Essex County News

Millburn Farmer's Market Brings Local Produce Straight to the Community

MILLBURN, NJ - The Millburn Farmer's Market is open for the season in the parking lot at the corner of Main and Essex Streets, carrying on a tradition 25 years in the making. From 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Tuesdays through October 31, farmers are bringing locally grown freshness direct to the community.

Alstede Farm, Ort Farm, and Great Road Organic Farm (formerly Harvest Moon) all will have seasonal fruits and vegetables weekly. South Town Farm is a newcomer to the Millburn Farmers Market and joins the market via Homegrown By Heroes (HBH). “The HBH label empowers farmer veterans by giving them a tool to highlight their agricultural efforts.” 

Matt Soldano from Ramsey is the owner of South Town Farm. He served in the Marines from 2002 to 2006 and was deployed to Iraq from 2004 to 2005. He started South Town Farms LLC in 2010 with the help of a grant from the Farmer Veteran Coalition. Soldano raises 800 laying hens, 4,000 broilers, 200 turkeys and 150 hogs. His product line includes three varieties of bacon, ten varieties of sausage, hot dogs, jerkies, poultry cuts, turkey parts and whole turkeys. 

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Beyond produce, the Millburn Farmer's Market also has an impressive vendor list. Doc Pickle, Gina’s Bakery, Gourmet Fruits and Nuts, Hoboken Farms, Hummus Boss, Paolos Kitchen and Nature Has Flavor are all bringing their unique flavors and treats to Millburn.

Visitors can even have their cooking utensils brought to top notch performance before cutting into the ripe produce. Neil’s Knife Sharpening will sharpen customer's knives while they wait.

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Maplewood Police Blotter: Two Robberies Reported

June 20, 2017

June 13 - Robbery; At approximately 3 a.m., two males got into an argument at the 7-11 on Irvington Ave.  One male then attempted to take the others keys before fleeing when the police where called. Officers checked the area, but where unable to locate the male. The victim was not injured.

June 13 - Attempted Burglary; Sometime over the previous two weeks the screen to a ...

Maplewood Police Blotter and Traffic Enforcement Summary

June 5 - Theft; A Lyft driver reported that after dropping off four males in the area of Tuscan Rd. and Boyden Ave., he discovered money missing from his wallet.

June 6 - Burglary; At approximately 12:15 p.m., a home on Coolidge Rd. had it’s alarm activated. When the homeowner returned home, they discovered damage to a door. It did not appear that anything was ...

XRootsFest Returns to South Orange on June 24 with a Day of Diverse Music, Culture, and Food

June 22, 2017

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – You don’t have to leave the neighborhood or book a flight to travel to four continents in one day. XrootsFest: A Day of Music, Culture and Food will feature music, dance and food from throughout the world this Saturday, June 24, on Flood’s Hill between noon and 5 p.m.

Presented by the South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race, XRootsFest ...

SouthNext and South Orange Village Center Alliance Launch 'Everybody Belongs Here' Photography Project

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - On Saturday, June 17, the storefront windows of the former Blockbuster store on South Orange Avenue were filled with photos, displaying portraits of the residents of South Orange. This photography project, "Everybody Belongs Here," is a co-production between the SouthNext Festival and the South Orange Village Center Alliance (SOVCA).

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Upcoming Events

Thu, June 22, 10:30 AM

Millburn Free Public Library, Millburn

Tai-Chi for Seniors Summer Class at Millburn ...

Health & Wellness

Thu, June 22, 7:00 PM

Millburn Free Public Library, Millburn

The Hudson Shakespeare Company presents Taming of ...

Arts & Entertainment

Fri, June 23, 5:30 PM

South Orange

Family Beer Garden Shabbat

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Sat, June 24, 10:00 AM

Baird Community Center, South Orange

Friends of The South Orange Public Library Giant ...

Education

South Orange Rescue Squad Fund Needs New Ambulance

June 14, 2017

Dear Friend and Neighbor,

This past weekend, our cadet members took home the gold at the 4th Annual Bayshore EMS Cadet/Youth Competition. Our youth members are a reflection of the volunteers and services of the South Orange Rescue Squad. Our mantra is Neighbors Helping Neighbors, and we're thrilled to celebrate their victory, because their success is our success!

We at the South Orange ...

Paper Mill Playhouse Receives $40,000 NEA Grant

June 22, 2017

MILLBURN, NJ - The Paper Mill Playhouse received a $40,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The funding supports the Paper Mill’s “Theatre For Everyone” project, a series of programs that serves the needs of children with autism and other social and cognitive disabilities.

“The arts reflect the vision, energy, and talent of America’s artists and ...

Springfield Man Charged In Microcap Stock Manipulation Scheme

NEWARK, NJ – Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick announced that the owner of a purported business consulting firm was arrested today for operating a $1.1 million scheme that artificially inflated the stock price of a publicly traded company he controlled.

According to the announcement, Springfield resident, James Farinella, 46, is charged with one count of securities fraud.  ...

Funeral Services for Belmar Drowning Victims Set for Friday

June 21, 2017

BELMAR, NJ — Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 23, for the two Belmar cousins who died as the result of last week’s drowning incident off the Belmar beach.

Emily Gonzalez Perez, 12, died on June 19 after spending four days on life support due to injuries suffered during the tragic incident on June 15, which also claimed the life of her 13-year-old cousin, Mitzi ...

Westfield Resident’s Sign Offers Drivers Daily Inspiration

WESTFIELD, NJ – If you’ve ever driven down Lamberts Mill Road and waited in traffic to get on to West Broad Street, then you’ve probably noticed an inspirational quote written on a café sign. Teresa Gleason started the sign board to promote her group fitness classes at Happy Hour Fitness and positioned the sign in front of her home at 125 Lamberts Mill Road. But what ...

Travel Ideas for Father's Day Weekend in New Jersey

June 15, 2017

TAPinto Travels

Father’s Day is Sunday and North Jersey is brimming with activities designed to honor all of the dads in our lives. Dad is guaranteed to love spending time with his family at any one of the area’s many festivals and fairs this coming weekend.

Tri-County Fair

Bring Dad to the fair this weekend and enjoy rides, carnival games, live music, and ...

Congratulations to the Winners of the 2017 Two Towns Triathlon for Kids

June 21, 2017

The 4th annual Two Towns Triathlon for Kids was held in South Orange on Saturday, June 17. South Orange or Maplewood children between the ages of 7 and 14 swam laps in the South Orange Pool, biked through Meadowland Park and the West Montrose Neighborhood, finishing the race running around the duck pond in Meadowland Park. Gold and Silver medals were awarded for 1st and 2nd place for boys and ...

Once-in-a-Lifetime Chance to Witness History as Battle of Short Hills Unfolds at Oak Ridge Park in Clark

Union County residents and visitors can partake in a once-in-a-lifetime experience this Saturday and Sunday, June 24 and 25 at Oak Ridge Park in Clark, when hundreds of uniformed men, women and children stage a re-enactment to commemorate the 240th anniversary of the 1777 Battle of Short Hills.

The two-day event covers everything from dramatic clashes with British regulars to the everyday ...

Weekly Specials for Ashley Marketplace & Cafe: June 19 to June 25

Shop Ashley Marketplace & Cafe for your everyday needs!

This week's specials are:

Total Fage Yogurt  5/$5.00
Nectarines & White Peaches $1.99lb
Chairman’s Reserve Baby Back Pork Ribs $3.99lb (Meat)
Simply Juice 59floz $4.59
Quicos (Roasted Corn Nuts) $6.99lb (Cheese)

Now serving in the Deli

• Brown Stew Chicken •Jerk Chicken ...