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New Jersey Date Night: Cookies Aren’t Just for Kids

August 25, 2019

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

As summer comes to a close and school doors open, the kids will return to their structured lives while parents breathe a sigh of relief as everyone goes back to their normal routine. 

If they’re lucky, kids will occasionally return home from their eventful day to share their adventures over a ...

Ignition Locks Now Required for All First Time DWI Drivers in New Jersey

TRENTON  —New Jersey became the 34th state in the country to to mandate ignition interlock devices for all drunk-driving offenders, that includes those convicted for their first offense. 

The law actually loosens overall penalties and suspension as New Jersey seeks to allow offenders to be able to drive to work and live normally. The drivers are required to blow a sober breath ...

Ignition Locks Now Required for All First Time DWI Drivers in New Jersey

August 24, 2019

TRENTON  —New Jersey became the 34th state in the country to to mandate ignition interlock devices for all drunk-driving offenders, that includes those convicted for their first offense. 

The law actually loosens overall penalties and suspension as New Jersey seeks to allow offenders to be able to drive to work and live normally. The drivers are required to blow a sober breath ...

Four Juvenile Males Taken Into Custody Following Thefts

Lt. Christopher Black, Midnight Patrol/Intelligence issued this information regarding several cases of stolen merchandise from unsecured vehicles.

August 13, 2019; Thefts from Autos; During the early morning hours, several unsecured vehicles in the area of Brookwood Dr and Boyden Ave were entered and items stolen.  Four juvenile males were located and taken into custody following the ...

Mikayla Montano of Maplewood, One of the North Jersey High School Students Graduate from Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University MINDS Program

August 23, 2019

NUTLEY, NJ - Maplewood's Mikayla Montano is one of the 14 New Jersey high school students aho, graduated from the Medical Internship Navigating Diversity & Science (MINDS) Program at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University on Thursday Aug. 22. The 14 students were chosen from a pool of almost 300 applicants to the internship program, now in its ...

Saint Barnabas Medical Center Announces Opening of New Human Milk Depot

Livingston, NJ – The first milk bank in New Jersey has officially opened at Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) in Livingston, which held a grand opening ceremony for the new Human Milk Depot and Well Baby Donor Milk Program last week. 

The project was completed in partnership with Mothers’ Milk Bank Northeast, which has 27 bank members and distributed almost 6.5 million ...

Montclair Gun Violence Mural Sparks Community Debate

August 24, 2019

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair parents are raising concerns after an anti-gun-violence mural painted by Montclair High School students is appropriate for children to see.

The new mural entitled, "Never Again," located under the train trestle on Chestnut Street, has sparked debate among neighbors, who think the images may be too graphic for students to see.

The images painted ...

Elizabeth Meola Aaron Named Summit High School Assistant Principal

SUMMIT, NJ - Elizabeth Meola Aaron, who taught for seven years at Summit High School and for four years at Asbury Park High School, has been selected as Assistant Principal of Summit High School. Aaron, who is anticipated to be approved by the Summit Board of Education at its September 10 meeting, succeeds Lorena Dolan who left the Hilltop City District July 16 to become the principal ...

HomeGrown: Asbury Park Visits Watermark, a Venue Rooted in Community and Connection

August 23, 2019

ASBURY PARK, NJ -- This week, HomeGrown: Asbury Park visits Watermark, the go-to gathering spot located on the Asbury Park boardwalk. Host Stephanie Willoughby sat down with Watermark’s Owner & Creator, Russell Lewis, to discuss both the history and vibe of Watermark and the larger community of Asbury Park. 

Watermark is located on Ocean Avenue, steps away from local landmarks ...

Steve Adubato & Former ESPN Host, Bob Ley, Discuss Compensation for College Athletes

NEW JERSEY -- Bob Ley, former host of “Outside the Lines,” on ESPN, appeared on One-on-One with Steve Adubato recently and came out in support of student athletes receiving pay for their participation on college teams. 

Ley, a multiple Emmy Award-winner, had been the longest tenured on-air employee of the sports network. He joined ESPN just three days after their launch in ...

Popular Asbury Park Donut Shop Gains Both Neighborhood and National Success

ASBURY PARK, NJ – In our newest episode, HomeGrown visits Purple Glaze Donuts, an award-winning bakery on Summerfield Avenue. Open for four years in Asbury Park, the donuts are made by a mother and son team, and have already become a celebrated part of the community.

The shop opened in 2015 and began having success shortly thereafter. “We’ve slowly gotten the word out,” ...

Montclair Gun Violence Mural Sparks Community Debate

August 24, 2019

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair parents are raising concerns after an anti-gun-violence mural painted by Montclair High School students is appropriate for children to see.

The new mural entitled, "Never Again," located under the train trestle on Chestnut Street, has sparked debate among neighbors, who think the images may be too graphic for students to see.

The images painted ...

Seton Hall University Student to Attend Radio Conference at the University of Cambridge

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. – Seton Hall University senior and WSOU 89.5 FM news director Robert Towey will co-lead a hands-on workshop at the Alternatives 2019 International Student Radio Conference, hosted at the University of Cambridge in England.

Towey, who was personally invited by the conference to participate as an instructor, is the only college student to teach a workshop at ...

Kitchen a la Mode is the Place for College Kitchen Basics

August 19, 2019

 

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – Kitchen a la Mode (19 South Orange Avenue) is one stop to make as you prepare your daughter or son for the coming year away from home at school. Cat Fisher and her staff have a varied selection of everyday essentials for use in the kitchen as well as during the day away from their abode and are ready to assist in selecting the appropriate items.

Here’s ...

Hobby's Deli, a Newark Landmark, Reopens Dining Room After Fire

Just five weeks after a fire ripped through Hobby's Deli in Newark, the landmark downtown eatery fully reopened for business, proving that if you rebuild it, they will come. 

"It's not a celebration - it's a relief," said Marc Brummer, co-owner of Hobby's, as he walked around attending to customers on Tuesday when the dining room reopened after a blaze burned the ...

Judge Faces Ethics Charges For Telling Woman to Sell Racy Photos of Herself

August 18, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - A Middlesex County Superior Court judge has apologized for his conduct during a family court hearing in January in which he told a woman, who was seeking to have suggestive photos of herself returned, that she should sell photos of herself to Hugh Hefner.

Judge Alberto Rivas is facing charges of violating the judicial code by making the comments during a hearing on Jan.

Governor Murphy Arrives in Montclair to Announce Greater NJ Transit Transparency

August 21, 2019

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Governor Murphy was at the Bay Street Station in Montclair on Monday to sign an executive order improving transparency at NJ Transit by requiring NJ Transit rail performance metrics to be shared with the public on a monthly basis.  

"In just a few minutes, I will sign an executive order requiring greater public transparency into the actual number of ...

Roadwork Updates for Maplewood Village and Downtown South Orange

August 24, 2019

Roadwork continues in Maplewood Village and on Sloan Street in the center of South Orange.

Paver construction will take place this Monday on Maplewood Avenue, commencing on the east side of Maplewood Avenue and Baker Street, township officials said in a news alert posted on the municipality's website.

Work will start at 7:30 a.m. and is expected to be finished by 5 ...

Bloomfield BOE Votes to Move School Board Election from November to April

August 11, 2019

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Amid controversy among several parents, educators, and some board members, the Bloomfield Board of Education voted 4-1 to pass a resolution to move the school board election from November to April.

The vote was held during a special, last-minute, public meeting held Friday evening, Aug. 9 at the School Administration Building. The change is effective for the current ...

Cross-Country Cancer Crusader Visits Summit's Overlook Before Completing Seventh 'Tour de America'

August 12, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - He hasn't slept in his own bed for 14 months and, in his own words, "his body is shot", but Brent Bundy is set to complete the sixth edition of something most folks couldn't even contemplate doing -- riding across the United States on a bicycle.

Bundy doesn't do it for fun or fitness, rather the 'Tour de America' treks are labors ...

Lead Levels Test Normal at Water Fountain in South Orange

August 20, 2019

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – Lead levels that tested high in a water fountain at South Mountain Elementary School are now “back to normal,” according to South Orange Maplewood School District Business Administrator Paul Roth.

The water fountain near Room 102 was taken offline last month because it tested above normal lead levels, “registering at 15.7 ppb which is above the ...

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New Jersey Date Night: Cookies Aren’t Just for Kids

August 25, 2019

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

As summer comes to a close and school doors open, the kids will return to their structured lives while parents breathe a sigh of relief as everyone goes back to their normal routine. 

If they’re lucky, kids will occasionally return home from their eventful day to share their adventures over a ...

Rolling Stones in the Meadowlands: NJ TRANSIT Got It Right – Again!

NJ TRANSIT got it right – Again – during both of the Rolling Stones concerts held in the Meadowlands this month. Kudos to the agency and to the Governor’s office for stepping up again to find solutions to a very difficult situation.

When the Agency gets it right – it’s expected, and no one applauds. Of course, when issues occur, the Agency is challenged and too ...

Atlantic Health System Hospitals earn “LGBTQ Health Care Equality Leader” Designation in Healthcare Equality Index

 

With a commitment to being inclusive and welcoming of all, Atlantic Health System announced that each of its six hospitals earned the “LGBTQ Health Care Equality Leader” designation and a top score of 100 on the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). This is the second consecutive year Morristown, Overlook, Newton, Chilton and Hackettstown ...

Healing the Brain - Sudden Seizure Leads to Brain Tumor Discovery

It’s every parent’s worst nightmare – a phone call saying that his or her child is in the emergency department. That was the call Erik and Suzan Sletteland received at 2:30am on July 3, 2015. As they raced to the hospital, all they knew was that their son, Sam, had suffered a seizure.

“We were scheduled to vacation with Sam and his brothers for the 4th of July,” ...

Milestones

Milestone Birthday Celebration

August 25, 2019

MAPLEWOOD, NJ = Last Thursday, after the storm, friends and family gathered to celebrate Susan Schwart’s milestone birthday. The Nyack Boat Club was the perfect setting for the party Sue’s children, Dana Leslie and Ron, organized. Husband Howard helped Sue blow out the candles on the cake, and delivered a loving tribute 

Cohens of Maplewood are a Dog Family Again

Thanks to OSCAR (One Save Closer Animal Rescue) of Sparta, NJ, the Cohen family of Maplewood welcomed Archie, a Corgi-Shepherd mix, to his new forever home on August 18, 2019. After a long journey from West Virginia, Archie got a clean bill of health from South Orange Animal Hospital and looks forward to meeting new friends and experiencing his first winter.

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Thieves Steal Cars Out of South Orange Residents' Driveways

August 13, 2019

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The South Orange Police Department reports on shoplifting incidents and other crimes that occurred in town over the past week.

Auto theft

On Aug. 11, 2019 during the overnight hours, a Harding Drive resident reports that his Audi Q-7 was stolen from his driveway. The South Orange Detective Bureau is investigating.

Shoplifting arrest

On Aug. 10, ...

Roadwork Updates for Maplewood Village and Downtown South Orange

August 24, 2019

Roadwork continues in Maplewood Village and on Sloan Street in the center of South Orange.

Paver construction will take place this Monday on Maplewood Avenue, commencing on the east side of Maplewood Avenue and Baker Street, township officials said in a news alert posted on the municipality's website.

Work will start at 7:30 a.m. and is expected to be finished by 5 ...

Kitchen a la Mode is the Place for College Kitchen Basics

 

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – Kitchen a la Mode (19 South Orange Avenue) is one stop to make as you prepare your daughter or son for the coming year away from home at school. Cat Fisher and her staff have a varied selection of everyday essentials for use in the kitchen as well as during the day away from their abode and are ready to assist in selecting the appropriate items.

Here’s ...

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Mon, August 26, 9:00 AM

Community Church, Short Hills, Short Hills

Vacation Bible Camp at Community Church, Short ...

Religions And Spirituality

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Mon, August 26, 2:00 PM

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Maplewood Farmers Market

Food & Drink

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Mon, August 26, 7:00 PM

Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts, Maplewood

Auditions for Maplewood Strollers' "Working: The ...

Arts & Entertainment

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Wed, August 28, 2:00 PM

Sloan Street Parking Lot 9, South Orange

South Orange Farmers Market

Certified Nursing Assistant Charged With Killing Nursing Home Patient in Cedar Grove

August 16, 2019

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced Friday that Certified Nursing
Assistant (CNA) Monique Beaucejour, 46, of Bloomfield has been charged with reckless manslaughter for
causing the death of 85-year-old Fannie McClain.

McClain, who previously lived in Bloomfield, was a resident at the Waterview Nursing Home located at 536
Ridge Road in Cedar ...

Bloomfield BOE Votes to Move School Board Election from November to April

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Amid controversy among several parents, educators, and some board members, the Bloomfield Board of Education voted 4-1 to pass a resolution to move the school board election from November to April.

The vote was held during a special, last-minute, public meeting held Friday evening, Aug. 9 at the School Administration Building. The change is effective for the current ...

Montclair Gun Violence Mural Sparks Community Debate

August 24, 2019

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair parents are raising concerns after an anti-gun-violence mural painted by Montclair High School students is appropriate for children to see.

The new mural entitled, "Never Again," located under the train trestle on Chestnut Street, has sparked debate among neighbors, who think the images may be too graphic for students to see.

The images painted ...

Elizabeth Meola Aaron Named Summit High School Assistant Principal

SUMMIT, NJ - Elizabeth Meola Aaron, who taught for seven years at Summit High School and for four years at Asbury Park High School, has been selected as Assistant Principal of Summit High School. Aaron, who is anticipated to be approved by the Summit Board of Education at its September 10 meeting, succeeds Lorena Dolan who left the Hilltop City District July 16 to become the principal ...

Westfield Wants Everyone to Know About This ‘Creepy’ Story

August 22, 2019

WESTFIELD, NJ — It’s the creepy story this town wants everyone to know about. It’s also a bit kooky.

Leveraging both the success of last year’s town-wide festival honoring town native Charles Addams and the release of a new animated “The Addams Family” film set for October, organizers in Westfield are looking to make AddamsFest a regional ...

Kids Should Be Seen

August 25, 2019

 

Don’t get caught in the dark! 

Local Promotional Products experts I Miller International has brought in a limited number of highly reflective backpacks for the 2019-2020 school  year.  

These backpacks light up when headlights are reflected on them.

Our community is dark. If you want your children to be safe as the days get shorter this ...

Th Strollers Announces Casting Calls for Working - The Musical

Auditions

The Strollers community theater of Maplewood is holding auditions for its production of Working, The Musical. (No appointment necessary)                                                                      ...

NJ Human Services Invests Nearly $4 Million in Combatting the Opioid Epidemic

Funding supports prevention and recovery; Builds on Department’s work to expand treatment

TRENTON - New Jersey Department of Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today announced that the Department has awarded nearly $4 million to provide services to help individuals with opioid use disorder sustain their recovery and to support initiatives to educate older New Jerseyans about ...