Pulls Away for 44-7 Win Over Columbia

September 22, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Even though the West Orange football team piled up 44 points on Homecoming, the Mountaineers' offense really didn't have to do much heavy lifting Friday night.

A proficient effort on special teams and a bone-jarring performance by a defense that held Columbia to negative yardage in the second half helped West Orange overcome more than 100 yards of penalties and some ...

Newark City Council Members are Mad They Didn't Get Front Row Seats at Sotomayor Event

NEWARK, NJ - Some city council members took offense with people in charge at the Newark Public Library because they did not get good seats when U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor visited on Sunday.

The justice visited the library last weekend to promote her new children's books and spread the love of reading to youngsters. About 400 people attended the event in the James Brown ...

Heay Rain Causes Flooded Roads in South Orange on Tuesday

September 18, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - West Third Street between The Mews and Gaslight Commons flooded after heavy rain on Tuesday afternoon, causing South Orange police to secure the area.

South Orange Village President Sheena Collum wrote on her Facebook page at about 2:30 p.m.,: “South Orange residents please be advised to stay off the roads if you can as we are experiencing flooding in lower areas of ...

Early Morning Fire in Maplewood on Tuesday Leaves Building Uninhabitable

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - There was a house fire at 10 Nelson Pl. in the early morning hours of Sept. 11, with Maplewood firefighters responding to a report of smoke at the home at about 3:20 a.m., according to a statement from Maplewood Fire Department Chief Michael R. Dingelstedt.

The first arriving engine reported heavy fire coming from the rear of the second floor, with Maplewood police officers ...

Football: West Orange Pulls Away for 44-7 Win Over Columbia

September 22, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Even though the West Orange football team piled up 44 points on Homecoming, the Mountaineers' offense really didn't have to do much heavy lifting Friday night.

A proficient effort on special teams and a bone-jarring performance by a defense that held Columbia to negative yardage in the second half helped West Orange overcome more than 100 yards of penalties and some ...

Step Back in Time: Photos from Saturday's 19th Century Baseball Game in South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Those catching a glimpse of the noon baseball game on Cameron Field this past Saturday, might have felt like they were stepping back in time, since this game was played as it would have been played in the 1800s.

The South Orange Department of Recreation presented the 19th century baseball game which had the South Orange Villagers facing the Neshanock Base ...

Boy Scouts of America to Recognize Morristown Medical Center Chief Medical Officer Louis Brusco Jr., MD with 2018 Health and Medical Award for Outstanding Leadership for Youth

September 21, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Boy Scouts of America will recognize Louis Brusco Jr., MD, FCCM, Chief Medical Officer, Morristown Medical Center, with the 2018 Health and Medical Award for his service as an exemplary role model for the youth of the Morris County area.

Dr. Brusco was chosen for his outstanding services as evidenced by the interest and leadership they have demonstrated within the ...

Fun for All at South Orange's Fifth Annual PlayDay

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange Avenue and surrounding streets in downtown South Orange were closed to vehicles on Sunday so the community could "play in the street" at the annual PlayDay event. 

Thousands came out to play games, listen to live music and watch performances on the main stage, learn more about community groups, try food from area restaurants, and shop with ...

Lawmakers Question State Education Commissioner on Rush to Phase Out PARCC

September 18, 2018

TRENTON, NJ— Lawmakers on a joint Senate-Assembly education committee expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s rush to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided.

State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before a joint hearing of the Senate and Assembly Education committees on Monday to testify ...

State Board of Education Postpones Vote on PARCC Rollbacks

TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Commissioner of Education on Wednesday withdrew a controversial proposal to cut back on standardized tests in certain grades and subjects, just minutes before the State Board of Education members were set to vote on the plan.

The decision by Education Commissioner Lamont Repollet to pull the vote was a blow to Gov. Phil Murphy, who campaigned on eliminating ...

Fun for All at South Orange's Fifth Annual PlayDay

September 20, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange Avenue and surrounding streets in downtown South Orange were closed to vehicles on Sunday so the community could "play in the street" at the annual PlayDay event. 

Thousands came out to play games, listen to live music and watch performances on the main stage, learn more about community groups, try food from area restaurants, and shop with ...

Step Back in Time: Photos from Saturday's 19th Century Baseball Game in South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Those catching a glimpse of the noon baseball game on Cameron Field this past Saturday, might have felt like they were stepping back in time, since this game was played as it would have been played in the 1800s.

The South Orange Department of Recreation presented the 19th century baseball game which had the South Orange Villagers facing the Neshanock Base ...

It's Almost Time to 'Get Naked in the 'Wood:' 4th Annual Bob Miller Oysterfest for Melanoma Awareness is This Saturday

September 10, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The 4th Annual Bob Miller Oysterfest for Melanoma Awareness will be held this Saturday, September 15, at The Woodland (60 Woodland Road) from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. The event was designed to raise funds for cancer research and awareness, as well as provide financial support to families facing an unexpected medical crises, according to event organizers.

With it's ...

Elite Property Holds Grand Opening for Fourth Apartment Building in Maplewood   

September 14, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The grand opening and ribbon cutting for the new apartment building at 1701 Springfield Ave. was held on Saturday, Sept. 12. The 30-unit apartment building is located directly across the street from the Hilton branch of the Maplewood Library.

Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca thanked the developers “for building this great addition to the Springfield Avenue area ...

Maplewood and South Orange Now Part of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities

September 21, 2018

MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Maplewood and South Orange have been accepted into the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, according to a press release from SOMA Two Towns for All Ages.

"This certification recognizes our towns’ joint commitment to becoming more age-friendly and support residents as they age in place," stated the release.

Since South Orange and ...

Millburn's Paper Mill Playhouse Receives Grant to Spotlight Theater Access

September 21, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - HomeTowne Television®, a nonprofit television channel based in Summit has received two grants from Investors Foundation that will fund a documentary detailing Paper Mill Playhouse's 'Theater for Everyone' program and underwrite the production of a television program that showcases the good works of folks in the community. 

The grant of ...

Register Now for the South Orange Community Campout

September 9, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange's annual campout is back on Friday, September 14, when residents can pitch tents and brave the great outdoors locally in New Waterlands Park.

The campout is free, but campsites must be reserved in advance and there must be at least one responsible adult (who is a South Orange resident and stays for the entire event) in charge of every campsite and its ...

Elite Property Holds Grand Opening for Fourth Apartment Building in Maplewood   

September 14, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The grand opening and ribbon cutting for the new apartment building at 1701 Springfield Ave. was held on Saturday, Sept. 12. The 30-unit apartment building is located directly across the street from the Hilton branch of the Maplewood Library.

Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca thanked the developers “for building this great addition to the Springfield Avenue area ...

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Maplewood Police Blotter - Three Thefts Reported from Unlocked Vehicles

September 21, 2018

September 4, 2018; Theft; At approximately 12:45 PM, a purse was reported stolen from an office building on Millburn Ave.

September 6, 2018; Bicycle Theft; A bicycle that was secured to a bike rack behind 160 Maplewood Ave, had it’s lock cut and was stolen at approximately 12:15 PM.  

September 7, 2018; Theft from Auto; An unsecured vehicle parked on Norfolk Ave was entered ...

South Orange Police Blotter - Auto Burglary and Bicycle Theft Reported

South Orange Police Blotter as of September 17

Burglary to Auto - A Valley Street resident reported that sometime between 8 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 12 and 10:40 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 14, actor(s) unknown entered her vehicle and rummaged through the interior, though nothing seemed to be missing at this time.

Theft of Bicycle - A South Orange resident reported that sometime between 7:30 ...

Maplewood and South Orange Now Part of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities

September 21, 2018

MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Maplewood and South Orange have been accepted into the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, according to a press release from SOMA Two Towns for All Ages.

"This certification recognizes our towns’ joint commitment to becoming more age-friendly and support residents as they age in place," stated the release.

Since South Orange and ...

Fun for All at South Orange's Fifth Annual PlayDay

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange Avenue and surrounding streets in downtown South Orange were closed to vehicles on Sunday so the community could "play in the street" at the annual PlayDay event. 

Thousands came out to play games, listen to live music and watch performances on the main stage, learn more about community groups, try food from area restaurants, and shop with ...

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Sun, September 23, 11:00 AM

Millburn Ave., Millburn

Millburn Street Fair 2018

Arts & Entertainment

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Sun, September 23, 11:00 AM

Millburn Ave., Millburn

Millburn Street Fair 2018

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Sun, September 23, 4:30 PM

Mountsier-Hardie Garden, Nutley

“THE GARDEN PARTY” Nutley Family Service Bureau ...

Food & Drink Giving Back Home & Garden

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Tue, September 25, 6:00 PM

Saint Barnabas Wellness Institute, JCC MetroWest, West Orange

Project H.O.P.E. Fall Cancer Survivorship Lecture ...

Health & Wellness

7 Warning Signs of Thyroid Cancer

September is Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month, and James J.S. Chen, M.D., FACHE, director of Atlantic Medical Group’s Thyroid Center at Summit and endocrinologist at Overlook Medical Center, believes it is critical that everyone know the warning signs of thyroid cancer.

“The most common form of thyroid cancer, papillary cancer, has a very high cure rate if detected early,” ...

Newark City Council Members are Mad They Didn't Get Front Row Seats at Sotomayor Event

September 22, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - Some city council members took offense with people in charge at the Newark Public Library because they did not get good seats when U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor visited on Sunday.

The justice visited the library last weekend to promote her new children's books and spread the love of reading to youngsters. About 400 people attended the event in the James Brown ...

Protesters Demand Newark City Council to Oppose Essex County's ICE Contract

NEWARK, NJ - About a dozen protesters on Wednesday demanded Newark City Council pass a resolution to oppose Essex County’s agreement with the federal government to jail immigrants within the city’s borders.

City council says protesters should take their fight to the freeholders since the county has a contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). And even though ...

Boy Scouts of America to Recognize Morristown Medical Center Chief Medical Officer Louis Brusco Jr., MD with 2018 Health and Medical Award for Outstanding Leadership for Youth

September 21, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Boy Scouts of America will recognize Louis Brusco Jr., MD, FCCM, Chief Medical Officer, Morristown Medical Center, with the 2018 Health and Medical Award for his service as an exemplary role model for the youth of the Morris County area.

Dr. Brusco was chosen for his outstanding services as evidenced by the interest and leadership they have demonstrated within the ...

Garden State Parkway’s Exact Change Lanes to Disappear from Major Toll Plazas Before End of Year

WOODBRIDGE, NJ — Exact change lanes on the Garden State Parkway’s major toll plazas are soon to be a memory. But they will remain at all but one of the toll road’s 23 entrance and exit ramps.

The automatic coin machines at all 11 “mainland barrier” plazas, including Asbury Park in Monmouth County and Toms River and Barnegat in Ocean County, will be removed and ...

Maplewood Municipal Alliance to Meet on September 25

September 21, 2018

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Club Z Tutoring/Maplewood Opens for Business

Club Z! Tutoring of Maplewood, NJ Opens for Business: Offering  Tutoring and Test Prep to Local Families Now through October 31, 2018

Club Z! Tutoring of Maplewood, NJ, proudly serving families in Maplewood, Livingston, Florham Park, South Orange, Milburn, and Short Hills is celebrating its official grand opening with special offers, including free SAT or ACT test preparation programs.

Susan G. Komen North Jersey to Present Free Women’s Wellness Expo in Wayne

Susan G. Komen North Jersey to Present Free Women’s Wellness Expo in Wayne, NJ in Partnership with the Passaic County Department of Health & Board of Chosen Freeholders

All are welcome at this “women-focused” event with activities for the whole family!

The mission of October’s perennial National Breast Cancer Awareness Month has ...