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Maplewood Health Dept. Completes Inspection of Columbia H.S. Bathrooms: Finds Them 'Overall Well Maintained;' Cites 21 Repairs Needed

November 14, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Health Department has completed its inspection of the Columbia High School (CHS) bathrooms, and while they found overall they are "well-maintained," there are multiple repairs that need to be made, with the report citing 21 specific issues.

The report also highlights some other areas of concern, including vandalism and that "students ...

More Than $160,000 Raised at RWJBarnabas Running with the Devils 5K

WEST ORANGE, NJ — More than $160,000 was raised at RWJBarnabas Health’s (RWJBH) second annual Running with the Devils 5K Run and Walk in support of RWJBH and the New Jersey Devils’ collective effort to build stronger communities by promoting healthy, active lifestyles and world-class healthcare.

Proceeds from the race, held at Essex County’s ...

Maplewood Police Officers Hold 'Pets For Vets' 5K Run Fundraiser on Veterans Day

November 12, 2018

MAPLWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood PBA (Local #44) with the help of the Maplewood Police Department's Community Service Bureau, hosted a 5k "Pets For Vets" 5K run, which was a fundraiser for Troopers Assisting Troopers, a NJ State Police organization that raises money to purchase service dogs for veterans suffering from PTSD.

The Pets for Vets run was held in Maplewood ...

South Orange Police Report Three Incidents of Criminal Mischief on Halloween Night

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Three incidents of Criminal Mischief were reported on Halloween night, according to the South Orange Police Blotter.

SMASHED HALLOWEEN ORNAMENT ON BERKELEY AVENUE

A Berkeley Avenue resident reported that at about 8:35 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31, an unknown group of juveniles knocked over and smashed a glass Halloween ornament that was outside his home. The group ...

More Than $160,000 Raised at RWJBarnabas Running with the Devils 5K

November 14, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — More than $160,000 was raised at RWJBarnabas Health’s (RWJBH) second annual Running with the Devils 5K Run and Walk in support of RWJBH and the New Jersey Devils’ collective effort to build stronger communities by promoting healthy, active lifestyles and world-class healthcare.

Proceeds from the race, held at Essex County’s ...

Maplewood Health Dept. Completes Inspection of Columbia H.S. Bathrooms: Finds Them 'Overall Well Maintained;' Cites 21 Repairs Needed

November 14, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Health Department has completed its inspection of the Columbia High School (CHS) bathrooms, and while they found overall they are "well-maintained," there are multiple repairs that need to be made, with the report citing 21 specific issues.

The report also highlights some other areas of concern, including vandalism and that "students ...

Families and PTA Renovate Girls Bathroom at Jefferson Elementary School in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - With recent attention on possible unsanitary conditions at the bathrooms at local South Orange and Maplewood schools, there is one school where the bathrooms have received notice for how good they look: the girls bathroom at Jefferson Elementary School.

As the school year began, Jackie Spoerel and her family, with the support of the PTA, worked Labor Day ...

Maplewood Health Dept. Completes Inspection of Columbia H.S. Bathrooms: Finds Them 'Overall Well Maintained;' Cites 21 Repairs Needed

November 14, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Health Department has completed its inspection of the Columbia High School (CHS) bathrooms, and while they found overall they are "well-maintained," there are multiple repairs that need to be made, with the report citing 21 specific issues.

The report also highlights some other areas of concern, including vandalism and that "students ...

Power Out in South Orange, Mostly Restored by Tuesday Night

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - More than 1,500 households in South Orange were without power at about 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, according to the PSE&G power outage map, which also showed that power restoration was estimated for between 6:15 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. that night. The number of households without power was estimated at about 22% of PSE&G customers in South Orange.

As of about 11 p.m. on ...

Photos: Best Places for Fall Foliage in SOMA and New Jersey

November 10, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Fall foliage has been at its peak the last few weeks in South Orange and Maplewood, and TAPinto SOMA is sharing some of the best local places enjoy the autumn foliage.

To have your photos added to the gallery here or to share your favorite spots to find fall foliage in and around SOMA, email asandler@tapinto.net.

Favorite Fall Foliage Places in ...

Annual SouthNEXT Festival This Weekend

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - SouthNEXT is back for its fourth annual collision of inspirational ideas this weekend, Nov. 10 and Nov. 11.

SouthNEXT, which is described by organizers as "New Jersey’s festival that explores our similarities by celebrating our differences," returns again to the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) on Nov. 10, and for the first time, ...

Slow Food Northern New Jersey to Hold Special 'Terra Madre Day' Indoor Farmers Market in Maplewood on Dec. 9

November 9, 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 ...

239 Cases of Pistachios Have Been Recalled Due to Possible Health Risk

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - Two hundred thirty nine cases of roasted and salted in shell pistachios have been recalled due to the potential of being contaminated with Salmonella said the Barcelona Nut Company. A routine test revealed the health issue, they said.

Salmonella is an an organism that can cause serious and sometimes-fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others ...

Construction Continues in Maplewood Village Through Friday; Parts of Maplewood Avenue to be Closed to Vehicles on Wednesday

November 13, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - An extensive roadway construction project is underway in Maplewood Village, with repairs and improvements being made to sidewalks and roads. 

According to an update from the Township of Maplewood, the milling stage has been completed, and Maplewood Avenue will be closed to vehicles for paving and striping on Wednesday, Nov. 14. The paving is scheduled for 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., ...

Maplewood Health Dept. Completes Inspection of Columbia H.S. Bathrooms: Finds Them 'Overall Well Maintained;' Cites 21 Repairs Needed

November 14, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Health Department has completed its inspection of the Columbia High School (CHS) bathrooms, and while they found overall they are "well-maintained," there are multiple repairs that need to be made, with the report citing 21 specific issues.

The report also highlights some other areas of concern, including vandalism and that "students ...

South Orange - Maplewood Board of Education: Cuttle, Maini and Farfan Win Based on Unofficial Results

November 7, 2018

This article was updated at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday to reflect updated vote totals from the Essex County Clerk's office.

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - There were eleven candidates on the ballot vying for three positions on the South Orange - Maplewood Board of Education (SOMBOE): Narda Chisholm-Greene, Michael Laskowski, Bruno Navarro, Shannon Cuttle, Felisha George, Avery Julien, Marian ...

More Than $160,000 Raised at RWJBarnabas Running with the Devils 5K

November 14, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — More than $160,000 was raised at RWJBarnabas Health’s (RWJBH) second annual Running with the Devils 5K Run and Walk in support of RWJBH and the New Jersey Devils’ collective effort to build stronger communities by promoting healthy, active lifestyles and world-class healthcare.

Proceeds from the race, held at Essex County’s ...

Photos: Best Places for Fall Foliage in SOMA and New Jersey

November 10, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Fall foliage has been at its peak the last few weeks in South Orange and Maplewood, and TAPinto SOMA is sharing some of the best local places enjoy the autumn foliage.

To have your photos added to the gallery here or to share your favorite spots to find fall foliage in and around SOMA, email asandler@tapinto.net.

Favorite Fall Foliage Places in ...

TAPinto SOMA Readers Share Their Halloween Photos and Traditions

October 31, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Happy Halloween from TAPinto SOMA!

Please send photos of yourself, your children, your pets, and your home dressed up for Halloween to asandler@tapinto.net and we’ll share them in this photo gallery.

Does your family or neighborhood have Halloween traditions - please share those as well, so we can include them in the update to ...

Maplewood Holds 15th Annual Veterans Day Ceremony Honoring Those Who Served and Continue to Serve

November 11, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Veterans Day was observed and celebrated in the Maplewood Municipal Building on Sunday, 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 Deputy Mayor Frank McGehee called the ceremony to order.

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Warm and Fuzzy

Thanksgiving is a little over a week away and if you are anything like us you may be stressing over what to wear on the big day. Whether you are cooking for your whole family, friends or letting someone else do all the work we have just what you need to help you look and feel warm and fuzzy.

Men you would look swagger in one of our retro cashmere sweaters and ladies we have new flannel ...

A year later...

This week is a big one at Sadie's. Sunday November 4th we will be celebrating our one year anniversary and what a fun year it has been. We have worked with many amazing local charities hosting various events from fashion shows to bake sales, hired sales associates from Seton Hall and in the summer Columbia High graduates. This amazing community has made our first year a huge success, and ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 22

On this week’s AtlantiCast, learn how Atlantic Health System is accelerating the pace of medical breakthroughs in the fight against cancer, AHS and the New York Jets make a crucial catch, meet New Jersey’s only cardiac “Shock Team,” find out some key warning signs to know if you have Thyroid Cancer and much more!

 

Christopher Trzaska For South Orange Maplewood BOE

November 4, 2018

As residents of Maplewood since 2005, my wife Janet and I have had the great fortune of seeing our children Christopher and Katie (a senior and freshman at Columbia High School, respectively) grow and thrive in the district for the past 11 years. As an active participant in their pursuits and their schools, I have gained more than a decade of personal experience and knowledge, which today ...

Creativity: A STEAM-Powered Curriculum Provides a Better Educational Toolkit

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.”
— Albert Einstein

When deciding to run for one of three spots on the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education, I wanted to see three things addressed in our school district — Transparency, ...

Maplewood Police Blotter - Teenager Arrested, Charged with Theft

November 12, 2018

October 29, 2018; Motor Vehicle Theft; During the early morning hours a van was stolen from a residence on VanNess Ter.

October 30, 2018; Theft; At approximately 9:45 PM a male walking on Academy St was approached by an unknown male who stole his backpack. Officers responded to the area and were able to locate the male and backpack. The male, identified as 18 year old ...

South Orange Police Blotter: Arrest Made in Car Burglaries; Attempted Burglary on Foster Court

South Orange Police Blotter as of Nov. 9

Warrant Arrest - Masiah Bynum, a 20 year old South Orange resident was arrested on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at approximately 1:30 p.m. for two outstanding arrest warrants out of Pemberton Township. Detectives, who were familiar with Bynum and previously aware of the active warrants observed him walking along Irvington Avenue. Detectives ...

Power Out in South Orange, Mostly Restored by Tuesday Night

November 13, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - More than 1,500 households in South Orange were without power at about 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, according to the PSE&G power outage map, which also showed that power restoration was estimated for between 6:15 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. that night. The number of households without power was estimated at about 22% of PSE&G customers in South Orange.

As of about 11 p.m. on ...

Construction Continues in Maplewood Village Through Friday; Parts of Maplewood Avenue to be Closed to Vehicles on Wednesday

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - An extensive roadway construction project is underway in Maplewood Village, with repairs and improvements being made to sidewalks and roads. 

According to an update from the Township of Maplewood, the milling stage has been completed, and Maplewood Avenue will be closed to vehicles for paving and striping on Wednesday, Nov. 14. The paving is scheduled for 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., ...

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Thu, November 15, 3:00 PM

Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, South Orange

Symphony Concert for Seniors at Temple Sharey ...

Arts & Entertainment

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Thu, November 15, 7:00 PM

Millburn Free Public Library, Millburn

Judy Gottscho Eichinger Speaks on Sibling Loss at ...

Arts & Entertainment Education Health & Wellness

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Thu, November 15, 8:00 PM

Par440 Restaurant & Lounge, Short Hills

Latin Night at Par440

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink

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Sat, November 17, 10:00 AM

Maplewood Memorial LIbrary, Maplewood

Fall Book Sale - Friends of Maplewood Library

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Thank You from Board of Education Candidate Bruno Navarro

November 7, 2018

When I sat in the hallway outside the Essex County Clerk’s Office in July, trying to think of a three-word slogan for my Board of Education run, the words “Transparency, Accountability, Dignity” quickly came to mind.

Over the course of the next few months, I sat in living rooms, coffee shops and schoolyards across South Orange and Maplewood — and even a ...

Vote for Maini and Farfan for SOMSD Board of Education

Dear Editor,

I am writing to endorse Annemarie Maini and Javier Farfan for the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education.

For the past 10 months, I have had the pleasure of serving on the Board with Annemarie Maini, and in the last few months have had the opportunity to get to know Javier Farfan. I wholeheartedly and without reservation support both for seats on the SOMSD Board of ...

Atlantic View

Morristown Medical Center Becomes First Hospital to Implement BEACON Advanced Energy Laser System

Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center has become the first hospital to implement the BEACON Advanced Energy Laser System, a unique tissue-sparing, CO2 laser-driven system which enables physicians to conduct complex surgeries in space-restricted areas of the body with greater accuracy and precision than ever before.

While flexible fiber-based CO2 surgery has long ...

More Than $160,000 Raised at RWJBarnabas Running with the Devils 5K

November 14, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — More than $160,000 was raised at RWJBarnabas Health’s (RWJBH) second annual Running with the Devils 5K Run and Walk in support of RWJBH and the New Jersey Devils’ collective effort to build stronger communities by promoting healthy, active lifestyles and world-class healthcare.

Proceeds from the race, held at Essex County’s ...

Police Search for Clues as Identity Released of 41-Year-Old Woman Fatally Stabbed in Montclair

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Montclair Police
Chief Todd Conforti announced Tuesday, that the Montclair Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor's Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating the fatal stabbing of a female victim identified as Tameeka Johnson, 41, of Montclair.

Montclair Police discovered ...

Missing Mountain Lakes Teen Has Been Found

November 13, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Law enforcement officials have stated that Thomas Kolding, the missing 15-year-old teenager from Mountain Lakes, has been found. According to police, he is safe.

Kolding has been missing since October 30. Law enforcement confirmed that he traveled by train from Denville to Newark – Broad Street Station. From there, he traveled by train from Broad ...

Missing 15 Year Old From Mountain Lakes Last Seen in Philadelphia; Could Be in Ohio

MOUNTAIN LAKES, NJ -- Law enforcement officials have stated that Thomas Kolding, the missing 15-year-old from Mountain Lakes, has been seen in Philadelphia, PA, on the corner of Race and 5th Streets, at approximately 3 p.m. the afternoon of November 3.

Thomas Kolding, who lives with his parents in Mountain Lakes is still missing, said Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp.

NJAWBO Annual Holiday Dinner & Expo for Women Business Owners November 29 at The Bethwood in Totowa

November 13, 2018

The New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners (NJAWBO) Annual Statewide Holiday Dinner and Expo will take place on November 29 at The Bethwood, 38 Lackawanna Ave, Totowa, New Jersey 07512, from 5:30 to 8:00pm.This festive holiday networking event provides an opportunity for women business owners (and those who would like to do business with them) to celebrate the season; network with ...

Vendors wanted for JESPY House Holiday Craft Fair

JESPY House is looking for vendors to participate in a Holiday Craft Fair that will take place Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 11am-3pm. It will be held at the Judi House, 110 Irvington Avenue, South Orange, NJ.

Vendors selling various products are needed. The cost is $15.00 per table. JESPY asks that vendors be willing to gift 5% of their profits back to JESPY House. A portion of JESPY's ...

Create New Holiday Memories with Sound, Light, Model Trains and Family Fun in Union

A favorite Union County tradition returns this year with the annual Holiday Sound and Light Show hosted by The Model Railroad Club.

The centerpiece of this festive extravaganza is the club’s sprawling, meticulously detailed HO scale layout at the A. Paul Mallery Model Railroad Center, located in a mixed-use area of Union County’s Lenape Park off Route 22 East in Union ...