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Maplewood's 4th of July Fireworks - Should the Fences Come Down?

I wrote last month that those who do not pay for the Maplewood fireworks but sit and watch them anyway were akin to thieves. This brought a great mixed reaction, some agreeing with me while others claiming such a viewpoint was unfair to those who cannot afford it.

Then there were some who called it racist since many of those who do not or cannot pay are people of color. One person ...

Maplewood Police Blotter - Auto Theft Reported

July 18, 2017

July 13 - Theft; Sometime during the overnight hours, three lawn mowers left unsecured in a rear yard on Concord Ave were stolen.

July 14 - Attempted Auto Theft; An unsecured vehicle parked on Parker Ave was entered overnight and damage was caused to the vehicles ignition consistent with an attempted theft.

July 16 - Auto Theft; Sometime over the previous five days ad unsecured vehicle that ...

South Orange Summer Nights Feature Community Art, Music, and Movies

July 19, 2017

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange Summer Nights are in full swing, with Art in the Park taking place since June, and Concerts in the Park since July 5. In August, there will be a Moonlight Movies series.

All events take place on Floods Hill in Meadowland Park. Event organizers encourage concert-goers to arrive early to order from the food trucks and to pick out a spot on the ...

SOMA Film Festival: Free Kids Screenings at South Orange and Maplewood Libraries

MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – The SOMA Film Festival, in partnership with the South Orange and Maplewood public libraries, is offering free screenings on July 20 and July 24 of its successful “Kids Program."

The inaugural “Kids Program” screened to a sold-out Maplewood Theater in March at this years’ festival. According to festival organizers, the ...

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Sun, August 6, 3:00 PM

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Free Concert "Italian Vacation" Essex County ...

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Good Grief, Morristown

Good Grief Volunteer Facilitator Training

Giving Back Other

Sun, August 20, 9:30 AM

Good Grief, Morristown

Good Grief Volunteer Facilitator Training

Giving Back Other

Joe Strupp’s Column 'Don’t be a Fireworks Thief, and Other July 4th Thoughts' was a Dud

July 6, 2017

Joe Strupp’s June 29th column, “Don’t be a Fireworks Thief, and Other July 4th Thoughts” was a dud. He berates those who can’t or don’t want to pay the admission fee to enter the Memorial Park but still deign to look skywards of “stealing as much as if you grabbed a cotton candy without paying or snuck into the circus.”  On ...

22-Year-Old Montclair Man Charged Following Road Rage Incident Involving Dog

July 18, 2017

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Charges have been filed against a 22-year-old Montclair man by the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NJSPCA) Humane Police on Tuesday after a video surfaced of the man tossing a dog during a road rage incident.

Humane Police filed animal cruelty charges against Marc Dione, of Upper Montclair, authorities announced.  He was charged with two ...

The Dog Lives, Suspect Not Yet Charged in Bloomfield Avenue Road Rage Incident

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Caught on camera, a little dog was thrown nearly 10 feet away from his owner's vehicle after an altercation between two drivers on Sunday. 

A video (below) surfaced online showing two male drivers fighting in the street on Bloomfield Avenue. One man, driving a white or silver Toyota minivan, the other a red Honda. Things escalated quickly when the driver of the ...

Lance: Bedminster Receives Secret Service Designation

July 20, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As it became clear that Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster was one of President Trump's favorite destinations, it also became clear to local officials in Somerset County and in the Somerset Hills that providing security and traffic control could break the bank.  Those worries sould now be in the rear view mirror.

Congressman Leonard Lance today announced his ...

Stepping Up to the Plate, Summit Readies to Host Ninth Annual Restaurant Week July 20-30

SUMMIT, NJ - It's so big that it is a week that will last 10 days.

Summit’s Ninth Annual Restaurant Week will begin Thursday, July 20 and run through Sunday, July 30, and feature more than 30 restaurants and food shops offering prix fixe menus and specials. Restaurant Week will begin with a 'Kick-Off Night' July 20, which will include live music throughout downtown from 6 ...

TAPinto Travels Weekend Event Suggestions

July 20, 2017

With very little rain in the forecast, Northern New Jersey’s weather should be perfect for the many outdoor events taking place this weekend. All of the events featured this week are family friendly with low to no cost admission prices.

Food Truck Festival at the Hermitage

If you have yet to visit Bergen County’s famed Gothic revival museum, you must make it a point to tour the ...

Atlantic Health System Named a Best Workplace in New York Region

July 20, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Atlantic Health System, a leading provider of health care in New Jersey, announced it was named to the Great Place to Work® and Fortune’s inaugural list of Best Workplaces in New York.

Atlantic Health System ranked 6th on the list, and was the only New Jersey-based health care system to be highlighted in the New York Metropolitan region.

The new recognition ...

Ellen Marzano Weds Benjamin Chisvette Jr.

Ellen Marzano of Maplewood and Benjamin Chisvette Jr. of Newark were married on July 17, 2017.

The bride is a graduate of Union County College and studied at Rutgers University. She is currently employed as an office manager in Madison, NJ.

The groom is a graduate of Seton Hall University in South Orange and is employed as a cost accountant in Lodi, NJ.

The couple ...

Weekly Specials at Ashley Marketplace & Cafe - July 14 to July 20

Shop Ashley Marketplace & Cafe for your everyday needs!

This week's specials are:

Santa Cruz Organic Lemonades  $1.99
Sunshine Organic Large Brown Eggs 2/$6
Maasdam Swiss $5.99lb (Cheese)
Chairman’s Reserve Boneless Sirloin Steak $7.88lb (Meat)
Turkey Hero $6.99 (Deli)
Grilled Salmon $16.99lb (Prepared Foods)
Driscoll’s Strawberries $2.99
Tuna ...