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September 21, 2018

MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Maplewood and South Orange have been accepted into the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, according to a press release from SOMA Two Towns for All Ages. "This certification recognizes our towns’ joint commitment to becoming more age-friendly and support ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange Avenue and surrounding streets in downtown South Orange were closed to vehicles on Sunday so the community could "play in the street" at the annual PlayDay event.  Thousands came out to play games, listen to live music and watch performances on the main stage, ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - West Third Street between The Mews and Gaslight Commons flooded after heavy rain on Tuesday afternoon, causing South Orange police to secure the area. South Orange Village President Sheena Collum wrote on her Facebook page at about 2:30 p.m.,: “South Orange residents please be ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Those catching a glimpse of the noon baseball game on Cameron Field this past Saturday, might have felt like they were stepping back in time, since this game was played as it would have been played in the 1800s. The South Orange Department of Recreation presented the 19th ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The Seton Hall University student who died from injuries sustained when he fell from the campus' parking deck on Tuesday afternoon has been identified as Julian M. Mislavsky in a letter to the Seton Hall community from Interim President Mary J. Meehan. Mislavsky was a senior ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - It was a little cool and cloudy for a day at the pool, but Maplewood's dogs did not seem to mind as they swam and ran around at the second annual Dog Days of Summer event at the Maplewood Community Pool on Saturday. One family who was there with their Golden Retriever, Piper, ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange's annual campout is back on Friday, September 14, when residents can pitch tents and brave the great outdoors locally in New Waterlands Park. The campout is free, but campsites must be reserved in advance and there must be at least one responsible adult (who is a ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - For the second year, the Maplewood Recreation Department is ending the pool season with a free "Dog Days of Summer" event for the town's canine residents. This Saturday, Sept. 8, the dogs of Maplewood are invited to swim in the pool from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Event organizers ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ -  Sunday was filled with music in Maplewood, with the Hilton neighborhood's second annual Porchfest and a performance by the U.S. Army Field Band and Chorus in Memorial Park. More than 30 homes participated in Porchfest, with live performances taking place on porches and ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - This Wednesday, August 29, is the last Moonlit Movie of the summer. The South Orange Summer Night season closes with a showing of Despicable Me 3 (rated PG) at 8 p.m. on Floods Hill in Meadowland Park. Programs will be canceled in the event of inclement weather.  

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Last Wednesday's South Orange Summer Nights Concert, which was postponed due to inclement weather that night, is on for Wednesday night, August 8.   The concert is on Flood's Hill from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., and features Stuff Bros and Marry the Sea.   The Moonlit ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Residents came to DeHart Park for National Night Out in Maplewood on Tuesday night until about 7 p.m., when rain and thunderstorms caused the rest of the event to be cancelled. South Orange's National Night Out event on Flood's Hill was canceled as well due to the inclement ...

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SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ  - It's National Night Out in many communities and there are events planned in both South Orange and Maplewood for Tuesday, August 7. National Night Out promotes police-community partnerships, and provides public safety tips and information, according to their ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - This Wednesday's South Orange Summer Nights has been cancelled due to anticipated thunderstorms and field conditions, according to an update on the Village of South Orange website. South Orange Summer Nights continues on Wednesday, August 1; full schedule here. Related ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Free "Movies in the Park" are planned for Wednesday, July 18, and Thursday, August 23, a program hosted by the Maplewood Police Department in conjunction with the Maplewood Recreation Department, the Maplewood Office of Cultural Affairs, SOMA Film Festival and SOMA Municipal ...

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NEW YORK, NY, - The National Weather Service issued a 'Heat Advisory' this morning for Bergen, Passaic, Essex, Union and Hudson Counties in New Jersey. The heat advisory will remain in effect from noon Monday July 16, until 6 p.m. Tuesday July 17. Extreme heat can cause illness and death among ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewoodstock was back July 14 and July 15 for its 15th weekend of live music, food, kids activities and more in Maplewood's Memorial Park. Maplewoodstock opened at noon on Saturday with local SOMA band Amish Internet, and ended the day with the Reggae band Third World. On ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Starting Wednesday, Aug. 15, South Orange Summer Nights will host three weeks of Moonlit Movies. Films are shown at 8 p.m. at Floods Hill in Meadowland Park. Schedule is as follows: Wed., Aug. 15 - Coco  (2017 Rated PG)  Wed., Aug. 22 - Jumanji  (2017 Rated ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ – This past Tuesday, the South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race hosted a neighborhood summit at The Woodlawn to discuss neighborhood organizing and the town’s changing demographics. This marked the first meeting of its kind in 10 years, said Program Director Audrey ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - In a recently-launched national campaign, South Orange resident Merlo Weiss seeks a stem cell or bone marrow donor. Doctors recently diagnosed the 45-year-old with an aggressive form of bone marrow cancer called acute myeloid leukemia (AML), according to updates on the Gift of ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The 15th Annual Maplewoodstock Music and Arts Festival, a free, two-day, live music and arts event, will be held this Saturday, July 14, and Sunday, July 15, from noon until 10 p.m. each day in Memorial Park.    The 23 bands performing were selected from a record-high 109 ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Local photographer Carl Patterson of CP Photography shares photos from the Maplewood 4th of July celebration on Wednesday.

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MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ -  Here's everything you need to know for celebrating the July 4th holiday in SOMA.   MAPLEWOOD JULY 4TH CELEBRATION    Maplewood 4th of July celebrations take place in Memorial Park, with a full day of festivities that includes live music on two concert ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange celebrated 25 new U.S. citizens on Wednesday, marking the first U.S. naturalization ceremony in village history. Despite a snow cancellation this March, the South Orange Community Relations Committee (CRC) and SOMA Action helped bring the event to the South Orange ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Hilton Neighborhood Association celebrated its 23rd Anniversary on Wednesday evening, June 20. The event took place at the Springfield Avenue Gazebo with entertainment by the Swing Town Band.  All photos courtesy of Carl Patterson of CP Photo Op Photography.

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NEWARK, NJ - A group of New Jersey mothers took time to come to Newark with the kind of loved ones recently taken from other mothers: their children. "It's unconscionable that our government is stealing children from their parents and locking them up in cages," said Christina Liu, a Montclair ...

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SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Earlier this month, Maplewood celebrated Pride by painting rainbow crosswalks outside of Town Hall at the intersection of Oakview Avenue and Valley Street, which were unveiled with a celebration and ribbon cutting on Thursday, June 6. Inspired by the Maplewood ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The 5th Annual Two Towns Triathlon for Kids, originally scheduled to be held in South Orange on Saturday, June 16, has been postponed until Saturday, September 8, according to an update on the South Orange website.    The postponement is because the South Orange Community ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Anna Quindlen. Rosemary Wells. Keith Hernandez. Tayari Jones. These are just a few of the authors who were speakers at the Second Annual Maplewood South Orange Book Festival on Saturday. The book festival, which attracted about 2,000 attendees according to organizers, had a full ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The North Jersey Pride Festival, now in it's seventh year, was held in Maplewood's Memorial Park on Sunday, June 10, and featured live performances, craft and art vendors, a food court, and a visit from New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy. The Festival, which organizers described as ...

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