Community Relations Committee Meeting

Meeting number: 129 898 6655 / Password: crcsov2020 http://www.southorange.org/calendar.aspx?EID=3249
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Mon, May 17
7:00 pm — 9:00 pm
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Meeting number: 129 898 6655 / Password: crcsov2020 http://www.southorange.org/calendar.aspx?EID=3249

5 Mead Street South Orange, NJ 07079

5 Mead Street
South Orange, NJ 07079

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Restaurants Offer Entertainment, Outdoor Spaces to Bring Back Diners

June 14, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Indoor dining is back at full capacity in restaurants around the Garden State. But while some diners have been eager to get back inside, many have gotten out of the habit, and some still eye gathering maskless indoors with trepidation.

To woo diners back, some restaurants are turning to enhanced outdoor spaces, live entertainment and good old-fashioned fun.

Khris Raina, ...

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CLEAR and Atlantic Health System Partner to Empower Patients With Digital Proof of Vaccination

Atlantic Health Patients Now Able to Link Vaccination to CLEAR’s Health Pass

CLEAR and Atlantic Health System have partnered to empower patients with the ability to access and share their proof of COVID-19 vaccination through CLEAR’s digital vaccine card and Health Pass. Using the free CLEAR app, vaccinated patients now have the option to create a digital version of their paper ...

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The temperatures are up, and I think it’s safe to say, summer’s back – at least in whatever form it exists in 2021.

Truth be told, summertime is not my favorite season. It’s the heat, but more importantly, the sunburns.  The biggest question I get in the office around this time is “what kind of sunscreen works best?”  There’s no ...

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Crawfish ...

Sprinkler System on the Fritz? Tips and Tricks for What to Fix and When to Call

Outdoor sprinkler system on the fritz with summer around the corner? Here are seven tips and tricks for fixing it yourself and when to call the pros.

Assess and Adjust Sprinkler Heads
The first clue to any sprinkler system problem is usually a sprinkler head that’s not performing optimally. Maybe it won’t raise or lower, it’s spraying unevenly, or it’s not spraying the ...

Upgrade Your Patio for Under $100

As the weather warms up and we all head outside, you may be envisioning an updated patio space to gather with your friends and family. While some outdoor items can be pricey, many simple updates are budget-friendly while making a big impact. If you’re ready to transform your outdoor space without spending a fortune, here are five of the best ways to get started.

Solar Lights

Adding ...

Fresh Air and Fitness: 4 Outdoor Workouts for Every Level

Fresh air and fitness – a great combination for any wellness routine! As the weather warms up, consider adding some outdoor workouts to your regular exercise regimen. New surroundings can often make the same moves feel more challenging and exciting, so heading out to your backyard is an easy way to refresh any routine that’s starting to feel repetitive. Here are four great outdoor ...

Spa Day at Home: How to Choose the Best Face Mask for Your Skin

More than ever, home skincare routines are the best way to take advantage of spa-quality products to give you clear, glowing, refreshed skin. Face masks are a great addition to any skincare routine, and regular use (2-3 times per week), can make a noticeable impact on your skin’s health. For everything you need to know when choosing a face mask, read on!

Tubes and Creams Vs. Single-Use ...

Take Time To Get Lost In A Story: 5 Book Genres For You To Enjoy

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Whether you prefer holding a book, using a tablet, or listening to audiobooks, diving into stories you enjoy is ...

Recipe Swaps: 6 Healthier Versions of Classic Cakes

Incorporating healthier meal choices into our daily lives is a great way to stay committed to overall wellness. These healthy options aren’t only available for your main course - desserts like indulgent cakes can easily retain all of the flavors while focusing on healthy ingredients. If you’re eager to swap some traditional ingredients like refined sugar and flour, fats, and added ...

My Own Little Gay History in South Orange

June 14, 2021

In honor of Pride Month, TAPinto SOMA asked LGBTQ leader and SOMA resident Gary Paul Wright for his thoughts on living in South Orange:

 

When Peter and I were living in Jersey City, circa 1995, we received a flyer about musical instruments being sold by the Seton Hall Music Department at rock-bottom prices. Peter really wanted a piano in the house — even though neither of ...

Fire Union President: COVID Couldn't Stop Us From Doing Our Job

New Jersey is opening back up and the firefighters, EMTs, and dispatchers of the NJFMBA could not be happier. While protecting our communities is our job, building the community is our passion, and that has been difficult over the past 15 months.

Like everyone, we were struck by the uncertainty that COVID-19 brought to the municipalities we serve. This was an uncertainty that extended across ...

Maplewood Police Blotter: A Rash of Bicycle Thefts May 23 to June 4

June 11, 2021

May 23, 2021; Bicycle Thefts; During the daytime hours a bicycle was stolen from Sommer Avenue and three bicycles were stolen from Richmond Avenue

May 24, 2021; Bicycle Theft; At approximately 3:30 p.m. a bicycle left unsecured in the rear of Clinton School was stolen.

May 25, 2021; Bicycle Theft; At approximately 8:30 p.m. a bicycle was stolen from in front of the Burger King on ...

Statue Commemorating George Floyd Unveiled at Newark City Hall 

June 16, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — Nearly one year ago, Newark residents and social justice advocates joined efforts nationwide to rally at the steps of City Hall and condemn the death of George Floyd after former Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for a span of eight minutes. 

In the following months, Floyd’s death elevated the “Black Lives Matter” movement on an ...

Livingston Council Considers Benefits of Hitting Pause on Zoning for Marijuana

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Members of the Livingston Township Council plan to consider an ordinance being drafted to opt out of the state’s marijuana legislation following a public discussion in which they shared their individual viewpoints on the pending decision for the first time.

Although no formal decision has been made, all but one council member agreed that waiting for more ...

'Unmask the Children' Chanted at Montville Rally on Monday

June 16, 2021

MONTVILLE, NJ — During student drop-off across from Lazar Middle School on Monday morning, Unmask Our Children rally participants passionately chanted “Unmask the children,” “My body, my choice,” “We do not consent,” “Follow the Science” and “We will vote you out!”

Through the honking car horns of supporters ...

Mayor, Resident Clash Over Pride Flag at Scotch Plains Council Meeting

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — The Scotch Plains Township Council meeting of Tuesday, June 15, started with a sharp difference of opinions over the Pride flag being flown over the Municipal Building.

During the public comment portion of the meeting, resident Caroline Perkins said she had spoken to members of the American Legion who “did not appreciate” the Pride flag being flown on the ...

MVC Facilities, Except Inspection Stations, Will Be Closed Friday, June 18, in Observance of the Juneteenth Holiday

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TRENTON — New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJMVC) customers are advised that the following MVC facilities will be closed Friday, June 18. This is in observance of the state’s inaugural Juneteenth holiday, which is designated the third Friday in June.

Closed Friday, June 18:

Licensing and Vehicle Centers
Regional Service Centers
Road testing sites

Open Friday, ...

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SOUTH 0RANGE — As people across the country prepare to commemorate Juneteenth as either a state holiday or day of observance, JESPY House and its clients will give recognition by participating in several holiday-focused activities.

JESPY’s modern-day acknowledgements include several client group sessions on Saturday, June 19. ‘What is Juneteenth?’ will be an in-person ...

10 Reasons to Become a Client of the  Linda and Rudy Slucker NCJW/Essex Center for Women 

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