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May 19, 2022

MAPLEWOOD, NJ – Three new applications to operate cannabis businesses in Maplewood were approved by the Maplewood Township Committee.  OGeez! Brands, Noire Dispensary and Docanna may now seek licensing approval from the state. An application from Bespoke Cannabis, owner of Turning Leaf ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Plans are in place to transform the former Seth Boyden Court Housing Complex into a state-of-the-art film and television facility, a project officials are dubbing an “anchor” piece of a larger effort to revitalize the Dayton Street neighborhood in Newark’s South Ward. Newark ...

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TRENTON, NJ – In celebration of National Small Business Week, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) has announced plans to open applications for its Micro Business Loan next month, which will make additional funding resources available through the Authority’s Main Street Recovery ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ – The owners of the former Maplewood Movie Theater failed this week to secure a liquor license from the municipality as members of the Maplewood Township Committee - acting as the local alcoholic beverage control (ABC) board - failed to approve or deny the application. The inaction ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – A special meeting of the South Orange Planning Board will take place June 15 at which the public will be able to comment about the tree replacement plan for the “206 Ampere Parkway” housing development. The board this week determined that the application from the developer was ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Thursday evening, April 28th the SOMA Chamber of Commerce held a networking event in the Loft at SOPAC. There was no agenda for the event other than to give members and guests an opportunity to meet with friends and to make new connections. both South Orange Village President ...

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The Township of Maplewood wants to spend more of its dollars with locally owned businesses. On Thursday, May 5th, Maplewood will sponsor two sessions of Doing Business with the Township, in-person at 9:00am in Town Hall, 574 Valley Street and virtually at 6:30pm on ZOOM, ID: 844 2592 ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ – People taking advantage of New Jersey’s first day for the legal sale of recreational cannabis got up early on Thursday; they were waiting in line at 6:45 a.m. outside the TerreAscend Apothecarium cannabis shop on Springfield Avenue. The Maplewood shop is one of 13 statewide that ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - There have been many comments both pro and con the operations of WONDER Trucks appearing on SOMA Lounge basically having started on Monday, April 18th. Due to these comments, South Orange Trustee Bob Zuckerman invited Stephanie Brown and the Community to attend the monthly ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ – Kimberley Mui Owies the Senior Director of Brand and Channel Marketing for TerrAscend attended Tuesday night’s meeting to discuss the four conditions set by the township, before approval consideration. “Per April 5th’s township meeting we have remediated the four contingencies ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Representatives of TerrAscend/The Apothecarium and a Planning Committee from Maplewood Township met to hear the plans for operations for the initial sales of Adult Use Cannabis in their Alternative Treatment Center at 1865 Springfield Avenue commencing Thursday morning, April 21st.

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LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURAL CONSULTING SERVICES ASSOCIATED WITH THE PLANNING AND DESIGN FOR THE ENHANCEM REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS    The Township of South Orange Village (“Village”) is requesting written proposals from qualified engineering and landscape architectural ...

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VERONA, NJ -- New Jersey’s average gas price dropped 7 cents this week to $4.09, as of Monday, April 11, according to AAA. That's 12 cents less than the state average for a gallon of regular gas two weeks ago. Monday’s average price is down 28 cents from the high of $4.37 in the state on ...

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Maplewood Hears Two Cannabis Applications      The Township Committee has received two retail applications for the sale of Cannabis for Adult Recreational Use. One is for a standard license and the other for a micro business license. Present for this portion of the meeting were Mayor Dean Dafis ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A new portal bridge that would expand rail travel between Newark and New York City is moving one step closer to becoming a reality. Gov. Phil Murphy and NJ Transit officials announced Thursday that the new Portal North Bridge project is set to begin with the issuance of a “Notice to ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – The construction of the 8 Second Street residential development in South Orange was approved Monday by town officials. The 42-unit development, being built by Gaff Street, was given the go-ahead by the South Orange Planning Board. The board’s approval came with a number of ...

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SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ – The morning of April 2 started with a visit to the new Rock Spa Club located at the corner of Valley and 3RD Streets in South Orange to celebrate the Grand Opening the Spa. Sung Lee, a South Orange Resident and Owner of this new Spa gave a tour of the facility and ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ – Saturday early in the noon hour, representatives of the Township and Springfield Avenue Partnership (SAP) and friends, gathered to welcome Cielo’s to the neighborhood and wish Enrique Cielo success with his new venture. Representing the Township were Mayor Dean Dafis, Deputy ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Michael H. Karu, CPA/CFF, Senior Member of Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC, in Livingston recently explained 401(k) income and pension exclusion rules as it applies to New Jersey taxes. In response to a retired reader of NJMoneyHelp.com who inquired about whether someone is ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Celebrating the relocation of Wildly Floral Company from a space above Bunny’s Sports Bar to a store located on Scotland Road, a ceremonial ribbon was cut. The ribbon cutting ceremony was organized by South Orange Downtown and joined by members of the Village Board of ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Michael Karu, CPA/CFF, senior member of Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC, in Livingston recently shared insight on the process of taxes and business loans. Karu shared his expertise in response to a reader of NJMoneyHelp.com who is starting a new business in New Jersey who ...

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SOUTH ORANGE/MAPLEWOOD -  NJ, We are pleased to share the press release below from NJ Transit announcing that FULL service will be in effect as of Friday, March 18. The weekend schdule for Saturday and Sunday will be the Regular Schedule. Here's their Statement: NEWARK, NJ — NJ TRANSIT crews ...

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NEWARK, NJ — NJ TRANSIT crews continue to successfully make repairs in the Maplewood area to allow additional trains to operate on the Morris & Essex Line (M&E) and Gladstone Branch.  On Thursday, March 17 and Friday, March 18th, the M&E and Gladstone Branch will have enhancements made ...

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MILLBURN / SHORT HILLS, NJ - Short Hills residents Leslie Hsu and Greg Besner will be appearing on Shark Tank on March 18 to present their SUNFLOW beach chair and its helpful attachments (sunshade, drink holder, dry bag, "sunnies" case and towel) and accessories (Turkish blanket, water bottle, ...

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 NEWARK, NJ — NJ TRANSIT crews have successfully completed enough damage removal and repair in the Maplewood area to allow Morris & Essex Line (M&E) and Gladstone Branch trains to resume operations at all stations.  Beginning Tuesday, March 15, the M&E and Gladstone Branch will operate ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - NJ TRANSIT has advised that the work to get temporary repairs made in Maplewood where the original problem occurred with the tree taking down poles and overhead wires due to the windstorm on Monday, March 7th. They stated that the work is nearing completion, however the storm on ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - NJ Transit, has suspended train service between Broad Street, Newark and South Orange due to a fallen tree on the tracks in the area of the Mountain Station, South Orange. According to Jim Smith, NJ Transit, Director of Media Relations, at this time there is no estimate on the ...

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South Orange, NJ - NJ Transit issued and update concerning train service between South Orange and New Your as well as Hoboken for the coming weekend, March 12 and 13. In the statement, which is reprinted below, they state that the weekend will be based upon the normal weekend schedule, however ...

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MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - On the morning of March 9 the NJ Transit initiated limited service from the South Orange Train Station to Penn Station New York/Hoboken. This evening a statement was issued by NJ Transit stating the following:  Beginning on Wednesday, March 9, and continuing ...

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Maplewood, NJ – Earlier today NJ Transit shared a few photos showing the work that was underway overnight Tuesday into Wednesday, March 8into March 9 to restore train service on the entire line. The photos show the catenary structure being cut apart and reduced to pieces small enough to handle ...

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