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Curbside Recycling to be Collected in Maplewood on Presidents' Day - Monday, Feb. 18

February 17, 2019

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Curbside recycling pick-up will take place as scheduled in Maplewood on Monday, Feb. 18 - the Presidents' Day holiday.

According to the Township of Maplewood website, the only Mondays when recycling does not get picked-up is when "any of the following Holidays fall on a Monday: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas." ...

World War One Exhibit Running at Springfield Library Through Spring 2019

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - For local history buffs, the Springfield Public Library offers an absolute gem hidden in plain sight.

The Donald B. Palmer Museum is home to the collection of its namesake. Palmer, who was a long-time Springfield resident and eccentric collector, acquired various firearms, pieces of farming equipment, daily items and more. Thanks to the extensive number of items, the ...

Teenager Attacked, Robbed in Maplewood's DeHart Park; According to Police

February 14, 2019

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - A teenager was attacked and robbed in DeHart Park on Monday, Feb. 4, according to the latest Maplewood police blotter.

Police stated that a 16-year-old boy was leaving DeHart Park at about 5:45 p.m. on Monday, when he was assaulted and robbed.

"At least three males attacked him and took his phone, headphones and backpack before fleeing," stated ...

Armed Robbery of Maplewood Restaurant on Sunday Night, Say Police

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - There was an armed robbery of a restaurant in Maplewood on Sunday night, according to a statement from Maplewood Police Chief Jim DeVaul.

The armed robbery occurred at about 9:30 p.m. at the Panda Kitchen (300 Parker Ave.), stated DeVaul.

"Three black males entered the store, all wearing masks. They all produced handguns. The suspects ordered ...

Girls Basketball: Columbia Rallies Past Newark Academy, 47-42

February 15, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ -- The Columbia girls basketball team rallied from a seven-point deficit after three quarters for a 47-42 victory over Newark Academy on Thursday.

Ashley Phillip scored 18 points for Columbia (8-11), which trailed, 36-29, before finishing the game with an 18-6 showing on the road.

Gia Gillens finished with 10 points for the Cougars. Samantha Keller had 18 points and seven ...

Boys Basketball: Columbia Edges Orange, 54-52

MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- The Columbia boys basketball team avenged a January loss to Orange with a 54-52 victory at home Thursday night.

Jun Harrington scored 19 points and cleared 10 rebounds for the Cougars (12-8), who had lost to the Tornadoes by the same margin, 35-33, a month ago.

Dylan Jones and Marcus Cosemus each finished with 10 points for Columbia, and Luke Hayes added seven points in the ...

Atlantic Health System Earns Spot on Fortune’s ‘100 Best Companies To Work For' List for 11th Year Running

February 15, 2019

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Atlantic Health System -- parent company of Summit's Overlook Medical Center -- once again has been named to Fortune’s '100 Best Companies to Work For', the 11th consecutive year Atlantic Health System has earned a spot on the prestigious annual list. The Morristown-based company, a leading provider of healthcare in New Jersey, was slotted in the 87th ...

Overlook Medical Center Earns 'America's 100 Best Hospitals Award' for Third Consecutive Year

SUMMIT, NJ - Earning an accolade that places it in top two percent of hospitals in the nation for clinical performance, Atlantic Health System's Overlook Medical Center has been selected as the only hospital in New Jersey to achieve the Healthgrades 2019 America’s America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award™.

More than 4,500 hospitals nationwide were assessed across ...

Delayed Opening on Wednesday, Feb. 13, for South Orange and Maplewood Public Schools

February 12, 2019

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - All South Orange Maplewood School District schools will have a delayed opening on Wednesday, Feb. 13, according to to an email from the school district at about 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Schools were closed on Tuesday.

Elementary and middle schools start two hours later than their usually scheduled start times (see schedule below).

All ...

South Orange Maplewood School District Closed on Tuesday, Feb. 12

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The South Orange Maplewood School District is closed on Tuesday, Feb. 12, due to the forecast for snow, ice and hazardous travel conditions, stated an email from the school district at about 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 11.

The full email is below:

Dear SOMSD Families and Staff,

South Orange Maplewood School District and all of its schools will be closed tomorrow, ...

Vital Voices Revitalize 60s British Rock: 'My Very Own British Invasion' World Premiere at Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn

February 16, 2019

MILLBURN, NJ — If you go see “My Very Own British Invasion” without even knowing what it’s about, here’s the thing: the core message literally broadcasts itself on the theater’s sound system as you take your seats in a mélange of hits from the 1960s British Invasion rock bands.

Iconic music transcends time and space.

Paper Mill Playhouse’s ...

What Did Turtle Back Zoo's Essex Ed See Saturday Morning?

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Essex Ed, the resident groundhog at the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, made his annual weather forecast on Saturday.

Ed did not see his shadow on Groundhog Day, meaning that warmer spring weather will arrive on time.

According to folklore, if it’s cloudy when the groundhog emerges from its burrow, winter-like weather will soon end. If it’s sunny and ...

Abril Cocina in Maplewood Announces It's Closing on Feb. 24

February 15, 2019

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Mexican restaurant Abril Cocina, located on Maplewood Avenue, announced on their Facebook page on Friday that they are closing on Sunday, Feb. 24.

The full Facebook post from Abril Cocina is below:

After four years of starting on this journey we have decided it is time to close Abril Cocina.

We will be closing our doors 10 days (Sunday 2/24). We want to deeply ...

Tickets Now on Sale for the Third Annual Maplewood Chili Cookoff on Feb. 24

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Chili Cookoff is back for the third year on Sunday, Feb. 24, and tickets are on sale now to attend, or to register to enter a chili in the cookoff.

The 2019 Chili Cookoff will offer prizes for 1st through 5th place in two categories: meat and vegetarian, and have also added this year a kids category and a chef's choice award. 

The top ...

Theodore McCarrick, Former Archbishop of Newark, Removed from Ministry by Pope Francis

February 16, 2019

NEWARK, NJ -- The Vatican announced on Saturday that Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, formerly the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Newark, has been defrocked. It is believed to be the first time an American archbishop has been removed from the ministry following accusations of sexual abuse. 

According to the Catholic Standard, The Vatican announced that the 88-year-old ...

Abril Cocina in Maplewood Announces It's Closing on Feb. 24

February 15, 2019

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Mexican restaurant Abril Cocina, located on Maplewood Avenue, announced on their Facebook page on Friday that they are closing on Sunday, Feb. 24.

The full Facebook post from Abril Cocina is below:

After four years of starting on this journey we have decided it is time to close Abril Cocina.

We will be closing our doors 10 days (Sunday 2/24). We want to deeply ...

South Orange to Host 3 Town-Wide Master Plan Listening Sessions - Tonight's Meeting Cancelled Due to Weather

February 12, 2019

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Village President Sheena Collum has announced that tonight’s scheduled community conversation has been canceled due to weather. This meeting will be re-scheduled.

The Louis Bay 2nd Future Municipal Leaders Scholarship Competition Accepting Applications Through March 11

February 10, 2019

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The League of Municipalities has announced applications are now being accepted for The Louis Bay 2nd Future Municipal Leaders Scholarship Competition for high school juniors and seniors, according to an udpate on the South Orange Village website.

This scholarship is named in honor of Louis Bay 2nd, Mayor Emeritus of Hawthorne. Louis Bay 2nd actively participated as a ...

Curbside Recycling to be Collected in Maplewood on Presidents' Day - Monday, Feb. 18

February 17, 2019

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Curbside recycling pick-up will take place as scheduled in Maplewood on Monday, Feb. 18 - the Presidents' Day holiday.

According to the Township of Maplewood website, the only Mondays when recycling does not get picked-up is when "any of the following Holidays fall on a Monday: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas." ...

Curbside Recycling to be Collected in Maplewood on Presidents' Day - Monday, Feb. 18

February 17, 2019

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Curbside recycling pick-up will take place as scheduled in Maplewood on Monday, Feb. 18 - the Presidents' Day holiday.

According to the Township of Maplewood website, the only Mondays when recycling does not get picked-up is when "any of the following Holidays fall on a Monday: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas." ...

West Orange Mayor Addresses Purchase Price and Intentions for Rock Spring Club

February 8, 2019

WEST ORANGE, NJ — After announcing earlier this week that he intends to present the West Orange Township Council with a contact to purchase Rock Spring Golf Club, Mayor Robert Parisi released a public statement explaining why this purchase would be “a critical step in the township’s desire to maintain open space, build and operate recreational facilities for the future and plan ...

Theodore McCarrick, Former Archbishop of Newark, Removed from Ministry by Pope Francis

February 16, 2019

NEWARK, NJ -- The Vatican announced on Saturday that Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, formerly the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Newark, has been defrocked. It is believed to be the first time an American archbishop has been removed from the ministry following accusations of sexual abuse. 

According to the Catholic Standard, The Vatican announced that the 88-year-old ...

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Star of ‘Cara’s Cucina’ to Host Groundwork Elizabeth Gala Feb. 27

February 16, 2019

Cara Di Falco, star of “Cara’s Cucina,” will host Groundwork Elizabeth’s WinterGreen gala Feb. 27 at the Hilton Newark Airport Hotel.

A nonprofit founded in Elizabeth in 2003, Groundwork Elizabeth builds sustainable communities in Elizabeth, NJ and in nearby Union County communities with urban agriculture initiatives, youth programing and more.

“So ...

AtlantiCast: Episode 24

On this week’s AtlantiCast, meet the newest chairman of the American Hospital Association, learn about a breakthrough in heart surgery at Morristown Medical Center, celebrate a year of innovation at Atlantic Health System and see some tips to stay flu free.

 

Maplewood Police Blotter - 16-Year-Old Assaulted, Robbed in DeHart Park

February 15, 2019

February 4, 2019; Robbery; At approximately 5:45 PM, a 16 year old male was exiting Dehart Park when he was assault.  At least three males attacked him and took his phone, headphones and backpack before fleeing.  Officers responded to the area and located several individuals in the area.  Following the investigation on scene, two males, Daijon Williams age 19 of ...

South Orange Police Blotter

South Orange Police Blotter as of February 4

Burglary to Auto - An East Orange resident reported that sometime between 8:00 pm and 9:10 pm, Sunday Feb. 3, actor(s) unknown entered his vehicle, which was parked at a Prospect St. address and stole a floral suitcase with DJ equipment inside, a black LG Galaxy phone and his girlfriend's black purse which contained her ...

South Orange to Host 3 Town-Wide Master Plan Listening Sessions - Tonight's Meeting Cancelled Due to Weather

February 12, 2019

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Village President Sheena Collum has announced that tonight’s scheduled community conversation has been canceled due to weather. This meeting will be re-scheduled.

Tickets Now on Sale for the Third Annual Maplewood Chili Cookoff on Feb. 24

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Chili Cookoff is back for the third year on Sunday, Feb. 24, and tickets are on sale now to attend, or to register to enter a chili in the cookoff.

The 2019 Chili Cookoff will offer prizes for 1st through 5th place in two categories: meat and vegetarian, and have also added this year a kids category and a chef's choice award. 

The top ...

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Thu, February 21, 6:00 PM

West Orange Public Library, West Orange

West Orange Preschool Fair

Education

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Fri, February 22, 8:00 PM

Burgdorff Cultural Center, Maplewood

'Intimate Apparel' by Lynn Nottage

Arts & Entertainment

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Sat, February 23, 11:15 AM

Morristown-Beard School, Morristown

Free Family-Focused, German-Style Mardi Gras ...

Education

Fully Involved Car Fire Claims a Life in West Orange

February 17, 2019

WEST ORANGE — A person who became trapped in a vehicle engulfed in flames early Sunday morning was pronounced dead at the scene when West Orange police arrived just before 1 a.m., according to the township’s public information officer (PIO).

The PIO also noted that the victim was unidentified, and the vehicle was unrecognizable due to the fully involved car fire, which ...

Theodore McCarrick, Former Archbishop of Newark, Removed from Ministry by Pope Francis

NEWARK, NJ -- The Vatican announced on Saturday that Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, formerly the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Newark, has been defrocked. It is believed to be the first time an American archbishop has been removed from the ministry following accusations of sexual abuse. 

According to the Catholic Standard, The Vatican announced that the 88-year-old ...

World War One Exhibit Running at Springfield Library Through Spring 2019

February 17, 2019

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - For local history buffs, the Springfield Public Library offers an absolute gem hidden in plain sight.

The Donald B. Palmer Museum is home to the collection of its namesake. Palmer, who was a long-time Springfield resident and eccentric collector, acquired various firearms, pieces of farming equipment, daily items and more. Thanks to the extensive number of items, the ...

Atlantic Health System Earns Spot on Fortune’s ‘100 Best Companies To Work For' List for 11th Year Running

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Atlantic Health System -- parent company of Summit's Overlook Medical Center -- once again has been named to Fortune’s '100 Best Companies to Work For', the 11th consecutive year Atlantic Health System has earned a spot on the prestigious annual list. The Morristown-based company, a leading provider of healthcare in New Jersey, was slotted in the 87th ...

Atlantic Health System Earns Spot for 11th Year on Fortune’s ‘100 Best Companies To Work For®’ List

February 16, 2019

Proving that being extraordinary matters, Atlantic Health System, a leading provider of health care in New Jersey, was once again named to Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®,” ranking number 87 in its 11th consecutive year on the prestigious annual list.

“Our culture of innovation, trust and respect drives our success,” said Brian Gragnolati, President ...

Seton Hall Announces Lineup for SOMA Film Festival

In a continued partnership of four years, SOMA Film Festival will host Seton Hall University College of Communication and the Arts in a program of Student Films that will screen at The Woodland on Sunday, 3/24 from 3 to 6 PM. 

"This partnership has proven to be a great way for our local film fest and local university to express our mutual appreciation of films. It is always a ...

Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center Only Hospital in New Jersey to Achieve America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award™ from Healthgrades

Award Places Hospitals in Top One and Two Percent of Hospitals in Nation for Clinical Performance

Atlantic Health System announced that Morristown Medical Center was the only hospital in New Jersey to achieve the Healthgrades 2019 America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award.™

Morristown Medical Center was the only hospital in the state to be recognized as one of ‘America’s 50 ...