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South Orange Village Sent School District Letter With 'Great Concerns' Over School Board Member's Police Altercation

May 19, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange Maplewood School District Board President Elizabeth Baker knew as early as May 8 about the altercation between school board member Stephanie-Lawson Muhammad and a South Orange police officer, in which she argued about a ticket and called the police chief a “skinhead.” 

A letter dated May 7 from South Orange Acting Village Administrator Adam D.

Schedule Released for 2nd Annual Maplewood South Orange Book Festival June 8 and June 9

MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The Maplewood South Orange Book Festival has released the schedule for their second year, which begins with a reception benefit on Friday, June 8, and continues with a full day of programing for adults and children on Saturday, June 9.

There will be a children's area in the parking lot of the Woodland from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., featuring more than 50 ...

South Orange Village Sent School District Letter With 'Great Concerns' Over School Board Member's Police Altercation

May 19, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange Maplewood School District Board President Elizabeth Baker knew as early as May 8 about the altercation between school board member Stephanie-Lawson Muhammad and a South Orange police officer, in which she argued about a ticket and called the police chief a “skinhead.” 

A letter dated May 7 from South Orange Acting Village Administrator Adam D.

South Orange Village President Issues Statement About Traffic Stop of School Board Member

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange Village President Sheena Collum issued a statement on Thursday, addressing a video in which South Orange Maplewood School Board member Stephanie Lawson-Muhammad appeared to suggest that she would contact South Orange Village President Sheena Collum in regards to a traffic stop by police.

Lawson-Muhammad is heard on the video asking if the officer is from ...

Supreme Court Opens Gate To Sports Betting, Monmouth Park Is Ready To Run

May 15, 2018

OCEANPORT, NJ — Monmouth Park is ready to open a sports book.

That is not news. Track management has been working on a sports book area in a no longer used cafeteria area in the rear of the grandstand for months.

The news is: On May 14, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) struck down a federal ban on race tracks and casinos operating sports book-making operations such as ...

Hundreds of RWJBarnabas Health Employees Run in New Jersey Half Marathon

May 17, 2018

LONG BRANCH, NJ — RWJBarnabas Health leaders Stephen Zieniewicz, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston and Bill Arnold, president and CEO of Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch were joined by 200 RWJBarnabas Health employees as they ran in the New Jersey Half Marathon on at the Jersey Shore.

The 22nd annual Novo Nordisk ...

TAPinto Sponsors Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure at Liberty State Park

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Despite the cloudy morning, Jersey City's Liberty State Park was blooming in pink as hundreds of survivors, friends, families, and sponsors attended Susan G. Komen of North Jersey's Race for the Cure.  The explosion of color represented the hope and determination to celebrate those who have fought the disease and the science and energy behind the ...

South Orange Village Sent School District Letter With 'Great Concerns' Over School Board Member's Police Altercation

May 19, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange Maplewood School District Board President Elizabeth Baker knew as early as May 8 about the altercation between school board member Stephanie-Lawson Muhammad and a South Orange police officer, in which she argued about a ticket and called the police chief a “skinhead.” 

A letter dated May 7 from South Orange Acting Village Administrator Adam D.

Schedule Released for 2nd Annual Maplewood South Orange Book Festival June 8 and June 9

MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The Maplewood South Orange Book Festival has released the schedule for their second year, which begins with a reception benefit on Friday, June 8, and continues with a full day of programing for adults and children on Saturday, June 9.

There will be a children's area in the parking lot of the Woodland from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., featuring more than 50 ...

Schedule Released for 2nd Annual Maplewood South Orange Book Festival June 8 and June 9

May 18, 2018

MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The Maplewood South Orange Book Festival has released the schedule for their second year, which begins with a reception benefit on Friday, June 8, and continues with a full day of programing for adults and children on Saturday, June 9.

There will be a children's area in the parking lot of the Woodland from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., featuring more than 50 ...

Annual MayFest Street Fair is this Sunday in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - This Sunday is the annual MayFest Street Fair celebration in Maplewood with live music, performances on two stages, and the chance to meet the artists who created the new Springfield Avenue murals, as well as to experience a "mural painting in progress," according to event organizers.

The festivities take place on Springfield Avenue on Sunday, May 20, from 11 ...

K Kakes Cakery in South Orange Holds Grand Opening Celebration

May 9, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Though they've been open for several weeks, K Kakes Cakery held their official Grand Opening and ribbon cutting on Saturday, May 5, with family, friends, customers and local officials there to wish the new business well.

South Orange Village President Sheena Collum and South Orange trustees Steve Schnall and Deborah Davis Ford were at the opening as well ...

Two Men Convicted of 2017 Maplewood Triple Murder

May 14, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - After deliberating for a week, an Essex County jury found Lavelle T. Davis, 37, of Galloway, and Jimmy P. Mays, 34, formerly of Egg Harbor Township, guilty of the January, 2017, murders of Michael Davis, 45, of Maplewood, Roshana Kelson, 30, of Paterson, and Lance Fraser, 44, of Newark, according to a press release from Essex County Prosecutor Robet D. Laurino.

The three ...

K Kakes Cakery in South Orange Holds Grand Opening Celebration

May 9, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Though they've been open for several weeks, K Kakes Cakery held their official Grand Opening and ribbon cutting on Saturday, May 5, with family, friends, customers and local officials there to wish the new business well.

South Orange Village President Sheena Collum and South Orange trustees Steve Schnall and Deborah Davis Ford were at the opening as well ...

South Orange Village Sent School District Letter With 'Great Concerns' Over School Board Member's Police Altercation

May 19, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange Maplewood School District Board President Elizabeth Baker knew as early as May 8 about the altercation between school board member Stephanie-Lawson Muhammad and a South Orange police officer, in which she argued about a ticket and called the police chief a “skinhead.” 

A letter dated May 7 from South Orange Acting Village Administrator Adam D.

Uniacke Named Bridges Outreach Executive Director as Bhatt, Tulloch Announce Retirement

May 18, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Bridges Outreach, Inc. Executive Director Lois Bhatt and Deputy Executive Director Bethany Tulloch have announced their retirement and, effective May 29, Richard J. Uniacke will begin his tenure as the Summit-based nonprofit's new Executive Director.

Uniacke, who will become just the organization's third executive director in three decades, was ...

Community Helps Clean Up the Rahway River at the 8th Annual South Orange River Day

May 8, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - For the eighth year, volunteers came out to clean-up the Rahway River and celebrate environmental education and awareness at South Orange River Day.

Meeting in Meadowland Park, volunteers could enter the river at several spots to clean trash from both the water itself and the riverbanks. The South Orange jitney was also available to take people to clean up the river ...

Storm on Tuesday Downs Trees, Causes Power Outages in South Orange and Maplewood

May 15, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ -  Thunderstorms on Tuesday evening left downed trees and wires throughout SOMA. The PSE&G outage map showed 41 households in South Orange without power, and less than 5 households in Maplewood without power as of 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Restoration of power is expected by 11 a.m. on Wednesday, according to the PSE&G website.

Maplewood police ...

Avalon Maplewood Celebrates Grand Opening

May 11, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Avalon Maplewood held their official ribbon cutting and grand opening party at the apartment complex on Springfield Avenue on Wednesday, May 2.

Ron Ladell, Avalon's Regional Vice President, gave an overview of the building which has 235 units, which he called "apartment homes," ranging in size from studios to 1- and 2-bedroom units. Ladell said that 75% of ...

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Maplewood Police Blotter - Two Motor Vehicle Thefts Reported, One Recovered

May 16, 2018

May 7 - Burglary; Sometime during the prior two days, entry was forced to a business on Newark Way.  The keys to a GMC van were then taken from inside the business and the van was stolen.

 

May 7 - Motor Vehicle Theft; At approximately 9:30 p.m., a Jeep left unattended and running in the parking lot of 7-11 on Irvington Ave was stolen. The vehicle was later recovered in ...

South Orange Police Blotter - More Than 10 Vehicle Burglaries Reported

South Orange Police Blotter as of May 14

Auto Theft - A Roland Ave resident reported that sometime between 10:30 pm, Thursday 5-10-18 & 7:30 am, Friday 5-11-18 actor(s) unknown stole his vehicle (2016 Mitsubishi), which was parked in his driveway of his residence at the time.

Burglary to Auto - A Vose Ave resident reported that sometime between 10:45 pm, Wednesday 5-2-18 & 8:00 ...

Annual MayFest Street Fair is this Sunday in Maplewood

May 16, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - This Sunday is the annual MayFest Street Fair celebration in Maplewood with live music, performances on two stages, and the chance to meet the artists who created the new Springfield Avenue murals, as well as to experience a "mural painting in progress," according to event organizers.

The festivities take place on Springfield Avenue on Sunday, May 20, from 11 ...

Streets in South Orange and Maplewood Part of Essex County Roadway Paving Program

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Essex County roads in South Orange and Maplewood have been listed among the streets being paved in 2018 as part of the County Roadway Resurfacing Program, according to a press release from Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr.

"The annual paving contract is part of the DiVincenzo Administration’s initiative to enhance safety on the ...

Upcoming Events

Sun, May 20, 10:00 AM

The Ethical Culture Society of Essex County, Maplewood

Ethical Culture Society's Annual Meeting & Family ...

Other

Wed, May 23, 12:00 PM

Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, South Orange

The Purposes and Rhythms of Jewish Living

Education Religions And Spirituality

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Wed, May 23, 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, May 25, 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

SURVIVING A STROKE: Quick Medical Response Gives Mom Her Life Back

Carotid artery dissection. It’s one of the most common causes of stroke in younger adults.

And while you might not associate the word “stroke” with younger patients, the condition – if not treated immediately – could lead to paralysis and even death.

Lindsey Singh can attest to the importance of immediacy. The 31-year-old mother of two from Flanders experienced ...

Uniacke Named Bridges Outreach Executive Director as Bhatt, Tulloch Announce Retirement

May 18, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Bridges Outreach, Inc. Executive Director Lois Bhatt and Deputy Executive Director Bethany Tulloch have announced their retirement and, effective May 29, Richard J. Uniacke will begin his tenure as the Summit-based nonprofit's new Executive Director.

Uniacke, who will become just the organization's third executive director in three decades, was ...

Bus Accident in Livingston Kills One Wednesday

LIVINGSTON, NJ - Livingston police are investigating a fatal bus accident in the township Wednesday afternoon.

The police department has confirmed a death in the accident, which occurred shortly before 1:30 p.m. near the intersection of Latham Court and South Orange Avenue.

As of 4:30 p.m., detectives were still on the scene investigating the crash. A full report has not yet been released ...

Hundreds of RWJBarnabas Health Employees Run in New Jersey Half Marathon

May 17, 2018

LONG BRANCH, NJ — RWJBarnabas Health leaders Stephen Zieniewicz, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston and Bill Arnold, president and CEO of Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch were joined by 200 RWJBarnabas Health employees as they ran in the New Jersey Half Marathon on at the Jersey Shore.

The 22nd annual Novo Nordisk ...

Grand Street YMCA Building in Scotch Plains, Which Dated Back 200 Years, Razed by Developer

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ --  The Second Baptist Church of Scotch Plains -- better known as the Grand St. YMCA (at the corner of Union), faded into Scotch Plains history when it was torn down by developers earlier this month. 

Over the course of two centuries, the building had served a church, meeting house, a school, and from 1947 until recently, it was the Grand Street YMCA. By 1971, ...

Third Annual South Orange Food Stroll & Pub Crawl is Sunday, May 20

May 19, 2018

The South Orange Food Stroll & Pub Crawl is back!

On Sunday, May 20, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., the South Orange Village Center Alliance hosts its third annual South Orange Food Stroll & Pub Crawl, a tasting event that showcases the diverse restaurants and unique retailers in our Village Center.

With the purchase of a wristband, you'll stroll and sample delectable bites and ...

Weekly Specials at Ashley Marketplace - May 18 to May 24

Shop Ashley Marketplace & Cafe for your everyday needs!

This week's specials are:          

Strawberry Banana Smoothie  $4.25 (Bakery)
Chicken Cutlet $7.99lb (Prep Food)
Turkey Hero $5.99 (Deli)
Juicy Juice 8pk  2/$5*
Friendly’s Ice Cream $3.99
Notre Dame Brie $6.99lb (Cheese)
Monkfish $9.99 ...

South Orange B’nai B’rith Federation House Hosts Visit from Sen. Menendez’s Legislative Counsel

South Orange B’nai B’rith Federation House (SOBBFH) hosted a visit by Rebecca Schatz, legislative counsel for Senator Robert Menendez, who toured the community and heard from residents about what it means to them personally to have affordable housing available to them. The visit provided Schatz with tangible benefits of HUD Section 202 Supporting Housing for the Elderly, a program ...