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NJ Shops Take Doughnuts to the Next Level

December 15, 2018

We found some of the best places to get doughnuts in New Jersey.

While one of the most recognizable global brands, Dunkin’, is dropping the “Donuts” from its  name, smaller doughnut shops in New Jersey are seeing rise in demand for the tasty treats.

Jessica Dreyer, a fourth generation farmer at Dreyer Farms in Cranford, NJ, said that doughnuts have ...

Keep Holiday Plants Looking Their Best

December 15, 2018

The holiday season has arrived.  That means you will be on the giving or receiving end of a poinsettia, Christmas cactus, cyclamen, amaryllis or other holiday plant.  Extend the beauty and longevity of these holiday beauties with proper care.

And that starts the minute you leave the florist or garden center.  Always protect your gift plants from the harsh outdoors.  ...

South Orange Police Blotter - Motorcycle Stolen When Man Does Not Return After Taking it on 'Test Drive'

December 15, 2018

South Orange Police Blotter as of Dec. 14

Theft of Motorcycle - A So. Stanley Road resident reported that on Saturday, Dec. 1, at approximately 3:25 pm, he met with a subject who was interested in buying a blue and white, Yamaha YZ 125 dirt bike type motorcycle he was selling. The subject took the dirt bike for a test drive down the street and was last seen heading east on South ...

Where to Find Maplewood and South Orange Homes Decked Out for the Holidays

December 18, 2018

MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — There are so many SOMA homes with amazing decorations for the holiday season, from homes decorated with strands of twinkling lights to oversized inflatables of Santa and snowpals filling front yards.

Here are homes with great holiday decorations you won't want to miss:


Rainbow Lights on Wyoming - On Sagamore Road at the ...

Dec. 15 is Final Saturday of Activities at Dickens Village in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - This Saturday, Dec. 15, is the third and final day when the "little houses" of Dickens Village are open for viewing in Ricalton Square in Maplewood Village. While the houses remain throughout the holiday season, this Saturday is the last chance to visit with Santa, take a horse & wagon ride, or visit the petting farm.

Here's the full ...

Murphy's Monitor Appointed to Temporarily Head University Hospital in Newark

December 14, 2018

NEWARK, NJ -  The woman who was appointed by Gov. Phil Murphy to oversee University Hospital will be the new acting president of the embattled agency after its former leader resigned.

University Hospital’s Board of Directors passed a resolution on Thursday appointing Judith Persichilli to the position. John Kastanis, the former president, announced his resignation on Dec.

Downtown Millburn Development Alliance (DMDA) Board Vote to Dissolve Itself

MILLBURN, NJ – The majority of the board members of the Downtown Millburn Development Alliance (DMDA) voted Wednesday night to dissolve the organization during a regularly scheduled board meeting. The unexpected announcement comes only a month after the Millburn Township Committee approved the organization’s 2019 budget and just weeks before the election of new board ...

Sunnier Days: Sesame Street Partners with Family Promise, Produces Digital Resources for Homeless Advocates and Caregivers

December 18, 2018

MORRISTOWN NJ - A collaboration with Morristown based national nonprofit Family Promise and a few other friends has resulted in Sesame Street in Communities (SSIC), a program of Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit that produces Sesame Street, creating a suite of online resources to help Family Promise and other providers better serve children experiencing homelessness.

When ...

Bob Woodward: Trump White House Now A 'National Emergency'

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -  Legendary journalist Bob Woodward sees President Donald Trump becoming more and more isolated, unwilling to listen to advisers and making impulsive decisions based on false information and assumptions.

"I think it's a national emergency in the White House," Woodward said when he appeared Monday night at the State Theatre in New Brunswick.

In a ...

SOMA Commuters to Receive Added Bus Service Beginning January 2

December 18, 2018

NJ Transit provides updates to local officials, commits to better communication

On Friday, December 14, South Orange and Maplewood officials joined Senator Richard Codey, Assemblyman John McKeon and Assemblywoman Mila Jasey in meeting with NJ Transit officials to discuss service improvements, timetables, communications, capacity and infrastructure.

This meeting follows correspondence from ...

New Study Reveals Half of NJ residents Diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease Do Not Receive Referrals to Support Services

A recent survey conducted by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind on behalf of Alzheimer’s New Jersey® found that an overwhelming majority of New Jersey residents with memory loss concerns (89%) visited a doctor to seek diagnosis. However, only about half (54%) of the physicians seen suggested support programs to assist those with the disease and their caregivers.

In New ...

Rabies Clinic Coming to South Orange in January

The Township of South Orange Village will be holding the annual free Rabies Vaccination Clinic for Dogs & Cats on January 12, 2019 at the South Orange Rescue Squad, located at 62 Sloan St. The clinic will run from 9 am to 11 am.

Your dog or cat must have their rabies vaccination updated if it expires prior to November 1, 2019. Check the application renewal form to see the rabies expiration ...