Lieutenant Governor Speaks at Jewish Community Housing Corporation Dinner; Two of Their Senior Communities in South Orange

July 11, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ – The Jewish Community Housing Corporation of Metropolitan New Jersey (JCHC) recently held its board of trustees annual dinner at Crystal Plaza in Livingston, where Sheila Oliver, lieutenant governor of New Jersey, spoke to about 130 guests, including staff, board members, sponsors and residents about how the West Orange-based nonprofit is “Building Bridges to a ...

Nurse Practitioner from South Orange Honored for HIV/AIDS Work in Newark

NEWARK, NJ - Peter Oates was working as a private nurse for Princess Diana’s father in England, but left when he was offered a job in the 1980s at San Francisco General Hospital’s slated AIDS unit.

“They offered me a job, but I couldn’t be hired because Medicaid and Medicare had withdrawn benefits for the AIDS hospital,” Oates, 66, recalled. Instead, ...

Sen. Bob Menendez Discusses Autism Advocacy at Maplewood's Words Bookstore

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - This Monday, New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez led a roundtable with local parents of children with autism at Maplewood’s Words Bookstore, the latest stop on his Jersey Jobs Tour. Menendez addressed parents’ concerns of treatment costs and overall legislative representation. He pointed out how New Jersey has the highest rate of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the country, ...

Pub Nite at St. James's Gate Begins Fundraising Season for the Bob Miller Oyster Fest

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Pub Nite is an annual event at St. James's Gate that takes place in June and kicks-off the fundraising effort for the Bob Miller Oyster Fest, which happens in September. The Oyster Fest is in its 4th year and raises funds to promote awareness and research for a cure for Melanoma.

Pub Nite featured Oyster Fest swag available for purchase, and two raffles. One ...

Pub Night Kickoff for the 2018 Bob Miller Oyster Fest this Wednesday at St. James's Gate

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Bob Miller Oyster Fest isn't until September, but the first event is being held this Wednesday, June 20, at St. James's Gate Pub.

The Pub Nite Kick-Off Party features guest and celebrity bartenders, swag for the Oyster Fest and the annual raffle. This year, the main raffle prize is a trip for two to the Galway Oyster Festival, which includes ...

Maplewood South Orange Book Festival Hosted SOMA Libraries Benefit With David Baldacci

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The second annual Maplewood South Orange Book Festival opened on Friday night, June 8, with a SOMA Library Benefit at The Woodland featuring best-selling author David Baldacci.

All proceeds from ticket sales benefited the Maplewood and South Orange Library Foundations equally, according to event organizers. Each library foundation is fundraising to support ...

Pretty in Pink Rosé Tasting Fundraiser Held to Support Springfield Avenue Maplewood Beautification Efforts {Photos}

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - On Thursday night there was a Pretty in Pink Rosé Tasting fundraiser to benefit Springfield Avenue Maplewood (SAM) beautification efforts.

The event took place in the Wine Barrel parking lot on Springfield Avenue, and featured unlimited tastings of rosé and additional varietals from over 25 vineyards, food and 80s music.

All photos courtesy of ...

Columbia High School's 'Hairspray' Cast Sends Donation and Messages of Support to Parkland Students

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The cast of the Columbia High School (CHS) musical, Hairspray, collected messages and donations during show performances in March to support the students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where 14 students and three staff members were fatally shot and 17 others were wounded in a mass shooting at the school in ...

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Bike for the Bean! CycleBar Livingston Event to Raise Funds for Food Pantry

July 14, 2018

Meeting Essential Needs with Dignity (MEND) is hosting a “Bike for the Bean” fundraiser at CycleBar Livingston on Saturday, July 21 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. This event will raise funds for MEND’s new mobile food pantry, a converted school bus known as “The Green Bean.” Donations for this event will allow MEND to purchase and distribute more fresh and healthy ...