Archive for November, 2014

Gateway, South Orange


The old Beifus property near the South Orange train depot has finally been transformed. After the town waged a protracted legal battle with prior deadbeat owner, Andrew Beifus, over the vacant lot, real estate developer, Edward E. Ayuso II acquired the property from the lender and put his expertise and energies to work on creating The Gateway.

It’s now a 4-story mixed-use luxury building located at 9 West South Orange Ave. and features a collection of 57 luxury residential units and ground floor retail stores. The retail so far includes Mara’s Café & Bakery and D & I Fitness. Tenants are moving in and energizing the formerly fallow plot, creating some revenue for the town and hopefully anchoring more retail and action heading farther west up South Orange Ave.

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Montrose Music’s Paul Woodiel and Robin Zeh and ‘The Last Ship’

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Playing in Sting’s new broadway show, “The Last Ship” is only the latest sweet gig for South Orange resident, Paul Woodiel. He and his wife, Robin Zeh, who is also an extremely talented violinist have organized a series of highly attended House Concerts in South Orange.

Their next House Concert is this Sunday, November 23 at 4pm at 18 Kingman Rd. in South Orange. “La Lyre D’Orphee” features Stacey Shames on harp and Paul & Robin on violin.  The event is hosted by Jen and Jerry O’Leary.

They both have appeared in Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Met, Madison Square Garden and many of NYC’s most prestigious venues performing with a wide stylistic variety of very talented groups, ensembles, Broadway shows and orchestras.

Montclair, Church St. rocking “walkable downtowns”


Kudos for Montclair and Church Street in particular as a great place to dine, walk and shop.

Yes, Montclair has been named a semi-finalist in the ‘Great American Main Street’ Award which will be announced in March, 2015.  Westfield in 2004 was the last time a NJ town was a winner.

Also, the American Planning Association-New Jersey Chapter (APA-NJ) has named Church St in Montclair a ‘great place in NJ’.

Wide sidewalks, comfortable benches, window-shopping opportunities, alfresco dining, and outdoor entertainment are all enjoyable features of the block.

More details in the links below.

Charity Toy Drive

Put a smile on a local child’s face


Participate in Weichert’s 6th annual charity toy drive .

Charities that will distribute the toys are:

1) Essex County Sheriff’s Dept. – 973 621 4105

2) St. Rose of Lima, Newark – 973 482 0682

To participate Please contact me at 201 600 8141.

I can pick them up for you and bring them to the office

OR you can drop off your new, unwrapped toy(s) at:

Maplewood Office at the Mill – 697 Valley Street

West Orange HS orchestra to perform at Carnegie Hall


Congratulations to West Orange HS Orchestra who will be performing at Carnegie Hall in November along with the Brazilian Youth Orchestra and Arlington HS Wind Ensemble.  Elena Peres will be conducting for West Orange.  The high level of musicianship of the Orchestra became more recognized after performances at Alice Tully and Avery Fisher.  Works by Tchaikovsky, Wieniawski, Breiner, Kreisler, and Billy Joel.

history of Maplewood homes

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Stop by the Hilton branch of the Maplewood Library Saturday at 1688 Springfield Ave. from 1-3pm. You can find out about the history and architecture of your Maplewood home or perhaps even find old pictures. Members of the Historic Preservation Society will be on hand to provide information.

Timothy Ball home is pictured with columns and brick bottom and 25 Hickory with green door, shutters.