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Amy Blake: Family Education Program on Becoming Who We Are

Sun, March 26, 11:00 AM

The Ethical Culture Society of Essex County, Maplewood

Amy Blake: Family Education Program on Becoming ...


Add to My Calendar 03/26/2017 11:00am 03/26/2017 12:00pm America/New_York Amy Blake: Family Education Program on Becoming Who We Are

How did it happen? What did you learn? What’s shaped you? What have you unlearned? Are we in a constant process of reshaping? Joining this exploration conversation will be Greg Greenway.

Greg has been a professional entertainer for over 30 years. A singer/songwriter with eight solo CDs and three more with the internationally touring trio, Brother Sun. Greg was born in Richmond, VA, came ...

516 Prospect St. Maplewood, NJ 07040
Classical Guitar Duo Performs Music by Maria Linnemann At the Millburn Library on Sunday, March 26

Sun, March 26, 3:00 PM

Millburn Free Public Library, Millburn

Classical Guitar Duo Performs Music by Maria ...

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 03/26/2017 3:00pm 03/26/2017 4:30pm America/New_York Classical Guitar Duo Performs Music by Maria Linnemann At the Millburn Library on Sunday, March 26

The Millburn Free Public Library is pleased to present Recaptured Moment: The Music of Maria Linnemann with classical guitarists Darren O'Neill and Cheryl Terhune Cronk on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 3 pm in the auditorium.

Classical guitar duo Darren O’Neill & Cheryl Terhune Cronk bring together Maria Linnemann’s exquisite musical portraits of people and places.

Cheryl ...

200 Glen Ave Millburn, NJ 07041

Sun, March 26, 7:30 PM

South Orange Performing Arts Center, South Orange

10,000 Maniacs at SOPAC

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 03/26/2017 7:30pm 03/26/2017 9:00pm America/New_York 10,000 Maniacs at SOPAC

10,000 Maniacs is one of the most critically acclaimed bands of the last three decades. Founded by guitarist Robert Buck, keyboardist Dennis Drew, bassist Steven Gustafson, guitarist John Lombardo and vocalist Natalie Merchant in 1981, the band defined college rock. Coming together with artists like R.E.M, they became the first wave of alternative rock bands and pioneered what became known as the ...

1 Sopac Way South Orange, NJ 07079
Film: The People vs. Fritz Bauer

Mon, March 27, 7:30 PM

Dolan Performance Hall, Annunciation Center, College of Saint Elizabeth, Morristown

Film: The People vs. Fritz Bauer

Arts & Entertainment Education

Add to My Calendar 03/27/2017 7:30pm 03/27/2017 9:00pm America/New_York Film: The People vs. Fritz Bauer

This film, a part of the 17th Annual New Jersey Jewish film Festival, tells the story of the German-Jewish prosecutor who defied his country to bring a notorious Nazi war criminal to justice. Its economy flourishing in the postwar 1950s, Germany grows increasingly apathetic about confronting its recent past. Against this backdrop, the implacable Attorney General Fritz Bauer is committed to ...

2 Convent Road Morristown, NJ 07690
CASA Volunteer Information Session

Wed, March 29, 10:00 AM

Millburn Public Library, Millburn

CASA Volunteer Information Session

Giving Back Law & Justice

Add to My Calendar 03/29/2017 10:00am 03/29/2017 11:30am America/New_York CASA Volunteer Information Session

CASA for Children: Volunteer Info Session

Millburn Public Library at 10am on Wednesday 3/29

Join Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children at our upcoming Volunteer Information session to learn how you can serve as a advocate to a child in foster care.

As a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer, you will be empowered by the courts to provide critical emotional and ...

200 Glen Avenue Millburn, NJ 07041

Wed, March 29, 7:00 PM

Columbia High School, Maplewood

SOMSD Town Hall on Equity and Inclusion 


Add to My Calendar 03/29/2017 7:00pm 03/29/2017 9:00pm America/New_York SOMSD Town Hall on Equity and Inclusion 

SOMSD Town Hall on Equity and Inclusion

Free Childcare Available—Ages 3 & up ~ Columbia HS Faculty Dining Room
Focusing on Recent Events within the District and Our Collective Response
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Columbia High School Cafeteria, 17 Parker Avenue, Maplewood

17 Parker Ave. Maplewood, NJ
The New American-Israeli Relationship: Crisis or Opportunity?

Wed, March 29, 7:15 PM

Congregation Ohr Shalom- Summit JCC, Summit

The New American-Israeli Relationship: Crisis or ...

Arts & Entertainment Education Government Religions And Spirituality

Add to My Calendar 03/29/2017 7:15pm 03/29/2017 9:15pm America/New_York The New American-Israeli Relationship: Crisis or Opportunity?

Congregation Ohr Shalom-Summit JCC invites the public to AN EVENING WITH YOSSI KLEIN HALEVI.

Yossi Klein Halevi, a senior fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem will present: “THE NEW AMERICAN ISRAELI RELATIONSHIP: CRISIS OR OPPORTUNITY?” He will discuss the new administration and how American Israel relations will be affected. The speaker has been active in Middle ...

67 Kent Place Blvd. Summit, NJ 07901

Wed, March 29, 8:00 PM

Ricalton's, South Orange

Roll Call Comedy Lab

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 03/29/2017 8:00pm 03/29/2017 9:30pm America/New_York Roll Call Comedy Lab

Settle into the Snug at Ricalton's for a FREE and funny comedy show brought to you by Roll Call Comedy Lab.

March Lineup featuring Jill Weiner, Angela Cobb, Lynn Harris, Matt Leary, Abby Sher, Gary Rudoren and hosted by Molly Reisner.

Join us for some jollies!

19 Valley Street South Orange, NJ 07079 [40.745342, -74.259366]
NCJW/Essex Presents In Her Combat Boots - Stories & Challenges of Women Veterans

Thu, March 30, 12:00 PM

Temple B'nai Abraham, Livingston

NCJW/Essex Presents In Her Combat Boots - Stories ...

Education Government Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 03/30/2017 12:00pm 03/30/2017 2:00pm America/New_York NCJW/Essex Presents In Her Combat Boots - Stories & Challenges of Women Veterans

This program will highlight the success stories and unique obstacles faced by women who have served in the military. The program is part of the NCJW/Essex Women Veterans Initiative which is generously funded by the Jewish Women’s Foundation of NJ.

Women veterans are at least twice as likely to be homeless than non-veteran women and are more likely to return to homelessness, health ...

300 E. Northfield Road Livingston, NJ 07039

Fri, March 31, 6:30 PM

St. Andrew & Holy Communion, South Orange

Fish Fry Fridays

Food & Drink

Add to My Calendar 03/31/2017 6:30pm 04/01/2017 6:30pm America/New_York Fish Fry Fridays

From March 3 through April 7, the Lenten season, St. Andrew & Holy Communion will be serving up baked and fried fish with all the fixings. Come join us!

160 South Orange Avenue South Orange, NJ 07079

Fri, March 31, 8:00 PM

South Orange Performing Arts Center, South Orange

An Evening with POCO at SOPAC Mar. 31

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 03/31/2017 8:00pm 03/31/2017 10:00pm America/New_York An Evening with POCO at SOPAC Mar. 31

One of the first and longest-lasting Country-Rock groups, POCO had their roots in the dying embers of Buffalo Springfield. After Neil Young and Stephen Stills, the co-founders of Buffalo Springfield exited in the spring of 1968, only guitarist/singer Richie Furay and bassist Jim Messina remained to complete the group’s swan song of an album, Last Time Around. The final Buffalo Springfield ...

1 Sopac Way South Orange, NJ 07079

Sat, April 1, 8:00 PM

South Orange Performing Arts Center, South Orange

Oleta Adams at SOPAC

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 04/01/2017 8:00pm 04/01/2017 10:00pm America/New_York Oleta Adams at SOPAC

Since the runaway success of her 1990 debut album Circle of One, and the impassioned hit single “Get Here,” Oleta Adams has inspired a growing legion of fans in the U.S. and Europe with journeys of the heart through songs that draw deeply from her roots in Gospel, while crossing effortlessly into the realms of Soul, R&B and Popular music. Her success, nurtured by worldwide tours ...

1 Sopac Way South Orange, NJ 07079

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Maplewood Police Blotter - Snowblower and Jewelry Stolen in Two Separate Incidents

March 22, 2017

March 14 - Theft; Between 3 p.m. and 3:20 p.m., a snowblower left in the front of a home on Jefferson Ave. was stolen.

March 15 - Shoplifting; At approximately 10:15 a.m., a female shoplifted several pieces of jewelry from a store on Maplewood Ave.

South Orange Police Blotter - Two Arrests

Warrant Arrest - James Hill, a 54 year old South Orange resident, was arrested on Wednesday, March 15, at approximately 7:30 p.m. for several, outstanding out-of-state arrest warrants. An off-duty South Orange Police Department officer, familiar with the BOLO for the subject, observed Hill get into his vehicle while it was parked in front of a store on Irvington Ave.  Police units ...

Maplewood Presents Municipal Budget, Discusses Traffic Changes

March 23, 2017

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Township Committee met to discuss the municipal budget for 2017, as well as to vote on altering a “No Turn on Red” regulation on Valley St.


Maplewood Mayor Vic De Luca started the meeting by addressing increases to the annual budget, and he explained that extenuating factors have contributed to the current figures.

“One ...

The 2017 Maplewood Ideas Festival Features Multiple Speakers and Activities

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The 2017 Maplewood Ideas Festival begins on March 18, and continues through April 1. According to the Maplewood Memorial Library’s official press release, all programs are free and open to the public. The purpose of the festival is to celebrate “the talent and creativity” in the community, the release stated.

The Ideas Festival begins on Saturday, March 18, at ...

An Open Letter to Superintendent Ramos and Principals in the South Orange-Maplewood School District

March 25, 2017

The defining characteristics of South Orange and Maplewood (SOMA) are diversity, inclusion and equity. At least that is the ideal we strive for and what draws the majority of people to choose our two towns as a place to call home.

We pride ourselves in our shared values and deliberately reinforce those values as a community: we are host to an annual Pride Festival, we have an active community ...

Police and Firefighters Must Manage their Own Pension Systems

The people of New Jersey need to hear the facts as to why Police and Fire labor leaders in New Jersey are pursuing a separation of the Police and Fire Retirement System (PFRS) from State control.

With all due respect to the current administration, and their predecessors, there has been much said that does not fit the facts and, unfortunately, little acceptance of responsibility for the current ...

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Atlantic Health System Joins American Cancer Society in Fight Against Colorectal Cancer

Atlantic Health System (AHS), a leading health care delivery network, announced today the organization’s commitment to increase colorectal cancer screening in New Jersey by joining "80 percent by 2018" - a national effort of the American Cancer Society in the fight against the disease. 

Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in both men and women.

The Difference Between Renovated, Remodeled & Upgraded

When looking at homes for sale, you'll see lots of descriptions about kitchens and bathrooms. At first glance, words like "renovated," "remodeled," and "upgraded" may appear to mean the same thing. However, they do have distinct meanings.

"Renovated" means that the owner has not changed the structure of the room. Fixtures such as faucets, light ...

Bloomfield Police are Taking Foot Patrols to a New Level

March 24, 2017

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -  Have you noticed the additional method of police patrol in the Township of Bloomfield; it’s the Sentinel Police Mobility Vehicle (PMV) which is being utilized by the Bloomfield Police Department.

The three-wheel vehicle is an environmentally-safe, electrically powered law enforcement vehicle according to Lt. Gary Peters of the Bloomfield Police.

The Sentinel PMV ...

Second Fetus Found in Three Weeks at Passaic Valley Sewer in Newark

PATERSON, NJ - The Essex County Prosecutor's Office was on the scene on Wednesday in Newark at the Passaic Valley Sewer (PVS) investigating a second fetus found in just the last three weeks.

Earlier this month, on March 2, the office launched an investigation after a fetus was found in one of the grates. That investigation is still ongoing.

Paterson is the biggest stakeholder in the ...

Westfield’s Lederman Family to Appear on ‘George to the Rescue’ Saturday

March 23, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ — This Saturday’s episode of NBC’s home improvement show “George to the Rescue” will feature the Lederman family of Westfield. Darren Lederman died after a battle with Leukemia last March, leaving behind his wife, Stacey, and children Emma and Noah.

“George to the Rescue,” starring George Oliphant, provides house renovation ...

Springfield Downtown Development Expected to Start by July 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – At Tuesday’s Springfield BID (Business Improvement District) meeting, members learned the proposed redevelopment of the lots known as the Century 21 office will likely commence by July 2017 as will the redevelopment of the Church Mall.  The larger project involving the Gomes Property will take longer because of the need to first get permission to do “bump ...

Sightseeing in Seattle

March 15, 2017

SEATTLE, WA - In the summer of 2016, my husband and I traveled to Peru with five of our friends. We hiked the Inca trail, with the end goal of basking in the beauty of Machu Picchu. The REI tour we took and the guides we had left a lasting impression.  So when we heard that Edwin, our lead guide was going to receive an award as one of the best guides of 2016, some of my traveling ...

SOMADEMS to Host 2nd Meet the Governor Candidates Forum with Lesniak, Zinna, and McCormick on March 30

March 26, 2017

SOMADEMS, a progressive Democratic group serving South Orange and Maplewood, will host its 2nd Meet the Governor Candidates Forum on Thursday, March 30, featuring New Jersey state Sen. Ray Lesniak, Tenafly Councilman Mark Zinna and small business owner Lisa McCormick.

“Part of SOMADEMS’ mission is to inform the people who live here about the important elections and issues ...

THE Networking Event of the Year- Maplewood Chamber of Commerce Business Card Exchange-Monday, March 27

The Maplewood Chamber of Commerce will host its Annual Business Card Exchange on Monday, March 27, from 6 pm to 8 pm at The Woodland (former Woman’s Club) 60 Woodland Rd, Maplewood.

Admission is $25 for Chamber members, $35 for future members in advance, $30 and $40 respectively at the door. 

Don't miss our largest, networking event of the year. Meet Chamber members and local ...

Oranges & Maplewood NAACP to Host 104th Annual Freedom Fund Gala

The Oranges & Maplewood Unit of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will host its 104th Annual Freedom Fund Gala on Sunday, April 30, noon to 5 p.m. at the Atrium Country Club, 609 Eagle Rock Avenue, West Orange, N.J. 

This year’s theme - “We Will be Successful in our Pursuits Because our Ancestors Endured” speaks to the ...