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New Jersey Rates Near The Bottom of 2019’s Best States to Retire: WalletHub

January 21, 2019

NEW JERSEY, NJ -- With almost 25 percent of all American adults having no retirement savings or pension, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on “Best States to Retire” list for 2019. To the surprise of few people, New Jersey ranked among the most worst, landing at No. 46 among the 50 states of the U.S.

WalletHub compared every state across 46 key metrics. The ...

Noodlefan Restaurant in South Orange Has Closed Permanently

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The South Orange location of the Thai and Asian cuisine restaurant Noodlefan has closed permanently, according to an update from Bob Zuckerman of the South Orange Village Center Alliance.

Noodlefan South Orange had been perviously closed in the summer of 2018, but had re-opened in the fall.

Noodlefan, which opened at 14 Academy St. in South Orange in ...

Winning Jersey Cash 5 Ticket Sold at Triangle Liquors in Union

UNION, NJ – One lucky New Jersey Lottery ticket was sold at Triangle Liquors on Burnet Avenue recently, netting the winner $260,597.

The unnamed winner matched all five numbers drawn, winning the $260,597 Jersey Cash 5 jackpot from the Saturday, Jan. 5 drawing. The winning numbers were:  07, 12, 18, 23 and 31 and the XTRA number was: 03.

“We are thrilled that the ...

Livingston CPA Discusses Rush to Divorce Following Change in Tax Law

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Michael H. Karu, CPA/CFF, a member of the Livingston-based accounting firm Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC, was recently featured on “CBS News” during a segment about the recent change in the alimony tax law.

Under the new federal law as of Jan. 1, alimony is no longer tax-deductible and the tax burden shifts ...

1 South Restaurant in South Orange Announces It's Closed

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - As 2018 drew to an end, 1 South Restaurant (located at 1 South Orange Ave.) announced it was closed.

On Dec. 31, 1 South posted on their Facebook page that the restaurant was not open and that there would not be a New Year's Eve event as planned.

An update to the 1 South Facebook page on Jan. 1 read, "Thank You to our Patrons, Staff, and Management! 1 South will ...

Maplewood Township Committee Member Nancy Adams Says She Will Continue to Be an 'Outspoken' and 'Independent Voice'

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Maplewood Township Committee member Nancy Adams was sworn-in for a second three-year-term at the annual reorganization meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 1.

In her speech to the community, Adams said she would "continue to be outspoken and dedicated to thoughtful deliberations and decisions that are based on facts and experience and make sure we don’t jump into anything ...

Ring in the New Year: BuyRite Liquors Open New Year's Eve and New Year's Day

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - BuyRite Liquors, located at 400 Valley St., is open every day including on New Year's Eve, Dec. 31, and New Year's Day, Jan. 1. BuyRite's hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays.

BuyRite has a selection of wines from around the world, a huge variety of spirits as well as rare spirits like Black Maple Hill ...

BuyRite Liquors of South Orange Open Every Day During the Holiday Season

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - BuyRite Liquors, located at 400 Valley St., is open every day over the holidays, including Christmas and New Year's Day. Hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays.

BuyRite is stocked with wines from around the world, a vast variety of spirits, traditional and craft beers, as well as rare spirits like Black Maple Hill ...

What's Open on Christmas Day in Maplewood and South Orange

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


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

Maplewood Wine & Liquor (3 ...

The Ribbon is Cut Welcoming Hearth Realty to Downtown South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The members of Hearth Realty Group, together with Josh Jacobs, Broker of Record & Founder, were officially welcomed to South Orange with a ribbon cutting ceremony in their new offices at 14 South Orange Ave.

Bob Zuckerman, Executive Director of the South Orange Village Center Alliance, and South Orange Village President Sheena Collum, both welcomed Hearth Realty to ...


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10 Unique and Local Valentines Day Gifts at Kitchen a la Mode

January 15, 2019

Is your love sick of the same roses and candy for Valentine’s Day? Kitchen a la Mode wants to help you spice up your gift this year. Here are 10 unique ideas that are sure to get your valentine sweet on you.

1) Cut open your love with a new Chef's Knife. Beautiful design paired with functionality is the recipe for the perfect gift.

2) What’s more romantic then making ...