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How to Make Perfectly Cooked Hard-Boiled Eggs

April 19, 2019

When it comes to the simple hard-boiled egg, it seems nothing is simple. Some people will swear by steaming them in an egg cooker or Instant Pot. Others have taken to using a sous vide. And those things are great — if you have them. But all you really need to make a great egg is a pot and some water.

This method is great for making anything from one large egg to a couple dozen at ...

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 ...

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.” 

Newspaper ...

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 ...