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The New American-Israeli Relationship: Crisis or Opportunity?

Wed, March 29, 7:15 PM

Congregation Ohr Shalom- Summit JCC, Summit

The New American-Israeli Relationship: Crisis or ...

Arts & Entertainment Education Government Religions And Spirituality

Add to My Calendar 03/29/2017 7:15pm 03/29/2017 9:15pm America/New_York The New American-Israeli Relationship: Crisis or Opportunity?

Congregation Ohr Shalom-Summit JCC invites the public to AN EVENING WITH YOSSI KLEIN HALEVI.

Yossi Klein Halevi, a senior fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem will present: “THE NEW AMERICAN ISRAELI RELATIONSHIP: CRISIS OR OPPORTUNITY?” He will discuss the new administration and how American Israel relations will be affected. The speaker has been active in Middle ...

67 Kent Place Blvd. Summit, NJ 07901
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Wed, March 29, 8:00 PM

Ricalton's, South Orange

Roll Call Comedy Lab

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 03/29/2017 8:00pm 03/29/2017 9:30pm America/New_York Roll Call Comedy Lab

Settle into the Snug at Ricalton's for a FREE and funny comedy show brought to you by Roll Call Comedy Lab.

March Lineup featuring Jill Weiner, Angela Cobb, Lynn Harris, Matt Leary, Abby Sher, Gary Rudoren and hosted by Molly Reisner.

Join us for some jollies!

19 Valley Street South Orange, NJ 07079 [40.745342, -74.259366]
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Fri, March 31, 8:00 PM

South Orange Performing Arts Center, South Orange

An Evening with POCO at SOPAC Mar. 31

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 03/31/2017 8:00pm 03/31/2017 10:00pm America/New_York An Evening with POCO at SOPAC Mar. 31

One of the first and longest-lasting Country-Rock groups, POCO had their roots in the dying embers of Buffalo Springfield. After Neil Young and Stephen Stills, the co-founders of Buffalo Springfield exited in the spring of 1968, only guitarist/singer Richie Furay and bassist Jim Messina remained to complete the group’s swan song of an album, Last Time Around. The final Buffalo Springfield ...

1 Sopac Way South Orange, NJ 07079
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Sat, April 1, 8:00 PM

South Orange Performing Arts Center, South Orange

Oleta Adams at SOPAC

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 04/01/2017 8:00pm 04/01/2017 10:00pm America/New_York Oleta Adams at SOPAC

Since the runaway success of her 1990 debut album Circle of One, and the impassioned hit single “Get Here,” Oleta Adams has inspired a growing legion of fans in the U.S. and Europe with journeys of the heart through songs that draw deeply from her roots in Gospel, while crossing effortlessly into the realms of Soul, R&B and Popular music. Her success, nurtured by worldwide tours ...

1 Sopac Way South Orange, NJ 07079
Interfaith Peace Concert

Sun, April 2, 4:00 PM

Oheb Shalom Congregation, South Orange

Interfaith Peace Concert

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 04/02/2017 4:00pm 04/02/2017 7:00pm America/New_York Interfaith Peace Concert

INTERFAITH CONCERT FOR PEACE

… music that heals the soul

Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 4 PM

Oheb Shalom Congregation

170 Scotland Road

South Orange, NJ

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” -- Martin Luther King

“When we all sing with one voice, the world will stop and listen.” -- Robert Shaw

WILD ...

170 Scotland Road South Orange, NJ 07079
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Sun, April 2, 7:00 PM

South Orange Performing Arts Center, South Orange

American Theater Group: A Good Farmer at SOPAC

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 04/02/2017 7:00pm 04/02/2017 9:00pm America/New_York American Theater Group: A Good Farmer at SOPAC

American Theater Group, a professional member of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance, is SOPAC’s theatre company in-residence. Headed by Producing Artistic Director James Vagias, the theatre company presents staged readings of new work in the SOPAC Loft and will produce fully-staged productions on the SOPAC mainstage beginning next season. With a plot that seems to have been ripped from ...

1 Sopac Way South Orange, NJ 07079

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South Orange Police Blotter - Three Adults Arrested for Marijuana Possession

March 26, 2017

Adult Arrest - CDS - Traige Hayles, a 19 year old Newark resident was arrested on Wednesday, 3-22-17 at approximately 12:06 am for possession of CDS (marijuana). Officers stopped to investigate an illegally parked & occupied vehicle (2007 Nissan) on Meadowbrook Lane. During the on-scene investigation, officers determined that the passenger of the vehicle, Traige Hayles was in possession of ...

Maplewood Police Blotter - Snowblower and Jewelry Stolen in Two Separate Incidents

March 14 - Theft; Between 3 p.m. and 3:20 p.m., a snowblower left in the front of a home on Jefferson Ave. was stolen.

March 15 - Shoplifting; At approximately 10:15 a.m., a female shoplifted several pieces of jewelry from a store on Maplewood Ave.

Maplewood Presents Municipal Budget, Discusses Traffic Changes

March 23, 2017

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Township Committee met to discuss the municipal budget for 2017, as well as to vote on altering a “No Turn on Red” regulation on Valley St.

MUNICIPAL BUDGET

Maplewood Mayor Vic De Luca started the meeting by addressing increases to the annual budget, and he explained that extenuating factors have contributed to the current figures.

“One ...

The 2017 Maplewood Ideas Festival Features Multiple Speakers and Activities

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The 2017 Maplewood Ideas Festival begins on March 18, and continues through April 1. According to the Maplewood Memorial Library’s official press release, all programs are free and open to the public. The purpose of the festival is to celebrate “the talent and creativity” in the community, the release stated.

The Ideas Festival begins on Saturday, March 18, at ...

An Open Letter to Superintendent Ramos and Principals in the South Orange-Maplewood School District

March 25, 2017

The defining characteristics of South Orange and Maplewood (SOMA) are diversity, inclusion and equity. At least that is the ideal we strive for and what draws the majority of people to choose our two towns as a place to call home.

We pride ourselves in our shared values and deliberately reinforce those values as a community: we are host to an annual Pride Festival, we have an active community ...

Police and Firefighters Must Manage their Own Pension Systems

The people of New Jersey need to hear the facts as to why Police and Fire labor leaders in New Jersey are pursuing a separation of the Police and Fire Retirement System (PFRS) from State control.

With all due respect to the current administration, and their predecessors, there has been much said that does not fit the facts and, unfortunately, little acceptance of responsibility for the current ...

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Atlantic Health System Joins American Cancer Society in Fight Against Colorectal Cancer

Atlantic Health System (AHS), a leading health care delivery network, announced today the organization’s commitment to increase colorectal cancer screening in New Jersey by joining "80 percent by 2018" - a national effort of the American Cancer Society in the fight against the disease. 

Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in both men and women.

The Difference Between Renovated, Remodeled & Upgraded

When looking at homes for sale, you'll see lots of descriptions about kitchens and bathrooms. At first glance, words like "renovated," "remodeled," and "upgraded" may appear to mean the same thing. However, they do have distinct meanings.

"Renovated" means that the owner has not changed the structure of the room. Fixtures such as faucets, light ...

Pictures Surface of Fetty Wap's Chain Confirming Robbery Claims in Sunday Paterson Shooting

March 27, 2017

PATERSON, N.J. - Pictures have surfaced Sunday and Monday on social media, of people posing for pictures wearing Fetty Wap's signature "1738" chain confirming reports that the rapper was robbed as part of an altercation which left one member of the rapper's entourage with assault charges.

Monday morning police announced charges against Raheem Morris for ...

Millburn Residents Speak Out on Sanctuary City Status at Township Committee Meeting

MILLBURN, NJ - Emotions ran high Tuesday evening as the public discussion portion of the Township Committee meeting focused on a polarizing topic; Sanctuary or "Freedom" City status for Millburn.

Susannah Leisher and Liz Lacher stepped to the podium to address the Township Committee and present their three-point plan to get the conversation started with the committee and the ...

Owners of Westfield’s ‘Watcher House’ Still Hope to Knock it Down, Build Two New Homes

March 28, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ — Maria and Derrick Broaddus, owners of Westfield’s now-infamous “Watcher” house at 657 Boulevard, are appealing the Westfield Planning Board’s decision in January not to let them subdivide the lot so that the existing home can be torn down and replaced with two new homes.

According to the complaint, filed recently, the board’s decision was ...

Westfield’s Lederman Family to Appear on ‘George to the Rescue’ Saturday

WESTFIELD, NJ — This Saturday’s episode of NBC’s home improvement show “George to the Rescue” will feature the Lederman family of Westfield. Darren Lederman died after a battle with Leukemia last March, leaving behind his wife, Stacey, and children Emma and Noah.

“George to the Rescue,” starring George Oliphant, provides house renovation ...

Sightseeing in Seattle

March 15, 2017

SEATTLE, WA - In the summer of 2016, my husband and I traveled to Peru with five of our friends. We hiked the Inca trail, with the end goal of basking in the beauty of Machu Picchu. The REI tour we took and the guides we had left a lasting impression.  So when we heard that Edwin, our lead guide was going to receive an award as one of the best guides of 2016, some of my traveling ...

Seton Hall Student First Responders Commitment Celebrated By Aspiring Kindness Foundation

March 28, 2017

A charity in honor of the victims of the Seton Hall residence hall fire donated $22,500 to enable scholarships for Seton Hall students who are devoting their lives to careers as first responders. The donation was presented by Jason Tarantino, Mike Merizio and Jim Merizio to Tracy Gottlieb, Vice President of Student Services.

“We are so grateful to the Aspiring Kindness Foundation for ...

It’s Spring Egg Hunt Time!

It’s time to kick off the Spring season with our annual egg hunt!

Please mark your calendars and join us this Saturday, April 1, from noon to 2 p.m. in Memorial Park (580 Valley St.) for music, snacks, and some great prizes.

Bring your baskets, your friends and neighbors, and hop on down to enjoy some free family fun.

If you have any questions, feel ...

Weekly Specials at Ashley Marketplace & Cafe - March 27 to April 2

Shop Ashley Marketplace & Cafe for your everyday needs!

This week's specials are:

Lobster Tails  $9.99ea (Freeman’s Fish)
Chairman’s Reserve Top London Broil $7.98lb (Meat)
Domestic Swiss Cheese $5.99lb (Deli)
Traditional Medicinals Teas $4.99
Bosc Pears $1.69lb

See all specials here.

Ashley Marketplace and Cafe is open 7 days a week ...