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Maplewood Resident Arrested and Charged with Robbery in Cranford

October 14, 2018

CRANFORD, NJ - A Maplewood man has been arrested and charged with robbery and fraudulent use of a credit card, stated Cranford police. Maplewood police assisted with the arrest.

On Saturday, October 6, at 12:44 a.m., the Cranford Police Department responded to a reported robbery occurring on Jackson Drive in Cranford.

The 25-year-old victim, who was walking near his ...

Still Need to Register to Vote? Here's How to in South Orange and Maplewood

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Here's everything you need to know to register to vote in the two towns. Registration closes on Tuesday, Oct. 16, and Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6.

SOUTH ORANGE

Information from the South Orange Village website

Register to Vote: The Village Clerk’s Office will be having a Late Night Voter Registration Drive on 
Oct. 16 from 4:30 ...

Maplewood Resident Arrested and Charged with Robbery in Cranford

October 14, 2018

CRANFORD, NJ - A Maplewood man has been arrested and charged with robbery and fraudulent use of a credit card, stated Cranford police. Maplewood police assisted with the arrest.

On Saturday, October 6, at 12:44 a.m., the Cranford Police Department responded to a reported robbery occurring on Jackson Drive in Cranford.

The 25-year-old victim, who was walking near his ...

Motor Vehicle Collision in South Orange; Injuries to One Person Reported

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Two motor vehicles collided at the intersection of North Wyoming Avenue and South Orange Avenue at about 7 p.m. on Thursday, according to an update from the Breaking News Network (BNN).

None of the occupants of the vehicles were entrapped, however one of the people involved in the collusion reported injuries.

South Orange police and fire, as well as the South Orange ...

Girls Soccer: Columbia Edges Millburn, 3-2

October 8, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Columbia scored two goals in the second half to come away with a 3-2 girls soccer victory over Millburn on Thursday.

Naomi Joseph assisted on all three goals for Columbia (6-4-1), by Lia Holstein, Grace Bratter and Calliope Reeves.

Chloe Zegas scored both goals for Millburn (5-5), which trailed, 1-0, at halftime. Millburn won its two previous games, taking a 3-2 verdict from ...

RWJBarnabas and Lakewood BlueClaws Bring Baseball Back to Puerto Rican Community

LOIZA, PUERTO RICO — RWJBarnabas Health and the Lakewood BlueClaws minor league baseball team recently brought baseball back to young athletes in Puerto Rico by hosting an equipment drive at First Energy Park after collecting dozens of baseball bats, balls, gloves, helmets, hats and clothing.

Over a span of several weeks, the equipment was brought to the small ...

Passenger Who Flew to Newark Could Have Exposed Others to Measles: Health Officials

October 4, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Health said any person who was in Newark Liberty International Airport on Sept. 28, 2018, between 5:30 and 10:30 a.m. may have been exposed to measles.

Someone flying from Tel Aviv in Israel had the highly contagious infection and arrived in Terminal B at the airport, the department said. The person, whose name was not released, may have traveled ...

Atlantic Health System Partners with TGen, Origin to Improve Access to Innovative Cancer Therapies

MORRISTOWN, NJ -- Cancer is a disease that touches virtually everyone in some sort of way throughout their lifetime with more than 1.5 million new cases diagnosed in the United States every year, according to the Center for Disease Control. Those who have endured the fight against the disease that claims the lives of half a million Americans every year know how much of a strain physically, ...

Columbia High School Students Attend SPHINX Virtuosi Concert at Carnegie Hall

October 12, 2018

NEW YORK, NY - Columbia High School students attended the 11th Annual Sphinx Virtuosi concert at Carnegie Hall on Thursday, Oct. 11.

The Sphinx Viruosi is one of the nation’s most dynamic professional chamber orchestras. Comprised of 18 of the nation’s top Black and Latinx classical soloists, primarily alumni of the internationally renowned Sphinx Competition, these ...

One River School of Art + Design Holds Opening Reception for Theodore Sefcik

MILLBURN, NJ - Brooklyn artist Theodore Sefcik's exhibit Reason Given is currently on display at the One River School of Art + Design.

Originally from Millburn and a graduate of Millburn High School, Sefcik is an artist as well as a graphic designer.

Sefcik is known for his enigmatic animations, which combine the aesthetics of primitive computer graphics with early color ...

Columbia High School Students Attend SPHINX Virtuosi Concert at Carnegie Hall

October 12, 2018

NEW YORK, NY - Columbia High School students attended the 11th Annual Sphinx Virtuosi concert at Carnegie Hall on Thursday, Oct. 11.

The Sphinx Viruosi is one of the nation’s most dynamic professional chamber orchestras. Comprised of 18 of the nation’s top Black and Latinx classical soloists, primarily alumni of the internationally renowned Sphinx Competition, these ...

One River School of Art + Design Holds Opening Reception for Theodore Sefcik

MILLBURN, NJ - Brooklyn artist Theodore Sefcik's exhibit Reason Given is currently on display at the One River School of Art + Design.

Originally from Millburn and a graduate of Millburn High School, Sefcik is an artist as well as a graphic designer.

Sefcik is known for his enigmatic animations, which combine the aesthetics of primitive computer graphics with early color ...

Photos from the SAM Craft Beer Tasting Fundraiser on Thursday

October 5, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - For the second year, the Springfield Avenue Public Art Initiative held a Craft Beer Tasting fundraising event to raise funds for murals on Springfield Avenue, with all proceeds from the event being used to bring more murals to Springfield Avenue in Maplewood (SAM).

The event was held Thursday night outdoors in the parking lot of the Wine Barrel.

“The ...

Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Sponsors Citizens and Clergy Academy, Oct. 4

October 2, 2018

Update from the Essex County Prosecutor's Office: 

The Fall 2018 Citizens and Clergy Academy, sponsored by the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, has been postponed until further notice.

The Citizens and Clergy Academy is a training program designed to familiarize clergy and other members of the community with the day-to-day operations of the Essex County ...

Maplewood Chamber of Commerce Hosts Opening Event with Speaker Brian Castell

October 10, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Chamber of Commerce opening meeting featured Brian Castell, CEO of Bizzo.co, a company that assists other businesses with their digital marketing.

The meeting was opened by Chamber President Diana Galer, who welcomed all and introduced the members of the Board of Trustees in attendance: Norm Woolley, Ellen Donker, VP, Rhonda Panken, Legal Counsel, ...

Still Need to Register to Vote? Here's How to in South Orange and Maplewood

October 13, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Here's everything you need to know to register to vote in the two towns. Registration closes on Tuesday, Oct. 16, and Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6.

SOUTH ORANGE

Information from the South Orange Village website

Register to Vote: The Village Clerk’s Office will be having a Late Night Voter Registration Drive on 
Oct. 16 from 4:30 ...

Still Need to Register to Vote? Here's How to in South Orange and Maplewood

October 13, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Here's everything you need to know to register to vote in the two towns. Registration closes on Tuesday, Oct. 16, and Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6.

SOUTH ORANGE

Information from the South Orange Village website

Register to Vote: The Village Clerk’s Office will be having a Late Night Voter Registration Drive on 
Oct. 16 from 4:30 ...

RWJBarnabas and Lakewood BlueClaws Bring Baseball Back to Puerto Rican Community

October 7, 2018

LOIZA, PUERTO RICO — RWJBarnabas Health and the Lakewood BlueClaws minor league baseball team recently brought baseball back to young athletes in Puerto Rico by hosting an equipment drive at First Energy Park after collecting dozens of baseball bats, balls, gloves, helmets, hats and clothing.

Over a span of several weeks, the equipment was brought to the small ...

Owners of Buy Rite Wine & Liquor Make Donation to Founders Park Conservancy

October 2, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Priya and Sanjay Chawla, owners of Buy Rite Wine & Liquor (formerly A & D Liquors) recently donated $1,000 to the Founders Park Conservancy.

The donation, which was presented to Chris Black, Chair of the Conservancy, and Andrew Kit of the Academy Heights Neighborhood Association, at the South Orange Board of Trustees meeting, is for continued beautification and ...

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AtlantiCast: Episode 21

On this week’s AtlantiCast, see who has the cleanest hands in health care, find out how Atlantic Health System is training the next generation of health care professionals, Overlook Medical Center joins the robot revolution and much more!

 

Challenges and Opportunities in the Current SOMSD Superintendent Search

October 11, 2018

At the second of two updates on the superintendent search for the South Orange-Maplewood School District, Dr. William Librera highlighted some of the critical characteristics the community needs in its next educational leader.

“When you have a community with a growing population — and it’s got going to stop — and you have a community where there is a very active ...

Cuttle for BOE Campaign Announces Upcoming Campaign Events and Candidate Office Hours

In addition to participating in upcoming debates, BOE candidate Shannon Cuttle is encouraging unmediated dialogue with all members of the SOMA community. Cuttle's campaign has two campaign events open to the public coming up: an Open House at Cedar Ridge Cafe on Thursday, October 11, 6 pm - 8 pm, and a Spooktacular Playdate at Grove Park in South Orange on Sunday, October 14, 11 am - 1 ...

One River School of Art + Design Holds Opening Reception for Theodore Sefcik

October 8, 2018

MILLBURN, NJ - Brooklyn artist Theodore Sefcik's exhibit Reason Given is currently on display at the One River School of Art + Design.

Originally from Millburn and a graduate of Millburn High School, Sefcik is an artist as well as a graphic designer.

Sefcik is known for his enigmatic animations, which combine the aesthetics of primitive computer graphics with early color ...

Art, Music and More at the 7th Annual Maplewood Art Walk & Music Fest {Photos}

MAPLEWOOD, NJ -  The 7th Annual Maplewood Art Walk & Music Fest was held on Sunday, Sept. 30, in Maplewood Village, with streets closed to traffic during the event.

Artwork on display, and for sale, included fiber art, photography and up-cycled jewelry, at the juried show.

The event also featured kids activities and live music.

"The Mark Slade homes team was proud ...

Upcoming Events

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Tue, October 16, 7:00 PM

Millburn Free Public Library, Millburn

Healthcare Advocates for Dementia Program

Health & Wellness

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Fri, October 19, 7:00 PM

Par 440 Restaurant & Lounge, Short Hills

The Extra Rich In Class Dinner Show with E.R.I.C.

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink

Fri, October 19, 7:30 PM

The Baird Theatre on Three, South Orange

Dracula at The Baird

Arts & Entertainment

Sat, October 20, 7:30 PM

The Baird Theatre on Three, South Orange

Dracula at The Baird

Arts & Entertainment

Elect Annemarie Maini and Javier Farfan to SOMA Board of Education on November 6

October 13, 2018

To the Editor:

We write in support of the Board of Education candidacy of incumbent Annemarie Maini and first-time candidate Javier Farfan. As two of only three educators in the race, they appear to us as the most qualified to provide governance and oversight of our school district.

We are educators ourselves, and we value educational experience on the Board. While we don’t expect ...

Vote for Annemarie Maini on November 6 for SOMA Board of Education

To the Editor:

We write to enthusiastically endorse Annemarie Maini for reelection to the Board of Education in Maplewood and South Orange. This year, our older son is entering Kindergarten at Clinton Elementary, so we are beginning the exciting journey in our school system. Over the past year, as Kindergarten was approaching, we have become more aware of the challenges that our school system ...

'Joker' Filming in Newark Will Close These Roads

October 7, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - Filming for “Joker,” a movie that tells the backstory of the popular Batman villain, is coming to Newark in about a week.

Crews will be on hand from Oct. 13 to Oct. 16, and a number of road closures and parking restrictions are expected around Downtown during that time.

The movie is scheduled to be released next year and stars Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker.

Baraka Backs Booker: 'It is Trump That is Running America Into the Ground'

NEWARK, NJ - Mayor Ras Baraka came out in support of U.S. Sen. Cory Booker after President Donald Trump said the former mayor “ran Newark, New Jersey into the ground.”

Booker, a Democrat, was Newark's mayor from 2006 to 2013. He is currently a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that has been questioning Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, ...

Lavallette Beach Unveils Brendan Tevlin Memorial Playground

October 12, 2018

LAVALLETTE, NJ — A New Jersey State Police helicopter flew overhead and members of the United States Coast Guard floated nearby as hundreds celebrated the grand opening of a playground recently built in Lavallette Beach in memory of Livingston resident Brendan Tevlin a little more than four years after he was fatally shot in West Orange.

Firefighters and other volunteers from across the ...

Piscataway Man Charged in Drag Racing Hit and Run Death of High School Vice-Principal

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Freddy S. Garcia Jr. of Piscataway has been charged with the hit and run death of a popular New Brunswick High School vice-principal. Garcia, 21, has been arrested for causing the death of a pedestrian, the 49-year old vice-principal of New Brunswick High School, who was struck and killed on Saturday night, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey ...

The #MeToo Movement: One Year Later

October 13, 2018

THE REDPATH EVENT
THE #METOO MOVEMENT: ONE YEAR LATER
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 7:30pm, South Orange Middle School, Little Theater

More than just a hashtag, the #MeToo Movement has become a global phenomenon. What has happened in the months since this powerful movement took the world by storm? JOANNE LIPMAN, author of That’s What She Said: What Men Need to Know (and Women Need to Tell Them) ...

Open to South Orange and Maplewood Residents: Water Quality Monitoring Training this Saturday in Cranford

Visual Assessment Training
Cranford Community Center, Community Room
220 Walnut Ave, Cranford, NJ
Saturday October 13, 10am to 1pm

Get involved in your community by monitoring water quality in your own town. This workshop will teach you streamside techniques for visual assessments. We will start in the classroom then go out to the Rahway River for field work and practice what ...

New Jersey Assemblywoman Britnee N. Timberlake Hosts Wig Giveaway Event for Women with Hair Loss

Monday, October 15, 2018 at 10:00 a.m., Britnee N. Timberlake will host the “Covered with Compassion” Wig Giveaway for women who have hair loss due to diseases like cancer. The event will take place in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and is co-sponsored by the Susan G. Komen Foundation, East Orange General Hospital, University Hospital, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority (Montclair ...