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South Orange Village President Celebrates Her Birthday... with a Purpose

November 21, 2017

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange Village President Sheena Collum celebrates her birthday each year with a "Party with a Purpose," and this year was no different. In celebration of her 34th birthday, Collum raised more than $12,000 to tackle food insecurity at Columbia High School (CHS).

While Collum's official birthday "Party with a Purpose" was on ...

Investigation Continuing Into Sunday's Fiery Crash on Springfield Avenue in Union

UNION, NJ – The man who died in what began as a shoplifting incident on Sunday afternoon has not yet been identified.

According to Acting Union County Prosecutor Thomas K. Isenhour, the incident in which the suspected shoplifter led police on a vehicle pursuit before crashing into a building, killing him, is still under investigation.

At just before 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon, a ...

Two Columbia H.S. Students Sign National Letters of Intent

November 16, 2017

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Two Columbia High School (CHS) students have confirmed their continued commitment to athletic competition by signing early National Letters of Intent.

The students, both class of 2018 at Columbia, are Christian Pierre and Cameron Herbert, according to Larry Busichio, Director of Athletics and Student Activities at CHS.

Pierre signed to play baseball at St. John's ...

Maplewood’s Olympic Champion Makes Barbie History

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - After becoming the first U.S. athlete to wear a hijab during the Olympics last year, Maplewood’s own Ibtihaj Muhammad made history again this week when she became the inspiration for the first hijab-wearing Barbie doll.

Mattel announced that Muhammad, who brought home a bronze medal in fencing at the 2016 Rio summer games, was the basis for the new Barbie that will hit ...

Atlantic Health's Dr. Bernard Maria Recognized with Most Prestigious Child Neurology Honor

November 18, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Dr. Bernard Maria, director of the Division of Child Neurology and Developmental Medicine at Goryeb Children's Hospital, part of Atlantic Health System, has been recognized with the 2018 Hower Award, the highest recognition from the Child Neurology Society.

This prestigious award is given yearly to one member of the Child Neurology Society who is highly regarded by ...

Aha Moment: Overlook Staff Develops New Insulin Management Device as Healthcare System Empowers Caregivers to Innovate

SUMMIT, NJ - A team comprised of two pharmacists, a pharmacy tech and a nurse at Overlook Medical Center were the collaborative brainchild behind the first innovation spawned by the Atlantic Health Advancements program, or AHa!, an initiative designed to be an innovation center and idea incubator that will inspire Atlantic Health System’s team of over 16,000 employees and 3,700 ...

South Orange Village President Celebrates Her Birthday... with a Purpose

November 21, 2017

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange Village President Sheena Collum celebrates her birthday each year with a "Party with a Purpose," and this year was no different. In celebration of her 34th birthday, Collum raised more than $12,000 to tackle food insecurity at Columbia High School (CHS).

While Collum's official birthday "Party with a Purpose" was on ...

South Orange Middle School Vocal Music Teacher Wins First Place in Arts Ed Now Contest

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Jacob Ezzo, South Orange Middle School's (SOMS) Choral Director, won first place in the 2017 Arts Ed Now “What’s Does an Arts Ed Now Ambassador Look Like” contest for the Middle School category.

As part of the Arts Ed Now campaign, arts educators in New Jersey were asked to create a three-photo storyboard to describe what it means to be an ...

South Orange Middle School Vocal Music Teacher Wins First Place in Arts Ed Now Contest

November 18, 2017

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Jacob Ezzo, South Orange Middle School's (SOMS) Choral Director, won first place in the 2017 Arts Ed Now “What’s Does an Arts Ed Now Ambassador Look Like” contest for the Middle School category.

As part of the Arts Ed Now campaign, arts educators in New Jersey were asked to create a three-photo storyboard to describe what it means to be an ...

Maplewood’s Olympic Champion Makes Barbie History

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - After becoming the first U.S. athlete to wear a hijab during the Olympics last year, Maplewood’s own Ibtihaj Muhammad made history again this week when she became the inspiration for the first hijab-wearing Barbie doll.

Mattel announced that Muhammad, who brought home a bronze medal in fencing at the 2016 Rio summer games, was the basis for the new Barbie that will hit ...

What's Open on Thanksgiving in Maplewood and South Orange

November 20, 2017

MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Wondering what's open on Thanksgiving? Here is a list of SOMA restaurants, grocery stores, and liquor stores that are open this Thursday, November 23: 

MAPLEWOOD

Maple Leaf Diner (165 Maplewood Ave., Maplewood) is open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Maplewood Diner (1473 Springfield Ave., Maplewood) is open 24 hours.

Parkwood Diner (1958 ...

Last Maplewood Farmers Market of the Season is Monday, Nov. 20

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - It's last call for local fruit, vegetables, breads, and pies. The Maplewood Farmers Market wraps up its 23rd season on Monday, November 20.

The market will run from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 1848-1852 Springfield Avenue, between Yale and Oberlin Streets.

According to an email from the Township of Maplewood, vendors for the final farmers market of the season will be: ...

What's Open on Thanksgiving in Maplewood and South Orange

November 20, 2017

MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Wondering what's open on Thanksgiving? Here is a list of SOMA restaurants, grocery stores, and liquor stores that are open this Thursday, November 23: 

MAPLEWOOD

Maple Leaf Diner (165 Maplewood Ave., Maplewood) is open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Maplewood Diner (1473 Springfield Ave., Maplewood) is open 24 hours.

Parkwood Diner (1958 ...

South Orange Village President Celebrates Her Birthday... with a Purpose

November 21, 2017

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange Village President Sheena Collum celebrates her birthday each year with a "Party with a Purpose," and this year was no different. In celebration of her 34th birthday, Collum raised more than $12,000 to tackle food insecurity at Columbia High School (CHS).

While Collum's official birthday "Party with a Purpose" was on ...

Election Results: Maplewood and South Orange Vote 'Line A' and 'Yes' on Public Questions

November 7, 2017

MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Residents of SOMA, and Essex County, overwhelmingly voted in favor of the "Line A" democratic candidates and "yes" to the two state public questions.

STATE ELECTIONS

Philip Murphy got 88% of the SOMA votes for governor, and 80% of the Essex County vote.

The majority of SOMA residents also voted for democrats Richard ...

South Orange Village President Celebrates Her Birthday... with a Purpose

November 21, 2017

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange Village President Sheena Collum celebrates her birthday each year with a "Party with a Purpose," and this year was no different. In celebration of her 34th birthday, Collum raised more than $12,000 to tackle food insecurity at Columbia High School (CHS).

While Collum's official birthday "Party with a Purpose" was on ...

Last Maplewood Farmers Market of the Season is Monday, Nov. 20

November 18, 2017

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - It's last call for local fruit, vegetables, breads, and pies. The Maplewood Farmers Market wraps up its 23rd season on Monday, November 20.

The market will run from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 1848-1852 Springfield Avenue, between Yale and Oberlin Streets.

According to an email from the Township of Maplewood, vendors for the final farmers market of the season will be: ...

Thanksgiving Recycling Collection Rescheduled in South Orange

November 11, 2017

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The usual Thursday recycling collection in South Orange will be postponed from Thanksgiving, November 23, to Saturday, November 25, according to an update on the Township of South Orange website.

The change in day is for Thanksgiving week only, with collection returning to its normal Thursday schedule after the Thanksgiving holiday.

To prevent missed ...

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Grocery Shopping With A Twist

Grocery shopping takes on a new meaning at Sadie’s! 

This week we are introducing the brand Groceries Apparel. Their focus is to create fashion pieces with a purpose by using organic and recycled materials and made right here in the USA. With a focus on seed to skin these new items are sexy meets “green” with super soft shirts made from eucalyptus and versatile ...

Election Day Is Over. Now What?

Election Day 2017 has passed with some significant changes to both the school board and Maplewood Township Committee (TC), but perhaps not as big as some might have expected.

But where do both governing bodies go from here? Will we see a new mayor or a new school board president in 2018?

If the voting results are any indication, perhaps not.

Both Mayor Vic DeLuca and Board President ...

AtlantiCast: Episode 007

On this week’s AtlantiCast, you’ll see how Atlantic Health System is driving innovation and finding new ways to solve tomorrow’s health care challenges, find out how a near tragedy on the tennis courts was averted thanks to some world-class training and technology at Chilton Medical Center and meet the 70 cancer doctors you need to know about – plus much ...

South Orange Police Blotter - Three Burglaries to Autos Reported

November 11, 2017

South Orange Police Blotter as of November 11

Theft - A Longview Rd resident reported that sometime between 1:00 and 2:30 am, Tuesday, November 7, actor(s) unknown stole all four emblem, center wheel caps off the tire rims of his vehicle (2014 Cadillac Escalade), while it was parked in his driveway.

Burglary to Autos - Two Cameron Rd residents reported that sometime ...

Maplewood Police Blotter - Theft, Shoplifting, Disorderly Reported on Halloween Night

October 30 - Theft from Auto; During the overnight hours, an unsecured vehicle parked on Madison Ave was entered and a GPS unit and change were taken from it.

October 31 - Shoplifting; At approximately 7 p.m., four individuals wearing Halloween costumes and masks removed candy from the 7-11 on Irvington Ave and fled.

October 31 - Shoplifting/Disorderly; At approximately 7:30 ...

What's Open on Thanksgiving in Maplewood and South Orange

November 20, 2017

MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Wondering what's open on Thanksgiving? Here is a list of SOMA restaurants, grocery stores, and liquor stores that are open this Thursday, November 23: 

MAPLEWOOD

Maple Leaf Diner (165 Maplewood Ave., Maplewood) is open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Maplewood Diner (1473 Springfield Ave., Maplewood) is open 24 hours.

Parkwood Diner (1958 ...

Maplewood Observes Veterans Day with Ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 11

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Veterans Day was observed and celebrated in the Maplewood Municipal Building on Saturday, November 11.

Music was provided for the observance by the Maplewood Concert Band under the direction of Steve Kimmons, Former Commander of the Eighth Air Force Band.

After the first musical number was played, Maplewood Mayor Victor DeLuca called the ceremony to order, and called ...

Upcoming Events

Tue, November 21

The GenWealth Group, Maplewood

Jersey Cares Coat Drive

Giving Back

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Tue, November 21, 10:30 AM

Seton Hall University, South Orange

Ryan Roa - It's Complicated

Arts & Entertainment

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Tue, November 21, 2:30 PM

Village Diner, South Orange

Medicare Advantage Meeting

Business & Finance Education Health & Wellness

Tue, November 21, 7:00 PM

Columbia High School Room D16, Maplewood

Janet Mandel: Edvard Munch- So Much More Than The ...

Arts & Entertainment

East Orange Man Found Dead After Shooting in New Brunswick

November 18, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - An East Orange man died Friday night after a shooting in New Brunswick, authorities announced November 18.

Tawan J. Moses, age 25 of East Orange, was found dead by authorities at 8:30 p.m. on Throop Avenue near Fester Park according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey.

Moses had multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the ...

Downtown Millburn Offers Free Parking for Holiday Season

MILLBURN, NJ - The free parking season kicked off this week in downtown Millburn and in lots around town. Beginning on Wednesday, November 15, the free parking will last through the holiday season. The suspension of parking fees in downtown have traditionally started on Black Friday, but shoppers will get extra time away from the meters to encourage the community to shop at local ...

Investigation Continuing Into Sunday's Fiery Crash on Springfield Avenue in Union

November 21, 2017

UNION, NJ – The man who died in what began as a shoplifting incident on Sunday afternoon has not yet been identified.

According to Acting Union County Prosecutor Thomas K. Isenhour, the incident in which the suspected shoplifter led police on a vehicle pursuit before crashing into a building, killing him, is still under investigation.

At just before 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon, a ...

Grad Students Pushing for Rutgers University to Respond to Tax Bill in Congress

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers ​University ​graduate students are pushing the university president for assurance that he’d advocate for them against a potential tax-hike by Congress, which ​many argue ​could hit graduate students particularly hard.

The House of Representatives plan, which passed last week, would turn the tuition remission for graduate and teaching assistants into a ...

Paterson's Great Falls National Park Celebrates Birthday

November 9, 2017

PATERSON, NJ - There’s Yosemite and Yellowstone, Grand Canyon and Grand Teton, celebrations of beauty, centers of tourism. But, thanks to the work of so many that lived in and loved Paterson, the Silk City, since 2011, can boast of being the home to its very own national park. 

Calling the history of the falls, and the role the natural wonder has played in the development of ...

St. Joseph's CYO Basketball Slam Dunks its Opening Games

November 20, 2017

St. Joseph's CYO program kicked off the 2017-2018 season this weekend with three of its teams participating in the 9th Annual St. Peter's Prep Invitational in Jersey City.  In the opening game, St. Joseph's 7th Grade boys White team played a thrilling contest against St. Helen's of Westfield.  Trailing 35-28 heading into the 4th quarter, the Celtics erupted for 23 points ...

Essex County Historic Holiday House Tours are Dec. 2 and Dec. 3

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. invites the public to celebrate the holiday season and participate in the Annual Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour. This year, the tour includes 15 Essex County historic sites, which will be decorated for the holidays and open to the public for a weekend tour. The tour includes Essex County Kip’s Castle and the Walther House at ...

Maplewood Job Fair: Improve Your Chances for a Successful Job Search

The Maplewood Library and DCH Millburn Audi are teaming up to offer a job fair for those seeking employment on a multitude of skill levels in all career areas.

The fair, free and open to all adults, will be held on Wednesday, December 6 from 10:00 am to noon at the Maplewood Library, 51 Baker St.

This event will include presentations by human resources professionals on how to create an ...