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What's Open on Thanksgiving in Maplewood and South Orange

November 22, 2017

MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Wondering what's open on Thanksgiving? Here is a list of SOMA restaurants, grocery stores, and liquor stores that are open this Thursday, November 23: 

MAPLEWOOD

Maple Leaf Diner (165 Maplewood Ave., Maplewood) is open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Maplewood Diner (1473 Springfield Ave., Maplewood) is open 24 hours.

Parkwood Diner (1958 ...

Guess Hoo-Hoo-Hooo is Back in Clark

CLARK, NJ - It is Thanksgiving week and one nocturnal raptor living in town has much to be thankful for this year. The Great-Horned owl found caught in a soccer net at Arthur L. Johnson High School in August is back in town, thanks to the kindness of a couple of locals and the expertise of the staff at The Raptor Trust.     

According to a representative from the ...

Two Columbia H.S. Students Sign National Letters of Intent

November 16, 2017

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Two Columbia High School (CHS) students have confirmed their continued commitment to athletic competition by signing early National Letters of Intent.

The students, both class of 2018 at Columbia, are Christian Pierre and Cameron Herbert, according to Larry Busichio, Director of Athletics and Student Activities at CHS.

Pierre signed to play baseball at St. John's ...

Maplewood’s Olympic Champion Makes Barbie History

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - After becoming the first U.S. athlete to wear a hijab during the Olympics last year, Maplewood’s own Ibtihaj Muhammad made history again this week when she became the inspiration for the first hijab-wearing Barbie doll.

Mattel announced that Muhammad, who brought home a bronze medal in fencing at the 2016 Rio summer games, was the basis for the new Barbie that will hit ...

Atlantic Health Recognizes Randi Cataquet and Stephen Coughlin for Neuroscience Nursing Excellence

November 22, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Atlantic Health System presented its annual neuroscience nursing awards to Stephen Coughlin, RN, of Parsippany and Randi Cataquet, of Springfield.

Coughlin, who works at Morristown Medical Center, was named the Atlantic Health System Neuroscience RN Rising Star Award winner. In presenting him with the award, Gayle Walker-Cillo RN, said Coughlin has a reputation for showing ...

Atlantic Health's Dr. Bernard Maria Recognized with Most Prestigious Child Neurology Honor

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Dr. Bernard Maria, director of the Division of Child Neurology and Developmental Medicine at Goryeb Children's Hospital, part of Atlantic Health System, has been recognized with the 2018 Hower Award, the highest recognition from the Child Neurology Society.

This prestigious award is given yearly to one member of the Child Neurology Society who is highly regarded by ...

South Orange Village President Celebrates Her Birthday... with a Purpose

November 21, 2017

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange Village President Sheena Collum celebrates her birthday each year with a "Party with a Purpose," and this year was no different. In celebration of her 34th birthday, Collum raised more than $12,000 to tackle food insecurity at Columbia High School (CHS).

While Collum's official birthday "Party with a Purpose" was on ...

South Orange Middle School Vocal Music Teacher Wins First Place in Arts Ed Now Contest

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Jacob Ezzo, South Orange Middle School's (SOMS) Choral Director, won first place in the 2017 Arts Ed Now “What’s Does an Arts Ed Now Ambassador Look Like” contest for the Middle School category.

As part of the Arts Ed Now campaign, arts educators in New Jersey were asked to create a three-photo storyboard to describe what it means to be an ...

South Orange Middle School Vocal Music Teacher Wins First Place in Arts Ed Now Contest

November 18, 2017

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Jacob Ezzo, South Orange Middle School's (SOMS) Choral Director, won first place in the 2017 Arts Ed Now “What’s Does an Arts Ed Now Ambassador Look Like” contest for the Middle School category.

As part of the Arts Ed Now campaign, arts educators in New Jersey were asked to create a three-photo storyboard to describe what it means to be an ...

Maplewood’s Olympic Champion Makes Barbie History

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - After becoming the first U.S. athlete to wear a hijab during the Olympics last year, Maplewood’s own Ibtihaj Muhammad made history again this week when she became the inspiration for the first hijab-wearing Barbie doll.

Mattel announced that Muhammad, who brought home a bronze medal in fencing at the 2016 Rio summer games, was the basis for the new Barbie that will hit ...

What's Open on Thanksgiving in Maplewood and South Orange

November 22, 2017

MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Wondering what's open on Thanksgiving? Here is a list of SOMA restaurants, grocery stores, and liquor stores that are open this Thursday, November 23: 

MAPLEWOOD

Maple Leaf Diner (165 Maplewood Ave., Maplewood) is open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Maplewood Diner (1473 Springfield Ave., Maplewood) is open 24 hours.

Parkwood Diner (1958 ...

Last Maplewood Farmers Market of the Season is Monday, Nov. 20

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - It's last call for local fruit, vegetables, breads, and pies. The Maplewood Farmers Market wraps up its 23rd season on Monday, November 20.

The market will run from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 1848-1852 Springfield Avenue, between Yale and Oberlin Streets.

According to an email from the Township of Maplewood, vendors for the final farmers market of the season will be: ...

What's Open on Thanksgiving in Maplewood and South Orange

November 22, 2017

MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Wondering what's open on Thanksgiving? Here is a list of SOMA restaurants, grocery stores, and liquor stores that are open this Thursday, November 23: 

MAPLEWOOD

Maple Leaf Diner (165 Maplewood Ave., Maplewood) is open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Maplewood Diner (1473 Springfield Ave., Maplewood) is open 24 hours.

Parkwood Diner (1958 ...

South Orange Development Committee Discusses Seton Hall Student Housing, A Potential Hotel, and More

November 22, 2017

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The October monthly meeting of the South Orange Development Committee was primarily a review and update on the status of various projects which are either underway, or have been submitted to the Development Committee for consideration at prior meetings.

Hub Realty/Lustbader - Blockbuster Redevelopment

Several issues have held back a definite plan for this project to ...

South Orange Village President Celebrates Her Birthday... with a Purpose

November 21, 2017

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange Village President Sheena Collum celebrates her birthday each year with a "Party with a Purpose," and this year was no different. In celebration of her 34th birthday, Collum raised more than $12,000 to tackle food insecurity at Columbia High School (CHS).

While Collum's official birthday "Party with a Purpose" was on ...

Last Maplewood Farmers Market of the Season is Monday, Nov. 20

November 18, 2017

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - It's last call for local fruit, vegetables, breads, and pies. The Maplewood Farmers Market wraps up its 23rd season on Monday, November 20.

The market will run from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 1848-1852 Springfield Avenue, between Yale and Oberlin Streets.

According to an email from the Township of Maplewood, vendors for the final farmers market of the season will be: ...

Thanksgiving Recycling Collection Rescheduled in South Orange

November 11, 2017

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The usual Thursday recycling collection in South Orange will be postponed from Thanksgiving, November 23, to Saturday, November 25, according to an update on the Township of South Orange website.

The change in day is for Thanksgiving week only, with collection returning to its normal Thursday schedule after the Thanksgiving holiday.

To prevent missed ...

South Orange Development Committee Discusses Seton Hall Student Housing, A Potential Hotel, and More

November 22, 2017

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The October monthly meeting of the South Orange Development Committee was primarily a review and update on the status of various projects which are either underway, or have been submitted to the Development Committee for consideration at prior meetings.

Hub Realty/Lustbader - Blockbuster Redevelopment

Several issues have held back a definite plan for this project to ...

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SOMA

Grocery Shopping With A Twist

Grocery shopping takes on a new meaning at Sadie’s! 

This week we are introducing the brand Groceries Apparel. Their focus is to create fashion pieces with a purpose by using organic and recycled materials and made right here in the USA. With a focus on seed to skin these new items are sexy meets “green” with super soft shirts made from eucalyptus and versatile ...

Election Day Is Over. Now What?

Election Day 2017 has passed with some significant changes to both the school board and Maplewood Township Committee (TC), but perhaps not as big as some might have expected.

But where do both governing bodies go from here? Will we see a new mayor or a new school board president in 2018?

If the voting results are any indication, perhaps not.

Both Mayor Vic DeLuca and Board President ...

AtlantiCast: Episode 007

On this week’s AtlantiCast, you’ll see how Atlantic Health System is driving innovation and finding new ways to solve tomorrow’s health care challenges, find out how a near tragedy on the tennis courts was averted thanks to some world-class training and technology at Chilton Medical Center and meet the 70 cancer doctors you need to know about – plus much ...

Maplewood Police Blotter - Three Thefts Reported

November 22, 2017

November 13 - Theft from Auto; During the previous day an unsecured vehicle parked on Oberlin St was entered and change was stolen.

November 13 - Theft from Auto; During the overnight hours an unsecured vehicle parked on North Cresent was entered and change was stolen.

November 19 - Motor Vehicle Theft; At approximately 8:15 p.m. an unsecured vehicle left running with the keys in ...

What's Open on Thanksgiving in Maplewood and South Orange

November 22, 2017

MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Wondering what's open on Thanksgiving? Here is a list of SOMA restaurants, grocery stores, and liquor stores that are open this Thursday, November 23: 

MAPLEWOOD

Maple Leaf Diner (165 Maplewood Ave., Maplewood) is open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Maplewood Diner (1473 Springfield Ave., Maplewood) is open 24 hours.

Parkwood Diner (1958 ...

Maplewood Observes Veterans Day with Ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 11

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Veterans Day was observed and celebrated in the Maplewood Municipal Building on Saturday, November 11.

Music was provided for the observance by the Maplewood Concert Band under the direction of Steve Kimmons, Former Commander of the Eighth Air Force Band.

After the first musical number was played, Maplewood Mayor Victor DeLuca called the ceremony to order, and called ...

Upcoming Events

Thu, November 23

The GenWealth Group, Maplewood

Jersey Cares Coat Drive

Giving Back

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Thu, November 23, 10:30 AM

Seton Hall University, South Orange

Ryan Roa - It's Complicated

Arts & Entertainment

Fri, November 24

The GenWealth Group, Maplewood

Jersey Cares Coat Drive

Giving Back

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Fri, November 24, 8:00 AM

South Orange

"Blue" Friday Rahway River Clean Up

Giving Back Green

Family Health

Be Aware of Pancreatic Cancer’s Warning Signs

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, and nationally renowned gastrointestinal (GI) cancer physician-scientist Angela Alistar, MD thinks it is critical that everyone learn how to recognize the warning signs of this aggressive cancer. Dr. Alistar is medical director of GI medical oncology at the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center of Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Health ...

East Orange Man Found Dead After Shooting in New Brunswick

November 18, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - An East Orange man died Friday night after a shooting in New Brunswick, authorities announced November 18.

Tawan J. Moses, age 25 of East Orange, was found dead by authorities at 8:30 p.m. on Throop Avenue near Fester Park according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey.

Moses had multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the ...

Downtown Millburn Offers Free Parking for Holiday Season

MILLBURN, NJ - The free parking season kicked off this week in downtown Millburn and in lots around town. Beginning on Wednesday, November 15, the free parking will last through the holiday season. The suspension of parking fees in downtown have traditionally started on Black Friday, but shoppers will get extra time away from the meters to encourage the community to shop at local ...

Guess Hoo-Hoo-Hooo is Back in Clark

November 22, 2017

CLARK, NJ - It is Thanksgiving week and one nocturnal raptor living in town has much to be thankful for this year. The Great-Horned owl found caught in a soccer net at Arthur L. Johnson High School in August is back in town, thanks to the kindness of a couple of locals and the expertise of the staff at The Raptor Trust.     

According to a representative from the ...

Atlantic Health Recognizes Randi Cataquet and Stephen Coughlin for Neuroscience Nursing Excellence

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Atlantic Health System presented its annual neuroscience nursing awards to Stephen Coughlin, RN, of Parsippany and Randi Cataquet, of Springfield.

Coughlin, who works at Morristown Medical Center, was named the Atlantic Health System Neuroscience RN Rising Star Award winner. In presenting him with the award, Gayle Walker-Cillo RN, said Coughlin has a reputation for showing ...

Paterson's Great Falls National Park Celebrates Birthday

November 9, 2017

PATERSON, NJ - There’s Yosemite and Yellowstone, Grand Canyon and Grand Teton, celebrations of beauty, centers of tourism. But, thanks to the work of so many that lived in and loved Paterson, the Silk City, since 2011, can boast of being the home to its very own national park. 

Calling the history of the falls, and the role the natural wonder has played in the development of ...

A Holiday Feast For Train Fans Is On Display At The Model Railroad Center

November 22, 2017

Looking for something to do the day after Thanksgiving? Drop in to the Model Railroad Center and enjoy a festive sound and light show highlighting a sprawling, meticulously detailed HO layout.

See if you can spot the Batmobile and other surprises!

Snack bar, toddler rest area and gift shoppe conveniently located on site. Modest admission fee goes to support the non-profit Model Railroad ...

St. Joseph's CYO Basketball Slam Dunks its Opening Games

St. Joseph's CYO program kicked off the 2017-2018 season this weekend with three of its teams participating in the 9th Annual St. Peter's Prep Invitational in Jersey City.  In the opening game, St. Joseph's 7th Grade boys White team played a thrilling contest against St. Helen's of Westfield.  Trailing 35-28 heading into the 4th quarter, the Celtics erupted for 23 points ...

Essex County Historic Holiday House Tours are Dec. 2 and Dec. 3

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. invites the public to celebrate the holiday season and participate in the Annual Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour. This year, the tour includes 15 Essex County historic sites, which will be decorated for the holidays and open to the public for a weekend tour. The tour includes Essex County Kip’s Castle and the Walther House at ...