Archive for January, 2012

Increase in Cash Gifts being part of Home Purchases

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Mortgage Approval Help : How To Give And Receive A Downpayment Gift For A Home Having recently had a closing that almost didn’t happen due to method of depositing “GIFT” money to use for down payment/cash at closing, this article couldn’t be more timely! Downpayment gifts are common among today’s home buyers (i find them […]

Parent’s Who Rock On even after starting their Families in NJ

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

What do you do when you Love Music and Performing but also want a family? Well, some people “settle down” as the expression goes and others “just won’t settle.” That’s where Parents Who Rock come in. This group, started by Montclair resident Alma Schneider is exactly the answer for all of you that want to […]

Gimme a “P,” Gimme a “T,” Gimme an “A” Great Talent Tonight at Seth Boyden

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Kudos to the P-T-A for Seth Boyden! and if you want to know more about his namesake: Mark SladeKeller Williams917.797.5059

Two Towns Coalition for Complete Streets Tonight at 6:30PM

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

To My Local friends, I wanted to let you know about Moving Maplewood to Complete Streets, a community event that’s happening on Thursday evening, January 26, at the Maplewood Library. It’s an informational forum on what the Complete Streets initiative means, and how it can benefit our town. Nationwide, a movement is afoot to complete […]

NEW JERSEY Rated #1 for Raising Your Children!

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

New Jersey is on the receiving end of many jabs—high taxes, congested highways, Jersey Shore—but it turns out the Garden State is the best place to raise a healthy, well-rounded child. Love this amazing photo by Joy Yagid of Maplewood New Jersey ranked No. 1 in the latest Child Well-Being Index, released by the Foundation […]

One Great Thing per Week to do in NJ

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Excerted from NJ Monthly: 52 Things You Must Do This Year Feast or frolic, explore or extol, we’ve got you covered for a self-directed festival of discovery and delight. Every week, meet a bit of the Garden State you need to know by heart. Posted December 12, 2011 No. 1Go Up, Up and AwayAnyone who […]

MLK Remembered by Khalil Gibran Mohammed and shared by a Great Turn Out of Maplewood Residents

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

While this is a lil late, I was so impressed with the events celebrating MLK day last week. I saw so many friends and an incredibly diverse crowd listening to new neighbor (in South Orange) Khalil Mohammed of the Schomburg Center of the NY Public Library. There was also a whole room full of area […]

Penguins Painting the Town Red

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

This is so cute. Apparently Essex County’s Turtle Back Zoo has some resident Penguin Artists. They were recent featured on CBS news and also written up in Maplewood Patch (links will be provided below). Having relocated from NYC and Brooklyn many years back, it’s so nice to know that we have a great lil zoo […]

Indie Music Circus Continues to Play for Us; Sunday 1/22/12

Saturday, January 21st, 2012

He wears more hats than Bartholomew Cubbins, the kid in that book by Dr. Seuss. He’s an actor, a playwright, an emcee, a musician, a singer and a songwriter. However, this Sunday night at Luna Stage in West Orange, Michael Aquino will perhaps play his best-known role. Aquino will be curating his Indie Music Circus. […]

Mortgage Rates : Rapid Rise Likely In The Coming Months according to Dan Green, Waterstone Mortgage

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Mortgage Rates : Rapid Rise Likely In The Coming Months Welcome to David’s latest blog entry. I’m glad you’re here. Low mortgage rates are on a short lifeline. There Are 4 Reasons Why Mortgage Rates Will Rise The HSH article is titled “The End Is Near For Low Mortgage Rates”. It’s a brief history of […]