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Crunch Time at NJ-Based Manischewitz Company as Passover Approaches

April 16, 2019

Much has changed since more than 100 jobs were slashed at the Manischewitz Matzo Factory in Newark almost two years ago.

Sheets and sheets of matzo used to be made at the factory on Avenue K, which runs parallel to Route 9, every spring for Passover.

“When you do it in a commercial factory, it’s quite a challenge not to have any dough carry over from one batch to the ...

South Orange Forward Committed to Preserving Fire Department

April 13, 2019

What Sheena Collum has proposed is the elimination of the South Orange Fire Department, and that, we are certain, would be a disaster for our village.

An unreleased proposal sent from Maplewood to South Orange in 2018, that Collum has stood by yet has refused to make public, demonstrates why we need greater public transparency around this issue. 

The Shared Service Agreement ...

Millburn Police Arrest South Orange Man On Multiple Traffic Warrants

April 5, 2019

MILLBURN, NJ - A South Orange man was arrested on Ridgewood Road for having multiple traffic warrants, Millburn Police said.

Larry Reddick, 48, was arrested on March 28 for having the warrants after Millburn Police found him sleeping inside of a 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee on Ridgewood Road, police said.

He was issued a summons and released to the East Orange Police Department.

In other ...

SOMA Boy Scout Troop 60 Holds Open House Meetings On Thursdays

April 17, 2019

Troop 60 South Orange and Maplewood has a Scouts BSA Troop Meetings and Open Houses on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. at the Clinton School, 27 Berkshire Road, Maplewood.

Here is some general information about the troop.

Troop 60 is a year-round troop, for youth in grades 6 and up (ages 11 and up). Each youth in the Troop belongs to a patrol, which includes scouts of various ages and allows ...

Time to Become a Sponsor for The South Mountain Duck Race on Memorial Day

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Annual Duck Race is coming - be a sponsor.

On Memorial Day, May 27, hundreds of families gather around the Rahway River in Memorial Park to cheer their ducks to victory and terrific prizes.

What a fantastic way to advertise your business and support children and families the South Orange and Maplewood community. You'll not only promote your business ...

Conflicts and Transparency

April 17, 2019

At stake in the upcoming May 14 municipal election is not only the potential elimination of the South Orange Fire Department, but also serious issues about transparency in government, conflicts of interest, and the future of development in South Orange.   Question:  does anyone really know what is going on behind the scenes and what the implications will be for us as homeowners and ...

Driver in Death of Pregnant Verona Woman Sentenced to 10 Years

April 15, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - Anthony V. Casale Jr., 27, was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison for killing Megan Villanella, a pregnant mother from Verona. 

Casale struck Villanella and her brother, Derek Longo, with his car in March 2017 while he was under the influence of heroin.  Villanella and Longo were standing on the sidewalk on Lakeside Avenue and Pease ...

Botched Ballot Quickly Corrected In South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Residents who vote by mail will be getting a new ballot mailed to them this week, since there was an error on the ballots they received last week.

Municipal and county officials scrambled over the weekend and earlier this week to correct the ballots, which according to South Orange Village Clerk Kevin Harris, listed two candidates running for village trustee ...

Vigil set as Westfield Mourns Late Principal, Dr. Derrick Nelson, 44

April 10, 2019

WESTFIELD, NJ — Community members are mourning the loss of a beloved high school principal who died over the weekend — a passing that follows his bone marrow donation.

Family members were still making the funeral arrangements for Dr. Derrick Nelson, said his 82-year-old father, Willie Nelson, speaking with TAPinto Westfield on Tuesday afternoon. Westfield community ...

Screening Is The Critical First Line Of Defense In Early Detection Of Head And Neck Cancer

April 17, 2019

Dr. Tom Thomas, medical director of head and neck reconstructive and transoral robotic surgery at Morristown Medical Center's Leonard B. Kahn Head & Neck Cancer Institute, is a nationally-recognized expert in this field. He says: "The importance of screening is that you can diagnose the cancer in an early stage, and earlier stages of head and neck cancer are curable."

Oral ...

Morristown Medical Center’s HIRE Learning Nurse Residency Program First Acute Care Program in NJ Accredited by ANCC Practice Transition Accreditation Program (PTAP)™

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The HIRE Learning Nurse Residency Program at Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center is the first acute care program in New Jersey, and the 86th in the nation, to be accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Practice Transition Accreditation Program (PTAP)™. The residency program is accredited with distinction, the ...

IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig Has A Message To Taxpayers: Thank You

Chuck Rettig is the 49th Commissioner of the IRS. He joined the agency in October after spending 36 years as a tax lawyer in private practice. As over 50 million taxpayers filed their returns, he wanted to share a special message to all taxpayers: Thank You.

April 15 was the deadline to file, and I’d like to thank taxpayers for taking the time to file and pay their taxes. Our ...