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Sun, January 26, 11:00 AM

Ethical Culture Society of Essex County, Maplewood

Colloquy Facilitated by Meredith Sue Willis & ...

Religions And Spirituality

Add to My Calendar 01/26/2020 11:00am 01/26/2020 12:00pm America/New_York Colloquy Facilitated by Meredith Sue Willis & Alice Robinson-Gilman

Join us for the next event in “Living Ethical Culture in Our World,” the theme for the 2019-20 season’s platforms and educational experiences. This one is specifically a colloquy-style follow-up to Bart Worden’s platform ‘Ethical Humanism: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.’ (You do not have to have heard Bart’s platform to participate.)

Bart enumerated ...

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New Jersey Date Night: 4 Fun Cooking Schools

February 25, 2020

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Sometimes even the most adventurous Garden State couple just wants to keep it super laid back, cozy and at home. The choice for date night simplicity can lead to a most fear-instilling question … What’s for dinner?

Not all of us are good in the kitchen. Learning a few cooking skills and ...

Community Members, Family Foundation Mark American Heart Month with $2.5 Million Donation to Gagnon Cardiovascular Center Expansion

As individuals and organizations across the nation gather to raise awareness of heart disease during American Heart Month, Thomas P. and Sally Mac Mahon and Ken and Claudia Silverman have marked the occasion by giving $1.5 and $1 million, respectively, to further expand the largest cardiovascular program in the state — Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute at Morristown Medical Center. The ...

Atlantic Health System and CentraState Healthcare System Announce Clinical Affiliation

Partnership Enhances Community Health Care Quality and Access

Atlantic Health System and CentraState Healthcare System today announced a clinical affiliation that will provide enhanced access to high-quality specialty health care services to the communities of central Jersey. The affiliation will accelerate the growth of CentraState’s oncology and neuroscience programs through linkages ...

Atlantic Health System Earns Spot for 12th Year on Fortune’s ‘100 Best Companies To Work For®’ List

Atlantic Health System is leading the way in delivering innovative, high-quality health care in an award-winning workplace that cares for patients and caregivers alike.  For the 12th consecutive year, Atlantic Health System was once again named to Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®,” ranking number #89 on the prestigious list.

“Our 17,000 talented team ...

Taking a Moment: How a Sock Donation Rolled Up Into an Experience with Somerset County’s Working Poor and Homeless

It was right around noon on Friday, Jan. 17, and the three ladies in the kitchen worked as quickly as they could to prepare before clients would begin filing through the rear doors of Saint John’s Episcopal Church in Somerville, looking for a hot meal.

The Samaritan Homeless Interim Program, also known as SHIP, has been serving meals to anyone who needs one since 1984. It has served ...

'Unmasked' Takes High Energy Look at Andrew Lloyd Webber

No doubt Andrew Lloyd Webber is one of the most prolific composers in recent years. We’ve all heard the music of “Cats” “Phantom of the Opera,” “Evita” and a host of others. Paper Mill Playhouse honors him in this moving tribute

The show is  quite a pistache of well known, and not so well known, creations. It’s fascinating to see clips of ...

Heart Health Planning: A Year-Round Responsibility

When it comes to matters of the heart in February, most people immediately start making Valentine’s Day plans. However, heart health planning should be a year-round activity. We know that the heart is a vital organ that pumps blood throughout the body via the circulatory system supplying oxygen and nutrients to tissues while removing carbon dioxide and other wastes. However, it is the ...

Cardio Expert at Saint Barnabas Reveals Innovations in Heart Valve Repair

The days of open-heart surgery are medical history. Arash Salemi, MD, clinical chairman of cardiothoracic surgery at RWJBarnabas Health— Northern Region, calls a new procedure to replace failing aortic valves nothing less than “a game-changer.” The procedure, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), offers a minimally invasive option for surgeons to replace an old, ...

Essex County Should Stop Turtleback Zoo Expansion

February 14, 2020

The jewel of Essex County is the two-thousand-acre South Mountain Reservation, which serves as an offset to the crowded urban and suburban towns in this region. Unfortunately, it seems that our own elected officials are leading an assault on that precious open space. Each year acres of wooded land are being replaced with concrete and pavement. This is a misuse of the Open Space Trust Fund as our ...

South Orange Police Blotter, Feb. 18-21

February 22, 2020

February 21, 2020

Warrant Arrest

Officers observed Justin Wilson, a 19 year old South Orange resident, walking into the Seven-11 on Valley Street.  Officers had prior knowledge that Mr. Wilson had an active warrant out of South Orange. Wilson was placed under arrest and transported to South Orange PD for processing.  Then transported to the Essex County ...

Maplewood Police Blotter, Feb. 2-15

February 2, 2020 Theft from Vehicle: At approximately 12:40 p.m., an unsecured vehicle on Essex Ave. was entered and a Mac Pro tablet was removed.  The suspect was last seen running towards Irvington Ave. with the tablet.

February 4, 2020 Package Theft: Between the hours of 12 and 3 p.m., a package was stolen from a residence in the 100 block of Garfield ...

Trip to the Tropics Opens in South Orange

February 23, 2020

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Family, friends, and community members gathered together for a ribbon cutting on Saturday, Feb. 22, for the newest restaurant in South Orange: Trip to the Tropics. 

Billed as “sophisticated comfort food,” the restaurant is being opened by married duo Rafael and Ellais Xiante. The location is 61 Academy St. 

The menu is full of soups, ...

Black History Month Events for Sunday, Feb. 23

Black/Jewish Solidarity: Building Together 

Sunday, February 23, 2020 1pm • Free Event with RSVP 
Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, 432 Scotland Road, South Orange NJ 

Join Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel’s Social Justice Task Force in Partnership with South Orange/Maplewood’s SOMA JUSTICE for a panel discussion on issues affecting the Black and Jewish communities ...

Two Maplewood Residents Arrested in Bomb Threat That Closed Down Short Hills Mall

February 24, 2020

MILLBURN, NJ — In a statement provided to TAPinto Millburn/Short Hills by the Millburn Police Department, a pair of arrests have been announced in connection with the false bomb threat that closed down the Short Hills Mall late last week.

Stephanie Abreu, 31, and William Baldwin, 30, both from Maplewood, NJ, were charged by police with making bomb threats, as well as conspiracy and ...

Fire Claims the Life of 89-Year-Old in Montclair

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Trapped inside a home located on Walnut Crescent, an 89-year-old victim succumbed to injuries caused by fire, according to officials.

According to Katherine Carter, spokesperson for the Essex County Prosecutor's Office, the victim, Delia V. West lived there alone. 
On February 21, at approximately 3 p.m., the Montclair Fire Department ...

Paul McCartney is Here, There and Everywhere - In New Jersey

February 24, 2020

METUCHEN, NJ — Strawberry Fields? Nope. Abbey Road? Wrong again. Penny Lane? Not even close.

The long and winding road inexplicably led Paul McCartney to this 2.8 square-mile borough that's home to about 14,000 people in the center of Middlesex County.

The residents who happened to be strolling down Main Street on Sunday afternoon were stunned at the sight of the former ...

Gov. Murphy Unveils Ethics Reforms During Visit to Rutgers

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy said he and his staff have been practically building a shrine around a fine bottle of bourbon he received as a gift.

Here's the sobering truth, though: Murphy and his fellow executive branch employees are exempt by state law from taking one drop, let alone accepting any gifts that are related to their public duties.

"We are in the process ...

Call for Sponsors & Vendors for 2020 Taste of Essex

February 26, 2020

The 2020 Taste of Essex will take place on Monday, April 20, 2020. As we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of this great event, it promises to be better than ever with dozens of participating food and drink vendors, entertainment, a 50-50 drawing, door prizes, and awards for best savory, sweet and beverage categories.

Proceeds from the Taste of Essex go to the North Essex Chamber Foundation. The ...

Defend Your Flock from Poultry Disease: Know the Signs and How to Respond

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service invites producers to join poultry health experts for a “Defend Your Flock from Poultry Disease: Know the Signs and How to Respond” webinar Thursday, Feb. 27, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. during Bird Health Awareness Week.

 

The free webinar will help anyone who owns or handles poultry learn about the ...

SOMA Justice Fact-Checks Dr. Taylor's School Security Update

MAPLEWOOD and SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — SOMA Justice, a volunteer-run grassroots nonprofit addressing race and inequality in South Orange/Maplewood, NJ, is at the forefront of protecting our children from the harm caused by school safety drills. SOMA Justice has extensively researched school security and the impact of drills on children, as well as gathered feedback from within the ...