Take advantage of the Overlook Van in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Find out if you are at risk for diabetes or high blood pressure with a free screening and obtain educational materials and individual counseling. The Overlook Van will be at the Hilton Branch Library, 1688 Springfield Ave. in Maplewood, from 1 to 3 p.m. on Thursdays, Oct. 20, Nov. 17 and Dec. […]

SOPAC to celebrate its 10-year anniversary with gala

Center celebrates 10 years of bringing varied art to village

SOPAC to celebrate its 10-year anniversary with gala

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Performing Arts Center will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a gala honoring three of its biggest supporters Oct. 29. The event will pay tribute to South Orange Village President Sheena Collum, SOPAC governor Carolyn Minick Mason and founding contributor Peter Shapiro, all of whom have either donated funds, […]

Possible attempted robbery in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Oct. 13, at approximately 9:30 p.m., Maplewood police officers responded to Warren Road on a report of a female in distress, according to a press release from the Maplewood Police Department. Upon their arrival, officers located and spoke with the female, who reported that she had exited her home and entered […]

FAMILYConnections launches social media campaign to combat domestic violence

EAST ORANGE, NJ — DREAMS of Essex, a FAMILYConnections program that helps children and parents recover from domestic violence is launching #itscalledatanktop. This new social media campaign for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which is observed in October, will bring awareness to the use of violence in our everyday language that has become so ingrained — […]

MMS to host Dance-A-Thon fundraiser

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Middle School will hold its first Dance-A-Thon fundraiser, hosted by the student council, Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports committee and Home School Association, to raise money for the school store and other schoolwide events. The dance will be Friday, Oct. 28, from 4 to 11 p.m. at the Maplewood Middle School […]

Think pink, donate blood

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — To coincide with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Our Lady of Sorrows in South Orange will be holding a blood drive on Sunday, Oct. 23, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 217 Prospect St. Donors must weigh at least 110 pounds, eat before donation and bring ID. For more informations […]

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 […]