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Fri, March 22, 2:15 PM

Green Hill Senior Living, West Orange

Women's History Presentation - The Women of Camp ...

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Add to My Calendar 03/22/2019 2:15pm 03/22/2019 3:15pm America/New_York Women's History Presentation - The Women of Camp Hewitt

Women’s contributions to the First World War are vastly undermined due to the push for women’s suffrage. To understand the role the United States played in the War, one has to examine all facets, including that of women. Historian Vivian Davis speaks about how local women played a role, focusing on the women’s paramilitary venture Camp Hewitt and discusses how their ...

103 Pleasant Valley Way West Orange, NJ 07052

Sat, March 23, 10:00 AM

Maplewood Hilton Branch Library, Maplewood

Ideas Festival: NJ Makers Day


Add to My Calendar 03/23/2019 10:00am 03/23/2019 1:00pm America/New_York Ideas Festival: NJ Makers Day

Maplewood Memorial Library’s 6th Annual Ideas Festival, celebrates the talent and creativity of our community.

New Jersey Makers Day at Hilton Branch Library

High-and low-tech activities for kids, teens and adults will include stereoscopes, CD spinners, spool knitting, vorpal robotics, and a project with Maplewoodshop.

1688 Springfield Ave. Maplewood, NJ 07040-2923

Wed, March 27, 7:00 PM

Maplewood Memorial Library, Maplewood

Ideas Festival: Policy to Practice: Women's ...


Add to My Calendar 03/27/2019 7:00pm 03/27/2019 8:30pm America/New_York Ideas Festival: Policy to Practice: Women's Sexual Health

Maplewood Memorial Library’s 6th Annual Ideas Festival, celebrates the talent and creativity of our community.

From Policy to Practice: Stripping Down the Language, Business and Complexity of Women's Sexual Health with Rachel Braun Scherl, Jennifer Weiss-Wolf and Candice Davenport

Wednesday, March 27 at 7:00 pm ...

51 Baker St. Maplewood, NJ 07040

Thu, March 28, 7:00 PM

Maplewood Memorial Library, Maplewood

Ideas Festival: Taffy Brodesser-Akner

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Add to My Calendar 03/28/2019 7:00pm 03/28/2019 8:30pm America/New_York Ideas Festival: Taffy Brodesser-Akner

Maplewood Memorial Library’s 6th Annual Ideas Festival, celebrates the talent and creativity of our community.

Taffy Brodesser-Akner with Ilena Silverman. Brodesser-Akner is a staff writer at the New York Times Magazine and writes for the newspaper's Arts & Leisure section. Silverman is the Features Editor of the New York Times Magazine.

Thursday, March 28 at 7:00 pm

51 Baker St. Maplewood, NJ 07040

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In Westfield, NJ, a Dream to Help People Live Better Through Food at Fettle + Fare

March 17, 2019

Opening a new restaurant is rarely an easy task, and for Fettle + Fare owner Amanda Vargas, who has multiple sclerosis and is legally blind, the journey to create her shop in Westfield, NJ, was extra challenging. 

It was here that she created a space that is more to her than a place to find tasty, nutritious food. It’s a symbol of growth and helping others ...

AtlantiCast: Episode 25

On this week’s AtlantiCast, Fortune Magazine names Atlantic Health System a Best Place to Work, find the newest locations to access care through Atlantic Health, Morristown and Overlook medical centers earn national recognition for quality and the lowdown on whether or not fitness wearables are a fashion statement or a must-have for your next workout.


Maplewood Police Blotter - Thefts, Shoplifting Reported

March 15, 2019

March 9, 2019; Theft from Auto; At approximately 1:30 AM, a resident of Hillcrest Rd had their unsecured vehicle entered and gift cards stolen.

March 9, 2019; Package Theft; At approximately 3 PM a male was observed stealing a package off of the porch of a home on Brown St.  Officers located the subject near 44th St in possession of the stolen item.  The male ...

Maplewood Police Blotter - Vehicle Stolen on Sommer Avenue Recovered in Newark

February 28; Shoplifting; At approximately 9 PM, a male took several red bulls and energy drinks from the Walgreens and fled without paying for them.

February 28, 2019; Motor Vehicle Theft, At approximately 8:30 PM a vehicle left running on Sommer Ave was stolen.  The vehicle was later recovered in Newark.

March 3, 2019; Theft from Vehicle; During the overnight ...

South Orange resident wins medal at Special Olympics in Abu Dhabi

March 20, 2019

There's a local hero at the JESPY House.

Longtime JESPY client and South Orange resident Jane Ellyn Clark is a 2019 Special Olympics World Games medal winner.

Clark performed well locally and at the Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle, Wash., as a bowler in recent years.

But Clark recently won several medals during the Games in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, which were ...

Local Leaders Remember New Zealand Shooting Victims at Maplewood Vigil

MAPLEWOOD, NJ – They stood on the corner of Maplewood Avenue and Baker Street with candles on Monday night.

Their message was to stop hate.

About 50 people came out that evening for a vigil to honor those who were killed in the New Zealand massacre last Friday. Religious leaders, members of the governing bodies in Maplewood and South Orange, and New Jersey politicians ...

Newark Man Convicted of Vehicular Homicide

March 22, 2019

NEWARK, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced today that Garrett Carter, 52, of Newark was convicted by an Essex County jury of vehicular homicide in connection with the death of Steven Dawkins, 39, of Orange.


Following a trial before the Honorable Michael L. Ravin, Judge of the Superior Court, the jury convicted Carter of ...

Turtle Back' Zoo's African Adventure Exhibit Recognized for Excellence in Design

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — Essex County Turtle Back Zoo African Adventure, opened at the West Orange-based zoo in May 2016, recently earned an Excellence in Design award at the annual New Jersey Recreation and Parks Association (NJRPA) convention held in Atlantic City. Elsewhere in Essex County, the playground at Grover Cleveland Park in Caldwell/Essex Fells also received an Award ...

Chipotle and Panera Headed for New Vermella Development in Union

March 15, 2019

UNION, NJ –Two restaurants, Chipotle Mexican Grill and Panera Bread, have signed leases at Vermella Union, the mixed-use development under construction on Morris Avenue, across from Kean University.

According to Russo Development, the restaurants make up a portion of the 35,000-square foot retail center scheduled to open in July 2019 to coincide with the first phase availability of 415 ...

Construction Worker Falls to His Death from 4th Floor at Construction Site in Union

UNION, NJ — A construction worker fell to his death on Tuesday morning while on the top of the fourth floor of a building being constructed on Bonnel Court in Union.

Police say they received 911 calls at about 10:45 a.m. from workers on site reporting that someone had fallen from the building at 968 Bonnel Court. Officers responding to the scene administered CPR to the ...

Atlantic Health System’s Dr. Linda Gillam Recognized with Second Top Honor from American College of Cardiology

March 22, 2019

Dr. Gillam presented with Master of the ACC Award at ACC's 68th Annual Scientific Session; was recognized in 2018 as Gifted Educator of the Year

Morristown, NJ – The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has recognized Linda D. Gillam, MD, MPH, FACC, the Dorothy and Lloyd Huck Chair of Cardiovascular Medicine at Morristown Medical Center/Atlantic Health System, with the 2019 Master of ...

South Mountain YMCA’s Quest to Raise $182,500 Off To Strong Start

In just six weeks, the South Mountain YMCA raised nearly 72 percent of its 2019 goal of $182,500 in the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges’ Treasure Quest, a campaign to make communities stronger, more inclusive, healthier, and safer. As a whole, the association and its seven branches raised $710,100 of a $1.14 million target for the year. 

“We know the real challenges our ...

Morristown Medical Center Named Top Hospital in New Jersey With More than 350 Beds Across 10 Clinical Categories by Physicians

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Atlantic Health System's Morristown Medical Center has been named the top hospital in the state with more than 350 beds by physicians, Castle Connolly and Jersey's Best.

Morristown Medical Center was also named the No. 1 hospital in the state across all treatment categories ranked: breast cancer, prostate cancer, pediatric cancer, coronary artery bypass ...