Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Traffic accident causes loss of power to mall on Wednesday.
The Mall at Short Hills lost power on Wednesday for less than an hour, according to the mall's Facebook page. The mall reportedly lost electricity when a driver was involved in an accident nearby and struck a power pole. The driver was not injured in the accident, officials said. As of 1 p.m., Nordstrom's remained without power. Shoppers exited the mall when power was lost around 11 a.m. They were permitted to re-enter around noon. Patch will continue to update this story.
Friday, December 7, 2012
Two watches were stolen from The Mall at Short Hills last week when the security guard went on lunch break.
Police are searching for a man who stole almost $80,000 in Rolex watches from Ross Simons in The Mall at Short Hills on Nov. 28. The theft, which occurred at about 6:24 p.m., happened as the store's security guard stepped away for his lunch break. According to police, the man entered the store at 6:12 p.m. and asked a sales associate to see two watches. The man put one of the watches on and walked over to a mirror. When the man returned to the sales associate, police said, he grabbed the second watch and ran out of the store. The sales associate told police one watch was a rose gold Rolex, valued at $40,550. The other watch was a $37,550 white gold Rolex. Police described the shoplifter as a thin black man, approximately 5 feet, 8-inches…
The Mall at Short Hills hosts The Lake Drive School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Mountain Lakes to give its students a chance to talk with Santa Claus in sign language.
Christmas came early for 30 deaf or hard-of-hearing children in The Mall at Short Hills on Thursday. For the first time in most of their young lives, these children got a chance to sit on Santa Claus's lap and sign what they wanted for Christmas as he signed back. "It was something to watch an 8-year-old talk with Santa signing," the principal of The Lake Drive School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Mountain Lakes Julie Lazeration, said. "It was so amazing to see that interaction." The school focuses on educating children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing from birth through high school throughout the state. "When you think of going to see Santa Claus you don't think about that if a kid is deaf or hard-of-hearing they can't communicate," …