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Construction Continues in Maplewood Village Through Friday; Parts of Maplewood Avenue to be Closed to Vehicles on Wednesday

November 13, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - An extensive roadway construction project is underway in Maplewood Village, with repairs and improvements being made to sidewalks and roads. 

According to an update from the Township of Maplewood, the milling stage has been completed, and Maplewood Avenue will be closed to vehicles for paving and striping on Wednesday, Nov. 14. The paving is scheduled for 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., ...

JESPY House Lauds N. J. Department of Human Services Increasing Wages for Direct Support Professionals

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Human Services announced earlier this month that wages have increased for the direct support professionals (DSP) who work with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to help them live successfully in communities.

Governor Phil Murphy and the Legislature identified $32 million in additional state and federal funding to ...

New South Orange Restaurant: The Fox and Falcon Opening in Former South Mountain Tavern Location

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The restaurant at 19 Valley St. that was Ricalton's, then South Mountain Tavern, will soon re-open with a new owner, and a new name: The Fox and Falcon.

David Massoni, a restaurateur and South Orange resident, is the new owner. Massoni is also a partner with Three Kings Restaurant Group, which has multiple restaurants, including Talde, which has locations ...

New on Springfield Avenue: Glimmer Barber Shop Holds Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Glimmer Barber Shop, located at 1775 Springfield Ave., held its grand opening and ribbon cutting on Saturday, Oct. 20.

The ribbon cutting was attended by Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca, Maplewood Township Committee Member Dean Dafis, and Julie Doran, Executive Director of the Springfield Avenue Partnership.

"This is a really great opening," said DeLuca.

Maplewood Chamber of Commerce Hosts Opening Event with Speaker Brian Castell

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Chamber of Commerce opening meeting featured Brian Castell, CEO of, a company that assists other businesses with their digital marketing.

The meeting was opened by Chamber President Diana Galer, who welcomed all and introduced the members of the Board of Trustees in attendance: Norm Woolley, Ellen Donker, VP, Rhonda Panken, Legal Counsel, ...

Owners of Buy Rite Wine & Liquor Make Donation to Founders Park Conservancy

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Priya and Sanjay Chawla, owners of Buy Rite Wine & Liquor (formerly A & D Liquors) recently donated $1,000 to the Founders Park Conservancy.

The donation, which was presented to Chris Black, Chair of the Conservancy, and Andrew Kit of the Academy Heights Neighborhood Association, at the South Orange Board of Trustees meeting, is for continued beautification and ...

Quick Chek in Maplewood Sells Winning Jersey Cash 5 Ticket Worth $166,000

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - One lucky ticket matched all five numbers drawn on Friday, Sept. 28, making the ticket's owner the winner of the Jersey Cash 5 $166,600 Jackpot, according to a press release from NJ Lottery.

The winning ticket was sold at the Quick Chek location at 1545 Springfield Ave. in Maplewood, stated the NJ Lottery.

The winning numbers were: 18, 30, 35, 38 and 40 and the ...

Garden Savings Federal Credit Union Now Open in South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Garden Savings Federal Credit Union has opened a South Orange branch at 15 Scotland Rd., the previous location of the Sparkhouse toy store.

According to the Garden Savings website, "credit unions are not-for-profit financial cooperatives at which each and every member is a shareholder. When you and your family join our credit union you become members, not ...

British Swim School Adds Livingston, Fairfield Locations

ESSEX COUNTY AREA, NJ – British Swim School, which provides water safety education as an essential survival skill, has expanded further with two new pool locations in Essex County.

The new locations in Livingston and Fairfield mark the 11th and 12th New Jersey locations for the British Swim School franchise. Although both facilities were officially opened to the ...

Woolley Home Solutions Offering Fall Special: $89 Gas Tune-Up

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Winter is coming and now is the time to get a tune-up to make sure your heating system is in good working order, says Norm Woolley of Woolley Home Solutions.

"Fall maintenance preps your equipment for an efficient and problem-free heating season," explained Woolley, adding that other benefits of annual tune-ups include being able to burn fuel more efficiently, which ...


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NJAWBO Annual Holiday Dinner & Expo for Women Business Owners November 29 at The Bethwood in Totowa

November 13, 2018

The New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners (NJAWBO) Annual Statewide Holiday Dinner and Expo will take place on November 29 at The Bethwood, 38 Lackawanna Ave, Totowa, New Jersey 07512, from 5:30 to 8:00pm.This festive holiday networking event provides an opportunity for women business owners (and those who would like to do business with them) to celebrate the season; network with ...