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Sabattis Saved: Boy Scouts' Adventure Camp to Remain Open After Patriots’ Paths Council Executive Board Vote

September 23, 2017

CEDAR KNOLLS, NJ -- The Patriots’ Paths Council Executive Board met on Monday, Sept. 18 in a special session to discuss the future operation of Sabattis Adventure Camp, which was threatened with closure.

After thorough and thoughtful discussion, the Board voted to continue Sabbatis camping activities through the end of the 2019 summer camping season. The Board ...

South Orange Chiropractic Center to Host Seminar 'Understanding Healthy Weight Loss'

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The South Orange Chiropractic Center is hosting a short seminar on Wednesday, September 27, "Understanding Healthy Weight Loss." The seminar is "designed to help you understand healthy weight loss and improve your overall well-being," according to a release about the event.

According to organizers, the seminar was planned in response ...

Retirement Plans for Maplewood Police Chief Almost Finalized; National Search for Replacement Planned

September 20, 2017

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - At their meeting on Tuesday, September 19, the Maplewood Township Committee discussed retirement plans for Police Chief Robert Cimino, who was placed on administrative leave and asked to resign on August 1 for his part in police misconduct following the July 5, 2016 fireworks.

Maplewood Township officials are close to a deal with Cimino that will likely lead to his ...

Maplewood Township Close To Retirement Agreement For Troubled Police Chief

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Seven weeks after placing Police Chief Robert Cimino on paid leave for his part in police misconduct following the July 5, 2016 fireworks, Maplewood Township officials are close to a deal with Cimino that will likely lead to his retirement, sources said.

And such an agreement could be announced as soon as tonight’s Maplewood Township Committee ...

Underhill Scoreboard A Gift From Columbia High School Class of ‘65

September 14, 2017

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Columbia High School (CHS) football fans will see something new when the Cougars take the field Saturday for their home opener.

Not just new players on the roster, but a new scoreboard out beyond one end zone.
 
The $19,000 state-of-the-art signage is the gift of the CHS Class of 1965, according to Athletic Director Larry Busichio.
 
“We had wanted to ...

Field Hockey: Gov. Livingston Defeats Columbia 4-1 Behind Iossa’s Hat Trick

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Behind three goals from senior Marisa Iossa, the Governor Livingston (GL) field hockey team defeated Columbia 4-1 on Monday afternoon.

GL (2-0) fell behind early after a quick goal from Columbia’s Sage Savoia-DiGregorio put the Cougars up 1-0. After the goal, GL was able to control much of the rest of the half, keeping the ball on Columbia’s side of the ...

South Orange Chiropractic Center to Host Seminar 'Understanding Healthy Weight Loss'

September 23, 2017

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The South Orange Chiropractic Center is hosting a short seminar on Wednesday, September 27, "Understanding Healthy Weight Loss." The seminar is "designed to help you understand healthy weight loss and improve your overall well-being," according to a release about the event.

According to organizers, the seminar was planned in response ...

Last Chance for Free Classes and Discounted “Founders Package” at CycleBar Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ— The new Livingston-based indoor cycling franchise, CycleBar, invites the Livingston community and beyond to take part in the last few days of its opening-month celebration. Free “CycleBlast” classes are set to run until Sunday, Sept. 24. CycleBar Livingston is located at 277 Eisenhower Pkwy in Livingston. To reserve your free seat now Click ...

Lead Update from the South Orange Maplewood School District

September 17, 2017

MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The following update was sent via email to the South Orange Maplewood School District (SOMSD) community on Friday, September 15.

Dear SOMSD Families and Staff,

On September 5th, we updated you that, after remediating all plumbing fixtures which provide drinking water or water used in food preparation this summer, our retesting of 225 plumbing ...

Three Years Since Arrest, Accused Columbia HS Teacher Still Awaits Trial

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Sunday, September 17, marks three years since former Columbia High School (CHS) teacher Nicole Dufault was arrested for allegedly having sex with at least six CHS students, most of them age 16 or younger.

But don’t expect the case to be resolved anytime soon, according to her lawyer.

Attorney Timothy Smith, who has represented Dufault since she was taken into ...

Thousands Attend Fourth Annual PlayDay South Orange

September 21, 2017

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - PlayDay South Orange was on Sunday, September 16, which promised for the fourth year "the most fun you've ever had between two curbs."

PlayDay, which took place in and around a stretch of South Orange Avenue that was closed to traffic, featured street games, fitness activities, inflatables, live music, art, dance, and food from local ...

6th Annual Art Walk & Music Fest in Maplewood on Sunday, September 24

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Village Alliance (MVA) will host its 6th Annual Art Walk & Music Fest on Sunday, September 24, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Maplewood Village.

According to organizers,this year's event will feature over 40 artists, many new to the event, displaying and selling their original work, plus live music by local bands all day long.

Children attending the ...

South Orange Chiropractic Center to Host Seminar 'Understanding Healthy Weight Loss'

September 23, 2017

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The South Orange Chiropractic Center is hosting a short seminar on Wednesday, September 27, "Understanding Healthy Weight Loss." The seminar is "designed to help you understand healthy weight loss and improve your overall well-being," according to a release about the event.

According to organizers, the seminar was planned in response ...

Third Annual Bob Miller Oysterfest Draws Crowd in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Bob Miller Oysterfest was held for its third year on Saturday, September 16, at The Woodland in downtown Maplewood. New to event this year were food trucks, a repositioned bandstand, and a new layout for the VIP tent. The event also provided more games and activities for kids during the afternoon then in prior years. Most importantly, there were free on-site melanoma ...

Three Years Since Arrest, Accused Columbia HS Teacher Still Awaits Trial

September 17, 2017

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Sunday, September 17, marks three years since former Columbia High School (CHS) teacher Nicole Dufault was arrested for allegedly having sex with at least six CHS students, most of them age 16 or younger.

But don’t expect the case to be resolved anytime soon, according to her lawyer.

Attorney Timothy Smith, who has represented Dufault since she was taken into ...

Last Chance for Free Classes and Discounted “Founders Package” at CycleBar Livingston

September 22, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ— The new Livingston-based indoor cycling franchise, CycleBar, invites the Livingston community and beyond to take part in the last few days of its opening-month celebration. Free “CycleBlast” classes are set to run until Sunday, Sept. 24. CycleBar Livingston is located at 277 Eisenhower Pkwy in Livingston. To reserve your free seat now Click ...

Retirement Plans for Maplewood Police Chief Almost Finalized; National Search for Replacement Planned

September 20, 2017

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - At their meeting on Tuesday, September 19, the Maplewood Township Committee discussed retirement plans for Police Chief Robert Cimino, who was placed on administrative leave and asked to resign on August 1 for his part in police misconduct following the July 5, 2016 fireworks.

Maplewood Township officials are close to a deal with Cimino that will likely lead to his ...

Third Annual Bob Miller Oysterfest Draws Crowd in Maplewood

September 22, 2017

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Bob Miller Oysterfest was held for its third year on Saturday, September 16, at The Woodland in downtown Maplewood. New to event this year were food trucks, a repositioned bandstand, and a new layout for the VIP tent. The event also provided more games and activities for kids during the afternoon then in prior years. Most importantly, there were free on-site melanoma ...

Ribbon Cutting and Dedication for New Grove Park Playground in South Orange

September 16, 2017

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The community celebrated the opening of Grove Park, a new playground in the Montrose Park area of South Orange, with a ribbon cutting and dedication on Saturday, September 9.

The new equipment at the playground is painted in Montrose Park's historic colors of red, green and tan. Prior to the upgrade, residents were able to provide their input regarding function and ...

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Climate and Culture – One of the Key Issues I Will Focus on if Re-Elected to the Board of Ed

September 19, 2017

Addressing climate and culture in our school community - and broader community - is something that is a key focus for me for in my campaign.  Students, teachers, and parents have all expressed deep concerns with the climate and culture in our schools. We must work together to establish meaningful dialogue that allows all parties involved to feel trust and build understanding of all points of ...

South Orange Police Blotter - Two Home Burglaries Reported

September 19, 2017

South Orange Police Blotter as of September 19

Burglary - A Vose Ave resident reported that sometime before 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 13, an unknown actor entered her residence through a rear door, ransacked the master bedroom and stole jewelry and a silver coin collection. The Detective Bureau is investigating.

Burglary - A Wyoming Ave resident reported that sometime ...

South Orange Police Blotter - Four Adult Arrests Reported, One for Assault

South Orange Police Blotter as of September 14

Adult Arrest - David Boone, a 20 year old Newark resident was arrested on Saturday, September 2, at approximately 6:47 p.m. for assault and an active arrest warrant out of South Orange. Officers responded to Valley St and South Orange Ave for a reported assault that had just occurred and quickly located a subject (Boone) who ...

6th Annual Art Walk & Music Fest in Maplewood on Sunday, September 24

September 20, 2017

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Village Alliance (MVA) will host its 6th Annual Art Walk & Music Fest on Sunday, September 24, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Maplewood Village.

According to organizers,this year's event will feature over 40 artists, many new to the event, displaying and selling their original work, plus live music by local bands all day long.

Children attending the ...

South Orange Chamber of Commerce Holds Networking Event and Makes Donation to South Orange Lions Club

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ The South Orange Chamber of Commerce celebrated the start of the fall season with a Social and Business Networking event hosted by Bunny’s Sports Bar. In addition to enjoying time to network over food and drinks, the South Orange Chamber also made a donation of $1000 to the South Orange Lions Club. This donation was made specifically towards the South Orange Lions Club ...

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Last Chance for Free Classes and Discounted “Founders Package” at CycleBar Livingston

September 22, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ— The new Livingston-based indoor cycling franchise, CycleBar, invites the Livingston community and beyond to take part in the last few days of its opening-month celebration. Free “CycleBlast” classes are set to run until Sunday, Sept. 24. CycleBar Livingston is located at 277 Eisenhower Pkwy in Livingston. To reserve your free seat now Click ...

Jessica Israel, MD, Named Corporate Chair of Geriatrics for RWJBarnabas Health

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Jessica Israel, MD, a resident of Matawan who has been a practicing geriatrician with RWJBarnabas Health since 2002, was recently appointed as Corporate Chair of Geriatrics for RWJBarnabas Health. 

In this new role, Dr. Israel will be working alongside geriatricians and interdisciplinary teams from across the system to develop innovative, cohesive programs with a ...

Sabattis Saved: Boy Scouts' Adventure Camp to Remain Open After Patriots’ Paths Council Executive Board Vote

September 23, 2017

CEDAR KNOLLS, NJ -- The Patriots’ Paths Council Executive Board met on Monday, Sept. 18 in a special session to discuss the future operation of Sabattis Adventure Camp, which was threatened with closure.

After thorough and thoughtful discussion, the Board voted to continue Sabbatis camping activities through the end of the 2019 summer camping season. The Board ...

Summit's Clelia Biamonti Named Executive Director of Overlook Foundation

SUMMIT, NJ - Clelia Biamonti, Ph.D., a Summit resident and former management consultant, and a longtime member of the Overlook Foundation Board of Trustees, this week took the reins as the Overlook Foundation’s new executive director. Biamonti steps into the role held by longtime Executive Director Ann Oliva, who retired this year. Oliva, who began her career at ...

AAA Reports Gas Prices Rise One Cent Over Last Week

September 12, 2017

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - AAA's weekly survey found that the average price for a gallon of gasoline in New Jersey is up one cent over last week.

On September 11, the average to be $2.78, up one cent from $2.77 last week. Today’s average price for a gallon of regular gasoline is 36 cents higher than a month ago ($2.42) and 80 cents higher than one year ago ($1.98).

Nationally, the ...

Weekly Specials at Ashley Marketplace & Cafe - September 22 to September 28

September 22, 2017

Shop Ashley Marketplace & Cafe for your everyday needs!

This week's specials are:

Black Angus T-Bone Steak  $9.98lb (Meat)
Love Crunch Granola $4.99
Chobani Yogurt 5.3oz 4/$5
Chicken Wraps $5.99 (Deli)
Kiju Organic Juice $3.99
Egg Salad $4.99(Prepared Foods)
Canadian Salmon Steaks $7.99lb (Ashley Fish Market)
Gorgonzola Piccante $9.99lb (Cheese)
Nissin ...

Third Annual SouthNEXT Festival in South Orange: October 6 to October 8

SouthNEXT Festival Returns to South Orange October 6-8 Third Annual Collision of Arts, Ideas and Music is “Under the Big Top” in 2017

SouthNEXT, New Jersey’s fast-growing festival that explores our similarities by celebrating our differences returns to South Orange Village Center this October with another spectacular lineup of talent and an exciting new outdoor venue ...

Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Offers Domestic Violence Training

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office will again offer a domestic violence training program this fall. Called “Sanctuary,’’ the program is a 100-hour training program designed to equip community residents to provide crisis intervention and outreach services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child ...