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Family Fun Continues at Livingston’s Camuso Holiday Display

December 13, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The public is invited to help the Township of Livingston celebrate the Festival of Lights on Thursday, the third Night of Chanukah, with a Menorah Lighting Ceremony at the Camuso display at 5:30 p.m.

Participants will gather near the gazebo at the Memorial Oval to help Rabbi Cliff Kulwin of Temple B’Nai Abraham light the menorah candles.

Family fun will ...

Ice Hockey: Nutley-Columbia Falls to 0-4 in West Essex’s First Season Victory

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Nutley-Columbia Ice Hockey Coach Andrew Surowiec says his team needs to start playing as hard in their games as they do in their practices.

“At the practices, they’re working their butts off and there’s a lot of competition, but then we get to the games and it seems like something is missing,” the coach told TAPinto Nutley after his team recorded ...

Police Blotter: Man Robbed in South Orange on Friday Night

December 13, 2017

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - On Friday, Dec. 8, a man was robbed by three or four people while he was sitting in a vehicle outside of a home on Seton Place, according to the South Orange police blotter.

The man, who is from South River and employed by a taxi service, reported that the the incident happened at about 9 p.m., and that the robbers "attempted to pull him out of his company's ...

Man Robbed in South Orange on Friday, Dec. 1, Report Police

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - A South Orange resident reported that at about 5:35 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 1, an unknown man robbed him of his cash and cell phone while he was walking on South Orange Ave., near Rynda Rd, towards the South Orange Train Station, according to the South Orange police blotter.

The victim described the man as a 6 ft tall black male, who was wearing a hooded ...

Ice Hockey: Nutley-Columbia Falls to 0-4 in West Essex’s First Season Victory

December 13, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Nutley-Columbia Ice Hockey Coach Andrew Surowiec says his team needs to start playing as hard in their games as they do in their practices.

“At the practices, they’re working their butts off and there’s a lot of competition, but then we get to the games and it seems like something is missing,” the coach told TAPinto Nutley after his team recorded ...

Ice Hockey: Bernards Edges Nutley-Columbia, 2-1

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The Bernards ice hockey team secured its first victory of the season Saturday night, 2-1, over Nutley-Columbia.

Jason Stitt scored in the second period with an assist from Nick Emmons to give the Mountaineers (1-1) a 2-1 lead. Emmons had also assisted on Bernards' first goal, a power play goal by Ryan McGriskin with 2:52 left in the first period.

Nutley tied the game ...

South Orange Village President Raises the Idea of Recreational Pot Shop In Town; Maplewood Mayor 'Open' To Discussion

December 11, 2017

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - If and when recreational marijuana is legalized in New Jersey, could Maplewood and South Orange become home to one of the legal pot shops?

South Orange Village President Sheena Collum stated that she was contacted by a “retail distributor,” and asked residents in a Facebook post Sunday what they would think of such a ...

Three RWJBarnabas Health Facilities Recognized as 2017 Top Hospitals

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Jersey City Medical Center and Monmouth Medical Center, three RWJBarnabas Health facilities, were recently recognized as Top Teaching Hospitals in 2017 by The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care.

Among thousands of hospitals in the ...

Columbia H.S. Students Win Top Awards at 3rd Annual High School Film Festival

December 10, 2017

MAHWAH, NJ - Film and animation students from Columbia High School (CHS) had multiple wins at the 2017 Ramapo College of New Jersey's 3rd Annual High School Film Festival.

 

The festival, which took place on Dec. 2, featured a diverse group of films chosen by a jury of Ramapo College faculty, students, and industry professionals, according to the festival ...

New South Orange Store Sadie's Hosted Holiday Pop Up Shop on Sunday, Dec. 10

December 12, 2017

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Sadie's, a new store in South Orange located at 65 Valley Street, hosted a holiday pop-up shop on Sunday, Dec. 19. Visitors to the pop-up shop enjoyed live music, shopping items from a variety of visiting artisans and vendors, and light refreshments.

Some of the unique items for sale included hand made African goods, super soft kids toys, and wooden toys being ...

Holiday Celebrations in South Orange and Maplewood

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - South Orange and Maplewood have been celebrating the holidays with tree lightings, Santa visits, and more. Here's a recap of last week's SOMA holiday happenings.

POP 'N SHOP GRAND OPENING

At noon on Thursday, Dec. 7, there was a ribbon cutting and opening of the South Orange Village Center Alliance (SOVCA) Pop 'n Shop, which is located ...

Famed Chef Marcus Samuelsson Opens New Restaurant Marcus B&P in Downtown Newark

December 12, 2017

NEWARK, NJ - Acclaimed celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson knows what he wants and he knows how to get it.

He helped Harlem, long the hub of African-American culture, become happening again with a pair of successful restaurants that are contributing to the revitalization of the famed Manhattan neighborhood.

Samuelsson is rolling the dice by opening a new restaurant in Newark, now undergoing ...

Stop & Shop Recalls Herb-ox Beef Granulated Bouillon 4 oz

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Creative Contract Packaging LLC is voluntarily Herb-ox Beef Granulated Bouillon 4 oz due to the potential presence of an undeclared milk allergen. It was sold in Stop & Shop stores.

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Codes:Best If Used By SEPT 2020 and OCT 2020

Customers may return impacted product for a full refund. Only product with Best If Used By Dates of SEPT 2020 and OCT ...

Man Arrested for Assault Outside of Maplewood Daycare Center on Wednesday (Updated)

December 6, 2017

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - A man assaulted a woman Wednesday morning outside of a daycare center at 495 Valley St., according to a press release from Maplewood police. The police reported receiving calls at about 8:45 a.m., and upon arrival, the woman who was the victim told officers that the father of her children, Kareem Dawson, age 30, had assaulted her after she had dropped off her son at the ...

New South Orange Store Sadie's Hosted Holiday Pop Up Shop on Sunday, Dec. 10

December 12, 2017

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Sadie's, a new store in South Orange located at 65 Valley Street, hosted a holiday pop-up shop on Sunday, Dec. 19. Visitors to the pop-up shop enjoyed live music, shopping items from a variety of visiting artisans and vendors, and light refreshments.

Some of the unique items for sale included hand made African goods, super soft kids toys, and wooden toys being ...

South Orange Village President Raises the Idea of Recreational Pot Shop In Town; Maplewood Mayor 'Open' To Discussion

December 11, 2017

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - If and when recreational marijuana is legalized in New Jersey, could Maplewood and South Orange become home to one of the legal pot shops?

South Orange Village President Sheena Collum stated that she was contacted by a “retail distributor,” and asked residents in a Facebook post Sunday what they would think of such a ...

Essex County Executive Launches 2018 Re-Election Campaign

December 12, 2017

NEWARK, NJ — Amid a sea of supporters from Washington, D.C. to Trenton, from Newark City Hall to the outer reaches of West Essex, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo formally announced his re-election campaign in Newark on Monday morning at Essex County Veterans Memorial Park.

DiVincenzo, a Newark native who now lives in Roseland, is seeking his fifth ...

Israel Bonds New Jersey to Honor Local Health Professionals

December 8, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Saint Barnabas Medical Center’s (SBMC) Dr. Stuart Geffner of Livingston and Morristown Medical Center’s Dr. Renee Frankel of Short Hills will be honored at this year’s Health Professionals Dinner at Crystal Plaza on Monday, hosted by Israel Bonds New Jersey.

Geffner, the Director of Renal and Pancreas Transplant Surgery at SBMC since 1995, has ...

Maplewood Leaf Collection Extended from Dec. 15 to Dec. 22

December 11, 2017

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Department of Public Works (DPW) has extended the last day of leaf collection from Dec. 15 to Dec. 22, according to an update on their Facebook page. The extension is "due to seasonal conditions," wrote the DPW.

The DPW asks residents to "please make every attempt to have all leaves curbside by that date."

For more information about ...

Maplewood Leaf Collection Extended from Dec. 15 to Dec. 22

December 11, 2017

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Department of Public Works (DPW) has extended the last day of leaf collection from Dec. 15 to Dec. 22, according to an update on their Facebook page. The extension is "due to seasonal conditions," wrote the DPW.

The DPW asks residents to "please make every attempt to have all leaves curbside by that date."

For more information about ...

DeHart Community Center Renovations Unveiled at Ribbon Cutting

November 30, 2017

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - There was an official ribbon cutting on Saturday, November 18, to celebrate the completion of renovations to the DeHart Community Center at 120 Burnett Avenue.

Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca, Deputy Mayor Nancy Adams, and Melissa Mancuso, Director of Recreation and Cultural Affairs, all were in attendance along with the developers and members of the ...

Holiday Celebrations in South Orange and Maplewood

December 12, 2017

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - South Orange and Maplewood have been celebrating the holidays with tree lightings, Santa visits, and more. Here's a recap of last week's SOMA holiday happenings.

POP 'N SHOP GRAND OPENING

At noon on Thursday, Dec. 7, there was a ribbon cutting and opening of the South Orange Village Center Alliance (SOVCA) Pop 'n Shop, which is located ...

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Holiday Shopping At Its Best

Holiday gift buying at its best! This Sunday, Sadie's will be hosting local artists with handmade goods and live music for SOMA's enjoyment.

Light refreshments will be provided, and no cover charge! Find unique gifts and support local artists and causes.

Featuring handmade African fabric jewelry and photography by Maria Luis Estrela
Wooden toys that each sale the ...

SOMA and The New Menstruation Equity Campaign

Menstruation, which has long been an awkward topic for most men, and an embarrassing subject for many women, has lately been part of the conversation in SOMA.

Maplewood attorney and author Jennifer Weiss-Wolf's book Periods Gone Public: Taking A Stand For Menstrual Equity was just published.

The South Orange-based non-profit Girls Helping Girls. Period. focuses solely on ...

AtlantiCast: Episode 008

On this week’s AtlantiCast, you’ll learn about a groundbreaking new clinical trial in the fight against pancreatic cancer, meet an award-winning child neurologist at Goryeb Children’s Hospital and hear about the new Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center at Atlantic Orthopedic Institute – plus stay tuned at the end to see our debut episode of the AtlantiCast Medical ...

Investors Bank October 2017 Fed Normalization Process

The Federal Reserve has increased interest rates twice this year and could do so again in December.  But the economy is hardly booming along and inflation remains tame.  Are the central bankers crazy?  No!  They simply are trying to add some monetary policy arrows to their largely empty quiver.

The near collapse of the world financial system in 2008, forced the Fed to take ...

Maplewood Police Blotter - Two Bicycle Thefts Reported

December 1, 2017

November 20 - Bicycle Theft; Sometime over the previous three days, a bicycle was removed from an unsecured garage on Girard Pl.

November 21 - Shoplifting; At approximately 11 p.m., a male concealed Red Bull in a bag at 7-Eleven on Irvington Ave and then fled the store when confronted.

November 22 - Bicycle Theft; At approximately 11 a.m., a male walked down the driveway of a home ...

Holiday Celebrations in South Orange and Maplewood

December 12, 2017

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - South Orange and Maplewood have been celebrating the holidays with tree lightings, Santa visits, and more. Here's a recap of last week's SOMA holiday happenings.

POP 'N SHOP GRAND OPENING

At noon on Thursday, Dec. 7, there was a ribbon cutting and opening of the South Orange Village Center Alliance (SOVCA) Pop 'n Shop, which is located ...

Events at Dickens Village in Maplewood Continue this Weekend

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The "little houses" are back in Ricalton Square in Maplewood Village, with a tree lighting and visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus occurring last Saturday, Dec. 2,  and additional Dickens Village activities planned for this Saturday, Dec. 9, and next Saturday, Dec. 16.

There will be a menorah lighting on Monday, Dec. 18.

There will be Breakfast with ...

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Thu, December 14, 4:30 PM

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Fri, December 15, 6:00 PM

Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, South Orange

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Fri, December 15, 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

Sat, December 16, 6:00 PM

Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, South Orange

Havdalah service & concert with The Pursuit of ...

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Family Health

When a Stroke is Possible, Experience Makes the Difference

When it comes to accurately diagnosing whether someone has suffered a stroke, “one can never be too smart,” says Dr. Gary Belt.

Belt, a stroke neurologist at Atlantic Neuroscience Institute in Overlook Medical Center, has more than three decades of experience in making those tricky diagnoses. He knows that superficial signs that seem to indicate a stroke can’t always be ...

The Mommy's Review - Coco

Corre, no camines (that’s “run, don’t walk!”) to see Coco, the newest animated feature film from Pixar Animation Studios/Disney. This beautiful movie is something that families will cherish seeing together. Like Moana last year, I took my family (ages 7 to 70+) to see Coco over Thanksgiving weekend, and everyone was delighted by the splendor of this wonderful cinematic ...

Essex County Executive Launches 2018 Re-Election Campaign

December 12, 2017

NEWARK, NJ — Amid a sea of supporters from Washington, D.C. to Trenton, from Newark City Hall to the outer reaches of West Essex, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo formally announced his re-election campaign in Newark on Monday morning at Essex County Veterans Memorial Park.

DiVincenzo, a Newark native who now lives in Roseland, is seeking his fifth ...

Famed Chef Marcus Samuelsson Opens New Restaurant Marcus B&P in Downtown Newark

NEWARK, NJ - Acclaimed celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson knows what he wants and he knows how to get it.

He helped Harlem, long the hub of African-American culture, become happening again with a pair of successful restaurants that are contributing to the revitalization of the famed Manhattan neighborhood.

Samuelsson is rolling the dice by opening a new restaurant in Newark, now undergoing ...

Family Fun Continues at Livingston’s Camuso Holiday Display

December 13, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The public is invited to help the Township of Livingston celebrate the Festival of Lights on Thursday, the third Night of Chanukah, with a Menorah Lighting Ceremony at the Camuso display at 5:30 p.m.

Participants will gather near the gazebo at the Memorial Oval to help Rabbi Cliff Kulwin of Temple B’Nai Abraham light the menorah candles.

Family fun will ...

Student Activists Disrupt Board of Trustees, Call for Minimum Wage Increase

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Dozens of students activists interrupted the Rutgers Board of Trustees December 12 meeting as part of their campaign for a campus-wide $15 minimum wage.

Many of them chanted slogans such as “If we don’t get it, shut it down,” and “We want just, and power, and 15 an hour.” Others hel​d​ up signs which ​simply ​read ...

Bee Hive Rescued in Short Hills

December 13, 2017

SHORT HILLS, NJ - A beehive 50 feet above Oakview Terrace was saved last Wednesday through a coordinated effort of the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum staff, Millburn Township Shade Tree workers, and beekeeper Joe Lelinho of Hilltop Honey. Thousands of regional honey bees built the exposed hive, but with temperatures plummeting the bees could have died.

Community member Amy Sherman Gotsch first ...

Beginning Mindfulness Meditation Series at Millburn Library

The Millburn Free Public Library is welcoming in 2018 with mindfulness - specifically, a beginning mindfulness meditation series being held in January 2018. The program will run on the following Wednesdays: Jan 10, 17, 21, and 31, at 2:00pm in the auditorium. Please register for this 4 week course, because space is limited.

If you have a belief that your mind is "too busy" ...

Canadian Book Retailer Indigo to Open First U.S. Location at The Mall at Short Hills

Canada’s largest book, gift and specialty toy retailer Indigo Books & Music Inc. will join the lineup at The Mall at Short Hills in summer 2018. The brand’s first U.S. location will be designed around its new ‘cultural department store for booklovers’ concept to offer in-store programming, bestselling books, toys, fashion, home ...