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SOMA Action to Host Panels on Climate, Race Theory at Weekend Salon

September 24, 2021

MAPLEWOOD, NJ _ Activists aim to drive dialogue and stoke momentum through a day-long "Day of Action and Night of Fun" open to the public this weekend.

Grassoots organization SOMA Action is hosting its first-ever all-day event of salons featuring experts and thought leaders, followed by a party to cap off the event. The panels and party take place on Saturday at the Maplewood ...

South Orange and Maplewood Flash Flood Warning Again

SOUTH ORANGE/MAPLEWOOD, NJ — More foul weather is forecasted for this afternoon into tomorrow morning, September 24.

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Essex County, a warning area locals have come to respect after remnants of Hurricane Ida stormed through the area earlier this month.

A period of heavy rainfall is likely with the passage of a cold ...

South Orange Elks Rent Party Garden Wrapping Up 10th Season

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The South Orange Elks presented the Rent Party Garden with a check for $3,500 this week. 

Lodge Secretary Bob Donnelly said, “It was a pleasure to present Rent Party Pantry a check for this year's Garden expenses, funded by our Elks National Foundation Beacon Grant for this continuing community project. It has been a great partnership for the last 10 ...

SOMSD Superintendent Speaks to Essex County Meeting of NJ School Board Association

September 26, 2021

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — For the first time in his career, Dr. Ronald Taylor is facing parents who think the district's policies are protecting their children too much.

The South Orange Maplewood Superintendent made the remark as part of a panel at the Essex County meeting of the New Jersey School Board Association. The in-person portion of the hybrid event was held at Maplewood’s ...

Maplewood Has Openings for School Crossing Guards

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Police Department has requested that we post the following as they are in immediate need of School Crossing Guards to help keep the children safe on their journey to and from School.

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SOMA School Buses Hobbled by Theft & Storm, says Apologetic District

MAPLEWOOD, NJ __ Damage from Tropical Storm Ida and thefts to bus parts are among the "myriad of transportation issues" that have hurt school bus service this year, says the South Orange-Maplewood School District.

In a letter to the community on Thursday, the district said it is working "tirelessly" with its transportation department and partnering bus companies to resolve ...

Football: QB Huff Stars in Columbia's Rout of Barringer

September 26, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — Columbia High School quarterback Tarik Huff was almost perfect Friday night.

Huff completed nine of 10 passes for 151 yards and three touchdowns, and accumulated 73 yards and a touchdown on three carries for Columbia (3-1) in the victory.

The Cougars built a 21-0 lead by halftime. Huff completed a 49-yard TD pass to Zhamir Rowan, and Stephen Henry scored on a 36-yard run ...

Sports Medicine Doctors at Saint Barnabas Explain How to Get Relief from Shoulder Injuries

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Orthopedic injuries are common for athletes who play at the high school, collegiate or professional levels, according to experts. Many young men and women suffer from anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears, hip labral tears, meniscus tears, shoulder dislocation, elbow ligament tears and the like.

But sports medicine doctors, including those at Saint Barnabas ...

Maplewood Has Openings for School Crossing Guards

September 24, 2021

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Police Department has requested that we post the following as they are in immediate need of School Crossing Guards to help keep the children safe on their journey to and from School.

PART-TIME JOB OPPORTUNITY

Township of Maplewood — Police Department

 

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The Township ...

Maplewood Police: Stolen SOMA School Bus Parts Worth $20K

MAPLEWOOD, NJ __ The catalytic converters recently stolen from beneath eight South Orange-Maplewood School District buses are likely worth about $20,000, according to police.

The Maplewood Police Department is investigating the theft of the expensive exhaust system components, reporting that eight of the converters were stolen on Sept. 10. They said they are looking for a dark-colored ...

Football: QB Huff Stars in Columbia's Rout of Barringer

September 26, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — Columbia High School quarterback Tarik Huff was almost perfect Friday night.

Huff completed nine of 10 passes for 151 yards and three touchdowns, and accumulated 73 yards and a touchdown on three carries for Columbia (3-1) in the victory.

The Cougars built a 21-0 lead by halftime. Huff completed a 49-yard TD pass to Zhamir Rowan, and Stephen Henry scored on a 36-yard run ...

Boys Soccer: Columbia Defeats Union, 1-0

UNION, NJ — The Columbia boys soccer team scored a 1-0 victory over Union on Friday.

Charlie Herley scored the only goal with an assist from R.J. Benn. Columbia goalie Cole Strupp made seven saves.

The Cougars (5-3) had started the season with four consecutive victories, but then lost three games before getting untracked against Union. Columbia has posted four shutouts in eight ...

Sports Medicine Doctors at Saint Barnabas Explain How to Get Relief from Shoulder Injuries

September 26, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Orthopedic injuries are common for athletes who play at the high school, collegiate or professional levels, according to experts. Many young men and women suffer from anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears, hip labral tears, meniscus tears, shoulder dislocation, elbow ligament tears and the like.

But sports medicine doctors, including those at Saint Barnabas ...

Revised Covid Safety Rules for South Orange and Maplewood

SOUTH ORANGE/MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Health Department and the South Orange Health Department have issued a joint statement related to COVID-19 quarantine protocols.

The statement, from Maplewood Health Officer Candice Davenport and South Orange Health Officer John Festa, says the towns’ actions are being taken to keep South Orange and Maplewood “consistent” with ...

NJ Stand-Up Comedian Discusses Vaccine Mandate and COVID-19 Safety

September 24, 2021

MONTCLAIR, NJ -- TAPintoTV Executive Producer Brian Brodeur spoke with comedian John Poveromo about vaccinations and their role in stand-up comedy venues. Vaccine mandates have been making headlines recently in the stand-up comedy world, with Saturday Night Live alumni Jim Breuer making a statement against vaccine mandates at performance spaces. But Poveromo takes the opposite ...

Community Organizations Launch Free Tutoring for Newark NJ Students This Week

NEWARK, NJ---TAPintoTV spoke with Jared Taillefer, the Executive Director of Great Oaks Legacy Charter School, Rev David Jefferson of Metropolitan Baptist Church, and Destiny McFarlane, the Tutorial Manager of the Newark Unites Program, about the Newark Unites Tutoring Program which launches this week.

The Newark Unites Tutoring Center provides free, high dosage tutoring and academic support ...

SOPAC To Be Closed 11 More Weeks Due to Storm Damage

September 22, 2021

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Just days before the South Orange Performing Arts Center was poised to roll out its robust 2021-2022 season, Hurricane Ida ravaged the nonprofit theater, as well as the surrounding downtown area. In the days immediately following the storm, SOPAC announced that all September shows would be rescheduled.

Now, following a more thorough assessment of ...

Besides Many Obstacles, SOMA Film Fest 6 Prevails

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - After almost a year and half after SOMA Film Festival 5 was set to screen live, The Woodland in downtown Maplewood welcomed SOMA Film Festival 6 back for live, and in person screenings. 

Last year's festival (SOMA Film Festival 5) was eventually moved online, and screened for free with over 2,000 views.

It was the goal of the team at SOMA Film Fest to be back ...

Jitney Service, Master Plan, Resident Gratitude Part of Maplewood Township Committee Members’ Reports

September 25, 2021

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Township Committee members recently updated each other and the public about the activities of various township subcommittees.

At its Oct. 5 meeting, the full Township Committee will host the South Orange Board of Trustees as Zero Waste Associates presents to both governing bodies,  said Committee Member Nancy Adams.

“You'll get five or ten ...

Swap time! SOMA Families Meetup Group Hosts Popular Clothing, Toy Swap

September 16, 2021

MAPLEWOOD, NJ __ Out with the old. In with the...used! This Saturday brings a popular clothing and toy swap to South Orange-Maplewood, an event put on by SOMA Families Meetup.

The event is one of the most popular for the nonprofit group, which was created by parents in 2016 to connect families in SOMA and bordering towns including East Orange, Hillside, Irvington, Livingston, Millburn, and ...

South Orange Elks Rent Party Garden Wrapping Up 10th Season

September 21, 2021

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The South Orange Elks presented the Rent Party Garden with a check for $3,500 this week. 

Lodge Secretary Bob Donnelly said, “It was a pleasure to present Rent Party Pantry a check for this year's Garden expenses, funded by our Elks National Foundation Beacon Grant for this continuing community project. It has been a great partnership for the last 10 ...

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Easy Fall Cocktails to Celebrate the Start of the Season

September 25, 2021

NEW JERSEY — The air is turning cooler, the days are getting shorter and pumpkin spice is everywhere. Now’s the time to get into the autumn spirit with these easy cool-weather cocktails you can make at home.

Pumpkin Spice White Russian: Over ice, combine 2 oz. vodka, 1 oz. pumpkin spice liqueur, 1 oz. coffee liqueur and 1 oz. cream.

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Community Conversations: Back to School

Children have headed back into the classroom, so be sure to check out this Community Conversation with pediatrician Walter Rosenfeld, MD, chair of Pediatrics at Goryeb Children's Hospital and medical director of Children's Health for Atlantic Health System, who shares what parents need to know as their kids return to in-person learning, how we’re helping make schools safer and the ...

Stroll and Roll for Kessler Foundation - Sunday, September 26

Homewatch CareGivers of South Orange is a proud sponsor of the 2021 Stroll ‘N Roll, the Kessler Foundation Family Fun Event taking place this Sunday.  The event brings together people of all ages and abilities to raise funds to advance rehabilitation research and employment initiatives that return people with disabilities to their homes, their communities, and the ...

Start Thinking About Your Retirement Income Plan

If you’re getting close to retirement, you’re probably thinking about the ways your life will soon be changing. And one key transition involves your income — instead of being able to count on a regular paycheck, as you’ve done for decades, you’ll now need to put together an income stream on your own. How can you get started?

It’s helpful that you begin ...

10 Easy Ways to Celebrate Grandparent’s Day With Loved Ones

Grandparent’s Day is on Sept. 12, and it’s the perfect time to start planning a celebration! Although Mother’s Day and Father’s Day tend to get the most attention, taking time to show appreciation for grandparents is an important way to acknowledge the pivotal role they play in our lives. Here are 10 easy ways to show the grandparents in your life just how much you ...

Easy, Crowd-Pleasing, and Seasonal: 5 Side Dish Recipes for Fall

September brings with it a host of fresh produce: grapes, apples, leeks, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, lettuce, mushrooms, parsnips, and so much more! There are tons of delicious, in-season fruits and veggies ripe for whipping up mouth-watering side dishes. If you’re wondering how you’ll incorporate seasonal produce into your fall meals, here are a few of the best recipes for your ...

Elevate Your Space with These 10 Quick Decorating Ideas

Feeling like your home’s interior decorating needs an upgrade, but not ready to commit a lot of time and money? There are plenty of simple additions or replacements that make a significant impact on the look and feel of the most-used rooms in your house.

Here’s a list of inexpensive items you can use to elevate your indoor space and tips on how they affect your home’s ...

How to Ensure Your Furnace Is Ready for Winter’s Cold Nights

The cooler nights of September are the perfect reminder to get your furnace ready for the long winter ahead. Any work on HVAC can be intimidating, and professionals should handle most tasks, but there are steps you can take to keep the heat on this winter.

We’ll look at some ways to prep your furnace for winter and the situations that call for expert help. With some preventive ...

Must-Have Products to Build Your Basic Skincare Routine

There are literally hundreds of products available when it comes to skincare, and choosing what to use (and when) can feel overwhelming. The good news? There’s nothing wrong with beginning a small, simple skincare routine without feeling pressured to include all of the newest products. Ultimately, the best skincare routine is one that you’ll actually stick with, so choose the products ...

7 Tips for Creating a Lasting Fitness Plan

Now that the bulk of the pandemic is behind us, many are looking for ways to get back in their old fitness routine or start a new one. Whether you’re back at the gym or in your home fitness center, here are seven tips for creating a new routine you’ll actually stick to!

Start Slow

When starting a fitness routine, many people make the mistake of taking on more than they are ...

Low-Impact Cardio Exercises to Keep Your Heart Healthy

As we get older, staying active can feel like it comes with a price—muscle and joint pain. But there are low-impact cardio alternatives that can keep you feeling fit and flexible without aggravating sensitive knees or hips!

 

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Movement, Meditation, and Nature: 5 Tips to Alleviate Stress

Stress has a negative impact on our mental and physical health. It can cause various physical ailments like headaches, stomachaches, tight muscles, fatigue, and even high blood pressure. Mentally, stress can make it difficult to concentrate or create memory problems.

But in our busy society run by the pressure of work, family, and the need to do more, how do we alleviate stress?

There are ...

Auto Thefts Reported in South Orange Police Blotter

September 17, 2021

Package Thefts

On Sept. 15 two victims reported packages stolen from their residence.  At approximately 3:15 pm, an individual entered a Prospect Street apartment building and stole packages in vestibule. At this time, the detective bureau is still waiting for video surveillance from the apartment building management.  The second incident occurred at a South Orange Avenue business ...

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Mon, September 27, 7:00 PM

South Orange

The Board of Trustees Meeting- Public Session

Government

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Wed, September 29, 10:30 AM

Bradley, Haeberle & Barth Funeral Home , Union

Brunch & Learn - Advance Funeral & Cremation ...

Business & Finance Education Health & Wellness Religions And Spirituality

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Wed, September 29, 2:00 PM

South Orange

South Orange Farmers Market

Food & Drink

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Thu, September 30, 7:00 PM

South Orange

Planning Board Special Meeting

Government

Tastefully Renovated Ranch

September 26, 2021

Welcome home to this stunning open concept ranch home. Redesigned by noted architect John James, this sophisticated yet comfortable home is designed with architectural details in mind. 

JESPY House Receives Grant from The Healthcare Foundation of NJ for Accessible Van

SOUTH ORANGE – JESPY House is proud to be the recent recipient of a generous grant from The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey (HFNJ). The grant allowed the South Orange-based nonprofit to make accessibility upgrades to their main program site, The Judi House, and purchase a fully accessible Ford van.

Established in 1978, JESPY House supports 260 clients with Intellectual & ...

Community FoodBank of New Jersey Spearheads First-Ever #GreatBigDiaperDrive

HILLSIDE, NJ—September 23, 2021 

To address diaper need throughout the state, the Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ) will hold its inaugural #GreatBigDiaperDrive in honor of National Diaper Need Awareness Week, occurring from September 27 through October 3. Leading the campaign are ...