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Main Street South Orange holds ‘New Biz 101’ seminar in South Orange on May 23rd

Testing a new business idea? Got a hobby you could turn into a business? Then join Main Street South Orange for a free seminar to learn about starting up a local business! Meet at the South Orange Public Library from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23, 2012.

The equation has shifted dramatically for startups and the barriers to entry are lower today than in the past. With the access to the information and technology we have now, you can come up with an idea over lunch and create a working prototype shortly thereafter. This seminar is to aid potential entrepreneurs with the steps necessary to pursue your dreams.

The three-hour session run by Main Street South Orange, called New Biz 101, will include speakers with expertise in attracting early-stage financing and other aspects of building a  business, including legal requirements, business research and real estate opportunities.  Main Street South Orange’s goal is to parlay this seminar into an on-going forum, including future seminars and guidance. Through this program, start-ups can access an extensive network of industry leaders for direction on many topics pertinent to small business. 

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Main Street South Orange’s mission with this new program is to understand the needs of entrepreneurs and connect potential owners with mentors who have the right expertise to help grow the idea into a business.  These mentors will be available to help guide in the initial startup phases plus provide a collaborative environment where everyone can share insights and knowledge from their different experiences and backgrounds.

Don’t put your great idea on the back burner any longer! Take the right step toward your new business goals and join us on Wednesday, May 23, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the South Orange Public Library. 

Sign up today at: http://mssonewbiz101.eventbrite.com

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Maplewood Police Blotter - Three Thefts Reported, Including a Motor Vehicle

April 24, 2018

April 16 - Shoplifting; At approximately 3:15 p.m., officers responded to the 7-11 on Irvington Avenue on a reported shoplifter.  An employee reported that prior to officer’s arrival, a male entered the store, picked up several pieces of candy and then left without paying.

April 16 - Theft from Auto; At approximately 6:15 p.m. an unsecured vehicle parked on Van ...

Maplewood Police Blotter - Man Arrested for Package Thefts

April 5 - Shoplifting; At approximately 3:15 p.m. officers responded to the Extra Supermarket on Irvington Ave on a reported shoplifter. Jean Legerme, age 21 of Newark was detained by security for attempting to leave the store without paying for several items. He was arrested, taken into custody and later released after being charged on a summons.

April 5 - Shoplifting; At ...

Sunny Skies for the South Mountain YMCA Healthy Kids Day Celebration

April 24, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The South Mountain YMCA celebrated Healthy Kids Day on Saturday, with lots of sun, activities, and healthy snacks, which were provided by the Stop and Shop of South Orange and Trader Joe's of Millburn,

The afternoon of fun included a climbing wall, an obstacle course, laser tag, bounce houses, and slides.

There was also an opportunity for kids to visit to the ...

41st Annual SOMA Interfaith Holocaust Service and March of Remembrance Held on Sunday

MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The 41st Annual SOMA Interfaith Holocaust Service and March of Remembrance was held on Sunday, April 15. The march assembled in Spiotta Park on Maplewood Avenue in Maplewood, and was called to order with the blowing of the shofar.

Local elected officials who attended included Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca, Maplewood Township Committee member Dean Dafis, and ...

Upcoming Events

Thu, April 26, 7:00 PM

Columbia High School Black Box Theatre, Maplewood

Janet Mandel: Pierre-Auguste Renoir

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Thu, April 26, 7:00 PM

Columbia High School Black Box Theatre, Maplewood

Janet Mandel: Pierre-Auguste Renoir

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Fri, April 27, 9:00 AM

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6th Annual Massive Tag Sale to Benefit Furniture ...

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Fri, April 27, 7:00 PM

Par 440 Restaurant & Lounge, Short Hills

The Extra Rich In Class Dinner Show with E.R.I.C.

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Academy Heights Residents: No More Valley Street Development Until Master Plan Approved

April 22, 2018

This past Thursday, April 19th, the South Orange Development Committee considered a presentation from developers regarding the All Star Motors site on Valley Street between 3rd and 4th. The proposal is for a 61 unit dormitory/boarding house for college students, with 175 beds and limited parking on a lot that is partially zoned for two-family residential. About 20 Academy Heights neighbors ...

Gov. Murphy Announces Proposed NJTransit Funding Increase

April 25, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday spread a message of hope regarding future improvements to NJTransit services and infrastructure due to a proposed $242 million increase in funding for NJTransit for the 2019 fiscal year. 

At a press conference held at NJTransit’s Central Maintenance Facility on Doremus Avenue in Newark, Murphy, Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka, and other ...

Women Need Better Treatment Behind Bars, Lawmakers Say

NEWARK, NJ - Middlesex County Assemblywoman Yvonne Lopez and U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) held a roundtable discussion Monday with criminal justice reform advocates and formally incarcerated women to discuss legislation Lopez and Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle are introducing, modeled after legislation Booker introduced in the Senate, to reform the way women are treated behind ...

Cranford's Kurt Steiner, a Holocaust Survivor, tells Life Story as 106th Birthday Draws Near

April 25, 2018

CRANFORD, NJ – In a quaint white house near the border of Cranford and Garwood, 105-year-old Kurt Steiner sat at his dining room table, surrounded by cabinets that held his collection of Viennese glass and antique Limoge plates. At his table, he had his carefully taped together passport and exit papers from Vienna, Austria, stamped with a large “J” and “Jude,” the ...

Amazon Works to End Stigma of “Free and Reduced” Meals at School

FLORENCE, NJ – There is a widely unknown problem in schools all over America: a stigma among many children who are eligible for free or reduced lunch.

Rather than face the peer pressure of receiving breakfast or lunch through this federal program, many choose to remain hungry.

To help eliminate the practice, Amazon has partnered with Share our Strength’s “No Kid ...

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day at South Orange Police Station on April 28

April 25, 2018

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is on Saturday, April 28, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the South Orange Police Department, 201 South Orange Avenue.

South Orange Police is participating in the DEA's National Prescription Drug Take Back Program. The program aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general ...

Reduce Your Risk for Colorectal Cancer

Morristown Medical Center’s Carol G. Simon Cancer Center presents “Protecting Your Colorectal Health” on Tuesday, May 1, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Morristown Medical Center Health Pavilion, 333 Mount Hope Avenue in Rockaway. Admission is free.

This popular, educational program presents an opportunity to hear up-to-date presentations from leading ...

Strollers’ 2017–2018 Season Concludes With William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

The Strollers community theater will close out its 86th season with a presentation of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The Bard’s classic comedy will be performed for three weekends in May at the Burgdorff Center for Performing Arts in Maplewood, NJ. 

One of Shakespeare’s most popular works for the stage—and arguably his best-known ...