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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 ...

Gov. Murphy Announces Proposed NJTransit Funding Increase

NEWARK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday spread a message of hope regarding future improvements to NJTransit services and infrastructure due to a proposed $242 million increase in funding for NJTransit for the 2019 fiscal year. 

At a press conference held at NJTransit’s Central Maintenance Facility on Doremus Avenue in Newark, Murphy, Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka, and other ...

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 ...

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 ...

Saint Barnabas Medical Center Celebrates Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Day

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) recently hosted a sold-out Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Day educational program, featuring Arash Fazl, M.D., Ph.D., a movement disorder specialist board-certified in Psychiatry and Neurology. 

Dr. Fazl, a Barnabas Health Medical Group provider, spoke to a capacity crowd of more than 200 people about the latest ...

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 ...

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

April 25, 2018

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 ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

Former Gov. Florio, Gun Violence Activists, Offer Blueprint

April 12, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK - Former Gov. James Florio recalls a curious detail about his 1974 Congressional run in New Jersey’s 1st Legislative District: He had the support of the National Rifle Association. 

In today’s political climate, a nod from the gun lobby for a Democratic candidate who supports gun control is unthinkable. But 40 years ago, it was not a big ...

Red Carpet Lady and Stainfil Studios Open in Maplewood

April 18, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - It was a busy afternoon for Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca on Saturday, who was there to cut the ribbon and welcome two new businesses, Red Carpet Lady and Stainfil Studios, which both held their grand openings that day. Red Carpet Lady and Stanfil Studios have studios in the same building at 1611 Springfield Avenue.

In addition to Mayor DeLuca, Maplewood Township ...

Sonia Alves-Viveiros Selected as Maplewood Township Business Administrator

April 24, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Township Committee stated on Tuesday that Sonia Alves-Viveiros has been selected as the next Township Business Administrator, according to an email from Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca.

Alves-Viveiros is currently Maplewood's Assistant Business Administrator, a position she has held since September 2016. Previously she was the Deputy City Clerk in Summit ...

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 ...

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 ...

41st Annual SOMA Interfaith Holocaust Service and March of Remembrance Held on Sunday

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 ...

Upcoming Events

Thu, April 26, 7:00 PM

Columbia High School Black Box Theatre, Maplewood

Janet Mandel: Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Arts & Entertainment

Thu, April 26, 7:00 PM

Columbia High School Black Box Theatre, Maplewood

Janet Mandel: Pierre-Auguste Renoir

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Fri, April 27, 9:00 AM

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6th Annual Massive Tag Sale to Benefit Furniture ...

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Fri, April 27, 7:00 PM

Par 440 Restaurant & Lounge, Short Hills

The Extra Rich In Class Dinner Show with E.R.I.C.

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

April 22, 2018

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 ...

Gov. Murphy Announces Proposed NJTransit Funding Increase

April 25, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday spread a message of hope regarding future improvements to NJTransit services and infrastructure due to a proposed $242 million increase in funding for NJTransit for the 2019 fiscal year. 

At a press conference held at NJTransit’s Central Maintenance Facility on Doremus Avenue in Newark, Murphy, Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka, and other ...

Women Need Better Treatment Behind Bars, Lawmakers Say

NEWARK, NJ - Middlesex County Assemblywoman Yvonne Lopez and U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) held a roundtable discussion Monday with criminal justice reform advocates and formally incarcerated women to discuss legislation Lopez and Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle are introducing, modeled after legislation Booker introduced in the Senate, to reform the way women are treated behind ...

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 ...

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day at South Orange Police Station on April 28

April 25, 2018

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is on Saturday, April 28, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the South Orange Police Department, 201 South Orange Avenue.

South Orange Police is participating in the DEA's National Prescription Drug Take Back Program. The program aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general ...

Reduce Your Risk for Colorectal Cancer

Morristown Medical Center’s Carol G. Simon Cancer Center presents “Protecting Your Colorectal Health” on Tuesday, May 1, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Morristown Medical Center Health Pavilion, 333 Mount Hope Avenue in Rockaway. Admission is free.

This popular, educational program presents an opportunity to hear up-to-date presentations from leading ...

Strollers’ 2017–2018 Season Concludes With William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

The Strollers community theater will close out its 86th season with a presentation of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The Bard’s classic comedy will be performed for three weekends in May at the Burgdorff Center for Performing Arts in Maplewood, NJ. 

One of Shakespeare’s most popular works for the stage—and arguably his best-known ...