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March 23, 2019

  A congenial group gathered before the screening of two films to socialize, and partake in some beverages and light snacks. Following this, two films were screened. The first, named The Passage, is a story about again brothers, fathers and sons, and the wild places that define us. Filmed ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Township of Maplewood has announced an opening for an additional Firefighter/EMT and has put out the following call for applicants to take the first step toward qualifying for the position by applying for and takining the written exam.  The written exam is scheduled to be ...

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Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose reports the arrest of Charles N. Ikejiaku, 54, of South Orange, and Brian D. Ellis, 34, of West Orange, in connection with an incident of Illegal Dumping today.   At approximately 1:15 p.m., members of the Illegal Dumping Task Force, ...

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Whether it’s a Chipotle Cheese Steak (#43), Original Italian (#13) or any other one of your favorite Jersey Mike’s sandwiches, the shop will give 100% of proceeds from your order to a local charity of its choosing this Wednesday, March 27, during the company’s annual Day of Giving. Each of the ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ – Shortly after 4pm this afternoon, a pedestrian was struck on Prospect Street close to the intersection with Oakview Avenue. The vehicle, a white Kia SUV was travelling South on Prospect Street. Police who responded to the scene of the accident immediately requested the Fire ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced today that Garrett Carter, 52, of Newark was convicted by an Essex County jury of vehicular homicide in connection with the death of Steven Dawkins, 39, of Orange.   Following a trial before the Honorable ...

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The DG/health Natruals baby Cough Syrup + Mucus has been recalled due to bacterial contamination and production of the product has been suspended while the Food and Drug Administration investigates the matter. Bottles of the syrup that were distributed to Dollar General retail stores throughout ...

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If you're unable to attend the welcome party and screening at The Woodland last night or want to enjoy more events at the SOMA Film Festival, here are a couple of programs that are on tap for this weekend. Festival Favorites Program The Woodland Saturday, March 23, @ noon Enjoy some of ...

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Myles Powell went on a scoring streak in the second half but it wasn't enough for the Seton Hall Pirates to pull off a win against the Wofford Terriers in the first round of the March Madness Tournament. Powell, a junior guard, scored 27 points in the game which included 23 in the second half.

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ – The Columbia boys basketball team will be moving up a division next winter. Columbia, which competed in the Liberty Division of the Super Essex Conference this season, will be shifted by the Super Essex Conference into the American Division next winter. The American Division is ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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  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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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SOUTH ORANGE/MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- The Columbia boys basketball program will be moving up a division for the 2019-2020 season. Each year, the Super Essex Conference realigns its divisions based on competitive balance. Columbia's boys hoops team, which spent the season just concluded in the Liberty ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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SUMMIT, NJ – Often friends and family worry that a loved one who is forgetting words or losing their car keys is in the beginning stages of dementia – it could be normal aging.    That became clear at Atlantic Neuroscience Institute’s second memory loss symposium, “A Day to Remember: A ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University announed on Tuesday that it is urging students to get a vaccination against meningitis following a state Department of Health decision to declare an outbreak of the disease because of two cases on campus this winter. "To protect the student population, we ...

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