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Reward Increased for Information in Murder of Maplewood Woman

June 19, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - The reward has increased from up to $10,000 to up to $20,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the death of Deborah Burton, a 62-year-old grandmother from Maplewood, according to a press release that was issued on Tuesday by Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino.

Burton was fatally shot in Newark at ...

Columbia High School Prom Photos

MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Columbia High School's prom was Monday night, and readers are being asked to share their photos.

Want your pictures featured in this story? Email them to asandler@tapinto.net and we’ll add them to our online gallery.

Check back for more photos later.

Reward Increased for Information in Murder of Maplewood Woman

June 19, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - The reward has increased from up to $10,000 to up to $20,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the death of Deborah Burton, a 62-year-old grandmother from Maplewood, according to a press release that was issued on Tuesday by Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino.

Burton was fatally shot in Newark at ...

Fifth Annual Two Towns Triathlon for Kids Postponed Until September Due to South Orange Pool Still Being Closed

June 14, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The 5th Annual Two Towns Triathlon for Kids, originally scheduled to be held in South Orange on Saturday, June 16, has been postponed until Saturday, September 8, according to an update on the South Orange website. 

 

The postponement is because the South Orange Community Pool is still closed for the season due to construction delays with the filter ...

Fifth Annual Two Towns Triathlon for Kids Postponed Until September Due to South Orange Pool Still Being Closed

June 14, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The 5th Annual Two Towns Triathlon for Kids, originally scheduled to be held in South Orange on Saturday, June 16, has been postponed until Saturday, September 8, according to an update on the South Orange website. 

 

The postponement is because the South Orange Community Pool is still closed for the season due to construction delays with the filter ...

Saint Barnabas and Margie Heller Named Business and Civic Leader of the Year

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Honored for their contributions to the community over the past year, Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) and Margie Heller, administrative director of community health and outreach at SBMC, were recognized as the 2018 Business of the Year and Civic Leader of the Year at the Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC) Awards Dinner held on Thursday at the Westminster ...

Columbia High School Prom Photos

June 19, 2018

MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Columbia High School's prom was Monday night, and readers are being asked to share their photos.

Want your pictures featured in this story? Email them to asandler@tapinto.net and we’ll add them to our online gallery.

Check back for more photos later.

Seth Boyden School Performs at John J. Cali School of Music, Montclair State University

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Seth Boyden Elementary School students performed for parents and other school community members at Montclair State University (MSU) on May 24, according to an email from James Manno, Fine Arts Supervisor for the South Orange Maplewood School District.

"This performance was a demonstration of students’ cumulative growth as participants in the ...

Columbia High School Prom Photos

June 19, 2018

MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Columbia High School's prom was Monday night, and readers are being asked to share their photos.

Want your pictures featured in this story? Email them to asandler@tapinto.net and we’ll add them to our online gallery.

Check back for more photos later.

Free Summer Kids Movies in South Orange Begin on Tuesday

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Free kids movies are back again this summer at Bow Tie Cinemas, starting on Tuesday, June 19, with a showing of The Angry Birds Movie.

Films will be shown at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays through August 15 at the South Orange movie theater (1 SOPAC Way), as well as at three other New Jersey locations (Caldwell, Ridgewood, and ...

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

June 19, 2018

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 ...

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 ...

Just 4 Her Children's Clothing Store on Springfield Avenue in Maplewood Closed

June 15, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - A "for rent" sign hangs in the window of the former children's clothing store, Just 4 Her.

Just 4 Her was located at 1707 Springfield Ave., just across the street from the Hilton Branch of the Maplewood Library, and opened in spring 2016.

According to updates to the Just 4 Her Instagram account, the store closed because the owners, husband and wife Dazahan ...

South Orange Village Selling 'Surplus Municipal Property' at Auction on Wednesday

June 18, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange Village will be selling a lot on Lindsley Avenue at auction this Wednesday, June 20, at 11 a.m. at the South Orange Municipal Offices (76 South Orange Ave., Suite 302), according to an update on the municipal website.

The property -- Block 2111, Lot 18, commonly referred to as 215 Lindsley Avenue -- is located in the Residential B zone. The ...

SOMA Goes to the Polls: Tuesday, June 5 Primary Election Results

June 6, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - SOMA went to the polls on Tuesday, and the unofficial results for the 2018 Primary Election in Essex County are as follows. In addition, Maplewood residents cast votes in the Democratic Primary for Township Committee members.

US SENATE 

Republican Bob Hugin and Democrat Robert Menendez will represent ...

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

June 19, 2018

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 ...

South Orange Village Selling 'Surplus Municipal Property' at Auction on Wednesday

June 18, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange Village will be selling a lot on Lindsley Avenue at auction this Wednesday, June 20, at 11 a.m. at the South Orange Municipal Offices (76 South Orange Ave., Suite 302), according to an update on the municipal website.

The property -- Block 2111, Lot 18, commonly referred to as 215 Lindsley Avenue -- is located in the Residential B zone. The ...

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AtlantiCast: Episode 16

Summer is in the air, and the latest episode of AtlantiCast is ready to help you enjoy some fun outdoors while staying safe! This week’s episode opens with tips for sunscreen usage from Atlantic Health System’s Chief Medical and Academic Officer, Dr. Jan Schwarz-Miller. You’ll also learn about how Atlantic Health System is advancing the future of health care through ...

South Orange Police Blotter: Robbery Reported on South Orange Avenue

June 16, 2018

South Orange Police Blotter as of June 16

Robbery - An Alpha, NJ resident reported that he was robbed on Sunday, June 3, at approximately 12:30 a.m. while he was walking on South Orange Avenue near Scotland Road. The victim stated that he was approached by three unknown actors who punched him and knocked him to the ground. The actors then stole his cell phone and wallet ...

Maplewood Police Blotter - Two Home Burglaries Reported

June 4, 2018, Burglary; Sometime during the daytime hours, a home on the 100 block of Midland Blvd was forcibly entered.  At the time of the report it was unknown what the proceeds were.

June 4, 2018; Thefts; During the overnight hours a metal rack was stolen from outside of a business on the 200 block of Elmwood Ave.

June 5, 2018; Motor Vehicle Theft; During the overnight hours, a van ...

Fifth Annual Two Towns Triathlon for Kids Postponed Until September Due to South Orange Pool Still Being Closed

June 14, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The 5th Annual Two Towns Triathlon for Kids, originally scheduled to be held in South Orange on Saturday, June 16, has been postponed until Saturday, September 8, according to an update on the South Orange website. 

 

The postponement is because the South Orange Community Pool is still closed for the season due to construction delays with the filter ...

Second Year of Maplewood South Orange Book Festival Brings Authors and Readers Together

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Anna Quindlen. Rosemary Wells. Keith Hernandez. Tayari Jones. These are just a few of the authors who were speakers at the Second Annual Maplewood South Orange Book Festival on Saturday.

The book festival, which attracted about 2,000 attendees according to organizers, had a full day of author panels covering a wide range of topics that included "#MeToo: From ...

Upcoming Events

Wed, June 20, 6:30 PM

Pleasantdale Chateau , West Orange

Taste & Toast Gala

Giving Back Religions And Spirituality

Wed, June 20, 6:30 PM

Pleasantdale Chateau , West Orange

Taste & Toast Gala

Giving Back

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Fri, June 22, 7:00 PM

Par 440 Restaurant & Lounge, Short Hills

The Extra Rich In Class Dinner Show with E.R.I.C.

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink

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Fri, June 22, 7:00 PM

Spiotta Park, South Orange

Jersey Swamp Cats in Downtown After Sundown

Arts & Entertainment

Lecia Bianca Jewels Creates a Bridge to Make Bloomfield Center the Next Style Destination

June 16, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Bloomfield Center renaissance continues as Lecia Bianca Jewels becomes a style destination on main thoroughfare in this Essex County Community. Lecia Clay, owner of the boutique, describes her jewelry as 'bridge jewelry,' - pieces that are in a space between costume jewelry and fine jewelry, while having value. 

'Lecia Bianca' is the ...

Record Number Attends West Essex YMCA's Sixth Annual Bike Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ — On the heels of National Bike Safety Month in May, a new record of nearly 500 Livingston riders participated in the sixth annual Bike Livingston event, a family-oriented bike tour of Livingston’s neighborhoods hosted each year by the West Essex YMCA on the first Sunday in June.

With three routes to choose from—a four-mile route around the ...

Westfield High School Sophomore Dies; Counselors on Hand at School

June 19, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — Carthoris “Carter” Uziel, a sophomore at Westfield High School, died Sunday night, according to Westfield Public Schools and a letter sent to parents by Principal Dr. Derrick Nelson.

“Words cannot convey the grief we feel in the Westfield Public Schools community over the death of Carthoris ‘Carter’ Uziel, a sophomore at Westfield High ...

Applications to Rutgers Jumps Nearly 10 Percent; Increase From Out-of-State Students

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Applications to Rutgers University this year increased 9.4 percent over last year, university President Robert Barchi told the Board of Governors at a meeting this week.

The university received nearly 45,000 applications this year, Barchi said.

That included a 20 percent increase in the number of students from outside New Jersey applying to Rutgers, the university ...

Maplewood Department of Public Works Employment Opportunity: Maintenance Worker

June 19, 2018

MAPLEWOOD DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Title: Maintenance Worker – Parks/Shade Tree Dept.

Issue Date: 6/18/18       ...

Jersey Swamp Cats in Downtown After Sundown Friday, June 22

Dance under the stars to the swingin’ sounds of the Jersey Swamp Cats when the boys bring their patented piano and guitar driven blues and vintage rock’n roll to Spiotta Park, as part of the Sounds In Spiotta Park DAS concert series on Friday, June 22!

7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in Spiotta Park, located on Village Plaza and South Orange Avenue.

 

Founder of Moms Helping Moms Foundation Receives NJ State Governor’s Jefferson Award

Each year the New Jersey State Governor’s Jefferson Awards highlight the spirit of civic engagement among New Jersey’s 1.5 million volunteers and provide Jefferson Awards medals in 22 categories of volunteer service.   

The 2018 New Jersey State Governor’s Jefferson Awards presentation ceremony and celebration of volunteerism was held at the War ...