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Essex County Tech Schools Pull $16M from Bank over Foreclosure Practices

August 16, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - Essex County Schools of Technology is following suit with the county government and will no longer bank with Wells Fargo over the bank's foreclosure practices.  

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. earlier this month announced the county was cutting ties with the bank and putting its $3.6 million in holdings elsewhere. The move was in defiance of what ...

Saint Barnabas Achieves Highest National Honor for Nursing Excellence

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) in Livingston achieved Magnet recognition this month as a reflection of its nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care.

According to SBMC, the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program distinguishes organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursing excellence. With this ...

Maplewood Makos Finish Season 5-3; Raise More Than $6,000 for MEND

August 13, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - For the Maplewood Makos swim team, which is made-up of 140 Maplewood Pool members between the ages of 5 and 18, this summer was about swimming, but also about sportsmanship and fun, as well as giving back to the community.

The Maplewood Makos compete in the North Jersey Summer Swim League, swimming against teams like Springfield, Berkley Heights, Morris Township ...

Saint Barnabas Achieves Highest National Honor for Nursing Excellence

August 16, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) in Livingston achieved Magnet recognition this month as a reflection of its nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care.

According to SBMC, the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program distinguishes organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursing excellence. With this ...

Learn More About Maplewood's Pinnacle Pilates Studio

“In 10 sessions you’ll feel the difference, in 20 sessions you’ll see the difference, and in 30 sessions you’ll have a new body." - Joseph Pilates

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - With summer in full-swing and back-to-school right around the corner, now is a great time to start individualized sessions at Pinnacle Pilates, where the focus is always on on each person's own path ...

South Orange Resident Pens First Book of Poetry

August 4, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – Dr. Victor Alcindor, long-time English Language Arts (ELA) teacher at West Orange High School (WOHS) and South Orange resident, has released his first published work, entitled “Stand Mute,” a series of poems with a recurring theme of abuse, stated a press release from Cynthia Cumming of the West Orange School District.

“I teach prose and poetry ...

Find Out More About Millburn's Lightbridge Academy During Open House Week Aug. 6 to Aug. 10

MILLBURN, NJ - The first thing you notice when you walk into Lightbridge Academy of Millburn is all the smiling faces -  not just from the kids, but from everyone who works with them, from the front office to the classroom.

The smiles all around are by design, said Lightbridge Academy's director, Elizabeth Freeman, adding that at the top of their job requirements when they ...

Rescheduled South Orange Summer Nights Concert is Wednesday, Aug. 8

August 8, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Last Wednesday's South Orange Summer Nights Concert, which was postponed due to inclement weather that night, is on for Wednesday night, August 8.

 

The concert is on Flood's Hill from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., and features Stuff Bros and Marry the Sea.

 

The Moonlit Movies series starts on Wednesday, August 15, with a showing of Coco. More ...

It's National Night Out in South Orange and Maplewood on Tuesday, Aug. 7

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ  - It's National Night Out in many communities and there are events planned in both South Orange and Maplewood for Tuesday, August 7.

National Night Out promotes police-community partnerships, and provides public safety tips and information, according to their website.

SOUTH ORANGE

South Orange will hold its Ninth Annual National ...

K Kakes Cakery in South Orange Has Officially Closed

August 10, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - K Kakes Cakery, which has been closed since July, has closed its doors permanently, stated Bob Zuckerman, Executive Director of the South Orange Village Center Alliance.

While Zuckerman said he has not be in contact with the owners, and did not have information about why the bakery had closed, he did confirm by email, "kitchen equipment from K Kakes was being moved ...

Saint Barnabas Achieves Highest National Honor for Nursing Excellence

August 16, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) in Livingston achieved Magnet recognition this month as a reflection of its nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care.

According to SBMC, the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program distinguishes organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursing excellence. With this ...

A Constantly-Moving Target Part 1: How SOMA Has Fared in Affordable Housing

August 16, 2018

Like many New Jersey towns, South Orange and Maplewood are embroiled in a decades-long conflict over affordable housing obligations. Here’s what will happen next.

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ — “Why don’t we take a stroll down Valley Street?” asks Vision for Valley, a newly-hatched Facebook group pushing for responsible development on South Orange’s ...

Maplewood Makos Finish Season 5-3; Raise More Than $6,000 for MEND

August 13, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - For the Maplewood Makos swim team, which is made-up of 140 Maplewood Pool members between the ages of 5 and 18, this summer was about swimming, but also about sportsmanship and fun, as well as giving back to the community.

The Maplewood Makos compete in the North Jersey Summer Swim League, swimming against teams like Springfield, Berkley Heights, Morris Township ...

Local South Orange Retailer Joins the Fight Against Plastic Straws

August 5, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Sadie's, the women's and men's clothing store located at 65 Valley St. in South Orange, is joining the "no plastic straw" movement and giving out a free reusable metal straw with each purchase over $50 while supplies last.

BACK TO SCHOOL SALES

August also brings several Back to School sales, including $10 off with a purchase of 3 ...

A Constantly-Moving Target Part 1: How SOMA Has Fared in Affordable Housing

August 16, 2018

Like many New Jersey towns, South Orange and Maplewood are embroiled in a decades-long conflict over affordable housing obligations. Here’s what will happen next.

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ — “Why don’t we take a stroll down Valley Street?” asks Vision for Valley, a newly-hatched Facebook group pushing for responsible development on South Orange’s ...

Millburn Desi Club Invites Neighboring Communities to Celebrate Indian Independence Day

August 13, 2018

MILLBURN, NJ - The Millburn Short Hills Desi Club is preparing to welcome the community to their Indian Independence Day celebration on August 15. This year marks the 71st anniversary of Indian Independence from Britain becoming a free democratic nation.

The Desi Club is excited to welcome not only local residents and their families but also guests from surrounding communities and from abroad.

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AtlantiCast: Episode 19

On this week’s AtlantiCast, you’ll find some can’t-miss back to school tips for parents and students, learn about a new treatment for brain injury, see which Atlantic Health System medical center is the only one in New Jersey to make a new, national list, find out how to avoid “avocado hand,” and much more!

 

Maplewood Police Blotter - Two Burglaries Reported

August 11, 2018

July 30, 2018; Motor Vehicle Theft; Sometime during the overnight hours a vehicle was stolen from a residence on the 200 block of Wyoming Ave. The vehicle was recovered by Millburn PD.

July 31, 2018; Shoplifting; The clerk at 7-Eleven on Irvington Ave reported that at 10:30 a.m., a male entered the store, took a coffee and then left without paying for it.

August 1, 2018; ...

Rescheduled South Orange Summer Nights Concert is Wednesday, Aug. 8

August 8, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Last Wednesday's South Orange Summer Nights Concert, which was postponed due to inclement weather that night, is on for Wednesday night, August 8.

 

The concert is on Flood's Hill from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., and features Stuff Bros and Marry the Sea.

 

The Moonlit Movies series starts on Wednesday, August 15, with a showing of Coco. More ...

Maplewood Celebrates National Night Out Before Rain Storm {PHOTOS}

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Residents came to DeHart Park for National Night Out in Maplewood on Tuesday night until about 7 p.m., when rain and thunderstorms caused the rest of the event to be cancelled.

South Orange's National Night Out event on Flood's Hill was canceled as well due to the inclement weather.

National Night Out promotes police-community partnerships, and ...

Upcoming Events

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Fri, August 17, 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, August 17, 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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Wed, August 22, 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, August 24, 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

Essex County Tech Schools Pull $16M from Bank over Foreclosure Practices

August 16, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - Essex County Schools of Technology is following suit with the county government and will no longer bank with Wells Fargo over the bank's foreclosure practices.  

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. earlier this month announced the county was cutting ties with the bank and putting its $3.6 million in holdings elsewhere. The move was in defiance of what ...

Saint Barnabas Achieves Highest National Honor for Nursing Excellence

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) in Livingston achieved Magnet recognition this month as a reflection of its nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care.

According to SBMC, the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program distinguishes organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursing excellence. With this ...

Notice from East Brunswick Mayor Regarding Boy in Crystal Springs Accident

August 11, 2018

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Mayor Brad Cohen has issued the following statement with regard to the fatal accident that occurred at Crystal Springs Family Aquatic Center in East Brunswick on Monday, July 30, 2018:

"It is with the deepest regret that I must report the passing of the young boy who was involved in the swimming accident a little over a week ago at Crystal Springs Water Park, ...

Westfield Woman Questions Why Cop’s Daughter Got No Ticket After Crash

WESTFIELD, NJ — Ashley Redding was just making a quick run to CVS the night of Jan. 28, 2018. She said told her husband, Quinton Redding, and their three young children that she’d be right back. Instead, she ended up at the hospital.

Redding was driving on Central Avenue when another car, driven by a minor with four other minors in the car, attempted to turn left into the ...

Branson, MO: Country Fun in the Ozarks

August 10, 2018

BRANSON, MO — Live shows, water sports, Silver Dollar City amusement park — Branson, Missouri, in the Ozarks has it all. Here’s what to know before you go:

Table Rock Lake

This man-made lake is the area’s biggest attraction, with 800 miles of shoreline. Its cold, clear water is perfect for fishing, boating and swimming. 

Showboat Branson Belle offers ...

Registration Open for Fall SeniorStudio Painting Classes in Maplewood

August 15, 2018

The Maplewood Department of Recreation & Cultural Affairs will again be sponsoring the popular SeniorStudio studio art painting program. These classes are specifically designed for 60+ seniors residents with no arts experience, and new students are encouraged to sign up, but students of all skill levels are welcomed.

The 10-week curriculum includes eight painting classes, ...

Free Programs for People with Diabetes Offered in Maplewood and Montclair

Are you a person with Medicare living with diabetes or know someone who is? Take control of your health through a free and fun six-week workshop series.

Meet others going through similar experiences and learn about diabetes and its risks, preventing complications, healthy eating, exercise, medication management, dealing with stress and depression, action planning, and much more. Graduates from ...

Auditions for "The Game's Afoot at the Strollers

The Strollers, Maplewood's premiere community theater, announces AUDITIONS for "The Game's Afoot, or Holmes for the Holidays," the first production of our 2018-2019 season! 

Auditions will consist of readings from the script. Script sides will be provided. Sides may be viewed in advance on our website: www.thestrollers.org/auditions

Rehearsals will begin in ...