K Kakes in South Orange is Officially Open

March 18, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - K Kakes, located on the Valley side of the 3rd and Valley apartment building is officially open, according to the Village Vibe email from the South Orange Village Center Alliance.

K Kakes, which is run by local residents Danya and Michael Mowatt, is a new café and bakery with Jamaican influences with items offered including Jamaican patties, jerk chicken, ...

New BCB Bank Location in Maplewood Hosts Chamber of Commerce Event

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - BCB Bank hosted the monthly Maplewood Chamber of Commerce event on Feb. 28, at its new branch on Maplewood Avenue.

After time for members to network and enjoy food and drink, Chamber President Rick Gilman called the meeting to order and asked all to introduce themselves and tell about what their business does. 

Following this, Gilman ...

K Kakes Catery Now Open in South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - K Kakes Cakery, a new Jamaican inspired cafe and bakery, is now open at 165 Valley Street, inside of the Third & Valley apartment building.

K Kakes, in addition to a wide assortment of cupcakes, has everything from baked goods like muffins and cinnamon rolls to Jamaician-style patties, soups and salads. K Kakes also serves Blue Mountain coffee and ...

Updated: SOMA Snow Storm Causes Power Outages, Delayed Openings and Closures on Thursday, March 8

Updated at 9 a.m. on Thursday, March 8

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The snow storm, which downed trees, left many without power, and closed schools and much of SOMA on Wednesday, has also caused delays and closures on Thursday, March 8.

Here are the latest updates:

South Orange Maplewood School District:

South Orange Maplewood School District and all of its schools will be ...

Updates and Closures in SOMA Due to Snow Storm {Updated at 4 p.m.}

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The latest forecast from the National Weather Service calls for heavy snow with total accumulations of 12 to 18 inches, with a Winter Storm Warning in effect through 4 a..m. on Thursday.

The following stores, restaurants, businesses, and community services have announced that they will be closed, or are closing early, on Wednesday, March 7. 


Matt Peyton Photography Opens Studio on Springfield Avenue in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Despite the massive Nor’easter that wreaked havoc the day before, the community came out to enjoy Gigi's cupcakes and champagne and to celebrate the grand opening and official ribbon cutting for Matt Peyton’s new photo studio on Springfield Avenue.

The entire Maplewood Township Committee -- Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca, Deputy Mayor Frank McGehee, Nancy ...

President's Day in SOMA: Closures and Schedule Changes

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - President's Day is Monday, Feb. 19, and it's a day off for many, including local students.

Closures on President's Day

South Orange - Maplewood School District schools are closed on Monday (as well as on Friday, Feb. 16).
South Orange Public Library is closed.
Maplewood Memorial Library and Hilton Branch Library are ...

New Retail and Restaurants Coming to South Orange, and Recent Closings

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - At the last two Development Committee meetings, Bob Zuckerman, Executive Director of the South Orange Village Alliance (SOVCA), provided updates about restaurant and store openings and closings, as well as potential new tenants coming to South Orange.

Here is a list of what places are coming soon, just opened, or closed:

Buy Rite liquor store on Valley Street held ...

Preliminary Accreditation given to Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at On3

NUTLEY, NJ - Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine received preliminary accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). Accreditation is an essential requirement in the complex process of establishing a new medical school. 

Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine is creating a rigorous academic curriculum that combines ...

South Orange Village Center Alliance Holds Annual Meeting: Reviews 2017 and Looks Ahead to 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The South Orange Village Center Alliance (SOVCA) held its annual meeting on Wedneday night, which looked at 2017 accomplishments and plans for 2018.

Bob Zuckerman, SOVCA Executive Director, noted that all the downtown retail stores reported that they had an excellent holiday season. Zuckerman also shared that seven new businesses had opened in South Orange in 2017, and ...

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Lightbridge Academy in Millburn Hiring Assistant and Lead Teachers

March 13, 2018

If you are passionate about educating and nurturing young minds, you may fit right in with our family! Lightbridge Academy is currently hiring Assistant and Lead Teachers to join our team and grow with us!

If you would like to learn more about the positions offered, you can reach us at 973-218-1800.