South Orange Village President and Maplewood Mayor Object to NJ Transit Service Reduction Planned for this Summer

May 24, 2017

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - South Orange Village President Sheena Collum and Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca have sent an open letter to Governor Chris Christie; Richard T. Hammer, Transportation Commissioner and NJ Transit Board Chair; and Steven H. Santoro, NJ Transit Executive Director in response to NJ Transit's announcement on Monday that Midtown Direct trains (Morris and Essex ...

Keller Williams Cuts the Ribbon, Springfield Office is Officially Open

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The new Keller Williams office was officially opened Thursday at 223 Mountain Avenue.

The principals of the office are operated in conjunction with two Keller Williams offices in Maplewood.  Reed Kean, Operating Partner, is joined by Andre Saraiva, the broker manager and Kathleen Nittolo, Team Leader/Manager. 

The Springfield office is home to ...

Edison Heating and Cooling Celebrating 30th Anniversary with Special Bonus Savings

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – This year marks Edison Heating and Cooling’s 30th anniversary and, in honor of its three decades of service, the company is offering customers special bonus savings. Through the end of June, residential costumers can receive $2,000 off any combined high-efficiency furnace and air conditioner purchase and installation.

“Our Double Coupon ...

South Orange Development Committee Discusses Marylawn, Third & Valley, and Other Projects

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - When the South Orange Development Committee met on May 11, there were no presentations by developers, a change from other recent meetings of the Development Committee.

Rob Cole, Chair of the Development Committee, called the meeting to order and at the request of South Orange Village President Sheena Collum, everyone present introduced themselves and their connection or ...

Ribbon Cutting at Hilton Garden Inn Springfield on Thursday, May 11

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Hilton Garden Inn was looking spectacular for its official ribbon cutting Thursday, May 11. Tours were given of the recently completed banquet rooms, conference centers, bridal suite, work out areas, and pool. Many local officials and invited friends of the Hilton were in attendance for the ribbon cutting.

Tom Martucci, General Manager of the Hilton said, “We are ...

An Interview with Maplewood's Carl Patterson of CP Photo Op Photography

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Carl Patterson is a local Maplewood photographer with a diverse portfolio specializing in events and news coverage.

Originally born in Virginia, Patterson made the move to New York when he was 3 years old. Throughout his adult life, he worked as a correctional officer at both Rikers and Tombs Municipal Jails in New York, serving as part of New York’s Boldest.

Paterson ...

South Orange Village President and Maplewood Mayor Meet with Essex County Mayors to Address Common Concerns at 2017 Meet the Mayors Breakfast

CALDWELL, NJ — Local mayors held a discussion panel and addressed important topics for all 22 Essex County municipalities and small businesses within those communities at the seventh-annual Essex County Meet the Mayors breakfast event on Saturday, April 1, at Greenbrook Country Club in Caldwell.

Maplewood Mayor Vic De Luca and South Orange Village President Sheena Collum both ...

Fashion-Forward Children’s Boutique Mod Studio Officially Opens in South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Mod Studio, South Orange’s newest children’s apparel boutique, had its official grand opening and ribbon cutting on Saturday, March 25. Mod Studio sells children’s clothes from sizes 4 to 16, and has a specialized “design bar” where kids can pick out designs that range from Pokémon and ice cream to bedazzled emojis and rock & roll ...

South Orange Middle School Student is Runner-Up in Young Entrepreneurs Academy ‘Shark Tank’ Style Contest

WESTFIELD, NJ — Sadie Munoz, a sixth grader at South Orange Middle School, was the runner up in the Westfield Area Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) "Shark Tank" style investors panel on Wednesday night. Her company is Pinata Cupcakes, which makes stuffed cupcakes.

Westfield High School students Ari Wolf and Matt Pindilli won with their business plan for Wolf Wear, ...

Maplewood Chamber of Commerce Holds Annual Business Card Exchange

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Annual Maplewood Chamber of Commerce Business Card Exchange was held at the Woodland on Monday, March 27. An energized group of business people turned out in numbers that were significantly larger than the prior year's event.

The event was sponsored by Maple Leaf Sponsor, St. James's Gate; Distinguished Service Sponsors, Coldwell Banker, BCB ...

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East Orange Multi-Family Sale Sets All-Time High Per-Unit-Price

May 16, 2017

Gebroe-Hammer Associates has established a new, all-time-high price-per-unit benchmark within one of the state’s hottest urban multi-family submarkets with the $11.25 million sale of 44 luxury apartment-rental units at 75 Prospect St., in East Orange – known as the “Castle on Prospect.” 

Managing Director David Oropeza, the firm’s urban market specialist, ...