Women’s Connection of TSTI holds meditation and yoga event

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Thirty-five members of the Women’s Connection of Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel got together recently for an evening of stretching bodies and relaxing minds at a yoga and meditation event. Yoga instructor Jill Vacarro from Millburn led attendees in various poses and Anne Sussman of Mindful Meeting Place in Maplewood, who is also […]

S.O. funny woman takes to Paper Mill stage

Actress playing actress enjoys stage time near SO home

S.O. funny woman takes to Paper Mill stage

MILLBURN, NJ — Jill Paice did not have to think twice before joining the cast of “A Comedy of Tenors” at the Paper Mill Playhouse. For one, the Millburn venue is close to the Broadway veteran’s home in South Orange, making it possible for her to walk her dogs between shows. But above all, it […]

Celebrate female athletes at WOHS

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The 31st annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day will be Tuesday, Feb. 7. Celebrate the WOHS girls’ basketball team and the team’s amazing undefeated season as they host Millburn High School for games. This is a family-friendly event and children enter for free. There will also be concessions, a […]

TSTI’s (RE)Connection Group kicks off winter fun at potluck

MILLBURN, NJ — Forty-two members of the (RE)Connection group at Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel gathered recently for a playoff football potluck at the home of synagogue members Andrea and David Baum in Short Hills. Among those who enjoyed a Sunday afternoon of socializing over food, drink and football were, from left, Debbie Taffet of Short Hills, […]

Become a frog-watcher for the SMC

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The South Mountain Conservancy is looking for dedicated volunteers to add to its FrogWatch USA team in the South Mountain Reservation this season. In collaboration with Cora Hartshorn Arboretum, the conservancy is looking to build a new local chapter; identify and count frog species in reservation wetland habitats; and collect data […]

Essex County outlines plans for 10th annual deer management program

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County recently outlined plans for the 2017 deer management program in South Mountain Reservation and Hilltop Reservation. This is the 10th year of the program, which is geared toward revitalizing the forest ecology by reducing the number of deer. The program will not be held in Eagle Rock Reservation this […]

Slave-Free Community Project debuts in towns

MILLBURN, NJ — The Slave-Free Community Project is enlisting residents, organizations, businesses, schools and governments in South Orange, Maplewood, Millburn and Short Hills to become the first communities in the nation that can confidently say “slave free” by raising awareness and working to eliminate the effects of modern slavery from every aspect of daily life. […]

NCJW addresses information void in reproductive health education

MILLBURN, NJ — NCJW/Essex will sponsor a Lunch and Learn, “The Information Void: A Discussion of Reproductive Health Education,” on Thursday, Jan. 26, in commemoration of the anniversary of the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision ensuring a woman’s right to a safe and legal abortion. The program will run from noon to 2 p.m. at […]

CITIZENS OF NEW JERSEY A CALL TO ACTION BY MONDAY A.M.

 WHAT IS GOVERNOR CHRISTIE TRYING TO HIDE? For over 100 years, governments and businesses in the U.S. have been required to inform the public about vital matters like government contract bids, variance applications, sub-division variance applications, foreclosures, sales of government property, government contract bids, and municipal tax sales. But this week, Gov. Chris Christie and […]

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