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South Orange Village Selling 'Surplus Municipal Property' at Auction on Wednesday

June 18, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange Village will be selling a lot on Lindsley Avenue at auction this Wednesday, June 20, at 11 a.m. at the South Orange Municipal Offices (76 South Orange Ave., Suite 302), according to an update on the municipal website.

The property -- Block 2111, Lot 18, commonly referred to as 215 Lindsley Avenue -- is located in the Residential B zone. The ...

Free Summer Kids Movies in South Orange Begin on Tuesday

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Free kids movies are back again this summer at Bow Tie Cinemas, starting on Tuesday, June 19, with a showing of The Angry Birds Movie.

Films will be shown at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays through August 15 at the South Orange movie theater (1 SOPAC Way), as well as at three other New Jersey locations (Caldwell, Ridgewood, and ...

Fifth Annual Two Towns Triathlon for Kids Postponed Until September Due to South Orange Pool Still Being Closed

June 14, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The 5th Annual Two Towns Triathlon for Kids, originally scheduled to be held in South Orange on Saturday, June 16, has been postponed until Saturday, September 8, according to an update on the South Orange website. 

 

The postponement is because the South Orange Community Pool is still closed for the season due to construction delays with the filter ...

Fifth Annual Two Towns Triathlon for Kids Postponed Until September Due to South Orange Pool Still Being Closed

June 14, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The 5th Annual Two Towns Triathlon for Kids, originally scheduled to be held in South Orange on Saturday, June 16, has been postponed until Saturday, September 8, according to an update on the South Orange website. 

 

The postponement is because the South Orange Community Pool is still closed for the season due to construction delays with the filter ...

Saint Barnabas and Margie Heller Named Business and Civic Leader of the Year

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Honored for their contributions to the community over the past year, Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) and Margie Heller, administrative director of community health and outreach at SBMC, were recognized as the 2018 Business of the Year and Civic Leader of the Year at the Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC) Awards Dinner held on Thursday at the Westminster ...

Seth Boyden School Performs at John J. Cali School of Music, Montclair State University

June 18, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Seth Boyden Elementary School students performed for parents and other school community members at Montclair State University (MSU) on May 24, according to an email from James Manno, Fine Arts Supervisor for the South Orange Maplewood School District.

"This performance was a demonstration of students’ cumulative growth as participants in the ...

Maplewood South Orange Book Festival Hosted SOMA Libraries Benefit With David Baldacci

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The second annual Maplewood South Orange Book Festival opened on Friday night, June 8, with a SOMA Library Benefit at The Woodland featuring best-selling author David Baldacci.

All proceeds from ticket sales benefited the Maplewood and South Orange Library Foundations equally, according to event organizers. Each library foundation is fundraising to support ...

Free Summer Kids Movies in South Orange Begin on Tuesday

June 18, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Free kids movies are back again this summer at Bow Tie Cinemas, starting on Tuesday, June 19, with a showing of The Angry Birds Movie.

Films will be shown at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays through August 15 at the South Orange movie theater (1 SOPAC Way), as well as at three other New Jersey locations (Caldwell, Ridgewood, and ...

Seth Boyden School Performs at John J. Cali School of Music, Montclair State University

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Seth Boyden Elementary School students performed for parents and other school community members at Montclair State University (MSU) on May 24, according to an email from James Manno, Fine Arts Supervisor for the South Orange Maplewood School District.

"This performance was a demonstration of students’ cumulative growth as participants in the ...

Pretty in Pink Rosé Tasting Fundraiser Held to Support Springfield Avenue Maplewood Beautification Efforts {Photos}

June 16, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - On Thursday night there was a Pretty in Pink Rosé Tasting fundraiser to benefit Springfield Avenue Maplewood (SAM) beautification efforts.

The event took place in the Wine Barrel parking lot on Springfield Avenue, and featured unlimited tastings of rosé and additional varietals from over 25 vineyards, food and 80s music.

All photos courtesy of ...

Just 4 Her Children's Clothing Store on Springfield Avenue in Maplewood Closed

June 15, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - A "for rent" sign hangs in the window of the former children's clothing store, Just 4 Her.

Just 4 Her was located at 1707 Springfield Ave., just across the street from the Hilton Branch of the Maplewood Library, and opened in spring 2016.

According to updates to the Just 4 Her Instagram account, the store closed because the owners, husband and wife Dazahan ...

South Orange Village Selling 'Surplus Municipal Property' at Auction on Wednesday

June 18, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange Village will be selling a lot on Lindsley Avenue at auction this Wednesday, June 20, at 11 a.m. at the South Orange Municipal Offices (76 South Orange Ave., Suite 302), according to an update on the municipal website.

The property -- Block 2111, Lot 18, commonly referred to as 215 Lindsley Avenue -- is located in the Residential B zone. The ...

SOMA Goes to the Polls: Tuesday, June 5 Primary Election Results

June 6, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - SOMA went to the polls on Tuesday, and the unofficial results for the 2018 Primary Election in Essex County are as follows. In addition, Maplewood residents cast votes in the Democratic Primary for Township Committee members.

US SENATE 

Republican Bob Hugin and Democrat Robert Menendez will represent ...

Maplewood South Orange Book Festival Hosted SOMA Libraries Benefit With David Baldacci

June 17, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The second annual Maplewood South Orange Book Festival opened on Friday night, June 8, with a SOMA Library Benefit at The Woodland featuring best-selling author David Baldacci.

All proceeds from ticket sales benefited the Maplewood and South Orange Library Foundations equally, according to event organizers. Each library foundation is fundraising to support ...

South Orange Village Selling 'Surplus Municipal Property' at Auction on Wednesday

June 18, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange Village will be selling a lot on Lindsley Avenue at auction this Wednesday, June 20, at 11 a.m. at the South Orange Municipal Offices (76 South Orange Ave., Suite 302), according to an update on the municipal website.

The property -- Block 2111, Lot 18, commonly referred to as 215 Lindsley Avenue -- is located in the Residential B zone. The ...

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AtlantiCast: Episode 16

Summer is in the air, and the latest episode of AtlantiCast is ready to help you enjoy some fun outdoors while staying safe! This week’s episode opens with tips for sunscreen usage from Atlantic Health System’s Chief Medical and Academic Officer, Dr. Jan Schwarz-Miller. You’ll also learn about how Atlantic Health System is advancing the future of health care through ...

South Orange Police Blotter: Robbery Reported on South Orange Avenue

June 16, 2018

South Orange Police Blotter as of June 16

Robbery - An Alpha, NJ resident reported that he was robbed on Sunday, June 3, at approximately 12:30 a.m. while he was walking on South Orange Avenue near Scotland Road. The victim stated that he was approached by three unknown actors who punched him and knocked him to the ground. The actors then stole his cell phone and wallet ...

Maplewood Police Blotter - Two Home Burglaries Reported

June 4, 2018, Burglary; Sometime during the daytime hours, a home on the 100 block of Midland Blvd was forcibly entered.  At the time of the report it was unknown what the proceeds were.

June 4, 2018; Thefts; During the overnight hours a metal rack was stolen from outside of a business on the 200 block of Elmwood Ave.

June 5, 2018; Motor Vehicle Theft; During the overnight hours, a van ...

Fifth Annual Two Towns Triathlon for Kids Postponed Until September Due to South Orange Pool Still Being Closed

June 14, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The 5th Annual Two Towns Triathlon for Kids, originally scheduled to be held in South Orange on Saturday, June 16, has been postponed until Saturday, September 8, according to an update on the South Orange website. 

 

The postponement is because the South Orange Community Pool is still closed for the season due to construction delays with the filter ...

Second Year of Maplewood South Orange Book Festival Brings Authors and Readers Together

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Anna Quindlen. Rosemary Wells. Keith Hernandez. Tayari Jones. These are just a few of the authors who were speakers at the Second Annual Maplewood South Orange Book Festival on Saturday.

The book festival, which attracted about 2,000 attendees according to organizers, had a full day of author panels covering a wide range of topics that included "#MeToo: From ...

Upcoming Events

Tue, June 19, 6:30 PM

Millburn Free Public Library, Millburn

Memoir Writing Class at Millburn Library

Arts & Entertainment

Tue, June 19, 7:00 PM

Clifton Public Library, Clifton

Bariatric Seminar-Weight Loss That Works

Health & Wellness

Wed, June 20, 6:30 PM

Pleasantdale Chateau , West Orange

Taste & Toast Gala

Giving Back Religions And Spirituality

Wed, June 20, 6:30 PM

Pleasantdale Chateau , West Orange

Taste & Toast Gala

Giving Back

Lecia Bianca Jewels Creates a Bridge to Make Bloomfield Center the Next Style Destination

June 16, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Bloomfield Center renaissance continues as Lecia Bianca Jewels becomes a style destination on main thoroughfare in this Essex County Community. Lecia Clay, owner of the boutique, describes her jewelry as 'bridge jewelry,' - pieces that are in a space between costume jewelry and fine jewelry, while having value. 

'Lecia Bianca' is the ...

Record Number Attends West Essex YMCA's Sixth Annual Bike Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ — On the heels of National Bike Safety Month in May, a new record of nearly 500 Livingston riders participated in the sixth annual Bike Livingston event, a family-oriented bike tour of Livingston’s neighborhoods hosted each year by the West Essex YMCA on the first Sunday in June.

With three routes to choose from—a four-mile route around the ...

Applications to Rutgers Jumps Nearly 10 Percent; Increase From Out-of-State Students

June 15, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Applications to Rutgers University this year increased 9.4 percent over last year, university President Robert Barchi told the Board of Governors at a meeting this week.

The university received nearly 45,000 applications this year, Barchi said.

That included a 20 percent increase in the number of students from outside New Jersey applying to Rutgers, the university ...

Students Lead ‘Die-In’ at Congressman Lance’s Office; Summit Boy Arrested

WESTFIELD, NJ — Seventeen-year-old Summit High School student Ben Schachter was taken away in handcuffs Tuesday during a gun safety “die-in” protest led by local high school students at Congressman Leonard Lance's Westfield office. Lance was not present at the office at the time.

“We are organizing this ‘die-in’ at Congressman Lance’s ...

Jersey Swamp Cats in Downtown After Sundown Friday, June 22

June 19, 2018

Dance under the stars to the swingin’ sounds of the Jersey Swamp Cats when the boys bring their patented piano and guitar driven blues and vintage rock’n roll to Spiotta Park, as part of the Sounds In Spiotta Park DAS concert series on Friday, June 22!

7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in Spiotta Park, located on Village Plaza and South Orange Avenue.

 

Founder of Moms Helping Moms Foundation Receives NJ State Governor’s Jefferson Award

Each year the New Jersey State Governor’s Jefferson Awards highlight the spirit of civic engagement among New Jersey’s 1.5 million volunteers and provide Jefferson Awards medals in 22 categories of volunteer service.   

The 2018 New Jersey State Governor’s Jefferson Awards presentation ceremony and celebration of volunteerism was held at the War ...

Columbia High School Cougar Marching Band Looking for New Members

Calling All Columbia High School and Middle School Musicians!

It’s time to register for the CHS Cougar Marching Band! All CHS students (and rising 8th graders with a commitment and focus to band -- speak to your middle school band teacher if interested!) are invited to join the marching band! Don’t play an instrument but want to participate? We’re ...