The Board of Trustees Meeting- Public Session
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Mon, June 14
7:00 pm — 10:00 pm
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5 Mead Street South Orange, NJ 07079

5 Mead Street
South Orange, NJ 07079

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Recipe: How to Make No-Churn Vanilla Birthday Cake Ice Cream

June 24, 2021

It only takes four ingredients to make this festive frozen treat! The best part? You don’t even need special equipment.

The trick to getting the right texture without an ice cream maker is folding in fluffy whipped cream.

No-Churn Birthday Cake Ice Cream


1 tsp. vanilla extract
14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
2 cups cold heavy whipping cream
¼ cup ...

Sadness in Dads: It’s a Bigger Problem Than You Think

Did you know that approximately 1 in 7 mothers suffers from a postpartum mental illness, such as postpartum depression (PPD)?

Did you know that approximately 1 in 10 dads suffers the same thing?

And did you know that, if mom is suffering from PPD, 50% of their partners likely will as well?

The Monday after Father’s Day has, for the last few years, been christened International ...

Community Conversations: Living with Scoliosis

Does your child have scoliosis? Do you know what the signs are? Find out on the next Community Conversation where Jason Lowenstein, MD, medical director of Atlantic Health System’s Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center, shares how it’s diagnosed and explains why early identification is key to treating spinal deformity.


Festive Food: Red, White, and Blue for the Fourth

A Fourth of July gathering is the classic summer event – food, fun, and friends. This year, treat your guests to some festive new dishes highlighting the red, white, and blue we all associate with this special holiday.

Star Confetti Cookies

For a fun, easy dessert that you can pair with any main dish, try these cutout star cookies. The recipe has been tested to ensure that the cookies ...

Citrus, Coral, and Florals: Summer from the Inside Out

As summer swings into high gear outside, bring some of the color and brightness indoors with your home décor. Perfect for setting the mood every day and during special events, summer décor that includes florals, citrus, and coral tones is a great way to transition from the more muted spring hues to the bold colors of the brightest season. Here are five ways to incorporate these ...

7 Essential Tips and Tricks to Beat Indoor Allergies

Spring and summer bring beauty, but also allergies! Allergy sufferers often go inside their homes for sanctuary against irritants - which is why it’s so important to keep those irritants out of your house.


With a few mindful changes and tricks, you can get rid of indoor allergens and start breathing easy again in your own home. We’ve gathered the seven best tips and ...

From Ponds to Waterfalls: Outdoor Water Features You Can DIY

If you’re daydreaming about the burble of a stream over rocks or the spray of a waterfall right in your backyard, we’ve put together a selection of outdoor water feature ideas to help you make your dream come true!

While water features may sound expensive or out of reach, there are tons of great do-it-yourself options for everything from flower pot fountains to ponds and ...

Eat the Rainbow: Why Fruits of Every Color Belong on Your Plate

In general, the bold colors found in fruits indicate a large concentration of antioxidants. These vitamins and compounds perform many different functions within the body, but all antioxidants help reduce “free radicals,” or potentially harmful atoms that interfere with normal cell functioning in our bodies. Eating a variety of colors through fruits will help ensure that you’re ...

Fresh Air and Fitness: 4 Outdoor Workouts for Every Level

Fresh air and fitness – a great combination for any wellness routine! As the weather warms up, consider adding some outdoor workouts to your regular exercise regimen. New surroundings can often make the same moves feel more challenging and exciting, so heading out to your backyard is an easy way to refresh any routine that’s starting to feel repetitive. Here are four great outdoor ...

Feeling Nutty? Here’s Why You Should Add Nuts To Your Diet

Enjoying a wide variety of nuts has multiple health benefits. The crunchy, delicious snacks are a great source of protein, polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats, omega-3 fatty acids, and fiber. Nuts are naturally cholesterol-free and pack disease-fighting antioxidants and essential vitamins and minerals like vitamin E and magnesium.

A 2019 study published by the U.S. National Library of ...

No Garden Yet? No Worries: Here’s What You Can Still Plant In June

Getting outside to work in the garden is a wonderful way to be physically active and soak up some natural vitamin D from the sun. If you haven’t planted anything yet or you’re aiming to increase your harvest, don’t worry. There are lots of nutrient-rich vegetables, herbs, and gorgeous flowers you can still plant in June. Here’s a list to help you get ...

My Own Little Gay History in South Orange

June 14, 2021

In honor of Pride Month, TAPinto SOMA asked LGBTQ leader and SOMA resident Gary Paul Wright for his thoughts on living in South Orange:


When Peter and I were living in Jersey City, circa 1995, we received a flyer about musical instruments being sold by the Seton Hall Music Department at rock-bottom prices. Peter really wanted a piano in the house — even though neither of ...

Maplewood Police Blotter, June 5-13

June 19, 2021

June 6, 2021; Theft from Auto; At approximately 4:30 p.m. a customer entered the Quick Chek on Springfield Ave and left their window on their vehicle down. When they returned, a bag containing cash, identification and an electronic game were missing.

June 8, 2021; Theft from Auto; During the overnight hours two unsecured vehicles parked on Hudson Avenue were entered.  A flashlight ...

Maplewood Police Blotter: A Rash of Bicycle Thefts May 23 to June 4

May 23, 2021; Bicycle Thefts; During the daytime hours a bicycle was stolen from Sommer Avenue and three bicycles were stolen from Richmond Avenue

May 24, 2021; Bicycle Theft; At approximately 3:30 p.m. a bicycle left unsecured in the rear of Clinton School was stolen.

May 25, 2021; Bicycle Theft; At approximately 8:30 p.m. a bicycle was stolen from in front of the Burger King on ...

SOMSD, Put the Safety of Our Students First — Justice for Moussa

June 24, 2021

Dear Editor:
It’s a beautiful day in SOMA, the sun is shining, kids are celebrating their last day of school and the summer plans that lay ahead of them, and I’m not okay. We lost Moussa Fofana on June 6, a beloved student, friend, brother, son and so much more to so many who knew him. While I appreciate the respect the South Orange Maplewood School District has paid to ...

Newark Downtown District Leverages Federal Funds to Plant More Street Trees

June 24, 2021

NEWARK – Not only does the Newark Downtown District (NDD) continue to plant more street trees, it also wants to ensure they are bio-diverse and adding plenty of color to the District for years to come.

That is why the NDD was able to secure a grant through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, coordinated through the New Jersey Tree Foundation, which funded an additional 22 trees that ...

Montclair Council Passes Trailblazing Anti-Discrimination Ordinances, Discusses Anti-Bullying Measure; Public Focuses on Rent Control and Policing

MONTCLAIR, NJ — The Montclair Township Council had a full plate at its June 22 virtual meeting, discussing and passing not only the unisex bathroom signage ordinance that was passed on first reading on June 1 but also discussing resolutions expressing support for or opposition to state legislation that Mayor Sean Spiller and many of the councilors considered germane to local issues, but ...

Former Summit Middle School Drama Teacher, Theater Director Charged with Sexual Contact with a Student

June 21, 2021

ELIZABETH, NJ — Ronald Wells, 69, who was employed by the Summit Public School District for nearly 25 years as a theater teacher at Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School prior to retiring on June 30, 2018, has been arrested and charged with committing criminal offenses of a sexual nature against a student while on school grounds several years ago, acting Union County ...

Bergen County to Open Historic Gethsemane Cemetery for Juneteenth Tours

HACKENSACK/LITTLE FERRY, NJ — In commemoration of Juneteenth, Bergen County will open historic Gethsemane Cemetery in Little Ferry to the public for self-guided tours on Saturday, June 19 from 1 to 4 p.m. The public viewing, which is being arranged by the County’s Division of Cultural & Historic Affairs (DCHA) will feature Bergen County historian Dr. Arnold Brown who will be ...

JESPY Featured in NBC’s Pride Segment

June 24, 2021

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Every year during the month of June, Pride is celebrated across the country. JESPY House, a South Orange nonprofit that supports adults with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities, was recently included in an NBC Today Show online segment that highlighted the month and its importance.

To put the spotlight on various aspects and issues of concern to the LGBTQ+ ...

St. James' Gate Raw Bar Returns, Every Friday 4-7

You've missed it during the pandemic, and now it's back! Enjoy a raw bar at St. James' Gate Publick House while you watch the best in soccer and baseball live. 

The Gate's famous raw bar happens every Friday from 4-7 p.m. and features clams, oysters and shrimp.

 In addition, whenever there's a daytime Yankees game or soccer match on, the games ...