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Friday, April 20, 'Regular School Day in SOMSD' States Superintendent

April 19, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - An email on Thursday from South Orange Maplewood School District (SOMSD) Interim Superintendent Thomas Ficarra states that "Friday, April 20th, will be a full and regular day at all SOMSD schools."

Friday, April 20, is planned as a day of action in some school communities, and Students Demand Action Essex County has an event planned in ...

41st Annual SOMA Interfaith Holocaust Service and March of Remembrance Held on Sunday

MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The 41st Annual SOMA Interfaith Holocaust Service and March of Remembrance was held on Sunday, April 15. The march assembled in Spiotta Park on Maplewood Avenue in Maplewood, and was called to order with the blowing of the shofar.

Local elected officials who attended included Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca, Maplewood Township Committee member Dean Dafis, and ...

Water Main Break on Baker Street in Maplewood Wednesday Morning

April 18, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Shortly after 5 a.m. on Wednesday, Maplewood police reported receiving a call from a commuter on his way to work who noticed a small geyser of water in front of 34 Baker St., next to the driveway to the Maplewood Country Club. 

According to Maplewood police, they requested assistance from New Jersey American Water to shut off the water, but as of 7:10 a.m., ...

Jim DeVaul Sworn In as New Maplewood Chief of Police

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Before an almost full house, Jim DeVaul was sworn in as the new Maplewood Chief of Police by Township Clerk Liz Fritzen, at the Maplewood Township Committee meeting on Tuesday.

The ceremony was attended by Maplewood Fire Department Chief Michael Dingelstedt, South Orange Police Chief Kyle Kroll and police officers.

The search for a new police ...

South Orange Rescue Squad Member Recognized with 'Outstanding EMS Action by Youth Award'

April 19, 2018

ROSELAND, NJ – South Orange Rescue Squad (SORS) member and West Essex Regional High School student Lea Backenheim was recently honored by the New Jersey Department of Health and presented with the “Outstanding Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Action by a Youth Award.”

Roseland Mayor John Duthie and members of the borough council presented the young Roseland resident with ...

Atlantic Health Among Six Regional Health Systems Forming Clinical Research Consortium

PHILADELPHIA, PA - Seeking to bring clinical trials and innovations in medicine even closer to home, Atlantic Health System, parent company of Summit's Overlook Medical Center, is now part of a group of six regional health systems that are founding members of a nonprofit clinical research consortium – Partners in Innovation, Education, and Research (PIER Consortium) ...

Friday, April 20, 'Regular School Day in SOMSD' States Superintendent

April 19, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - An email on Thursday from South Orange Maplewood School District (SOMSD) Interim Superintendent Thomas Ficarra states that "Friday, April 20th, will be a full and regular day at all SOMSD schools."

Friday, April 20, is planned as a day of action in some school communities, and Students Demand Action Essex County has an event planned in ...

Seton Hall Fire Survivors Present "After The Fire" to Bloomfield H.S. Seniors

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Bloomfield Fire Department presented "After The Fire" to Bloomfield High School's senior class.  "After the Fire" is an award winning documentary about the arson fire on the campus of Seton Hall University in 2000. Three students were killed and over fifty were injured in a fire started as a prank but rapidly spread in a common area at Boland ...

Red Carpet Lady and Stainfil Studios Open in Maplewood

April 18, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - It was a busy afternoon for Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca on Saturday, who was there to cut the ribbon and welcome two new businesses, Red Carpet Lady and Stainfil Studios, which both held their grand openings that day. Red Carpet Lady and Stanfil Studios have studios in the same building at 1611 Springfield Avenue.

In addition to Mayor DeLuca, Maplewood Township ...

Maplewood Glee Club Spring Concert to Feature Local Scholarship Winners

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Glee Club's spring concert on April 29 will feature this year's local scholarship winners: Hunter Kovacs, a senior at Columbia High School, and Catherine Moore, a senior at Westfield High School, according to a Facebook post from The Maplewood Glee Club.

Hunter Kovacs ia a musical theater tenor, and Catherine Moore is a jazz and classical ...

Eggs Recalled for Possible Salmonella Contamination Sold in New Jersey

April 16, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC — Some 207 million eggs from a farm in Hyde County, N.C., have been recalled due to possible salmonella contamination. The eggs were sold to consumers in nine states, including New Jersey, and there have been 22 illnesses reported to date, according to the Food & Drug Administration.

Rose Acre Farms of Seymour, Ind., is voluntarily recalling the eggs because they have ...

Former Gov. Florio, Gun Violence Activists, Offer Blueprint

April 12, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK - Former Gov. James Florio recalls a curious detail about his 1974 Congressional run in New Jersey’s 1st Legislative District: He had the support of the National Rifle Association. 

In today’s political climate, a nod from the gun lobby for a Democratic candidate who supports gun control is unthinkable. But 40 years ago, it was not a big ...

Red Carpet Lady and Stainfil Studios Open in Maplewood

April 18, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - It was a busy afternoon for Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca on Saturday, who was there to cut the ribbon and welcome two new businesses, Red Carpet Lady and Stainfil Studios, which both held their grand openings that day. Red Carpet Lady and Stanfil Studios have studios in the same building at 1611 Springfield Avenue.

In addition to Mayor DeLuca, Maplewood Township ...

South Orange Rescue Squad Member Recognized with 'Outstanding EMS Action by Youth Award'

April 19, 2018

ROSELAND, NJ – South Orange Rescue Squad (SORS) member and West Essex Regional High School student Lea Backenheim was recently honored by the New Jersey Department of Health and presented with the “Outstanding Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Action by a Youth Award.”

Roseland Mayor John Duthie and members of the borough council presented the young Roseland resident with ...

Summit's Central Church, Willis Mission Fund Award $20,000 Grant to Bridges Outreach

April 18, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ -- Bridges Outreach has been awarded a $20,000 grant to provide case management services to individuals in Newark who are experiencing homelessness by the The Lena Willis Mission Fund of Central Presbyterian Church of Summit.

The grant will provide seven individuals with access to job readiness, internships, employment and rental assistance and ultimately, independence. Each ...

Maplewood Spring Rake Out Until May 18

April 8, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Spring Rake Out program is currently underway, with the last collection ranging from May 11 through May 18, depending on section.

 

The Spring Rake Out provides residents of Maplewood with "the opportunity to dispose of any unwanted branches, leaves, and other raked items from their lawns," according to an update to the Maplewood ...

South Orange and Maplewood Under Flash Flood Warning Monday Morning

April 16, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for the area until 11:15 a.m.

A Flash Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring.

According to the National Weather Service, excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as ...

41st Annual SOMA Interfaith Holocaust Service and March of Remembrance Held on Sunday

April 19, 2018

MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The 41st Annual SOMA Interfaith Holocaust Service and March of Remembrance was held on Sunday, April 15. The march assembled in Spiotta Park on Maplewood Avenue in Maplewood, and was called to order with the blowing of the shofar.

Local elected officials who attended included Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca, Maplewood Township Committee member Dean Dafis, and ...

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Of Dull Elections, Pool Waivers and Vandalism

After a historic Township Committee election in 2017 that brought us the first openly gay member of the TC, and then a split vote for mayor in which Vic DeLuca retained his post in a last-minute surprise, 2018 could prove to be the dullest campaign in years.

That’s because incumbents Nancy Adams and Greg Lembrich are running unopposed in the upcoming Democratic primary, and no one is ...

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AtlantiCast: Episode 14

On this week’s AtlantiCast, an internationally recognized orthopedic oncologist takes a leadership role at Atlantic Health System, see the newest weapon in the fight against HPV-related cancers, Atlantic Health System leads the Castle Connolly / Inside Jersey Rankings, and much more!

 

Maplewood Police Blotter - Man Arrested for Package Thefts

April 20, 2018

April 5 - Shoplifting; At approximately 3:15 p.m. officers responded to the Extra Supermarket on Irvington Ave on a reported shoplifter. Jean Legerme, age 21 of Newark was detained by security for attempting to leave the store without paying for several items. He was arrested, taken into custody and later released after being charged on a summons.

April 5 - Shoplifting; At ...

South Orange Police Blotter - Theft and Burglary Reported

South Orange Police Blotter as of April 19

Theft - An East Orange resident reported that on Tuesday, April 17, at approximately 9:20 a.m., actor(s) unknown stole some tools from a construction site on Valley Street. The stolen tools, valued at over $500.00 were a Makita brand drill set and electrical saw.

Burglary to Auto - An Irvington resident reported that on Thursday, April ...

41st Annual SOMA Interfaith Holocaust Service and March of Remembrance Held on Sunday

April 19, 2018

MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The 41st Annual SOMA Interfaith Holocaust Service and March of Remembrance was held on Sunday, April 15. The march assembled in Spiotta Park on Maplewood Avenue in Maplewood, and was called to order with the blowing of the shofar.

Local elected officials who attended included Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca, Maplewood Township Committee member Dean Dafis, and ...

Water Main Break on Baker Street in Maplewood Wednesday Morning

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Shortly after 5 a.m. on Wednesday, Maplewood police reported receiving a call from a commuter on his way to work who noticed a small geyser of water in front of 34 Baker St., next to the driveway to the Maplewood Country Club. 

According to Maplewood police, they requested assistance from New Jersey American Water to shut off the water, but as of 7:10 a.m., ...

Upcoming Events

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Fri, April 20, 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

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Fri, April 20, 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, April 21, 10:00 AM

Maplewood Memorial Library, Maplewood

Spring Book Sale - Friends of Maplewood Library

Education Giving Back Other

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Sat, April 21, 12:00 PM

Millburn Free Public Library, Millburn

Millburn Library Annual Book Sale

Meet Kendra Johnson, Montclair's First African-American Superintendent

April 18, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Kendra V. Johnson, J.D., Ph.D., has been selected as Montclair’s permanent Superintendent of schools after an extensive search, the Montclair Board of Education announced at a special meeting on April 11. She is the district’s first permanent superintendent in three years, and the first African-American superintendent in its 144-year ...

Man Charged With Kidnapping and Assaulting Essex County Victim

NEWARK, NJ – A New York man appeared in federal court last week to face allegations that he assaulted and kidnapped an individual who had a protection order against him, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito.

Rudolf Szoradi, 50, is charged by four-count criminal complaint with kidnapping, transporting a stolen vehicle across state lines, interstate domestic violence and interstate ...

Atlantic Health Among Six Regional Health Systems Forming Clinical Research Consortium

April 18, 2018

PHILADELPHIA, PA - Seeking to bring clinical trials and innovations in medicine even closer to home, Atlantic Health System, parent company of Summit's Overlook Medical Center, is now part of a group of six regional health systems that are founding members of a nonprofit clinical research consortium – Partners in Innovation, Education, and Research (PIER Consortium) ...

Summit's Central Church, Willis Mission Fund Award $20,000 Grant to Bridges Outreach

SUMMIT, NJ -- Bridges Outreach has been awarded a $20,000 grant to provide case management services to individuals in Newark who are experiencing homelessness by the The Lena Willis Mission Fund of Central Presbyterian Church of Summit.

The grant will provide seven individuals with access to job readiness, internships, employment and rental assistance and ultimately, independence. Each ...

Two South Orange Residents to Be Honored by Temple B’nai Jeshurun, Short Hills

April 19, 2018

South Orange residents Charles Oransky and Fredric Smith will be honored by Temple B'nai Jeshurun, Short Hills, at a gala celebration commemorating the synagogue’s 170th anniversary, May 10. The evening's theme, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, pays tribute to the temple's past presidents, the Interfaith Hospitality Network’s founding organizers and the ...

South Mountain YMCA Honors Eighth Grader Who Organized Massive Food and Clothes Drive

A trip to Manhattan with the South Mountain YMCA shaped Daniel Goldsmith’s life. “As we headed toward Bryant Park, I saw a homeless man lying under some scaffolding, and I remember he had a sign saying `Please give me money … I am starving.’ ”

The experience moved Goldsmith to action: For his Eagle Scout project, the South Orange Middle School eighth grader ...

Pitch Perfect: Top 10 A Cappella Group Comes to Millburn

Millburn High graduate Samuel Dantowitz is bringing his award-winning a cappella group home for an evening of music. Northeast ICCA Champions, Upper Structure, will be holding a concert Thursday, April 19. Newark Academy's a cappella group LumeNAtion will open the show. The concert will take place in Christ Church at 7 p.m. 66 Highland Ave, Short Hills, NJ 07078. Tickets are $15 adult / $10 ...