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Elite Property Holds Grand Opening for Fourth Apartment Building in Maplewood   

September 14, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The grand opening and ribbon cutting for the new apartment building at 1701 Springfield Ave. was held on Saturday, Sept. 12. The 30-unit apartment building is located directly across the street from the Hilton branch of the Maplewood Library.

Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca thanked the developers “for building this great addition to the Springfield Avenue area ...

Stony's in South Orange to Become Miti Miti

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Stony's Restaurant has new owners, and will soon become Miti Miti, according to an update from Bob Zuckerman of the South Orange Village Alliance.

Stony's, which has been in operation for almost 10 years under the ownership of Laura and Stony Johnson, was recently sold to South Orange's George Constantinou and Farid Ali, who already own and ...

Smokehouse BBQ Opens in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ -  Smokehouse BBQ, owned by Maplewood resident Trevon Woolford, has opened at 1546 Springfield Avenue, at the intersection with Boyden Street, at the former site of T-OP Ice Cream and Fried Chicken.

Smokehouse BBQ features smoked meats: brisket, pork, and chicken, as well as side dishes which include a variety of seasoned fries and homemade mac ‘n cheese.

Slurp. Sip. Repeat. Ani Ramen to Open in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Ani Ramen will open in Maplewood in 2019, stated a Facebook update from Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca on Friday. Ani Ramen currently has locations in Montclair (the original location, which opened in 2014) and Jersey City (2017), and plans to open a third location on Springfield Avenue in Summit this fall. 

DeLuca's full Facebook post is below:

Ani Ramen is coming to ...

Saint Barnabas Achieves Highest National Honor for Nursing Excellence

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) in Livingston achieved Magnet recognition this month as a reflection of its nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care.

According to SBMC, the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program distinguishes organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursing excellence. With this ...

K Kakes Cakery in South Orange Has Officially Closed

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - K Kakes Cakery, which has been closed since July, has closed its doors permanently, stated Bob Zuckerman, Executive Director of the South Orange Village Center Alliance.

While Zuckerman said he has not be in contact with the owners, and did not have information about why the bakery had closed, he did confirm by email, "kitchen equipment from K Kakes was being moved ...

Essex County Cuts Ties With Wells Fargo Over Foreclosure Practices

NEWARK, NJ - Essex County will no longer hold money in Wells Fargo accounts after clergy from Newark raised concerns about the bank’s aggressive foreclosure practices.

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. gave a directive to transfer accounts to other banks in June, and announced today that all accounts would be withdrawn from Wells Fargo. The county had about $3.8 million in ...

Local South Orange Retailer Joins the Fight Against Plastic Straws

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Sadie's, the women's and men's clothing store located at 65 Valley St. in South Orange, is joining the "no plastic straw" movement and giving out a free reusable metal straw with each purchase over $50 while supplies last.


August also brings several Back to School sales, including $10 off with a purchase of 3 ...

South Orange Village President Says Hub Realty Project Would Spur Investment and Local Business

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ —  This Monday, South Orange Village President Sheena Collum encouraged the Board of Trustees to advance Hub Realty’s South Orange and Vose project. The development set for the former Blockbuster site would include 99 market rate units and 11 affordable housing units, Collum said, which aligns with the avenue’s current scale and density. After three ...

Noodlefan and K Kakes Cakery in South Orange Currently Closed

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Two eateries in South Orange, Noodlefan and K Kakes Cakery, have been closed recently, and there is not much information about when, or if, they will re-open.

Noodlefan, located at 14 Academy St., has been closed for about a month, with a sign on the door indicating they plan to re-open. The sign reads "to our valued customers temporarily closed for staffs ...


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South Orange Chamber of Commerce to Hold Networking Event on Oct. 4

September 18, 2018

The South Orange Chamber of Commerce invites all to their Networking Event Meet and Greet on Oct. 4, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The event will be held at 1 South Restaurant, located at 1 South Orange Ave. in South Orange.

Cost is $10 for members and $20 for non-members.

RSVP to 973-204-5639