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Millburn Township Votes to Look at Flexible Parking Changes

April 26, 2018

MILLBURN, NJ - The Millburn Township Committee unanimously approved a resolution to authorize the advertisement of bids for the removal of downtown flexible parking.

The heightened sidewalk parking was implemented in the first phase of the Complete Streets Initiative, which passed unanimously in 2015. In recent years, members of the public has expressed their disapproval of multiple ...

Last Chance to See the New Musical 'The Sting' at The Paper Mill Playhouse

MILLBURN, NJ - Currently at the Paper Mill Playhouse is a musical stage adaptation of the original 1973 Academy Award-winning film, The Sting, which starred Robert Redford and Paul Newman. The same two parts are played on stage by Harry Connick, Jr and J. Harrison Ghee. Connick and Ghee, along with the other principal players and the ensemble, sing and dance and Connick plays the piano all ...

Maplewood Firefighters Strike Down Fire on Jacoby Street on Sunday

April 22, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Around 4 p.m. on Sunday, Maplewood firefighters and police responded to an emergency call from 186 Jacoby Street. 

Upon arrival, firefighters found a small electrical fire on the second floor. Assisted by one engine from South Orange, the fire was quickly extinguished, according to Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca, who was on site.

There was no structural damage to ...

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., ...

Maplewood-South Orange Book Festival to Feature Talk and Signing with Keith Hernandez

April 22, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Legendary first baseman Keith Hernandez will be having a talk and signing in honor of his memoir, I'm Keith Hernandez, at The Woodland (60 Woodland Avenue, Maplewood) from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 9, according to a press release from the Maplewood-South Orange Book Festival.

Hernandez will be in conversation with longtime NY1 personality Budd ...

Nine Columbia H.S. Students Sign National Letters of Intent on Spring Signing Day

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Nine Columbia High School (CHS) students have confirmed their continued commitment to athletic competition by signing early National Letters of Intent on April 19, stated Larry Busichio, Director of Athletics and Student Activities at CHS.

The students and the schools they will play for are as follows:

Briana Reckling (South Carolina: Track)
Catherine Jordan (NAPS ...

Saint Barnabas Medical Center Celebrates National Donate Life Month

April 26, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Throughout the month of April, Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) partners with the New Jersey Sharing Network (NJSN) during Donate Life Month to raise awareness about the critical shortage of organs and tissue for transplantation. Together, the organizations encourage everyone to register as an organ and tissue donor and to talk about it with their friends and ...

Sunny Skies for the South Mountain YMCA Healthy Kids Day Celebration

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The South Mountain YMCA celebrated Healthy Kids Day on Saturday, with lots of sun, activities, and healthy snacks, which were provided by the Stop and Shop of South Orange and Trader Joe's of Millburn,

The afternoon of fun included a climbing wall, an obstacle course, laser tag, bounce houses, and slides.

There was also an opportunity for kids to visit to the ...

Seth Boyden School to Hold Grand Opening of the Children's Arboretum on Friday, April 27

April 25, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Seth Boyden School PTA's Outdoor Learning Committee will be holding a grand opening for the Children’s Arboretum on Friday, April 27 at 9 a.m. All are invited to attend.

Each of the more than 100 trees in the school yard will have a marker stone placed by it that will identify the tree and provide a fun fact about it. In addition, the “Seth Boyden ...

South Orange Maplewood Schools Win Music Education Award for the Fourth Year

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - For the fourth year in a row, the South Orange Maplewood School District (SOMSD) has been named one of the "Best Communities for Music Education" by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation.

 

The award program recognizes outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students and community leaders ...

Last Chance to See the New Musical 'The Sting' at The Paper Mill Playhouse

April 26, 2018

MILLBURN, NJ - Currently at the Paper Mill Playhouse is a musical stage adaptation of the original 1973 Academy Award-winning film, The Sting, which starred Robert Redford and Paul Newman. The same two parts are played on stage by Harry Connick, Jr and J. Harrison Ghee. Connick and Ghee, along with the other principal players and the ensemble, sing and dance and Connick plays the piano all ...

South Orange Maplewood Schools Win Music Education Award for the Fourth Year

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - For the fourth year in a row, the South Orange Maplewood School District (SOMSD) has been named one of the "Best Communities for Music Education" by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation.

 

The award program recognizes outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students and community leaders ...

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 ...

South Orange Celebrates Retirement of Longtime Train Station Employee, Joe Kelly

April 26, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - If you are one of the many who travel from the South Orange train station, you will no longer see the familiar face of Joe Kelly at the ticket window, as he retired on Monday, April 23, after 42 years with NJ Transit, and 24 years in South Orange.

The South Orange Board of Trustees (BOT) recognized Kelly with a proclamation at the Monday night BOT meeting, with many ...

South Orange Celebrates Retirement of Longtime Train Station Employee, Joe Kelly

April 26, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - If you are one of the many who travel from the South Orange train station, you will no longer see the familiar face of Joe Kelly at the ticket window, as he retired on Monday, April 23, after 42 years with NJ Transit, and 24 years in South Orange.

The South Orange Board of Trustees (BOT) recognized Kelly with a proclamation at the Monday night BOT meeting, with many ...

Sunny Skies for the South Mountain YMCA Healthy Kids Day Celebration

April 24, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The South Mountain YMCA celebrated Healthy Kids Day on Saturday, with lots of sun, activities, and healthy snacks, which were provided by the Stop and Shop of South Orange and Trader Joe's of Millburn,

The afternoon of fun included a climbing wall, an obstacle course, laser tag, bounce houses, and slides.

There was also an opportunity for kids to visit to the ...

Seth Boyden School to Hold Grand Opening of the Children's Arboretum on Friday, April 27

April 25, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Seth Boyden School PTA's Outdoor Learning Committee will be holding a grand opening for the Children’s Arboretum on Friday, April 27 at 9 a.m. All are invited to attend.

Each of the more than 100 trees in the school yard will have a marker stone placed by it that will identify the tree and provide a fun fact about it. In addition, the “Seth Boyden ...

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 ...

South Orange Development Committee Considers Student Housing Project on Valley Street; Neighbors Raise Concerns

April 23, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The South Orange Development Committee heard a proposal from Stolar Capital to create a student housing development on Valley Street, between 3rd Street and 4th Street, the current site of All Star Motors.

In addition to the Development Committee members, the meeting on Thursday, April 19, was attended by about 20 residents of the Academy Heights neighborhood, the new ...

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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Maplewood Police Blotter - Three Thefts Reported, Including a Motor Vehicle

April 24, 2018

April 16 - Shoplifting; At approximately 3:15 p.m., officers responded to the 7-11 on Irvington Avenue on a reported shoplifter.  An employee reported that prior to officer’s arrival, a male entered the store, picked up several pieces of candy and then left without paying.

April 16 - Theft from Auto; At approximately 6:15 p.m. an unsecured vehicle parked on Van ...

Maplewood Police Blotter - Man Arrested for Package Thefts

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 Celebrates Retirement of Longtime Train Station Employee, Joe Kelly

April 26, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - If you are one of the many who travel from the South Orange train station, you will no longer see the familiar face of Joe Kelly at the ticket window, as he retired on Monday, April 23, after 42 years with NJ Transit, and 24 years in South Orange.

The South Orange Board of Trustees (BOT) recognized Kelly with a proclamation at the Monday night BOT meeting, with many ...

Sunny Skies for the South Mountain YMCA Healthy Kids Day Celebration

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The South Mountain YMCA celebrated Healthy Kids Day on Saturday, with lots of sun, activities, and healthy snacks, which were provided by the Stop and Shop of South Orange and Trader Joe's of Millburn,

The afternoon of fun included a climbing wall, an obstacle course, laser tag, bounce houses, and slides.

There was also an opportunity for kids to visit to the ...

Robotics and Turkey Sandwiches

April 26, 2018

April 22, 2018

Below is the thank you letter written to all of the groups involved in a wonderful service project in support of Bridges Outreach, a Summit based organization that has been aiding local homeless friends for 30 years.

Dear Central Presbyterian Kindergartners, Stanley Family and friends, Fear the Gear, Columbia High School robotics and Washington Avenue School artists:

Thank ...

Academy Heights Residents: No More Valley Street Development Until Master Plan Approved

This past Thursday, April 19th, the South Orange Development Committee considered a presentation from developers regarding the All Star Motors site on Valley Street between 3rd and 4th. The proposal is for a 61 unit dormitory/boarding house for college students, with 175 beds and limited parking on a lot that is partially zoned for two-family residential. About 20 Academy Heights neighbors ...

Millburn Township Votes to Look at Flexible Parking Changes

April 26, 2018

MILLBURN, NJ - The Millburn Township Committee unanimously approved a resolution to authorize the advertisement of bids for the removal of downtown flexible parking.

The heightened sidewalk parking was implemented in the first phase of the Complete Streets Initiative, which passed unanimously in 2015. In recent years, members of the public has expressed their disapproval of multiple ...

Last Chance to See the New Musical 'The Sting' at The Paper Mill Playhouse

MILLBURN, NJ - Currently at the Paper Mill Playhouse is a musical stage adaptation of the original 1973 Academy Award-winning film, The Sting, which starred Robert Redford and Paul Newman. The same two parts are played on stage by Harry Connick, Jr and J. Harrison Ghee. Connick and Ghee, along with the other principal players and the ensemble, sing and dance and Connick plays the piano all ...

Cranford's Kurt Steiner, a Holocaust Survivor, tells Life Story as 106th Birthday Draws Near

April 25, 2018

CRANFORD, NJ – In a quaint white house near the border of Cranford and Garwood, 105-year-old Kurt Steiner sat at his dining room table, surrounded by cabinets that held his collection of Viennese glass and antique Limoge plates. At his table, he had his carefully taped together passport and exit papers from Vienna, Austria, stamped with a large “J” and “Jude,” the ...

Amazon Works to End Stigma of “Free and Reduced” Meals at School

FLORENCE, NJ – There is a widely unknown problem in schools all over America: a stigma among many children who are eligible for free or reduced lunch.

Rather than face the peer pressure of receiving breakfast or lunch through this federal program, many choose to remain hungry.

To help eliminate the practice, Amazon has partnered with Share our Strength’s “No Kid ...

Achieve's 4th Maker Madness this Saturday at Columbia High School

April 26, 2018

Achieve's 4th Annual Maker Madness on Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Columbia High School

Maker Madness is a free, hands-on event for students and families offering activity stations such as animation, 3-D printing, electronics demolition, kinetic sculpture, catapults, coding, and more! Over 1,400 students and adults participate every ...

Seth Boyden Helps Kids 'Grow on Trees'

Members of the public are invited to the opening ceremony of the Seth Boyden Children's Arboretum on Arbor Day, April 27, at 9 a.m. Visitors should gather outside at the rear of the building, 274 Boyden Avenue, Maplewood.

Seth Boyden Demonstration School has long been a hothouse for growing kids’ connection to nature with unique and sustainable green initiatives. There’s ...

Brazilian Colors - Jazz at Millburn Library

The Millburn Free Public Library is pleased to welcome Claudio Roditi and Abelita Mateus to perform their jazz program Brazilian Colors on Friday, May 11, 2018 at 2:00pm.

Brazilian Colors is a unique concert highlighting beautiful Brazilian bossa novas and sambas played by two exceptional musicians. Both have left their native Brazil to pursue their dream of combining jazz with Brazilian ...