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12-Year-Old Boy Falls Through Ice at Littell's Pond in Livingston

February 5, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A 12-year-old boy was sent to Saint Barnabas Medical Center on Tuesday after Livingston police and fire department members rescued him from the ice he fell through while attempting to retrieve a basketball at Littell People’s Pond.

The pond is located in the area of Livingston High School, adjacent to Littell People's Park and the high school tennis ...

Cedar Grove Police Blotter

February 12, 2019

On February 4, 2019 at 12:35 p.m., officers responded to a Little Falls Road business for a burglary. Unknown actors broke into an employee’s vehicle and stole a large quantity of cash. Surveillance video was obtained and detectives are investigating.

On February 5, 2019 at 12:49 a.m., Ptl. Christopher Lynch stopped a vehicle with inoperable license plate lamps. A subsequent ...

Oscar Shorts: Celebrate the Underdog Film Festival Marks 10th Anniversary in Montclair

February 15, 2019

MONTCLAIR, NJ -- This Saturday, February 16 at Buzz Aldrin Middle School, you can have the chance to watch all of the short films nominated for Academy Awards. The “Oscar Shorts: Celebrate the Underdog” Film Festival is marking its 10th year of showing these short films, which is prior to the Oscar broadcast on February 24.

“People can come, they can learn something ...

The History and Origins of Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is widely known as the day of the year when love is celebrated, and indeed, February has been a month of romance for centuries. The St. Valentine’s Day we observe today evolved both from ancient Roman and early Christian history.

There are many legends about who St. Valentine was. One story dates from the third century A.D. Apparently, Emperor Claudius II of Rome ...

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 ...

‘Cooked & Uncorked’ Festival to Showcase NJ Firefighters’ Culinary Talents

These firefighters don’t just put out flames — they use them to make duck confit-stuffed ravioli with bacon and English pea puree. That’s how South Orange Local 24 won the gourmet category during last year’s Cooked & Uncorked food and wine festival, which is coming up for the 9th time this month on Feb. 25 in Edison, NJ.

Hosted by the New Jersey Firefighters Mutual ...

New Jersey Date Night: Cupid’s Singles Throw-Down

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Sometimes Cupid has an off day with his marksmanship. Maybe his arrow hit you once or twice, however it didn’t go deep enough to stick long-term. Or maybe you just haven’t been it the right place at the right time for Cupid to get the perfect aim. Regardless, the singles who’ve yet to ...

New Jersey Man Bike Rides Across Country for Cancer Research

February 16, 2019

SPARTA, NJ – Sparta resident and cofounder and manager of the Sparta Farmers Market Mitch Morrison is about to embark on a cross country trip on his bicycle.  Morrison is riding solo from Portland, Oregon to Sparta beginning on April 10 arriving in late May.

“As part of my adventure, I am raising money for cancer research for Cycle for Survival,” Morrison ...

Verona Library Trustees Thank Community for its Support

February 12, 2019

To the editor:
The Trustees of the Verona Public Library, community volunteers and staff would like to thank everyone who attended the New Year, New Library event on January 24.   It was wonderful to see so many community members come together to celebrate and support the beautiful newly renovated Verona Public Library. 

All proceeds raised at event ...

Spotlight on Cardiac Rehab at Mountainside Medical Center

February 13, 2019

The Cardiac Rehabilitation Center at Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center provides medically supervised cardiac rehabilitation fitness programs for individuals with identified cardiovascular disease, as well as those with known risk factors. Patients who have undergone open heart surgery or are in congestive heart failure are prime candidates.

Candice Powell, exercise ...

'Little Girl Blue' celebrates Nina Simone

‘Little Girl Blue’ celebrates Nina Simone in words and music

By Liz Keill

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – George Street Playhouse has brought a heartwarming story to the stage in “Little Girl Blue: the Nina Simone Musical.”

Laiona Michelle, who delivered a powerful performance in “American Hero” at George Street, returns in a play she developed that ...