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Thu, June 17
7:00 pm — 9:00 pm
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Are you preparing to return to work? NJ TRANSIT is ready for you.

NEW JERSEY — The pandemic resulted in a unique work-from-home model for many New Jersey residents, with a “new normal” evolving as infection rates decline.

While some employers may intend to keep remote work options in place, a growing trend reveals many companies transitioning back to in-person workplaces.

Roadways already show evidence of rush-hour congestion as workers ...

What is a Wasp

Every year, around 62 people die from hornet, wasp, or bee stings. These creatures may be little, but they can be very dangerous if you or someone you know has an allergy. 

You may be allergic to a particular insect, which means it's important to know the difference between them.

So what is a wasp? And how can you identify them? We'll discuss these ...

Pet-Friendly NJ Restaurants Offer Menus for Your Dog

August 1, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Looking for a dog-friendly place to eat? You’re not alone.

Catering to the pet-loving crowd, some New Jersey restaurants are taking dog-friendly dining a step further by offering a special menu just for your pooch.

At Sheelen’s Crossing Bistro & Pub in Fanwood, the “woof” menu includes items such as beef, chicken, fish, rice, vegetables ...

Community Conversations: Preventing Skin Cancer

With a particularly hot summer, it’s especially important to protect yourself from melanoma and other skin cancers. On this next Community Conversation, Eric Whitman, MD, surgical oncologist, medical director of Atlantic Health System Cancer Care, and the director of the Atlantic Melanoma Center, discusses how to prevent skin cancer, symptoms you should be aware of and the exclusive ...

Homewatch CareGivers South Orange Sets Vaccination Mandate Date of September 15, 2021

Homewatch CareGivers South Orange Sets Vaccination Mandate Date of September 15, 2021 Homewatch CareGivers has been very proactive in efforts to create a fully vaccinated workforce. “We strongly believe this is in the best interest of our clients and their families, our caregivers and their families, and the community as a whole. To date, we are very proud of the success we have had at ...

Bring the Sunshine Indoors With These 4 Simple Décor Ideas

As summer approaches, everyone is eager to spend more time outside enjoying the sun. It’s also the perfect time to transition your home décor to reflect the added daylight and brightness outside. If you’re ready to bring more of the sunshine inside this season, here are four great ways to easily update your décor for a lighter and brighter feeling.

Clean and ...

How to Incorporate Chalk Paint Into Your Next Project

Chalk paint is all the rage for that cozy richness it gives to furniture, décor, and even walls. The matte finish adds a softness to bold colors and a thickness that covers even the most worn down surfaces.


Home decorating moguls love chalk paint, and now you can, too - here’s the lowdown on why, where, and how to use chalk paint for your next DIY decorating ...

5 Minute Intervals Or 30 Minutes At Once: Which Is Better?

Squeezing in time to exercise can be challenging, especially if you juggle a hectic schedule. But staying physically active is one of the most important things you can do for your health as you age.

Given the increasing popularity of 5-minute interval workouts (or High-Intensity Interval Training – HIIT), swapping short bursts of moderately intense and vigorous aerobic exercise followed ...

8 Simple Activities To Enjoy With Your Grandkids

Spending quality time with your grandkids (and kids) adds joy and laughter to any given day. Just basking in a child’s boundless energy and carefree silliness can boost your mood and make you smile. But joining in the fun also keeps you physically and mentally active – and research shows that multigenerational interaction is good for older adults and kids.


If you’re ...

Arrest Made in Burglary of South Orange Business

August 1, 2021

Burglary Arrest: On July 7, 2021 at approximately 6:45 p.m. a business on Valley Street was burglarized. The victim was able to provide video surveillance from inside the building where subject can be seen walking and crawling throughout the first floor. The individual can also be seen entering an office and opening drawers where he would ultimately steal $200 cash. South Orange ...

Lock Your Cars! Thefts in Maplewood of Autos with Keys Inside

July 9, 2021; Bicycle Theft; During the morning hours an unsecured bicycle was stolen from Columbia High School.

July 10, 2021; Motor Vehicle Theft; At approximately 4 p.m., two males on bicycles entered an unsecured vehicle parked on North Crescent. One of the males then drove off with the vehicle since it had the key fob left in it.

July 16, 2021; Bicycle Theft; An unsecured bicycle ...

Tory Corner History Walking Tour on August 7

August 1, 2021

Join West Orange Town Historian and author Joseph Fagan on August 7 at 10 a.m. for a history walking tour of the Tory Corner section in downtown West Orange. The tour will begin at the Washington Street School at 289 Main Street in West Orange. Free parking is available at the lot’s entrance on Washington Street. It will last a little over an hour and loop back to ...

Newark English Teacher's Innovative Literacy Program Awarded $1,500

NEWARK, NJ — When Joicki Floyd, an English teacher at Weequahic High School, found out her efforts to establish one of the area’s most innovative literacy programs was honored with a $1,500 award this year, she couldn’t help but feel overwhelmed with emotion. 

“I started crying. I was surprised," Floyd told TAPinto Newark. "I never thought in a ...

Rutgers Alum Who Co-Starred With Orson Welles, Flew Missions Over Occupied Europe, Nears 101

July 31, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — He was on his way to England via Africa, a young man born in 1920 to Russian Jewish immigrants in New York City. As a newly minted Air Force navigator, his mission was to deliver a B-24 bomber and its 10-man crew to an airbase in Britain. It was nighttime in the Sahara. As he looked at the moon, he remembered how “terribly romantic and freezing cold” the ...

Elizabeth Police Department Seeking Assistance in Locating Missing Man With Dementia

ELIZABETH, NJ — The Elizabeth Police Department is seeking help in locating a missing person with dementia. 

Joao Branco, 67, was last seen at approximately 11:00 a.m. on July 23, 2021, wearing blue plaid boxer shorts, a gray tank top shirt, a gold ring and watch, and was either barefoot or had on sandals. Joao is 5’8”, approximately 160-180 pounds, brown eyes, gray ...

South Mountain YMCA Duck Race Returns to Maplewood Sept. 12

August 3, 2021

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Mountain YMCA is excited to bring ducks and families back to the river on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 for the iconic Memorial Day Duck Race, a cherished event in the community for over 20 years.

“While the community came out in ‘virtual’ force to make the 2020 Virtual Duck Race a huge success, we know people want to see their yellow feathered ...

Maplewood Library to Relocate as We Build a 21st Century Library

Exciting changes are happening at the Maplewood Memorial Library. As we move forward with our plans to build a Library for the 21st Century, we will continue to provide excellent service to the community. Here’s what you need to know.

The Main Library building at 51 Baker St. will close on September 17, 2021 to move and store library materials as we prepare the building for ...


The social services nonprofit organization Isaiah House announced today that it will hold its first annual “SunUp” event at 7 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 13, in Maplewood Memorial Park. Inspired by the popular morning rave party Daybreaker, the event includes an hour of yoga and meditation with Baker Street Yoga, followed by spirited dancing led by local disc jockey Jen Jones, an Australian ...