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Artistry Salon by Ampy Celebrates Grand Opening in South Orange

July 21, 2017

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ -  The official opening of Artistry Salon by Ampy was held last week, with the ribbon cutting ceremony held indoors due to inclement weather.

Surrounded by family, clients, well-wishers, and members of the South Orange Village government, South Orange Village Center Alliance (SOVCA), and the Academy Heights Neighborhood Association, everyone gathered behind ...

Maplewood Village Alliance and Springfield Avenue Partnership Announce 'Enter to Win' Promotion

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Village Alliance (MVA) and the Springfield Avenue Partnership (SAP) recently launched an "Enter-to-Win" promotion, featuring monthly prize drawings for those joining the MVA and SAP mailing lists.

According to promotion organizers, "each month a lucky winner is drawn from new names and the winner receives a valuable gift certificate generously ...

A Visit with Cosmo Mellusi of Cardinal Lawn and Garden Center in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - This charming local Garden Center has been run by Cosmo Mellusi, his brother and sister since 1971. Prior to that, the Cardinal family ran a garden center beginning in 1950.

The Cardinal family chicken farm was on this site long before any houses were built in the area. Cosmo says his business has been built by word of mouth with many customers coming from surrounding towns ...

Grand Opening of Par 440 Restaurant & Lounge Celebrated at East Orange Golf Course in Short Hills

EAST ORANGE, NJ - The fruition of East Orange Mayor Lester Taylor’s multi-year vision of making the East Orange Golf Course at Short Hills playable, popular, and profitable came into full view last Friday night with a grand opening celebration at the newly opened, Par 440 Restaurant & Lounge.

Taylor thanked Mario LaVecchia, who also owns Above Restaurant & Bar in South Orange, ...

Levine, Jacobs & Company Accounting Firm Uses Tax Season For The Greater Good

Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC Helps Two Local Food Pantries

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Like many public accounting firms, the busiest time of the year for Levine, Jacobs & Company, L.L.C is tax season. This year, the company decided to use its busy season to give back to the community by asking clients to bring in one item of non-perishable food when they came in ...

Westfield Rialto Theater and Cranford Theatre Purchased by New Vision Theatres

WESTFIELD, NJ – Movie lovers can expect to see some upgrades to the Westfield Rialto Theater and Cranford Theatre after their recent acquisition by New Vision Theatres, a corporation that purchases and maintains community movie theaters throughout the country.

Both movie theaters were owned by Carmike Cinemas. In 2016, AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. purchased Carmike ...

TAPinto SOMA Acquires Maplewoodian.com; Joe Strupp to Write Exclusive Monthly Column

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -  South Orange resident Fred Smith, Owner/Publisher of TAPinto SOMA, and Maplewood resident Anna Sandler, Editor of TAPinto SOMA, are pleased to announce the acquisition of Maplewoodian.com, formerly owned by Maplewood journalist Joe Strupp. 

"Maplewoodian.com has served the Maplewood Community for the past 8 years and when owner Joe Strupp ...

Springfield Avenue Partnership Launches Clean and Safe Committee

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Springfield Avenue Partnership (SAP) has announced the launch of the Clean and Safe Committee, which will "work to identify areas of opportunity to beautify Springfield Avenue and improve its attractiveness to visitors, shoppers, diners, and business owners," according to an email from Julie Doran, SAP's District Manager.

Ivey Prusinowski, a local Maplewood ...

Plans for Old Hawk's Tavern Site Approved by Union Board of Adjustment

UNION, NJ – The plans for developing the old Hawk’s Tavern site on Springfield Road in Vauxhall was approved by the Board of Adjustment Tuesday night.

Located at the corner of Springfield Road and Crestview Avenue, the proposed mixed-use development includes a Spanish-themed restaurant on the ground floor and three apartments on the second. The restaurant plan has seating ...

South Orange Village President and Maplewood Mayor Object to NJ Transit Service Reduction Planned for this Summer

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - South Orange Village President Sheena Collum and Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca have sent an open letter to Governor Chris Christie; Richard T. Hammer, Transportation Commissioner and NJ Transit Board Chair; and Steven H. Santoro, NJ Transit Executive Director in response to NJ Transit's announcement on Monday that Midtown Direct trains (Morris and Essex ...

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Atlantic Health System Named a Best Workplace in New York Region

July 20, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Atlantic Health System, a leading provider of health care in New Jersey, announced it was named to the Great Place to Work® and Fortune’s inaugural list of Best Workplaces in New York.

Atlantic Health System ranked 6th on the list, and was the only New Jersey-based health care system to be highlighted in the New York Metropolitan region.

The new recognition ...