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Columbia H.S. Students Win Top Awards at 3rd Annual High School Film Festival

December 10, 2017

MAHWAH, NJ - Film and animation students from Columbia High School (CHS) had multiple wins at the 2017 Ramapo College of New Jersey's 3rd Annual High School Film Festival.

 

The festival, which took place on Dec. 2, featured a diverse group of films chosen by a jury of Ramapo College faculty, students, and industry professionals, according to the festival ...

ConRail Working on Track Clean Up Following Friday's Derailment in Union; Train Service Still Suspended

UNION, NJ – No hazardous material was involved in the freight train derailment Friday afternoon in Union.

“There’s severe damage to the tracks,” said Union Fire Chief Mike Scanio at a press conference Friday evening.  “There’s multiple piles of cars at different locations up and down the span of the tracks from the Roselle Park line all the way through ...

Man Robbed in South Orange on Friday Morning, Dec. 1

December 9, 2017

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - A South Orange resident reported that at about 5:35 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 1, an unknown man robbed him of his cash and cell phone while he was walking on South Orange Ave., near Rynda Rd, towards the South Orange Train Station, according to the South Orange police blotter.

The victim described the man as a 6 ft tall black male, who was wearing a hooded ...

No Overnight Parking in Maplewood Due to Snow

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Due to the snow storm, Maplewood police have advised that there is no overnight street parking on December 9.

Maplewood police also advised motorists to use caution while driving on the roadways.

Ice Hockey: Bernards Edges Nutley-Columbia, 2-1

December 7, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The Bernards ice hockey team secured its first victory of the season Saturday night, 2-1, over Nutley-Columbia.

Jason Stitt scored in the second period with an assist from Nick Emmons to give the Mountaineers (1-1) a 2-1 lead. Emmons had also assisted on Bernards' first goal, a power play goal by Ryan McGriskin with 2:52 left in the first period.

Nutley tied the game ...

Ice Hockey: Nutley-Columbia Falls to Millburn

WEST ORANGE, NJ – After the Nutley-Columbia Raiders ice hockey team took a three-point lead in the second period Friday night, the Millburn Millers made a comeback in the third to achieve a 7-5 victory.

Raiders senior captain Ryan O’Mara scored on an assist from Eli Verdun 30 seconds into the game before Millburn’s Matt Riskin brought it to a 1-1 tie in the last 12 seconds of ...

Israel Bonds New Jersey to Honor Local Health Professionals

December 8, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Saint Barnabas Medical Center’s (SBMC) Dr. Stuart Geffner of Livingston and Morristown Medical Center’s Dr. Renee Frankel of Short Hills will be honored at this year’s Health Professionals Dinner at Crystal Plaza on Monday, hosted by Israel Bonds New Jersey.

Geffner, the Director of Renal and Pancreas Transplant Surgery at SBMC since 1995, has ...

Ribbon Cutting Officially Opens Gerald J. Glasser Brain Tumor Center at Overlook Medical Center

SUMMIT, NJ - It takes a village…not just to raise a child, but to treat patients with brain tumors. The Gerald J. Glasser Brain Tumor Center in Overlook Medical Center is the medical version of a village and, on Wednesday, Nov. 29, the official ribbon cutting ceremony marked its grand opening.

Members of the Glasser Foundation, two of the three co-directors of the Glasser Brain Tumor ...

Columbia H.S. Students Win Top Awards at 3rd Annual High School Film Festival

December 10, 2017

MAHWAH, NJ - Film and animation students from Columbia High School (CHS) had multiple wins at the 2017 Ramapo College of New Jersey's 3rd Annual High School Film Festival.

 

The festival, which took place on Dec. 2, featured a diverse group of films chosen by a jury of Ramapo College faculty, students, and industry professionals, according to the festival ...

Columbia H.S. Students Win Top Awards at 3rd Annual High School Film Festival

December 10, 2017

MAHWAH, NJ - Film and animation students from Columbia High School (CHS) had multiple wins at the 2017 Ramapo College of New Jersey's 3rd Annual High School Film Festival.

 

The festival, which took place on Dec. 2, featured a diverse group of films chosen by a jury of Ramapo College faculty, students, and industry professionals, according to the festival ...

Five Holiday Happenings in South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Tree lightings, parades, and special shopping events are all part of the holiday celebrations in South Orange. Here's what's coming up:

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5 - Christmas at the Hall

Seton Hall University is holding "Christmas at the Hall," their annual tree lighting celebration on Dec. 5. Full details here. 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8 - Light Up the ...

Stop & Shop Recalls Herb-ox Beef Granulated Bouillon 4 oz

December 7, 2017

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Creative Contract Packaging LLC is voluntarily Herb-ox Beef Granulated Bouillon 4 oz due to the potential presence of an undeclared milk allergen. It was sold in Stop & Shop stores.

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Codes:Best If Used By SEPT 2020 and OCT 2020

Customers may return impacted product for a full refund. Only product with Best If Used By Dates of SEPT 2020 and OCT ...

Altopiano Restaurant to Open in Maplewood in Former Highland Place Space

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - This spring, Altopiano restaurant plans to open at 5 Highland Place, with the lease on the space officially signed on Monday, Novemeber 27. The space was formerly the Highland Place restaurant, and has been empty for several years.

Humberto Campos, who owns Restaurant Lorena's in Maplewood, is working with the property owner, Max Kian, to totally renovate the ...

Man Arrested for Assault Outside of Maplewood Daycare Center on Wednesday (Updated)

December 6, 2017

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - A man assaulted a woman Wednesday morning outside of a daycare center at 495 Valley St., according to a press release from Maplewood police. The police reported receiving calls at about 8:45 a.m., and upon arrival, the woman who was the victim told officers that the father of her children, Kareem Dawson, age 30, had assaulted her after she had dropped off her son at the ...

Altopiano Restaurant to Open in Maplewood in Former Highland Place Space

November 28, 2017

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - This spring, Altopiano restaurant plans to open at 5 Highland Place, with the lease on the space officially signed on Monday, Novemeber 27. The space was formerly the Highland Place restaurant, and has been empty for several years.

Humberto Campos, who owns Restaurant Lorena's in Maplewood, is working with the property owner, Max Kian, to totally renovate the ...

Leaf Collection in South Orange Extended to Dec. 11

December 5, 2017

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange has extended the last day for residents to put leaves out for collection from Dec. 6 to Dec. 11, according to an update on the South Orange website.

Leaves are only to be placed curbside, and all policies related to leaf removal continue, according to the update. Residents can visit the Seasonal Information tab on the top left margin of the Public ...

Joseph N DiVincenzo Jr to Kick Off Re-Election Campaign for Essex County Executive

December 9, 2017

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. will kick off his re-election campaign for Essex County Executive on Monday at Essex County Veterans Memorial Park in Newark. He will be seeking his fifth term as Essex County Executive.

U.S. Senators Robert Menendez and Cory Booker, Congressman Donald Payne, Governor-Elect Phil Murphy, Lt. Governor-Elect Sheila Oliver, State Senate ...

Israel Bonds New Jersey to Honor Local Health Professionals

December 8, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Saint Barnabas Medical Center’s (SBMC) Dr. Stuart Geffner of Livingston and Morristown Medical Center’s Dr. Renee Frankel of Short Hills will be honored at this year’s Health Professionals Dinner at Crystal Plaza on Monday, hosted by Israel Bonds New Jersey.

Geffner, the Director of Renal and Pancreas Transplant Surgery at SBMC since 1995, has ...

Leaf Collection in South Orange Extended to Dec. 11

December 5, 2017

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange has extended the last day for residents to put leaves out for collection from Dec. 6 to Dec. 11, according to an update on the South Orange website.

Leaves are only to be placed curbside, and all policies related to leaf removal continue, according to the update. Residents can visit the Seasonal Information tab on the top left margin of the Public ...

Leaf Collection in South Orange Extended to Dec. 11

December 5, 2017

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange has extended the last day for residents to put leaves out for collection from Dec. 6 to Dec. 11, according to an update on the South Orange website.

Leaves are only to be placed curbside, and all policies related to leaf removal continue, according to the update. Residents can visit the Seasonal Information tab on the top left margin of the Public ...

DeHart Community Center Renovations Unveiled at Ribbon Cutting

November 30, 2017

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - There was an official ribbon cutting on Saturday, November 18, to celebrate the completion of renovations to the DeHart Community Center at 120 Burnett Avenue.

Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca, Deputy Mayor Nancy Adams, and Melissa Mancuso, Director of Recreation and Cultural Affairs, all were in attendance along with the developers and members of the ...

Events at Dickens Village in Maplewood Continue this Weekend

December 8, 2017

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The "little houses" are back in Ricalton Square in Maplewood Village, with a tree lighting and visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus occurring last Saturday, Dec. 2,  and additional Dickens Village activities planned for this Saturday, Dec. 9, and next Saturday, Dec. 16.

There will be a menorah lighting on Monday, Dec. 18.

There will be Breakfast with ...

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Holiday Shopping At Its Best

Holiday gift buying at its best! This Sunday, Sadie's will be hosting local artists with handmade goods and live music for SOMA's enjoyment.

Light refreshments will be provided, and no cover charge! Find unique gifts and support local artists and causes.

Featuring handmade African fabric jewelry and photography by Maria Luis Estrela
Wooden toys that each sale the ...

SOMA and The New Menstruation Equity Campaign

Menstruation, which has long been an awkward topic for most men, and an embarrassing subject for many women, has lately been part of the conversation in SOMA.

Maplewood attorney and author Jennifer Weiss-Wolf's book Periods Gone Public: Taking A Stand For Menstrual Equity was just published.

The South Orange-based non-profit Girls Helping Girls. Period. focuses solely on ...

Investors Bank October 2017 Fed Normalization Process

The Federal Reserve has increased interest rates twice this year and could do so again in December.  But the economy is hardly booming along and inflation remains tame.  Are the central bankers crazy?  No!  They simply are trying to add some monetary policy arrows to their largely empty quiver.

The near collapse of the world financial system in 2008, forced the Fed to take ...

Maplewood Police Blotter - Two Bicycle Thefts Reported

December 1, 2017

November 20 - Bicycle Theft; Sometime over the previous three days, a bicycle was removed from an unsecured garage on Girard Pl.

November 21 - Shoplifting; At approximately 11 p.m., a male concealed Red Bull in a bag at 7-Eleven on Irvington Ave and then fled the store when confronted.

November 22 - Bicycle Theft; At approximately 11 a.m., a male walked down the driveway of a home ...

Events at Dickens Village in Maplewood Continue this Weekend

December 8, 2017

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The "little houses" are back in Ricalton Square in Maplewood Village, with a tree lighting and visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus occurring last Saturday, Dec. 2,  and additional Dickens Village activities planned for this Saturday, Dec. 9, and next Saturday, Dec. 16.

There will be a menorah lighting on Monday, Dec. 18.

There will be Breakfast with ...

Five Holiday Happenings in South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Tree lightings, parades, and special shopping events are all part of the holiday celebrations in South Orange. Here's what's coming up:

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5 - Christmas at the Hall

Seton Hall University is holding "Christmas at the Hall," their annual tree lighting celebration on Dec. 5. Full details here. 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8 - Light Up the ...

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The Mommy's Review - Coco

Corre, no camines (that’s “run, don’t walk!”) to see Coco, the newest animated feature film from Pixar Animation Studios/Disney. This beautiful movie is something that families will cherish seeing together. Like Moana last year, I took my family (ages 7 to 70+) to see Coco over Thanksgiving weekend, and everyone was delighted by the splendor of this wonderful cinematic ...

Joseph N DiVincenzo Jr to Kick Off Re-Election Campaign for Essex County Executive

December 9, 2017

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. will kick off his re-election campaign for Essex County Executive on Monday at Essex County Veterans Memorial Park in Newark. He will be seeking his fifth term as Essex County Executive.

U.S. Senators Robert Menendez and Cory Booker, Congressman Donald Payne, Governor-Elect Phil Murphy, Lt. Governor-Elect Sheila Oliver, State Senate ...

New Montclair Business Logo Causes Controversy

MONTCLAIR, NJ - "Sleazy and Tasteless" are just a few of the words Montclair residents have used to describe the logo of the newest Montclair ice cream shop. 

Dairy Air Ice Cream Co., located at 521 Bloomfield Ave. in Montclair, has recently come under fire since Nutley resident Amy Tingle posted her thoughts on her personal Facebook page.

Tingle wrote:

An open letter ...

ConRail Working on Track Clean Up Following Friday's Derailment in Union; Train Service Still Suspended

December 9, 2017

UNION, NJ – No hazardous material was involved in the freight train derailment Friday afternoon in Union.

“There’s severe damage to the tracks,” said Union Fire Chief Mike Scanio at a press conference Friday evening.  “There’s multiple piles of cars at different locations up and down the span of the tracks from the Roselle Park line all the way through ...

Freight Train Derailment in Union

UNION, NJ - A freight train derailed in Union at about 2:15 p.m. on Friday afternoon.

Preliminary details indicate that the train derailed past the Union Train Station. According to the Township of Union Business Administrator, the freight train contained 141 cars. Eight were involved in the derailment. 

Confirmation on contents of the freight cars is not yet ...

South Orange Joins State Safety Campaign To Increase Pedestrian-Motor Vehicle Safety

December 9, 2017

“Street Smart NJ” targets speed, distractedness and safety awareness for motorists and pedestrians

The head of the South Orange Police Department Traffic Bureau, Lt. Michael Corrigan, announced that South Orange has launched a Street Smart NJ pedestrian safety education campaign aimed at reducing pedestrian-motor vehicle crashes in New Jersey.

The Street Smart NJ campaign is a ...

Weekly Specials at Ashley Marktplace & Cafe - Dec. 8 to Dec. 14

Shop Ashley Marketplace & Cafe for your everyday needs!

This week's specials are:

Live Lobster $12.99lb (Ashley Fish Market)
Broccoli Crowns  $1.99lb
Lamb Shoulder Chops $5.88lb (Meat)
Dole Juice $3.99
Australian Sharp Cheddar $6.99lb (Cheese)
Ham Hero $5.99 (Deli)
Dufour Classic Puff Pastry $12.99

See all ...

Seton Village Kicks off the Holiday Season with “Light Up the Holidays in Seton Village!” on December 8

With the onset of the holiday season, South Orange, NJ’s Seton Village Committee is delighted to “Light Up the Holidays in Seton Village” for the fourth year in a row. This year’s annual community tree lighting celebration will take place on Friday, December 8.

“We’re thrilled that the tree lighting has become a holiday staple that offers something for ...