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Foods That Make You Feel Good When You’re Craving New Jersey Classics

January 23, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Disco fries, deep-fried Italian hot dogs, cheesy breakfast sandwiches — New Jersey restaurants are home to foods we crave, even if they’re not the best choices for our bodies on a daily basis.

We wondered, when it comes nutrition, can you have your cheesecake and eat it, too?

Michele Smith, licensed mental health counselor, certified intuitive eating counselor ...

The Essex County Board of County Commissioners: Proud of our Past and Optimistic on our Future

January 22, 2021

As we move forward under the leadership of our new President Joe Biden, I feel a palpable sense of optimism with respect to the direction of our country. While leading a nation has challenges on a larger scale than leading a county, I feel the same sense of optimism for Essex County as our legislative body - the Essex County Board of Commissioners - transitions to the leadership of ...

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Words Remind Us That the COVID-19 Vaccine is a Moral Issue

In September 1963, there was a church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his eulogy for three little girls who had died in the explosion.

“There is an amazing democracy about death,” Dr. King said. 

Those words reverberate fiercely today as we witness over 3,000 deaths every day in American from COVID-19. The total 394,000 deaths ...

Maplewood Police Blotter, Jan. 8-16

January 20, 2021

January 11, 2021; Motor Vehicle Theft; At approximately 11:30 p.m., a vehicle left running at Wawa was stolen. It was later recovered in Newark.

January 14, 2021; Motor Vehicle Theft; At approximately 10:20 p.m., a vehicle left running at the Burger King on Springfield Avenue was stolen. It was later recovered in Howell Township.

January 15, 2021; Theft from Auto; Sometime over a ...

Do You Know This Man? South Orange Police Seeking Package Thief

Residential Burglary: On Jan. 1, a Stirling Drive resident returned home and discovered their residence had been broken into. Suspect(s) entered the residence through a second floor window. Once inside, several drawers in the main bedroom were opened and jewelry and cash was taken. The South Orange Detective Bureau is currently investigating.  

Package ...

South Orange and Maplewood, Buckle In for Snow and Sleet Tomorrow

January 25, 2021

SOUTH ORANGE/MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for parts of Essex County starting at 7 a.m. tomorrow morning through the end of the day. Mixed precipitation is expected to make for hazardous driving conditions.

National Weather Service forecast for the area Jan. 26 includes “periods of snow and sleet before 3pm, then periods ...

Annual 'Legacies' Writing Contest For Older Adults Now Accepting 2021 Entries

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County residents ages 60 and older are invited to submit an original story focusing on a special person, life-changing experience or significant period of their life to the 2021 Essex County Legacies Writing Contest. The deadline is Monday, April 5.

“Our senior citizens have led interesting lives, and I am always impressed by the stories that are ...

The Youth of Maplewood Will Never Stand By During Violence in America

January 12, 2021

The members of the Youth Advisory Committee would like to state that we are extremely disgusted and horrified by the acts of domestic terrorism that occurred at our nation’s capitol on January 6th. We are teens of the great township of Maplewood, and refuse to ignore the hate, bigotry, and violence in our nation. No matter political affiliation, we will never stand by during violence in ...

Nearly 180 Newark Firefighters Battle A Pair of Simultaneous Fires

January 25, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — Scores of Newark firefighters responded to a duo of fires at Springfield Avenue and Sunset Street on Sunday, which happened around the same time, according to Newark Public Safety officials.

Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose reported that nearly 180 firefighters extinguished two 2-alarm fires on Jan. 24 that occurred almost simultaneously ...

Coronavirus Testing Sites in Essex County, Jan. 26-30

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced the upcoming schedule of coronavirus testing sites sponsored by Essex County. The tests are being offered to Essex County residents free of charge. To make an appointment, please visit www.EssexCovid.org or call 973-877-8456.

Upcoming testing locations are as follows:
*Tuesday, January 26, 3:30 to ...

State Police Arrest Six Suspects in Alleged Car Theft Ring Through 13-Month 'Bust a Move' Effort

January 18, 2021

SAYREVILLE, NJ -- The New Jersey State Police have arrested six suspects and dismantled an alleged multi-county theft ring linked to more than 30 stolen vehicles and two motor vehicle pursuits after a 13-month operation dubbed “Bust a Move.”

According to a press release from the State Police, troopers from Troop “D” Holmdel Station began investigating a motor vehicle ...

Rutgers President Holloway in Quarantine After Testing Positive For COVID-19

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway has announced that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and that his symptoms are mild – similar to those of a cold.

He said he has been in self-quarantine since he learned he was exposed to someone who was COVID-19-positive last week.

“Despite my strictly following all appropriate health hygiene advice, it appears ...

A Fresh New Way to Lunch - Delivered Right to Your Doorstep. Get your forks ready!

January 24, 2021

Starting a small business from scratch is challenging in the best of times, and during COVID-19, perhaps even more difficult, but Allison Slater of Chatham, NJ decided it was the perfect time to take a leap of faith.  With the increase in people working from home and kids attending school remotely, Slater decided to make the ever-hectic daily lunchtime routine deliciously easier, ...

Author and activist Renée Watson to speak virtually at South Orange Library

Author Renée Watson will speak at the South Orange Public Library via Zoom on Tuesday, January 26, at 7 p.m.

Renée is a New York Times bestselling author, educator and activist. Her young adult novel, Piecing Me Together,(Bloomsbury, 2017) received a Coretta Scott King Award and Newbery Honor. Her latest book, Love Is a Revolution, will be published in February. The New York ...

Atlantic Health System receives NJ Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award

MORRISTOWN, NJ — Atlantic Health System, a leading provider of health care in New Jersey, recently received the New Jersey Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award, and was named among the organizations and individuals that have moved the state forward on significant issues, including climate change, recycling, clean drinking water, and environmental justice.

“We are truly ...