Top Local News

New Jersey Rates Near The Bottom of 2019’s Best States to Retire: WalletHub

January 21, 2019

NEW JERSEY, NJ -- With almost 25 percent of all American adults having no retirement savings or pension, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on “Best States to Retire” list for 2019. To the surprise of few people, New Jersey ranked among the most worst, landing at No. 46 among the 50 states of the U.S.

WalletHub compared every state across 46 key metrics. The ...

Ice Hockey: Columbia-Nutley Beats East Side, 8-1

NEWARK, NJ -- The Columbia-Nutley hockey co-op turned in a decisive 8-1 victory over Newark East Side on Monday.

Eli Verdun, Chase Nicolette and Rocco Albanese scored two goals apiece for Columbia-Nutley (10-2-3), which broke the game wide open with five unanswered goals in the second period for a 6-0 lead.

Zach Fagin and Joe Melillo also scored goals in the victory. Melanie Conca ...

Snow Storm Headed to SOMA this Weekend: Latest Updates and Information

January 18, 2019

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The National Weather Service (NWS) has upgraded the Winter Storm Watch for this weekend to a Winter Storm Warning, which is in effect from noon on Saturday to 6 p.m on Sunday.

The 6 p.m. update from the NWS on Friday predicted "total snow accumulations of 6 to 10 inches and ice accumulations of around one tenth of an inch expected," which is an ...

Four Promotions and Two New Hires at the South Orange Fire Department

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – Four members of the South Orange Fire Department were promoted and two new firefighters were sworn-in by South Orange Village President Sheena Collum, at Monday night's meeting of the South Orange Board of Trustees.

Giovanni Grasso and Michael Pascuite were both promoted from firefighter to fire captain, and Michael Commins and John Denvir were promoted from fire ...

Ice Hockey: Columbia-Nutley Beats East Side, 8-1

January 21, 2019

NEWARK, NJ -- The Columbia-Nutley hockey co-op turned in a decisive 8-1 victory over Newark East Side on Monday.

Eli Verdun, Chase Nicolette and Rocco Albanese scored two goals apiece for Columbia-Nutley (10-2-3), which broke the game wide open with five unanswered goals in the second period for a 6-0 lead.

Zach Fagin and Joe Melillo also scored goals in the victory. Melanie Conca ...

Girls Basketball: Newark Academy Tops Columbia, 56-48

MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- Newark Academy overcame a three-point halftime deficit for a 56-48 girls basketball victory over Columbia on Thursday.

Ashley Phillip scored 16 points to lead Columbia (4-8), which led, 27-24, at halftime. Maia Little finished with 15 points for the Cougars.

Sam Keller paced Newark Academy in the first half, scoring 14 of her 20 points, Ivy Bethea complimented the scoring ...

British Swim School in Livingston to Host School Field Trip and Phys Ed Class

January 20, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ — British Swim School of The Oranges recently invited the students from Freedom Christian Academy in Orange to participate in an exclusive hour-long "Splashapalooza" event at its Livingston location at 39 W. Northfield Road.

This "Splashapalooza" event was held at the request of Shelley Remaly, principal of Freedom Christian Academy.

Perdue Chicken Nuggets Recalled

QUINCY, MA – Stop & Shop has announced a recall by Perdue Foods, LLC of approximately 68,244 pounds of ready to eat chicken nugget products.  The action comes after three people filed complaints of finding wood in the food according to the United States Department of Agriculture.

The nuggets were produced on October 25, 2018: 22 oz plastic bag packages of frozen ...

British Swim School in Livingston to Host School Field Trip and Phys Ed Class

January 20, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ — British Swim School of The Oranges recently invited the students from Freedom Christian Academy in Orange to participate in an exclusive hour-long "Splashapalooza" event at its Livingston location at 39 W. Northfield Road.

This "Splashapalooza" event was held at the request of Shelley Remaly, principal of Freedom Christian Academy.

Delayed Opening for South Orange and Maplewood Schools Friday, Jan. 18

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - All South Orange Maplewood School District schools will have a delayed opening on Friday, Jan. 18, according to an email from the school district early Friday morning.

For delayed opening, Montrose, elementary and middle schools start two hours later than their usually scheduled start times (see schedule below).

Columbia High School students should ...

Classic Maplewood Concert for Young People: Sunday, Jan. 20 at The Woodland

January 19, 2019

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Department of Recreation and Cultural Affairs will present a “Young People’s” classical music concert on Sunday, Jan. 20, according to a press release from Andrew Fishman of the Maplewood Office of Cultural Affairs.

The concert will be performed by the Maplewood Camerata, a 15-member ensemble of local musicians, and will includes two ...

Three SOMA Arts Organizations and Downtown South Orange Nominated for Discover Jersey Arts People's Choice Awards

BURLINGTON, NJ – Three SOMA arts organizations have been nominated for Discover Jersey Arts People's Choice Awards, and South Orange also has a nomination in the category "Favorite Downtown Arts District."

In addition to South Orange's nomination for Downtown Arts District, the other nominees are:

SOMA Film Festival for Favorite Film Festival
South Orange ...

Perdue Chicken Nuggets Recalled

January 19, 2019

QUINCY, MA – Stop & Shop has announced a recall by Perdue Foods, LLC of approximately 68,244 pounds of ready to eat chicken nugget products.  The action comes after three people filed complaints of finding wood in the food according to the United States Department of Agriculture.

The nuggets were produced on October 25, 2018: 22 oz plastic bag packages of frozen ...

Noodlefan Restaurant in South Orange Has Closed Permanently

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The South Orange location of the Thai and Asian cuisine restaurant Noodlefan has closed permanently, according to an update from Bob Zuckerman of the South Orange Village Center Alliance.

Noodlefan South Orange had been perviously closed in the summer of 2018, but had re-opened in the fall.

Noodlefan, which opened at 14 Academy St. in South Orange in ...

New Jersey Rates Near The Bottom of 2019’s Best States to Retire: WalletHub

January 21, 2019

NEW JERSEY, NJ -- With almost 25 percent of all American adults having no retirement savings or pension, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on “Best States to Retire” list for 2019. To the surprise of few people, New Jersey ranked among the most worst, landing at No. 46 among the 50 states of the U.S.

WalletHub compared every state across 46 key metrics. The ...

Deborah Davis Ford Announces Her Candidacy for South Orange Village President

January 20, 2019

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – Thursday evening, Jan. 17, current South Orange Trustee Deborah Davis Ford took center stage at Bunny’s following an introduction from her daughter, Rachel Ford. The room was filled with supporters, locals, family and elected officials from the state level.

“I’m running now, because this is the right time for me," said Ford. She also ...

Deborah Davis Ford Announces Her Candidacy for South Orange Village President

January 20, 2019

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – Thursday evening, Jan. 17, current South Orange Trustee Deborah Davis Ford took center stage at Bunny’s following an introduction from her daughter, Rachel Ford. The room was filled with supporters, locals, family and elected officials from the state level.

“I’m running now, because this is the right time for me," said Ford. She also ...

Seton Hall Employee Donates Kidney to First Responder in Need

January 8, 2019

WEST ORANGE, NJ — After hearing through NJ 101.5 evening radio host Steve Trevelise that his “oldest and dearest friend” Robbo Pisani, a fire captain with the North Hudson Fire Department, was struggling with kidney failure, West Orange resident Melissa Kohlman was so moved that she volunteered her own kidney for a living transplant.

In the weeks following the ...

South Orange: Christmas Tree Collection Through Feb. 22

January 10, 2019

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The South Orange Department of Public Works will "circle the Township" to pick up Christmas trees from Jan. 7 to Feb. 22, according to an update on the South Orange website.

In order to be eligible for collection, trees must be free of ornaments, lighting, and stands. The Department of Public Works also advised residents to be sure to remove trees from plastic ...

South Orange: Christmas Tree Collection Through Feb. 22

January 10, 2019

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The South Orange Department of Public Works will "circle the Township" to pick up Christmas trees from Jan. 7 to Feb. 22, according to an update on the South Orange website.

In order to be eligible for collection, trees must be free of ornaments, lighting, and stands. The Department of Public Works also advised residents to be sure to remove trees from plastic ...

TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

SOMA

Family-Friendly Chocolate Festival Coming to New Jersey Jan. 27

January 19, 2019

Attention chocoholics: The Chocolate Expo is coming to the Garden State Plaza in Paramaus, NJ, on Sunday, Jan. 27, from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Now in its 11th year, organizers claim that it’s America’s largest chocolate festival.

Local, regional and international vendors at the expo will offer tastings and sales of gourmet chocolates, baked goods, ...

Maplewood Police Blotter: Armed Robbery Reported at 7-Eleven

January 18, 2019

January 7, 2019; Armed Robbery; At approximately 1:30 AM, two males wearing mask entered the 7-Eleven on Springfield Ave.  One of the males took out a handgun and demanded that the clerk open the registers.  The two males then took the cash from the registers and fled the store.  The clerk was not injured.

January 7, 2019; Stolen Vehicle; At approximately ...

Millburn Police Blotter: Motor Vehicle Theft Reported at The Short Hills Mall

On January 8, 2019 Millburn Police Officer Lanni responded to a Myrtle Ave residence on a theft report. The resident reports the theft of a package valued at $150.00 containing a jacket. The incident is under investigation by the Millburn Police Detective Bureau.

On January 8, 2019 Millburn Police Officer O’Neill responded to Bloomingdales on a fraud report. Bloomingdales personnel ...

Rain Sunday Morning Followed by Large Drop in Temps Will Make North Jersey Travel Challenging

January 20, 2019

NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch through Sunday afternoon. Rain, heavy at times, will continue to about noon on Sunday. In the afternoon, temperatures will drop to around 25 and remain below freezing for the rest of the day and into Monday.

These temperature drops produce a condition called 'Black Ice" - the road may appear wet but is ...

Classic Maplewood Concert for Young People: Sunday, Jan. 20 at The Woodland

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Department of Recreation and Cultural Affairs will present a “Young People’s” classical music concert on Sunday, Jan. 20, according to a press release from Andrew Fishman of the Maplewood Office of Cultural Affairs.

The concert will be performed by the Maplewood Camerata, a 15-member ensemble of local musicians, and will includes two ...

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_96b95d3af2f24cd7b2fe_strange_attractors_-_poster

Fri, January 25, 6:00 PM

Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University, South Orange

Strange Attractors, Art Exhibition Opening ...

Arts & Entertainment

Carousel_image_abe1e265edd0fa914836_c00a5dbbd00849e632fc_img059

Sat, January 26, 10:00 AM

Maplewood Memorial Library, Maplewood

Bag-of-Books Sale - Friends of Maplewood Library

Education Giving Back

Carousel_image_7bd6b7b888c66970dedc_300x250arts-training-open-house

Sat, January 26, 11:00 AM

NJPAC Center for Arts Education, Newark

Open House! Saturday & Summer Programs at NJPAC

Arts & Entertainment Education

Short Hills Conductor to Lead Beethoven's 9th at Carnegie Hall

January 20, 2019

SHORT HILLS, NJ - Singapore-born American conductor, George Mathew, founder and Artistic Director of Music for Life International, has emerged as one of the leading forces in the classical music world bringing symphonic music to focus on global humanitarian issues and crises at the beginning of the 21st Century. In recent seasons, he has appeared in the US, Australia, Jordan, India, Panama, ...

Suspect in Custody After Assault at Oscar's Deli in Millburn

MILLBURN, NJ - According to the Millburn Police department, an assault occured at Oscar's Deli in downtown Millburn on Thursday.

Lt. Blazinski of the Millburn Police Department confirmed to TAPinto Millburn Thhursday afternoon that the specific incident happened and that it took place at the afformentiontioned location. However, no other details could be shared, as they ...

Union Police Seeking Help in Grandchild in Distress Scam

January 20, 2019

UNION, NJ – Union police are investigating a “grandchild in distress” scam and seeking help.

According to Union police, a senior citizen from out of state received a phone call from a person claiming to be a lawyer.  The individual told the victim his grandson was in a car accident and had been arrested.  The lawyer informed the victim that his grandson required ...

Tips for Driving in Snow and Ice

NEW JERSEY - Winter storms, bad weather and sloppy road conditions are a factor in nearly half a million crashes and more than 2,000 road deaths every winter, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. In fact, about 46 percent of all crashes involving bad weather take place in the winter.

AAA analyzed bad weather and crashes over a five-year period. The study found that the highest ...

Morristown Medical Center Decreased Readmissions by Over 10 Percent

January 21, 2019

Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center has been recognized by the New Jersey Hospital Association with the prestigious 2019 Excellence in Quality Improvement Award for its work to decrease readmission rates for patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

“Morristown Medical Center has been diligently assessing and enhancing its programs to ensure the ...

Emeritus Atlantic Health System Board Member Named Trustee of the Year

Robert E. Mulcahy III wins NJHA Healthcare Leader AwardRobert E. Mulcahy III wins NJHA Healthcare Leader Award

Atlantic Health System is proud to announce that Robert E. Mulcahy III was named 2019 Health System Trustee of the Year by the New Jersey Hospital Association. The Trustee of the Year honor, one of the Healthcare Leader Awards bestowed annually by NJHA, recognizes outstanding ...

Update from the South Orange Office of Emergency Management: January 19 Winter Storm

The Township of South Orange Village Office of Emergency Management is monitoring the impending Winter Storm.

Please check the website for updated information throughout the storm.

Weather:

PRECIPITATION DEVELOPING AS: SNOW ON (DAY): SATURDAY AT APPROXIMATELY: 4-6PM

PRECIPITATION CHANGING TO: RAIN BETWEEN: 10PM-MIDNIGHT ON: SATURDAY NIGHT THEN CHANGING TO: SNOW BETWEEN: ...