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Jack McGreevey, a No-Nonsense Supporter of Veterans, Dead at 93

May 12, 2022

CARTERET, NJ – Jack McGreevey, a battle-hardened Marine drill sergeant turned dogged advocate for his fellow veterans, who passed his passion for service to his son, former Gov. Jim McGreevey, died May 12.

He was 93.

Mr. McGreevey, of Carteret, was a constant presence throughout the 19th legislative district, serving in the legislative office since 1998. He proudly wore his ...

Maplewood Announces New Website Design

MAPLEWOOD, NJ – The township has a new-and-improved website that took almost a year to design, according to officials.

The redesigned site goes beyond a visual rebranding, said the township, asserting the redesign brings a better user experience and transparency “through more intuitive navigation systems, new interactive features and multiple channels for residents to receive ...

Maplewood Sits On Liquor License for Maplewood Cinemas

MAPLEWOOD, NJ – The owners of the former Maplewood Movie Theater failed this week to secure a liquor license from the municipality as members of the Maplewood Township Committee - acting as the local alcoholic beverage control (ABC) board - failed to approve or deny the application.

The inaction was due to members failure to make a motion to approve, prompting a complaint by the ...

New Rutgers Housing Report Finds Alarming Increase in Corporations Buying Newark Homes

NEWARK, NJ — During the past three years Newark resident Deborah Smith-Gregory has been bombarded with daily phone calls urging her to sell her home.

“It’s been calling at all times of the day and night - both cellphone and landline. They say, ‘Are you interested in selling your property? We’ve been looking at your home, and we can offer you ...

South Orange Village Administrator to Step Down June 30

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange Village Administrator Adam Loehner has accepted a position elsewhere and will be leaving the job in about two months, it was announced today.

In a statement, the municipality said Loehner, who has been serving as the village administrator since late 2018, has taken a job as assistant manager in Livingston. His final day will be June 30, said the ...

Two Meetings Scheduled for Local Businesses to Learn How to Do Business with The Township of Maplewood

The Township of Maplewood wants to spend more of its dollars with locally owned businesses. On Thursday, May 5th, Maplewood will sponsor two sessions of Doing Business with the Township, in-person at 9:00am in Town Hall, 574 Valley Street and virtually at 6:30pm on ZOOM, ID: 844 2592 4706, Passcode: 46092, Phone: 1-929-205-6099. Mayor Dafis and the Township Committee ...

South Orange Bans Gas Leaf Blowers May 1 through September 30

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - A debate that has simmered for years and often placed neighbors in opposing camps culminated tonight when the South Orange Board of Trustees voted to place heavy restrictions on the use of leaf blowers.

The measure, going into effect almost immediately this Sunday, May 1, bans gas-powered blowers from May through the end of September, while year-round restrictions now limit ...

Essex County Municipal Clerks Celebrated at Annual Conference

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - The Essex County Municipal Clerks were in full force attending the Municipal Clerks Association of New Jersey’s 2022 (MCANJ), Education Conference in Atlantic City. Est Orange's own, Kim Lemmon is the Treasurer for the Association. 

“What made this Conference so special for the Essex County Clerks” said Association President Jennifer Kiernan, ...

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 ...

TerrAscend/The Apothecarium and Township Review Proposed Operating Plans for Initial Adult Use Sales of Cannabis

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Representatives of TerrAscend/The Apothecarium and a Planning Committee from Maplewood Township met to hear the plans for operations for the initial sales of Adult Use Cannabis in their Alternative Treatment Center at 1865 Springfield Avenue commencing Thursday morning, April 21st. During the meeting there was discussion and suggestions from the Township ...


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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 ...

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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) ...