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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
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Sat, March 23, 10:00 AM

Maplewood Hilton Branch Library, Maplewood

Ideas Festival: NJ Makers Day

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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
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Wed, March 27, 7:00 PM

Maplewood Memorial Library, Maplewood

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

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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
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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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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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Sat, April 6, 2:00 PM

Maplewood Memorial Library, Maplewood

Ideas Festival: Tina Kelley, Maplewood Literary ...

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Add to My Calendar 04/06/2019 2:00pm 04/06/2019 3:30pm America/New_York Ideas Festival: Tina Kelley, Maplewood Literary Award

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

Journalist, Poet, and Author Tina Kelley will be interviewed by Library Director Sarah Lester, and will receive the 2019 Maplewood Literary Award.

51 Baker St. Maplewood, NJ 07040
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Sat, April 13, 10:00 AM

Millburn

One Year Celebration and Open House

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Add to My Calendar 04/13/2019 10:00am 04/13/2019 12:00pm America/New_York One Year Celebration and Open House

Please come join us on April 13th from 10am-12pm as we celebrate our one year anniversary. There will be face painting, balloon making, spring crafts, a fire safety demonstration and much more! We will also conduct tours that day, anyone who enrolls will receive one week off their first months tuition!

We hope to see you there!

27 Bleeker Street Millburn, NJ 07041

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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 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 ...

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 ...

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

April 18, 2019

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 ...

Morrow Church wants Maplewood to Cut the Lights (Bills)

Morrow Church wants Maplewood to Cut the Lights (Bills)

The sun will begin generating about half of Morrow Church’s electricity needs thanks to a solar panel system. The system will dramatically reduce Morrow’s carbon footprint over its expected 25-year life. Morrow is inviting community members to cut their electricity bills and move to renewable energy.

This long-held ambition ...

Making A Difference: JESPY celebrates 40 years of service

Gainful employment; personal growth; impressive athletic achievements; unlimited artistic and creative opportunities; and a sense of real community are just some of the many benefits enjoyed by clients at JESPY House, a South Orange nonprofit for adults with Intellectual and Developmental disabilities. In existence since 1978, it was then that JESPY embarked on its journey of helping clients lead ...