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Mayfest Street Fair Blossoms Once Again In Maplewood 

May 17, 2022

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Llamas, dancers, cellists and face painters on Sunday made camp along Springfield Avenue for the annual MayFest Street Fair.

The festival was cancelled last year due to COVID-19. 

On Sunday, camera-shy sisters Meredith and Maureen Whelan, residents of the Hilton section of Maplewood for nearly eight decades, were at the fair to encourage new residents to join the Hilton ...

Maplewood Democrats will Choose Next Month their Nominee for a Seat on the Maplewood Township Committee.

Meet the Candidates

                     Deborah Engel                Kurt Kiley                                             

MAPLEWOOD, NJ – Maplewood Democrats will choose ...

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 ...

Family Connections to Honor Frank McGehee and Valley National Ban

East Orange, NJ - On May 10, 2022 Family Connections will honor former Maplewood

Mayor, Frank McGehee with the Roger Manshel Lifetime Achievement Award and

Valley National Bank with the Champion of the People Award.


The Roger Manshel Lifetime Achievement Award honors individuals who exceed

expectations in support of Family Connections and their community. Frank McGehee ...

Essex County Prosecutor’s Office to hold Community Day

Newark, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II, announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office will hold a Community Day tomorrow, Thursday, April 28, at Lincoln Park in Newark to spread the word about Operation Helping Hand. Operation Helping Hand is a diversion program that connects individuals suffering from opioid and other forms of addiction ...

Memorial Service Announcement for Beloved East Orange Mayor Robert L. Bowser

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Memorial Services for former East Orange Mayor Robert Bowser have been set for May 7th at 11 am, at Cicely L. Tyson School of Performing Arts located at 35 Winans Street, East Orange, New Jersey 07017. The public is invited to the memorial services, however, due to limited seating capacity, registration is required. To register, please visit ...

JESPY Clients Presented Proceeds from Sale of Knitted Flag Pins to Ukrainian Orthodox Church

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - For several weeks, 5 clients of JESPY HOUSE have been busy knitting and crocheting Ukrainian Flag Pins. The flags are available for purchase from Rocket Ship Print Shop here in South Orange, the General Store Cooperative in Maplewood and directly from JESPY for $5.00. Sales have been made to a number of local supporters of JESPY.

 Tuesday afternoon, April 19th, Jespy ...

South Orange Community Discussion on Public Uses for 133 Fairview Avenue (former Fr. Vincent Monella Italian Center)South Orange Community Discussion on Public Uses for 133 Fairview Avenue (former Fr. Vincent Monella Italian Center)

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – On Wednesday, April 20, 2022, South Orange Village will hold a community discussion on the possible public uses for the newly gifted building and grounds at 133 Fairview Avenue. All members of the public are encouraged to attend.

South Orange resident and architect, Alexander Elias, will present a brief overview of the building, its footprint and an assessment of ...

South Orange Rescue Squad 70th Anniversary Gala

SOUTH ORAGE, NJ – The South Orange Rescue Squad is holding it 79th Anniversary Gala in May. The event is scheduled to be held at the Maplewood Country Club, 28 Baker Street at 6pm and includes and Open Bar, Entertainment, and Dinner. Additionally, there will be a silent auction featuring items from local merchants and foreign vacation holidays.

The Honoree is past President and Squad ...

Jay Binder, South Orange Native, Casting Director Died

New York, NY - Legendary Broadway casting director, Jay Binder, passed away Friday, April 15, 2022 at the age of 71. Binder died peacefully at home.

Over the course of his four decade career, Jay Binder cast nearly 100 Broadway productions, including the Tony Award-winning productions of The Lion King, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder, Dames At Sea, Nice Work If You Can Get It, ...


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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 ...

Upcoming Events


Fri, May 20, 7:00 AM

Paper Mill Playhouse and Paper Mill Studios, Millburn

Registration Open for Summer Musical Theater ...

Arts & Entertainment Education


Fri, May 20, 8:30 AM

South Orange

Memorial Day- Municipal Offices Closed



Fri, May 20, 7:00 PM

SOPAC, South Orange

ZOSO-The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience

Arts & Entertainment


Sat, May 21, 8:00 AM

South Orange

Container Day- Bulk Item Disposal


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) ...