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Tue, April 2, 4:00 PM

Maplewood Memorial Library, Maplewood

Ideas Festival: Devising Dastardly Plots with ...

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Add to My Calendar 04/02/2019 4:00pm 04/02/2019 5:30pm America/New_York Ideas Festival: Devising Dastardly Plots with Christopher Healy

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

Devising Dastardly Plots with Christopher Healy

Learn how little ideas can turn into big stories with Christopher Healy, best-selling author of A Dastardly Plot and The Hero’s Guide series. Kids ages 8-12 will learn how to craft stories from scratch in a ...

51 Baker St. Maplewood, NJ 07040
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Wed, April 3, 7:00 PM

Maplewood Memorial Library, Maplewood

Ideas Festival: Dr. Khadijah Costley White

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Add to My Calendar 04/03/2019 7:00pm 04/03/2019 8:30pm America/New_York Ideas Festival: Dr. Khadijah Costley White

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

Dr. Khadijah Costley White: What Even Was the Tea Party? Right-Wing Activism, Media, and Politics Pre-Trump. White is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Journalism and Media Studies at Rutgers and an activist and community organizer.

51 Baker St. Maplewood, NJ 07040

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Ghost Hawk is the First Craft Brewery in Passaic County

April 21, 2019

This story first ran on TAPinto Hasbrouck Heights/Woodridge/Terterboro.

The line began forming over an hour before the official ribbon cutting and grand opening. And by the time the doors officially opened Saturday afternoon, more 100 beer lovers were on line, around the corner and down the sidewalk for Passaic County's first craft brewery.

Ghost Hawk Brewing Company ...

South Orange Firefighters Ask: Why Didn't You Speak to Us?

April 18, 2019

Over the last few days there has been much internet chatter about the issue of the dissolution of the South Orange Fire Department and consolidation with the Maplewood Fire Department. Though we have no way of knowing whether or not those making comments or putting out falsehoods on the internet on this matter are even real people, we, as the men and women that are responding to fires, car ...

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 ...

Police Blotter: Armed Robbery at Maplewood 7-11

April 20, 2019

April 14. Armed Robbery: At approximately 2:55 a.m., two males entered the 7-11 on Springfield Avenue, displayed a handgun and demanded money. The two males took money from the registers before fleeing to an awaiting vehicle. A witness observed the robbery and the vehicle flee and contacted the police. Officers responding to the area observed the suspect vehicle and pursued the vehicle ...

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 ...

Inventive Journalism-TAPinto

April 19, 2019

Recently, I had the pleasure of interviewing  Michael Shapiro on Blog Radio! Michael is the  Publisher and Owner of the TAPinto franchise, which was developed originally by Michael and his wife Lauren in 2008, who  both sought to provide their town’s residents with an “all-online, objective , independent daily local newspaper.” 

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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 ...

Easter Worship at Community Church, Short Hills

April 20, 2019

Experience Holy Week at Community Congregational Church!

On Easter Sunday, April 21, we join with Christians around the world in the celebration of the resurrection of Christ. Worship includes a multimedia experience of Bible-based messages and engaging music. While parents are in worship, kids of all ages will sing and dance in an Easter celebration during the Children’s Ministry ...

NCJW/Essex Lunch and Learn to Feature Experts in Journalism

LIVINGSTON, NJ – What is real and what is truly important in the daily news cycle? NCJW/Essex is sponsoring a Lunch and Learn program – Breaking News: Navigating Today’s Media – which will examine these issues with a panel of leading experts in the field of journalism and news. The event will take place on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm at ...

South Mountain YMCA Urges Adults to Intervene to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse

The South Mountain YMCA is marking National Child Abuse Prevention Month with Five Days of Action, from April 22 to 26, highlighting how adults can spot warning signs of child sexual abuse and step in to help.

The theme of this year’s Five Days of Action is ‘Know. See. Respond.’ — steps adults can take to advocate for children.

“When caring adults learn how ...