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Book Sale - Friends of Maplewood LIbrary

Sat, November 23, 10:00 AM


Book Sale - Friends of Maplewood LIbrary


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November 23 and 24: Fall Book Sale

The Friends of Maplewood Library are holding their annual Fall Book Sale on Saturday, November 23, 2019 (10am to 5pm), and Sunday, November 24, 2019 (10am to 5pm -- entry on Sunday is via the parking lot only). Wide-ranging selection of books available on a variety of subjects plus DVDs, CDs, audiobooks--all at great prices. On Sunday a bag (supplied by ...

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Make Our Decadent Homemade Hot Chocolate

December 5, 2019

It takes just three ingredients and a few minutes to whip together this rich, creamy milk chocolate treat, perfect for a winter day.

Tip: A serrated knife will make quick work of chopping up a milk chocolate bar. We recommend using high-quality chocolate for a smooth, creamy drink. Milk chocolate chips won’t melt as easily as wafers or bars, but they’ll do in a ...

NJ TRANSIT Launches New Online Performance Dashboard

As part of NJ TRANSIT’s commitment to improving service and transparency, and in support of Governor Phil Murphy’s Executive Order No. 80, NJ TRANSIT has launched a new Progress by the Numbers performance dashboard at The dashboard contains industry-standard metrics for on-time performance, mechanical reliability and the causes for delays and ...

NJ TRANSIT Must Work For All

Every day, thousands of commuters and businesses in New Jersey’s largest city depend on NJ TRANSIT to move people to and from their workplaces. Thousands of additional Newark residents rely on buses, trains and light rail to get them to schools, hospitals, shopping centers, and other destinations. Mass transit has played a vital role in Newark’s history, and NJ TRANSIT holds the key ...

Innovation and Compassion: Overlook Medical Center Gives Summit's Homeless Sleeping Bags - Hand-made from Surgical Wrap

SUMMIT, NJ – DECEMBER 2019 - With icy weather on its way, Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center put its innovative spirit to work to help protect the City of Summit’s homeless population, with a donation of its own hand-made sleeping bags and pillows, created from re-purposed surgical blue wrap.

Surgical blue wrap, used to cover sterile surgical instruments and ...

'Cinderella' Shimmers at Paper Mill Playhouse

MILLBURN, NJ - The story of Cinderella and her prince seems to have ongoing appeal for all ages. The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical glitters and shines with strong voices and sharp choreography by Joann M. Hunter. Director Mark Hoebee has brought a loving, affectionate touch to this production. Artistic Director Mark S.Hoebee brings affectionate insights to this production,

The play leans ...

Thanksgiving: A Day to Be Thankful for What We Have in New Jersey 

In the 1620s, Pilgrims arrived in the New World seeking sanctuary from the religious persecution they experienced in England. The small number of Pilgrims established s colony in Plymouth, Massachusetts. 

The 1621 Plymouth feast and thanksgiving was prompted by a good harvest, which the Pilgrims celebrated with Native Americans, who helped them pass the last winter by giving them ...

RWJBarnabas Health Appoints Dr. Robert Greenberg ECT Medical Director

RWJBarnabas Health this week appointed Robert M. Greenberg, M.D., as Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) medical director of RWJBarnabas Health Behavioral Health Network, effective immediately. Greenberg’s new role is part of a system-wide initiative to broaden its behavioral health services and end the stigma associated with ECT.

Greenberg will open an ECT service at Clara Maass Medical ...

Deep-Frying Tips From The Burn Center at Saint Barnabas Medical Center

Although many find it a delicious tradition, deep-frying a turkey can be dangerous. According to the National Fire Protection Association, every year, deep-fryer fires are responsible for five deaths, 60 injuries, the destruction of 900 homes, and more than $15 million in property damage.

Thanksgiving is a peak day for home cooking fires. When it comes to deep-frying turkey, you want to take ...

Opinion: California’s New Labor Law is Killing Business – NJ is About to do the Same

November 22, 2019

As a former California resident with many friends still there, I watched with horror as Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) was passed. The bill, which takes effect January 1, 2020, reclassifies many independent contractors as employees. The upside is that some workers in this gig economy will gain employee benefits and other worker protections. The downside is that my California-based freelance writer friends ...

Park Yourself in South Orange for Holiday Shopping

December 5, 2019

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The parking meters in South Orange have been wrapped for the holiday season, and you get the gift: free parking for the meter's time.

The parking may be free, but the time allotted to park at each meter or in each lot remains. One is only allowed to park as long as the time posted. For example, in the Sloan Street lot parking is allowed for three hours, not all ...

First Woman of Color Captain Appointed in Maplewood Police Department

Maplewood, NJ — Resolutions passed by the Maplewood Township Committee are not usually met with applause. But when Resolution Number 254-19 unanimously passed, appointing Lieutenant Niheema Nigia Malloy to Captain of the Maplewood Police Department, cheers rang through the large crowd assembled in Town Hall.  

Malloy is the first woman of color, and only the second woman, ...

West Orange Sixth Grader to Appear on 'Chopped Junior'

December 4, 2019

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Eleven-year-old Edison Middle School student Leo McCormick is set to appear on the Food Network's iconic program "Chopped Junior" on Dec. 10.

Cooking is nothing new to McCormick, who has been whipping up a variety of tasty dishes for six years.

In fact, members of the West Orange community may remember him as a finalist in the Chili Cook-Off and Pie ...

NJ STRAYS Helps Pet Owners in Need

NEWARK, NJ — Between medical costs, food supplies, toys, treats and grooming, animals can become a burden on pet owners' wallets, especially during the holidays. 

However with the help of a No-Kill animal welfare organization, NJ STRAYS, families in need are provided with necessary supplies to avoid surrendering pets to over-populated ...

One Vet's Journey from Jumping Out of Planes to Caring for NJ Students

December 4, 2019

CAMDEN, NJ – Andrew Anderson was in his early 20’s when he jumped out of an airplane. 

It wasn’t the first time he’d done it. 

In fact, Sgt. Anderson had been making jumps for years at that point as a para-professional and member of the US Army’s 82nd Airborne. That day, a routine training operation at Fort Benning, a US army outpost that straddles ...

New Jersey Children Would Once Again Learn Cursive Under Legislation Introduced by Assemblywoman Angela McKnight

TRENTON, NJ — Citing research that suggests that learning to read and write in it benefits the development of cognitive, motor and literacy skills, and may help students with learning disabilities like dyslexia read and write with greater ease, Assemblywoman Angela McKnight (D-Jersey City/Bayonne) has introduced legislation that would require elementary schools in New Jersey to teach ...

Tips for Driving in and around South Orange and Maplewood in Snow and Ice

December 1, 2019

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ -- Winter storms, bad weather and sloppy road conditions are a factor in nearly half a million crashes and more than 2,000 road deaths every winter, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. In fact, about 46 percent of all crashes involving bad weather take place in the winter.

AAA analyzed bad weather and crashes over a five-year period. The study found that the ...

National Tax Security Awareness Week, Day 4: IRS, Security Summit Warns Business Owners About Identity Thieves

December 5, 2019

Amid threats from cybercriminals, the IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry urges employers large and small to step up cybersecurity protections against business identity theft.

Identity thieves are displaying a sophisticated knowledge of the tax code and industry filing practices as they attempt to obtain valuable data to help file fraudulent returns. To address this and protect ...

Morristown Medical Center’s Dr. Philippe Généreux Named One of World’s Most Highly Cited Researchers

Morristown, NJ – Philippe Géneréux, MD, Co-Director of the Structural Heart Program at Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center and an interventional cardiologist internationally known for his novel research, has been named a Highly Cited Researcher by the Web of Science Group.

According to Web of Science, Dr.

Maplewood Sponsors 'Handmade Holiday' Market

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Marketspace Vendor Events is partnering with the Township of Maplewood and the historic venue The Woodland on a highly anticipated handmade holiday market. Handmade Holiday at The Woodland takes place on Sunday, December 22, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is open to the public with free admission.

“We’ve had tremendous success in bringing a new ...