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Maplewood Township Provides Update on Clarus Construction

April 27, 2017

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Construction continues at the new Clarus building at 160 Maplewood Ave., and an update to the Maplewood Township website states that access to the north end of the Village Coffee parking lot off of Maplewood Avenue, as well as the parking spots in that portion of the lot, will be unavailable through next Friday, May 5. 

This closure is so that the sanitary sewer ...

South Orange Trustees Welcome New Officer; Apologizes to Historical Preservation Commission

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The South Orange Board of Trustees met on April 24 to swear in new officers, hear concerns about parking on Ward Place, and to apologize for the process by which Memorial Park was renamed Founders Park.

SOUTH ORANGE POLICE SWEARING IN

First on the agenda was the promotion of officer Doug Van Brunt to Sergeant for the South Orange Police Department (SOPD).

Jose Albino ...

South Orange Trustees Welcome New Officer; Apologizes to Historical Preservation Commission

April 26, 2017

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The South Orange Board of Trustees met on April 24 to swear in new officers, hear concerns about parking on Ward Place, and to apologize for the process by which Memorial Park was renamed Founders Park.

SOUTH ORANGE POLICE SWEARING IN

First on the agenda was the promotion of officer Doug Van Brunt to Sergeant for the South Orange Police Department (SOPD).

Jose Albino ...

Carjacking in Maplewood on Sunday, Police Report

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - There was a carjacking on Springfield Ave. at about 8 p.m. on Sunday, April 23, according to a release from Maplewood police.

A man parked his vehicle at Express Laundry World (1443 Springfield Ave.), and left the vehicle running, stated the release.

When he came back to the vehicle, he saw a man inside of the car, and was unable to open the car door depite trying ...

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day at South Orange and Maplewood Police Stations on April 29

April 25, 2017

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, April 29, when residents can dispose of medications at both the South Orange and Maplewood Police Departments. The program aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse and ...

Environmental Group Awards Overlook Medical Center for Practice Excellence, Achievements

SUMMIT, NJ - Overlook Medical Center in Summit, part of Atlantic Health System, has been recognized for environmental excellence with two awards from Practice Greenhealth, a national organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in health care.

Practice Greenhealth is a Reston, VA-based non-profit founded on the principles of positive environmental stewardship and ...

South Orange Development Committee Discusses Proposed Seton Hall Housing on Valley Street

April 22, 2017

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - At the Development Committee Meeting on Thursday, April 20, developers presented a plan for Seton Hall University student housing on Valley Street in South Orange.

Two development companies, Stolar Capital and Vertical Realty Capital, currently have a provisional contract to purchase the property at 164-168 Valley Street, which is now occupied by All Star Motors.

The ...

Congressman Lance Visits Paper Mill Playhouse's 'Theatre for Everyone' Program

MILLBURN, NJ - On Monday afternoon, April 17, the weekly class held in the Black Box Theatre at the Paper Mill Playhouse had a special visitor: Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-7). Lance was there to observe the direct impact of National Endowment of Arts (NEA) funding for the "Theatre for Everyone" program, which provides classes to students ages 7 to 18 with all types of ...

Linda Jacobs of Maplewood has Photography Exhibit at Summit Library Through May 31

April 23, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ -The Summit Free Public Library and the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey have collaborated to bring “Vantage Points,” a collection of photography by Linda Jacobs, in 'The Gallery' at the Summit Free Public Library. The exhibition runs through May 31.

Jacobs, who is a resident of Maplewood, received a Bachelor of Science in Design and ...

Congressman Lance Visits Paper Mill Playhouse's 'Theatre for Everyone' Program

MILLBURN, NJ - On Monday afternoon, April 17, the weekly class held in the Black Box Theatre at the Paper Mill Playhouse had a special visitor: Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-7). Lance was there to observe the direct impact of National Endowment of Arts (NEA) funding for the "Theatre for Everyone" program, which provides classes to students ages 7 to 18 with all types of ...

TAPinto Travels: Where to Eat in Coney Island

April 20, 2017

Spending the day in Coney Island? Here's where to eat:

Nathan's Famous

No trip to Coney Island is complete without a stop at Nathan's Famous. Stop at the original location that has been on Surf Avenue for over one hundred years, or take a break from beach activities to visit the one on the boardwalk. The line will be long, but the wait for just the right hot dog and ...

An Interview with Maplewood's Carl Patterson of CP Photo Op Photography

April 20, 2017

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Carl Patterson is a local Maplewood photographer with a diverse portfolio specializing in events and news coverage.

Originally born in Virginia, Patterson made the move to New York when he was 3 years old. Throughout his adult life, he worked as a correctional officer at both Rikers and Tombs Municipal Jails in New York, serving as part of New York’s Boldest.

Paterson ...

Maplewood Township Provides Update on Clarus Construction

April 27, 2017

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Construction continues at the new Clarus building at 160 Maplewood Ave., and an update to the Maplewood Township website states that access to the north end of the Village Coffee parking lot off of Maplewood Avenue, as well as the parking spots in that portion of the lot, will be unavailable through next Friday, May 5. 

This closure is so that the sanitary sewer ...

Meet Dean Dafis: Democratic Candidate for Maplewood Township Committee

April 18, 2017

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Dean Dafis has lead an inspired life that brought him to be a resident activist in Maplewood, and to run for the Maplewood Township Committee.

Dafis, who is originally from Philadelphia, studied at Temple University then went on to earn a law degree from the University of Richmond. Dafis is now the managing director of the Artemis Group in Midtown Manhattan.

Former Maplewood Resident and Columbia H.S. Graduate to Run for Essex County District 4 Freeholder

ESSEX COUNTY AREA, NJ — West Orange resident Adam Kraemer recently announced his run for District Four Freeholder in the municipalities of Millburn, West-Orange, Livingston, Essex Fells, Roseland. West- Caldwell, Verona, Cedar Grove, North-Caldwell, Fairfield and Caldwell. 

Kraemer is a long-term resident of the county, having resided in Newark, Maplewood, and now West Orange.

Earth Day Rahway River Cleanup and Pot Luck Picnic in Maplewood Memorial Park on April 22

April 17, 2017

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The annual Rahway River Cleanup, organized by Maplewood is Green, will be held in Maplewood Memorial Park on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

In addition to the river cleanup, this year there will also be a neighborhood picnic, and organizers invite everyone to "stop by for some nourishment and community."

Check-in tables will be at the ...

South Orange Trustees Welcome New Officer; Apologizes to Historical Preservation Commission

April 26, 2017

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The South Orange Board of Trustees met on April 24 to swear in new officers, hear concerns about parking on Ward Place, and to apologize for the process by which Memorial Park was renamed Founders Park.

SOUTH ORANGE POLICE SWEARING IN

First on the agenda was the promotion of officer Doug Van Brunt to Sergeant for the South Orange Police Department (SOPD).

Jose Albino ...

Water Utility Valve Exercising Program in South Orange: April 24 through May 12

April 24, 2017

From the South Orange website:

The South Orange Village Water Utility will be starting its annual water valve exercising program the week of April 24, 2017. Valve exercising will occur from Monday, April 24, 2017 through Friday, May 12, 2017. Valve exercising will normally take place between the hours of 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

Each year, 20% of the valves in our ...

Maplewood Celebrates Earth Day with River Cleanup and Tree Planting on Saturday

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Despite the dreary weather on Saturday, volunteers of all ages came out to help clean the Rahway River, share a community picnic, and to plant an elm tree in Maplewood Memorial Park.

Robert Roe, Maplewood Health Officer, was managing many aspects of the day, from providing volunteers with large plastic garbage bags and plastic gloves for the river cleanup, to ...

Maplewood Township Provides Update on Clarus Construction

April 27, 2017

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Construction continues at the new Clarus building at 160 Maplewood Ave., and an update to the Maplewood Township website states that access to the north end of the Village Coffee parking lot off of Maplewood Avenue, as well as the parking spots in that portion of the lot, will be unavailable through next Friday, May 5. 

This closure is so that the sanitary sewer ...

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South Orange Police Blotter - Multiple Vehicles Burglarized

April 27, 2017

South Orange Police Blotter as of April 27

Burglary to Auto - A Fairview Ave. resident reported on Saturday, April 22, that between 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 19 and 10 a.m., Thursday, April 20,  unknown actor(s) entered her vehicle and removed a carry-on bag that contained two laptop computers and several business papers.

 

Burglary to Autos - Several residents of Highland Rd., ...

Maplewood Police Blotter - Vehicle Theft, Theft from Vehicle, and Carjacking Reported

April 17 - Vehicle Theft; During the overnight hours, an unsecured vehicle was stolen from Bowdoin St. It was later recovered in Newark.

April 22 - Theft from Vehicle; At approximately 6:45 p.m., a male was observed attempting to steal tools from an unsecured work van on the 200 black of Elmwood Ave. The owner confronted the male who put the tools down and fled into ...

Water Utility Valve Exercising Program in South Orange: April 24 through May 12

April 24, 2017

From the South Orange website:

The South Orange Village Water Utility will be starting its annual water valve exercising program the week of April 24, 2017. Valve exercising will occur from Monday, April 24, 2017 through Friday, May 12, 2017. Valve exercising will normally take place between the hours of 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

Each year, 20% of the valves in our ...

Maplewood Celebrates Earth Day with River Cleanup and Tree Planting on Saturday

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Despite the dreary weather on Saturday, volunteers of all ages came out to help clean the Rahway River, share a community picnic, and to plant an elm tree in Maplewood Memorial Park.

Robert Roe, Maplewood Health Officer, was managing many aspects of the day, from providing volunteers with large plastic garbage bags and plastic gloves for the river cleanup, to ...

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Fri, April 28, 8:00 PM

Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, Summit

Things Being What They Are

Arts & Entertainment

Sat, April 29, 8:00 AM

Peck School, Morristown

State Council of New Jersey Junior Leagues Get On ...

Education Giving Back

Sat, April 29, 1:00 PM

Ellis Island Immigrant Museum, Jersey City

Meet Susan Meissner Author of A Fall of Marigolds ...

Arts & Entertainment

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Sat, April 29, 2:00 PM

Millburn Free Public Library, Millburn

Singer/Songwriter Sheri Miller Returns to ...

Family Advisory on '13 Reasons Why' Series

April 27, 2017

The following was sent via email to the South Orange Maplewood School District community

Dear Families of Secondary School Students,

We are writing to inform you of a recently released Netflix series called “13 Reasons Why.” You may have heard of the series, since it is has attracted a large teenage audience, sparked a national debate, and has been the focus of media ...

True North - Letter from the South Orange Maplewood School District Superintendent

The following was sent via email to the South Orange Maplewood School District community

Dear South Orange Maplewood School District,

It is easy to lose sight of the goal.

Sure, we attend meetings and trainings, we discuss ideas both big and small, we learn the culture and norms and, if we’ve been paying attention, we set out with direction and purpose.  But then life ...

Newark City Hall Computers Hacked with Ransomware

April 24, 2017

NEWARK, NJ - Some computers in the City of Newark have been infected with ransomware, rendering them unusable, and the hacker is demanding payment of 24 Bitcoin, or about $30,000 in ransom, according to a document obtained by TAPinto Newark and a city official with knowledge of the hack.

The document reveals that that city computers were infected with RSA-2048 encryption, ...

Construction Update on Millburn's 'Complete Streets' Project

MILLBURN, NJ - Beginning Monday, April 24, the pedestrian access will be returned to the Common Lot corner. Some work remains to set granite pavers and to install a new traffic light. There will no longer be a traffic impact as a result of this corner work.

Work at the Clock Plaza corner is expected to result in a five day traffic impact. This is the last corner that the ...

Summit 'Girls Night Out' Set for May 4; Event Registration Ongoing

April 25, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - The annual 'Girls' Night Out' in the Hilltop City, hosted by Summit Downtown, Inc., is slated for May 4, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.  An evening of shopping, dining, entertainment, and giveaways awaits, with participants encouraged to start their evening at the Welcome Center, located in Lyric Park, at the corner of Bank Street and Beechwood Road.

Registration for ...

East Hanover Introduces New Ordinance to Ensure Just Pups Problems Stay in the Past

EAST HANOVER, NJ- The Just Pups pet store saga left East Hanover and animal lovers throughout the state enraged and aghast at the mistreatment of puppies in the store’s many locations throughout New Jersey. In response to this public outcry, the East Hanover Town Council has taken steps to beef up their rules and regulations regarding animals and animal establishments throughout the ...

NJ State Bicycle Championships Event Returns to Plainfield

April 23, 2017

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The New Jersey State Bicycle Championships will return to Plainfield's Queen City for a second year, with races on Sunday, May 7, that leave from City Hall.

All levels can participate, from professional cyclists to amateur riders. A public safety challenge will include Plainfield police, firemen and other public safety officials, and juniors and kids will be able ...

South Orange River Day is May 7

April 26, 2017

The following is from the SouthOrange.org website:

South Orange River Day is the annual, community gathering to clean up our section of the Rahway River and celebrate environmental education and awareness. It’s a family friendly way to connect with your neighbors and the environment. This year we will have the usual volunteer river clean up, music, food, educational, environmental, and ...

SOMADEMS Hosts Murphy, Brennan at Candidate Forum on April 25

SOMADEMS featured Democratic gubernatorial candidates Phil Murphy and Bill Brennan on Tuesday night for the group’s third and final Meet the Governor Candidates Forum, held at The Woodland in Maplewood.

“With only 42 days until the primary election, we need to have candidates stand up and tell us what they stand for,” said SOMADEMS’ President and Co-Founder ...

Fun for the Whole Family at Greater Newark Conservancy's Spring Block Party on May 6

A large assortment of flowers and vegetables. Activities and crafts for kids and families to enjoy. Community organizations showcasing their services. It’s time to welcome the season at Greater Newark Conservancy’s Spring Block Party & Plant Sale on Saturday, May 6, from 10:00 a.m. till 4:00 p.m. (rain or shine) at the Conservancy’s Outdoor Learning Center, 32 Prince ...