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November Snowstorm in SOMA Caused Epic Traffic and Stranded Students, but also, Lots of Acts of Kindness

November 16, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Thursday's snowstorm caused massive traffic jams and cars at a standstill for hours, with stranded students waiting for parents at schools and on buses, and also, among all this, there were many accounts of strangers helping to move cars stuck in the snow, and of friends and neighbors offering assistance to care for children until their parents could ...

Snowstorm Aftermath: Closures and Delays on Friday, Nov. 16

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Closures and delays continue on Friday, after a snowstorm dropped more than six inches of snow and a wintry mix on Thursday afternoon causing massive traffic, multiple accidents, and major delays on school bus routes as drivers tried to navigate the treacherous roadways.

Here are the latest updates on closures and delays for Friday, Nov. 16:

South ...

After Encouraging Debut, 'Café Q' in Summit Continues with Next Opening Set for Nov. 18

SUMMIT, NJ - 'Café Q', a non-denominational meeting place for LGBTQ teens, debuted on October 21 with 16 young people in attendance. Based on the enthusiastic reception to the concept, the cafe will continue its planned schedule of being open the third Sunday of each month. As such, 'Café Q' will next ...

South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race and Seton Hall Students Request Participation in Research Project

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race (CCR) is requesting the community's participation in a research project, with responses being collected through Nov. 17.


The survey is being conducted by Market Research Students at Seton Hall University, who are working closely with the CCR, according to the introduction to the ...

Thursday's Snowstorm in SOMA Causes Cancellations, Closures, Gridlock, Impassable Streets, Major School Bus Delays

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - A snowstorm on Thursday caused cancellations, closures, major traffic problems, and impassable streets that prevented school buses from completing their routes.

Here are the latest updates:

From Maplewood Police at 4:20 p.m.:

All Jitney routes are cancelled due to emergency weather (snow) conditions.
Roads are currently unsafe for travel.

From ...

Power Out in South Orange, Mostly Restored by Tuesday Night

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - More than 1,500 households in South Orange were without power at about 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, according to the PSE&G power outage map, which also showed that power restoration was estimated for between 6:15 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. that night. The number of households without power was estimated at about 22% of PSE&G customers in South Orange.

As of about 11 p.m. on ...

Construction Continues in Maplewood Village Through Friday; Parts of Maplewood Avenue to be Closed to Vehicles on Wednesday

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - An extensive roadway construction project is underway in Maplewood Village, with repairs and improvements being made to sidewalks and roads. 

According to an update from the Township of Maplewood, the milling stage has been completed, and Maplewood Avenue will be closed to vehicles for paving and striping on Wednesday, Nov. 14. The paving is scheduled for 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., ...

Slow Food Northern New Jersey to Hold Special 'Terra Madre Day' Indoor Farmers Market in Maplewood on Dec. 9

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - On Sunday, Dec. 9, from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. Slow Food Northern New Jersey will be hosting a special indoor farmers market at The Woodland (60 Woodland Rd.) in Maplewood in honor of "Terra Madre Day."

According to Slow Food Northern New Jersey's website, this newly added market is to recognize Terra Madre Day, which is officially Dec. 10, and ...

Halloween Around Town: Maplewood Village Parade and Founders Park Movie Night

MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Halloween celebrations and trick-or-treaters could be found in every SOMA neighborhood on Wednesday night, in addition to community events in Maplewood and South Orange.

Crowds came out for the annual Maplewood Halloween Parade to take part in the costume contest and to trick-or-treat at the merchants. The Maplewood Lions Club were back for the second year with ...

JESPY House Lauds N. J. Department of Human Services Increasing Wages for Direct Support Professionals

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Human Services announced earlier this month that wages have increased for the direct support professionals (DSP) who work with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to help them live successfully in communities.

Governor Phil Murphy and the Legislature identified $32 million in additional state and federal funding to ...


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