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These are New Jersey's Top Baby Names in 2016

May 27, 2017

NEW JERSEY – The Social Security Administration has released its list of New Jersey’s most popular baby names in 2016. Liam was the most popular among the boys, while Mia had the top spot among the girls in the ...

First Black And Red Breakfast Held for Columbia High School Senior Class

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Friday morning, May 19, the first senior Black and Red Breakfast took place in the cafeteria of Columbia High School (CHS). The entire Class of 2017 and their parents were invited to share information about the upcoming events leading up to, and following, graduation. The catalyst for the event had been an offer from Eric Francis, a 1968 graduate of CHS to tell the students ...

Wanted Felon Taken into Custody by Maplewood Police on Tuesday

May 24, 2017

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - On Tuesday, May 23, the Maplewood Police Department received information that a wanted felon was possibly at an address on Burnett Ave., according to a release issued by Maplewood police on May 24.

The individual, who was identified as Joseph Priester, age 36, was reported to have felony warrants originating out of Georgia, including one for homicide. Officers contacted Georgia ...

'Large Fight' in Maplewood's DeHart Park on Sunday, Say Police

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - There was a large fight in DeHart Park (120 Burnett Ave.) on Sunday night, May 21, according to a statement issued on Monday by Captain Dawn Williams of the Maplewood Police Department.

One robbery was reported, and a teenager was taken into custody for receiving stolen property in relation to the robbery.

Police officers responded to a report of a large fight at about 5:52 ...

Baseball: Millburn Advances with 2-1 Win Over Columbia

May 24, 2017

MILLBURN, NJ - The Millburn baseball team defeated Columbia for the fourth time this season, 2-1, in the opening round of the NJSIAA Section 2, Group 4 state tournament on Tuesday.

Mike Kologlu pitched a five-hitter and Connor Lally accounted for both runs with a two-run double in the fourth inning, when the Millers (21-5) overcame a 1-0 deficit.

Kologlu struck out five batters and walked ...

'Mac' Crosses Florida Border, Rides Past $6000 Fundraising Milepost

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Mac-Adley Hyppolite Jr. just rode over the Florida border this week and cruised right past the $6000 milepost on his bike trip to raise funds for Children's Hospital. Mac started his journey from Bloomfield to Orlando Florida earlier this month leaving Watsessing Park on May 1. 

At the kick-off of the bike tour, Mac went out of his way to thank "every one of ...

Professional Staff Hailed at Overlook's Clinical Excellence Awards Ceremony

May 25, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Fittingly held as the nation marked "Hospital Week," care providers throughout Overlook Medical Center gathered to recognize the hospital’s best and brightest clinical professional staff, including physicians, nurses, allied health professionals and patient care partners, at the hospital’s annual Clinical Excellence Awards Ceremony.

The annual event is ...

Sun Shines on Susan G. Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure as Thousands Participate at Liberty State Park

JERSEY CITY, NJ - "This is my fight song, take back my life song." Katy Perry's version of Rachel Platten's "Fight Song" anthem blared across Liberty State Park Sunday morning as thousands of women and men gathered to participate in the tenth annual Susan G. Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure. Perry's lyrics did indeed apply to the many breast cancer ...

First Black And Red Breakfast Held for Columbia High School Senior Class

May 27, 2017

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Friday morning, May 19, the first senior Black and Red Breakfast took place in the cafeteria of Columbia High School (CHS). The entire Class of 2017 and their parents were invited to share information about the upcoming events leading up to, and following, graduation. The catalyst for the event had been an offer from Eric Francis, a 1968 graduate of CHS to tell the students ...

South Orange Maplewood School District Schools Closed May 26 and May 29; Delayed Opening May 30

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The South Orange Maplewood school district (SOMSD) will be closed this Friday, May 26, and on Monday, May 29, for Memorial Day, according to an update from SOMSD.

In addition, students at all South Orange Maplewood Schools will have a delayed opening on Tuesday, May 30.

Elementary and middle schools start two hours later than their ...

Sunny Skies for MayFest Street Fair in Maplewood on Sunday

May 23, 2017

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - On an absolutely lovely Sunday, the Annual MayFest Street Fair, sponsored by the Springfield Avenue Partnership, drew hundreds of people of all ages to Springfield Avenue.

Adults were able to enjoy the wide assortment of products being sold by the various vendors, as well as live entertainment, and a wide range of food and drink for sale.

Children focused on the petting zoo ...

Livingston to Welcome “Cirque Italia” Traveling Water Circus in June

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Technology and performing arts will combine to create a “one-of-a-kind show” in the Livingston Mall parking lot from June 1 to June 4 when “Cirque Italia,” the first traveling water circus, visits the township.

When Manuel Rebecchi, president and owner of Cirque Italia, and COO Chanté DeMoustes visited the Livingston Township Council ...

First Black And Red Breakfast Held for Columbia High School Senior Class

May 27, 2017

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Friday morning, May 19, the first senior Black and Red Breakfast took place in the cafeteria of Columbia High School (CHS). The entire Class of 2017 and their parents were invited to share information about the upcoming events leading up to, and following, graduation. The catalyst for the event had been an offer from Eric Francis, a 1968 graduate of CHS to tell the students ...

Sunny Skies for MayFest Street Fair in Maplewood on Sunday

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - On an absolutely lovely Sunday, the Annual MayFest Street Fair, sponsored by the Springfield Avenue Partnership, drew hundreds of people of all ages to Springfield Avenue.

Adults were able to enjoy the wide assortment of products being sold by the various vendors, as well as live entertainment, and a wide range of food and drink for sale.

Children focused on the petting zoo ...

Maplewood Man Charged with Identity Theft and Trafficking in Personal Financial Information

May 25, 2017

NEWARK, NJ - Aniol Sejour of Maplewood has been charged by the Essex County Prosecutor's Office with identity theft and trafficking in personal financial information stated Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray in a release on Thursday, May 25.

Deputy Chief Assistant Prosecutor Walter J. Dirkin, who is handling the case, stated that "it is alleged that Sejour ...

South Orange Village President and Maplewood Mayor Object to NJ Transit Service Reduction Planned for this Summer

May 24, 2017

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - South Orange Village President Sheena Collum and Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca have sent an open letter to Governor Chris Christie; Richard T. Hammer, Transportation Commissioner and NJ Transit Board Chair; and Steven H. Santoro, NJ Transit Executive Director in response to NJ Transit's announcement on Monday that Midtown Direct trains (Morris and Essex ...

South Orange Village President and Maplewood Mayor Object to NJ Transit Service Reduction Planned for this Summer

May 24, 2017

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - South Orange Village President Sheena Collum and Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca have sent an open letter to Governor Chris Christie; Richard T. Hammer, Transportation Commissioner and NJ Transit Board Chair; and Steven H. Santoro, NJ Transit Executive Director in response to NJ Transit's announcement on Monday that Midtown Direct trains (Morris and Essex ...

Former Vermont Governor Touts Would-be New Jersey Governor in Newark Church

May 26, 2017

NEWARK, NJ - The Rev. Ronald L. Slaughter stood before 100 people at his regular weekly noontime service at St. James AME in Newark, providing a message that was both spiritual and political. 

"Politicians come and go, but God will keep you from falling," said Slaughter, with cries of "Amen" resounding from the pews. "You need to make a choice to affirm who you ...

Murphy, in Newark, Promotes Environmental Agenda, Defends Against Fracking Support Accusations

NEWARK, NJ - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy came to Newark to underscore his clean energy policy agenda and to try to even the score against critics who have challenged his environmental record.

Speaking at an entrance to Weequahic Park in the city's South Ward on Monday, Murphy laid out a policy plan that he maintains will prove that "economic growth, environmental ...

Tot Trot Set for June 4 in Summit; Kids Run Benefits TryCAN Collaboration

May 21, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Junior Fortnightly Club's (SJFC) 39th Annual Tot Trot, a fun run for children ages 2 - 10 years of age, will be held on June 4, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Summit's Memorial Park.

The 2017 event will benefit the TryCAN Collaboration, a 501(c)(3) organization that offers a variety of recreation programs and events for youth with special needs as well as ...

Maplewood Curbside Recycling Rescheduled Due to Memorial Day Holiday

May 27, 2017

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Due to the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 29, Monday's regular recycling collection in Maplewood will be postponed until Tuesday, May 30, according to an email from the Township of Maplewood.

Residents are asked to place recyclable items curbside on Monday evening, so that they can can be collected on Tuesday morning, May 30.

The Township of Maplewood also ...

Maplewood Curbside Recycling Rescheduled Due to Memorial Day Holiday

May 27, 2017

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Due to the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 29, Monday's regular recycling collection in Maplewood will be postponed until Tuesday, May 30, according to an email from the Township of Maplewood.

Residents are asked to place recyclable items curbside on Monday evening, so that they can can be collected on Tuesday morning, May 30.

The Township of Maplewood also ...

Edison Heating and Cooling Celebrating 30th Anniversary with Special Bonus Savings

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – This year marks Edison Heating and Cooling’s 30th anniversary and, in honor of its three decades of service, the company is offering customers special bonus savings. Through the end of June, residential costumers can receive $2,000 off any combined high-efficiency furnace and air conditioner purchase and installation.

“Our Double Coupon ...

Keller Williams Cuts the Ribbon, Springfield Office is Officially Open

May 22, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The new Keller Williams office was officially opened Thursday at 223 Mountain Avenue.

The principals of the office are operated in conjunction with two Keller Williams offices in Maplewood.  Reed Kean, Operating Partner, is joined by Andre Saraiva, the broker manager and Kathleen Nittolo, Team Leader/Manager. 

The Springfield office is home to ...

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Maplewood Police Blotter - Five Thefts from Vehicles Reported

May 23, 2017

May 17 - Theft from Auto; Sometime during the overnight hours, the window to a vehicle parked on S. 4th St. was broken and a fanny pack left in view was stolen.

May 19 - Theft from Auto; Sometime during the overnight hours, the window to a vehicle parked on Garfield Pl. was broken and a tablet left in view was stolen.

May 19 - Theft from Auto; Sometime during the ...

Maplewood Police Blotter - Robbery; Burglary and Attempted Burglary on Same Street

May 14 - Robbery; At approximately 3:45 p.m., three males approached two juveniles in Borden Park. They asked them if they had any money before snatching a cell phone out of one of their hands and displaying what was believed to be a toy firearm. The males then left the park. One of the juveniles chased after the males and the cell phone was returned to him.

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Maplewood Curbside Recycling Rescheduled Due to Memorial Day Holiday

May 27, 2017

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Due to the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 29, Monday's regular recycling collection in Maplewood will be postponed until Tuesday, May 30, according to an email from the Township of Maplewood.

Residents are asked to place recyclable items curbside on Monday evening, so that they can can be collected on Tuesday morning, May 30.

The Township of Maplewood also ...

Sunny Skies for MayFest Street Fair in Maplewood on Sunday

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - On an absolutely lovely Sunday, the Annual MayFest Street Fair, sponsored by the Springfield Avenue Partnership, drew hundreds of people of all ages to Springfield Avenue.

Adults were able to enjoy the wide assortment of products being sold by the various vendors, as well as live entertainment, and a wide range of food and drink for sale.

Children focused on the petting zoo ...

Upcoming Events

Sun, May 28, 11:00 AM

The Ethical Culture Society of Essex County, Maplewood

Estrella Sainburg: GreenFaith

Green Religions And Spirituality

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Mon, May 29, 11:15 AM

Maplewood

19th Annual Memorial Duck Race

Giving Back

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Mon, May 29, 12:15 PM

Memorial Park, Maplewood

Memorial Day Duck Race

Arts & Entertainment Giving Back

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Fri, June 2, 8:00 PM

South Orange Performing Arts Center, South Orange

Gaelic Storm at SOPAC

Arts & Entertainment

Statement of Appreciation to Dr. Ramos and Community Update

May 22, 2017

The following letter was sent by email to the school community at about 1 p.m. on Monday, May 22.

Dear SOMSD Community:

On behalf of the Board of Education, I thank Dr. Ramos for his service to our school district since August 2015. We greatly appreciate Dr. Ramos' leadership in the adoption of the Access and Equity policy, his commitment to dialogue and restorative practices, and the ...

What Every Real Estate Agent (and Homeowner) Needs to Know About Insurance

Real Estate Agents take on a great deal of responsibility when they guide us through the process of purchasing a home; knowing the basics of property insurance to point clients in the right direction is an important part of confidently brokering a home sale.

Under what circumstances should a buyer be concerned about special coverage?

A Vacant Home

Vacant homes are at higher risk for most ...

Former Vermont Governor Touts Would-be New Jersey Governor in Newark Church

May 26, 2017

NEWARK, NJ - The Rev. Ronald L. Slaughter stood before 100 people at his regular weekly noontime service at St. James AME in Newark, providing a message that was both spiritual and political. 

"Politicians come and go, but God will keep you from falling," said Slaughter, with cries of "Amen" resounding from the pews. "You need to make a choice to affirm who you ...

'Mac' Crosses Florida Border, Rides Past $6000 Fundraising Milepost

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Mac-Adley Hyppolite Jr. just rode over the Florida border this week and cruised right past the $6000 milepost on his bike trip to raise funds for Children's Hospital. Mac started his journey from Bloomfield to Orlando Florida earlier this month leaving Watsessing Park on May 1. 

At the kick-off of the bike tour, Mac went out of his way to thank "every one of ...

These are New Jersey's Top Baby Names in 2016

May 27, 2017

NEW JERSEY – The Social Security Administration has released its list of New Jersey’s most popular baby names in 2016. Liam was the most popular among the boys, while Mia had the top spot among the girls in the ...

News from Union: Morris Avenue Accident Sends Four to Hospital

UNION, NJ - Union police and firefighters responded to a three-car accident at about 7:30 a.m. Friday on Morris Avenue in front of Kean University.

According to police, one car was traveling eastbound on Morris Avenue and crossed over into the westbound lanes, crashing into two westbound vehicles. There were two occupants in the car headed eastbound and one each in the westbound cars. All ...

TripAdvisor: Wildwood Crest is Best Summer Hot Spot in Nation

May 21, 2017

WILDWOOD CREST, NJ — Wildwood Crest has been named the nation's top 2017 Summer Hot Spot by TripAdvisor.

The Cape May County beachfront community was selected based on the greatest increase in seasonal hotel booking interest, including the average one-week vacation costs for hotels and airfare.

According to a recent TripAdvisor survey of more than 1,300 U.S. travelers, 88 percent ...

2017 Downtown After Sundown Live Music Concerts Roars into its 8th Season Starting Memorial Day Weekend in the Heart of the Live Music Capital of North Jersey - South Orange, NJ.

May 27, 2017

Residents, visitors, shoppers, diners and all lovers of music are invited to enjoy the free music during the 8th Annual Downtown After Sundown Live Music Concerts in the heart of the Live Music Capital of North Jersey - South Orange, NJ.

One of the Live Music Capital of North Jersey cornerstone series is the Downtown After Sundown Live Concerts Performed in the heart of the South Orange ...

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We are pleased to announce New Jersey Tap Ensemble’s Hot Taps is returning this summer for 3 weeks in July - August at South Orange Performing Arts Center, South Orange, NJ

With funding support from the George A. Ohl Jr., Trust and the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, NJTAP is thrilled to offer this exciting, fun-filled, educational tap dance camp to children from all communities of ...

Free Model Railroad Event Coming to Union County

Model train fans are in for a treat on June 10, when The Model Railroad Club, Inc. waives its usual Saturday admission fee and opens its doors from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. for a public viewing of its annual invitational operating session.

The nonprofit Railroad Club’s sprawling HO scale layout is noted throughout the region for intricate detail and historic portrayal.

The free entry also ...