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Brookside Cabaret at Paper Mill Playhouse

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Add to My Calendar 09/22/2021 5:30pm 09/23/2021 1:30pm America/New_York Brookside Cabaret at Paper Mill Playhouse

Paper Mill Playhouse offers live music and outdoor dining with the Brookside Cabaret every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings. The wildly popular outdoor series, which debuted last summer, features veteran singers of Paper Mill, Broadway, and beyond. The Carriage House Restaurant at the F.M. Kirby Carriage House opens for alfresco dining at 5:30PM Wednesday–Saturday, ...

22 Brookside Drive Millburn, NJ 07041

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NJ TRANSIT’s Mobile App Upgrades: Keeping Riders in the Know

NEW JERSEY – With more and more riders returning to public transportation, NJ TRANSIT’s recent changes to mobile apps literally represent well-timed upgrades.

Smartphone users can readily appreciate the ease of information available at their fingertips. A few swipes on the mobile app replace the need for paper schedules and more.  The mobile app is available on both Google ...

Buggin' Halloween Photo Contest

Viking's 3rd Annual Buggin' Halloween Photo Contest Starts Friday, October 1, 2021!  Submit a photo of you, your pet, or a loved one dressed as a creepy-crawly bug, insect, or another pest for your chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card and other awesome prizes! Click here to learn more and enter the contest!

New Jersey Date Night: Frighteningly Great Halloween Destinations

October 16, 2021

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

October brings us candy, trick-or-treaters and a great opportunity for our date to hold our hands a little tighter. Halloween is upon us and what better way to celebrate the spooky season than to visit one of New Jersey’s many Haunted Houses? From eerie hayrides to disturbing hallways, a haunted ...

Healthgrades Recognizes All Atlantic Health System Medical Centers for Hallmark Specialties


All five Atlantic Health System medical centers were honored for delivering high-quality care and superior outcomes across multiple specialties in the Healthgrades 2022 Report to the Nation, released today. Among the national and regional recognitions, Morristown Medical Center became the only hospital in the nation to achieve 2022 Specialty Excellence awards in each of the following ...

Stroll and Roll for Kessler Foundation - Sunday, September 26

Homewatch CareGivers of South Orange is a proud sponsor of the 2021 Stroll ‘N Roll, the Kessler Foundation Family Fun Event taking place this Sunday.  The event brings together people of all ages and abilities to raise funds to advance rehabilitation research and employment initiatives that return people with disabilities to their homes, their communities, and the ...

Protect your financial information online

Protect your financial information online


If you’re an investor, you probably enjoy the convenience of managing your accounts online. But you’ll also want to make sure that you’re not making it convenient for hackers, “phishers” and others with bad ...

'Songs for a New World' Merges Rock, Ballads, Jazz

Millburn, NJ - Yes, Paper MIll Playhouse has now reopened with a dazzling production of “Songs for a New World.”  

There are plenty of precautions before entering the theatre, including masks for the audience, proof of vaccination and photo i.d. (probably a driver’s license.)  Still, it’s good to know all that going in, so there are no surprises ...

Top Halloween Costumes for 2021

Halloween is just around the corner, so it’s time to start planning costumes for the whole family! Whether you’re trying a DIY look for your crew, hosting a party for friends, or trying to win the office costume contest, knowing this year’s hottest looks will give you the edge. Here are some of the costumes sure to be popular for kids and adults this year.

Space Jam: A New ...

Add These Spooktacular Sides to Elevate Your Halloween Party

Fall brings yearnings for warm and cozy gatherings with friends and family. If hosting a Halloween party is on your agenda this year, you are in luck! From alarming appetizers and devilish dips to spooktacular salads, we have gathered some of the most delicious and fun recipes for creepy fun.



Set the mood for your party right from the start with Halloween-themed ...

How to Clean and Care for Your Gutters

Being a homeowner means weekends doing chores or finding reliable service companies to take on tasks for you. Gutters play an important role in protecting your home and should be added to your bi-annual home maintenance schedule.

Cleaning gutters yourself is typically not difficult, depending on the size of your home, your physical ability to climb ladders, and the current condition of your ...

5 Benefits of Video Doorbells (and 5 Buzzworthy Brands!)

There’s arguably no better use of smart home technology than keeping your family and valuables safe, and a video doorbell offers a variety of home security benefits.

This small yet powerful surveillance equipment records video footage as visitors arrive—great for security whether you are home or away. Plus, the device’s sleek design hides its impressive functionality in an ...

Steps to Minimize Your Chances of Developing Breast Cancer

Breast cancer has affected millions of women worldwide, and chances are you or someone you know has been impacted by this disease.

Though there is no known way to prevent or cure breast cancer, there are steps you can take to reduce your risk, especially if you take action while you’re younger and healthier. Here is a list of things you can do and lifestyle changes that could reduce the ...

It’s Pumpkin Season! 5 Healthy Fall Recipes You’ll Love

Hello, pumpkin season!

Pumpkin is not only tasty, it’s also a superfood because it is high in Vitamins C and A, which help with eye health, boosting immunity, heart health, and more! Below is a list of five creative and tasty recipes that include this delicious and nutritional fall produce.

Pumpkin Muffin

Who doesn’t love a muffin on a crisp fall morning? These muffins are ...

How Exercise Can Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer

Though preventing breast cancer entirely is not possible, there are many steps you can take to reduce your risk of development. Perhaps the biggest thing you can do that studies show correlates to preventing breast cancer is exercise. And thankfully, there are plenty of things you can do to get moving and live an active lifestyle.

Regular physical activity regulates hormones including estrogen ...

How to Support Your Mental Health as the Seasons Change

As the days get shorter and colder and we welcome the festivities of fall, many older adults notice that they experience a change in energy levels and mood that feels like depression. If you’ve noticed a decline in your mental health when the seasons change, you’re not alone. Here’s a basic guide to understanding seasonal depression, its symptoms, and most importantly, how to ...

Moving Forward Together

October 20, 2021

When I ran for the Board of Education three years ago, I said we needed to move the district forward - that we needed to build upon a foundation to address access and equity, systems, policies and data collection, crumbling outdated facilities and district leadership. 

Since joining the Board of Education, I have worked to establish that foundation and move us to act on the pivotal next ...

Opinion: Using Restorative Practices to Heal the BOE

October 13, 2021

South Orange, NJ — I am often asked how we can fix the fractures that are occurring on the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education. Many believe that the BOE is unfixable, but I do not. Our district is already using restorative methods to help our students, and I think it is time to use these same restorative practices assisting with the vitriol on the board. 

Restorative ...

Let the Kids Play. Say Yes to Multi-Use Fields in Maplewood

Keep Girls and Young Women Playing, Vote Yes on Multi Use Field Proposition November 2

By Stephen Sigmund

We’ve raised two girls in Maplewood, both of whom have taken the same sports track. They played soccer for many years, until the period between 7th and 8th grade, when the culling of teams gets more competitive before high school. Both were assigned to the ...

Maplewood Police Activity in September

October 10, 2021

Sept. 20 - Bicycle Theft; Between 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. an unsecured bicycle left at CVS on Valley St was stolen.

Sept. 24 - Theft from vehicle; During the overnight hours, an unsecured vehicle parked on Mountain Avenue was entered and a wallet was stolen.

Sept. 25 - Theft from vehicle; During the overnight hours, an unsecured vehicle parked on Euclid Avenue was entered and ...

A Tsunami and An Embarrassment

October 8, 2021

It was in early June of this year when I heard the news that the Maplewood Township Council (TC) was moving to replace the grass field at DeHart Park with artificial plastic turf. I was taken aback, because it felt like only yesterday when we had forced a referendum on the exact same issue and voted it down. Shortly after hearing this disappointing news, I bumped into Mayor McGehee at a ...

Investing in its workforce, Atlantic Health System creates “tech schools” at Overlook Medical Center, offering certification in high-demand positions

October 21, 2021

SUMMIT, NJ – OCTOBER 2021 – Atlantic Health System has created two “tech schools,” based at Overlook Medical Center, to allow existing team members to obtain radiological technologist certifications, or to become certified pharmacy technicians.

The programs are aimed at not only enriching the skills of Atlantic Health System’s own workforce, but also bolstering ...

Join Green Way Market on October 23 for the Grand Opening of its Maplewood, NJ Location


Join Green Way Market on October 23 for the Grand Opening of its Maplewood, NJ Location

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 10 AM followed by a Community Block Party featuring food and festivities for children

Maplewood, NJ – Green Way Market of Maplewood will officially open its doors on Saturday, October 23, 2021 bringing new premium grocery products coupled with competitive ...

Navy Veteran Runs for New Jersey Assembly in Legislative District 27

SHORT HILLS, NJ - Millburn Township resident and U.S. Navy Commander Jonathan Sym has served the United States for 22 years and continues his military service to this day in the Navy Reserve. He announced his decision to seek public office in February of this year, coincidentally just after completing the Veterans in Politics Program at the Maxwell School of Public Affairs at Syracuse University.