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New Year New You

Take on 2018 with a new look! Stop by Sadie's and try on a sweater whose company will take a pound of trash out of the ocean with every purchase. Maybe accompany that sweater with a bracelet that helps feed children. It is a new year, get a new philanthropic look to help your resolutions go from being a goal to being an achievement.

Horoscope: As Capricorn enters your ozone, listen ...

School Freeze Is Not New, And Not Acceptable

Another cold snap and apparently another string of cold classrooms.

Last week, many classes at Columbia High School -- and other schools -- saw frigid temperatures when the cold outside dropped to single digits on several days.

The snow helped a bit by closing schools last Thursday and Friday, although the Friday closing was originally a delayed opening and later switched ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast Medical Minute – Winter Weather Edition

On this episode of AtlantiCast Medical Minute, learn how to take the fight to Old Man Winter, while staying safe! Learn some winter health tips with Anthony Brutico, MD, Medical Director of the Emergency Department at Newton Medical Center.

 

South Orange Police Blotter - Two Arrests Reported

January 13, 2018

South Orange Police Blotter as of January 13

Adult Arrest CDS - Benjamin Orgera, an 18 year old South Orange resident was arrested on Sunday, Jan. 7, at approximately 10:20 p.m. for possession of CDS (marijuana). Officers stopped an auto for a motor vehicle violation near the intersection of Ridgewood Rd & Redmond Rd. During the traffic stop, officers determined that the driver ...

South Orange Police Blotter - Two Auto Thefts Reported

South Orange Police Blotter as of January 8

Auto Theft - A West End Rd resident reported that sometime between 12:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 28, actor(s) unknown stole his vehicle (2013 Honda), which was parked in his driveway at the time.

Auto Theft - A Montclair resident and South Orange business owner reported that on Tuesday, Jan. 2, at approximately 6:20 ...

Harlem Wizards Play Maplewood Teachers and Town Officials at 'Family Night' on Jan. 29

January 14, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Recreation Department is hosting a night of trick hoops and alley oops on Monday, Jan. 29, at Maplewood Middle School.

Two members of the Harlem Wizards will be playing with Maplewood teachers and other town officials at Maplewood “Family Night,"according to an email from Maplewood Recreation.

You may go ...

The Community Coalition on Race Presents its 17th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Observance on Monday, Jan. 15

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Community Coalition on Race (CCR) is holding its 17th annual observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with a full day of free events open to all.

Here are scheduled events for Monday, Jan. 15:

Interfaith Observance at 2 p.m. at the Columbia High School auditorium (17 Parker Ave., Maplewood) Hundreds of SOMA residents and ...

Upcoming Events

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Tue, January 16, 9:00 AM

Maplewood

Senior Citizen Trip to Sands Casino

Wed, January 17, 12:00 PM

Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, South Orange

The Purposes and Rhythms of Jewish Living

Education Religions And Spirituality

Wed, January 17, 2:00 PM

Millburn Free Public Library, Millburn

Beginning Mindfulness Meditation Series at ...

Health & Wellness

Wed, January 17, 6:30 PM

Caldwell Public Library, Caldwell

Essex Photo Club Exhibit and Lecture at Caldwell ...

Arts & Entertainment

Christie Signs Bipartisan Bill to Draw Amazon’s HQ2 to Newark

January 12, 2018

NEWARK, NJ – Governor Chris Christie signed bipartisan legislation Thursday authorizing billions of dollars in state tax incentives to draw Amazon’s second headquarters to Newark.

Amazon's move to Newark could bring up to 50,000 new jobs to the region.

The city was selected by Christie in October as the state’s endorsed ...

Millburn Police Announce Arrest in November Carjacking

MILLBURN, NJ - Ahmed Anthony, 29, of Newark was arrested on charges stemming from a carjacking in Millburn on November 27, according to a statement from the Millburn Police Department on Thursday, Jan. 11.

Anthony is facing charges ranging from first degree carjacking and first degree kidnapping to second degree unlawful possession of a weapon, stated the release from Millburn ...

Two People Injured in Ceiling Collapse at Galloping Hill Caterers in Union

January 14, 2018

UNION, NJ - Two people were injured after the ceiling collapsed at the Galloping Hill Caterers at 5-Points on Saturday night. 

Union Fire Dept. was dispatched to the scene at approximately 11:30 p.m. On arrival, firemen discovered a 10 x 20 foot suspended ceiling had collapsed.

Fire personnel removed two people from the building. They were treated for basic injuries and transported by ...

Sam's Club Abruptly Closes and Locks Out Employees at NJ Location

LINDEN, NJ - The Union County Freeholder Board through its social service and re-employment agencies is offering assistance to any Union County resident who was laid off by Sam’s Club Store closings. 

Sam’s Club maintained a store in Linden, which abruptly closed on Thursday, Jan. 11,  laying off as many as an estimated 200 full-time and part-time employees. Signs posted ...

Morristown's Washington's Headquarters Museum Will Not Charge Entrance Fee in 2018

January 2, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Beginning January 1, 2018, Morristown National Historical Park will no longer charge an entrance fee to visit the park’s Washington’s Headquarters Museum. The park determined that it is in the best interest of both Morristown National Historical Park and the public to eliminate the entrance charge at the museum (which also includes a guided tour of the ...

Livingston Symphony Family Concert: The Composer's Toolbox on Jan. 21

January 15, 2018

Visit “The Composer’s Toolbox,” this year’s Livingston Symphony Orchestra Family Concert on Sunday, Jan. 21, at 2 p.m. at the Livingston High School Auditorium, 30 Robert Harp Drive, Livingston NJ.

Known for his easy rapport with audience members of all ages and joy in sharing the stories behind the music, Maestro Anthony LaGruth will lead the Livingston ...

Brain Cancer Study Opens at Overlook Medical Center - One of Four Sites in Country

Kurt Jaeckle, MD, co-director of the Gerald J. Glasser Brain Tumor Center at Overlook Medical Center, and medical director of the Atlantic Center for Research, is leading a phase III study of novel drug VAL-083, which has already shown promise in Glioblastoma and other cancers.  The study is for patients whose glioblastoma multiforme or gliosarcoma has progressed during or after treatment ...

HOMECorp Seeks New Executive Director

Montclair-based non-profit, HOMECorp, announced Thursday that it is has launched a search for a new Executive Director. 

After 30-years serving the community, the organization has grown exponentially and is looking for an experienced leader who shares a passion for their mission of preserving economic diversity and community revitalization through the creation of affordable ...