Bite in Maplewood Announces Closing on Website

January 5, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Bite, an eatery located on Valley Street near Columbia High School, has closed, according to an update on their website that states, '"Bite is closed for business." 

The website message also states, "We would like to thank you all for a wonderful year. It has been fun and rewarding to serve you. Love to you all, and a happy and healthy 2018 and ...

Woolley Home Solutions Shares 5 Ways to Avoid Frozen Pipes

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The recent cold weather has caused pipes to freeze in many homes in South Orange and Maplewood.

Norm Woolley of Woolley Home Solutions has the following five tips to avoid having pipes freeze:

1. Keep the Heat On - Keep your thermostats set at the same temperature both day and night in all areas of the house. If you normally turn back the thermostats at night, discontinue ...

Top Stories of 2017 in South Orange and Maplewood

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Here are the SOMA stories that generated the largest number of readers and the most discussion in 2017:


South Orange Middle School Students Walkout of School in Protest of Inauguration

Hundreds From SOMA are on the Road to the Women's March on Washington

Triple Homicide Under Investigation in Maplewood


Two Charged in ...

Reach Your 2018 Fitness Goals with Pinnacle Pilates

“In 10 sessions you’ll feel the difference, in 20 sessions you’ll see the difference, and in 30 sessions you’ll have a new body." - Joseph Pilates

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Is your New Year's resolution to exercise more? Be more healthy? Or to try to end chronic aches and pains? Or maybe your goal in the new year is to try something new? Whatever the reason, a perfect ...

Saint Barnabas Medical Center Disappointed as Nurses Reject Contract

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Nurses at Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) being represented by Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1091 recently rejected a contract at the hospital over what they consider to be “severe staffing issues.”

CWA Local 1091, which has been bargaining for its members since September, is set to return to the bargaining table tomorrow, Dec.

Christmas Day: What's Open in Maplewood and South Orange {Updated}

MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Wondering where to go for a meal, a bottle of wine, or batteries for that new Christmas gift? While many stores and restaurants are closed on Christmas Day -- Monday, December 25 -- here are some places that are open for business in and around Maplewood and South Orange:


Bagel Chateau (180 Maplewood Ave.) open 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.; (973) ...

Holiday Shopping at St. James's Gate in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Sure, you think of St. James's Gate when you want a pint or a delicious meal by the cozy fireplace.

But did you know you can also do your holiday shopping at St. James's Gate? In addition to having gift certificates, which are the perfect gift for just about anyone on your holiday list, St. James's also has limited edition baseball hats on sale this year.

Just ...

New South Orange Store Sadie's Hosted Holiday Pop Up Shop on Sunday, Dec. 10

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Sadie's, a new store in South Orange located at 65 Valley Street, hosted a holiday pop-up shop on Sunday, Dec. 19. Visitors to the pop-up shop enjoyed live music, shopping items from a variety of visiting artisans and vendors, and light refreshments.

Some of the unique items for sale included hand made African goods, super soft kids toys, and wooden toys being ...

South Orange Village President Raises the Idea of Recreational Pot Shop In Town; Maplewood Mayor 'Open' To Discussion

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - If and when recreational marijuana is legalized in New Jersey, could Maplewood and South Orange become home to one of the legal pot shops?

South Orange Village President Sheena Collum stated that she was contacted by a “retail distributor,” and asked residents in a Facebook post Sunday what they would think of such a ...

Altopiano Restaurant to Open in Maplewood in Former Highland Place Space

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - This spring, Altopiano restaurant plans to open at 5 Highland Place, with the lease on the space officially signed on Monday, Novemeber 27. The space was formerly the Highland Place restaurant, and has been empty for several years.

Humberto Campos, who owns Restaurant Lorena's in Maplewood, is working with the property owner, Max Kian, to totally renovate the ...

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HOMECorp Seeks New Executive Director

January 13, 2018

Montclair-based non-profit, HOMECorp, announced Thursday that it is has launched a search for a new Executive Director. 

After 30-years serving the community, the organization has grown exponentially and is looking for an experienced leader who shares a passion for their mission of preserving economic diversity and community revitalization through the creation of affordable ...