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Heay Rain Causes Flooded Roads in South Orange on Tuesday

September 18, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - West Third Street between The Mews and Gaslight Commons flooded after heavy rain on Tuesday afternoon, causing South Orange police to secure the area.

South Orange Village President Sheena Collum wrote on her Facebook page at about 2:30 p.m.,: “South Orange residents please be advised to stay off the roads if you can as we are experiencing flooding in lower areas of ...

Garden State Parkway’s Exact Change Lanes to Disappear from Major Toll Plazas Before End of Year

WOODBRIDGE, NJ — Exact change lanes on the Garden State Parkway’s major toll plazas are soon to be a memory. But they will remain at all but one of the toll road’s 23 entrance and exit ramps.

The automatic coin machines at all 11 “mainland barrier” plazas, including Asbury Park in Monmouth County and Toms River and Barnegat in Ocean County, will be removed and ...

Heay Rain Causes Flooded Roads in South Orange on Tuesday

September 18, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - West Third Street between The Mews and Gaslight Commons flooded after heavy rain on Tuesday afternoon, causing South Orange police to secure the area.

South Orange Village President Sheena Collum wrote on her Facebook page at about 2:30 p.m.,: “South Orange residents please be advised to stay off the roads if you can as we are experiencing flooding in lower areas of ...

Early Morning Fire in Maplewood on Tuesday Leaves Building Uninhabitable

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - There was a house fire at 10 Nelson Pl. in the early morning hours of Sept. 11, with Maplewood firefighters responding to a report of smoke at the home at about 3:20 a.m., according to a statement from Maplewood Fire Department Chief Michael R. Dingelstedt.

The first arriving engine reported heavy fire coming from the rear of the second floor, with Maplewood police officers ...

Step Back in Time: Photos from Saturday's 19th Century Baseball Game in South Orange

September 17, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Those catching a glimpse of the noon baseball game on Cameron Field this past Saturday, might have felt like they were stepping back in time, since this game was played as it would have been played in the 1800s.

The South Orange Department of Recreation presented the 19th century baseball game which had the South Orange Villagers facing the Neshanock Base ...

Bloomfield Bengals Defeat Columbia Cougars 42-21

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Bloomfield Bengals, led by senior quarterback Kyle Tice, defeated the Columbia Cougars 42-21 in a Super Football Conference Liberty Blue game Friday night at Underhill Field.

After a scoreless first quarter, Bloomfield scored on the first play of the second quarter with Tice passing to senior wide receiver Brandon Holt to lead 6-0. Columbia answered ...

Metro YMCA Offers Strategies to Turn the Tide on Childhood Obesity

September 15, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The grim statistics on childhood obesity—with nearly one in five school-age children in the U.S. being considered obese—obscure a hopeful reality: obesity is a preventable and curable disease. The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges, which has long been working to reduce obesity in the communities it serves, hopes this will be the take-home message of ...

It's Almost Time to 'Get Naked in the 'Wood:' 4th Annual Bob Miller Oysterfest for Melanoma Awareness is This Saturday

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The 4th Annual Bob Miller Oysterfest for Melanoma Awareness will be held this Saturday, September 15, at The Woodland (60 Woodland Road) from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. The event was designed to raise funds for cancer research and awareness, as well as provide financial support to families facing an unexpected medical crises, according to event organizers.

With it's ...

Lawmakers Question State Education Commissioner on Rush to Phase Out PARCC

September 18, 2018

TRENTON, NJ— Lawmakers on a joint Senate-Assembly education committee expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s rush to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided.

State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before a joint hearing of the Senate and Assembly Education committees on Monday to testify ...

State Board of Education Postpones Vote on PARCC Rollbacks

TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Commissioner of Education on Wednesday withdrew a controversial proposal to cut back on standardized tests in certain grades and subjects, just minutes before the State Board of Education members were set to vote on the plan.

The decision by Education Commissioner Lamont Repollet to pull the vote was a blow to Gov. Phil Murphy, who campaigned on eliminating ...

Step Back in Time: Photos from Saturday's 19th Century Baseball Game in South Orange

September 17, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Those catching a glimpse of the noon baseball game on Cameron Field this past Saturday, might have felt like they were stepping back in time, since this game was played as it would have been played in the 1800s.

The South Orange Department of Recreation presented the 19th century baseball game which had the South Orange Villagers facing the Neshanock Base ...

Maplewood and South Orange Artists Recognized in Annual Essex County Juried Senior Citizens Art Show

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - SOMA artists Nila M. Pusin of Maplewood and Cindy Wolf of South Orange were among 20 senior citizens to receive recognition for their artistic talent at the Annual Essex County Senior Citizens Juried Art Show.

The artists were recognized during an awards ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 13, in the Robert O’Toole Community Center in Essex County Cedar Grove Park in ...

It's Almost Time to 'Get Naked in the 'Wood:' 4th Annual Bob Miller Oysterfest for Melanoma Awareness is This Saturday

September 10, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The 4th Annual Bob Miller Oysterfest for Melanoma Awareness will be held this Saturday, September 15, at The Woodland (60 Woodland Road) from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. The event was designed to raise funds for cancer research and awareness, as well as provide financial support to families facing an unexpected medical crises, according to event organizers.

With it's ...

Stony's in South Orange to Become Miti Miti

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Stony's Restaurant has new owners, and will soon become Miti Miti, according to an update from Bob Zuckerman of the South Orange Village Alliance.

Stony's, which has been in operation for almost 10 years under the ownership of Laura and Stony Johnson, was recently sold to South Orange's George Constantinou and Farid Ali, who already own and ...

Elite Property Holds Grand Opening for Fourth Apartment Building in Maplewood   

September 14, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The grand opening and ribbon cutting for the new apartment building at 1701 Springfield Ave. was held on Saturday, Sept. 12. The 30-unit apartment building is located directly across the street from the Hilton branch of the Maplewood Library.

Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca thanked the developers “for building this great addition to the Springfield Avenue area ...

Heay Rain Causes Flooded Roads in South Orange on Tuesday

September 18, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - West Third Street between The Mews and Gaslight Commons flooded after heavy rain on Tuesday afternoon, causing South Orange police to secure the area.

South Orange Village President Sheena Collum wrote on her Facebook page at about 2:30 p.m.,: “South Orange residents please be advised to stay off the roads if you can as we are experiencing flooding in lower areas of ...

It's Almost Time to 'Get Naked in the 'Wood:' 4th Annual Bob Miller Oysterfest for Melanoma Awareness is This Saturday

September 10, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The 4th Annual Bob Miller Oysterfest for Melanoma Awareness will be held this Saturday, September 15, at The Woodland (60 Woodland Road) from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. The event was designed to raise funds for cancer research and awareness, as well as provide financial support to families facing an unexpected medical crises, according to event organizers.

With it's ...

Register Now for the South Orange Community Campout

September 9, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange's annual campout is back on Friday, September 14, when residents can pitch tents and brave the great outdoors locally in New Waterlands Park.

The campout is free, but campsites must be reserved in advance and there must be at least one responsible adult (who is a South Orange resident and stays for the entire event) in charge of every campsite and its ...

Elite Property Holds Grand Opening for Fourth Apartment Building in Maplewood   

September 14, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The grand opening and ribbon cutting for the new apartment building at 1701 Springfield Ave. was held on Saturday, Sept. 12. The 30-unit apartment building is located directly across the street from the Hilton branch of the Maplewood Library.

Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca thanked the developers “for building this great addition to the Springfield Avenue area ...

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South Orange Police Blotter - Auto Burglary and Bicycle Theft Reported

September 17, 2018

South Orange Police Blotter as of September 17

Burglary to Auto - A Valley Street resident reported that sometime between 8 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 12 and 10:40 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 14, actor(s) unknown entered her vehicle and rummaged through the interior, though nothing seemed to be missing at this time.

Theft of Bicycle - A South Orange resident reported that sometime between 7:30 ...

South Orange Police Blotter - Multiple Burglaries to Autos Reported

The South Orange Police Blotter as of September 7

Burglary - A Prospect St resident reported that sometime between 9:00 am, Tuesday, Sept. 4 and 12:40 am, Wednesday, Sept. 5, actor(s) unknown entered his apartment and stole several personal electronic items, two laptop computers and a camera. Detectives responded to process the scene and they are currently investigating the ...

Heay Rain Causes Flooded Roads in South Orange on Tuesday

September 18, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - West Third Street between The Mews and Gaslight Commons flooded after heavy rain on Tuesday afternoon, causing South Orange police to secure the area.

South Orange Village President Sheena Collum wrote on her Facebook page at about 2:30 p.m.,: “South Orange residents please be advised to stay off the roads if you can as we are experiencing flooding in lower areas of ...

Step Back in Time: Photos from Saturday's 19th Century Baseball Game in South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Those catching a glimpse of the noon baseball game on Cameron Field this past Saturday, might have felt like they were stepping back in time, since this game was played as it would have been played in the 1800s.

The South Orange Department of Recreation presented the 19th century baseball game which had the South Orange Villagers facing the Neshanock Base ...

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

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink

7 Warning Signs of Thyroid Cancer

September is Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month, and James J.S. Chen, M.D., FACHE, director of Atlantic Medical Group’s Thyroid Center at Summit and endocrinologist at Overlook Medical Center, believes it is critical that everyone know the warning signs of thyroid cancer.

“The most common form of thyroid cancer, papillary cancer, has a very high cure rate if detected early,” ...

West Orange Man Admits to Distribution of Child Pornography

September 18, 2018

NEWARK, NJ — A comic book artist from West Orange admitted in federal court on Monday to distributing thousands of images and videos of child sexual abuse, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito

Timothy Yates, 31, who was previously arrested and charged by complaint on April 4, pleaded guilty before Senior U.S. District Judge Katharine Hayden in Newark to information charging him ...

Lawmakers Question State Education Commissioner on Rush to Phase Out PARCC

TRENTON, NJ— Lawmakers on a joint Senate-Assembly education committee expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s rush to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided.

State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before a joint hearing of the Senate and Assembly Education committees on Monday to testify ...

Garden State Parkway’s Exact Change Lanes to Disappear from Major Toll Plazas Before End of Year

September 18, 2018

WOODBRIDGE, NJ — Exact change lanes on the Garden State Parkway’s major toll plazas are soon to be a memory. But they will remain at all but one of the toll road’s 23 entrance and exit ramps.

The automatic coin machines at all 11 “mainland barrier” plazas, including Asbury Park in Monmouth County and Toms River and Barnegat in Ocean County, will be removed and ...

Social Media Post that Led to Postponement of Football Game Contained Racist Language, Paterson Superintendent Eileen Shafer Demands Investigation

PATERSON, NJ – Social media posts that contained “inappropriate and taunting language” and, as announced on Monday, also included racial slurs directed at JFK High School players, has drawn a demand for an investigation by the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) from Superintendent Eileen Shafer.

The post, which led to the postponement of the ...

Susan G. Komen North Jersey to Present Free Women’s Wellness Expo in Wayne

September 19, 2018

Susan G. Komen North Jersey to Present Free Women’s Wellness Expo in Wayne, NJ in Partnership with the Passaic County Department of Health & Board of Chosen Freeholders

All are welcome at this “women-focused” event with activities for the whole family!

The mission of October’s perennial National Breast Cancer Awareness Month has ...

South Orange Chamber of Commerce to Hold Networking Event on Oct. 4

The South Orange Chamber of Commerce invites all to their Networking Event Meet and Greet on Oct. 4, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The event will be held at 1 South Restaurant, located at 1 South Orange Ave. in South Orange.

Cost is $10 for members and $20 for non-members.

RSVP to 973-204-5639

AAA-ABLE Plumbing Explains: What is Trenchless Water Line Replacement?

TRENCHLESS WATER LINE REPLACEMENT/REPAIR

Many people do not realize that they are responsible for the water line from the house to the city connection. Here at AAA-ABLE Plumbing we specialize in Trenchless water line replacement that will eliminate unwanted property damage when replacing your water line.

Our state of the art technology helps create a smooth and stress-free experience when ...