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Mon, January 20, 6:00 PM

South Orange Public Library, South Orange

So Orange Library Hosts ESL Conversation Group

Education

Add to My Calendar 01/20/2020 6:00pm 01/20/2020 7:30pm America/New_York So Orange Library Hosts ESL Conversation Group

The Library hosts an English as a Second Language Conversation Class that is held every Monday that the Library is opened. No registration or prerequisites required. Two trained Literacy volunteer tutors will lead an informal conversation covering any topic you choose. All are welcome to come brush up on their English skills!

65 Scotland Road South Orange, NJ 07079
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Wed, January 22, 1:00 PM

South Orange Public Library, South Orange

Creative Writing Workshop @ The South Orange ...

Arts & Entertainment Education

Add to My Calendar 01/22/2020 1:00pm 01/22/2020 2:00pm America/New_York Creative Writing Workshop @ The South Orange Library

Love to Write? Need a prompt or some community input?. Come to our bi-weekly (held except when the Library is closed) Creative Writing Workshop where group Leader Phyllis Kalb will provide some writing suggestions, provide some gentle criticism with other attendees if requested and generally host a fun, rewarding one hour writing workshop. Bring your pen, pad and some good ideas!

65 Scotland Road South Orange, NJ 07079
Hebrew Storytime with Rabbi Ariann (Ages 3-8)

Thu, January 23, 11:00 AM

The Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Hebrew Storytime with Rabbi Ariann (Ages 3-8)

Education Religions And Spirituality

Add to My Calendar 01/23/2020 11:00am 01/23/2020 11:45am America/New_York Hebrew Storytime with Rabbi Ariann (Ages 3-8)

3rd floor

Enjoy a bilingual storytime in Hebrew and English and make an easy craft. Hebrew speakers and non-Hebrew speakers are welcome. Rabbi Ariann Weitzman is an Associate Rabbi and the Director of Congregational Learning at the Bnai Keshet Reconstructionist Synagogue.

50 S Fullerton Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042 Montclair , NJ 07042
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Thu, January 23, 11:00 AM

South Orange Public Library, South Orange

South Orange Library Host Toddler Storytime

Arts & Entertainment Education

Add to My Calendar 01/23/2020 11:00am 01/23/2020 12:00pm America/New_York South Orange Library Host Toddler Storytime

Bring your toddler, ages 2 - 4 for a fun morning of movement and books. Sing some silly songs and hear some silly tales. All are welcome and registration is not required

65 Scotland Road South Orange, NJ 07079

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8 Great Places to Celebrate National Margarita Day in New Jersey

February 20, 2020

Saturday, Feb. 22, is National Margarita Day. In honor of the holiday, we compiled a list of great places in New Jersey to imbibe one of the tasty tequila cocktails, whether you prefer yours on the rocks or frozen.

Salud!

Jose Tejas, Woodbridge and Fairfield. It doesn’t matter if you’re ordering fajitas or crawfish etouffee —  nothing goes better with a ...

Community Members, Family Foundation Mark American Heart Month with $2.5 Million Donation to Gagnon Cardiovascular Center Expansion

As individuals and organizations across the nation gather to raise awareness of heart disease during American Heart Month, Thomas P. and Sally Mac Mahon and Ken and Claudia Silverman have marked the occasion by giving $1.5 and $1 million, respectively, to further expand the largest cardiovascular program in the state — Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute at Morristown Medical Center. The ...

Atlantic Health System and CentraState Healthcare System Announce Clinical Affiliation

Partnership Enhances Community Health Care Quality and Access

Atlantic Health System and CentraState Healthcare System today announced a clinical affiliation that will provide enhanced access to high-quality specialty health care services to the communities of central Jersey. The affiliation will accelerate the growth of CentraState’s oncology and neuroscience programs through linkages ...

Atlantic Health System Earns Spot for 12th Year on Fortune’s ‘100 Best Companies To Work For®’ List

Atlantic Health System is leading the way in delivering innovative, high-quality health care in an award-winning workplace that cares for patients and caregivers alike.  For the 12th consecutive year, Atlantic Health System was once again named to Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®,” ranking number #89 on the prestigious list.

“Our 17,000 talented team ...

Taking a Moment: How a Sock Donation Rolled Up Into an Experience with Somerset County’s Working Poor and Homeless

It was right around noon on Friday, Jan. 17, and the three ladies in the kitchen worked as quickly as they could to prepare before clients would begin filing through the rear doors of Saint John’s Episcopal Church in Somerville, looking for a hot meal.

The Samaritan Homeless Interim Program, also known as SHIP, has been serving meals to anyone who needs one since 1984. It has served ...

Morristown Medical Center Earns Five-Star Rating from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center is one of only two hospitals in New Jersey to earn the prestigious five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) Hospital Compare Program, the latest recognition for a hospital ranked number one in the state by U.S. News & World Report.

The CMS five-star rating, which is the highest possible, is the ...

Atlantic Health System Earns Gold Recognition on the American Heart Association’s Workplace Health Achievement Index

Atlantic Health System has been designated Gold level on the American Heart Association’s Workplace Achievement Index for the second year in a row, marking a great achievement in the well-being journey of its more than 17,000 team members.

The unique well-being programs at Atlantic Health System are just one of the reasons Atlantic Health is a great place to work. Focused on caring for ...

'Unmasked' Takes High Energy Look at Andrew Lloyd Webber

No doubt Andrew Lloyd Webber is one of the most prolific composers in recent years. We’ve all heard the music of “Cats” “Phantom of the Opera,” “Evita” and a host of others. Paper Mill Playhouse honors him in this moving tribute

The show is  quite a pistache of well known, and not so well known, creations. It’s fascinating to see clips of ...

'Lost in Yonkers' Confronts Generational Angst

CHATHAM, NJ - The setting is a two-bedroom apartment in Yonkers, NY. The time is 1942. We learn that two young boys, Jay and Artie, are about to move in with their cold,domineering grandmother.

There’s a lot going on in this taut, smartly written play by Neil Simon. Braden Mellina as Jay, the older brother, and Arty (Logan Guvenel) are doing their best to accept this fearful fate. Janet ...

Cardio Expert at Saint Barnabas Reveals Innovations in Heart Valve Repair

The days of open-heart surgery are medical history. Arash Salemi, MD, clinical chairman of cardiothoracic surgery at RWJBarnabas Health— Northern Region, calls a new procedure to replace failing aortic valves nothing less than “a game-changer.” The procedure, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), offers a minimally invasive option for surgeons to replace an old, ...

A Heart-Healthy Pregnancy

When you add a baby to your family, your heart doubles in size to hold all of that love.

While this sentiment is not factually accurate, pregnancy does put an additional strain on your heart and circulatory system (as well as many other body parts). According to the American Heart Association, your blood volume increases by 30 to 50 percent to provide for the growing needs of the baby. Labor ...

Essex County Should Stop Turtleback Zoo Expansion

February 14, 2020

The jewel of Essex County is the two-thousand-acre South Mountain Reservation, which serves as an offset to the crowded urban and suburban towns in this region. Unfortunately, it seems that our own elected officials are leading an assault on that precious open space. Each year acres of wooded land are being replaced with concrete and pavement. This is a misuse of the Open Space Trust Fund as our ...

Maplewood Police Blotter, Feb. 2-15

February 21, 2020

February 2, 2020 Theft from Vehicle: At approximately 12:40 p.m., an unsecured vehicle on Essex Ave. was entered and a Mac Pro tablet was removed.  The suspect was last seen running towards Irvington Ave. with the tablet.

February 4, 2020 Package Theft: Between the hours of 12 and 3 p.m., a package was stolen from a residence in the 100 block of Garfield ...

Maplewood Police Blotter, Jan. 20-30

January 20, 2020 Package Theft; At approximately 03:45 pm,  a female was observed taking a package from the front steps of a residence on Burnett Terr.  Officers located the female who was identified as Taneesha Grier age 51 of Vauxhall.  Grier was also found to be in possession of other packages from Parker Ave. and Plymouth Ave.  Grier was taken ...

2020 SO Healthy Campaign Launched

February 21, 2020

From the South Orange Village website: South Orange, South Orange Village Center Alliance, and Seton Hall are partnering to launch the 2020 SO Healthy Campaign.

Our Q1 SO Healthy Campaign seeks to encourage healthy habits throughout our community. Habits that will persist and serve to optimize our health and wellbeing for the rest of our lives. Prizes and recognition will be awarded for ...

Pop-Up Prom Shop Ensures Dressing Well is Not a Financial Burden

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Choosing a gown or a suit for the prom should be an exciting task for a high school senior. Unfortunately for some students and parents, the cost fills the experience with more anxiety than anticipation. This is where the Pop-Up Prom Shop comes in. 

Clothing, shoes, and accessories are donated and “a beautiful boutique is created, located in the high ...

Millburn 2020 Summer Concert Series Dates Announced

February 21, 2020

MILLBURN, NJ — It is egregiously cold outside now, but in just a few short months, Millburn residents will be rocking along to the return of the free Summer Concert Series in Taylor Park.

The fun gets started on Sunday, June 21, when Street Hassle takes the stage. The rain date for their performance will be June 28. Then, on Thursday, July 9, Jersey Sound will perform. The ...

West Orange Man Charged with Having Sexually Explicit Photos of Children

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and West Orange Police Chief James Abbott announced today, Feb. 21, that Barry Eagel, 62, of West Orange has been charged with second and third degree endangering the welfare of a child for distributing and possessing items depicting the sexual abuse and exploitation of children.

Members of the ...

Gov. Murphy Unveils Ethics Reforms During Visit to Rutgers

February 20, 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy said he and his staff have been practically building a shrine around a fine bottle of bourbon he received as a gift.

Here's the sobering truth, though: Murphy and his fellow executive branch employees are exempt by state law from taking one drop, let alone accepting any gifts that are related to their public duties.

"We are in the process ...

Illegal Puppy Mill in Scotch Plains Dismantled; More Than 130 Animals Rescued and Available for Adoption    

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — Investigators earlier this week dismantled a Scotch Plains puppy mill being illegally run out of a private residence, resulting in more than 130 animals being rescued and transferred to more than a dozen local shelters, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Scotch Plains Police Chief Ted Conley jointly announced Wednesday, Feb. 19.

Ten ...

Susan G. Komen North Jersey Announces Award Honorees Robert C. Garrett, Amparo Aguirre and LAX for the Cure

February 21, 2020

Susan G. Komen® North Jersey today announced its Pink Tie Party honorees to be recognized during the March 21st event being held at Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Jersey City. For over twenty years, Susan G. Komen North Jersey has helped those who can’t pay for treatments, worked to ensure that all people get the care they need, fought for the rights of patients with policy ...

Affordable Energy for New Jersey Coalition Launches with Support of Business, Labor, Civic and Energy Interests

In response to the recently released New Jersey Energy Master Plan, representatives of labor, energy, business and civic groups have come together to launch Affordable Energy for New Jersey.  The Coalition will work to ensure New Jersey residents continue to have safe, reliable and affordable choices to meet their energy needs.

“The EMP’s emphasis on a move to complete ...

BCB Bank Offers Military Checking Account

UNION, NJ — BCB Bank is offering a Military Checking Account for those who have served.

Features of the Military Checking Account include free check printing for the life of the account and a refund of up to $15.00 in domestic ATM surcharges per statement cycle.

The primary owner of the account must be of active or retired military status.  A military or veteran ID card must be ...