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Dec. 16 is Final Saturday of Activities at Dickens Village in Maplewood

December 14, 2017

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - This is the third, and final, Saturday when the "little houses" of Dickens Village are open for viewing in Ricalton Square in Maplewood Village. While the houses remain throughout the holiday season, this Saturday is the last chance to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, take a horse & wagon ride, or visit the petting farm.

Here's the full schedule for this ...

Police Blotter: Man Robbed in South Orange on Friday Night

December 13, 2017

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - On Friday, Dec. 8, a man was robbed by three or four people while he was sitting in a vehicle outside of a home on Seton Place, according to the South Orange police blotter.

The man, who is from South River and employed by a taxi service, reported that the the incident happened at about 9 p.m., and that the robbers "attempted to pull him out of his company's ...

Man Robbed in South Orange on Friday, Dec. 1, Report Police

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 ...

Ice Hockey: Nutley-Columbia Falls to 0-4 in West Essex’s First Season Victory

December 13, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Nutley-Columbia Ice Hockey Coach Andrew Surowiec says his team needs to start playing as hard in their games as they do in their practices.

“At the practices, they’re working their butts off and there’s a lot of competition, but then we get to the games and it seems like something is missing,” the coach told TAPinto Nutley after his team recorded ...

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

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 ...

South Orange Village President Raises the Idea of Recreational Pot Shop In Town; Maplewood Mayor 'Open' To Discussion

December 11, 2017

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - If and when recreational marijuana is legalized in New Jersey, could Maplewood and South Orange become home to one of the legal pot shops?

South Orange Village President Sheena Collum stated that she was contacted by a “retail distributor,” and asked residents in a Facebook post Sunday what they would think of such a ...

Three RWJBarnabas Health Facilities Recognized as 2017 Top Hospitals

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Jersey City Medical Center and Monmouth Medical Center, three RWJBarnabas Health facilities, were recently recognized as Top Teaching Hospitals in 2017 by The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care.

Among thousands of hospitals in the ...

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 ...

Dec. 16 is Final Saturday of Activities at Dickens Village in Maplewood

December 14, 2017

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - This is the third, and final, Saturday when the "little houses" of Dickens Village are open for viewing in Ricalton Square in Maplewood Village. While the houses remain throughout the holiday season, this Saturday is the last chance to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, take a horse & wagon ride, or visit the petting farm.

Here's the full schedule for this ...

New South Orange Store Sadie's Hosted Holiday Pop Up Shop on Sunday, Dec. 10

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Sadie's, a new store in South Orange located at 65 Valley Street, hosted a holiday pop-up shop on Sunday, Dec. 19. Visitors to the pop-up shop enjoyed live music, shopping items from a variety of visiting artisans and vendors, and light refreshments.

Some of the unique items for sale included hand made African goods, super soft kids toys, and wooden toys being ...

Famed Chef Marcus Samuelsson Opens New Restaurant Marcus B&P in Downtown Newark

December 12, 2017

NEWARK, NJ - Acclaimed celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson knows what he wants and he knows how to get it.

He helped Harlem, long the hub of African-American culture, become happening again with a pair of successful restaurants that are contributing to the revitalization of the famed Manhattan neighborhood.

Samuelsson is rolling the dice by opening a new restaurant in Newark, now undergoing ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

New South Orange Store Sadie's Hosted Holiday Pop Up Shop on Sunday, Dec. 10

December 12, 2017

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Sadie's, a new store in South Orange located at 65 Valley Street, hosted a holiday pop-up shop on Sunday, Dec. 19. Visitors to the pop-up shop enjoyed live music, shopping items from a variety of visiting artisans and vendors, and light refreshments.

Some of the unique items for sale included hand made African goods, super soft kids toys, and wooden toys being ...

South Orange Village President Raises the Idea of Recreational Pot Shop In Town; Maplewood Mayor 'Open' To Discussion

December 11, 2017

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - If and when recreational marijuana is legalized in New Jersey, could Maplewood and South Orange become home to one of the legal pot shops?

South Orange Village President Sheena Collum stated that she was contacted by a “retail distributor,” and asked residents in a Facebook post Sunday what they would think of such a ...

Essex County Executive Launches 2018 Re-Election Campaign

December 12, 2017

NEWARK, NJ — Amid a sea of supporters from Washington, D.C. to Trenton, from Newark City Hall to the outer reaches of West Essex, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo formally announced his re-election campaign in Newark on Monday morning at Essex County Veterans Memorial Park.

DiVincenzo, a Newark native who now lives in Roseland, is seeking his fifth ...

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 ...

Maplewood Leaf Collection Extended from Dec. 15 to Dec. 22

December 11, 2017

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Department of Public Works (DPW) has extended the last day of leaf collection from Dec. 15 to Dec. 22, according to an update on their Facebook page. The extension is "due to seasonal conditions," wrote the DPW.

The DPW asks residents to "please make every attempt to have all leaves curbside by that date."

For more information about ...

Maplewood Leaf Collection Extended from Dec. 15 to Dec. 22

December 11, 2017

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Department of Public Works (DPW) has extended the last day of leaf collection from Dec. 15 to Dec. 22, according to an update on their Facebook page. The extension is "due to seasonal conditions," wrote the DPW.

The DPW asks residents to "please make every attempt to have all leaves curbside by that date."

For more information about ...

Dec. 16 is Final Saturday of Activities at Dickens Village in Maplewood

December 14, 2017

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - This is the third, and final, Saturday when the "little houses" of Dickens Village are open for viewing in Ricalton Square in Maplewood Village. While the houses remain throughout the holiday season, this Saturday is the last chance to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, take a horse & wagon ride, or visit the petting farm.

Here's the full schedule for this ...

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Time to Shine

This time of year it is time to shine!

We all know holiday parties are among us and we have just the right stuff to get you all dolled up. From sparkly skirts to beautiful locally made jewelry & vegan perfumes. Sequins not your look? We have pants and dresses to complete your look and make you stand out. I know I will be heading out in my white waffle knit sweater and black ...

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 ...

AtlantiCast: Episode 008

On this week’s AtlantiCast, you’ll learn about a groundbreaking new clinical trial in the fight against pancreatic cancer, meet an award-winning child neurologist at Goryeb Children’s Hospital and hear about the new Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center at Atlantic Orthopedic Institute – plus stay tuned at the end to see our debut episode of the AtlantiCast Medical ...

Maplewood Police Blotter - Two Home Burglaries Reported

December 14, 2017

December 5 - Burglary; Sometime during the afternoon hours, a home on Woodside Rd was entered and cash was removed.

December 6 - Theft from Auto; An unsecured auto on Bowdoin St was entered and headphones were removed.

December 5 - Bicycle Theft; During the daytime hours an unsecured bicycle was removed from a bicycle rack at Jefferson School.

December 7 - Burglary; Sometime during the ...

Maplewood Police Blotter - Two Bicycle Thefts Reported

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 ...

Dec. 16 is Final Saturday of Activities at Dickens Village in Maplewood

December 14, 2017

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - This is the third, and final, Saturday when the "little houses" of Dickens Village are open for viewing in Ricalton Square in Maplewood Village. While the houses remain throughout the holiday season, this Saturday is the last chance to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, take a horse & wagon ride, or visit the petting farm.

Here's the full schedule for this ...

Holiday Celebrations in South Orange and Maplewood

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - South Orange and Maplewood have been celebrating the holidays with tree lightings, Santa visits, and more. Here's a recap of last week's SOMA holiday happenings.

POP 'N SHOP GRAND OPENING

At noon on Thursday, Dec. 7, there was a ribbon cutting and opening of the South Orange Village Center Alliance (SOVCA) Pop 'n Shop, which is located ...

Upcoming Events

Fri, December 15, 6:00 PM

Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, South Orange

Multigenerational service with music by The ...

Arts & Entertainment Religions And Spirituality

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Fri, December 15, 7:00 PM

Par 440 Restaurant & Lounge, Short Hills

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

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink

Sat, December 16, 6:00 PM

Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, South Orange

Havdalah service & concert with The Pursuit of ...

Arts & Entertainment Religions And Spirituality

Sun, December 17, 11:00 AM

The Ethical Culture Society of Essex County, Maplewood

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When a Stroke is Possible, Experience Makes the Difference

When it comes to accurately diagnosing whether someone has suffered a stroke, “one can never be too smart,” says Dr. Gary Belt.

Belt, a stroke neurologist at Atlantic Neuroscience Institute in Overlook Medical Center, has more than three decades of experience in making those tricky diagnoses. He knows that superficial signs that seem to indicate a stroke can’t always be ...

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 ...

Springfield Planning Board Approves Church Mall Project In Controversial Vote

December 14, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Veale Holdings LLC returned to the Planning Board on Monday night to continue their application from July for 36 residential condominiums at the site that includes 24 Church Mall, 18 Academy Drive and 20 Blacks Lane; for a total of 1.08 acres. The applicant filed a site plan that was in conformance with the Redevelopment plan approved by the Township Committee in 2014. Many ...

Essex County Executive Launches 2018 Re-Election Campaign

NEWARK, NJ — Amid a sea of supporters from Washington, D.C. to Trenton, from Newark City Hall to the outer reaches of West Essex, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo formally announced his re-election campaign in Newark on Monday morning at Essex County Veterans Memorial Park.

DiVincenzo, a Newark native who now lives in Roseland, is seeking his fifth ...

Union Police Department Auctioning Off Rolex Watches

December 14, 2017

UNION, NJ – Looking for a Rolex? 

The Union Police Department is auctioning off three Rolex watches seized during a narcotics arrest.  According to Union Police Lt. Robert Perez, the watches were part of the contraband awarded by the court.

The watches being auctioned are a Rolex 18K Gold and Stainless Steel Submariner Watch Model #116613, a Rolex Stainless Steel Yachtmaster ...

Family Fun Continues at Livingston’s Camuso Holiday Display

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The public is invited to help the Township of Livingston celebrate the Festival of Lights on Thursday, the third Night of Chanukah, with a Menorah Lighting Ceremony at the Camuso display at 5:30 p.m.

Participants will gather near the gazebo at the Memorial Oval to help Rabbi Cliff Kulwin of Temple B’Nai Abraham light the menorah candles.

Family fun will ...

Elizabeth becomes newest excursion destination for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines passengers disembarking from Cape Liberty Cruise Port.

December 14, 2017

ELIZABETH,NJ--This October 2017 marked a milestone in New Jersey State tourism history. Expanding for the first time ever in its history of tourism for the state, a major cruise line now has excursion opportunities for passengers to discover one of New Jersey’s oldest and most historic cities, Elizabeth.

“The Elizabeth Destination Marketing Organization has aggressively pursued ...

Bee Hive Rescued in Short Hills

December 13, 2017

SHORT HILLS, NJ - A beehive 50 feet above Oakview Terrace was saved last Wednesday through a coordinated effort of the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum staff, Millburn Township Shade Tree workers, and beekeeper Joe Lelinho of Hilltop Honey. Thousands of regional honey bees built the exposed hive, but with temperatures plummeting the bees could have died.

Community member Amy Sherman Gotsch first ...

Beginning Mindfulness Meditation Series at Millburn Library

The Millburn Free Public Library is welcoming in 2018 with mindfulness - specifically, a beginning mindfulness meditation series being held in January 2018. The program will run on the following Wednesdays: Jan 10, 17, 21, and 31, at 2:00pm in the auditorium. Please register for this 4 week course, because space is limited.

If you have a belief that your mind is "too busy" ...

Canadian Book Retailer Indigo to Open First U.S. Location at The Mall at Short Hills

Canada’s largest book, gift and specialty toy retailer Indigo Books & Music Inc. will join the lineup at The Mall at Short Hills in summer 2018. The brand’s first U.S. location will be designed around its new ‘cultural department store for booklovers’ concept to offer in-store programming, bestselling books, toys, fashion, home ...