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Carjacking in Maplewood on Sunday, Police Report

April 25, 2017

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - There was a carjacking on Springfield Ave. at about 8 p.m. on Sunday, April 23, according to a release from Maplewood police.

A man parked his vehicle at Express Laundry World (1443 Springfield Ave.), and left the vehicle running, stated the release.

When he came back to the vehicle, he saw a man inside of the car, and was unable to open the car door depite trying ...

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day at South Orange and Maplewood Police Stations on April 29

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, April 29, when residents can dispose of medications at both the South Orange and Maplewood Police Departments. The program aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse and ...

Carjacking in Maplewood on Sunday, Police Report

April 25, 2017

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - There was a carjacking on Springfield Ave. at about 8 p.m. on Sunday, April 23, according to a release from Maplewood police.

A man parked his vehicle at Express Laundry World (1443 Springfield Ave.), and left the vehicle running, stated the release.

When he came back to the vehicle, he saw a man inside of the car, and was unable to open the car door depite trying ...

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day at South Orange and Maplewood Police Stations on April 29

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, April 29, when residents can dispose of medications at both the South Orange and Maplewood Police Departments. The program aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse and ...

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day at South Orange and Maplewood Police Stations on April 29

April 25, 2017

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, April 29, when residents can dispose of medications at both the South Orange and Maplewood Police Departments. The program aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse and ...

Environmental Group Awards Overlook Medical Center for Practice Excellence, Achievements

SUMMIT, NJ - Overlook Medical Center in Summit, part of Atlantic Health System, has been recognized for environmental excellence with two awards from Practice Greenhealth, a national organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in health care.

Practice Greenhealth is a Reston, VA-based non-profit founded on the principles of positive environmental stewardship and ...

South Orange Development Committee Discusses Proposed Seton Hall Housing on Valley Street

April 22, 2017

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - At the Development Committee Meeting on Thursday, April 20, developers presented a plan for Seton Hall University student housing on Valley Street in South Orange.

Two development companies, Stolar Capital and Vertical Realty Capital, currently have a provisional contract to purchase the property at 164-168 Valley Street, which is now occupied by All Star Motors.

The ...

Congressman Lance Visits Paper Mill Playhouse's 'Theatre for Everyone' Program

MILLBURN, NJ - On Monday afternoon, April 17, the weekly class held in the Black Box Theatre at the Paper Mill Playhouse had a special visitor: Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-7). Lance was there to observe the direct impact of National Endowment of Arts (NEA) funding for the "Theatre for Everyone" program, which provides classes to students ages 7 to 18 with all types of ...

Linda Jacobs of Maplewood has Photography Exhibit at Summit Library Through May 31

April 23, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ -The Summit Free Public Library and the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey have collaborated to bring “Vantage Points,” a collection of photography by Linda Jacobs, in 'The Gallery' at the Summit Free Public Library. The exhibition runs through May 31.

Jacobs, who is a resident of Maplewood, received a Bachelor of Science in Design and ...

Congressman Lance Visits Paper Mill Playhouse's 'Theatre for Everyone' Program

MILLBURN, NJ - On Monday afternoon, April 17, the weekly class held in the Black Box Theatre at the Paper Mill Playhouse had a special visitor: Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-7). Lance was there to observe the direct impact of National Endowment of Arts (NEA) funding for the "Theatre for Everyone" program, which provides classes to students ages 7 to 18 with all types of ...

TAPinto Travels: Where to Eat in Coney Island

April 20, 2017

Spending the day in Coney Island? Here's where to eat:

Nathan's Famous

No trip to Coney Island is complete without a stop at Nathan's Famous. Stop at the original location that has been on Surf Avenue for over one hundred years, or take a break from beach activities to visit the one on the boardwalk. The line will be long, but the wait for just the right hot dog and ...

An Interview with Maplewood's Carl Patterson of CP Photo Op Photography

April 20, 2017

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Carl Patterson is a local Maplewood photographer with a diverse portfolio specializing in events and news coverage.

Originally born in Virginia, Patterson made the move to New York when he was 3 years old. Throughout his adult life, he worked as a correctional officer at both Rikers and Tombs Municipal Jails in New York, serving as part of New York’s Boldest.

Paterson ...

South Orange Development Committee Discusses Proposed Seton Hall Housing on Valley Street

April 22, 2017

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - At the Development Committee Meeting on Thursday, April 20, developers presented a plan for Seton Hall University student housing on Valley Street in South Orange.

Two development companies, Stolar Capital and Vertical Realty Capital, currently have a provisional contract to purchase the property at 164-168 Valley Street, which is now occupied by All Star Motors.

The ...

Meet Dean Dafis: Democratic Candidate for Maplewood Township Committee

April 18, 2017

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Dean Dafis has lead an inspired life that brought him to be a resident activist in Maplewood, and to run for the Maplewood Township Committee.

Dafis, who is originally from Philadelphia, studied at Temple University then went on to earn a law degree from the University of Richmond. Dafis is now the managing director of the Artemis Group in Midtown Manhattan.

Former Maplewood Resident and Columbia H.S. Graduate to Run for Essex County District 4 Freeholder

ESSEX COUNTY AREA, NJ — West Orange resident Adam Kraemer recently announced his run for District Four Freeholder in the municipalities of Millburn, West-Orange, Livingston, Essex Fells, Roseland. West- Caldwell, Verona, Cedar Grove, North-Caldwell, Fairfield and Caldwell. 

Kraemer is a long-term resident of the county, having resided in Newark, Maplewood, and now West Orange.

Earth Day Rahway River Cleanup and Pot Luck Picnic in Maplewood Memorial Park on April 22

April 17, 2017

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The annual Rahway River Cleanup, organized by Maplewood is Green, will be held in Maplewood Memorial Park on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

In addition to the river cleanup, this year there will also be a neighborhood picnic, and organizers invite everyone to "stop by for some nourishment and community."

Check-in tables will be at the ...

Maplewood Celebrates Earth Day with River Cleanup and Tree Planting on Saturday

April 23, 2017

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Despite the dreary weather on Saturday, volunteers of all ages came out to help clean the Rahway River, share a community picnic, and to plant an elm tree in Maplewood Memorial Park.

Robert Roe, Maplewood Health Officer, was managing many aspects of the day, from providing volunteers with large plastic garbage bags and plastic gloves for the river cleanup, to ...

Water Utility Valve Exercising Program in South Orange: April 24 through May 12

April 24, 2017

From the South Orange website:

The South Orange Village Water Utility will be starting its annual water valve exercising program the week of April 24, 2017. Valve exercising will occur from Monday, April 24, 2017 through Friday, May 12, 2017. Valve exercising will normally take place between the hours of 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

Each year, 20% of the valves in our ...

Maplewood Celebrates Earth Day with River Cleanup and Tree Planting on Saturday

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Despite the dreary weather on Saturday, volunteers of all ages came out to help clean the Rahway River, share a community picnic, and to plant an elm tree in Maplewood Memorial Park.

Robert Roe, Maplewood Health Officer, was managing many aspects of the day, from providing volunteers with large plastic garbage bags and plastic gloves for the river cleanup, to ...

South Orange Development Committee Discusses Proposed Seton Hall Housing on Valley Street

April 22, 2017

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - At the Development Committee Meeting on Thursday, April 20, developers presented a plan for Seton Hall University student housing on Valley Street in South Orange.

Two development companies, Stolar Capital and Vertical Realty Capital, currently have a provisional contract to purchase the property at 164-168 Valley Street, which is now occupied by All Star Motors.

The ...

Second Annual Sale and Burning of the Chametz in South Orange

April 12, 2017

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - On Monday, April 10, the second annual public sale and burning of chametz took place in front of the South Orange Fire Department. Rabbi Jesse Olitzky of Congregation Beth El opened the ceremony by explaining that all leftover chametz, which stands for leavened foods such as bread and cereal, need to be disposed of prior to the start of the Passover ...

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South Orange Police Blotter - Four Unlocked Vehicles Burglarized

April 24, 2017

South Orange Police Blotter as of April 24

Adult Arrest CDS - Dennis Holmes, a 35 year old Orange resident, was arrested on Wednesday, April 19, at approximately 1:39 a.m. for possession of CDS (marijuana). Officers stopped Holmes for a motor vehicle violation near the intersection of South Orange Ave. and Montrose St. After further investigation at the scene of the traffic stop, ...

Maplewood Police Blotter - Two Robberies Reported

April 11 - Robbery; At approximately 10 a.m., a 15 year old Maplewood resident was walking on Irvington Ave. with a group of juveniles when he was assaulted and his money taken. South Orange and Maplewood Police responded and stopped several juveniles in the area. A 13 and 16 year old from Newark and a 14 year old from Irvington were taken into custody and charged with the ...

Water Utility Valve Exercising Program in South Orange: April 24 through May 12

April 24, 2017

From the South Orange website:

The South Orange Village Water Utility will be starting its annual water valve exercising program the week of April 24, 2017. Valve exercising will occur from Monday, April 24, 2017 through Friday, May 12, 2017. Valve exercising will normally take place between the hours of 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

Each year, 20% of the valves in our ...

Maplewood Celebrates Earth Day with River Cleanup and Tree Planting on Saturday

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Despite the dreary weather on Saturday, volunteers of all ages came out to help clean the Rahway River, share a community picnic, and to plant an elm tree in Maplewood Memorial Park.

Robert Roe, Maplewood Health Officer, was managing many aspects of the day, from providing volunteers with large plastic garbage bags and plastic gloves for the river cleanup, to ...

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South Orange Chiropractic Center, South Orange

Six Steps for Being Healthier in 2017

Health & Wellness

Tue, April 25, 7:00 PM

The Woodland, Maplewood

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Wed, April 26, 11:30 AM

South Orange Chiropractic Center, South Orange

Six Steps for Being Healthier in 2017

Health & Wellness

Wed, April 26, 8:00 PM

Ricalton's (Snug), S. Orange

Roll Call Comedy Lab

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Newark City Hall Computers Hacked with Ransomware

April 24, 2017

NEWARK, NJ - Some computers in the City of Newark have been infected with ransomware, rendering them unusable, and the hacker is demanding payment of 24 Bitcoin, or about $30,000 in ransom, according to a document obtained by TAPinto Newark and a city official with knowledge of the hack.

The document reveals that that city computers were infected with RSA-2048 encryption, ...

Construction Update on Millburn's 'Complete Streets' Project

MILLBURN, NJ - Beginning Monday, April 24, the pedestrian access will be returned to the Common Lot corner. Some work remains to set granite pavers and to install a new traffic light. There will no longer be a traffic impact as a result of this corner work.

Work at the Clock Plaza corner is expected to result in a five day traffic impact. This is the last corner that the ...

East Hanover Introduces New Ordinance to Ensure Just Pups Problems Stay in the Past

April 21, 2017

EAST HANOVER, NJ- The Just Pups pet store saga left East Hanover and animal lovers throughout the state enraged and aghast at the mistreatment of puppies in the store’s many locations throughout New Jersey. In response to this public outcry, the East Hanover Town Council has taken steps to beef up their rules and regulations regarding animals and animal establishments throughout the ...

Environmental Group Awards Overlook Medical Center for Practice Excellence, Achievements

SUMMIT, NJ - Overlook Medical Center in Summit, part of Atlantic Health System, has been recognized for environmental excellence with two awards from Practice Greenhealth, a national organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in health care.

Practice Greenhealth is a Reston, VA-based non-profit founded on the principles of positive environmental stewardship and ...

NJ State Bicycle Championships Event Returns to Plainfield

April 23, 2017

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The New Jersey State Bicycle Championships will return to Plainfield's Queen City for a second year, with races on Sunday, May 7, that leave from City Hall.

All levels can participate, from professional cyclists to amateur riders. A public safety challenge will include Plainfield police, firemen and other public safety officials, and juniors and kids will be able ...

Fun for the Whole Family at Greater Newark Conservancy's Spring Block Party on May 6

April 24, 2017

A large assortment of flowers and vegetables. Activities and crafts for kids and families to enjoy. Community organizations showcasing their services. It’s time to welcome the season at Greater Newark Conservancy’s Spring Block Party & Plant Sale on Saturday, May 6, from 10:00 a.m. till 4:00 p.m. (rain or shine) at the Conservancy’s Outdoor Learning Center, 32 Prince ...

Nine Charged in Takedown of Newark Drug Trafficking Ring

NEWARK, NJ - The New Jersey State Police have arrested seven suspects and seized weapons, heroin, crack cocaine, prescription drugs and more than $31,000 as a result of "Operation Dead End."

After a six-month investigation by the New Jersey State Police Crime Suppression North Unit, detectives were able to identify nine suspects accused of operating a drug trafficking ring in Newark.

SOMADEMS to Host Murphy, Brennan at Candidates Forum on April 25

SOMADEMS will host Democratic gubernatorial candidates Phil Murphy and Bill Brennan at the group’s third Meet the Governor Candidates Forum on Tuesday, April 25 at The Woodland (60 Woodland Ave.) in Maplewood from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

“We are pleased to welcome New Jersey’s Democratic candidates to the Maplewood and South Orange communities,” said SOMADEMS’ ...