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NJ Shops Take Doughnuts to the Next Level

December 15, 2018

We found some of the best places to get doughnuts in New Jersey.

While one of the most recognizable global brands, Dunkin’, is dropping the “Donuts” from its  name, smaller doughnut shops in New Jersey are seeing rise in demand for the tasty treats.

Jessica Dreyer, a fourth generation farmer at Dreyer Farms in Cranford, NJ, said that doughnuts have ...

Bob Woodward: Trump White House Now A 'National Emergency'

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -  Legendary journalist Bob Woodward sees President Donald Trump becoming more and more isolated, unwilling to listen to advisers and making impulsive decisions based on false information and assumptions.

"I think it's a national emergency in the White House," Woodward said when he appeared Monday night at the State Theatre in New Brunswick.

In a ...

Maplewood Man Arrested, Charged with Burglary on Tuesday

December 11, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Samuel Skeete, age 21, of Maplewood was arrested and charged with burglary and eluding, along with numerous outstanding warrants from multiple jurisdictions, according to a press release from Maplewood Police Chief Jim DeVaul.

Maplewood police responded to a call at about 11:50 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 11, that there was a burglary in progress at a home on Park Avenue, between ...

Suspect in Armed Robbery in Millburn-Union Whole Foods Parking Lot Still at Large

UNION, NJ – An armed robbery in the parking lot of the Millburn-Union Whole Foods has police and Union County Crime Stoppers asking the public for help.

Police say that on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at about 8 p.m., a woman reported that as she was loading her bags in the trunk of her car at the Whole Foods at 2245 Springfield Ave., a man approached her, displayed a handgun and demanded ...

Girls Basketball: Columbia Falls in Opener to Immaculate, 52-41

December 15, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ -- The Columbia girls basketball team rallied late, but couldn't overcome an early deficit in a 52-41 loss to Montclair Immaculate on opening night Friday on the road.

The Cougars fell behind, 34-20, at halftime before making a run in the second half. Gia Gillens scored 10 points for Columbia, which outscored Immaculate, 21-18, in the second half, and 10-4 in the final ...

Columbia-Nutley Ice Hockey Defeats Frisch, 4-1

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The Columbia-Nutley ice hockey co-op team scored all its goals in the final period to rally for a 4-1 victory over Frisch Academy on Wednesday.

Zach Fagin tied the game, 1-1, with 9:31 left in the game on an assist from Joe Melillo. Leo Carillo gave Columbia-Nutley a 2-1 lead on a power-play goal with 5:48 left, assisted by Fagin and Eli Verdun.

With 4:18 left, CJ Hannon ...

Spread Cheer, Not Foodborne Illnesses This Holiday Season

December 13, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Hosting a holiday gathering this holiday season? The United States Department of Agriculture wants to make sure you're not spreading bacteria that can cause harmful foodborne illnesses.

A study performed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service along with North Carolina State University found that 48% of spice containers, 11% of ...

Saint Barnabas is First to Offer Halcyon System for Image-Guided Cancer Treatments

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Saint Barnabas Medical Center’s (SBMC) Department of Radiation Oncology is the first in New Jersey to offer the Halcyon system for image-guided radiotherapy to deliver advanced high-quality cancer treatment. According to SBMC, this new technology can be used to treat a wide range of cancers including prostate, breast, head and neck and more.

According to Alison ...

Rutgers Report Views Online Classes As the Future

December 14, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Ten years ago, 1,234 were taking online college courses at Rutgers University.

Last year, in the fall semester of 2017, that number reached 23,042, according to university figures.

Nationwide over 6.4 million people are sitting in front of computers to take college courses, about one-third of all the students taking high education classes, Richard Novak, Rutgers ...

Columbia H.S.'s Eliot Dix Commits to Play Division 1 Baseball at Longwood University

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Columbia High School (CHS) senior Eliot Dix signed on the dotted line of his National Letter of Intent to play baseball at Longwood University in Virginia.

Dix, who is a left-handed hitting shortstop and a top-1,000 recruit overall according to Perfect Game, earned
three All-Super Essex Conference selections, and was selected twice to play in ...

Dec. 15 is Final Saturday of Activities at Dickens Village in Maplewood

December 14, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - This Saturday, Dec. 15, is the third and final day 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, take a horse & wagon ride, or visit the petting farm.

Here's the full ...

A Very Merry Saturday in Maplewood: Photos from Breakfast with Santa and Springfield Avenue's Annual Holiday Celebration

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Saturday was a day of holiday festivities in Maplewood, beginning with Breakfast with Santa at three local restaurants: Cedar Ridge Cafe, Village Trattoria, and St. James's Gate.

Saturday afternoon was Springfield Avenue's 6th Annual Holiday Celebration, which included live music by BRUNO LEE’S YAHSquad, the Seth Boyden School chorus, storytelling for ...

Indoor Farmers Market in Maplewood on Sunday for 'Terra Madre Day'

December 8, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - On Sunday, Dec. 9, from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. Slow Food Northern New Jersey will be hosting a special indoor farmers market at The Woodland (60 Woodland Rd.) in Maplewood in honor of "Terra Madre Day."

According to Slow Food Northern New Jersey's website, this newly added market is to recognize Terra Madre Day, which is officially Dec. 10, and ...

Corrections Officer Charged with Sexual Assault of Inmate at Northern State Prison

December 15, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - A corrections officer has been charged with sexual assault after having a relationship with an inmate at an Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark. 

Avril D. Richardson, 45, of Elizabeth has been charged with second-degree sexual assault for engaging in sexual conduct with an inmate at Northern State Prison, where she was employed as a senior correctional police ...

USPS® Suspends Regular Mail Delivery for National Day of Mourning on Dec. 5

December 3, 2018

President Donald J. Trump has declared Wednesday, Dec. 5, as a National Day of Mourning in remembrance of former President George H.W. Bush. Some key U.S. Postal Service operations will be affected.

A statement from the USPS® notes that regular mail deliveries, retail services and administrative office activity will be suspended.  Limited package delivery service will be ...

Indoor Farmers Market in Maplewood on Sunday for 'Terra Madre Day'

December 8, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - On Sunday, Dec. 9, from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. Slow Food Northern New Jersey will be hosting a special indoor farmers market at The Woodland (60 Woodland Rd.) in Maplewood in honor of "Terra Madre Day."

According to Slow Food Northern New Jersey's website, this newly added market is to recognize Terra Madre Day, which is officially Dec. 10, and ...

Indoor Farmers Market in Maplewood on Sunday for 'Terra Madre Day'

December 8, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - On Sunday, Dec. 9, from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. Slow Food Northern New Jersey will be hosting a special indoor farmers market at The Woodland (60 Woodland Rd.) in Maplewood in honor of "Terra Madre Day."

According to Slow Food Northern New Jersey's website, this newly added market is to recognize Terra Madre Day, which is officially Dec. 10, and ...

Dec. 15 is Final Saturday of Activities at Dickens Village in Maplewood

December 14, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - This Saturday, Dec. 15, is the third and final day 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, take a horse & wagon ride, or visit the petting farm.

Here's the full ...

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NJ Shops Take Doughnuts to the Next Level

December 15, 2018

We found some of the best places to get doughnuts in New Jersey.

While one of the most recognizable global brands, Dunkin’, is dropping the “Donuts” from its  name, smaller doughnut shops in New Jersey are seeing rise in demand for the tasty treats.

Jessica Dreyer, a fourth generation farmer at Dreyer Farms in Cranford, NJ, said that doughnuts have ...

Keep Holiday Plants Looking Their Best

December 15, 2018

The holiday season has arrived.  That means you will be on the giving or receiving end of a poinsettia, Christmas cactus, cyclamen, amaryllis or other holiday plant.  Extend the beauty and longevity of these holiday beauties with proper care.

And that starts the minute you leave the florist or garden center.  Always protect your gift plants from the harsh outdoors.  ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 23

On this week’s AtlantiCast, find out why it’s easier than ever to receive care at Atlantic Health System, the Morristown Medical Center’s Heart Success program reaches a milestone in the fight against heart failure, quality healthcare that protects the environment and kicking off the holiday season with the Festival of Lights.

 

South Orange Police Blotter - Motorcycle Stolen When Man Does Not Return After Taking it on 'Test Drive'

December 15, 2018

South Orange Police Blotter as of Dec. 14

Theft of Motorcycle - A So. Stanley Road resident reported that on Saturday, Dec. 1, at approximately 3:25 pm, he met with a subject who was interested in buying a blue and white, Yamaha YZ 125 dirt bike type motorcycle he was selling. The subject took the dirt bike for a test drive down the street and was last seen heading east on South ...

South Orange Police Blotter: Apartment Burglary; Donations Stolen from Collection Bins at Our Lady of Sorrows

South Orange Police Blotter as of Dec. 4

Adult Arrest - Justin Armstrong, a 27 year old Newark resident was arrested on Friday, Nov. 30, at approximately 9:00 pm for receiving stolen property and active arrest warrants. An SOPD detective observed a subject riding a bicycle that matched the description of a bicycle (blue Schwinn) that had been reported stolen on Nov. 28 ...

Dec. 15 is Final Saturday of Activities at Dickens Village in Maplewood

December 14, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - This Saturday, Dec. 15, is the third and final day 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, take a horse & wagon ride, or visit the petting farm.

Here's the full ...

A Very Merry Saturday in Maplewood: Photos from Breakfast with Santa and Springfield Avenue's Annual Holiday Celebration

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Saturday was a day of holiday festivities in Maplewood, beginning with Breakfast with Santa at three local restaurants: Cedar Ridge Cafe, Village Trattoria, and St. James's Gate.

Saturday afternoon was Springfield Avenue's 6th Annual Holiday Celebration, which included live music by BRUNO LEE’S YAHSquad, the Seth Boyden School chorus, storytelling for ...

Upcoming Events

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Tue, December 18, 6:00 PM

Suzy Que's BBQ & Bar, West Orange

OPERATION AKA Holiday Mixer

Giving Back

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Wed, December 19, 8:00 AM

St. James's Gate, Maplewood

Maplewood Chamber of Commerce December Networking ...

Business & Finance Giving Back

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Thu, December 20, 8:00 PM

Par440 Restaurant & Lounge, Short Hills

Latin Night at Par440

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink

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Fri, December 21, 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

Murphy's Monitor Appointed to Temporarily Head University Hospital in Newark

December 14, 2018

NEWARK, NJ -  The woman who was appointed by Gov. Phil Murphy to oversee University Hospital will be the new acting president of the embattled agency after its former leader resigned.

University Hospital’s Board of Directors passed a resolution on Thursday appointing Judith Persichilli to the position. John Kastanis, the former president, announced his resignation on Dec.

Downtown Millburn Development Alliance (DMDA) Board Vote to Dissolve Itself

MILLBURN, NJ – The majority of the board members of the Downtown Millburn Development Alliance (DMDA) voted Wednesday night to dissolve the organization during a regularly scheduled board meeting. The unexpected announcement comes only a month after the Millburn Township Committee approved the organization’s 2019 budget and just weeks before the election of new board ...

Bob Woodward: Trump White House Now A 'National Emergency'

December 15, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -  Legendary journalist Bob Woodward sees President Donald Trump becoming more and more isolated, unwilling to listen to advisers and making impulsive decisions based on false information and assumptions.

"I think it's a national emergency in the White House," Woodward said when he appeared Monday night at the State Theatre in New Brunswick.

In a ...

Corrections Officer Charged with Sexual Assault of Inmate at Northern State Prison

NEWARK, NJ - A corrections officer has been charged with sexual assault after having a relationship with an inmate at an Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark. 

Avril D. Richardson, 45, of Elizabeth has been charged with second-degree sexual assault for engaging in sexual conduct with an inmate at Northern State Prison, where she was employed as a senior correctional police ...

Greenutley Winter Farmers Market Feb. 10, 2019 - Vendors Wanted

December 15, 2018

Winter Market • Sunday, February 10, 2019 • Online Vendor Registration

Greenutley and the Nutley Farmers Market invite you to our first ever Winter Market on Sunday, February 10, 2019 1:30-5:30pm at Vincent Methodist Church, 100 Vincent Place, Nutley!

Our Winter Market will offer a variety of local foods and handmade products...a bright spot ...

AHa!, Atlantic Health System’s Innovation Center Celebrates Strong First Year

One year after it was created, AHa!—Atlantic Health System’s innovation center and idea incubator—has led to improved ways to deliver care, multiple patents (more pending), and a robust idea pipeline.

At the end of 2017, Atlantic Health System launched Atlantic Health Advancements—AHa!—to inspire Atlantic Health System’s team of more than 16,500 employees ...

Impact100 Essex Selects Four Local Finalist Nominees for 2018 Grant Award

Impact100 Essex announced the four finalist grant nominees for their 2018 grant award on Dec. 5. One of these nominees will be voted the recipient of the $120,000 grant at the group’s Annual Conference to be held on January 15, 2019 at the Upper Montclair Women’s Club.

“We received 49 applications for inspiring and worthy projects this year. Through our grant selection ...