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Wed, September 26, 8:00 AM

St. James's Gate, Maplewood

September Networking Breakfast and Digital ...

Business & Finance Education Other

Add to My Calendar 09/26/2018 8:00am 09/26/2018 9:30am America/New_York September Networking Breakfast and Digital Marketing Demonstration

The Maplewood Chamber of Commerce invites you to

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Brian Castell

Chief Creative Officer - ...

167 Maplwood Avenue Maplewood, NJ 07040

Sat, September 29, 8:00 AM

The Baird Community Center, South Orange

South Orange Community Celebration to Name Baird ...

Giving Back Other Sports

Add to My Calendar 09/29/2018 8:00am 09/29/2018 8:00pm America/New_York South Orange Community Celebration to Name Baird Center Tennis Courts


Tennis courts at The Baird Center to be named — “Kenny Graham Courts”

Saturday, September 29, 2018 - Scheduled Events from 8 AM - 8 PM

Rain Date Sunday, September 30, 2018

“Soliciting a smile and a hello, for decades till his death in 2017, Kenny Graham could be found on the courts at the Baird teaching tennis, but also ...

5 Mead Street South Orange, NJ 07079

Sat, September 29, 9:00 AM

South Mountain Reservation by dog park, South Orange

A Home for All 5k Run/Walk

Giving Back Health & Wellness Other Sports

Add to My Calendar 09/29/2018 9:00am 09/29/2018 11:00am America/New_York A Home for All 5k Run/Walk

Join us for IHN's second annual A Home for all 5K Run/Walk. Bring your friends, family, and dogs, to run/walk for a cause! Your support of IHN will enable homeless families in Essex County to find shelter and housing stability. Please register at

Crest Drive South Orange, NJ 07079

Mon, October 1, 7:30 PM

Maplewood Memorial Library, Maplewood

Maplewood Garden Club Presents “The Garden ...

Arts & Entertainment Green Home & Garden Other Travel

Add to My Calendar 10/01/2018 7:30pm 10/01/2018 9:30pm America/New_York Maplewood Garden Club Presents “The Garden Tourist”

Do you enjoy touring beautiful gardens? If the answer is yes, be sure to join Maplewood Garden Club on Monday, October 1, at 7:30 pm at Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker Street, Maplewood, when landscape designer Jana Milbocker takes us on a virtual tour of some of the best public gardens and speciality nurseries in the Northeast. During Jana’s presentation, “The Garden ...

51 Baker Street Maplewood, NJ 07040-1713

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South Orange Police Blotter - Four Burglaries Reported

September 25, 2018

Burglary - A Meadowbrook Lane resident reported that sometime between 10:00 pm, Tuesday, Sept. 18 and 9:00 am, Wednesday, Sept. 19, actor(s) unknown pried open his locked shed and stole two bicycles, described as a women's gray and pink Diamondback brand mountain bike and a men's blue and gray Trek brand mountain bike. Detectives responded to process the ...

Maplewood Police Blotter - Three Thefts Reported from Unlocked Vehicles

September 4, 2018; Theft; At approximately 12:45 PM, a purse was reported stolen from an office building on Millburn Ave.

September 6, 2018; Bicycle Theft; A bicycle that was secured to a bike rack behind 160 Maplewood Ave, had it’s lock cut and was stolen at approximately 12:15 PM.  

September 7, 2018; Theft from Auto; An unsecured vehicle parked on Norfolk Ave was entered ...

Second Annual South Orange Invitational Raises Over $60,000 for South Orange Rescue Squad

September 23, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - More than 80 golfers teed off in support of the South Orange Rescue Squad (SORS) at the Second Annual South Orange Invitational at the East Orange Golf course in Short Hills, on Sept. 17.

According to a press release from the SORS, South Orange Village Trustee Deborah Davis Ford and Chair of the Invitational announced last year that the South Orange Invitational ...

Maplewood and South Orange Now Part of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities

MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Maplewood and South Orange have been accepted into the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, according to a press release from SOMA Two Towns for All Ages.

"This certification recognizes our towns’ joint commitment to becoming more age-friendly and support residents as they age in place," stated the release.

Since South Orange and ...

7 Warning Signs of Thyroid Cancer

September is Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month, and James J.S. Chen, M.D., FACHE, director of Atlantic Medical Group’s Thyroid Center at Summit and endocrinologist at Overlook Medical Center, believes it is critical that everyone know the warning signs of thyroid cancer.

“The most common form of thyroid cancer, papillary cancer, has a very high cure rate if detected early,” ...

Chabad Short Hills Center for Jewish Life Opens on South Orange Avenue in Livingston

September 25, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The local Jewish community celebrated the opening of the new Chabad at Short Hills Center for Jewish Life, located at 650 South Orange Avenue, located right on the border of Livingston and Short Hills.

The grand opening event and ribbon cutting ceremony was attended by both Livingston and Millburn-Short Hills elected officials, including the mayors from both ...

RWJBarnabas Helps Young Athletes Prevent Serious Injury with Free Screenings

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On a Saturday earlier this month, RWJBarnabas Health provided free cardiac and concussion baseline screenings to young athletes at the Codey Arena in West Orange.

Kids ranging in age from 5 to 18 could be registered to undergo either a cardiac screening or a concussion screening. The Matthew J. Morahan (MJM) III Health Assessment Center for Athletes at RWJBarnabas ...

North Carolina Orphan Pets Arrive in Roxbury for Fostering

September 25, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ – It was “Welcome to Roxbury” tonight for nine dogs and 14 cats from North Carolina that arrived at the Eleventh Hour Rescue facility in Succasunna.

The animals came from shelters in two North Carolina counties ravaged by Hurricane Florence. Awaiting them were people, from Roxbury and elsewhere, who responded to the animal rescue group’s recent social ...

Bergen County Sheriff Saudino Resigns

HACKENSACK, NJ -- Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino has resigned, after calls from state and local leaders to do so when audio recordings leaked last week of him making racist and xenophobic statements. The resignation was announced in a statement posted on the Bergen County Sheriff Department's Facebook page, which reads:

The Bergen County Sheriff’s Office announces ...

Kenny Graham Round Robin Tennis Competition and Family Tennis Festival on Saturday, Sept. 29

September 25, 2018

A tennis competition and celebration will be held in Meadowland Park on Saturday, September 29 in honor of Kenneth Allen Graham.

Kenneth Graham was a dedicated lifelong resident of South Orange and a true ambassador for the game of tennis. 

During the tennis event, the newly renovated courts will be renamed in Kenny's honor.

Round-Robin Competition 8:00 am-4:00 ...

Fall Food Fest in the Garden

Celebrate the harvest season under the stars in the beautiful gardens of the Judith L. Shipley Urban Environmental Center, 32 Prince Street in Newark on Thursday, October 11th from 6:00 p.m. till 9:00 p.m. when Greater Newark Conservancy hosts its first annual Fall Food Fest in the Garden.

Enjoy delicious food like crispy bacon pops and loaded jalapeños prepared by top local ...

Man Sentenced to 14 Years for Millburn Carjacking; Grabbed Girl, Threatened to Kill Her

Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced that a Newark man was sentenced to prison today for committing a carjacking in Millburn last November during which he grabbed a 13-year-old girl around the neck in front of her father and threatened to kill her. 

Ahmed Anthony, 30, of Newark, N.J., was sentenced today to 14 years in state prison, including nearly 12 years of parole ...