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Wed, May 12, 8:00 AM

South Orange

Strategic Partnership & Citizen Engagement Meeting

Government

Add to My Calendar 05/12/2021 8:00am 05/12/2021 9:30am America/New_York Strategic Partnership & Citizen Engagement Meeting

Meeting number: 179 790 6994 / Password: together http://www.southorange.org/calendar.aspx?EID=3128

5 Mead Street South Orange, NJ 07079
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Wed, May 12, 8:00 AM

Maplewood

Engineering, Public Works and Planning Committee ...

Government

Add to My Calendar 05/12/2021 8:00am America/New_York Engineering, Public Works and Planning Committee Meeting

For more information visit: https://www.twp.maplewood.nj.us/township-clerk/events/55916

574 Valley St. Maplewood, NJ 07040
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Wed, May 12, 5:00 PM

Newark

Essex County Board of County Commissioners' ...

Government

Add to My Calendar 05/12/2021 5:00pm 05/12/2021 9:00pm America/New_York Essex County Board of County Commissioners' Meeting

PUBLIC NOTICE OF MEETING

In compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act, the Essex County Board of Commissioners Meeting Announcement:

The next Essex County Board of County Commissioners Conference/Board Meeting will take place by remote communication means on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, at 5:00 P.M. Due to COVID-19 protections, the general public will not be able to attend this meeting in ...

Meeting is Virtual Newark, NJ 07102
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Wed, May 12, 7:30 PM

Maplewood

Public Safety Committee

Government

Add to My Calendar 05/12/2021 7:30pm America/New_York Public Safety Committee

For more information visit: https://www.twp.maplewood.nj.us/public-safety-committee/events/56821

574 Valley St. Maplewood, NJ 07040
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Wed, May 12, 7:30 PM

Maplewood

Public Safety Committee

Government

Add to My Calendar 05/12/2021 7:30pm America/New_York Public Safety Committee

For more information visit: https://www.twp.maplewood.nj.us/public-safety-committee/events/56766

574 Valley St. Maplewood, NJ 07040
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Wed, May 12, 8:00 PM

Maplewood

Engineering, Public Works and Planning Commitee ...

Government

Add to My Calendar 05/12/2021 8:00pm America/New_York Engineering, Public Works and Planning Commitee Meeting

Victor De Luca is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Engineering, Public Works & Planning Committee Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system. Monthly: https://twp-maplewood-nj-us.zoom.us/meeting/tJUqc-mgpjguHNwdyt1DF5GJ55huDNaP7epi/ics?icsToken=98tyKuCpqT8qEtyWtB-PRowcB4-gc_zxiHZbgo1KmAbxUgR1NyTcY7dKJ5ZREeiH Join Zoom ...

574 Valley St. Maplewood, NJ 07040
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Thu, May 13, 8:00 AM

Maplewood

Committee on Entrepreneurship and Economic ...

Government

Add to My Calendar 05/13/2021 8:00am America/New_York Committee on Entrepreneurship and Economic Development

For more information visit: https://www.twp.maplewood.nj.us/committee-entrepreneurship-and-economic-development/events/57266

574 Valley St. Maplewood, NJ 07040
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Thu, May 13, 9:00 AM

South Orange

CANCELLED - Finance & Capital Project Committee ...

Government

Add to My Calendar 05/13/2021 9:00am 05/13/2021 11:00am America/New_York CANCELLED - Finance & Capital Project Committee Meeting

Meeting number: 173 652 8798 / Password: moneta http://www.southorange.org/calendar.aspx?EID=3153

5 Mead Street South Orange, NJ 07079
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Thu, May 13, 1:00 PM

Livingston

Contagious Conspiracies: When Disinformation ...

Education Government Law & Justice

Add to My Calendar 05/13/2021 1:00pm 05/13/2021 2:00pm America/New_York Contagious Conspiracies: When Disinformation Spreads Hate, Anti-Semitism and White Supremacy

The election was "rigged." 9/11 was an "inside job." Shootings at Parkland, Sandy Hook and Las Vegas were "staged."

Conspiracy theories and the human tendency to believe whatever satisfies our preconceptions is not new. But today’s disinformation is being spread at an unprecedented scale — encouraged by politicians, accelerated by social media, and ...

Zoom Livingston, NJ 07039
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Thu, May 13, 4:00 PM

South Orange

YA Author Discussion

Arts & Entertainment Government

Add to My Calendar 05/13/2021 4:00pm 05/13/2021 5:00pm America/New_York YA Author Discussion

Event: YA Authors Audience: middle grade/teens or grades 5-12

Guest: Sayantani DasGupta and Marina Budhos

Platform: Hybrid (outdoor and virtual) Date: Thursday May 13, at 4 p.m.

Using #RepresentationMatters — Authors will discuss their work, the importance of inclusion as authors and for characters as well as the influence in creating their stories to appeal to readers particularly ...

5 Mead Street South Orange, NJ 07079
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Fri, May 14, 7:00 PM

South Orange

Sake Tasting with Neighbors Wine Shop

Government

Add to My Calendar 05/14/2021 7:00pm 05/14/2021 9:00pm America/New_York Sake Tasting with Neighbors Wine Shop

VIRTUAL SAKE TASTING Embrace this icy (or warm) spirit from Japan to celebrate AAPI Heritage month on your way to becoming a SAKE Master! May 14, 2021 7:00pm The cost of the ticket includes a curated selection of Sake for your tasting. The package with your Sake can be picked up at Neighbors Wine Shop at 319 S Orange Ave, South Orange, NJ 07079. Sign up: ...

5 Mead Street South Orange, NJ 07079
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Sat, May 15, 8:00 AM

South Orange

Vaccination Opportunity at St. Andrew & Holy ...

Community Calendar Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 05/15/2021 8:00am 05/15/2021 11:00am America/New_York Vaccination Opportunity at St. Andrew & Holy Communion

Help develop herd immunity! On Saturday, May 15, from 8:00 am to 11:00 am, Town & Country Pharmacy will be administering COVID-19 Moderna vaccines at the church of St. Andrew & Holy Communion, located at 160 West South Orange, in South Orange, NJ, on the corner of North Ridgewood Road. Anyone who is at least 18 years old and has a form of ID is eligible for an appointment.

To ...

South Orange, NJ
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Mon, May 17, 6:15 PM

South Orange

The Board of Trustees Annual Organization Meeting

Government

Add to My Calendar 05/17/2021 6:15pm 05/17/2021 10:00pm America/New_York The Board of Trustees Annual Organization Meeting

http://www.southorange.org/calendar.aspx?EID=3011

5 Mead Street South Orange, NJ 07079
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Mon, May 17, 7:00 PM

South Orange

Community Relations Committee Meeting

Government

Add to My Calendar 05/17/2021 7:00pm 05/17/2021 9:00pm America/New_York Community Relations Committee Meeting

Meeting number: 129 898 6655 / Password: crcsov2020 http://www.southorange.org/calendar.aspx?EID=3249

5 Mead Street South Orange, NJ 07079
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Tue, May 18, 8:30 AM

South Orange

Planning & Economic Development Meeting

Government

Add to My Calendar 05/18/2021 8:30am 05/18/2021 10:00am America/New_York Planning & Economic Development Meeting

To join by phone: +1-408-418-9388 United States Toll. Meeting number: 129 783 2944 Password: expand http://www.southorange.org/calendar.aspx?EID=3201

5 Mead Street South Orange, NJ 07079
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Tue, May 18, 5:00 PM

South Orange

South Orange Parking Authority Meeting

Government

Add to My Calendar 05/18/2021 5:00pm 05/18/2021 6:00pm America/New_York South Orange Parking Authority Meeting

Please contact the Parking Authority office at 973-378-7715 ext. 2037 for the Zoom Conference call information. http://www.southorange.org/calendar.aspx?EID=3213

5 Mead Street South Orange, NJ 07079
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Tue, May 18, 7:30 PM

South Orange Public Library, South Orange

South Orange Public Library Board Meeting

Education Government

Add to My Calendar 05/18/2021 7:30pm 05/18/2021 9:00pm America/New_York South Orange Public Library Board Meeting

Meetings of the South Orange Public Library Board of Trustees are held online at 7:30pm unless otherwise noted.

65 Scotland Road South Orange, NJ 07079
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Tue, May 18, 7:30 PM

Maplewood

Township Committee Meeting

Government

Add to My Calendar 05/18/2021 7:30pm America/New_York Township Committee Meeting

For more information visit: https://www.twp.maplewood.nj.us/home/events/55256

574 Valley St. Maplewood, NJ 07040
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Tue, May 18, 7:30 PM

South Orange

South Orange Public Library Board Meeting

Government

Add to My Calendar 05/18/2021 7:30pm 05/18/2021 9:00pm America/New_York South Orange Public Library Board Meeting

To join by phone: +1-408-418-9388 United States Toll. Meeting number: 713 154 220 Password: dewey http://www.southorange.org/calendar.aspx?EID=3297

5 Mead Street South Orange, NJ 07079

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Find Your Green Thumb: NJ Experts Offer Tips for Starting a Kitchen Garden

May 8, 2021

NEW JERSEY — They don’t call this The Garden State for nothing.

Want to bring out your inner green thumb this season? There’s no better time than now to get started on a kitchen garden.

“There is no mastery of gardening, you just get better at guessing,” said Bloomfield’s L. Be. Sholar, who offers gardening tips on her blog, Farm-Based ...

Do or Do Not? Parenting the Star Wars Way

Two very important events occurred in 1977. One, I was born.  Two, Star Wars came out. I’ll let you contemplate which was more important, but I am willing to concede that my birth may not be number one.

Thirty-five years later when I found out that my wife was pregnant, one of the first things to enter my mind was...what order to show my child the Star Wars movies? I ...

Atlantic Health System Celebrates 25 Years of Building Healthier Communities

25 years after establishing one of the first integrated health care systems in New Jersey, Atlantic Health System has become a nationally recognized leader in the delivery of high-quality, innovative health care.

Founded in 1996 through the merger of Morristown Memorial Hospital, Overlook Hospital, Mountainside Hospital, and soon after, the General Hospital Center at Passaic, Atlantic Health ...

Community Conversations: Vaccine Updates and Variant Testing

Approximately 4 million people in New Jersey have now received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine! On the next Community Conversation, Brian Gragnolati, President and CEO, and Steven Sheris, MD, SVP, Physician Enterprise, Atlantic Health System, discuss New Jersey’s new eligibility guidelines and Atlantic Health System’s vaccine program along with the ability to rapidly screen ...

Bringing Spring Inside: Adding Pops of Color in Every Room

As the weather warms up, spring colors are arriving in home décor trends. Whether you’re inviting guests over in person or continuing your distanced Zoom calls, you’ll want to incorporate pops of spring color into every room of your house. Fortunately, adding color doesn’t have to break the bank, and you can easily experiment with the best way to invigorate your spaces ...

Celebrating Mother’s Day: 4 Ways to Make Mom Feel Special

Mother’s Day is a wonderful time to tell the caregivers in your life how special they are. By highlighting Mom’s favorite things in your celebrations, you’ll be able to shine a light on everything unique about her. If you’re looking for interesting ways to host a Mother’s Day celebration for a group, big or small, here are four memorable events that will leave Mom ...

4 Unique and Meaningful Ways to Decorate for Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day around the corner, it’s time to think about decorations that will brighten up your home as well as show Mom that she’s a unique, valued person in your family. With a few simple touches, it’s easy to create meaningful decorations that highlight the things that she loves best. Here are four great ways to add some color and style to Mom’s favorite ...

Understanding SPF for Healthy Summer Skin

As we head outside to take advantage of the warmer weather, skincare and sun safety should be top priorities. While the sun’s rays provide countless benefits, the ultraviolet (or UV) components of sunlight are damaging to our skin. A sunburn from overexposure isn’t just temporarily painful - the UV rays that cause a burn are doing long-term damage to your skin cells that’s ...

Fighting Fatigue: How To Sleep Better And Longer

Getting a good night’s sleep plays a vital role in your overall health. Sleeping recharges your body and brain to help prepare and energize you for each new day. On the other hand, sleep deprivation can cause a slew of problems, including memory issues and an increased risk for car accidents.

According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults aged 26-64 need seven to nine hours of sleep ...

Candidate Statement - Karen Hilton - LINE B TICKET

May 8, 2021

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — I’m running for another four years as Village Trustee and I hope you’ll vote for me and for my running mates, Bill Haskins and Bobby Brown on May 11th.  

South Orange has been my home for 25 years, along with my husband Jim of 29 years, we’ve raised our 4 children here. I have a Masters in Public Administration, and aside from toiling over ...

Candidate Statement - Bobby Brown - LINE B TICKET

BRAYNARD “BOBBY” BROWN

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ —  As a 13-year resident of South Orange, I am once again running for South Orange Trustee because I am committed to serving this community.

You may remember that I ran in the 2019 election along with eight other passionate candidates for three seats.  I did not find defeat a deterrent to working for this community.  I ...

Maplewood Police Blotter: Several Thefts of Unsecured Items

May 8, 2021

This blotter covers the period from April 18 – May 4, 2021.

April 22, 2021; Package Theft; At approximately 7:45 pm a vehicle left running and unsecured on the 1700 block of Springfield Ave was stolen.

April 25, 2021; Package Theft; Between 2-6 pm a package was stolen from the front of a home on Midland Blvd

April 27, 2021; Theft; At approximately 11:55 pm an ...

South Orange Police Blotter: Vehicle Stolen While Parked in Owners Driveway

May 3, 2021; Auto Theft; A University Court resident reports their Dodge Avenger, which was parked in their driveway, was stolen during the early morning hours.  Video surveillance from a camera on South Orange Avenue shows a couple of individuals walking back and forth in the area of South Orange Avenue and University Court.  The camera is too far to get any ...

Brown, Haskins and Hilton for Board of Trustees

May 4, 2021

Dear Editor, 

I am voting for Bobby Brown, Bill Haskins and Karen Hilton because it is a vote for good governance: openness, transparency, priority and goal setting, accountability.  

The Board of Trustees sets the priorities of our government, aligns our staff and budget against those priorities, and ensures that our professionals deliver on these priorities. The draft ...

North Ward Center to Welcome First Residents Into its Supported Group Home

May 12, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — Newark’s first-ever supported group home for adults with autism and intellectual disabilities will welcome its first four tenants this month after nearly two years of planning and preparation. 

Headed by The North Ward Center, a non-profit organization that educates, advocates and empowers residents throughout the greater Newark community, the new home dubbed ...

Newark Officials Launch a Guaranteed Income Pilot Program

NEWARK, NJ — A Guaranteed Income Pilot Program that is planned to help Newark residents stave off economic insecurity by putting money directly into their hands with no strings attached may soon come to fruition starting with a group of selected individuals. 

First broached by Newark Mayor Ras Baraka in 2019, the idea of an income pilot program was welcomed in the city where more ...

Kenilworth Merck Headquarters up for Sale as Company Brings Together all New Jersey Activities to its Rahway Location

May 12, 2021

The Mayor of Kenilworth and Merck have announced the official sale of the Merck Kenilworth campus. The Kenilworth Mayor and Merck are joining efforts to find a new owner for this unique location.

This announcement follows Merck’s April 28, 2020 announcement of its intention to consolidate the New Jersey campuses into a single headquarters at its Rahway, NJ location. This will bring ...

Maskless Stafford School Nurse Loses Her Job Even as Protesters Support Her

STAFFORD, NJ — Authorities estimate that a group of between 300-350 people gathered yesterday in support of Erin Pein, a suspended Stafford Township school nurse. Pein acknowledged she was one of three individuals whose contract was not renewed when the Board of Education came back from closed session last night.

“I am still suspended without pay,” shared Pein. “I am a ...

Impact100 Essex Holds Membership Drive

May 11, 2021

May 10, 2021 - Impact100 Essex, a women’s giving collective that awards grants to nonprofits serving Essex County, is looking to expand its membership and is holding weekly virtual information sessions for prospective members. Now in its fifth year, the organization has awarded over $500,000 to local nonprofits focused on underserved communities in Essex County.

“Impact100 Essex ...

Maplewood Garden Club's Plant Sale Is ON!

MGC will return to its grand-scale plant sale, albeit with some modifications.

It will be outdoors at the Maplewood Community Pool parking lot, 187 Boyden Ave., Maplewood, once again. Keeping in mind that COVID-19 is still a concern, MGC will take all necessary precautions during the sale, and plant sale hours have been extended to accommodate the changes in procedure.

The plant sale will ...