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Make Our Decadent Homemade Hot Chocolate

December 5, 2019

It takes just three ingredients and a few minutes to whip together this rich, creamy milk chocolate treat, perfect for a winter day.

Tip: A serrated knife will make quick work of chopping up a milk chocolate bar. We recommend using high-quality chocolate for a smooth, creamy drink. Milk chocolate chips won’t melt as easily as wafers or bars, but they’ll do in a ...

NJ TRANSIT Launches New Online Performance Dashboard

As part of NJ TRANSIT’s commitment to improving service and transparency, and in support of Governor Phil Murphy’s Executive Order No. 80, NJ TRANSIT has launched a new Progress by the Numbers performance dashboard at njtransit.com/performance. The dashboard contains industry-standard metrics for on-time performance, mechanical reliability and the causes for delays and ...

Innovation and Compassion: Overlook Medical Center Gives Summit's Homeless Sleeping Bags - Hand-made from Surgical Wrap

SUMMIT, NJ – DECEMBER 2019 - With icy weather on its way, Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center put its innovative spirit to work to help protect the City of Summit’s homeless population, with a donation of its own hand-made sleeping bags and pillows, created from re-purposed surgical blue wrap.

Surgical blue wrap, used to cover sterile surgical instruments and ...

'Cinderella' Shimmers at Paper Mill Playhouse

MILLBURN, NJ - The story of Cinderella and her prince seems to have ongoing appeal for all ages. The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical glitters and shines with strong voices and sharp choreography by Joann M. Hunter. Director Mark Hoebee has brought a loving, affectionate touch to this production. Artistic Director Mark S.Hoebee brings affectionate insights to this production,

The play leans ...

Thanksgiving: A Day to Be Thankful for What We Have in New Jersey 

In the 1620s, Pilgrims arrived in the New World seeking sanctuary from the religious persecution they experienced in England. The small number of Pilgrims established s colony in Plymouth, Massachusetts. 

The 1621 Plymouth feast and thanksgiving was prompted by a good harvest, which the Pilgrims celebrated with Native Americans, who helped them pass the last winter by giving them ...

RWJBarnabas Health Appoints Dr. Robert Greenberg ECT Medical Director

RWJBarnabas Health this week appointed Robert M. Greenberg, M.D., as Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) medical director of RWJBarnabas Health Behavioral Health Network, effective immediately. Greenberg’s new role is part of a system-wide initiative to broaden its behavioral health services and end the stigma associated with ECT.

Greenberg will open an ECT service at Clara Maass Medical ...

Deep-Frying Tips From The Burn Center at Saint Barnabas Medical Center

Although many find it a delicious tradition, deep-frying a turkey can be dangerous. According to the National Fire Protection Association, every year, deep-fryer fires are responsible for five deaths, 60 injuries, the destruction of 900 homes, and more than $15 million in property damage.

Thanksgiving is a peak day for home cooking fires. When it comes to deep-frying turkey, you want to take ...

Columbia High School Students Stage Second Climate Strike of the Year

December 7, 2019

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — For the second time this year, students from Columbia High School walked out of classes and marched to get the attention of legislators at the local, state, and federal level. 

Some 125 students, mostly from CHS plus about two dozen from Maplewood Middle School, left school on a cold day yesterday, Dec. 6, to make their voices heard. They gathered on the front steps ...

Public Notice: Maplewood Township Committee 2020 Meeting Dates

P U B L I C   N O T I C E

December 3, 2019

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that in accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act of the State of New Jersey, Chapter 231, P.L. 1975, the Maplewood Township Committee does hereby notify the public that Regular Meetings of said Committee will be held at 7:00 P.M. in Closed Session and at 7:30 P.M. in Regular Session, for the agenda portion of ...

While Millburn Passes Plastic Bag Ordinance, Newark Demurs

December 7, 2019

MILLBURN, NJ — A measure that has been debated by some towns in New Jersey is on its way to implementation in Millburn, while Newark has tabled the discussion.

At Tuesday's Millburn Township Committee meeting, the committee members approved ordinance 2547-19, which will prohibit the use of single-use carryout bags and polystyrene containers at retail establishments in town.

Essex County Sheriff's Department Cuts K-9 Jobs

ESSEX, COUNTY, NJ — Five furry Essex County officers will find themselves without a job in the new year, according to the Sheriff’s Department.

Due to budget demands, Essex County will disband its K-9 unit and will enter into a new shared services agreement with other law enforcement agencies starting in January 2020. The supporting agencies will provide the same level of service ...

One Vet's Journey from Jumping Out of Planes to Caring for NJ Students

December 4, 2019

CAMDEN, NJ – Andrew Anderson was in his early 20’s when he jumped out of an airplane. 

It wasn’t the first time he’d done it. 

In fact, Sgt. Anderson had been making jumps for years at that point as a para-professional and member of the US Army’s 82nd Airborne. That day, a routine training operation at Fort Benning, a US army outpost that straddles ...

New Jersey Children Would Once Again Learn Cursive Under Legislation Introduced by Assemblywoman Angela McKnight

TRENTON, NJ — Citing research that suggests that learning to read and write in it benefits the development of cognitive, motor and literacy skills, and may help students with learning disabilities like dyslexia read and write with greater ease, Assemblywoman Angela McKnight (D-Jersey City/Bayonne) has introduced legislation that would require elementary schools in New Jersey to teach ...

New Jersey's First Home Open for Holiday Festivities

December 8, 2019

PRINCETON, NJ — When you are done decking the halls of your own home for the holidays, take a trip to one of Mercer County’s noteworthy homes Drumthwacket in Princeton Township. On Tuesday, Governor Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy invited the public to attend The Holidays at Drumthwacket for the traditional open houses of the governor’s official ...

Maplewood Middle School to Star in The Nutcracker

December 8, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ – Ariel Harrington Wright, 12, of Maplewood, New Jersey will play the star role of “Fritz” in this year’s full-length production of New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble’s holiday classic The Nutcracker. She will be joined by renowned professional guest artists. Ariel, the daughter of Heather Harrington-Wright and Daniel Wright, currently attends ...

Holiday Greeting Cards Created by JESPY Clients Now Available

‘Tis the season to celebrate the holidays! What better way to celebrate than by sending striking greeting cards to those you love? Designed by clients at JESPY House, a non-profit agency located in South Orange, NJ, the cards are available for sale throughout the holidays and beyond.

The colorful greeting cards were drawn and hand-crafted by clients who enjoy participating in design and ...

Morristown Medical Center Recognized Six Times as One of America’s ‘100 Hospitals with Great Orthopedic Programs’

Morristown, NJ — Morristown Medical Center’s nationally recognized orthopedic program was again named to Becker’s Hospital Review’s list of ‘100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Orthopedic Programs.’ This is the medical center’s sixth consecutive year on the exclusive list, which is based on patient outcomes, satisfaction, and quality of ...