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Springfield Avenue Partnership Needs Your Help: Take Part in a Brief Survey

The Springfield Avenue Partnership is undertaking a new initiative for the branding and marketing of the Springfield Avenue Business District.  As part of this process we are asking the community to take part in a brief survey.

The goal is to gain input from you, our merchants, property owners and neighbors, about your perception and what you value most about Springfield Avenue.  This information will be used to help us position Springfield Avenue, build on its strengths and tell the story of Springfield Avenue that will both resonate with you and raise our profile and visibility throughout the area.  

The survey is publicly available and will remain open until May 26, 2017.

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Please feel free to share this with customers, clients, friends and neighbors.

Any additional comments or questions that you have can be directed to Julie Doran, District Manager of the Springfield Avenue Partnership at districtmanager@springfieldavenue.com.

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Maplewood's 4th of July Fireworks - Should the Fences Come Down?

I wrote last month that those who do not pay for the Maplewood fireworks but sit and watch them anyway were akin to thieves. This brought a great mixed reaction, some agreeing with me while others claiming such a viewpoint was unfair to those who cannot afford it.

Then there were some who called it racist since many of those who do not or cannot pay are people of color. One person ...

Maplewood Police Blotter - Auto Theft Reported

July 18, 2017

July 13 - Theft; Sometime during the overnight hours, three lawn mowers left unsecured in a rear yard on Concord Ave were stolen.

July 14 - Attempted Auto Theft; An unsecured vehicle parked on Parker Ave was entered overnight and damage was caused to the vehicles ignition consistent with an attempted theft.

July 16 - Auto Theft; Sometime over the previous five days ad unsecured vehicle that ...

National Night Out Events Planned in South Orange and Maplewood Tuesday, August 1

July 22, 2017

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ  - It's National Night Out in many communities and there will be events in both South Orange and Maplewood on Tuesday, August 1.

National Night Out promotes police-community partnerships, and provides public safety tips and information.

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South Orange will hold its Eighth Annual National Night Out on Tuesday, August ...

South Orange Summer Nights Feature Community Art, Music, and Movies

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange Summer Nights are in full swing, with Art in the Park taking place since June, and Concerts in the Park since July 5. In August, there will be a Moonlight Movies series.

All events take place on Floods Hill in Meadowland Park. Event organizers encourage concert-goers to arrive early to order from the food trucks and to pick out a spot on the ...

Upcoming Events

Tue, July 25, 7:00 PM

Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Free Outdoor Concert at Montclair Public Library, ...

Arts & Entertainment Education

Sun, August 6, 3:00 PM

Livingston High School, Livingston

Free Concert "Italian Vacation" Essex County ...

Arts & Entertainment

Fri, August 18, 9:30 AM

Good Grief, Morristown

Good Grief Volunteer Facilitator Training

Giving Back Other

Sat, August 19, 9:30 AM

Good Grief, Morristown

Good Grief Volunteer Facilitator Training

Giving Back Other

Turtle Back Zoo-vies to Show The Secret Life of Pets Wednesday, July 26

July 24, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Turtle Back Zoo's annual "Zoo-vies" continue this Wednesday July 26, with The Secret Life of Pets. 

On Wednesdays and Thursdays during the months of July and August, Turtle Back will have Family Nights with extended evening hours to 8:30 p.m., with the last admission to the Zoo at 8 p.m. 

On Wednesday evenings during July ...

Essex County Freeholders Pass Legislation to Support Minority-Owned, Women-Owned and Veteran-Owned Businesses

NEWARK, NJ – New legislation has been enacted by the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders designed to increase economic opportunity for women-owned, minority-owned, and veteran-owned businesses, county officials announced.

During the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders on Wednesday, the board unanimously passed an ordinance that they hope will redefine ...

Lance: Bedminster Receives Secret Service Designation

July 20, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As it became clear that Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster was one of President Trump's favorite destinations, it also became clear to local officials in Somerset County and in the Somerset Hills that providing security and traffic control could break the bank.  Those worries sould now be in the rear view mirror.

Congressman Leonard Lance today announced his ...

Stepping Up to the Plate, Summit Readies to Host Ninth Annual Restaurant Week July 20-30

SUMMIT, NJ - It's so big that it is a week that will last 10 days.

Summit’s Ninth Annual Restaurant Week will begin Thursday, July 20 and run through Sunday, July 30, and feature more than 30 restaurants and food shops offering prix fixe menus and specials. Restaurant Week will begin with a 'Kick-Off Night' July 20, which will include live music throughout downtown from 6 ...

TAPinto Travels Weekend Event Suggestions

July 20, 2017

With very little rain in the forecast, Northern New Jersey’s weather should be perfect for the many outdoor events taking place this weekend. All of the events featured this week are family friendly with low to no cost admission prices.

Food Truck Festival at the Hermitage

If you have yet to visit Bergen County’s famed Gothic revival museum, you must make it a point to tour the ...

Weekly Specials at Ashley Marketplace & Cafe - July 21 to July 27

July 24, 2017

Shop Ashley Marketplace & Cafe for your everyday needs!

This week's specials are:

Santa Cruz Organic Lemonades  $1.99
Hope Organic Hummus 8oz $3.99
Corn 2/$1
Chicken Sausage $4.88lb (Meat)
Florida Gulf Shrimp $10.99lb (Freeman’s Fish)
Lactaid Milk 64floz $4.49
Bubba Burgers $12.99 32oz (Frozen)
Driscoll’s Blackberries $2.99 ea

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NCJW/Essex Books and Bites Event to Feature Author and Activist

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Author Lois Schaffer will lead a discussion about her book, The Unthinkable: Life, Loss, and a Mother’s Mission to Ban Illegal Guns, at a special Books and Bites discussion group hosted by the National Council of Jewish Women, Essex County Section (NCJW/Essex) on Wednesday, September 13 in Livingston.

Schaffer’s tragic and compelling memoir documents the ...

Essex County Splash Park Now Open at Watsessing Park

BLOOMFIELD/EAST ORANGE, NJ – On Thursday, July 20, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced that the expansion to two playgrounds in Essex County Watsessing Park has been completed. Water spray equipment to cool off youngsters when the temperature rises were installed near Dodd Street and a cargo net climber and other new equipment have been installed at the ...