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South Orange First Responders Edify Residents on How to Stay Safe at Home

August 5, 2020

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Village Trustee Steve Schnall moderated an online town hall Tuesday for South Orange first responders to address issues of home safety in the community.

“Smoke detectors: cheap insurance that will save your life,” said Chief Daniel Sullivan of the South Orange Fire Department. He told residents that SOFD prefers the Kidde Nighthawk combination smoke ...

Waiting Wednesday: Half of Monmouth County still dark as JCPL works to flip the switch

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MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ - While the skies are blue and the wind is calm it belies the incredible amount of work going on right now to fix the damage from the storm.

As of 11:30AM over 150,000 still have no power in Monmouth County. That's over 50%.

Colts Neck is 90% out, Holmdel 77% and Middletown still has 57% ...

Isaias’s Wrath: Thousands Left Without Power

CARMEL, N.Y. - Tropical Storm Isaias swept through the area Tuesday afternoon, delivering a gut punch reminiscent of Tropical Storm Sandy in 2012, knocking down trees and power lines and leaving more than 90 percent of New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) customers in Putnam County without power.

Roads were littered with debris by Wednesday morning, some reduced to single lanes due to ...

Food Safety After Isaias' Power Losses: What to Keep, What to Toss

NEW JERSEY — Since Tropical Storm (or Hurricane, depending on the news outlet) Isaias has taken out power to 20 percent of Essex County, thousands have been left with no refrigeration. has a chart for determining how long foods will stay fresh and usable after a power outage.

According to the site, "Your refrigerator will keep food safe for up to 4 hours ...

Maplewood Part of Essex County Census Parade

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Encouraging every resident to participate in the 2020 U.S. while social distancing can be a challenge. But the Maplewood Township Committee made it happen as part of Essex County's Census Parade this past Saturday.

They threw the census reusable bags and water bottles to people along the parade route, which included Jacoby Street, Boyden Avenue, Hughes ...

Isaias Taking Out Trees, Power Lines All Over Maplewood and South Orange

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Isaias is hitting New Jersey — including the SOMA area — hard already with high winds and tornado warnings; Gov. Phil Murphy has already declared a State of Emergency and called Isaias (ees-ah-EE-ahs) a Category 1 hurricane as it made landfall at 11:10 p.m. last night near Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina, ...

Yorktown Resident, NY National Guard Corporal, Wins 'Best Warrior Competition'

CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y. – Troy Perez, a Yorktown Heights resident and a corporal in the New York Army National Guard, emerged from the 10,000-plus member force to win the Best Warrior Competition, a test of a soldier’s military knowledge, skills, and marksmanship.

The competition, held July 25-26 at Camp Smith Training Site in Cortlandt, includes an Army Combat Fitness Test and a ...

Accessory Dwelling Units on Agenda for Maplewood Township Committee Meeting

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Township has posted directions to participate in the August 4, Township Committee Meeting live-stream.

"Tuesday's meeting of the Township Committee will be a remote meeting. The meeting will be broadcast live on the township's Youtube Channel and via Zoom beginning at 7:30 P.M 

There will be no live broadcast ...

Tropical Storm Headed to NJ: Prepare for Strong Winds, Rain.

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The National Weather Service has issued a tropical storm warning for the region. The warning issued at 5:20 a.m. Monday says that winds could reach 58 to 73 mph on Tuesday.

Impacts could include damage to roofing and siding along with porches, awning and carports, according to the Weather Service. Trees may be snapped or uprooted, and some roads may become impassable ...

SOMEA President Signs Letter From Essex County Teachers Asking to Keep Schools Closed

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood Education Association has signed on to an Essex County Education Association (ECEA) open letter to the Interim Essex County Superintendent and the Essex County Legislators asking that schools not reopen for in-person learning in September.

The letter is signed by the presidents of every teachers union in the county ...