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December 9, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ – A lively group, mostly comprised of members of Congregation Beth Ephraim, gathered in Ricalton Square for the lighting of the candle on the fifth night of Hanukkah. The communal celebration of the holiday was attended by Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca, several members of the Maplewood ...

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Most Wired Hospitals Use Technology for a Better Patient Experience LIVINGSTON, NJ — Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) in Livingston was one of eight RWJBarnabas Health facilities named to the “2018 Most Wired Hospitals” list. The annual Healthcare’s Most Wired survey, overseen by the ...

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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 ...

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Where we found it: Eataly NYC Downtown Last year, our au pair from Sardinia, a little island of Italy, brought home grated cured mullet roe from her trip to the city with friends. “This is from my hometown!” Giulia told us, taking out a little jar of Bottarga Di Muggine. The next day, she ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - The Columbia-Nutley (C-N) ice hockey co-op team skated to a 6-6 tie against A.L. Johnson of Clark Friday night at Codey Arena. Rocco Albanese scored two goals and assisted on one for Columbia-Nutley (2-0-2), which rallied from a 3-1 deficit after one period. Eli Verdun finished ...

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SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - There are three holiday celebrations this Saturday, Dec. 8, in South Orange and Maplewood. Here's what's going on: SOUTH ORANGE'S HOMETOWN HOLIDAY From the South Orange Village website: Join us on Saturday, December 8th for Hometown Holiday. Our annual ...

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CLARK, NJ — After a long wait and much anticipation, Duck Donuts is opening their doors to the public on Friday, Dec. 7.  The Clark store is the fifth location in New Jersey. The Duck Donuts experience starts with a warm made-to-order vanilla cake donut. After leaving the fryer, donut ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Get ready to laugh, because there are two nights of comedy at the Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts (10 Durand Rd.) this weekend. FRIDAY, DEC. 7 - JERSEY 'PROV II - THIS TIME IT'S PERSONAL Friday night is Jersey 'Prov II - This Time It's Personal with two shows of ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Newark Mayor Ras Baraka stood at a lectern today that was adorned with a sign that had one, simple message: “NO GENTRIFICATION.” In the hopes of meeting that end, the city has created a new Equitable Growth Advisory Commission. It will draw up to 15 members from the community, ...

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TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey college students who are convicted of hazing would no longer be eligible to receive State financial aid, under new legislation sponsored by Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean. The bill was advanced today by the Senate Higher Education Committee. More than 200 students ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - The annual Holiday Lights Spectacular at Turtle Back Zoo returns for the holiday season and continues nightly through December 31, with the exception of December 24 and 25, when the lights spectacular will be closed for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The 'Holiday Lights ...

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Welcome to NJ Flavor, the newest section on TAPinto.net. Here we’re exploring tastes of the Garden State with stories and videos about the foods we love, from the hottest trends to hidden gems, the stories behind our favorites, destinations, awesome ingredients, events and festivals and, of ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A municipal court judge in Newark faces ethics charges over allegedly incarcerating a woman who he said was "disrespectful" during a court appearance that involved a landlord-tenant dispute. The Advisory Committee on Judicial Conduct last month filed the complaint against Newark ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Columbia boys' and girls' swim teams each opened on a winning note Tuesday, with victories over Glen Ridge. The boys team won, 104-54. Declan Lynch swam the 200-meter freestyle in 1:53.58. Aidan Dwyer clocked in at 0:59.27 in the 100 fly. In the 200 relay, the team of Aidan ...

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UNION, NJ – An armed robbery in the parking lot of the Millburn-Union Whole Foods has police and Union County Crime Stoppers asking the public for help. Police say that on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at about 8 p.m., a woman reported that as she was loading her bags in the trunk of her car at the Whole ...

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SOMERSET , NJ – Over the past few years, non-profit organizations have used “creative and unique” campaigns to bring local and national attention to their cause.  The ALS Foundation took the country and world by storm during the summer of 2014 with the Ice Bucket Challenge.  Susan G. Komen has ...

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At this Saturday’s annual Christmas Shoppe and Soup Fest at Cranford United Methodist Church, it’s the soup that’s expected to steal the show. Adding a soup festival component to the yearly fundraiser was the idea of church member Jo Ann Allen, according to Holly Walker, one of the “soup ladies” ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange celebrated the start of Hanukkah with the lighting of the first candle on the menorah in Spiotta Park Sunday evening, Dec 2. Despite the light rain, a crowd turned out for the ceremony which was proceeded by the serving of donuts and hot chocolate. South Orange ...

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President Donald J. Trump has declared Wednesday, Dec. 5, as a National Day of Mourning in remembrance of former President George H.W. Bush. Some key U.S. Postal Service operations will be affected. A statement from the USPS® notes that regular mail deliveries, retail services and administrative ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Police have arrested a 21-year-old Irvington man and a teenager in connection with the theft of a vehicle that was later used in an Essex County robbery, authorities said Monday. Dquan Dupont, of Irvington, had stolen the car left running in the parking lot of a convenience store ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ – Riding a bright red Maplewood Fire Engine, Santa, accompanied by two firefighters, arrived at Dickens Village in Ricalton Square on Saturday afternoon. Santa was greeted by admirers both young and old before being escorted by Dickens Village co-chair Ellen Davenport to settle ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange Village is conducting its first coat and toy drive now through Dec. 7. The drive is collecting unwrapped, new toys and gently worn coats at three drop off locations throughout South Orange:  South Orange Village Clerks Office, 76 South Orange Avenue, Third ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Springfield Historical Society is holding an open program at the historic Cannon Ball House on Sunday, Dec. 2. The historical society will be opening up the colonial structure from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. for a tour and holiday program. The topic of the program will focus on ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Days after swastikas were found on the walls of Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School (LCJMS), Summit High School Principal Stacy Grimaldi has notified both students and parents that the images have also been found carved into the stalls in a boys bathroom in the Kent Place Boulevard ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The lingerie retailer did not return requests for comment for this story, but it’s no longer a secret: Victoria’s Secret Westfield location is slated to close. The principal of 235 Associates LLC, owner of the building at 233 East Broad St., declined to comment this week.

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Hannukah 2018 starts the evening of Sunday, Nov. 2. You can get a head start on these traditional potato pancakes by pan-frying them the day before. Reheat them in a single layer at 400 degrees Fahrenheit until hot, about 10 minutes. The trick to latkes that stay crispy? Let them dry on a rack, ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Maplewood Township and and the Maplewood Police Department have issued the following response to "The Force Report" that was published elsewhere earlier. Maplewood Township and the Maplewood Police Department are committed to fairness and respect for all individuals in our ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - This Sunday, Dec. 2, South Orange Village and Congregations Beth El, Oheb Shalom, and Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel will join together for the annual Hanukkah menorah lighting ceremony and celebration in Spiotta Park. The event is planned for 5 p.m. and will include music, hot ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — New Brunswick Mayor James Cahill has joined the chorus of municipal leaders in praising a proposed state law that would allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver's licenses. On Tuesday, state legislators introduced a bill permitting these immigrants to get licenses ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - In a letter e-mailed to Summit School District parents, Superintendent of Schools June Chang has disclosed that Swastikas were found on a bathroom wall at Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School "immediately before the extended Thanksgiving weekend." Further, Chang details that ...

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