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Seton Hall Pirates Play Wofford Terriers Tonight in First Round of March Madness Tourney

March 21, 2019

The Seton Hall Pirates No. 10 take on the Wofford Terriers No. 7 tonight in the first round of the March Madness Tournament.

Game time begins at 9:40 p.m. on CBS. The teams will face each other at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla., in the Midwest Division.

There are three things to know about tonight’s game, the Seton Hall Pirates report.

One: The Terriers have ...

Columbia Swimmers Honored by Super Essex Conference

MAPLEWOOD, NJ – Declan Lynch of Columbia High School has been honored as a first-team selection on the All-Super Essex Conference 2019 Swim Team.

Lynch received recognition as the top swimmer in the county in the 500-meter freestyle event.

The All-SEC girls' swim selections included second-team honors for Columbia's Katharina Dowlin in the 100-meter freestyle and ...

Union Police Warn Residents of Woman Asking for Money for Baby on Vauxhall Road

March 11, 2019

UNION, NJ – Union police are warning residents about a scam involving a woman asking passersby for cash.

Officers from Union's Street Crimes Unit found a woman on Monday walking in and out of traffic on Vauxhall Road at Hilton Avenue, near the Rt. 78 west exit, with a handwritten sign that read, “I have 1 baby - please in the name of God help me to buy baby stuff and ...

Seton Hall Pirates Play Wofford Terriers Tonight in First Round of March Madness Tourney

March 21, 2019

The Seton Hall Pirates No. 10 take on the Wofford Terriers No. 7 tonight in the first round of the March Madness Tournament.

Game time begins at 9:40 p.m. on CBS. The teams will face each other at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla., in the Midwest Division.

There are three things to know about tonight’s game, the Seton Hall Pirates report.

One: The Terriers have ...

Columbia Swimmers Honored by Super Essex Conference

MAPLEWOOD, NJ – Declan Lynch of Columbia High School has been honored as a first-team selection on the All-Super Essex Conference 2019 Swim Team.

Lynch received recognition as the top swimmer in the county in the 500-meter freestyle event.

The All-SEC girls' swim selections included second-team honors for Columbia's Katharina Dowlin in the 100-meter freestyle and ...

Public Health Alert: Potential Measles Exposure at Newark Liberty International Airport

March 19, 2019

TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey Department of Health officials have warned that passengers that traveled through Newark Airport between March 4 at 9 p.m. and March 5 at 9:30 a.m. may have been exposed to measles and could develop symptoms as late as March 26.

According to the health alert issued on Monday, the carrier of the highly contagious disease arrived in Terminal C at Newark Liberty ...

School Bus Drivers May Soon Be Able to Administer an EpiPen Under Diegnan Bill  

Trenton, NJ – Legislation authorizing school bus drivers to administer epinephrine in emergency situations, passed the New Jersey Senate earlier this week.  The bill, S-1960, was sponsored by Senator Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr. (D-Middlesex).

“We allow parents at home and nurses at school to administer an EpiPen, but state law doesn’t address what happens if the student ...

Columbia High School Hosted the FTC State Robotic Championship Tournament March 10.

March 16, 2019

With terrific support from various members of the CHS community, and borrowed equipment from some other towns, it all came together to host 48 teams in the competition, three of which were our own CHS teams. Following the Singing of The Star-Spangled Banner by CHS’s Unaccompanied Minors, and few words of welcome from Dr. Morgan, Principal of CHS, Mayor Victor DeLuca, Deputy Mayor Frank ...

Registration for South Orange's Summer Playground Program Begins March 16

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Registration for the South Orange Summer Playground Program begins at 9 a.m. on March 16, at at the Baird Community Center, according to an update on the South Orange website.

The Playground Program is a half-day, 7 week program, open to South Orange children from age 4 (as of Oct. 1) through 8th grade. Children meet daily in and around Meadowland Park, "enjoying ...

South Orange and Maplewood students show off their art

March 20, 2019

Artwork by students from schools in Maplewood and South Orange is on display at the Livingston Mall until Friday.

Marshall Elementary Art Teacher Jessica Fong had 18 students in the exhibition: Cormac Anderson-Hart, Liesel Loikits, Eva Maloney, Elliott Peterson, Esme Levy, Hadley Anania, Felix Stone, Shay Drucker, Ian DiCanio, Nayeli Lenochan, Gavin Pearce, Maxwell Fong, Cassandra ...

Turtle Back' Zoo's African Adventure Exhibit Recognized for Excellence in Design

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — Essex County Turtle Back Zoo African Adventure, opened at the West Orange-based zoo in May 2016, recently earned an Excellence in Design award at the annual New Jersey Recreation and Parks Association (NJRPA) convention held in Atlantic City. Elsewhere in Essex County, the playground at Grover Cleveland Park in Caldwell/Essex Fells also received an Award ...

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at St. James Gate Public House

March 16, 2019

 

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - St. James Gate has a FULL, FUN Packed day planned for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day.

The festivities start at 8am and finish late into the evening! First up from 8am until 12 Noon, everyone is invited to St. James Gate Publick House for a traditional Irish Breakfast, along with Pipers, Irish Coffee and Irish Trinkets. Then from 12 Noon until 6pm, all are invited ...

Springfield Avenue Partnership Welcomes Another New Business

March 15, 2019

The Grand Opening Party of Euphoria Hair & Beauty Bar on Sunday afternoon, March 10, was highlighted with the traditional Red Ribbon being cut by Mayor Vic DeLuca with an assist from Yonkez Boone, a partner in the salon. Also gathered behind the ribbon were Deputy Mayor Frank McGehee, Julie Doran, Executive Director of the Springfield Avenue Partnership, Diana Galer, President of the ...

In Maplewood, Phil Murphy Talks NJ Transit, Legal Weed With Local Officials

March 20, 2019

MAPLEWOOD, NJ – It was a busy day at the NJ Transit General Office Building in Maplewood on Tuesday.

Workers in the agency’s Emergency Operations Center were monitoring information in real-time, including everything from the agency’s bus terminals to its rail stations when Gov. Phil Murphy toured the facility.

Murphy then spoke during a press conference about ...

Drawing Decides Election Candidate Ballot Placement

March 15, 2019

The local non-partisan municipal election in South Orange is just under two months away.

 

Who's on the ballot?

Village Municipal Clerk Kevin Harris administered a drawing on Friday that determined the candidates' name placement on the ballot. The drawing was done to give the candidates an equal and fair chance of getting their names placed on the top line of the ballot.

Girls on the Run in South Orange and Maplewood in Need of Coaches

March 9, 2019

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Girls on the Run (GOTR) of New Jersey East is currently seeking volunteers to empower girls through running for the spring 2019 season at various chapters, including Maplewood, South Orange, Livingston, West Orange, Fairfield and other locations throughout the area.

GOTR is a physical activity-based, positive youth ...

From Garden to Bouquet – Growing Your Own Cut Flowers

March 16, 2019

Keep your flower vases filled all summer long with beautiful blossoms picked right from your own garden and containers. Growing seeds, plants and tender bulbs that can double as cut flowers makes it easy to create casual, fresh-cut bouquets for your dinner table, guest room or to share with family and friends.

For early spring flowers, look to spring-blooming bulbs like tulips and daffodils, ...

From Garden to Bouquet – Growing Your Own Cut Flowers

March 16, 2019

Keep your flower vases filled all summer long with beautiful blossoms picked right from your own garden and containers. Growing seeds, plants and tender bulbs that can double as cut flowers makes it easy to create casual, fresh-cut bouquets for your dinner table, guest room or to share with family and friends.

For early spring flowers, look to spring-blooming bulbs like tulips and daffodils, ...

Chipotle and Panera Headed for New Vermella Development in Union

March 15, 2019

UNION, NJ –Two restaurants, Chipotle Mexican Grill and Panera Bread, have signed leases at Vermella Union, the mixed-use development under construction on Morris Avenue, across from Kean University.

According to Russo Development, the restaurants make up a portion of the 35,000-square foot retail center scheduled to open in July 2019 to coincide with the first phase availability of 415 ...

Local Leaders Remember New Zealand Shooting Victims at Maplewood Vigil

March 19, 2019

MAPLEWOOD, NJ – They stood on the corner of Maplewood Avenue and Baker Street with candles on Monday night.

Their message was to stop hate.

About 50 people came out that evening for a vigil to honor those who were killed in the New Zealand massacre last Friday. Religious leaders, members of the governing bodies in Maplewood and South Orange, and New Jersey politicians ...

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In Westfield, NJ, a Dream to Help People Live Better Through Food at Fettle + Fare

March 17, 2019

Opening a new restaurant is rarely an easy task, and for Fettle + Fare owner Amanda Vargas, who has multiple sclerosis and is legally blind, the journey to create her shop in Westfield, NJ, was extra challenging. 

It was here that she created a space that is more to her than a place to find tasty, nutritious food. It’s a symbol of growth and helping others ...

Maplewood Police Blotter - Thefts, Shoplifting Reported

March 15, 2019

March 9, 2019; Theft from Auto; At approximately 1:30 AM, a resident of Hillcrest Rd had their unsecured vehicle entered and gift cards stolen.

March 9, 2019; Package Theft; At approximately 3 PM a male was observed stealing a package off of the porch of a home on Brown St.  Officers located the subject near 44th St in possession of the stolen item.  The male ...

Maplewood Police Blotter - Vehicle Stolen on Sommer Avenue Recovered in Newark

February 28; Shoplifting; At approximately 9 PM, a male took several red bulls and energy drinks from the Walgreens and fled without paying for them.

February 28, 2019; Motor Vehicle Theft, At approximately 8:30 PM a vehicle left running on Sommer Ave was stolen.  The vehicle was later recovered in Newark.

March 3, 2019; Theft from Vehicle; During the overnight ...

South Orange resident wins medal at Special Olympics in Abu Dhabi

March 20, 2019

There's a local hero at the JESPY House.

Longtime JESPY client and South Orange resident Jane Ellyn Clark is a 2019 Special Olympics World Games medal winner.

Clark performed well locally and at the Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle, Wash., as a bowler in recent years.

But Clark recently won several medals during the Games in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, which were ...

Local Leaders Remember New Zealand Shooting Victims at Maplewood Vigil

MAPLEWOOD, NJ – They stood on the corner of Maplewood Avenue and Baker Street with candles on Monday night.

Their message was to stop hate.

About 50 people came out that evening for a vigil to honor those who were killed in the New Zealand massacre last Friday. Religious leaders, members of the governing bodies in Maplewood and South Orange, and New Jersey politicians ...

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Round of 64 at Par 440 Restaurant & Lounge

Turtle Back' Zoo's African Adventure Exhibit Recognized for Excellence in Design

March 17, 2019

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — Essex County Turtle Back Zoo African Adventure, opened at the West Orange-based zoo in May 2016, recently earned an Excellence in Design award at the annual New Jersey Recreation and Parks Association (NJRPA) convention held in Atlantic City. Elsewhere in Essex County, the playground at Grover Cleveland Park in Caldwell/Essex Fells also received an Award ...

West Orange Takes Next Step in Purchase of Rock Spring Property

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Township of West Orange came one step closer to purchasing the Rock Spring Golf Course after the township council voted unanimously on Tuesday to adopt an ordinance on second reading approving the purchase—giving the mayor and his administration authorization to make the Rock Spring deal.

Prior to the vote, Councilman Joe Krakoviak clarified that even ...

Chipotle and Panera Headed for New Vermella Development in Union

March 15, 2019

UNION, NJ –Two restaurants, Chipotle Mexican Grill and Panera Bread, have signed leases at Vermella Union, the mixed-use development under construction on Morris Avenue, across from Kean University.

According to Russo Development, the restaurants make up a portion of the 35,000-square foot retail center scheduled to open in July 2019 to coincide with the first phase availability of 415 ...

Construction Worker Falls to His Death from 4th Floor at Construction Site in Union

UNION, NJ — A construction worker fell to his death on Tuesday morning while on the top of the fourth floor of a building being constructed on Bonnel Court in Union.

Police say they received 911 calls at about 10:45 a.m. from workers on site reporting that someone had fallen from the building at 968 Bonnel Court. Officers responding to the scene administered CPR to the ...

Morristown Medical Center Named Top Hospital in New Jersey With More than 350 Beds Across 10 Clinical Categories by Physicians

March 21, 2019

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Atlantic Health System's Morristown Medical Center has been named the top hospital in the state with more than 350 beds by physicians, Castle Connolly and Jersey's Best.

Morristown Medical Center was also named the No. 1 hospital in the state across all treatment categories ranked: breast cancer, prostate cancer, pediatric cancer, coronary artery bypass ...

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Central Jersey College Prep Job Fair Set for April 3

Central Jersey College Prep Job Fair is hosting a Job Fair from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3 at Central Jersey College Prep Charter School at 101 Mettlers Road in Somerset. The fair will include on-site interviews.

Walk-in registrants are welcome; however, pre-registration is recommended by visiting http://cjcollegeprep.org/jobfair/.

Please bring your resume and all ...