Archive for September, 2011

Maplewood MacArthur Genius Cites Passion for His Work

Friday, September 30th, 2011

Maplewood MacArthur Genius Cites Passion for His Work Ubaldo Vitali, the first silversmith to receive a MacArthur Foundation Genius grant, says he’s not a genius — he’s just passionate about what he does. By Mary Mann Vitali is currently working on a restoration of a replica of Independence Hall that was crafted for the Centennial […]

Maplewood Housing Stats Year-To-Date Solds 2011 vs 2010

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

I’m always curious to see how the local maplewood real estate market is doing and for that i like to draw upon my Economics background and my experience as an Exec Vice President in Wholesale where I would have my team provide me with sales tracking data. As a realtor, i prefer to do this […]

Mortgage Rates UNDER 4!!!!!!!

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

TODAY YESTERDAY CHANGE30 Yr FRM 3.85 3.98 -0.13% 15 Yr FRM 3.25 3.25 0.00% FHA 30 Year 3.75 3.77 -0.02% Jumbo 30 Year 4.11 4.25 -0.14% 5/1 Yr ARM 3.05 3.09 -0.04%

High Above the Tree Tops in West Orange at the New Adventure at Turtle Back

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Patch Gets Sneak Peek: New Treetop Adventure Course at Turtle Back Zoo Essex County Patch editors get early access to aerial course, zipline set to open Saturday By Karen Yi Treetop Adventure Course guides (in orange) coach participants in maneuvering through courses. They also help shaky participants feel confident while moving through the adventure course.Millburn-Short […]

Redevelopment of Former Police Station finally appears underway!

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Town Near to Sale of Old Police Station Parcel, Mary Mann, The prospective developer of 125 Dunnell Road held an informal meeting with the board of the special improvement district. The mayor says a deal has been reached; attorneys are drawing up a redevelopment agreement. By Mary Mann Email the author September 15, 2011 […]

The Maplewood Artist Who Brought Healing Post 9/11-Maplewood Patch

Sunday, September 11th, 2011

The Maplewood Artist Who Brought Healing Post 9/11 Valerie Rhatigan’s mural — which adorns Maplewood Fire Engine 33 — comforted many in the aftermath of September 11. By Mary Mann On September 11, 2001, Valerie Rhatigan was the proprietor of Val’s Art Studio on Maplewood Avenue. Rhatigan says that when the planes crashed into the […]

Why you Should Buy a House, from a kid’s perspective

Saturday, September 10th, 2011

This posting was inspired by a friends posting as they were looking for homes online: “Mommy can we get a house with a chimney?” So I asked her “why?” She said, “So Santa can come down the chimney at Christmas.” Little love…….always thinking ahead! So, there you have it! Mark SladeKeller Williamsgoodhomesforgoodpeople.com917.797.5059

How Big is NJ Transit?

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

For you information: NJ Transit operates the following: 2,027 buses 771 trains and 45 light rail vehicles over a service area of 5,325 square miles; that’s a whole lotta plains, trains and automobiles

It’s a Dog’s World!

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

PUPS@PLAY GRAND OPENING OPEN HOUSE!Along with snacks and prizes, PUPS@PLAY will be having a locally renowned PET PHOTOGRAPHER at our OPEN HOUSE this Monday Sept 12th between 6:30-8:30! You’ll have the oppor tunity to have your DOG’S PORTAIT TAKEN AT NO CHARGE! Come be the first to see (bring your human) the area’s most progressive […]

NJ Monthly’s Top 100 Towns

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

“The 100 Top Towns” is featured in the September issue of New Jersey Monthly. Here is a look at Essex Towns that made the “Top 100” according to New Jersey Monthly. Rank Town 9 Essex Fells17 Caldwell22 North Caldwell41 Cedar Grove42 Livingston46 West Caldwell51 Millburn62 Roseland83 Glen Ridge