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Gov. Murphy Announces New Programs to Combat Opioid Addiction

January 23, 2019

CAMDEN, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy and his administration were in Camden today to announce new initiatives the state is launching to combat the opioid epidemic — including adding opioid addiction as a condition under the state’s medical marijuana program.

The initiatives are part of $100 million investment made by the governor to fight the opioid crisis. In 2018, over ...

Maplewood Author Releases Second Book, 'Killing Journalism'

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Award-winning author Joe Strupp recently released his second book, Killing Journalism: How Greed, Laziness (And Donald Trump) Are Destroying News And How We Can Save It.

The book is a non-fiction review of the current state of news, and according to Strupp, "details what is really wrong with today’s news media: not the claims of liberal, slanted coverage or ...

Snow Storm Headed to SOMA this Weekend: Latest Updates and Information

January 18, 2019

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The National Weather Service (NWS) has upgraded the Winter Storm Watch for this weekend to a Winter Storm Warning, which is in effect from noon on Saturday to 6 p.m on Sunday.

The 6 p.m. update from the NWS on Friday predicted "total snow accumulations of 6 to 10 inches and ice accumulations of around one tenth of an inch expected," which is an ...

Four Promotions and Two New Hires at the South Orange Fire Department

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – Four members of the South Orange Fire Department were promoted and two new firefighters were sworn-in by South Orange Village President Sheena Collum, at Monday night's meeting of the South Orange Board of Trustees.

Giovanni Grasso and Michael Pascuite were both promoted from firefighter to fire captain, and Michael Commins and John Denvir were promoted from fire ...

Boys Basketball: Columbia Batters East Orange, 61-40

January 23, 2019

EAST ORANGE, NJ -- Columbia built a 12-point halftime lead and went on to a 61-40 boys basketball victoryn over East Orange on Tuesday.

Senior guard Dylan Jones scored 19 points for the Cougars (7-4), who took a 48-28 lead with a 16-8 spree in the third quarter.

Noah Perry sank three 3-pointers for nine points, Brandon Dalembert and Marcus Cosemus finished with eight points apiece and Nigel ...

Ice Hockey: Columbia-Nutley Beats East Side, 8-1

NEWARK, NJ -- The Columbia-Nutley hockey co-op turned in a decisive 8-1 victory over Newark East Side on Monday.

Eli Verdun, Chase Nicolette and Rocco Albanese scored two goals apiece for Columbia-Nutley (10-2-3), which broke the game wide open with five unanswered goals in the second period for a 6-0 lead.

Zach Fagin and Joe Melillo also scored goals in the victory. Melanie Conca ...

British Swim School in Livingston to Host School Field Trip and Phys Ed Class

January 20, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ — British Swim School of The Oranges recently invited the students from Freedom Christian Academy in Orange to participate in an exclusive hour-long "Splashapalooza" event at its Livingston location at 39 W. Northfield Road.

This "Splashapalooza" event was held at the request of Shelley Remaly, principal of Freedom Christian Academy.

Perdue Chicken Nuggets Recalled

QUINCY, MA – Stop & Shop has announced a recall by Perdue Foods, LLC of approximately 68,244 pounds of ready to eat chicken nugget products.  The action comes after three people filed complaints of finding wood in the food according to the United States Department of Agriculture.

The nuggets were produced on October 25, 2018: 22 oz plastic bag packages of frozen ...

British Swim School in Livingston to Host School Field Trip and Phys Ed Class

January 20, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ — British Swim School of The Oranges recently invited the students from Freedom Christian Academy in Orange to participate in an exclusive hour-long "Splashapalooza" event at its Livingston location at 39 W. Northfield Road.

This "Splashapalooza" event was held at the request of Shelley Remaly, principal of Freedom Christian Academy.

Delayed Opening for South Orange and Maplewood Schools Friday, Jan. 18

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - All South Orange Maplewood School District schools will have a delayed opening on Friday, Jan. 18, according to an email from the school district early Friday morning.

For delayed opening, Montrose, elementary and middle schools start two hours later than their usually scheduled start times (see schedule below).

Columbia High School students should ...

Maplewood Author Releases Second Book, 'Killing Journalism'

January 23, 2019

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Award-winning author Joe Strupp recently released his second book, Killing Journalism: How Greed, Laziness (And Donald Trump) Are Destroying News And How We Can Save It.

The book is a non-fiction review of the current state of news, and according to Strupp, "details what is really wrong with today’s news media: not the claims of liberal, slanted coverage or ...

Classic Maplewood Concert for Young People: Sunday, Jan. 20 at The Woodland

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Department of Recreation and Cultural Affairs will present a “Young People’s” classical music concert on Sunday, Jan. 20, according to a press release from Andrew Fishman of the Maplewood Office of Cultural Affairs.

The concert will be performed by the Maplewood Camerata, a 15-member ensemble of local musicians, and will includes two ...

Perdue Chicken Nuggets Recalled

January 19, 2019

QUINCY, MA – Stop & Shop has announced a recall by Perdue Foods, LLC of approximately 68,244 pounds of ready to eat chicken nugget products.  The action comes after three people filed complaints of finding wood in the food according to the United States Department of Agriculture.

The nuggets were produced on October 25, 2018: 22 oz plastic bag packages of frozen ...

Noodlefan Restaurant in South Orange Has Closed Permanently

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The South Orange location of the Thai and Asian cuisine restaurant Noodlefan has closed permanently, according to an update from Bob Zuckerman of the South Orange Village Center Alliance.

Noodlefan South Orange had been perviously closed in the summer of 2018, but had re-opened in the fall.

Noodlefan, which opened at 14 Academy St. in South Orange in ...

Maplewood Man Pleads Guilty to Identity Theft and Using Fraudulently Obtained Debit Card to Steal Over $69,000

January 22, 2019

TRENTON, NJ - Corey N. Blanton, 26, of Maplewood, pleaded guilty on Tuesday, Jan. 22, to third-degree charges of impersonation/theft of identity and theft by deception before Superior Court Judge Robert A. Kirsch in Union County according to a statement from NJ Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal.

Blanton pleaded guilty to stealing the identity of a bank account holder and ...

New Jersey Rates Near The Bottom of 2019’s Best States to Retire: WalletHub

January 21, 2019

NEW JERSEY, NJ -- With almost 25 percent of all American adults having no retirement savings or pension, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on “Best States to Retire” list for 2019. To the surprise of few people, New Jersey ranked among the most worst, landing at No. 46 among the 50 states of the U.S.

WalletHub compared every state across 46 key metrics. The ...

VIDEO: Sen. Menendez Visits Montclair to Speak with Furloughed Federal Workers

January 22, 2019

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Sen. Robert Menendez held a press conference at Montclair Bread Company, located on Label Street, on Friday. The purpose was to hear the challenges faced by those affected by the ongoing Federal Government shutdown.

The small group of unpaid federal workers shared their individual stories on how they are dealing with the shutdown.

"I've been making calls to ...

Deborah Davis Ford Announces Her Candidacy for South Orange Village President

January 20, 2019

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – Thursday evening, Jan. 17, current South Orange Trustee Deborah Davis Ford took center stage at Bunny’s following an introduction from her daughter, Rachel Ford. The room was filled with supporters, locals, family and elected officials from the state level.

“I’m running now, because this is the right time for me," said Ford. She also ...

South Orange: Christmas Tree Collection Through Feb. 22

January 10, 2019

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The South Orange Department of Public Works will "circle the Township" to pick up Christmas trees from Jan. 7 to Feb. 22, according to an update on the South Orange website.

In order to be eligible for collection, trees must be free of ornaments, lighting, and stands. The Department of Public Works also advised residents to be sure to remove trees from plastic ...

South Orange: Christmas Tree Collection Through Feb. 22

January 10, 2019

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The South Orange Department of Public Works will "circle the Township" to pick up Christmas trees from Jan. 7 to Feb. 22, according to an update on the South Orange website.

In order to be eligible for collection, trees must be free of ornaments, lighting, and stands. The Department of Public Works also advised residents to be sure to remove trees from plastic ...

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Brooklyn Restaurateurs Bring New Flavors to South Orange

January 23, 2019

Two new restaurants recently opened near each other in South Orange, NJ, both with Brooklyn roots.

Owners of the upscale American The Fox & Falcon and Latin street food specialists Miti Miti were drawn to the area first for their families, seeking more space in the New Jersey suburbs than they could find in Brooklyn. It wasn’t long before their culinary roots came ...

South Orange Police Blotter - Multiple Vehicle Burglaries and Burglary to Home on Varsity Road Reported

January 22, 2019

South Orange Police Blotter as of Jan. 22

Burglary - A Varsity Road resident reported that sometime between 1:00 and 10:00 am on Sunday, Jan. 13, actor(s) unknown entered her residence and stole a set of keys. It appeared the actor(s) gained entry through a window on the side of the house and exited via a rear door. Detectives responded to process the scene and the incident is ...

Maplewood Police Blotter: Armed Robbery Reported at 7-Eleven

January 7, 2019; Armed Robbery; At approximately 1:30 AM, two males wearing mask entered the 7-Eleven on Springfield Ave.  One of the males took out a handgun and demanded that the clerk open the registers.  The two males then took the cash from the registers and fled the store.  The clerk was not injured.

January 7, 2019; Stolen Vehicle; At approximately ...

Maplewood Author Releases Second Book, 'Killing Journalism'

January 23, 2019

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Award-winning author Joe Strupp recently released his second book, Killing Journalism: How Greed, Laziness (And Donald Trump) Are Destroying News And How We Can Save It.

The book is a non-fiction review of the current state of news, and according to Strupp, "details what is really wrong with today’s news media: not the claims of liberal, slanted coverage or ...

Rain Sunday Morning Followed by Large Drop in Temps Will Make North Jersey Travel Challenging

NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch through Sunday afternoon. Rain, heavy at times, will continue to about noon on Sunday. In the afternoon, temperatures will drop to around 25 and remain below freezing for the rest of the day and into Monday.

These temperature drops produce a condition called 'Black Ice" - the road may appear wet but is ...

Upcoming Events

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Fri, January 25, 6:00 PM

Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University, South Orange

Strange Attractors, Art Exhibition Opening ...

Arts & Entertainment

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Sat, January 26, 10:00 AM

Maplewood Memorial Library, Maplewood

Bag-of-Books Sale - Friends of Maplewood Library

Education Giving Back

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Sat, January 26, 11:00 AM

NJPAC Center for Arts Education, Newark

Open House! Saturday & Summer Programs at NJPAC

Arts & Entertainment Education

Short Hills Conductor to Lead Beethoven's 9th at Carnegie Hall

January 20, 2019

SHORT HILLS, NJ - Singapore-born American conductor, George Mathew, founder and Artistic Director of Music for Life International, has emerged as one of the leading forces in the classical music world bringing symphonic music to focus on global humanitarian issues and crises at the beginning of the 21st Century. In recent seasons, he has appeared in the US, Australia, Jordan, India, Panama, ...

Suspect in Custody After Assault at Oscar's Deli in Millburn

MILLBURN, NJ - According to the Millburn Police department, an assault occured at Oscar's Deli in downtown Millburn on Thursday.

Lt. Blazinski of the Millburn Police Department confirmed to TAPinto Millburn Thhursday afternoon that the specific incident happened and that it took place at the afformentiontioned location. However, no other details could be shared, as they ...

Gov. Murphy Announces New Programs to Combat Opioid Addiction

January 23, 2019

CAMDEN, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy and his administration were in Camden today to announce new initiatives the state is launching to combat the opioid epidemic — including adding opioid addiction as a condition under the state’s medical marijuana program.

The initiatives are part of $100 million investment made by the governor to fight the opioid crisis. In 2018, over ...

Rutgers Postpones Tuition Payments for Families of Furloughed Workers

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University will postpone collection of currently unpaid tuition and other fees from federal employees furloughed during the government shutdown, and their dependents.

“This is one way that we can minimize that stress and eliminate disruption of academic careers while the federal shutdown continues,” Rutgers University President Robert Barchi said in ...

Morristown Medical Center Receives Fifth Consecutive Magnet Designation

January 23, 2019

Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center announced it has been redesignated as a Magnet® hospital for the fifth consecutive time by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). The ANCC’s Magnet Recognition Program® honors healthcare organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice.

Only 13 out of 482 ...

Welcome Event for Incoming Kindergarten Families & Seth Boyden Interest Meeting Saturday, Jan. 26

We invite all incoming kindergarten families to join us this Saturday, January 26, at 10am for a Q&A Session and welcome. There will be a Parent-to-Parent meeting afterwards, for those families considering opting in to Seth Boyden. 

In addition, Kindergarten Registration information is available here. Online Preregistration is already open, and in-person ...

South Mountain YMCA Opens Its Doors to Federal Workers Impacted by Government Shutdown

As the federal government shutdown drags on, the seven branches of the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges are extending support to those impacted.

Any federal government employee who is not being paid due to the government shutdown is welcome to use the South Mountain YMCA’s facilities free of charge. The YMCA is offering federal employees a free one-month membership and waiving ...