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Sat, January 26, 10:00 AM

Maplewood Memorial Library, Maplewood

Bag-of-Books Sale - Friends of Maplewood Library

Education Giving Back

Add to My Calendar 01/26/2019 10:00am 01/27/2019 5:00pm America/New_York Bag-of-Books Sale - Friends of Maplewood Library

Bag-of-Books Sale, Saturday and Sunday, January 26 and 27, 2019, from 10 to 5, Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker Street, Maplewood, sponsored by the Friends of Maplewood Library. Entry to Sunday’s sale will be from the parking lot only. Fill a bag (supplied by Friends) with hardbacks, paperbacks, DVDs, CDs. Items can also be bought individually. Call 973-762-4136 for information.

51 Baker Street Maplewood, NJ 07040

Sat, January 26, 11:00 AM

NJPAC Center for Arts Education, Newark

Open House! Saturday & Summer Programs at NJPAC

Arts & Entertainment Education

Add to My Calendar 01/26/2019 11:00am 01/26/2019 1:00pm America/New_York Open House! Saturday & Summer Programs at NJPAC

Join us for our Saturday and Summer Programs Registration Event!

During our Open House you can learn more about our Saturday and Summer performing arts programs and registration process. Prospective students will also have the opportunity to meet members of our faculty and participate in trial classes. Programs available for ages 10-18.

Spend the day with the NJPAC Center for Arts ...

24 Rector Street Newark, NJ 07102

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‘Cooked & Uncorked’ Festival to Showcase NJ Firefighters’ Culinary Talents

February 11, 2019

These firefighters don’t just put out flames — they use them to make duck confit-stuffed ravioli with bacon and English pea puree. That’s how South Orange Local 24 won the gourmet category during last year’s Cooked & Uncorked food and wine festival, which is coming up for the 9th time this month on Feb. 25 in Edison, NJ.

Hosted by the New Jersey Firefighters Mutual ...

AtlantiCast: Episode 24

On this week’s AtlantiCast, meet the newest chairman of the American Hospital Association, learn about a breakthrough in heart surgery at Morristown Medical Center, celebrate a year of innovation at Atlantic Health System and see some tips to stay flu free.


Maplewood Police Blotter - 16-Year-Old Assaulted, Robbed in DeHart Park

February 15, 2019

February 4, 2019; Robbery; At approximately 5:45 PM, a 16 year old male was exiting Dehart Park when he was assault.  At least three males attacked him and took his phone, headphones and backpack before fleeing.  Officers responded to the area and located several individuals in the area.  Following the investigation on scene, two males, Daijon Williams age 19 of ...

South Orange Police Blotter

South Orange Police Blotter as of February 4

Burglary to Auto - An East Orange resident reported that sometime between 8:00 pm and 9:10 pm, Sunday Feb. 3, actor(s) unknown entered his vehicle, which was parked at a Prospect St. address and stole a floral suitcase with DJ equipment inside, a black LG Galaxy phone and his girlfriend's black purse which contained her ...

South Orange to Host 3 Town-Wide Master Plan Listening Sessions - Tonight's Meeting Cancelled Due to Weather

February 12, 2019

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Village President Sheena Collum has announced that tonight’s scheduled community conversation has been canceled due to weather. This meeting will be re-scheduled.

Tickets Now on Sale for the Third Annual Maplewood Chili Cookoff on Feb. 24

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Chili Cookoff is back for the third year on Sunday, Feb. 24, and tickets are on sale now to attend, or to register to enter a chili in the cookoff.

The 2019 Chili Cookoff will offer prizes for 1st through 5th place in two categories: meat and vegetarian, and have also added this year a kids category and a chef's choice award. 

The top ...

Baraka Says Newark 'Well Poised' For Amazon After HQ2 Leaves New York

February 14, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - Mayor Ras Baraka said on Thursday that Newark is “well poised” to have Amazon’s second headquarters following the retail giant’s announcement to pull out of New York.

Amazon in November selected Long Island City, Queens and Arlington, Va. over Newark for its second headquarters, with a promise to create thousands of high paying jobs. But the company faced ...

Lidl Supermarket Chain to Replace Pathmark at Montclair's New Lackawanna Plaza

MONTCLAIR, NJ — A new supermarket chain will be coming to Lackawanna Plaza, but not without controversy.

By a 5-2 vote, During Montclair's planning board meeting on Monday, officials approved the application to redevelop Lackawanna Plaza as a mixed-use project. It was also revealed that German supermarket chain, Lidl, will bring a new store to the location.

The two objecting ...

Atlantic Health System Earns Spot on Fortune’s ‘100 Best Companies To Work For' List for 11th Year Running

February 15, 2019

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Atlantic Health System -- parent company of Summit's Overlook Medical Center -- once again has been named to Fortune’s '100 Best Companies to Work For', the 11th consecutive year Atlantic Health System has earned a spot on the prestigious annual list. The Morristown-based company, a leading provider of healthcare in New Jersey, was slotted in the 87th ...

Springfield Historical Society Set to Display Letter Signed by George Washington

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – This Sunday, the Springfield Historical Society will display a letter that was signed by George Washington from his Springfield headquarters during the period between the Battle of Connecticut Farms and the Battle of Springfield. The two battles took place between June 8 and June 23, 1780.

The letter from Washington was to New York Governor George ...

A Winter Walk Through Central Park

February 2, 2019

NEW YORK, NY - The iconic Central Park has the familiar Great Lawn, Sheep Meadow, Strawberry Fields, and a zoo, too.  Yet on a brisk Sunday in late December, a Meetup group met for a tour of some lesser known points of interest at the north end of the green space in the center of Manhattan.

Central Park, comprised of approximately 750 acres, was designed by agriculturalist Frederick Law ...

Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center Only Hospital in New Jersey to Achieve America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award™ from Healthgrades

February 14, 2019

Award Places Hospitals in Top One and Two Percent of Hospitals in Nation for Clinical Performance

Atlantic Health System announced that Morristown Medical Center was the only hospital in New Jersey to achieve the Healthgrades 2019 America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award.™

Morristown Medical Center was the only hospital in the state to be recognized as one of ‘America’s 50 ...

2019 SOMA Film Festival Announces Schedule

Now in its 4th season, SOMA Film Festival has expanded the festivities to 5 days and nights from March 20-24.  

This year's festival will include a Hollywood legend, a Welcome Party and screening, four Locals Only! programs, their popular Kids and Teens programs, US Premieres, an Oscar nominee, amazing independent films from near and far, filmmaker Q & A's rich ...

South Orange to Host 3 Town-Wide Master Plan Listening Sessions


SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – After four months of digital and in-person outreach to stakeholder groups and neighborhoods, the Master Plan Management Committee will be concluding the Visioning Phase of the South Orange Master Plan by hosting three town-wide listening sessions which will occur in the Loft at the South Orange Performing Arts Center on Tuesday February 12, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 ...