Development Committee Meeting
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Thu, July 16
7:30 pm — 9:00 pm
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5 Mead Street South Orange, NJ 07079

5 Mead Street
South Orange, NJ 07079

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Libby’s Lunch: Foodies Flock From Near and Far for One Last Bite

August 1, 2020

PATERSON, NJ — Some 30 cars filled to capacity the two parking lots that surround Libby’s Lunch on McBride Avenue.

Word was out Monday evening that Libby’s Lunch — a restaurant long known for its chili dogs — would be closed permanently by the end of the week. Customers had come for one last chance to say goodbye to Libby’s.

“The food is what makes ...

Shakespeare Theatre Scores with 'Crazy Love'

Florham Park, NJ - It’s such a treat to see a live performance in these difficult times. But leave iit to Shakespeare Theatre’s fearless director, Bonnie Monte, to deliver a delightful and provocative evening of Moliere and Edna St. Vincent Millay.

The setting is the outside lawn at the Thomas H. Kean Theatre Factory in Florham Park. Located on Vreeland Road, the landscape of ...

Food Safety After Isaias' Power Losses: What to Keep, What to Toss

August 4, 2020

NEW JERSEY — Since Tropical Storm (or Hurricane, depending on the news outlet) Isaias has taken out power to 20 percent of Essex County, thousands have been left with no refrigeration. has a chart for determining how long foods will stay fresh and usable after a power outage.

According to the site, "Your refrigerator will keep food safe for up to 4 hours ...

Maplewood Part of Essex County Census Parade

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Encouraging every resident to participate in the 2020 U.S. while social distancing can be a challenge. But the Maplewood Township Committee made it happen as part of Essex County's Census Parade this past Saturday.

They threw the census reusable bags and water bottles to people along the parade route, which included Jacoby Street, Boyden Avenue, Hughes ...

Restored Riverbank Park Community Center Reopens After 2018 Fire

August 4, 2020

NEWARK, NJ — Two years after a fire tore through the Field House at Riverbank Park in the Ironbound, Essex County officials and local nonprofits celebrated its reopening to the public as a community engagement and recreation center. 
SPARK, a local nonprofit that ran the cultural arts and learning program in the center prior to the fire, and the Ironbound Community Corporation ...

Montclair Police Honor a Seven-Year-Old Girl for Heroic Rescue

MONTCLAIR, NJ — A seven-year-old girl has been recognized by the Montclair Police Department after jumping into the pool and dragging her sister to safety.

Last week, Chief Conforti, accompanied by Deputy Mayor Hurlock and the men and women of his department, honored Ruby at her home.

Ruby realized her younger sister was in distress while swimming, and unable to get above water. She ...

Tropical Storm Headed to NJ: Prepare for Strong Winds, Rain.

August 3, 2020

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The National Weather Service has issued a tropical storm warning for the region. The warning issued at 5:20 a.m. Monday says that winds could reach 58 to 73 mph on Tuesday.

Impacts could include damage to roofing and siding along with porches, awning and carports, according to the Weather Service. Trees may be snapped or uprooted, and some roads may become impassable ...

No Boyfriends or Girlfriends in Dorm Rooms. Limited Use of Dining Halls. No Parties: What Colleges Plan for Campus

This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit

In mid-June, the Office of the Secretary of Higher Education issued guidance for New Jersey colleges, requiring them to make plans for restarting operations and address 10 areas ...

Dirty Dozen part 2: Thieves are constantly coming up with ways to scam taxpayers

August 4, 2020

This is the second of two tips exploring the IRS Dirty Dozen tax scam list. Tax scams tend to rise during tax season or during times of crisis. Scam artists are using the COVID-19 pandemic to try to steal money and information from taxpayers.

Taxpayers should watch out for these scams.

Scammers targeting individuals with limited English proficiency: IRS impersonators and other scammers are ...

Dirty Dozen Part 1: Taxpayers should be on the lookout for these scams

All tax scams put taxpayers at risk. This is the first of two tips taking a closer look at the IRS Dirty Dozen tax scam list. This year, taxpayers should be especially, watchful for aggressive schemes related to COVID-19 relief, including Economic Impact Payments.

Here is a recap of the first six scams in this year's Dirty Dozen.

Phishing: Taxpayers should be alert to potential fake ...