Maplewood Farmers Market

Mon, August 26
2:00 pm — 9:00 am
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1848-1852 Springfield Ave. Maplewood, NJ 07040

1848-1852 Springfield Ave.
Maplewood, NJ 07040

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How to Toast Pumpkin Seeds this Halloween

October 22, 2019

Carving Jack-o’-lanterns? Save your pumpkin seeds for a tasty snack.

To get started, preheat the oven to 325°F. Scoop the seeds out of your pumpkin and place them in a colander in the sink. Separate the seeds as much as you can from any goo, then rinse them clean. Pat them dry.

On a baking sheet with sides, toss the seeds with oil to coat. Season with salt and pepper or, ...

State’s Largest Bus Network — Bigger and Better Than Ever

In previous editions of NJ TRANSIT: Moving Forward, I outlined several major investments we have made — and are aggressively continuing to make — in equipment and personnel to provide a better experience for commuters and other riders of the nation’s largest statewide public transit system. In this and upcoming issues, I’d like to take a more in-depth look at some of ...

Does Rutgers Pay Too Much to Fired Coaches, Athletic Directors, and Academic Administrators?

Does Rutgers pay too much to fired coaches, athletic directors, and academic administrators? 

Everyone loves a good college football game. Last season (2018), the Rutgers Scarlet Knights record in the Big Ten Conference was a dismal 1-11. And this year does not look much better. Yeah, Rutgers is in the same league with some heavy hitters like Ohio State, Penn State and Michigan. But, ...

New Jersey Transit A National Disgrace?

This week’s question is a continuation of last week’s on New Jersey infrastructure issues. 

New Jersey Transit has more than 2,000 buses and more than 700 trains, and there are more than 900,000 trips taken on NJ Transit every weekday. In total, passengers ride more than 3.5 billion miles per year on the system. In the past, Governor Murphy referred to NJ Transit as a ...

Process to ‘Grade’ Candid

October 21, 2019

October 20, 2019 
Because we are a part of this wonderful community where so many volunteer their time and give back wholeheartedly, we want to collectively share a statement in regard to the SOMA Justice and PARES scorecard to be released in the near future. 
Together and unplanned, Narda Chisholm-Greene, Sharon Tanenbaum Kraus, and Carey Smith have not completed the ...

New Jersey School Board Association Holds its First Sessions About LGBTQ+ Students

October 23, 2019

Atlantic City, NJ — Members of boards of education from across the state learned what they can do to support LGBTQ+ youth in their school systems from South Orange Maplewood Board of Education member Shannon Cuttle. Cuttle joined forces with Dr. Jan Kaminsky, director of education for Rainbow Health Consulting, to give the presentation at the 2019 New Jersey School Board Association ...

Strut your mutt on October 26

NEWARK, NJ — The annual Essex County Halloween parade and costume contest for dogs will held in two locations this Saturday, Oct. 26. 

At Brookdale Dog Park on Grove Street in Montclair, registration will begin at 9:15 a.m. with the parade starting at 10 a.m. 

In the afternoon at South Mountain Dog Park on Crest Drive, Maplewood, registration starts at 1:15 p.m. and the ...

Stephanie is Dedicated to Improving the Lives of All Children

October 22, 2019

Stephanie Lawson-Muhammad is a big part of my family’s village. Her children and my own have grown up together. I have lived in South Orange since 2001 and all four of my children have attended the district schools. Our eldest boys are now in college and we each have two children left in the middle and high schools. Since returning to the area after six years in Indiana, Stephanie has truly ...

I Trust Stephanie Lawson-Muhammad to Represent my Children

I have been a proud resident of South Orange for over 20 years. My husband and I selected this town before we had kids; in fact, we bought our house before we even got engaged. We just knew that we would one day start a family in this special little town. When I was pregnant, so many friends said to us, "you aren't going to send your kids to school HERE, are you?" So, years ago, ...

Strut your mutt on October 26

October 23, 2019

NEWARK, NJ — The annual Essex County Halloween parade and costume contest for dogs will held in two locations this Saturday, Oct. 26. 

At Brookdale Dog Park on Grove Street in Montclair, registration will begin at 9:15 a.m. with the parade starting at 10 a.m. 

In the afternoon at South Mountain Dog Park on Crest Drive, Maplewood, registration starts at 1:15 p.m. and the ...

1,500 Pounds of Apples Delivered to Newark Central High School

NEWARK, NJ - State Sen. M. Teresa Ruiz led a donation on Monday dropping off 1,500 pounds of apples gleaned from an East Brunswick orchard to Newark Central High School.

Joined by Newark Schools Superintendent Roger Leon and officials from the community food rescue program Table to Table, Ruiz said the donation was meant to highlight school nutrition. 

It also comes in conjunction with ...

Rutgers Launches Helpline for Legally Blind

October 21, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers has launched the nation’s first peer support helpline for the legally blind and their families.

Eye2Eye – 833-932-3931 (83-EYE2EYE-1) – is staffed 24/7 by peer support specialists who are legally blind and understand the challenges callers face.

The program, which is funded by a grant from the Lavelle Fund for the Blind, serves residents in New ...

Annual Duck Derby Raises Funds for Montclair Ambulance Unit

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Hundreds of rubber ducks were placed into the pond at Edgemont Park on Saturday, while eager residents all put in their bids vying for a chance for their duck to be named a winner.

The fourth annual duck derby was complete with live enter­tain­ment, activities for children, food vendors, a beer garden and health in­for­ma­tion. 

The Duck ...


October 23, 2019

Millburn, NJ -- Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Michael Stotts- Managing Director), recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award, presents Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, new book by Douglas Carter Beane, and original book by Oscar Hammerstein ...

SOMA Senior Forum

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — It has been four years since South Orange and Maplewood began to explore the needs of older residents and build an age-friendly initiative. Through a Senior Forum in the fall of 2015, a community survey and focus groups, SOMA Two Towns for All Ages was initiated in early 2017.  This age-friendly initiative strives to be responsive to the needs of older ...

IRS urges families to make online safety a priority during National Work and Family Month

WASHINGTON, DC — The Internal Revenue Service today urged families and teens to stay vigilant in protecting personal information while connected to the internet. Although the IRS is making huge strides in fighting identity theft and thwarting fraudulent tax returns, help is needed.

During National Work and Family Month, IRS is asking parents and families to be mindful of all the pitfalls ...