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South Orange-Maplewood Adult School Honors Melissa Kopecky and Sarah Lester at Annual Meeting

May 23, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The South Orange-Maplewood Adult School (SOMAS) honored Melissa Kopecky, Director of the South Orange Library, and Sarah Lester, Director of the Maplewood Memorial Library, at its Annual meeting on May 21, according to a press release from SOMAS.

Kopecky has been the director of the South Orange Public Library for the last 14 years, and Lester ...

Parsippany Septuagenarian Becomes NJIT's Oldest Engineering Grad

NEWARK, NJ - It was about five minutes after Robert Dresnack’s Water Resources Engineering class had begun when a septuagenarian poked his head into the room at NJIT. Puzzled, the professor inquired, “May I help you?”

In fact, he could. “I’m a student in this class,” replied Chris Antholis, then 72, who was six years into his quest to earn a Bachelor of ...

Pedestrian Struck By Car Outside South Orange Middle School on Monday

May 21, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - A 47-year-old woman was struck and injured by a car at about 4 p.m. on N. Ridgewood Road, in front of South Orange Middle School (SOMS), according to an update from South Orange Village President Sheena Collum to her Facebook page at about 5 p.m..

Collum also stated on Facebook that the woman had been transported to the hospital and an investigation is ...

South Orange Village Sent School District Letter With 'Great Concerns' Over School Board Member's Police Altercation

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange Maplewood School District Board President Elizabeth Baker knew as early as May 8 about the altercation between school board member Stephanie-Lawson Muhammad and a South Orange police officer, in which she argued about a ticket and called the police chief a “skinhead.” 

A letter dated May 7 from South Orange Acting Village Administrator Adam D.

Supreme Court Opens Gate To Sports Betting, Monmouth Park Is Ready To Run

May 15, 2018

OCEANPORT, NJ — Monmouth Park is ready to open a sports book.

That is not news. Track management has been working on a sports book area in a no longer used cafeteria area in the rear of the grandstand for months.

The news is: On May 14, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) struck down a federal ban on race tracks and casinos operating sports book-making operations such as ...

RWJBarnabas Marketing and Communications Leader Named Association of American Medical Colleges Group Chair

May 22, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Michael Knecht, FACHE, Senior Vice President of Strategic Marketing and Communications, RWJBarnabas Health, was recently appointed chair of the Group on Institutional Advancement (GIA) of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the only national professional development group devoted exclusively to the role of institutional advancement in academic ...

DAWN of a New Day: New Treatment Insights Shared at Atlantic Health's 18th Annual 'Stroke Symposium'

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Time is of the essence when it comes to identifying and treating symptoms of stroke and it’s widely accepted that the sooner treatment is provided the better the outcome will be, however new research suggests that all hope isn’t lost for certain types of stroke victims whose symptoms aren’t treated until later in time after last being seen as ...

South Orange-Maplewood Adult School Honors Melissa Kopecky and Sarah Lester at Annual Meeting

May 23, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The South Orange-Maplewood Adult School (SOMAS) honored Melissa Kopecky, Director of the South Orange Library, and Sarah Lester, Director of the Maplewood Memorial Library, at its Annual meeting on May 21, according to a press release from SOMAS.

Kopecky has been the director of the South Orange Public Library for the last 14 years, and Lester ...

Seth Boyden Parents Oppose School Board Decision to Replace Principal

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - More than two dozen Seth Boyden Elementary School parents and students spoke out at Monday night’s school board meeting in favor of principal Damion Frye, who was not reappointed for the 2018-2019 school year, saying his support and oversight will be sorely missed.

Frye was not reappointed during last week’s board meeting when the governing body approved a long ...

Food, Fun, Music and Murals at MayFest in Maplewood on Sunday {Photos}

May 22, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Crowds came out to enjoy MayFest on Springfield Avenue on Sunday, with plenty of food, live music and performances, and a chance to see the new murals and meet the artists who created them, as well as local residents Michael and Viktorija painting their mural “I Am Maplewood." 

Thank you to Carl Patterson of CP Photo Op Photography for use of ...

20th Annual Duck Race is this Monday, May 28

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The South Mountain YMCA is getting ready for the Annual Duck Race on Memorial Day - Monday, May 28 - directly following the Memorial Day parade and ceremony.

This Maplewood tradition will be back for its 20th year, with hundreds expected to attend to watch and to cheer their ducks to victory as they bobble down the Rahway River for prizes and bragging rights.

There are ...

Food, Fun, Music and Murals at MayFest in Maplewood on Sunday {Photos}

May 22, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Crowds came out to enjoy MayFest on Springfield Avenue on Sunday, with plenty of food, live music and performances, and a chance to see the new murals and meet the artists who created them, as well as local residents Michael and Viktorija painting their mural “I Am Maplewood." 

Thank you to Carl Patterson of CP Photo Op Photography for use of ...

K Kakes Cakery in South Orange Holds Grand Opening Celebration

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Though they've been open for several weeks, K Kakes Cakery held their official Grand Opening and ribbon cutting on Saturday, May 5, with family, friends, customers and local officials there to wish the new business well.

South Orange Village President Sheena Collum and South Orange trustees Steve Schnall and Deborah Davis Ford were at the opening as well ...

Two Men Convicted of 2017 Maplewood Triple Murder

May 14, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - After deliberating for a week, an Essex County jury found Lavelle T. Davis, 37, of Galloway, and Jimmy P. Mays, 34, formerly of Egg Harbor Township, guilty of the January, 2017, murders of Michael Davis, 45, of Maplewood, Roshana Kelson, 30, of Paterson, and Lance Fraser, 44, of Newark, according to a press release from Essex County Prosecutor Robet D. Laurino.

The three ...

RWJBarnabas Marketing and Communications Leader Named Association of American Medical Colleges Group Chair

May 22, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Michael Knecht, FACHE, Senior Vice President of Strategic Marketing and Communications, RWJBarnabas Health, was recently appointed chair of the Group on Institutional Advancement (GIA) of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the only national professional development group devoted exclusively to the role of institutional advancement in academic ...

South Orange Community Pool Will Not Be Open Memorial Day Weekend; Opening Day Planned for June 2

May 20, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The South Orange Community Pool will have a delayed season opening, and will not be open Memorial Day Weekend, according to an update from the Department of Recreation and Cultural Affairs.

According to the Recreation Department, "weather issues, both the early spring snow and the ongoing spring rain, have caused delays in the construction project underway to ...

20th Annual Duck Race is this Monday, May 28

May 21, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The South Mountain YMCA is getting ready for the Annual Duck Race on Memorial Day - Monday, May 28 - directly following the Memorial Day parade and ceremony.

This Maplewood tradition will be back for its 20th year, with hundreds expected to attend to watch and to cheer their ducks to victory as they bobble down the Rahway River for prizes and bragging rights.

There are ...

Storm on Tuesday Downs Trees, Causes Power Outages in South Orange and Maplewood

May 15, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ -  Thunderstorms on Tuesday evening left downed trees and wires throughout SOMA. The PSE&G outage map showed 41 households in South Orange without power, and less than 5 households in Maplewood without power as of 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Restoration of power is expected by 11 a.m. on Wednesday, according to the PSE&G website.

Maplewood police ...

Avalon Maplewood Celebrates Grand Opening

May 11, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Avalon Maplewood held their official ribbon cutting and grand opening party at the apartment complex on Springfield Avenue on Wednesday, May 2.

Ron Ladell, Avalon's Regional Vice President, gave an overview of the building which has 235 units, which he called "apartment homes," ranging in size from studios to 1- and 2-bedroom units. Ladell said that 75% of ...

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AtlantiCast: Episode 15

On this week’s AtlantiCast, learn some important tips for controlling and avoiding diabetes from an Atlantic Health System expert, see how Atlantic Health is advancing cutting-edge research, hear what’s being done to keep health care environmentally friendly and much more!

 

Maplewood Police Blotter - Two Motor Vehicle Thefts Reported, One Recovered

May 16, 2018

May 7 - Burglary; Sometime during the prior two days, entry was forced to a business on Newark Way.  The keys to a GMC van were then taken from inside the business and the van was stolen.

 

May 7 - Motor Vehicle Theft; At approximately 9:30 p.m., a Jeep left unattended and running in the parking lot of 7-11 on Irvington Ave was stolen. The vehicle was later recovered in ...

South Orange Police Blotter - More Than 10 Vehicle Burglaries Reported

South Orange Police Blotter as of May 14

Auto Theft - A Roland Ave resident reported that sometime between 10:30 pm, Thursday 5-10-18 & 7:30 am, Friday 5-11-18 actor(s) unknown stole his vehicle (2016 Mitsubishi), which was parked in his driveway of his residence at the time.

Burglary to Auto - A Vose Ave resident reported that sometime between 10:45 pm, Wednesday 5-2-18 & 8:00 ...

South Orange-Maplewood Adult School Honors Melissa Kopecky and Sarah Lester at Annual Meeting

May 23, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The South Orange-Maplewood Adult School (SOMAS) honored Melissa Kopecky, Director of the South Orange Library, and Sarah Lester, Director of the Maplewood Memorial Library, at its Annual meeting on May 21, according to a press release from SOMAS.

Kopecky has been the director of the South Orange Public Library for the last 14 years, and Lester ...

Food, Fun, Music and Murals at MayFest in Maplewood on Sunday {Photos}

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Crowds came out to enjoy MayFest on Springfield Avenue on Sunday, with plenty of food, live music and performances, and a chance to see the new murals and meet the artists who created them, as well as local residents Michael and Viktorija painting their mural “I Am Maplewood." 

Thank you to Carl Patterson of CP Photo Op Photography for use of ...

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Wed, May 23, 12:00 PM

Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, South Orange

The Purposes and Rhythms of Jewish Living

Education Religions And Spirituality

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Fri, May 25, 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

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Fri, May 25, 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

Sun, May 27, 11:00 AM

The Ethical Culture Society of Essex County, Maplewood

Memorial Day Colloquy: What We Honor and How We ...

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SURVIVING A STROKE: Quick Medical Response Gives Mom Her Life Back

Carotid artery dissection. It’s one of the most common causes of stroke in younger adults.

And while you might not associate the word “stroke” with younger patients, the condition – if not treated immediately – could lead to paralysis and even death.

Lindsey Singh can attest to the importance of immediacy. The 31-year-old mother of two from Flanders experienced ...

Parsippany Septuagenarian Becomes NJIT's Oldest Engineering Grad

May 23, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - It was about five minutes after Robert Dresnack’s Water Resources Engineering class had begun when a septuagenarian poked his head into the room at NJIT. Puzzled, the professor inquired, “May I help you?”

In fact, he could. “I’m a student in this class,” replied Chris Antholis, then 72, who was six years into his quest to earn a Bachelor of ...

Uniacke Named Bridges Outreach Executive Director as Bhatt, Tulloch Announce Retirement

SUMMIT, NJ - Bridges Outreach, Inc. Executive Director Lois Bhatt and Deputy Executive Director Bethany Tulloch have announced their retirement and, effective May 29, Richard J. Uniacke will begin his tenure as the Summit-based nonprofit's new Executive Director.

Uniacke, who will become just the organization's third executive director in three decades, was ...

Phase II of the Stuyvesant Avenue Streetscape Project Set to Begin in Union

May 22, 2018

UNION, NJ – A groundbreaking ceremony took place Monday morning for Phase II of the Stuyvesant Avenue Streetscape Project which is set to begin soon.

“Phase I is complete and everyone loves it,” said Deputy Mayor Joseph Florio.  Florio said construction on the south end of Stuyvesant Avenue, from Morris Ave. to the cannon turnaround near Elmwood, should be complete by ...

DAWN of a New Day: New Treatment Insights Shared at Atlantic Health's 18th Annual 'Stroke Symposium'

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Time is of the essence when it comes to identifying and treating symptoms of stroke and it’s widely accepted that the sooner treatment is provided the better the outcome will be, however new research suggests that all hope isn’t lost for certain types of stroke victims whose symptoms aren’t treated until later in time after last being seen as ...

Porchlight Post - Shedding Light On These Old Homes

May 23, 2018

You bought a new house (congratulations!) and its your first night in the new house. You get cozy and settle in for the night. Your husband wakes up early for work and then so do the kids. Its 5:30 a.m., and your hardwood floors creak so loudly it sounds like someone was trying to break-in. How did you not notice this before you moved in?

Or maybe you’ve been in your house for years and ...

2nd Annual Theater in The Park Returns to Founders Park in South Orange on June 3

The 2nd Annual Theater in The Park is coming to Founders Park on Sunday, June 3, from noon to 4 p.m.

Bring your blankets and chairs, grab some food and fun from one of our vendors and enjoy one or all of the performances by local talent. The event is free and open to everyone who wants to stop in and enjoy some entertainment.

Founders Park is located at 265 Valley St. in South ...

Career Change for Working Moms Presentation at Millburn Library

The Millburn Free Public Library is pleased to offer a program on changing careers for working moms, presented by local career coach Tracey Gutierrez. This program will be held on Thursday, June 14 at 7:00pm.

Are you looking for a career change that better fits the lifestyle you want? Do you leave your children every day to slog away at a job you don't enjoy? You CAN escape from an unhappy ...