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Forget Pita: Falafel is in Everything

January 14, 2019

Falafel, that tasty vegetarian Mediterranean street food made from chickpeas, isn’t just for pitas anymore. It’s showing up in sub sandwiches, salads, chips, pizzas – even soup.

Why is it so popular?

“It’s vegetarian and a hearty add on,” said David Delinko, owner of The Salad House of Somerville, where customers can get warm pieces of ...

South Orange Police Blotter - Over 10 Burglaries to Autos Reported

January 8, 2019

South Orange Police Blotter as of Jan. 8

Burglary - The superintendent of an apartment building on Irvington Ave reported that at 6:00 pm, Saturday, Dec. 19, he noticed the side basement door was wide open and an interior door to a storage room had been forcibly pried open. The super stated that several tools were stolen and believes the thefts may have been committed by some independent ...

Maplewood Police Blotter: Armed Robbery and Four Motor Vehicle Thefts Reported

December 28, 2018; Armed Robbery; At approximately 11:30 PM, officers responded to the area of Plymouth Ave and Oakland Rd on a reported armed robbery. A 20 year old male was walking in the area when he was approached by a male wearing a ski mask that brandished a handgun and demanded the victims belongings.  The male took the victim’s jacket a phone before fleeing on foot.  ...

Classic Maplewood Presents a Concert for Young People on Sunday, Jan. 20 at The Woodland

January 9, 2019

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Department of Recreation and Cultural Affairs will present a “Young People’s” classical music concert on Sunday, Jan. 20, according to a press release from Andrew Fishman of the Maplewood Office of Cultural Affairs.

The concert will be performed by the Maplewood Camerata, a 15-member ensemble of local musicians, and will includes two ...

Summer's Coming: 3rd Annual SOMA Summer Camp Fair is Feb. 23 at The Woodland

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Can you believe it’s already time to think about summer? You can learn about multiple day and sleep away camps all at the same time at the 3rd Annual SOMA Summer Camp Fair, sponsored by Adamson Ramsey Homes.

The SOMA Summer Camp Fair will be held on Feb. 23, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at The Woodland, and in addition to participating camps ...

Apparent Suicide in Bloomfield Police Headquarters Under Investigation

January 16, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating an apparent suicide that occurred in the Bloomfield Police Department overnight.

The preliminary investigation indicates that retired Newark Police Lt. Patrick Montella shot himself in the Bloomfield Headquarters while being processed. The 58 year old was a resident of Bloomfield.

Montella was arrested for an ...

Century-old Properties in Newark's 'Billion Dollar Triangle' to Get Face Lift

NEWARK, NJ - A developer who has renovated several properties in Newark announced new plans for an adaptive reuse project in the city’s Downtown.

Paramount Assets purchased two properties at 30-32 and 36-40 Clinton Street that will add to the city’s “Billion Dollar Triangle,” an area that is surrounded by Newark Penn Station, the Prudential Center and the New Jersey ...

Union Man Charged in Connection with Alcohol-Fueled Linden Wreck that Took Hillside Officer’s Life

January 16, 2019

UNION, NJ — A Union man has been arrested and charged with being responsible for the alcohol-related motor vehicle collision that took the life of his passenger, an off-duty Hillside police officer, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan and Linden Police Chief David Hart jointly announced Tuesday.

Ricardo Dos-Santos, 29, is charged with second-degree vehicular homicide and ...

February SNAP Benefits to be Issued Early

TRENTON, NJ — SNAP recipients in New Jersey will be receiving their February benefits early because of the continued federal government shutdown.

The New Jersey Department of Human Services announced on Friday that Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients who received a SNAP benefit in January and were scheduled to receive the benefit again in February will receive ...

Registration Now Open for Maplewood Kid's Camp

January 17, 2019

Where else can kids be a meteorologist for a day, swim twice a week and learn about nature while getting exercise, having fun and making friends? Maplewood Kid's Camp!

Maplewood Kid’s Camp is open for registration, and planning an unforgettable summer for kids in kindergarten through 4th grade!

Maplewood's Kid's Camp will focus on nature, learning, fun and teamwork, with ...

10 Unique and Local Valentines Day Gifts at Kitchen a la Mode

Is your love sick of the same roses and candy for Valentine’s Day? Kitchen a la Mode wants to help you spice up your gift this year. Here are 10 unique ideas that are sure to get your valentine sweet on you.

1) Cut open your love with a new Chef's Knife. Beautiful design paired with functionality is the recipe for the perfect gift.

2) What’s more romantic then making ...

Seton Hall's Walsh Gallery Presents "Strange Attractors" Art Exhibit, a Dialogue with Science

The Walsh Gallery is honored to present "Strange Attractors,” a group exhibition conceived as an extension of a symposium hosted at New York City's CUE Art Foundation in November 2017. The exhibition is on view from Jan. 14 to March 8, 2019, with an opening reception on Friday, Jan. 25, 6 to 8 p.m. at Seton Hall University, 400 South Orange Avenue, South Orange, New ...