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South Orange Summer Nights Moonlit Movies Start Wed., Aug. 15

July 14, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Starting Wednesday, Aug. 15, South Orange Summer Nights will host three weeks of Moonlit Movies.

Films are shown at 8 p.m. at Floods Hill in Meadowland Park.

Schedule is as follows:

Wed., Aug. 15 - Coco  (2017 Rated PG) 
Wed., Aug. 22 - Jumanji  (2017 Rated PG-13)
Wed., Aug. 29 - Despicable Me ...

South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race Holds First Neighborhood Summit Meeting in 10 Years

MAPLEWOOD, NJ – This past Tuesday, the South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race hosted a neighborhood summit at The Woodlawn to discuss neighborhood organizing and the town’s changing demographics. This marked the first meeting of its kind in 10 years, said Program Director Audrey Rowe.

“Our goal is to build solid connections,” said Vice Chair Erin Scherzer.

Bill by Pascrell and Menendez to Monitor Cancer in Firefighters Signed into Law

July 11, 2018

PATERSON, NJ – A law requiring the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to create a national cancer registry for firefighters to monitor and study the relationship between career-long exposure to dangerous fumes and toxins and the incidence of cancer in firefighters so to develop better protective gear and prevention techniques has been signed into law by President Donald ...

House Fire in Maplewood on Saturday Night Leaves Home Uninhabitable

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - A multi-family home on Lindsley Avenue was the scene of a fire on Saturday night, July 7, with mutual aid required from neighboring towns, including South Orange.

At about 8:15 p.m. on Saturday, Maplewood police and fire departments responded to a report of a structure fire and a possible occupant trapped inside on Lindsley Avenue, according to a press release ...

South Orange Leukemia Patient Immediately Seeks Donor

July 9, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - In a recently-launched national campaign, South Orange resident Merlo Weiss seeks a stem cell or bone marrow donor. Doctors recently diagnosed the 45-year-old with an aggressive form of bone marrow cancer called acute myeloid leukemia (AML), according to updates on the Gift of Life website.

Chilean, Latino or Hispanic donors are encouraged, because a shared ancestry can ...

Springfield Avenue 7-Eleven in Maplewood Closed by Board of Health

Update: The 7-Eleven re-opened on Tuesday, July 10. Read more here.

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Health Department shut down the 7-Eleven at 1712 Springfield Ave. near Tuscan Road on Friday for an undisclosed violation of the Township Health Code.

The red “unsatisfactory” notice was placed at the entrance on July 6, stating only that the store received an ...

Two Students from Maplewood Graduate from Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child in Summit

July 10, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - On Sunday, June 10, the Class of 2018 graduated at the 90th Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child Commencement. Among the 63 graduates, who kept with school tradition and donned white gowns and gloves and carried pink roses, were two Maplewood graduates: Claire Galvin and Ryan Schlageter.

Galvin will attend University of Michigan and Schlageter will attend ...

Kent Place School Graduates Nine South Orange and Maplewood Residents at 124th Commencement

SUMMIT, NJ - On Sunday, June 3, the Class of 2018 graduated at the 124th Kent Place School Commencement. Among the 67 members of the Class of 2018 were eight from SOMA: South Orange residents Atinuke Lardner, Piper Eccles, and Emma Kelley, and Maplewood residents Isabelle Perry, Sophia Rich, Chloe Gonyea, Anjolie Charlot, Marina Rich, and Giana Earrusso.

During the ceremony, Chloe ...

South Orange Summer Nights Moonlit Movies Start Wed., Aug. 15

July 14, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Starting Wednesday, Aug. 15, South Orange Summer Nights will host three weeks of Moonlit Movies.

Films are shown at 8 p.m. at Floods Hill in Meadowland Park.

Schedule is as follows:

Wed., Aug. 15 - Coco  (2017 Rated PG) 
Wed., Aug. 22 - Jumanji  (2017 Rated PG-13)
Wed., Aug. 29 - Despicable Me ...

15th Annual Maplewoodstock is this Weekend: July 14 and July 15

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The 15th Annual Maplewoodstock Music and Arts Festival, a free, two-day, live music and arts event, will be held this Saturday, July 14, and Sunday, July 15, from noon until 10 p.m. each day in Memorial Park.   

The 23 bands performing were selected from a record-high 109 applicants in 2018, who radiate from Maplewood/South Orange to other musical ...

New Restaurant in South Orange: 1 South Holds Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening

July 12, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - 1 South - the new restaurant located (not surprisingly, given its name) at 1 South Orange Avenue - held their grand opening and ribbon cutting on Saturday, June 23.

1 South has a restaurant and bar, as well as private event spaces. According to their website, which explains the range of 1 South's spaces: "be it an intimate dinner for 2, a private corporate ...

Springfield Avenue 7-Eleven in Maplewood is Now Open

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The 7-Eleven at 1712 Springfield Ave., near Tuscan Road, which had been closed for an undisclosed violation of the Township Health Code since July 6, re-opened on Tuesday with a "conditionally satisfactory" certificate displayed in the window.

The re-opening was just in time for Free Slurpee Day on Wednesday, July 11 (i.e., 7-Eleven), at participating ...

Maplewood Man Indicted on New Counts for Alleged Phony Debt Elimination Scheme

June 30, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - Daniel K. Dxrams, 39, of Maplewood, was indicted on Friday on one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and nine substance counts of mail fraud in connection with an alleged debt elimination scheme to unlawfully discharge his obligations for a Rolls Royce, a Bentley and two Mercedes Benz vehicles, according to a press release from Matthew Reilly of the U.S. Attorney's ...

New Restaurant in South Orange: 1 South Holds Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening

July 12, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - 1 South - the new restaurant located (not surprisingly, given its name) at 1 South Orange Avenue - held their grand opening and ribbon cutting on Saturday, June 23.

1 South has a restaurant and bar, as well as private event spaces. According to their website, which explains the range of 1 South's spaces: "be it an intimate dinner for 2, a private corporate ...

Lieutenant Governor Speaks at Jewish Community Housing Corporation Dinner; Two of Their Senior Communities in South Orange

July 11, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ – The Jewish Community Housing Corporation of Metropolitan New Jersey (JCHC) recently held its board of trustees annual dinner at Crystal Plaza in Livingston, where Sheila Oliver, lieutenant governor of New Jersey, spoke to about 130 guests, including staff, board members, sponsors and residents about how the West Orange-based nonprofit is “Building Bridges to a ...

Lieutenant Governor Speaks at Jewish Community Housing Corporation Dinner; Two of Their Senior Communities in South Orange

July 11, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ – The Jewish Community Housing Corporation of Metropolitan New Jersey (JCHC) recently held its board of trustees annual dinner at Crystal Plaza in Livingston, where Sheila Oliver, lieutenant governor of New Jersey, spoke to about 130 guests, including staff, board members, sponsors and residents about how the West Orange-based nonprofit is “Building Bridges to a ...

Deserted But Adopted: Volunteers Help 'Spruce Up' Watchung Reservation Village

July 11, 2018

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Student volunteers from the Mitzvah Mania youth community service program recently visited the Deserted Village of Feltville, not to search for ghosts but rather to plant spruce trees and pine trees as part of a Union County Adopt-a-Park project.

Mitzvah Mania is a program of the Jewish Federation of Greater Metro West NJ. It  provides students from age 12 to 16 ...

South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race Holds First Neighborhood Summit Meeting in 10 Years

July 13, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ – This past Tuesday, the South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race hosted a neighborhood summit at The Woodlawn to discuss neighborhood organizing and the town’s changing demographics. This marked the first meeting of its kind in 10 years, said Program Director Audrey Rowe.

“Our goal is to build solid connections,” said Vice Chair Erin Scherzer.

Lieutenant Governor Speaks at Jewish Community Housing Corporation Dinner; Two of Their Senior Communities in South Orange

July 11, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ – The Jewish Community Housing Corporation of Metropolitan New Jersey (JCHC) recently held its board of trustees annual dinner at Crystal Plaza in Livingston, where Sheila Oliver, lieutenant governor of New Jersey, spoke to about 130 guests, including staff, board members, sponsors and residents about how the West Orange-based nonprofit is “Building Bridges to a ...

Lieutenant Governor Speaks at Jewish Community Housing Corporation Dinner; Two of Their Senior Communities in South Orange

July 11, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ – The Jewish Community Housing Corporation of Metropolitan New Jersey (JCHC) recently held its board of trustees annual dinner at Crystal Plaza in Livingston, where Sheila Oliver, lieutenant governor of New Jersey, spoke to about 130 guests, including staff, board members, sponsors and residents about how the West Orange-based nonprofit is “Building Bridges to a ...

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Columbia High School Principal's Removal Raises More Questions Than It Answers

The last Twitter post from Columbia High School principal Elizabeth Aaron is very telling. 

The four-year CHS schools chief, who was recently, surprisingly, reassigned to a vague “Principal on Special Assignment” post by the school district, was a Twitter regular on her @CougarPrincipal account. There she would often promote the school’s successes and notable staff and ...

South Orange Police Blotter - Four Auto Thefts Reported Between June 21 and June 29

July 1, 2018

South Orange Police Blotter as of July 1

Auto Theft - A Seton Pl. resident reported that sometime between 11:00 pm, Wednesday 6-27-18 and 7:00 am, Thursday 6-28-18 actor(s) unknown stole his vehicle (2005 Toyota ), which was parked in the driveway at the time. The actor(s) entered another one of the victim's vehicles that was parked in the driveway, rummaged through the interior & ...

South Orange Summer Nights Moonlit Movies Start Wed., Aug. 15

July 14, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Starting Wednesday, Aug. 15, South Orange Summer Nights will host three weeks of Moonlit Movies.

Films are shown at 8 p.m. at Floods Hill in Meadowland Park.

Schedule is as follows:

Wed., Aug. 15 - Coco  (2017 Rated PG) 
Wed., Aug. 22 - Jumanji  (2017 Rated PG-13)
Wed., Aug. 29 - Despicable Me ...

South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race Holds First Neighborhood Summit Meeting in 10 Years

MAPLEWOOD, NJ – This past Tuesday, the South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race hosted a neighborhood summit at The Woodlawn to discuss neighborhood organizing and the town’s changing demographics. This marked the first meeting of its kind in 10 years, said Program Director Audrey Rowe.

“Our goal is to build solid connections,” said Vice Chair Erin Scherzer.

Upcoming Events

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Sun, July 15, 12:00 PM

Memorial Park, Maplewood

Maplewoodstock Music & Art Festival

Arts & Entertainment

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Wed, July 18, 10:00 AM

Paterson Board of Education , Paterson

Teacher Job Fair in Paterson

Education

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Fri, July 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, July 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

Statement From Emergency Committee to Reinstate Principal Aaron

July 10, 2018

** TUESDAY RALLY IS CANCELLED **

We created a movement. We leveraged our collective 1,600 voices and forced the District leadership to sit with us today [Monday] and discuss the poorly communicated, weekend announcement that CHS Principal Elizabeth Aaron was being reassigned.

Our meeting was a first step in both accountability and transparency as Dr. Ficarra revealed Principal ...

Coalition on Race Responds to Changes in School District Administrators

The Board of Trustees of the Community Coalition on Race seeks racial equity, integration, and excellence in education for all students in our schools. While the pace of change has been frustratingly slow, we have seen some progress. Yet, candidly, there are too many students of color who are not well served in SOMA, who still experience segregated classrooms and who still suffer from racial ...

3rd Annual Newark International Film Festival Accepting Submissions

July 12, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - Three days filled with celebrity guests and showcases from both local and international filmmakers are coming to the city in September.

The third annual Newark International Film Festival will return Sept. 6 and run through Sept. 9, 2018. The festival has grown each year since it was first created, with the city last year hosting 10,000 attendees seeing films across ...

Newark Lures Amazon With $1 Billion Payroll Tax Incentive

NEWARK, NJ - Amazon will get a payroll tax break at a cost of $1 billion to the city should the company open its second headquarters here.

It’s one of two ordinances that were approved by the Newark City Council council to sweeten the deal for the corporate giant and stand out among other locations vying for Amazon’s so-called HQ2.

“The City Council has brought Newark a ...

Geoffrey the Giraffe Moves In To New Brunswick Children's Hospital

July 11, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Over a stretch of nearly 70 years, Geoffrey the Giraffe at Toys R Us stores was the symbol of happy times for generations of children, and now he may provide those same feelings for children coming to a hospital.

"From this day forward, Geoffrey stands tall in our lobby to encourage our smallest patients to smile when they enter our facilities," said John ...

Deserted But Adopted: Volunteers Help 'Spruce Up' Watchung Reservation Village

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Student volunteers from the Mitzvah Mania youth community service program recently visited the Deserted Village of Feltville, not to search for ghosts but rather to plant spruce trees and pine trees as part of a Union County Adopt-a-Park project.

Mitzvah Mania is a program of the Jewish Federation of Greater Metro West NJ. It  provides students from age 12 to 16 ...

Bike for the Bean! CycleBar Livingston Event to Raise Funds for Food Pantry

July 14, 2018

Meeting Essential Needs with Dignity (MEND) is hosting a “Bike for the Bean” fundraiser at CycleBar Livingston on Saturday, July 21 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. This event will raise funds for MEND’s new mobile food pantry, a converted school bus known as “The Green Bean.” Donations for this event will allow MEND to purchase and distribute more fresh and healthy ...

Weekly Specials At Ashley Marketplace July 13 to July 19

Shop Ashley Marketplace & Cafe for your everyday needs!

This week's specials are:          

Enlightened 15oz $5.99
Cherries $4.99lb
Quaker Life Cereal $3.99
Grilled Lemon Chicken $4.99lb (Prep Food)
Stonyfield Baby/Kids Yogurt $3.99
New York Strip Steak Bone In $9.88lb (Meat)
Wensleydale w/ Cranberries $9.99lb ...

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