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Cinemark Theater and 2 Anchors Receive Approvals to Replace Route 22 Sears

August 18, 2017

WATCHUNG, NJ — Plans for a theater and two of the stores in the new shopping center that will replace Sears and Sears Auto Center on Route 22 and Terrill Road received approvals at Tuesday night's Watchung Planning Board Meeting. The next meeting, where final approval on the cinema is expected, is scheduled for Sept.19.

HomeSense and Sierra Trading Post are the ...

Eclipse Viewing Party on August 21 at the South Orange Public Library

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - There will be an eclipse viewing party on Monday, August 21, beginning at 1 p.m., at the South Orange Public Library (SOPL).

The eclipse on August 21 is the first total solar eclipse to occur in the United States in nearly 40 years, and it's the first time since 1776 that it's happening exclusively in the U.S., according to an update from the SOPL.

According to ...

Two 'Persons of Interest' Identified in Connection with Murder of Maplewood Woman

August 17, 2017

NEWARK, NJ - The Essex County Prosecutor's office is asking for the public's assistance in identifying two persons of interest in connection with the murder of Deborah Burton of Maplewood earlier this year, according to a release on Thursday from Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose.

Burton, age ...

Forcing Maplewood Police Chief Out Could Take Time and Money

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - If Maplewood Police Chief Robert Cimino does not resign as the Township Committee (TC) has requested, his forced departure could be a lengthy, involved process, according to one legal expert.

The chief, who has served in the post for 17 years, has yet to offer his resignation after the TC voted unanimously 10 days ago to request he step down voluntarily.

The governing body ...

Bullying Complaints Spark Nearly $100,000 in South Orange - Maplewood School District Legal Bills 

August 7, 2017

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The South Orange Maplewood School District has spent nearly $100,000 on legal fees related to cases of alleged bullying in the district during just the past two years, according to district records.

Legal invoices for lawyers hired to handle cases of Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB) reveal that the district has been billed for $96,995.69 for those ...

Late Summer Fun at the Maplewood Pool: Float Night, Dive-In Movie Night and More

August 15, 2017

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Pool has several events planned for end of summer fun.

On Wednesday, August 16, there will be "Music by the Pool" featuring the David Easton Band from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

On Friday, August 18, the pool will host it's first ever "Float Night" from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., and everyone is invited to bring their own floats for use in the main ...

'High-Performing' Overlook Medical Center Rises in US News and World Reports 'Best Hospitals' Rankings

SUMMIT, NJ - Overlook Medical Center in Summit has been recognized as a high-performing hospital in Neurology & Neurosurgery, and Diabetes and Endocrinology in US News and World Reports' 2017-18 "Best Hospitals" Rankings. Overlook’s rankings made a jump in New Jersey, breaking the top 10 to occupy the eighth spot -- up from 13th last year -- and regionally, ...

Eclipse Viewing Party on August 21 at the South Orange Public Library

August 18, 2017

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - There will be an eclipse viewing party on Monday, August 21, beginning at 1 p.m., at the South Orange Public Library (SOPL).

The eclipse on August 21 is the first total solar eclipse to occur in the United States in nearly 40 years, and it's the first time since 1776 that it's happening exclusively in the U.S., according to an update from the SOPL.

According to ...

Time To Start Thinking About 2017 South Orange - Maplewood Board of Education Elections

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Candidates can submit a maximum of one candidate statement per week (including photos) from up through the week before Election Day, Tuesday, November 7. Publication of candidate statements is at the sole discretion of the editor.

No statements will be published from the Sunday before Election Day (November 5) through Election Day (November 7).

Three More Moonlit Movies to be Shown as Part of South Orange Summer Nights

August 15, 2017

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange Summer Nights are in full swing, with three more weeks of Moonlit Movies planned in August.

All events take place on Floods Hill in Meadowland Park. Event organizers encourage concert-goers to arrive early and to pick out a spot on the lawn.

The Moonlit Movies schedule is as follows:

WED., AUGUST 16 - Grease 

WED., AUGUST ...

Late Summer Fun at the Maplewood Pool: Float Night, Dive-In Movie Night and More

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Pool has several events planned for end of summer fun.

On Wednesday, August 16, there will be "Music by the Pool" featuring the David Easton Band from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

On Friday, August 18, the pool will host it's first ever "Float Night" from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., and everyone is invited to bring their own floats for use in the main ...

Cookbooks, Plants, Art and More Available from Jespy House at the South Orange Farmers Market in August

August 9, 2017

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - During August, representatives from Jespy House will be at the South Orange Farmers Market with a variety of items for sale from handmade flower crowns to cookbooks.

Jespy House is a nonprofit organization based in South Orange that enables adults with learning and developmental disabilities to lead independent lives. Jespy House clients who are a member of the ...

South Orange Planning Board Approves Adaptive Reuse of Village Hall into Restaurant and Event Space

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ  - At their meeting on Monday, August 7, the South Orange Planning Board voted unanimously to approve Landmark Developers proposal to rehabilitate and repurpose South Orange Village Hall into a restaurant with an outdoor beer garden, with two banquet hall spaces on the upper level of the building.

The Planning Board approval came after multiple months of discussion, with ...

Bullying Complaints Spark Nearly $100,000 in South Orange - Maplewood School District Legal Bills 

August 7, 2017

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The South Orange Maplewood School District has spent nearly $100,000 on legal fees related to cases of alleged bullying in the district during just the past two years, according to district records.

Legal invoices for lawyers hired to handle cases of Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB) reveal that the district has been billed for $96,995.69 for those ...

Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC Nominated for "Best of Essex"

August 17, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC, an accounting company based in Livingston, has been nominated in the Professional Services & Real Estate/Accountants section of the annual “Best of Essex” competition.

The company offers a variety of services in order to meet the needs of its clients, including: audit review and compilation; business management and ...

Maplewood Planning Board Approves Valley Street Apartment Building

August 16, 2017

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Planning Board approved two resolutions, one for a project on Valley Street and one for a project on Springfield Avenue, at their meeting on August 8.

479 Valley Street

The Planning Board passed a resolution to grant major preliminary and final site plan approval for a 20-unit residential building to be constructed at 479 Valley Street, with variances and ...

Investors Foundation Grant Will Assist Summit Arboretum in Offering 'Signature Programs'

August 16, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ -  Investors Bank, through its Investors Foundation -- the mission of which is "to assist organizations in New Jersey, New York City and Long Island that invigorate their local communities with civic-minded initiatives focused on the arts, education, health and human services, and youth programs" - has awarded a $7,500 grant to Summit's Reeves-Reed ...

How Rutgers Alumni are Bringing Quail Back to New Jersey

August 15, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Outside Rutgers Gardens and a few other choice spots, this city and its high-rise apartment buildings and busy streets seemingly bear little connection to New Jersey's vast woodlands. Yet from this urban center, Rutgers University has managed to impact the wildest stretches of the state.

Just look at the Northern Bobwhite Quail.

Not long ago, the lack of young ...

Phase 2 of Academy Street Road Improvements Planned for Week of August 14

August 12, 2017

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Phase 2 of the Academy Street Road Improvements project, from Massel Terrace to the Maplewood border, is scheduled to begin the wek of August 14, according to an update from the South Orange Engineering Department (SOED) on the South Orange Village website.

Curb, sidewalk and drainage work is planned, with work taking place from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. The project is ...

Maplewood Planning Board Approves Valley Street Apartment Building

August 16, 2017

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Planning Board approved two resolutions, one for a project on Valley Street and one for a project on Springfield Avenue, at their meeting on August 8.

479 Valley Street

The Planning Board passed a resolution to grant major preliminary and final site plan approval for a 20-unit residential building to be constructed at 479 Valley Street, with variances and ...

East Orange Mourns the Death of Rev. Dr. Leora Liggins, East Orange Resident, Founder and Pastor of Christ Resurrection Missionary Baptist Church

August 13, 2017

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Rev. Dr. Leora Liggins was the Founder and Pastor of Christ Resurrection Missionary Baptist Church in East Orange and active member of the East Orange Clergy until her demise. 

Rev. Liggins ministerial career began in 1994 when she was licensed to preach and joined the staff at Imani Baptist Church in East Orange, and she was ordained in 2000 by the late Rev. Moses ...

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Maplewood Town Hall Newspaper Thief Sparks Warning

A thief has been victimizing Maplewood Town Hall.

No, not some burglar breaking in at night to steal tax payments, or an armed gunman ripping off town workers at gunpoint.

We’re talking about a newspaper poacher who’s been making a habit of walking off with the Township’s copy of The Star-Ledger.

Such illegal activity prompted a sign to be placed prominently in ...

South Orange Police Blotter - Two Arrests for Burglary

August 15, 2017

South Orange Police Blotter as of August 15

Burglary to Auto - A Clark St resident reported that between 7 p.m., Monday, August 14, and 10 a.m., Tuesday, August 15, actor(s) unknown entered her unlocked vehicle, which was parked in her driveway and rummaged through the interior. Nothing appears to be missing at this time.

Burglary to Auto - A Milligan Pl resident reported that between ...

South Orange Police Blotter - Multiple Burglaries Reported

The South Orange Police Blotter as of August 9

Adult Arrest - Burglary - Joe Carr, a 22 year old Newark resident, was arrested on Sunday, July 30, at approximately 2:26 a.m. for burglary. Officers responded to a call from a Kingman Rd resident for a burglary in progress and upon arrival arrested Carr, who had been subdued by the homeowner, without further incident. Officers transported ...

Eclipse Viewing Party on August 21 at the South Orange Public Library

August 18, 2017

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - There will be an eclipse viewing party on Monday, August 21, beginning at 1 p.m., at the South Orange Public Library (SOPL).

The eclipse on August 21 is the first total solar eclipse to occur in the United States in nearly 40 years, and it's the first time since 1776 that it's happening exclusively in the U.S., according to an update from the SOPL.

According to ...

Late Summer Fun at the Maplewood Pool: Float Night, Dive-In Movie Night and More

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Pool has several events planned for end of summer fun.

On Wednesday, August 16, there will be "Music by the Pool" featuring the David Easton Band from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

On Friday, August 18, the pool will host it's first ever "Float Night" from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., and everyone is invited to bring their own floats for use in the main ...

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NJ Audubon Lauds Lawmaker on Efforts to Keep Open Parks and Beaches

August 4, 2017

Dear TAPInto Editor:

New Jersey Audubon appreciates the work of Assemblyman John McKeon (D-27th Dist), the sponsor of legislation that requires state parks, forests and other natural and historic areas to remain open to the public for seven days if state government is shut down in the future.

This legislation, A5128, which received strong bi-partisan support, provides a safeguard to ...

Turtle Back Zoo-vies to Show Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom Wednesday, August 16

August 14, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ -  Turtle Back Zoo's annual "Zoo-vies" continue this Wednesday, August 16 with 'Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom.'

On Wednesdays and Thursdays during the months of July and August, Turtle Back will have Family Nights with extended evening hours to 8:30 p.m., with the last admission to the Zoo at 8 p.m. 

On Wednesday ...

East Orange Mourns the Death of Rev. Dr. Leora Liggins, East Orange Resident, Founder and Pastor of Christ Resurrection Missionary Baptist Church

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Rev. Dr. Leora Liggins was the Founder and Pastor of Christ Resurrection Missionary Baptist Church in East Orange and active member of the East Orange Clergy until her demise. 

Rev. Liggins ministerial career began in 1994 when she was licensed to preach and joined the staff at Imani Baptist Church in East Orange, and she was ordained in 2000 by the late Rev. Moses ...

Cinemark Theater and 2 Anchors Receive Approvals to Replace Route 22 Sears

August 18, 2017

WATCHUNG, NJ — Plans for a theater and two of the stores in the new shopping center that will replace Sears and Sears Auto Center on Route 22 and Terrill Road received approvals at Tuesday night's Watchung Planning Board Meeting. The next meeting, where final approval on the cinema is expected, is scheduled for Sept.19.

HomeSense and Sierra Trading Post are the ...

Before Trump Broke Up Biz Council, Johnson & Johnson CEO Resigned

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — The head of Johnson & Johnson decided to step down from President Donald Trump's Manufacturing Council on Wednesday, prior to its disbandment, according to the company.

Alex Gorsky, chairman and CEO of the New Brunswick-based Johnson & Johnson, announced his exit in a statement, following reports published yesterday, Aug. 15., which said he planned to ...

Last Minute Ideas to Entertain the Family this Weekend

August 17, 2017

After last week’s dreary weekend, we are all looking forward to the nicer weather this coming Saturday and Sunday. Avoid the crowds at the shore and instead opt to attend one of the following family-friendly activities in the North Jersey area. Most of the events are free or inexpensive—ideal for those trying to save money after a jam-packed summer.

Canal Day Musical and Craft ...

New Jersey American Water Performing Work in the Academy Heights Neighborhood

August 16, 2017

Over the next few weeks, residents can expect to regularly see New Jersey American Water crews performing work in the Academy Heights neighborhood. In anticipation of the upcoming repaving and roadway improvement work planned by the Village on Academy Street between Massel Terrace and the Maplewood border, crews will be exercising, repairing and replacing water valves and replacing fire hydrants.

S&P, Moody's Give Atlantic Health System Highest Health System Rating in NJ

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Atlantic Health System, a leading health care delivery system in New Jersey, is once again the highest-rated New Jersey based system rated by credit agencies Moody’s and S&P.

Moody’s raised its rating for the health care organization from A1 to Aa3, the highest rating among all health care systems in New Jersey, with an outlook of “stable.” The ...

Millburn Library Announces its Fall Lecture Series

MILLBURN, NJ - The Millburn Library announced its first Fall Lecture Series starting Monday, September 11, at 2 p.m. in the auditorium. This new lecture series is designed to encourage lifetime learning with lectures on the humanities, health and wellness, historical events, and much more.

September 11 – Brooklyn Dodgers with Bud Livingston, retired teacher and ...