South Orange Senior Advisory Meeting
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Tue, March 17
5:00 pm — 7:00 pm
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5 Mead Street South Orange, NJ 07079

5 Mead Street
South Orange, NJ 07079

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Forget Vodka, for Now. NJ Distillery Helps Make Hand Sanitizer for Pandemic

April 2, 2020

CAPE MAY, NJ — With hand sanitizer in demand during the coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic, the makers of spirits are stepping up.

To do its part, Nauti Spirits Distillery in Cape May teamed up with Partners Pharmacy, which has a facility in Springfield, to make FDA-approved hand sanitizer instead of its usual vodka, rum and gin.

“We would like nothing better than to go back to ...

Welcome to Mommy Mayor

Six years ago I started this journey that I called Mommy Mayor. I was embarking on my third year on council, my first term as Mayor and I did so with a toddler and infant in hand.

I started Mommy Mayor as an opportunity to highlight all that woman can do, to bring awareness to the successes and obstacles that come with being a working mom and a mom in public service. To be honest I also did it ...

A Letter from Brendan Gill to Essex County

April 2, 2020

Greetings fellow residents of Essex County.

When addressing the Essex County community at large, I usually do so as President of the Board of Chosen Freeholders. On this occasion, under these unprecedented circumstances, I am expressing my thoughts as a father, a son, a husband, and concerned neighbor who loves his community.

The spread of the COVID-19 virus has affected so many of us in my ...

10 Perks to Offer Healthcare Teams During COVID-19 Crisis...

It shouldn’t take a healthcare crisis to find ways for health care leaders to show front line healthcare team members how important they are and how much you care, but it is an especially important time to be extra considerate and thoughtful. Be prepared to go above and beyond for your employees so they go above and beyond for the patients in your care.

Below are 10 immediate perks you ...

South Orange Police Blotter, March 25-29

March 31, 2020

Burglary to Auto — An Arnold Terrace resident reported someone gained entry into their vehicle, while it was parked in their driveway, during the overnight hours on March 25th thru March 26th.  The only item taken was a car charger.  

Shoplifting — On March 26, 2020 at approximately 7:30 p.m. an employee observed a customer conceal two bottles of vodka ...

South Orange Policer Blotter, March 2-17

On March 2, 2020 detectives responded to a report of several offices that were entered and ransacked in Jubilee Hall and the Rec Center at Seton Hall University. After reviewing surveillance video from those two locations a suspect was developed. Taken from one of the offices was a wallet which contained several credit cards and one of the credit cards was used at Best Buy in Union. Video ...

What's Open for Business in Maplewood and South Orange As of April 3

April 3, 2020

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — In these ever changingm challenging times, it’s good to know what local businesses are open, closed, or accessible through a website or online live stream. Although this list is large, TAPinto SOMA cannot guarantee it is authoritative: local companies are doing business as they are able, and it is always best to call or check a website when in ...

South Orange Police and Fire Departments to Celebrate Town Birthdays With Mini-Parades

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Police and Fire Departments are coming together to cheer up local kids who cannot have birthday parties during social distancing. The first responders are offering children with April birthdays a mini parade in front of their home. 

Community Relations Officer Adrian Acevedo of the SOPD said that other towns are starting the practice and Village ...

Cherry Blossom Festival in Branch Brook Park Canceled

April 3, 2020

NEWARK, NJ — The 44th annual Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival has been canceled. Branch Brook Park, home to the blossoming cherry trees, is closed to pedestrians; those coming to the park are urged to remain in their vehicles to promote social — physical — distancing. The following is the announcement issued from the Office of the Essex County ...

Essex County Sheriff Tests Positive for Coronavirus

EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ — Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura, the first in the state to suspend foreclosures and evictions during this pandemic, has tested positive for COVID-19. 

After noticing he was running a slight fever, he opted to get tested at the Essex County drive through site in his command; the Sheriff is also the county’s emergency ...

Impact of COVID-19 on NJ Non-Profits Is Severe and Likely to Worsen

March 30, 2020

Mercerville, NJ — New Jersey’s non-profit community is suffering already significant negative effects as a result of the novel coronavirus outbreak, according to a new survey report released by the Center for Non-Profits.

From March 13 to 17, 2020, the Center, in partnership with the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers, conducted a survey to gauge the ...

Breaking News: Fire at Fantasy Island Amusement Park

BEACH HAVEN, NJ  — A large fire has been reported at the Fantasy Island Amusement Park in Beach Haven.  

Reports from a source is that the fire took place in the ice cream shop and the fire is now under control  (9:40 p.m.)

TAPinto will keep the public updated. 

Juilliard Pianist to Perform Canceled SOPAC Concert Live on YouTube

April 3, 2020

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — With a can-do spirit that defies the isolation of “social distancing” Americans are currently experiencing, Juilliard post-graduate student Mackenzie Melemed will give a YouTube Live concert on Sunday, April 5 at 3 p.m. It can be viewed at

The acclaimed young pianist was scheduled to give a live concert on March 15 at the ...

Track Phenom Takes a Breather

Rhia Randolph, is the 11-year old track phenom who makes running look like a walk in the park. Rhia Randolph has been running with the Jaguars Track Club since the age of 8. The Jaguar Track Club is a local organization that serves young people who are interested in the sport of track and field. The program was founded in 1996 by Maurice and Daneen Cooper, Carl Lea of Maplewood and Andrea Johnson ...

YMCA Program Supports Virtual School Instruction

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges has launched a new Distance Learning Support program to ease the burden on parents who are now juggling work duties with school instruction at home. The program offers virtual one-on-one support to youth in grades K-8 as they complete e-learning assignments. 

“With the closure of schools due to current public health risks, ...