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South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race and Seton Hall Students Request Participation in Research Project

November 15, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race (CCR) is requesting the community's participation in a research project, with responses being collected through Nov. 17.

 

The survey is being conducted by Market Research Students at Seton Hall University, who are working closely with the CCR, according to the introduction to the ...

Woman Dies After Vehicle is Hit by NJ Transit Train in New Providence

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - A vehicle traveling on Union Avenue was struck by the NJ Transit Gladstone Line train at the intersection of Union and Rose avenues in New Providence on Thursday evening around 6 p.m. after leaving the Murray Hill Station.

The female driver was brought to Morristown Memorial Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, according to reports by NJTPD.  The identity of ...

Thursday's Snowstorm in SOMA Causes Cancellations, Closures, Gridlock, Impassable Streets, Major School Bus Delays

November 15, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - A snowstorm on Thursday caused cancellations, closures, major traffic problems, and impassable streets that prevented school buses from completing their routes.

Here are the latest updates:

From Maplewood Police at 4:20 p.m.:

All Jitney routes are cancelled due to emergency weather (snow) conditions.
Roads are currently unsafe for travel.

From ...

Police Say No Credible Threat From 'Inappropriate Picture of a Weapon' on Columbia H.S. Student's Social Media Account

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Columbia High School (CHS) Administrative Team sent an email to CHS families at about 2 p.m. on Wednesday, informing them that a student had shown school administration an "inappropriate picture of a weapon on another student's Instagram account."

School administrators worked with the Maplewood Police Department, and "determined there is no ...

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 ...

Delayed Opening for South Orange Maplewood Schools on Friday, Nov. 16

November 15, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - South Orange Maplewood School District schools will have a delayed opening on Friday, Nov. 16, according to an email from the school district at about 9:30 p.m. on Thursday.

The full email is below:

Dear SOMSD Families and Staff,

South Orange Maplewood Schools will all have a delayed opening tomorrow, Friday, November 16, 2018. 

For delayed ...

Thursday's Snowstorm in SOMA Causes Cancellations, Closures, Gridlock, Impassable Streets, Major School Bus Delays

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - A snowstorm on Thursday caused cancellations, closures, major traffic problems, and impassable streets that prevented school buses from completing their routes.

Here are the latest updates:

From Maplewood Police at 4:20 p.m.:

All Jitney routes are cancelled due to emergency weather (snow) conditions.
Roads are currently unsafe for travel.

From ...

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, ...

Enjoy Thanksgiving at Par 440 Restaurant & Lounge in Short Hills

November 15, 2018

SHORT HILLS, NJ - Par 440 Restaurant & Lounge will have a special prix fixe Thanksgiving Menu, as well as their regular menu, on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 22.

Thanksgiving menu highlights at Par 440 include Butternut Squash soup to start, a roast turkey entree with all the traditional fixings, and dessert choices like Dutch Apple Pie and Bread Pudding with Wild ...

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

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 ...

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., ...

Thursday's Snowstorm in SOMA Causes Cancellations, Closures, Gridlock, Impassable Streets, Major School Bus Delays

November 15, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - A snowstorm on Thursday caused cancellations, closures, major traffic problems, and impassable streets that prevented school buses from completing their routes.

Here are the latest updates:

From Maplewood Police at 4:20 p.m.:

All Jitney routes are cancelled due to emergency weather (snow) conditions.
Roads are currently unsafe for travel.

From ...

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 ...

South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race and Seton Hall Students Request Participation in Research Project

November 15, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race (CCR) is requesting the community's participation in a research project, with responses being collected through Nov. 17.

 

The survey is being conducted by Market Research Students at Seton Hall University, who are working closely with the CCR, according to the introduction to the ...

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 ...

South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race and Seton Hall Students Request Participation in Research Project

November 15, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race (CCR) is requesting the community's participation in a research project, with responses being collected through Nov. 17.

 

The survey is being conducted by Market Research Students at Seton Hall University, who are working closely with the CCR, according to the introduction to the ...

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!

 

Post-Election Statement from Ileana A. Castillo, Independent Candidate for Maplewood Township Committee

November 14, 2018

Hello Maplewood, 

First of all, I want to extend a big Thank you to all the 1,175 voters who trusted me and put their faith in my candidacy. I will always be forever grateful that you believed in me and I wish I could hug and thank you all in person. 

As you know, I lost the election but I don’t consider this to be a failure. I see this as a wonderful experience where ...

Thank You from Board of Education Candidate Bruno Navarro

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 ...

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 ...

South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race and Seton Hall Students Request Participation in Research Project

November 15, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race (CCR) is requesting the community's participation in a research project, with responses being collected through Nov. 17.

 

The survey is being conducted by Market Research Students at Seton Hall University, who are working closely with the CCR, according to the introduction to the ...

Thursday's Snowstorm in SOMA Causes Cancellations, Closures, Gridlock, Impassable Streets, Major School Bus Delays

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - A snowstorm on Thursday caused cancellations, closures, major traffic problems, and impassable streets that prevented school buses from completing their routes.

Here are the latest updates:

From Maplewood Police at 4:20 p.m.:

All Jitney routes are cancelled due to emergency weather (snow) conditions.
Roads are currently unsafe for travel.

From ...

Upcoming Events

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Sat, November 17, 10:00 AM

Maplewood Memorial LIbrary, Maplewood

Fall Book Sale - Friends of Maplewood Library

Other

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Sat, November 17, 11:00 AM

Judi House, South Orange

JESPY House Holiday Craft Fair

Arts & Entertainment

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Sat, November 17, 3:00 PM

Maplewood Memorial Library, Maplewood

Art Reception and Music at the Maplewood Library

Arts & Entertainment

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Wed, November 21, 8:30 PM

Par440 Restaurant & Lounge, Short Hills

Red Light Band at Par440

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink

Vote for Maini and Farfan for SOMSD Board of Education

November 5, 2018

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 ...

Vote for Maini and Farfan for SOMSD Board of Education

Dear Neighbors,

Three years ago, I endorsed Annemarie Maini for the Board of Education because—having worked with her for several years on Presidents’ Council—I knew that she was, even among a group of other smart, deeply committed, and engaged parent volunteers, unique: the one who always went the extra mile.

Annemarie proactively reached out to others to ...

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 ...

West Orange Students Being Evacuated from Stranded School Buses, Moved to Safe Locations

November 15, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — After being stranded on school buses for nearly five hours in a powerful snowstorm, students are reportedly being moved to safe locations, the West Orange mayor wrote in a Facebook post around 9 p.m. Thursday.

“The township is currently moving all children off stranded school buses and to safe locations. Police/Fire personnel are getting to stranded buses however ...

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 ...

Woman Dies After Vehicle is Hit by NJ Transit Train in New Providence

November 15, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - A vehicle traveling on Union Avenue was struck by the NJ Transit Gladstone Line train at the intersection of Union and Rose avenues in New Providence on Thursday evening around 6 p.m. after leaving the Murray Hill Station.

The female driver was brought to Morristown Memorial Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, according to reports by NJTPD.  The identity of ...

Missing Mountain Lakes Teen Has Been Found

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 ...

Winter Storm November 15, 2018

November 15, 2018

The Township of South Orange Village Office of Emergency Management is monitoring the Winter Storm and the forecast this evening indicates more snow and icier conditions than previously foretasted.

Unfortunately, this storm hit us much harder and faster than any one had predicted and what has made things worse it was during school pick up and the commute home. If you are able to stay off the ...

Woolley Fuel Commemorates 10 Years of Biodiesel Service

Woolley Fuel celebrates its 10th year as a distribution location providing high quality biodiesel to consumers across New Jersey.

Woolley Fuel was started in 1924 by two brothers Herbert and Norman W. Woolley Sr. Their desire was to start a coal company similar to their father’s and found potential in Maplewood, New Jersey. The brothers built an energy company that is now approaching its ...

Atlantic Health System Chosen by PinnacleCare to Provide Executive Health Services to Visiting Chinese Clients

For many individuals around the world, accessing high-quality medical expertise and state-of-the-art facilities means having to travel from their home country. For these “medical tourists,” the challenge of finding the right care quickly—before a visa or permit expires—can be difficult.

PinnacleCare, the premier national health advisory firm based in Baltimore, ...