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Maplewood Chamber of Commerce December Networking Breakfast

Wed, December 13, 8:00 AM

St. James's Gate, Maplewood

Maplewood Chamber of Commerce December Networking ...

Business & Finance

Add to My Calendar 12/13/2017 8:00am 12/13/2017 9:30am America/New_York Maplewood Chamber of Commerce December Networking Breakfast

New year, new goals. Join us to learn how to set achievable goals that will propel you and your business towards success in 2018. We are pleased to announce that Catherine Wilson will be sharing her tried and true approach to setting attainable goals.

167 Maplewood Avenue Maplewood, NJ 07040
All Wrapped Up! at the Millburn Library

Wed, December 13, 11:00 AM

Millburn Free Public Library, Millburn

All Wrapped Up! at the Millburn Library

Home & Garden

Add to My Calendar 12/13/2017 11:00am 12/13/2017 11:30am America/New_York All Wrapped Up! at the Millburn Library

Are you terrible at wrapping presents? (We are!) Do you want to learn some new present-wrapping skills? (We do!) Well, we have the perfect holiday program for you.

Come join Stephanie Murphy from Greenwood Gardens on Wednesday, December 13 at 11:00am, when she will be on hard to present "All Wrapped Up!"She will be here to demonstrate exciting and creative ways to decorate all our ...

200 Glen Ave Millburn, NJ 07041
The Purposes and Rhythms of Jewish Living

Wed, December 13, 12:00 PM

Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, South Orange

The Purposes and Rhythms of Jewish Living

Education Religions And Spirituality

Add to My Calendar 12/13/2017 12:00pm 12/14/2017 12:00pm America/New_York The Purposes and Rhythms of Jewish Living

Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange to Host and Teach Melton Jewish Adult Education Series, Starting October 18

Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel (TSTI), the Reform synagogue in South Orange. The program, will host The Purposes and Rhythms of Jewish Living, a two-pronged course from the Florence Melton Adult Education series, starting on Oct. 18.It will be taught by Rabbi Daniel Cohen and ...

432 Scotland Road South Orange, NJ 07079
Candlelight Vigil Against Gun Violence

Wed, December 13, 6:00 PM

Congregation Ohr Shalom, Summit

Candlelight Vigil Against Gun Violence

Law & Justice Religions And Spirituality

Add to My Calendar 12/13/2017 6:00pm 12/13/2017 7:00pm America/New_York Candlelight Vigil Against Gun Violence

Candlelight vigil to mark 5th anniversary of the murders at Sandy Hook Elementary School with speakers on gun violence prevention and performance by singer-songwriter Meg Berry. Sponsored by Congregation Ohr Shalom, Beacon Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Summit, the Union County chapter of Moms Demand Action and the NJ Million Mom March/Brady Campaign Chapters.

67 Kent Place Boulevard Summit, NJ 07901

Wed, December 13, 7:00 PM

South Orange Chiropractic Center, South Orange

Chair Yoga with Tonia Moore

Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 12/13/2017 7:00pm 12/13/2017 7:30pm America/New_York Chair Yoga with Tonia Moore

We're happy to welcome back Tonia Moore of Yoga Mechanics in Montclair, NJ, for another session of Chair Yoga! Please join us on Wednesday, December 13th at 7:00 PM for a complimentary 30-minute class.

Chair Yoga can be incredibly beneficial for people with mobility issues, improving strength and flexibility. The exercise also has been shown to help reduce stress and boost mental clarity.

60 1st St South Orange, NJ 07079

Thu, December 14, 4:30 PM


Ask the Janitor: An Insider's Look at Public ...


Add to My Calendar 12/14/2017 4:30pm 12/14/2017 6:00pm America/New_York Ask the Janitor: An Insider's Look at Public Education in America, Author - Dr. John Muciaccia

Free Community Event held at Gain Ville Cafe in Rutherford, NJ:

Discussion followed by book signing

Ask the Janitor: An Insider's Look at Public Education in America by Dr. John Muciaccia

About the Author

Dr. John B. Muciaccia began his teaching career in the Hoboken, New Jersey public school system.After a five-year tenure there, he moved on to the Palisades Park, New Jersey ...

17 Ames Avenue Rutherford, NJ 07070
Multigenerational service with music by The Pursuit of Harmony

Fri, December 15, 6:00 PM

Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, South Orange

Multigenerational service with music by The ...

Arts & Entertainment Religions And Spirituality

Add to My Calendar 12/15/2017 6:00pm 12/15/2017 8:30pm America/New_York Multigenerational service with music by The Pursuit of Harmony

Pursuit of Harmony (, the musical duo of Jewish-American singer and songwriter, Michael Ochs and award-winning Palestinian peace activist and songwriter, Alaa Alshaham. The musicians will be in residence at TSTI, located at 432 Scotland Road, from Friday, December 15 through Sunday, December 17, 2017

Fri., Dec. 15 – The Pursuit of Harmony will perform at ...

432 Scotland Road South Orange, NJ 07079

Fri, December 15, 7:00 PM

Par 440 Restaurant & Lounge, Short Hills

The Extra Rich In Class Dinner Show with E.R.I.C.

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink

Add to My Calendar 12/15/2017 7:00pm 12/15/2017 11:00pm America/New_York The Extra Rich In Class Dinner Show with E.R.I.C.

The Extra Rich In Class Dinner Show with E.R.I.C.moves to Par 440 Restaurant & Lounge

Influenced by: Alexander O' Neal, Luther Vandross, Barry White, Marvin Gaye, Gerald Lever

E.R.I.C. is one of today's most versatile singer/songwriters in live entertainment. His dedication and commitment to good music are as equally dynamic as his voice. E.R.I.C.’s many active projects ...

440 Parsonage Hill Rd. Short Hills, NJ 07078
Amy Blake: Family Education Program

Sun, December 17, 11:00 AM

The Ethical Culture Society of Essex County, Maplewood

Amy Blake: Family Education Program


Add to My Calendar 12/17/2017 11:00am 12/17/2017 12:00pm America/New_York Amy Blake: Family Education Program

Joining us for the December Educational Initiative is Abbie Slatus. Ms. Slatus is a licensed social worker and currently serves as the Director of Counseling Services for Harlem Village Academy Elementary School. Ms. Slatus has worked with children from kindergarten through twelfth grade in public, charter, and private schools. Her work primarily focuses on supporting students, teachers, and ...

516 Prospect St. Maplewood, NJ 07040

Sun, December 17, 12:00 PM

Sadie's, South Orange

Browse & Brunch at Sadie's

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink Giving Back

Add to My Calendar 12/17/2017 12:00pm 12/17/2017 3:00pm America/New_York Browse & Brunch at Sadie's

Join us for Sunday brunch and get your last minute shopping all taken care of! Bring an unwrapped new toy for donation and receive 10% off your purchase, and the first 10 customers get a free gift bag!

65 Valley St South Orange, NJ 07079

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Holiday Shopping At Its Best

Holiday gift buying at its best! This Sunday, Sadie's will be hosting local artists with handmade goods and live music for SOMA's enjoyment.

Light refreshments will be provided, and no cover charge! Find unique gifts and support local artists and causes.

Featuring handmade African fabric jewelry and photography by Maria Luis Estrela
Wooden toys that each sale the ...

SOMA and The New Menstruation Equity Campaign

Menstruation, which has long been an awkward topic for most men, and an embarrassing subject for many women, has lately been part of the conversation in SOMA.

Maplewood attorney and author Jennifer Weiss-Wolf's book Periods Gone Public: Taking A Stand For Menstrual Equity was just published.

The South Orange-based non-profit Girls Helping Girls. Period. focuses solely on ...

AtlantiCast: Episode 008

On this week’s AtlantiCast, you’ll learn about a groundbreaking new clinical trial in the fight against pancreatic cancer, meet an award-winning child neurologist at Goryeb Children’s Hospital and hear about the new Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center at Atlantic Orthopedic Institute – plus stay tuned at the end to see our debut episode of the AtlantiCast Medical ...

Investors Bank October 2017 Fed Normalization Process

The Federal Reserve has increased interest rates twice this year and could do so again in December.  But the economy is hardly booming along and inflation remains tame.  Are the central bankers crazy?  No!  They simply are trying to add some monetary policy arrows to their largely empty quiver.

The near collapse of the world financial system in 2008, forced the Fed to take ...

Maplewood Police Blotter - Two Bicycle Thefts Reported

December 1, 2017

November 20 - Bicycle Theft; Sometime over the previous three days, a bicycle was removed from an unsecured garage on Girard Pl.

November 21 - Shoplifting; At approximately 11 p.m., a male concealed Red Bull in a bag at 7-Eleven on Irvington Ave and then fled the store when confronted.

November 22 - Bicycle Theft; At approximately 11 a.m., a male walked down the driveway of a home ...

Holiday Celebrations in South Orange and Maplewood

December 12, 2017

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - South Orange and Maplewood have been celebrating the holidays with tree lightings, Santa visits, and more. Here's a recap of last week's SOMA holiday happenings.


At noon on Thursday, Dec. 7, there was a ribbon cutting and opening of the South Orange Village Center Alliance (SOVCA) Pop 'n Shop, which is located ...

Events at Dickens Village in Maplewood Continue this Weekend

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The "little houses" are back in Ricalton Square in Maplewood Village, with a tree lighting and visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus occurring last Saturday, Dec. 2,  and additional Dickens Village activities planned for this Saturday, Dec. 9, and next Saturday, Dec. 16.

There will be a menorah lighting on Monday, Dec. 18.

There will be Breakfast with ...

The Mommy's Review - Coco

Corre, no camines (that’s “run, don’t walk!”) to see Coco, the newest animated feature film from Pixar Animation Studios/Disney. This beautiful movie is something that families will cherish seeing together. Like Moana last year, I took my family (ages 7 to 70+) to see Coco over Thanksgiving weekend, and everyone was delighted by the splendor of this wonderful cinematic ...

Essex County Executive Launches 2018 Re-Election Campaign

December 12, 2017

NEWARK, NJ — Amid a sea of supporters from Washington, D.C. to Trenton, from Newark City Hall to the outer reaches of West Essex, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo formally announced his re-election campaign in Newark on Monday morning at Essex County Veterans Memorial Park.

DiVincenzo, a Newark native who now lives in Roseland, is seeking his fifth ...

Famed Chef Marcus Samuelsson Opens New Restaurant Marcus B&P in Downtown Newark

NEWARK, NJ - Acclaimed celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson knows what he wants and he knows how to get it.

He helped Harlem, long the hub of African-American culture, become happening again with a pair of successful restaurants that are contributing to the revitalization of the famed Manhattan neighborhood.

Samuelsson is rolling the dice by opening a new restaurant in Newark, now undergoing ...

Clark and Cranford Police Chase Carjacking Suspect Through Multiple Towns Before Capture in Linden

December 12, 2017

CLARK, NJ – Residents of Clark took to Facebook Sunday after noticing multiple Clark police vehicles along with those of other police agencies racing through town. Clark Police have released a statement outlining the incident that preceded the pursuit.

According to the release, at around 4 p.m. on Dec. 10, Clark police officers Pedro Oliveira and Sergeant Kevin Shackleton, ...

Rutgers to Raise Minimum Wage to $11 an Hour for Student Workers

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University will be raising the campus-wide minimum wage to $11 an hour, university president Robert Barchi announced in a campus-wide email on December 11.

The move comes as a partial victory for the local labor rights group, Rutgers United Students Against Sweatshops​ (RUSAS)​, wh​ich ha​s​ been campaigning for a $15 minimum wage.

Right now, the ...

Beginning Mindfulness Meditation Series at Millburn Library

December 11, 2017

The Millburn Free Public Library is welcoming in 2018 with mindfulness - specifically, a beginning mindfulness meditation series being held in January 2018. The program will run on the following Wednesdays: Jan 10, 17, 21, and 31, at 2:00pm in the auditorium. Please register for this 4 week course, because space is limited.

If you have a belief that your mind is "too busy" ...

Canadian Book Retailer Indigo to Open First U.S. Location at The Mall at Short Hills

Canada’s largest book, gift and specialty toy retailer Indigo Books & Music Inc. will join the lineup at The Mall at Short Hills in summer 2018. The brand’s first U.S. location will be designed around its new ‘cultural department store for booklovers’ concept to offer in-store programming, bestselling books, toys, fashion, home ...

South Orange Joins State Safety Campaign To Increase Pedestrian-Motor Vehicle Safety

“Street Smart NJ” targets speed, distractedness and safety awareness for motorists and pedestrians

The head of the South Orange Police Department Traffic Bureau, Lt. Michael Corrigan, announced that South Orange has launched a Street Smart NJ pedestrian safety education campaign aimed at reducing pedestrian-motor vehicle crashes in New Jersey.

The Street Smart NJ campaign is a ...