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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Coming Soon to Essex County: Art Walk, Street Fair, WOFD Open House


The third annual Maplewood Art Walk and Music Fest will take place this Sunday, September 28, in the Maplewood Village Business District. Professional artists will display and sell their work throughout the village from 11am until 5pm. According to the event schedule, live performances will take place throughout the day at Ricalton Square, and on Highland Place and Baker Street. Other activities include sidewalk chalk graffiti, arts and crafts activities, sand art, free balloon twisting, knitting, and face painting. In addition, the Montclair Art Museum Art Truck will be open to visitors, as well as the Tara O'Leary Gallery on the second floor of 155 Maplewood Avenue. The event is presented by the Maplewood Village Alliance and sponsored by Vanessa Pollock of Keller Williams Realty and Mona Lisa Framing.


The 23rd annual Caldwell Street Fair will take place on Sunday, October 5 from 12pm until 5pm along Bloomfield Avenue in Downtown Caldwell. The fair will feature approximately 200 booths, rides, food, arts and crafts, a beer garden, and entertainment.  The street fair takes place every year on the first Sunday in October, and is a project of the Rotary Club of the Caldwells and the Kiwanis Club of Caldwell-West Essex. The Calandra Family is the premier sponsor.


The West Orange Fire Department will hold an open house on Saturday, October 11 from 12pm to 2pm at the West Orange Public Library. Visitors can see the raising of a 110 foot aerial ladder and hazard house demonstations, and learn fire safety tips. Giveaways and refreshments will be available. The library is located at 46 Mount Pleasant Avenue.

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Attorney Says Dufault is "Devastated" by Allegations, Bail Reduction Denied


Originally Published on 9/21, Updated 9/26


-Columbia High School teacher Nicole Dufault appeared in court on Friday with her attorney to request a bail reduction. The Essex County Prosecutor's Office alleges that Dufault had sex with five male students. Her request was denied. According to NJ.com, the assistant prosecutor told the judge that there were two complaints made against Dufault during the 2013-14 school year. The assistant prosecutor also told the judge that there is a video of Dufault allegedly having sex with one of the victims. PlaceNJ.com reported that students at Columbia High School allegedly viewed the video in school the day her arrest was announced.


-South Orange Maplewood School District Acting Superintendent James Memoli and Columbia High School Principal Elizabeth Aaron issued the below letter to community members on Sunday evening regarding the arrest of CHS teacher Nicole Dufault on sexual assault charges. 


-"She has a stellar reputation as a teacher", said Timothy Smith, Dufault's attorney, in an email to Essex County Place, adding that "she is devastated by these allegations".

A sign was posted on Monday, September 29, a sign posted outside of Dufault's classroom, B238, telling students in each of Dufault's classes to report to other classrooms in the building.


Hannah Edelman, the Columbia High School representative to the South Orange Maplewood Education Association union, declined requests for comment.

The letter is as follows:

"Dear Members of the SOMSD Community: 


Our primary concern continues to be the health, safety and well-being of all of our students, staff, and families. As a result of the teacher arrest last week at Columbia High School, we are informing you of what we are doing in response, and offering you some resources. 


Rumors will always occur, and we will not be able to comment on the allegations, investigations, or any possible evidence. 


What we are doing in school and in the district: 

-We are fully cooperating with the prosecutor’s office. 
-We are providing ongoing access to school and outside supports – including the CHS administrative team, guidance counselors, student assistance counselors, school social workers, teachers, and our employee assistance program, CONCERN. 
-We are keeping lines of communication open between parents, students, teachers, administrators, guidance staff, counselors, and social workers. 
-We are addressing individual concerns as they arise. We are focusing on the essential work of teaching and learning, building a sense of community, and deeply engaging students in developing their academic and extracurricular talents. 

What you can do at home: 


-Talk to your child. The nature of the charges are the most difficult that parents and children would ever have to discuss together. We therefore have compiled some resources on the attached page to help you support your child. 

-If your child is showing signs of stress in reaction to the events or the investigation, please reach out to his or her guidance counselor or a member of the administrative team. 
-If your child has information that might be helpful to the investigation, please reach out to the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit at 973-753-1130. 

We believe deeply in our mission to provide our students with a nurturing, healthy environment where they can do the important work of learning and developing as students, athletes, artists, and leaders. We ask that members of the larger community and the news media respect the privacy of minors and allow us as a school and a community to support our children by maintaining our focus on teaching and learning and all that that entails. Thank you for the incredible outpouring of support and partnership in overcoming this challenge and building an even stronger Columbia High School community." 



This story will be updated. 


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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Photos: PlayDay South Orange and In-Site Sculpture Exhibition

Thousands of people celebrated PlayDay South Orange on Sunday. Visitors could tour a South Orange Rescue Squad ambulance, see the new In-Site Sculpture Exhibition in Meadowland Park, and play games on Vose Avenue and Sloan Street. Inflatable rides and a basketball hoop were set up on South Orange Avenue. 























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Friday, September 19, 2014

Columbia Teacher Nicole Dufault Pleads Not Guilty to Aggravated Sexual Assault of Minors


First Reported on PlaceNJ.com: The Columbia High School teacher charged with multiple counts of aggravated sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child pleaded not guilty to all charges. 


According to the Essex County Prosecutor's Office, 35 year old Caldwell resident Nicole Dufault allegedly had sex with at least five students in her car and on CHS property in Maplewood. Dufault was initially charged with having sex with three students. The incidents allegedly took place during the 2013-14 school year and during the 2014 summer school program.


Dufault, a mother of two young children, was arrested at night on Wednesday, September 17 at her Caldwell condominium. Dufault is recently divorced, and her ex-husband was arrested in June on charges of burglary and theft. Her children have been removed from her custody.




Multiple news outlets were present near the high school on Friday, September 19, including reporters from WCBS, WNBC, WPIX, WXTV, and WNJU. Reporters for the stations interviewed students before and after school. Principal Elizabeth Aaron asked students on Thursday, September 18 not to speak to the media, and informed students that reporters were prohibited from school grounds. 




In addition, the Maplewood Police Department posted temporary 'No Parking' signs in the neighborhood surrounding the Parker Avenue school on Friday morning.


Aaron, Assistant Principal Michael Healy, and dean Craig Rynar were present outside of CHS before and after school on Friday, September 19. Several Maplewood Police officers were present at the corner of Kensington Terrace and Parker Avenue. A WPIX news van was parked at that location and was surrounded by students. A police officer told the driver to move to another location.




No announcement was made to students during the school day regarding the alleged incident, though Aaron said it was a "gorgeous Friday morning" during the morning announcements. A letter sent yesterday by the South Orange Maplewood School District to parents said that staff "are supporting students and staff impacted by events", though no further announcement was made in the school on Friday regarding this.


In addition, some students claim that there is a video which reportedly shows Dufault having sex with a student. This video may have been viewed by several students. One staff member warned her class that sharing the video of the alleged incident could constitute sending child pornography.


A sign outside of Dufault's classroom, B238, reads "Room Unusable". The sign was posted on Thursday morning. Dufault taught at Columbia High School for nine years, and was previously known as Nicole Bradley. Her name remained on the list of Columbia High School Language Arts faculty as of this report.


According to the Personnel Fiscal Resolutions from the June 16 Board of Education meeting, Dufault was to be paid $50 per hour for being an English teacher for the Bridge to Success summer program between July 7 and July 31. According to the SOMSD website, "Bridge to Success is a four-year program that is designed to provide additional support for students who are at-risk...The summer program provides participants with academic and study skills instruction".




Dufault is being held in the Essex County Correctional Center in Newark in lieu of $500,000 bail. Her attorney is Timothy Smith of the Fairfield based Caruso Smith Picini law firm. She is presumed innocent unless found guilty.


The Essex County Prosecutor's Office said that anyone with information relating to their investigation should call (973) 753-1130.




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Top photo courtesy Essex County Correctional Center

All other photos credit Jared Kofsky/PlaceNJ.com
Bottom photo shows the Columbia High School staff parking lot reportedly used by Dufault during the 2013-14 school year.

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Full Press Release from Essex County Prosecutor's Office:


"Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Maplewood Police Chief Robert J. Cimino announced today that a teacher at Columbia High School in Maplewood has been charged with sexually assaulting two more male students. Late Tuesday Nicole Dufault, 35, of Caldwell was arrested and charged with sexually assaulting three students. With the charges authorized today, the number of victims rises to five. She is accused of multiple counts of first degree aggravated sexual assault and multiple counts of second degree endangering the welfare of a child. All five of the victims are 15-year-old boys who were students at Columbia High School. Today Dufault made her first court appearance. She entered a not guilty plea to the charges involving the original three victims. All of the incidents occurred during the regular school year and also during summer school in 2013 and 2014. Dufault is currently being held at the Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark on $500,000 bail. She has been ordered to have no contact with any of the victims. Dufault has two minor children who have been removed from her custody. A language arts teacher who has been employed at the school for approximately 9 years, Dufault is accused of having oral sex and vaginal intercourse with the students on school property and in her car on multiple occasions. The investigation, which is active and ongoing, was conducted by the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit and the Maplewood Police Department. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit at 973-753-1130. Counseling and other assistance will be available to students through the South Orange/Maplewood School district. These are accusations. All defendants are presumed innocent unless and until they enter a guilty plea or are found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law."


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Full Press Release from SOMSD School Board president Elizabeth Daugherty:


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The allegations released by the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office are deeply disturbing. By law, administrators and Board of Education members are not permitted to publicly discuss personnel or individual student matters, or other issues requiring confidentiality. The Board and administration will continue to cooperate fully with the ongoing investigations. I am impressed with the calm professionalism of the CHS and district administrative teams, especially new Principal, Elizabeth Aaron, as they maintain laser-sharp focus on teaching and learning and supporting all students during these very difficult days."

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Columbia High School Teacher Charged with Multiple Counts of Aggravated Sexual Assault and Endangering the Welfare of a Child


First Reported on PlaceNJ.com: A language arts teacher at Columbia High School in Maplewood has been charged with multiple counts of aggravated sexual assault of a 13-16 year old and endangering the welfare of a child.

Kathy Carter, the spokesperson for the Essex County Prosecutor's Office, confirmed to PlaceNJ.com that 35 year old Nicole Dufault, of Caldwell, was arrested. Dufault allegedly had sex with at least three 15 year old students during the 2013-14 school year and 2014 summer school in her vehicle and on CHS property. Dufault is a tenured 9th and 10th grade English teacher.


Several unmarked police cars were parked outside of the Parker Avenue school Thursday morning.




CHS Principal Elizabeth Aaron made an announcement to students at 9:15am on Thursday saying that the school would be "in the news" for the next few months. Aaron added that news media are prohibited on school grounds, and asked that students not speak to media. Several New York news stations reported live from the school at 11pm on Thursday 


A sign outside of Dufault's classroom read 'Room Unusable', and told Dufault's students to report to another location.


A marked Maplewood Police Department cruiser was stationed outside of Dufault's condominium on Espy Road in Caldwell as of 6:00pm on Thursday. Dufault has two young children, and divorced recently.




According to Captain Michael Marucci of the Maplewood Police Department, the "investigation was supervised by the Essex County Prosecutor's Office".


In addition, it is rumored that CHS students have a video of Dufault performing a sex act on one of the victims, and that some students viewed the video during the school day on Thursday. This information is unconfirmed


Dufault is being held at the Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark on $500,000 bail, and is prohibited from contacting her alleged victims. She is considered innocent until proven guilty.


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The following letter was sent to parents:


To the SOMSD Community, 


A teacher at Columbia High School has been arrested in response to allegations of having victimized students. A comprehensive investigation by multiple law enforcement and other state agencies is ongoing. Columbia High School and district staff are cooperating fully with these investigations. 


The CHS administrative team, guidance counselors, student assistance counselors, school social workers, and teachers are actively supporting students and staff impacted by events. If your child is showing signs of stress in reaction to the events or the investigation, please reach out to his or her guidance counselor or a member of the administrative team. 


We ask the community to remember that discussion of the allegations may compromise the ongoing investigations. We will therefore be unable to comment on these matters. 


Our primary focus remains on the health, safety, and well-being of our students and staff. This morning, Principal Elizabeth Aaron addressed the full school and asked the CHS community to stay focused on the important work of teaching and learning, throughout any distractions that may arise from the investigations. 


Times of crises present opportunities to strengthen the fabric of our community, and to work together to ensure that all members feel safe, supported, and united in mutual respect and thoughtful action. We appreciate the partnership of our families, students, and staff as we support the growth and development of all students. 


Sincerely, 

James G. Memoli, Interim Superintendent 
Elizabeth Aaron, Principal

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The following is a press release from the Essex County Prosecutor's Office:


Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Maplewood Police Chief Robert J. Cimino announced today that a teacher at Columbia High School in Maplewood was arrested yesterday and charged with sexually assaulting three students. Nicole Dufault, 34, of Caldwell, was arrested last night at her home. She was charged yesterday with multiple counts of aggravated sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child. All of the victims were 15-year-old boys attending Columbia High School. The incidents occurred during the regular school year and also during summer school in 2013 and 2014. Dufault is currently being held at the Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark on $500,000 bail. She has been ordered to have no contact with any of the victims. Dufault has two minor children who have been removed from her custody. A language arts teacher who has been employed at the school for approximately 9 years, Dufault is accused of having oral sex and vaginal intercourse with the students on school property and in her car on multiple The investigation, which is active and ongoing, was conducted by the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit and the Maplewood Police Department. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit at 973-753-1130. Counseling and other assistance will be available to students through the South Orange/Maplewood School District.


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Original Report from 12:20pm on Thursday - First Reported on PlaceNJ.com:


Several unmarked police cars are currently parked outside of Columbia High School in Maplewood. A language arts teacher at the Parker Avenue school is rumored to have been arrested, however this cannot be confirmed.


Principal Elizabeth Aaron told students at 9:15am today that the school will be "in the news" for the next few months, and asked students not to speak to media. She also told students that members of the media are prohibited on school grounds.


A sign posted outside of the teacher's classroom, B238, reads "Room Unusable".


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Top photo courtesy Essex County Correctional Facility. All others credit Jared Kofsky/PlaceNJ.com.

City of Newark News Roundup: Sonic Opens Today, Hotel Indigo, NAACP


Essex County's first Sonic Drive-In location will hold a grand opening celebration today. The restaurant is located on Springfield Avenue in Newark at the intersection of Court Street, near the City National Bank branch. Over 100 residents will work at the new Sonic, which is owned by Anthony and Justin Marchigiano. Several local leaders, including Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, Council President Mildred Crump, Council Member Gayle Chaneyfield-Jenkins, and Newark Housing Authority Executive Director Keith Kinard will cut the ribbon this afternoon at 12pm. According to a press release, "the restaurant will add to the wave of economic development for the Springfield Avenue neighborhood by providing jobs and services within walking distance of area residents and other thriving businesses, such as Applebee’s and Home Depot". A ShopRite supermarket will also open soon on Springfield Avenue. 

A new hotel will open soon in Downtown Newark. Hotel Indigo is expected to open in the fall, and will be New Jersey's second location of the hotel chain. The 108 room hotel will be located in the former First National State Bank building at 810 Broad Street at the corner of Edison Place. The building was constructed in 1912, and was recently renovated. A variety of positions are available at the hotel, including servers and sous chefs for the restaurant, clerks for the front desks, and several managerial roles. 

"As a boutique hotel, Indigo will attract visitors to the area who hopefully will explore downtown Newark", said Ramona Thompson of the Newark Downtown District. "There are many things for someone to do downtown such as NJPAC, Prudential Center, newark Museum, Symphony Hall, New Jersey Historic Society, Military Park, shopping, and exploration of the architecture of the historic buildings". 

The Newark History Society and the Newark branch of the NAACP will sponsor a panel called "Much Has Changed. Much Has Not." as part of the Newark NAACP's 100th anniversary celebration. The panel will take place at the New Jersey Historical Society on Monday, September 29 and 6pm. Newark NAACP president Deborah Smith Gregory will be the moderator. Panelists include Richard Cammarieri of New Community Corporation, Essex County Deputy Chief of Staff William D. Payne, former Newark NAACP president Sally Carroll, and Newark NAACP vice president Kathleen Turpin Merritt. Those interested in attending should RSVP to newarkhistorysociety@verizon.com or 973-376-8273 by September 25. Light refreshments will be reserved.The New Jersey Historical Society is located across from Military Park at 52 Park Place, next to WBGO-FM.

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Maplewood USPS Letter Carriers to Move to Union


The letter carrier division of the main Maplewood Post Office will relocate this month to the main post office in Union Township on Chestnut Street.

"The carriers will be repositioned but there is no impact to local customers", said Maureen P. Marion of the United States Postal Service, mentioning that oversized or signature-required mail that cannot be delivered will be available at the main Maplewood Post Office on Maplewood Avenue.

"No one should see a change", added Marion.

The post office building is expected to be demolished next year in order to make way for a new commercial and residential building. Maplewood's other postal station is located on Springfield Avenue.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Photo of the Day 9/10/14


This photo was taken at South Mountain Reservation in Maplewood.

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City of Newark News Roundup: Characters Walk, Exhibition, NCC Parade


A new exhibition will open this week at at Newark art gallery. According to Paul Robeson Gallery website, 'From Here to There' focuses "on the work of artists who explore all aspects of the migrant and immigrant experience". Artists whose work is used in the exhibition include Aileen Bassis, Sasha Bromberg, Maki Hajikano, Muriel Hasbun, Fidencio Martinez, Jenny Polak, Viviane Rombaldi Seppey, Leona Strassberg Steiner, Raul Villarreal, and Mina Zarfsaz. The opening reception will take place between 5pm and 7pm on Thursday, September 11. The exhibition will be on display until December 24. The Paul Robeson Gallery is located on the campus of Rutgers-Newark at 350 Dr Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard between Warren and Bleeker Streets.

On Saturday, October 25 from 10am to 1pm, the Rutgers Undergraduate Women in Business (RUWIB) will host the second annual Characters Walk at Washington Park. The walk will raise money for the Newark Public Library (NPL), so that the library can acquire new books. The first 100 people to pre-register will receive a free t-shirt. The suggested donation is $10 for adult walkers and $5 for students. According to the event page, the "Characters Walk will consist of fun-filled activities including music, a reading corner, face painting, various games, theatrical performances, and special appearances by children’s storybook characters". Donations can be made here.

The New Community Corporation will host the 31st annual Advocacy Parade on Saturday, September 27. The parade will start at 12pm at the corner of South Orange and Littleton Avenues, near Big Deal Food Market. In addition, a free family festival will take place between 1pm and 5pm on Hayes and Bedford Streets between 14th and 15th Avenues. Scheduled activities include pony rides and rock climbing. There will be live entertainment, and a beer garden will be open to those 21 and older. Food and drink will be available for purchase.

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Photo of the Day 9/9/14



This photo shows Hemlock Falls in Maplewood.

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Monday, September 8, 2014

Photo of the Day 9/8/14


This photo shows the Lenape Trail near Viscaya in West Orange.

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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Photo of the Day 9/7/14


This photo shows the Passaic River at West Essex Park in Livingston. The bridge connects Columbia Turnpike in Florham Park (on the left) with South Orange Avenue in Livingston (on the right).

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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Photo of the Day 9/6/14


This photo shows Campbell's Pond off of Brookside Drive in Millburn. 

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Friday, September 5, 2014

West Orange Roundup: New Officers, Old Timer's Day, Zoo


Nine new West Orange Police officers will be sworn in today at 5:30pm. According to the township, Officers Matthew Reiss, Giovanni Rodriguez, Derrick Morrison, Vincent Manzella, Christopher Davis, Gregory Willis, Christopher Polizzano, Michael DelPlato, and Andrew Ayre have completed Police Academy training, and are "ready to begin serving our community". The ceremony is open to the public, and will take place at the Wilshire Grand Hotel at 350 Pleasant Valley Way.

The 38th annual West Orange Old Timer's Day will take place on Saturday at 12pm. The event will be held at Colgate Park. Kenny Bogert, John Crown, Guy Cummings, Larry Doby, Jr., Andrew Vittoria, Jimmy Healy, Sharon Murphy Longo, Gary Coughlin, Brian Luing, and Hughie Curry will be honored during the event. Colgate Park is located at the corner of Cherry Street and Franklin Avenue.

More than 500,000 people have visited the Turtle Back Zoo so far this year. According to a press release from the County of Essex, the milestone was reached on August 29. “Thank you to the families, school groups and organizations that choose to make our Zoo their destination", said Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. "It is amazing to watch the excitement on children’s faces as they see animals up close and humbling to see so many people become fans of Turtle Back". The zoo is located at the South Mountain Recreation Complex on Northfield Avenue.

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Photo of the Day 9/5/14


This photo shows the view from South Mountain Reservation one year ago.

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Verona/Cedar Grove News Roundup: Public Works, Kips Castle Tours, Library Open House


The new Essex County Public Works Building in Cedar Grove opened on Tuesday. The new 40,000 square foot building is located off of West Bradford Avenue, and replaces buildings which are over 100 years old.

"The employees of the DPW are committed to serving the public with professionalism and respect, and our new headquarters will help us work more efficiently", said Essex County Public Works Director and County Engineer Sanjeev Varghese. "“This is a great investment that will serve our department well into the future".

According to a press release from the county, the new building will house several divisions of the Essex County Public Works Departent, including fleet maintenance, roads and bridges, and mosquito control. In addition, the Essex County Sign Shop will move to the new facility from the Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark. The building also contains office space. 

“I have a great appreciation for the job performed by the Department of Public Works. You are the unsung heroes and sometimes we what you do for granted,” Assemblyman Thomas Giblin said at the grand opening. 

The buildings which formerly housed the Public Works divisions will be torn down in the near future.

Have you ever been to Kip's Castle County Park on the Verona/Montclair border? The 9,000 square foot mansion will be open for tours this weekend. According to a press release, the tours will highlight to history of the Tiffany stained glass windows inside the castle. There is an excellent view of New Jersey and New York from the castle grounds. Tours will take place both this Saturday and Saturday, October 4 at 10am and 11am. Tickets for the tour cost $5, and must be purchased in advance. To register, call the Essex County Office of Cultural and Historic Affairs at 973-239-2465. The castle is located at 22 Crestmont Road in Verona, off of Route 23. 

The Verona Public Library will hold an open house on Saturday, September 13. According to the library website, at 9:30am, there will be a breakfast for members of the Friends of the Library, followed by a Friends meeting at 10am. Coffee and bagels will be served at the breakfast. At 11am, the art truck from the Montclair Art Museum will visit the library. Free art activities will be offered to visitors. More events will follow in the afternoon, including cake and coffee with the mayor, library staff, and library trustees at 1pm. Lastly, a free showing of the movie The Camerman will take place at 2:30pm.The library is located at 17 Gould Street next to Whitehorne Middle School.

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Photo of the Day 9/4/14


This photo was taken on South Ridgewood Road in South Orange.

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

SOPAC News: 2014-15 Schedule, New Director of Development


The South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) has announced that Vivian C.R. James will become the new Director of Development.

"Now, more than ever, it is important for us to have a skilled fundraiser who knows how to negotiate the challenges of today’s economy", said SOPAC Executive Director Mark Packer in a statement. "We feel confident that Ms. James will take us to the next level in our development efforts".

According to the statement, James, of Glen Ridge, was previously the Executive Director of the Museum of Early Trades and Crafts in Morris County.

"There is no question that she will be an outstanding addition to the staff and the entire Board looks forward to working with her to achieve our goals", said Anthony J. Leitner, chairman of the SOPAC Board of Governors.

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In addition, SOPAC has announced part of the 2014-15 show schedule. The schedule can be found at the bottom of this article. Those interested in purchasing tickets should call 973-313-2787 or click here.

SOPAC is located at 1 SOPAC Way next to the South Orange Train Station.

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FRI 9/13 at 8PM – RAMSEY LEWIS: IN PERFORMANCE & CONVERSATION
Tickets: $43-$88

SUN, 9/14 at 7:30PM – JOHN HIATT
Tickets: $50-$70

SAT 9/20 at 8PM – EagleMania
Tickets: $20-$35

SUN 9/21 at 2PM & 6:30PM – MICH√ČAL CASTALDO – A MUSICAL CELEBRATION OF THE ITALIAN SPIRIT-Presented by Investors Bank and Majestic Castle Music
Tickets: $32-$57
FRI 9/26 at 8:00PM – THE MANHATTAN TRANSFER: LIVING ROOM SESSIONS
Tickets: $43-$98
SAT 10/04 at 8:00PM – BOBBY COLLINS
Tickets: $25-$40
WED 10/08 at 7:30PM – THE WAILERS “LEGEND” 30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR
Tickets: $30-$45
FRI 10/10 at 8PM- NEW JERSEY STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS CHOREOGRAPHY FELLOWSHIP SHOWCASE
Tickets: $15-$20
SAT 10/11 at 2PM – TOM CHAPIN’S FAMILY CONCERT
Tickets: $15-$20 Adults 
SAT 10/11 AT 8PM – CHRISTINE EBERSOLE WITH THE AARON WEINSTEIN TRIO IN “STRINGS ATTACHED”
Tickets: $33-$58

SAT 11/1 AT 8PM- STORM LARGE, PINK MARTINI’S VOCALIST
Tickets: $20-$30
TUE 11/04 at 7:30PM – ARLO GUTHRIE “THE SOLO REUNION TOUR…TOGETHER AT LAST”
Tickets: $40-$78

THU 11/06 at 7:30PM – JEFFERSON STARSHIP
Tickets: $34-$65

FRI 11/07 at 8PM – RALPHIE MAY                           
Tickets: $24-$49        
SAT 11/08 at 8PM – DAVID BROMBERG BIG BAND                                                   
Tickets: $43-$70                                                     
SUN 11/09 at 7:30PM – ANA MOURA
Tickets: $30-$50

THU 11/13 at 7:30PM – CAROLYN DORFMAN DANCE COMPANY: THE LEGACY PROJECT A Dance of Hope

Dance
Tickets: $20-$30

FRI 11/14 at 8PM – GET THE LED OUT “THE AMERICAN LED ZEPPELIN”
Tickets: $30-$50

SAT 11/15 at 8PM – NEIL BERG’S 100 YEARS OF BROADWAY
Tickets: $30-$55
SUN 11/16 AT 7:30PM- RACHELLE FERRELL
Tickets: $54-$75

FRI 11/21 at 8:00PM – THE WEIGHT “CELEBRATING THE MUSIC OF LEVON HELM AND THE BAND”
Tickets: $22-$38

SAT 11/22 at 2PM – THE MONSTER WHO ATE MY PEAS
Tickets: $13-$18

SAT NOV 29 at 8PM- GIANTS OF JAZZ, HONORING MCCOY TYNER
Tickets: $40-$60
DEC 11/06 at 2PM &7PM – GRAHAM LUSTIG’S A JAZZY NUTCRACKER
Tickets: $10-$30

FRI 12/12 at 8PM – GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA IN THE CHRISTMAS MOOD
Tickets: $25-$45

FRI 12/19 AT 8PM- CHERISH THE LADIES CHRISTMAS
Tickets: $25- $40


SAT 12/27 AT 8PM- JAY AND THE AMERICANS
Tickets: $34- $54

THU 1/08 at 7:30PM- MADELINE PEYROUX
Tickets: $45-$75


SUN 1/11 AT 7:30PM- DAVE MASON’S TRAFFIC JAM
Tickets: $50-$75

SAT 1/24 AT 2PM- IVY+BEAN, THE MUSICAL
Tickets: $22-$27 Adults | $15-$20 kids 12 and under

THU 2/5 AT 7:30PM- LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO
Tickets: $33-$58

THU 2/12 AT 7:30PM- SPYRO GYRA
Tickets: $33-$50

FRI 2/20 AT 8PM- HUGH MASEKELA AND VUSI MAHLASELA
Tickets: $40-$65

SAT 2/21 AT 2PM- SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE
Tickets: $20-$25 Adults | $13-$18 kids 12 and under

SAT 2/21 AT 8PM- JOHN PIZZARELLI QUARTET 
Tickets: $44-$59

SUN 2/22 AT 7:30PM- LEO KOTTKE
Tickets: $27-$42

THU 2/26 AT 7:30PM- ARRIVAL FROM SWEDEN: THE MUSIC OF ABBA
Tickets: $34-$59

SAT 2/28 AT 8PM- LYDIA JOHNSON DANCE
Tickets: $20-$30


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