Help SHU learn about spatial thinking in adults

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Child Learning Lab at Seton Hall University is conducting a study on how adults’ spatial thinking changes with practice and age. Would you be interested in helping the lab by volunteering your participation? Here is some information about the study and participation, provided by the Child Learning Lab: Who are […]

Health care providers discuss mental illness, addiction

Legislators attend event addressing mental health needs

Health care providers discuss mental illness, addiction

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mental health providers, advocacy organizations and elected officials gathered to express continued support and increased awareness of topics related to mental illness and substance abuse services as the Essex County Mental Health Coalition held its 16th annual Legislative Breakfast at the Mayfair Farms in West Orange on Oct. 7. The event […]

Orange man arrested in string of motor vehicle break-ins

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A man faces charges in connection to a string of car burglaries committed over the past month, according to a recent release from West Orange Township South Orange police arrested Gregory Brown, 36, of Orange, in connection to car burglaries in that township. He is also charged with 22 car break-ins […]

Maplewood police investigate possible luring incident on Garfield Place

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Oct. 13, at approximately 8:28 a.m., the Maplewood Police Department received a report of a suspicious condition — a possible attempted luring — on Garfield Place, according to a press release from the department. The victim, a 40-year-old Maplewood woman, reported that a heavyset black male exited the passenger side of […]

Clown threats sweep the country, affect two towns

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Just when we thought 2016 couldn’t get any weirder, the clowns came. Beginning in South Carolina with unsubstantiated reports that clowns were trying to lure children, clown-mania swept across the country, leading to reports of scary and dangerous clowns and threatening social media postings made by “clown” accounts. Though […]

MDR to present staged reading of ‘The Burdens’

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Midtown Direct Rep kicks off its 2016-17 newly renamed staged reading series, “Theater at The Woodland,” with a presentation of “The Burdens,” written by Matt Schatz and directed by Mark Armstrong. This staged reading will be performed for one night only on Sunday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. at The Woodland, 60 […]

Traffic and pedestrian safety summit in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood is a walking town and everyone needs to focus more energy on pedestrian safety and enforcement of traffic laws. On June 20, Mayor Vic DeLuca convened a meeting of municipal department directors, the police and fire chiefs, traffic engineers and pedestrian safety advocates to discuss what Maplewood Township can do to […]

In celebration of the 1916 Easter Rising

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On Friday, Oct. 21, at 8:30 a.m, Seton Hall University is hosting an all-day conference in honor of the centenary of the Easter Rising, which signified a major milestone in the history of Irish independence. Panelists will explore the history, personalities, music, art and theater that defined this pivotal event in […]

Avoid caregiver overload

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Attend a seminar on caregiver overload on Monday, Oct. 17, at 2:30 p.m. in the Winchester Gardens Auditorium, 333 Elmwood Ave. in Maplewood. Caregiver overload occurs when the tasks that are required to care for a loved one build up to the point of being too stressful. The danger of taking on […]

Maplewood Chamber of Commerce to honor John J. Meade Jr.

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Distinguished Service Award Dinner on Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Maplewood Country Club starting at 6:30 p.m. The Distinguished Service Award has been presented to leaders in the town’s business and civic community for more than 60 years. This year’s honoree is John […]