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'Bar Night for Brendan Tevlin' Raises $2000 Toward Third Annual Lacrosse Festival

July 23, 2016

FAIRFIELD, NJ — A “Bar Night for Brendan” held at Thatcher McGhee’s Irish Pub in Fairfield on Wednesday, raised $2,000 toward the third annual Brendan Tevlin Lacrosse Festival being held on July 30 in West Orange in honor of the Livingston resident who lost his life to a shooting in 2014.

On Monday and Tuesday, the restaurant hosted all-day “Dine and ...

Community Meeting Discusses New Tennis and Basketball Courts in Maplecrest Park

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - On Thursday evening, July 21, a meeting was held at the Hilton Branch of the Maplewood Library to update community members about the ideas the Recreation Committee has regarding potential upgrades and re-uses to the current tennis courts.

Maplewood Township Committee Member Greg Lembrich, who is the Township Committee liaison to the Recreation ...

Fairy Houses in South Mountain Reservation Featured in The New York Times

SHORT HILLS, NJ - The New York Times recently ran a story by Tara George about the fairy houses that appeared in the woods in South Mountain Reservation about five years ago, and continue to this day.

The Times article also highlights Millburn resident and Special Education teacher Therese Ojibway and her role in the creation and upkeep of the fairy homes and trail.

The print ...

Jersey City Man Charged in Maplewood Bank Robbery

July 21, 2016

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Police Department has issued a statement about the robbery of the Wells Fargo Bank at 187 Maplewood Ave. on Wednesday, July 20.

At about 12:30 p.m., Maplewood Police Dispatch received a call of a male running from the Wells Fargo Bank on Maplewood Ave., and being chased "by a second male," according to the statement from Maplewood police. The ...

Attempted Robbery at Wells Fargo Bank in Downtown Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - A suspect in the robbery of a Maplewood bank early Wednesday afternoon has been caught in Jersey City and taken into custody, according to a report by Breaking News Network.

At approximately 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20, police report that a white male attempted to rob the Wells Fargo bank located at the corner of Baker Street and Maplewood Avenue in downtown Maplewood. The man ...

Fairy Houses in South Mountain Reservation Featured in The New York Times

July 22, 2016

SHORT HILLS, NJ - The New York Times recently ran a story by Tara George about the fairy houses that appeared in the woods in South Mountain Reservation about five years ago, and continue to this day.

The Times article also highlights Millburn resident and Special Education teacher Therese Ojibway and her role in the creation and upkeep of the fairy homes and trail.

The print ...

Crowds Come Out to XRootsFest in South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Hundreds attended XRoots Fest on Floods Hills on Sat., July 16. A program of the South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race, this is the third time this free, multicultural heritage festival was held. For the past two years, it was known as the Cultural Heritage Festival, and was held in Maplewood.

An all-day festival, XRootsFest ...

Golda Och Academy’s RoboCup Team Wins Two Prestigious Awards at International Competition

July 22, 2016

WEST ORANGE, NJ — As the Golda Och Academy (GOA) CodeRunners Robotics team approached the Leipziger Messe (Leipzig, Germany’s large conference center), the flags of many nations—including the USA, Israel and Germany—were waving in the wind.

After hard work, planning and a nine-hour flight, the high school robotics team arrived on a unique journey to ...

Maplewood Memorial Library Summer Reading Program Launches Mon., June 27, with 'One Man Circus'

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Memorial Library is offering summer reading programs for kids, tweens, and adults this summer with this year's theme "On Your Mark, Get Set... Read!"

The kickoff event is at the main library on Mon., June 27, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. with a performance by Curriers Magical Mania, featuring a One Man Circus whose feats ...

Community Meeting Discusses New Tennis and Basketball Courts in Maplecrest Park

July 22, 2016

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - On Thursday evening, July 21, a meeting was held at the Hilton Branch of the Maplewood Library to update community members about the ideas the Recreation Committee has regarding potential upgrades and re-uses to the current tennis courts.

Maplewood Township Committee Member Greg Lembrich, who is the Township Committee liaison to the Recreation ...

First U.S. Fistball Team Includes Two from Maplewood; Seeks Help Funding Historic Squad

ROXBURY, NJ- -The nation’s first U.S. U18 girls fistball team, a group of North Jersey girls bound for the world championships in Germany this month, is looking for donations to help smooth the path to Germany.

The team has set up a Generosity fundraising page, hoping to gather $2,500 in donations for the upcoming trip. All costs to send the girls to the tournament are ...

Crowds Come Out to XRootsFest in South Orange

July 18, 2016

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Hundreds attended XRoots Fest on Floods Hills on Sat., July 16. A program of the South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race, this is the third time this free, multicultural heritage festival was held. For the past two years, it was known as the Cultural Heritage Festival, and was held in Maplewood.

An all-day festival, XRootsFest ...

Maplewoodstock Music & Art Festival Sat. July 9 and Sun. July 10

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Maplewoodstock, Maplewood's annual music and arts festival in Memorial Park, is back for it's 13th year this Saturday, July 9, and Sunday, July 10.

Nineteen bands are scheduled to perform over two days, with 12 of the 19 bands first-time performers at Maplewoodstock, according to event organizers who had " a record 106 bands apply." The festival will also ...

Jersey City Man Charged in Maplewood Bank Robbery

July 21, 2016

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Police Department has issued a statement about the robbery of the Wells Fargo Bank at 187 Maplewood Ave. on Wednesday, July 20.

At about 12:30 p.m., Maplewood Police Dispatch received a call of a male running from the Wells Fargo Bank on Maplewood Ave., and being chased "by a second male," according to the statement from Maplewood police. The ...

Attempted Robbery at Wells Fargo Bank in Downtown Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - A suspect in the robbery of a Maplewood bank early Wednesday afternoon has been caught in Jersey City and taken into custody, according to a report by Breaking News Network.

At approximately 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20, police report that a white male attempted to rob the Wells Fargo bank located at the corner of Baker Street and Maplewood Avenue in downtown Maplewood. The man ...

Downtown Millburn Prepares for Complete Streets Construction; Full Closure of Main St. Between Millburn Ave. and Essex St.

July 11, 2016

MILLBURN, NJ – Downtown Millburn is only days away from beginning the first phase of construction of the Complete Streets initiative. The enhancements to the thoroughfares are intended to improve pedestrian walkways, optimize traffic flow, increase safety, boost economic vitality and create a more attractive downtown.

According to the Township of Millburn website, construction is ...

Levine, Jacobs & Company and New Jersey Law Journal Co-host Networking Forum for Young Professionals

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Young professionals from Livingston, West Orange, Maplewood, the Caldwells and surrounding areas recently attended a networking forum at the Essex County Country Club in West Orange, co-hosted by Livingston accounting firm Levine, Jacobs & Company and New Jersey Law Journal. 

Geared toward the younger generation of business men and women, the free ...

'Bar Night for Brendan Tevlin' Raises $2000 Toward Third Annual Lacrosse Festival

July 23, 2016

FAIRFIELD, NJ — A “Bar Night for Brendan” held at Thatcher McGhee’s Irish Pub in Fairfield on Wednesday, raised $2,000 toward the third annual Brendan Tevlin Lacrosse Festival being held on July 30 in West Orange in honor of the Livingston resident who lost his life to a shooting in 2014.

On Monday and Tuesday, the restaurant hosted all-day “Dine and ...

Community Gathers for 'Not In Our Two Towns' Discussion at South Orange Middle School

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Several hundred people gathered at the South Orange Middle School on Tuesday evening, July 12, for a program organized by the SOMA Clergy Association and five young leaders of the “not in our two towns” movement.

The evening opened with a few comments from the Rev. Sandye Wilson of The Episcopal Church of St. Andrew and Holy Communion, who said ...

Fairy Houses in South Mountain Reservation Featured in The New York Times

July 22, 2016

SHORT HILLS, NJ - The New York Times recently ran a story by Tara George about the fairy houses that appeared in the woods in South Mountain Reservation about five years ago, and continue to this day.

The Times article also highlights Millburn resident and Special Education teacher Therese Ojibway and her role in the creation and upkeep of the fairy homes and trail.

The print ...

Mayors Council Endorses Initial Rahway River Flood Mitigation Plan

CRANFORD, NJ - The Mayors' Council Rahway River Watershed Flood Control voted at its recent meeting to endorse the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers strategy for initial flood mitigation in the upper Rahway River Basin.  

Known as Alternative 4a, the plan is a revision of one of the 10 alternatives that the US Army Corps and the NJ Department of Environmental Protection have ...

Community Meeting Discusses New Tennis and Basketball Courts in Maplecrest Park

July 22, 2016

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - On Thursday evening, July 21, a meeting was held at the Hilton Branch of the Maplewood Library to update community members about the ideas the Recreation Committee has regarding potential upgrades and re-uses to the current tennis courts.

Maplewood Township Committee Member Greg Lembrich, who is the Township Committee liaison to the Recreation ...

Public Meeting on July 21 to Discuss New Basketball and Tennis Courts in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Recreation Advisory Committee is holding a public meeting on Thurs., July 21, at 7:30 p.m. at the Hilton Branch of the Maplewood Memorial Library (1688 Springfield Ave.) to gather public input on the possibility of constructing new basketball courts and revitalizing the tennis courts in Maplecrest Park.

This meeting is open ...

Westfield Girl Hospitalized After Pool Accident Goes Home, Site Says

July 13, 2016

WESTFIELD, NJ —  Linda Fazio, the 6-year-old girl who was found unresponsive and revived at Westfield Memorial Pool June 25, is home from the hospital, according to an update posted on the “Support Linda Fazio’s Recovery" GoFundMe site.

“We are so happy to announce that Linda has come home! She arrived to a mountain of gifts and get well cards which ...

Essex County Executive Announces Codey Arena in West Orange is Open as a Cooling Center

WEST ORANGE, NJ – With temperatures forecasted to remain above 90 degrees, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura announced on Thurs., July 7, that Essex County Codey Arena is available to the public as a cooling center.

It will be open to the public Thurs., July 7 from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Fri., July 8 from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. (All ...

Newark and Local Area Architects Converge on Kinnelon’s St. Hubert’s Chapel

July 15, 2016

EAST ORANGE, NJ -The Newark and Suburban sections of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) recently sponsored a boat trip to St. Hubert's Chapel on Lake Kinnelon to study, photograph and admire the structures and topography.

AIA Newark and Suburban Architects is a section of the American Institute of Architects, the largest and most influential professional association for ...

Debris Removal Continues this Week at the Old Post Office Site in Maplewood; Delays Expected

June 27, 2016

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The ongoing demolition at 160 Maplewood Ave., the site of the old Maplewood post office building, and the future site of the Post House, a development from JMF Properties, will continue this week with debris being removed from the site. 

 

On Tuesday June 28, there will be construction trucks on Maplewood Ave. removing debris at the old Post ...

Congregation B'nai Jeshurun Thanks Millburn Police at Shabbat Service on Friday

July 17, 2016

MILLBURN, NJ - At its Shabbat service on Friday night, July 15, Congregation B'nai Jeshurun recognized both the Millburn police and their own security team for their contributions to the community. Rabbi Matthew Gewirtz, who lives in Maplewood, led the service. 

Gewirtz addressed Police Captain Michael Mulligan and said, "on behalf of the community at large and our ...

Westfield Girl’s Family Tells of ‘Pronounced Increase in Signs of Improvement’ Since Prayer Service

WESTFIELD, NJ — Through a friend, the family of Lind Fazio, the 6-year-old girl hospitalized after nearly drowning at Westfield Memorial Pool Saturday, thanked the community for the prayer service held Wednesday at St. Helen’s Church and said that Linda showed a “pronounced increase in signs of improvement” since then.

Jen Goldstein shared this statement from parents ...

An Introduction to TAPinto Travels

July 20, 2016

TAPinto Travels is pleased to join the TAPinto family of independent publishers. 

Our mission is simple. We believe there is a world out there and we want you to see as much as you can. We all work hard and we all deserve some time off to enjoy with our friends and family. We will do our best to inform you of all the wonderful things you can do close to home and out in the ...

'Bar Night for Brendan Tevlin' Raises $2000 Toward Third Annual Lacrosse Festival

July 23, 2016

FAIRFIELD, NJ — A “Bar Night for Brendan” held at Thatcher McGhee’s Irish Pub in Fairfield on Wednesday, raised $2,000 toward the third annual Brendan Tevlin Lacrosse Festival being held on July 30 in West Orange in honor of the Livingston resident who lost his life to a shooting in 2014.

On Monday and Tuesday, the restaurant hosted all-day “Dine and ...

A Special Screening of 'In Search of Israeli Cuisine' to Show at JCC Metrowest in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Dubbed "the best food film of 2016" and voted "Ford Best of the Fest" by this year's New Jersey Jewish Film Festival attendees, "In Search of Israeli Cuisine" is a portrait of the Israeli people told through food. As a special summer treat, JCC Metrowest in West Orange is re-screening "In Search of Israeli ...

Motorist Electrocuted by Downed Wires in Fanwood

July 19, 2016

FANWOOD, NJ — A Plainfield woman was electrocuted by wires that fell on top of her car as she drove east along Midway Avenue in Fanwood during severe thunderstorms that swept through the area shortly after 4:30 p.m. on Monday.

The driver was killed when she tried to exit the car on the passenger side during the rainstorm and was electricuted by the live ...

Westfield Teen Dies in Diving Accident in Avon by the Sea

AVON BY THE SEA, NJ — The body of a teenage boy found in an inlet in Avon by the Sea has been identified as Jeffrey Hoens, a 17-year-old Westfield resident and rising senior at St. Peters Preparatory where he played ice hockey, according to Avon by the Sea Police Chief Terence Mahon.

Friends who had been diving with Hoens alerted police Saturday afternoon that he was missing, Mahon ...

Westfield Girl Hospitalized After Pool Accident Goes Home, Site Says

WESTFIELD, NJ —  Linda Fazio, the 6-year-old girl who was found unresponsive and revived at Westfield Memorial Pool June 25, is home from the hospital, according to an update posted on the “Support Linda Fazio’s Recovery" GoFundMe site.

“We are so happy to announce that Linda has come home! She arrived to a mountain of gifts and get well cards which ...

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#NotInOurTwoTowns: A Statement from the South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race

July 13, 2016

After a truly inspiring night at the #NotInOurTwoTowns open-mic event with hundreds of South Orange and Maplewood residents, the South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race applauds the work that is being done by our community. The recent race-based killings and a retaliation against police in other parts of the nation are tragedies that cannot be ignored. Our mission, as it has ...

Anti-Cop Rhetoric and the Dallas Police Assassinations

The assassination of five Dallas law enforcement officers should shock and disgust us all. No society can be safe, no rights can be assured and no justice can be found in any place where police officers are intentionally targeted for murder.  

Sadly, this vicious attack comes on the heels of yet another viral video of a police shooting. Despite that fact that they have no ...

Weekly Specials at Ashley Marketplace & Cafe - July 23 to July 29

July 22, 2016

Shop Ashley Marketplace & Cafe for your every day needs!

This week's specials are:

Gorgonzola Piccante $9.99 lb (Cheese)
Wild Caught Whole Sardines $9.99 lb  (Freeman's)
Chicken Parmigiana $5.99 lb (Deli)
Earthbound Farm Organic Frozen Vegetables $2.99
Fuji Apples $1.49 lb

See all specials here.

Ashley Marketplace and Cafe is open 7 days a week from ...

South Orange Summer Nights Continues on Wed., July 20 with Nine Deeez Nite

Flood’s Hill in South Orange is the place to be each Wednesday evening all summer long. Taste the Music takes center stage beginning on June 28, complete with free concerts, food trucks, arts activities and games for the kids.

In August comes the popular Moonlit Movies; bring your blanket and your honey and enjoy the show! All in all, its three full months of free arts ...

Construction Update for 160 Maplewood Avenue

Installation of the footings to begin today, July 18.

The site excavation is substantially completed, and installation of the footings will begin today, July 18. The footings will consist of poured concrete supports around the perimeter of the building, and within what will be the building footprint. Construction of the foundation wall will immediately follow. This work is expected to take no ...

Montclair Jazz Festival Lineup Announced

Get Ready!

Announcing the

2016 Montclair Jazz Festival Lineup+

More Family Fun, 

Pre- and Post-Happenings

 Saturday, August 13th

12 noon to 9:00 pm in Nishuane Park

 

The No Tickets Required Montclair Jazz Festival is back, BIGGER and BETTER than ever!  New Jersey's eclectic arts town of Montclair will once again transform into a ...

Weekly Specials at Ashley Marketplace & Cafe- July 16 to July 22

Shop Ashley Marketplace & Cafe for your every day needs!

This week's specials are:

Boar’s Head Pork & Beef Bologna $6.99 lb (Deli)
Rudi’s Organic Bread $4.49  (Frozen)
Ground Chuck & Patties 80/20 $3.99 lb (Meat)
Volvic Natural Spring Water 3/$5.00
Ataulfo Mango 4/$5.00

See all specials here.

Ashley Marketplace and Cafe is open 7 days ...

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Obituary for Angelo A. Iantosca, Lifelong Resident of South Orange

July 20, 2016

Angelo A. Iantosca, 83, a lifelong resident of South Orange, N.J., died at home on Sunday, July 17, 2016. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at Our Lady Of Sorrows Church, 217 Prospect St., South Orange, on Wednesday, July 20, at 9:30 a.m. Interment is in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover, N.J. Visitation will be held at Preston Funeral Home, 153 South Orange Ave., ...

Obituary: Jeffrey Hoens of Westfield

Today my family and I must face the reality that our son Jeffrey Peter Hoens’s physical presence will no longer be with us. He had a “quirky” personality. He was our most creative child. He would go up to people and ask them “do you want to be friends?” When he was 2 years old he walked on the ice in the middle of a NJ Devil’s practice at Cody arena and ...

Obituary for Norman A. Ubhaus, 96, of Maplewood

Norman A. Ubhaus, 96, of Maplewood, N.J., passed away on Friday, July 15, 2016, at his daughter's home in Union, N.J. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral service at The Jacob Holle Funeral Home, 2122 Millburn Ave, Maplewood on Monday, July 18, at 11 a.m. Interment is in Hollywood Memorial Park, Union. Visiting hours are Sunday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. For more information or ...

South Orange Police Blotter - July 23

July 23, 2016

South Orange Police Blotter as of July 23

Theft from vehicle; A So. Centre St. resident stated that sometime during the evening or overnight hours of July 20, an unknown actor(s) forced open the driver's side door of his vehicle (2012 Infinity) and removed loose change from the center console.

Criminal mischief; A Franklin Ter. resident stated that sometime between July ...

Maplewood Police Blotter - July 21

July 11 - Theft from Auto; During the overnight hours change was taken from two unsecured vehicles parked on Woodside Rd.

July 12 - Burglaries; Sometime during the previous few days two offices inside of a Millburn Ave. office building were forcibly entered. A computer and cash was removed from one of the offices.

July 13 - Package Theft; During the daytime hours ...

South Orange Police Blotter - July 18

South Orange Police Blotter as of July 18

Theft from vehicle; A College Pl. resident stated that sometime during the evening or overnight hours of July 11, an unknown actor(s) had entered his unlocked vehicle (2001 Honda) which was parked in the driveway and ransacked same removing loose change.

Theft from vehicle; A Scotland Rd. resident stated that sometime between 7 ...

TTF Restoration: Take the Local Road

June 23, 2016

New Jersey families and visitors depend on municipal and county roads to get to where they need to be. Local roads and bridges are absolutely essential to the success of New Jersey commerce and industry. Yet keeping transportation systems in passable shape has become a heavy burden for those who maintain them – and those who travel them – as the Transportation Trust Fund ...

SOMA Open Houses on Sunday, July 24

Inexpensive Staging Tip: Lighting

If you watch HGTV, then you know that decluttering and staging your home are important factors in getting your home sold faster and for more money. While staging can have up-front costs, there is an inexpensive thing that you can do yourself; improve lighting.

 

When selling your home, your real estate agent will instruct you to leave ...

When Smart Women Watch Stupid Television

“Hey honey, what time...” began my husband.

“Sssh, not now.” I replied.  “My show is on!” He glanced at the TV to see what I was watching, shook his head, and left the room muttering something sarcastic that sounded like, "Wow, I really hope she says yes to the dress."

It was true.  I had a stupid TV obsession.  I like ...

The Mommy's Review - Last Chance for Neverland

The remarkable Broadway musical Finding Neverland will sadly play its last performance on August 21, but that still gives you a few weeks to try and see it this summer! I'm glad I recently had the chance to enjoy this show with my family, because it truly is a delight.

Finding Neverland tells the story of Scottish writer J. M. Barrie's inspiration for Peter Pan. A successful but now ...

Pokémon Politics Go!

As a rule I stay away from popular fads.  Politics included.

 

I find my views on the latest crazy trends that are sweeping the nation are usually wrong and completely out of touch with reality.  

 

For example, for years I have been predicting the imminent demise of cell phones and the internet.

 

Which is why it seems only appropriate that I expound on ...

#NotInOurTwoTowns: A Statement from the South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race

July 13, 2016

After a truly inspiring night at the #NotInOurTwoTowns open-mic event with hundreds of South Orange and Maplewood residents, the South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race applauds the work that is being done by our community. The recent race-based killings and a retaliation against police in other parts of the nation are tragedies that cannot be ignored. Our mission, as it has ...

#NotInOurTwoTowns: A Statement from the South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race

July 13, 2016

After a truly inspiring night at the #NotInOurTwoTowns open-mic event with hundreds of South Orange and Maplewood residents, the South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race applauds the work that is being done by our community. The recent race-based killings and a retaliation against police in other parts of the nation are tragedies that cannot be ignored. Our mission, as it has ...