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South Orange Celebrates Retirement of Longtime Train Station Employee, Joe Kelly

April 26, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - If you are one of the many who travel from the South Orange train station, you will no longer see the familiar face of Joe Kelly at the ticket window, as he retired on Monday, April 23, after 42 years with NJ Transit, and 24 years in South Orange.

The South Orange Board of Trustees (BOT) recognized Kelly with a proclamation at the Monday night BOT meeting, with many ...

Sunny Skies for the South Mountain YMCA Healthy Kids Day Celebration

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The South Mountain YMCA celebrated Healthy Kids Day on Saturday, with lots of sun, activities, and healthy snacks, which were provided by the Stop and Shop of South Orange and Trader Joe's of Millburn,

The afternoon of fun included a climbing wall, an obstacle course, laser tag, bounce houses, and slides.

There was also an opportunity for kids to visit to the ...

41st Annual SOMA Interfaith Holocaust Service and March of Remembrance Held on Sunday

MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The 41st Annual SOMA Interfaith Holocaust Service and March of Remembrance was held on Sunday, April 15. The march assembled in Spiotta Park on Maplewood Avenue in Maplewood, and was called to order with the blowing of the shofar.

Local elected officials who attended included Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca, Maplewood Township Committee member Dean Dafis, and ...

Water Main Break on Baker Street in Maplewood Wednesday Morning

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Shortly after 5 a.m. on Wednesday, Maplewood police reported receiving a call from a commuter on his way to work who noticed a small geyser of water in front of 34 Baker St., next to the driveway to the Maplewood Country Club. 

According to Maplewood police, they requested assistance from New Jersey American Water to shut off the water, but as of 7:10 a.m., ...

South Orange and Maplewood Under Flash Flood Warning Monday Morning

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for the area until 11:15 a.m.

A Flash Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring.

According to the National Weather Service, excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as ...

South Mountain YMCA Hosting Healthy Kids Day on Saturday, April 21

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The South Mountain YMCA is hosting Healthy Kids Day on Saturday, April 21, which organizers describe as "a free, fun-packed event to inspire children and their parents to engage their bodies and minds all summer long." 

Sponsored by Stop & Shop, Trader Joe’s and Tropicana, the event is open to the public.

The event, which is from noon to 3 p.m., will ...

Maplewood-South Orange Book Festival Returns for Second Year

MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The Maplewood—South Orange Book Festival returns for a second year on Friday, June 8,and Saturday, June 9, with an impressive line-up of authors, which includes best-seller Anna Quindlen and children's author, Rosemary Wells.

Events will be held at The Woodland and Words Bookstore in Maplewood, according to a press release about the ...

Snow in SOMA on Monday Delays Schools

This article was updated at 6:30 a.m. on Monday, April 2

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Snow is falling in SOMA, and this April storm has already caused South Orange Maplewood School District schools to have a delayed opening.

A winter weather advisory issued from the National Weather Service (NWS) lasts until 2 p.m. on April 2, with total snow accumulations of 4 to 6 inches expected, an ...

Community Summit Held to Discuss the Future of Springfield Avenue

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - What is the future of Springfield Avenue? This is the question that was asked at the Springfield Avenue Community Summit on March 22, at the DeHart Community Center.

The Township of Maplewood and the Springfield Avenue Partnership (SAP) held the community summit, "to generate ideas and strategies for the future development and business recruitment for Springfield ...

Maplewood Spring Egg Hunt is on as Scheduled this Sunday, March 25

Updated at 10 p.m. on March 23

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Despite the recent snow, Maplewood's Spring Egg Hunt is on as scheduled this Sunday, March 25, from noon to 2 p.m. in Memorial Park.

"Bring your rain boots [it’s pretty mushy out there] and a basket or bag," stated an email from the Maplewood Recreation Department, which also advised arriving on time as the egg hunt ...

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