Macy’s Profits, Like their Balloons, are UP, UP, UP!

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

As a former buyer for Macy’s, turned wholesale EVP, turned Realtor, I find myself cautiously optimistic when reading results like these as they pertain to our national economy. Coupled with the strong trend in Real Estate in the Bedroom Communities of NYC, with 45 minute commutes to NYC, I couldn’t ask for more! Shares of […]

Get a BEAD ON IT tonight, Mardi Gras in Maplewood

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

It’s Fat Tuesday so what are you going to do tonight? Mardi Gras hits town at Highland Place on Feb. 21, 8 p.m. as owner Chris Farrow rolls out the red carpet for Big Mamou — a Montclair-based band with deep roots in what they call “Cajun, Zydeco and Cosmic Country.” They supply accordion, guitar, […]

Jazz Night with Jackie Jones! Feb 25th in Maplewood

Monday, February 20th, 2012

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Maplewood Mayor Calls for Overridge of Proposed Veto of Marriage Bill

Friday, February 17th, 2012

DeLuca Calls on Legislature to Override Promised Veto of Marriage Bill More from the mayor — and other local reaction to passage of the Freedom to Marry bill. By Mary Mann February 16, 2012 Children sign the Maplewood Pride banner Passage of the Freedom to Marry bill by the NJ State Assembly was big news […]

Celebrating President’s Day in Essex County

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Living in Maplewood and having several streets named after President’s, makes you really want to go out and celebrate President’s Day! Montclair Historical Society Date/Time: Feb. 20 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: The Israel Crane House Description: Play parlor games that George Washington might have played. Make a powdered wig like John Adams […]

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

“Foot Traffic Has Doubled Since September” There’s a lot of evidence that the housing market is mending. Existing home sales are up. More homes are under contract. Things even “feel different” — just ask a friend who’s shopped for a home this year. You’ll hear stories of competing offers and “great homes” that sold in […]

Top 5 Musts Buyers want in a Home

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

According to a recent article from Trulia, Here are the top 5 Amenities that buyers are looking for at the moment: Amenities Total ShareMaster Bathroom 70%Walk-in Closet 63%Gourmet Kitchen 56%Outdoor Deck 55%Hardwood Floors 50% From my experience with buyers in the bedroom communities of NYC, I find the top 5 to be relatively similar, but […]

Rebecca Hayes Reads from her book at WORDS this Sunday Feb 12th

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Hello all – I am writing to let you know that at 2:00pm this Sunday, February 12, 2012, my mother, Rebecca O. Hayes, will be at WORDS Bookstore in Maplewood. She will be reading and signing her book, “Private Cathay’s Secret”. The novel is a historical fiction about the first woman to join the Union […]

We Vant Your Blood-this Sunday!

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

The Maplewood First Aid Squad is hosting a blood drive to offset the seasonal blood shortage. The blood drive will be held on Sunday February 12. The location is the Maplewood First Aid Squad building at 129 Boyden Avenue, Maplewood, NJ. The drive will be held from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. All donors will […]

2011 Income Tax Filing Date Extended 2 days to April 17, 2012

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Due to the fact that the 15th is a Sunday, the IRS has extended the filing date for your 2011 Income Taxes to April 17, 2012 In the meantime, here is a great tool to help estimate where you will end up with owing the IRS: copy and paste: http://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tools/calculators/taxcaster/ Mark SladeKeller Williams 917-797-5059