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Maplewood Greenlights  3 Cannabis Applications 

May 19, 2022

MAPLEWOOD, NJ – Three new applications to operate cannabis businesses in Maplewood were approved by the Maplewood Township Committee.

 OGeez! Brands, Noire Dispensary and Docanna may now seek licensing approval from the state.

An application from Bespoke Cannabis, owner of Turning Leaf Centers, LLC of Northhampton, Massachusetts, was denied due to lack of parking and potential to ...

‘Lights. Camera. Action!’ $125M Film, TV Complex Proposed in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Plans are in place to transform the former Seth Boyden Court Housing Complex into a state-of-the-art film and television facility, a project officials are dubbing an “anchor” piece of a larger effort to revitalize the Dayton Street neighborhood in Newark’s South Ward.

Newark officials were joined Tuesday by Gov. Phil Murphy, New Jersey Performing Arts ...

SOMA Micro-Businesses Can Benefit from New State Financing Program

TRENTON, NJ – In celebration of National Small Business Week, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) has announced plans to open applications for its Micro Business Loan next month, which will make additional funding resources available through the Authority’s Main Street Recovery Program.

The NJEDA has already issued nearly $5.5 million ...

Maplewood Sits On Liquor License for Maplewood Cinemas

MAPLEWOOD, NJ – The owners of the former Maplewood Movie Theater failed this week to secure a liquor license from the municipality as members of the Maplewood Township Committee - acting as the local alcoholic beverage control (ABC) board - failed to approve or deny the application.

The inaction was due to members failure to make a motion to approve, prompting a complaint by the ...

Development of Forty-two Unit 8 Second St. Building Receives Final Approval

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – A special meeting of the South Orange Planning Board will take place June 15 at which the public will be able to comment about the tree replacement plan for the “206 Ampere Parkway” housing development.

The board this week determined that the application from the developer was complete and then scheduled the June 15 meeting to hear expert testimony and ...

SOMA Chamber of Commerce Networing Event

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Thursday evening, April 28th the SOMA Chamber of Commerce held a networking event in the Loft at SOPAC. There was no agenda for the event other than to give members and guests an opportunity to meet with friends and to make new connections. both South Orange Village President Sheena Collum and Maplewood Mayor Dean Dafis also were present before they had to leave for other ...

Two Meetings Scheduled for Local Businesses to Learn How to Do Business with The Township of Maplewood

The Township of Maplewood wants to spend more of its dollars with locally owned businesses. On Thursday, May 5th, Maplewood will sponsor two sessions of Doing Business with the Township, in-person at 9:00am in Town Hall, 574 Valley Street and virtually at 6:30pm on ZOOM, ID: 844 2592 4706, Passcode: 46092, Phone: 1-929-205-6099. Mayor Dafis and the Township Committee ...

Opening Day for Recreational Weed Sales Goes Smoothly in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ – People taking advantage of New Jersey’s first day for the legal sale of recreational cannabis got up early on Thursday; they were waiting in line at 6:45 a.m. outside the TerreAscend Apothecarium cannabis shop on Springfield Avenue.

The Maplewood shop is one of 13 statewide that have been selling medicinal cannabis but are now also approved to sell marijuana ...

WONDER and South Orange Planning and Economic Development Committee Meet

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - There have been many comments both pro and con the operations of WONDER Trucks appearing on SOMA Lounge basically having started on Monday, April 18th. Due to these comments, South Orange Trustee Bob Zuckerman invited Stephanie Brown and the Community to attend the monthly meeting of the Planning and Economic Development Committee. Zuckerman also invited Stephanie Brown, and ...

Maplewood Township Committee Revisits TerrAscend's Application to Sell Recreational Use Cannabis

MAPLEWOOD, NJ – Kimberley Mui Owies the Senior Director of Brand and Channel Marketing for TerrAscend attended Tuesday night’s meeting to discuss the four conditions set by the township, before approval consideration.

“Per April 5th’s township meeting we have remediated the four contingencies requested by the committee,” expressed Owies. She continued by ...


Montclair, NJ-Based Business Brokerage Announces Latest Sale Of A Marine Supply Ecommerce Business

March 22, 2022

For some, a business may just be a way to make a living, a means to an end.

But for others, a business is more than a profit margin. It is a legacy. It is history. It is an icon of the community.

When those businesses are lost, it can be felt in a community for decades.

And so, a Montclair, New Jersey business brokerage firm is actively working to help those business owners ready to pass ...

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NJ Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Supports RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ – The Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey ("SHCCNJ") threw its support behind the proposed transaction between RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and St. Peter's HealthCare System, which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) in New Brunswick. 

In a letter to the Federal Trade ...

African American Chamber of Commerce Supports RWJBH Transaction with St. Peters

New Brunswick, NJ – Access to quality medical care in New Jersey is vital to underserved populations. That's why the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (“AACCNJ”) announced its support for the proposed transaction between RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System in New Brunswick, which will lead to the creation of New ...

RWJBarnabas Health, Saint Peter’s Healthcare System Vision to Create NJ’s First Premier Academic Medical Center Gets State Approval

New Brunswick, NJ – RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System (“Saint Peter’s”) announced that the State of New Jersey has approved their transaction to create New Jersey’s first premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) located in New Brunswick.

“This is a tremendous milestone in a years-long ...

The facts are clear about prostate cancer – and what you can do about it

Prostate cancer is dangerous – right? The disease remains the number one solid organ cancer diagnosis among men in the United States, with more than 248,000 newly diagnosed cases each year. Yet while there can be great differences in how prostate cancer affects each patient, there’s little debate that it is important to monitor for the disease.

Urologist Naeem Rahman, MD, part of ...

‘Calendar Girls’ Captivates at Chatham Playhouse

CHATHAM, NJ — This delightful play, set in Yorkshire, England, lends a risque air to the Women’s Institutes at a local church parish.

The play and film were based on a true story of middle-aged women who were seeking a fundraising idea for Leukemia Research.

They’re desperate to find a way to support their charities and somehow come up with the idea of ...

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Fri, May 20, 7:00 AM

Paper Mill Playhouse and Paper Mill Studios, Millburn

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Deborah Engel: A Thoughtful Leader Who Gets Things Done

May 18, 2022

I’m writing in support of Deborah Engel, my former employer and now business partner and dear friend, for Maplewood Town Council. I worked for Deborah for a year at Work and Play, the coworking space with onsite childcare that she founded (one of the first of its kind in the world), and together we founded General Store Cooperative, a co-retail and incubator space in Maplewood.  ...

Newark Resident, Former School Board Member Will Lead Essex County LGBTQ Affairs Office

May 15, 2022

NEWARK, NJ — A newly established Essex County Office of LGBTQ Affairs was announced Friday that will be led by Reginald Bledsoe, a Newark resident and former Newark Public Schools Board of Education member.

Bledsoe, who was appointed as the office's first director, will help support the LGBTQ community in Essex County and provide a platform to address issues, ...

Current Owners Find Pastor’s Remains in Church Basement After 186 Years 

St. Mark's Episcopal Church in West Orange opened in 1828 and remained as an active congregation until it closed in 2004. After the church closed it saw only occasional use as a rental property for small fellowships. Over the years however financial resources were lacking to maintain the church, and it fell into a state of further disrepair and neglect. By spring 2015 diocesan trustees had ...

New Jersey Warns of Price Gouging During Nationwide Baby Formula Shortage

May 19, 2022

NEWARK, NJ —New Jersey's Acting Attorney General and the Division of Community Affairs (DCA) are warning customers and merchants statewide about price gouging and any fraud dealing with the sale of baby formula in New Jersey.

“The current baby formula shortage may have scammers and unscrupulous vendors coming out of the woodwork to take advantage of parents at a vulnerable ...

Summit F.D.: One Reported Fatality in Route 24 Crash That Involved Tractor Trailer, Five Vehicles

SUMMIT, NJ - One person has died, and another victim was flown by Medevac helicopter to an area trauma center after a mid-afternoon crash on Eastbound Route 24 near Milemarker 9, according to the City of Summit Fire Department (SFD).

The SFD, at approximately 2 p.m. today, responded to a report of a multiple vehicle accident on Route 24 East near Milemarker 9.

JESPY Partners with Paper Mill Playhouse for Performance Showcasing JESPY Clients

May 19, 2022

SOUTH ORANGE – With the musical talents of JESPY clients in the spotlight, JESPY has partnered with Millburn’s Paper Mill Playhouse to present a showcase of Broadway songs to be performed by the clients on June 18 at 4pm.

The performance, which is open to the public, is tentatively titled A New Beginning. Set to take place at JESPY, the play will feature client talents, alternating ...

Studies of the Future: Clinical Trials for Breast Cancer at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center

Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center, in Livingston, has been at the forefront of the treatment of breast cancer for decades. One way the hospital maintains its reputation as one of the best in the tri-state area is by participating in clinical trials, which are research studies that help determine if a new drug would be effective in treating a specific condition. In partnership with Rutgers ...

Come Enjoy St. Rose of Lima Academy's Summer Camp Program! 

I cannot believe it is that time of year again! Welcome to St. Rose Lima Academy's (SRLA) ...