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After Delays, South Orange-Maplewood to Present Revised Code of Conduct
In its last meeting of 2018, The South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education addressed long-awaited revisions to the district’s Code of Conduct policy that were initially proposed a year and a half ago. The revisions, which would aim to address the disparities in discipline and suspension policies tha
South Orange-Maplewood District Purchasing GPS Devices & Systems for Buses
After a snowstorm stranded children on school buses for hours in South Orange and Maplewood last month (and paralyzed travel throughout the region), the school district is taking steps to ensure the safety of students on buses in case of future similar events.
CVS Front Door Smashed In Attempted Burglary: Millburn Police
MILLBURN, NJ - The front door of the CVS on Millburn Avenue was vandalized as part of an attempted burglary on Dec. 10, the Millburn Police Department said. On Dec. 10 Millburn Police Officer Salemi responded to CVS on an attempted burglary report, police said. Upon arrival, the front glass door was
The Mills At Jersey Gardens Holiday, Christmas Eve 2018 Hours
ELIZABETH, NJ — There is one week left to shop before Christmas. If you are heading to the mall check out the holiday shopping hours for the 2018 holiday season. The Mills At Jersey Gardens in Elizabeth has already announced it will be open on Christmas Eve for procrastinators. They'll also open ear
Retired Police Officer Intervenes in Suicide Attempt on Newark-Irvington Township Border
Irvington Township will handle the investigation into a reported suicide attempt that occurred in a parking lot of a restaurant that tightly sits on the border of Newark. According to preliminary reports, a retired police officer contacted Newark Police when he observed an armed man barricaded insid
Essex County Girl, 11, Helps Save Mom From Gun-Wielding Man: PD
NEWARK, NJ — An 11-year-old Essex County girl and her mother escaped from a gun-wielding man who held them hostage in their home last weekend. The girl was able to help summon police to the scene, who eventually shot and killed the man holding them captive, authorities said.
Become a Volunteer Docent at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo
"Our Docents help visitors have an enjoyable and memorable experience at Turtle Back Zoo. Whether walking through our zoo grounds or making presentations in schools or at community events, our Docents are volunteer ambassadors who share their love and knowledge about animals and their habitats, and
Summit Resident Wins Shop Summit Passport Grand Prize
SUMMIT, NJ - Resident Alicia Broughel has $500 more to spend this holiday season as they is the Summit Downtown, Inc. (SDI) Grand Prize winner of the Shop Summit Passport program.
Google to invest $1 bn in new New York campus
Google's parent company Alphabet on Monday said it was investing more than $1 billion to set up a new campus in New York City. In a blog post, Alphabet and Google CFO Ruth Porat said it would lease large office buildings in Manhattan's West Village neighbourhood which will become the centerpiece of
5 New Houses For Sale In The Maplewood Area
MAPLEWOOD, NJ — When you're looking for a new place, keeping tabs on all the latest listings can be an exhausting task. That's why we've gone ahead and done the initial work for you.
Authorities name man shot dead by police during standoff
Essex officials have on Monday named the man police officers fatally wounded early Saturday morning after taking his ex-girlfriend hostage and holding her at gunpoint for several hours.
Murphy says NJ Transits meets safety equipment deadline
KEARNY, N.J. (WPVI) -- New Jersey Transit has made enough progress on installing a federally mandated emergency braking system to meet a year-end deadline, Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday.
Authorities probe fatal police shooting of hostage-taker
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) ï¿½ The Essex County prosecutor's office is investigating the fatal police shooting of a man who had taken his estranged girlfriend and her daughter hostage.
Community Coalition On Race Wants Support
MAPLEWOOD, NJ - After a series of programs this year designed to build a racially integrated and inclusive community, the South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race is looking for financial help to finance their offerings for 2019.
NJ Names 6 Towns Up For New Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
The Garden State is about to get a little greener. On Monday, New Jersey Department of Health officials announced their long-awaited choices for the six businesses that will be invited to open new medical marijuana dispensaries in the state. The dispensaries would be located in Phillipsburg, Paterso
Long Range Facilities Plan OK’d informally by BSE
MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood Board of School Estimates informally approved the Long Range Facilities Plan that the Board of Education passed at a Dec. 6 meeting, allowing the BOE to move forward with pricing out bids and request funding for $93.1 million in health and sa
Newark Police Fatally Shoot Man During Hostage Situation: PD
NEWARK, NJ -- A hostage situation in Newark on Friday night ended with a fatal police shooting. Authorities said that officers saved the life of the victim, who has an 11-year-old child.
Man Barricades Himself In Home, More Bomb Threats: Top News
UNION COUNTY, NJ — It's been a busy second week of December and staying on top of all the local news can be tough. No worries, we have put together the top stories of the week for Union County.
SNL Actor Pete Davidson Posts Disturbing Message On Instagram, Ex-Girlfriend Ariana Grande Visits 30 Rock To Help Comic
New York police on Saturday made a "wellness check" on "Saturday Night Live" actor Pete Davidson after a social media posting Saturday appeared to suggest he was suicidal. NYPD officers met with Davidson, according to CNN. Lieutenant Paul Ng did not confirm where or when the wellness check was done.
Black activist and scholar: Discrimination is clear, here’s how police practices could be improved
Recently a black female executive at RWJBarnabas Health posted a Facebook comment that triggered outrage: hundreds of comments online, news media coverage and protestors who demanded her firing. Though the woman, Michellene Davis, was forced to take administrative leave, her comment had nothing to d