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574 Valley St. Maplewood, NJ 07040

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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 ...

Community Conversation: Immunizations, Physicals and Other Back to School Safety Tips

Whether it’s in-person or virtually, children will be going back to school in the fall. So how can parents keep their kids safe, healthy and ready to learn? On Atlantic Health System’s latest Community Conversation, join Tyree Winters, DO, a pediatrician with Atlantic Medical Group, for some important tips that will help make this school year an A+!


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 ...

South Orange First Responders Edify Residents on How to Stay Safe at Home

August 5, 2020

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Village Trustee Steve Schnall moderated an online town hall Tuesday for South Orange first responders to address issues of home safety in the community.

“Smoke detectors: cheap insurance that will save your life,” said Chief Daniel Sullivan of the South Orange Fire Department. He told residents that SOFD prefers the Kidde Nighthawk combination smoke ...

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

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 ...

Essex County Coronavirus Testing Sites For Aug. 10-14

August 6, 2020

For Appointments, Visit or Call 973-877-8456


ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County's expanded COVID-19 testing initiative includes satellite testing sites throughout the county in addition to continuing its drive through testing center in Weequahic Park, Newark. The tests are by appointment only and are being offered to Essex ...

2020 Essex County Senior Citizens Juried Art Show and Exhibition Seeks Submissions

Professional and Non-Professional Artists Are Encouraged to Submit Original Works in 11 Categories; Entry Deadline is Monday, August 24th        


ESSEX COUNTY, NJ – Non-professional and professional senior citizen artists residing in Essex County are invited to participate in the 2020 Essex County Senior Citizens Juried Art Show and ...

Overturned Vehicle Part of Three Car Accident in Front of Union's Municipal Building

August 6, 2020

UNION, NJ – A three-car accident snarled traffic Monday night in front of Town Hall on Morris Avenue.

Union police and firefighters responded to the accident at about 7:00 p.m. and found one vehicle on its roof. Emergency crews secured the vehicles, according to Union Fire Chief Mike Scanio, and checked to see if an extrication was needed, but all drivers were out of the cars upon ...

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

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 ...

Metro YMCAs Advancing the Conversation on Race with 5K, Webinar

August 6, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ - The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges and its African American Network Employee Resource Group invite the community to join the Y for a series of free virtual events during August.  

“The Y is responding to the call to action by our communities. By coming together, we can learn from one another to address racism, inequities and disparities at an individual, ...

Here’s what taxpayers need to know about the home office deduction

The home office deduction allows qualifying taxpayers to deduct certain home expenses on their tax return. With more people working from home than ever before, some taxpayers may be wondering if they can claim a home office deduction when they file their 2020 tax return next year.

Here are some things to help taxpayers understand the home office deduction and whether they can claim ...

What taxpayers should do if they get a letter or notice from the IRS

Every year the IRS mails letters or notices to taxpayers for many different reasons.

Here are some do’s and don’ts for taxpayers who receive one:

Don’t ignore it. Most IRS letters and notices are about federal tax returns or tax accounts. Each notice deals with a specific issue and includes specific instructions on what to do.
Don’t panic. The IRS and its ...