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Maplewood Celebrates Hanukkah in Ricalton Square

December 9, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ – A lively group, mostly comprised of members of Congregation Beth Ephraim, gathered in Ricalton Square for the lighting of the candle on the fifth night of Hanukkah. The communal celebration of the holiday was attended by Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca, several members of the Maplewood Township Committee, as well as Ellen Davenport and Rosetta Weiser, Co-Chairs of Dickens ...

Saint Barnabas Named Among 2018 "Most Wired" Hospitals

Most Wired Hospitals Use Technology for a Better Patient Experience

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) in Livingston was one of eight RWJBarnabas Health facilities named to the “2018 Most Wired Hospitals” list.

The annual Healthcare’s Most Wired survey, overseen by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), is now in ...

Suspect in Armed Robbery in Millburn-Union Whole Foods Parking Lot Still at Large

December 5, 2018

UNION, NJ – An armed robbery in the parking lot of the Millburn-Union Whole Foods has police and Union County Crime Stoppers asking the public for help.

Police say that on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at about 8 p.m., a woman reported that as she was loading her bags in the trunk of her car at the Whole Foods at 2245 Springfield Ave., a man approached her, displayed a handgun and demanded ...

Maplewood Police Arrest 17-year-old from Irvington, Recover Car Stolen from Westfield

WESTFIELD, NJ — Police have arrested a 21-year-old Irvington man and a teenager in connection with the theft of a vehicle that was later used in an Essex County robbery, authorities said Monday.

Dquan Dupont, of Irvington, had stolen the car left running in the parking lot of a convenience store in the 800 block of Central Avenue in Westfield Nov. 24, acting Westfield Police Chief ...

Ice Hockey: Columbia-Nutley Ties A.L. Johnson, 6-6

December 8, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The Columbia-Nutley (C-N) ice hockey co-op team skated to a 6-6 tie against A.L. Johnson of Clark Friday night at Codey Arena.

Rocco Albanese scored two goals and assisted on one for Columbia-Nutley (2-0-2), which rallied from a 3-1 deficit after one period. Eli Verdun finished with a goal and two assists, Zach Fagin and Joe Melillo each had a goal and an assist and ...

Columbia H.S. Boys and Girls Swim Teams Open With Wins

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Columbia boys' and girls' swim teams each opened on a winning note Tuesday, with victories over Glen Ridge.

The boys team won, 104-54. Declan Lynch swam the 200-meter freestyle in 1:53.58. Aidan Dwyer clocked in at 0:59.27 in the 100 fly. In the 200 relay, the team of Aidan Dwyer, Thaddeus Bernard, Spencer Haines and Declan Lynch combined for a time of ...

Saint Barnabas Named Among 2018 "Most Wired" Hospitals

December 9, 2018

Most Wired Hospitals Use Technology for a Better Patient Experience

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) in Livingston was one of eight RWJBarnabas Health facilities named to the “2018 Most Wired Hospitals” list.

The annual Healthcare’s Most Wired survey, overseen by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), is now in ...

Oak Knoll Student from Maplewood Commits to Play Lacrosse at University of Notre Dame

November 28, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Kayleigh Wolff of Maplewood was one of eight members of the Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child Class of 2019 to confirm continued commitment to athletic competition by signing early National Letters of Intent to compete at the collegiate level, according to a press release from Oak Knoll.

Wolff has committed to playing lacrosse at the University of Notre Dame.

Wolff ...

Maplewood Celebrates Hanukkah in Ricalton Square

December 9, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ – A lively group, mostly comprised of members of Congregation Beth Ephraim, gathered in Ricalton Square for the lighting of the candle on the fifth night of Hanukkah. The communal celebration of the holiday was attended by Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca, several members of the Maplewood Township Committee, as well as Ellen Davenport and Rosetta Weiser, Co-Chairs of Dickens ...

Three Winter Holiday Celebrations in Maplewood and South Orange on Saturday

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - There are three holiday celebrations this Saturday, Dec. 8, in South Orange and Maplewood. Here's what's going on:

SOUTH ORANGE'S HOMETOWN HOLIDAY

From the South Orange Village website:

Join us on Saturday, December 8th for Hometown Holiday. Our annual celebration kicks off with Santa at the firehouse taking pictures with the kids! Santa will ...

Indoor Farmers Market in Maplewood on Sunday for 'Terra Madre Day'

December 8, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - On Sunday, Dec. 9, from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. Slow Food Northern New Jersey will be hosting a special indoor farmers market at The Woodland (60 Woodland Rd.) in Maplewood in honor of "Terra Madre Day."

According to Slow Food Northern New Jersey's website, this newly added market is to recognize Terra Madre Day, which is officially Dec. 10, and ...

South Mountain Tavern Says Farewell; Welcomes The Fox and Falcon

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The South Mountain Tavern posted a farewell message to their Facebook account on Tuesday, and a welcome to new owner, David Massoni.

South Mountain Tavern, which was previously Ricalton's, was sold to Massoni, a local South Orange resident and restaurateur, whose new restaurant The Fox and Falcon is currently open in "preview mode," according to their ...

Ethics Complaint Says Newark Municipal Judge Had Woman Jailed for 23 Days Over Being 'Disrespectful'

December 5, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - A municipal court judge in Newark faces ethics charges over allegedly incarcerating a woman who he said was "disrespectful" during a court appearance that involved a landlord-tenant dispute.

The Advisory Committee on Judicial Conduct last month filed the complaint against Newark Municipal Court Judge Marvin Adames. The complaints says Adames ultimately had the woman ...

South Mountain Tavern Says Farewell; Welcomes The Fox and Falcon

November 27, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The South Mountain Tavern posted a farewell message to their Facebook account on Tuesday, and a welcome to new owner, David Massoni.

South Mountain Tavern, which was previously Ricalton's, was sold to Massoni, a local South Orange resident and restaurateur, whose new restaurant The Fox and Falcon is currently open in "preview mode," according to their ...

USPS® Suspends Regular Mail Delivery for National Day of Mourning on Dec. 5

December 3, 2018

President Donald J. Trump has declared Wednesday, Dec. 5, as a National Day of Mourning in remembrance of former President George H.W. Bush. Some key U.S. Postal Service operations will be affected.

A statement from the USPS® notes that regular mail deliveries, retail services and administrative office activity will be suspended.  Limited package delivery service will be ...

Indoor Farmers Market in Maplewood on Sunday for 'Terra Madre Day'

December 8, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - On Sunday, Dec. 9, from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. Slow Food Northern New Jersey will be hosting a special indoor farmers market at The Woodland (60 Woodland Rd.) in Maplewood in honor of "Terra Madre Day."

According to Slow Food Northern New Jersey's website, this newly added market is to recognize Terra Madre Day, which is officially Dec. 10, and ...

Indoor Farmers Market in Maplewood on Sunday for 'Terra Madre Day'

December 8, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - On Sunday, Dec. 9, from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. Slow Food Northern New Jersey will be hosting a special indoor farmers market at The Woodland (60 Woodland Rd.) in Maplewood in honor of "Terra Madre Day."

According to Slow Food Northern New Jersey's website, this newly added market is to recognize Terra Madre Day, which is officially Dec. 10, and ...

Leaf Collection in South Orange and Maplewood Ending Soon

November 29, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Leaf collection is underway in South Orange and Maplewood, with final collections ending Dec. 5 in South Orange, and either the week of Dec. 3 or Dec. 10 in Maplewood, depending on the zone. The last leaf collection on Essex County roads is scheduled for Dec. 24 to Dec. 28.

Here's what you need to know for leaf collection in the two towns, ...

Maplewood Celebrates Hanukkah in Ricalton Square

December 9, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ – A lively group, mostly comprised of members of Congregation Beth Ephraim, gathered in Ricalton Square for the lighting of the candle on the fifth night of Hanukkah. The communal celebration of the holiday was attended by Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca, several members of the Maplewood Township Committee, as well as Ellen Davenport and Rosetta Weiser, Co-Chairs of Dickens ...

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Make Pasta Amazing with this Foodie Find: Bottarga Di Muggine (Cured Mullet Roe)

December 8, 2018

Where we found it: Eataly NYC Downtown

Last year, our au pair from Sardinia, a little island of Italy, brought home grated cured mullet roe from her trip to the city with friends.

“This is from my hometown!” Giulia told us, taking out a little jar of Bottarga Di Muggine. The next day, she made a simple dish of spaghetti with asparagus, sprinkling each bowl with a spoonful ...

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AtlantiCast: Episode 23

On this week’s AtlantiCast, find out why it’s easier than ever to receive care at Atlantic Health System, the Morristown Medical Center’s Heart Success program reaches a milestone in the fight against heart failure, quality healthcare that protects the environment and kicking off the holiday season with the Festival of Lights.

 

South Orange Police Blotter: Apartment Burglary; Donations Stolen from Collection Bins at Our Lady of Sorrows

December 4, 2018

South Orange Police Blotter as of Dec. 4

Adult Arrest - Justin Armstrong, a 27 year old Newark resident was arrested on Friday, Nov. 30, at approximately 9:00 pm for receiving stolen property and active arrest warrants. An SOPD detective observed a subject riding a bicycle that matched the description of a bicycle (blue Schwinn) that had been reported stolen on Nov. 28 ...

Maplewood Police Blotter - Shoplifting, Package and Bike Thefts Reported

November 13, 2018; Theft from Auto; An unsecured vehicle parked in a lot on Springfield Ave between 7:45 and 8:45 PM, was entered and a tablet and lottery tickets were stolen.

November 13, 2018; Shoplifting; At approximately 5:30 PM a male exited the Walgreens with several containers of baby formula and fled without paying for the items.

November 17, 2018; Shoplifting; At approximately 8:30 ...

Maplewood Celebrates Hanukkah in Ricalton Square

December 9, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ – A lively group, mostly comprised of members of Congregation Beth Ephraim, gathered in Ricalton Square for the lighting of the candle on the fifth night of Hanukkah. The communal celebration of the holiday was attended by Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca, several members of the Maplewood Township Committee, as well as Ellen Davenport and Rosetta Weiser, Co-Chairs of Dickens ...

Indoor Farmers Market in Maplewood on Sunday for 'Terra Madre Day'

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - On Sunday, Dec. 9, from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. Slow Food Northern New Jersey will be hosting a special indoor farmers market at The Woodland (60 Woodland Rd.) in Maplewood in honor of "Terra Madre Day."

According to Slow Food Northern New Jersey's website, this newly added market is to recognize Terra Madre Day, which is officially Dec. 10, and ...

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Mon, December 10, 6:30 PM

Grand Wilshire Hotel Primavera Lounge, West Orange

Ringside for a Cause: Stevenson Moses Boxing For ...

Arts & Entertainment Giving Back

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Mon, December 10, 7:30 PM

Maplewood Memorial Library, Maplewood

Maplewood Garden Club Presents “Flower Arranging ...

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Thu, December 13, 8:00 PM

Par440 Restaurant & Lounge, Short Hills

Latin Night at Par440

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink

Saint Barnabas Named Among 2018 "Most Wired" Hospitals

December 9, 2018

Most Wired Hospitals Use Technology for a Better Patient Experience

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) in Livingston was one of eight RWJBarnabas Health facilities named to the “2018 Most Wired Hospitals” list.

The annual Healthcare’s Most Wired survey, overseen by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), is now in ...

‘Newark Must Not Become Another Brooklyn,’ Baraka Says After Announcing Commission on Gentrification

NEWARK, NJ - Newark Mayor Ras Baraka stood at a lectern today that was adorned with a sign that had one, simple message: “NO GENTRIFICATION.”

In the hopes of meeting that end, the city has created a new Equitable Growth Advisory Commission. It will draw up to 15 members from the community, academia, businesses and nonprofits to make recommendations to the city on topics about land ...

Duck Donuts Set to Open in Clark Friday

December 6, 2018

CLARK, NJ — After a long wait and much anticipation, Duck Donuts is opening their doors to the public on Friday, Dec. 7.  The Clark store is the fifth location in New Jersey.

The Duck Donuts experience starts with a warm made-to-order vanilla cake donut. After leaving the fryer, donut enthusiasts get to create their own donut combination by choosing from a variety of ...

Bill Would Deny NJ Tuition Aid to Students Convicted of Hazing

TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey college students who are convicted of hazing would no longer be eligible to receive State financial aid, under new legislation sponsored by Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean.

The bill was advanced today by the Senate Higher Education Committee.

More than 200 students have died from hazing-related accidents in the United States since 1838, and 40 students have died ...

Impact100 Essex Selects Four Local Finalist Nominees for 2018 Grant Award

December 10, 2018

Impact100 Essex announced the four finalist grant nominees for their 2018 grant award on Dec. 5. One of these nominees will be voted the recipient of the $120,000 grant at the group’s Annual Conference to be held on January 15, 2019 at the Upper Montclair Women’s Club.

“We received 49 applications for inspiring and worthy projects this year. Through our grant selection ...

Local Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Host Africa in the 1900's at the Maplewood Library

On Tuesday, November 13, the Rho Gamma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated hosted Africa in the 1900’s featuring author Annamaria Alfieri and an African Art display at the Maplewood Public Library. This program was aligned with the Sorority Global Impact and Arts program. We had 34 guests at our event.

The author’s books are set in Colonial Africa in the ...

Atlantic Health System Named a Best Workplace for Diversity For Third Year in a Row

Atlantic Health System has once again been recognized for its commitment to diversity by being named number 77 on the FORTUNE ‘Best Workplaces for Diversity’ list– the third year in a row Atlantic Health System has earned this recognition from the national publication. As a leading provider of health care in New Jersey with more than 16,500 team members, Atlantic Health System ...