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Sat, November 17, 11:00 AM

Judi House, South Orange

JESPY House Holiday Craft Fair

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 11/17/2018 11:00am 11/17/2018 3:00pm America/New_York JESPY House Holiday Craft Fair

The JESPY House Holiday Craft Fair will feature items made by local vendors and JESPY clients. Held from 11am-3pm, attendees can purchase everything from books and greeting cards to wreaths and baked goods. JESPY House serves 250 adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities ranging in age from 18 to 70.

110 Irvington Avenue South Orange, NJ 07079

Sat, November 17, 3:00 PM

Maplewood Memorial Library, Maplewood

Art Reception and Music at the Maplewood Library

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 11/17/2018 3:00pm 11/18/2018 1:00pm America/New_York Art Reception and Music at the Maplewood Library

Local artist Linda Jacobs' Photographs are featured at an Artist's Reception with music by Campbell Charshee on Saturday Nov 17, from 3 to 4 pm, and Artist Talk at 3:20 pm.

All are welcome, event is free, refreshments.

Linda's photographs remain on view through end of December.

51 Baker Street Maplewood, NJ 07040

Wed, November 21, 8:30 PM

Par440 Restaurant & Lounge, Short Hills

Red Light Band at Par440

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink

Add to My Calendar 11/21/2018 8:30pm 11/22/2018 12:00am America/New_York Red Light Band at Par440

Experience the ultimate pre-thanksgiving weekend here at Par 440 when you party the night away with the Red Light Band!

Make your reservations today!

440 Parsonage Hill Rd. Short Hills, NJ 07078

Thu, November 22

Par 440 Restaurant & Lounge, Short Hills

Thanksgiving at Par 440

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink

Add to My Calendar 11/22/2018 12:00am 11/22/2018 11:30pm America/New_York Thanksgiving at Par 440

Take a break from the kitchen duties this year! Par440 will be offering a special prix fixe Thanksgiving Menu, alongside our regularly available ones on Thanksgiving Day. Looking for a place to watch the game? We got you covered! We'll have all 3 games playing barside on our HDTVs.

Feel free to download a copy of our Thanksgiving Day menu below!

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Kosher Food Isn't Boring

November 15, 2018

Just ask the more than 300 exhibitors at Kosherfest, the world's largest kosher-certified trade show held on Nov. 14 and 15 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, NJ.

Jackie Lieberman spoke with representatives from the leading innovators in the industry, including Manischewitz — a household name that's based right here in the Garden State. While ...

Warm and Fuzzy

Thanksgiving is a little over a week away and if you are anything like us you may be stressing over what to wear on the big day. Whether you are cooking for your whole family, friends or letting someone else do all the work we have just what you need to help you look and feel warm and fuzzy.

Men you would look swagger in one of our retro cashmere sweaters and ladies we have new flannel ...

A year later...

This week is a big one at Sadie's. Sunday November 4th we will be celebrating our one year anniversary and what a fun year it has been. We have worked with many amazing local charities hosting various events from fashion shows to bake sales, hired sales associates from Seton Hall and in the summer Columbia High graduates. This amazing community has made our first year a huge success, and ...


AtlantiCast: Episode 22

On this week’s AtlantiCast, learn how Atlantic Health System is accelerating the pace of medical breakthroughs in the fight against cancer, AHS and the New York Jets make a crucial catch, meet New Jersey’s only cardiac “Shock Team,” find out some key warning signs to know if you have Thyroid Cancer and much more!


Post-Election Statement from Ileana A. Castillo, Independent Candidate for Maplewood Township Committee

November 14, 2018

Hello Maplewood, 

First of all, I want to extend a big Thank you to all the 1,175 voters who trusted me and put their faith in my candidacy. I will always be forever grateful that you believed in me and I wish I could hug and thank you all in person. 

As you know, I lost the election but I don’t consider this to be a failure. I see this as a wonderful experience where ...

Thank You from Board of Education Candidate Bruno Navarro

When I sat in the hallway outside the Essex County Clerk’s Office in July, trying to think of a three-word slogan for my Board of Education run, the words “Transparency, Accountability, Dignity” quickly came to mind.

Over the course of the next few months, I sat in living rooms, coffee shops and schoolyards across South Orange and Maplewood — and even a ...

Maplewood Police Blotter - Teenager Arrested, Charged with Theft

November 12, 2018

October 29, 2018; Motor Vehicle Theft; During the early morning hours a van was stolen from a residence on VanNess Ter.

October 30, 2018; Theft; At approximately 9:45 PM a male walking on Academy St was approached by an unknown male who stole his backpack. Officers responded to the area and were able to locate the male and backpack. The male, identified as 18 year old ...

South Orange Police Blotter: Arrest Made in Car Burglaries; Attempted Burglary on Foster Court

South Orange Police Blotter as of Nov. 9

Warrant Arrest - Masiah Bynum, a 20 year old South Orange resident was arrested on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at approximately 1:30 p.m. for two outstanding arrest warrants out of Pemberton Township. Detectives, who were familiar with Bynum and previously aware of the active warrants observed him walking along Irvington Avenue. Detectives ...

November Snowstorm in SOMA Caused Epic Traffic and Stranded Students, but also, Lots of Acts of Kindness

November 16, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Thursday's snowstorm caused massive traffic jams and cars at a standstill for hours, with stranded students waiting for parents at schools and on buses, and also, among all this, there were many accounts of strangers helping to move cars stuck in the snow, and of friends and neighbors offering assistance to care for children until their parents could ...

Snowstorm Aftermath: Closures and Delays on Friday, Nov. 16

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Closures and delays continue on Friday, after a snowstorm dropped more than six inches of snow and a wintry mix on Thursday afternoon causing massive traffic, multiple accidents, and major delays on school bus routes as drivers tried to navigate the treacherous roadways.

Here are the latest updates on closures and delays for Friday, Nov. 16:

South ...

Vote for Maini and Farfan for SOMSD Board of Education

November 5, 2018

Dear Editor,

I am writing to endorse Annemarie Maini and Javier Farfan for the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education.

For the past 10 months, I have had the pleasure of serving on the Board with Annemarie Maini, and in the last few months have had the opportunity to get to know Javier Farfan. I wholeheartedly and without reservation support both for seats on the SOMSD Board of ...

Vote for Maini and Farfan for SOMSD Board of Education

Dear Neighbors,

Three years ago, I endorsed Annemarie Maini for the Board of Education because—having worked with her for several years on Presidents’ Council—I knew that she was, even among a group of other smart, deeply committed, and engaged parent volunteers, unique: the one who always went the extra mile.

Annemarie proactively reached out to others to ...

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Morristown Medical Center Becomes First Hospital to Implement BEACON Advanced Energy Laser System

Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center has become the first hospital to implement the BEACON Advanced Energy Laser System, a unique tissue-sparing, CO2 laser-driven system which enables physicians to conduct complex surgeries in space-restricted areas of the body with greater accuracy and precision than ever before.

While flexible fiber-based CO2 surgery has long ...

Jane Fonda Visits Newark, Calls for $15 Minimum Wage for Tipped Workers

November 16, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - Jane Fonda got higher wages for women through unscrupulous means in the 1980's comedy "9 to 5," but now she's advocating for a $15 minimum wage for tipped workers in more traditional ways.

The Academy Award-winning actor and activist  spoke at Rutgers University-Newark today with advocacy groups and a state lawmaker to support a $15 minimum wage, ...

Multi-Town Firefighters Battle Montclair Blaze in the Snow

MONTCLAIR, NJ - As snow was falling in Montclair on Thursday, firefighters were fighting a blaze at the corner of Walnut Street and Valley, according to reliable sources.

Located in the 200 block of Walnut St., the entire 2.5 story home was engulfed in flames. There are no known injuries at this time.

Details have not yet been released by the Montclair Fire Department. 

Woman Dies After Vehicle is Hit by NJ Transit Train in New Providence

November 15, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - A vehicle traveling on Union Avenue was struck by the NJ Transit Gladstone Line train at the intersection of Union and Rose avenues in New Providence on Thursday evening around 6 p.m. after leaving the Murray Hill Station.

The female driver was brought to Morristown Memorial Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, according to reports by NJTPD.  The identity of ...

Missing Mountain Lakes Teen Has Been Found

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Law enforcement officials have stated that Thomas Kolding, the missing 15-year-old teenager from Mountain Lakes, has been found. According to police, he is safe.

Kolding has been missing since October 30. Law enforcement confirmed that he traveled by train from Denville to Newark – Broad Street Station. From there, he traveled by train from Broad ...

Cathy Silverman, NCJW/Essex Executive Director, Honored at Crown Jewels Gala along with Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Back 2 School Store

November 16, 2018

The National Council of Jewish Women, Essex County Section (NCJW/Essex) honored Cathy Silverman of Roseland, NJ, at a Crown Jewels Gala in recognition of her dedication and leadership during 18 years serving as Executive Director.

The Crown Jewels Gala was held at the Crystal Plaza in Livingston, NJ, on Thursday, November 1, 2018, to honor Silverman and celebrate the 10th anniversary of one of ...

Statement by Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. About Nov. 15 Snowstorm

NEWARK, NJ - Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. issued the following statement about the Nov. 15 snowstorm: 

Yesterday’s snowstorm created havoc not just for Essex County, but the entire tri-state region.

We relied on several different weather forecasts, all of which grossly underestimated the amount of snow we received. In addition, the arrival of the storm during ...

Winter Storm November 15, 2018

The Township of South Orange Village Office of Emergency Management is monitoring the Winter Storm and the forecast this evening indicates more snow and icier conditions than previously foretasted.

Unfortunately, this storm hit us much harder and faster than any one had predicted and what has made things worse it was during school pick up and the commute home. If you are able to stay off the ...