Community

November 13, 2018

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Here are three ways to celebrate Halloween in SOMA this Wednesday, Oct. 31. SOUTH ORANGE VILLAGE CENTER South Orange celebrates Halloween with their annual Halloween Festival from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday in "Spooky Spiotta Park," featuring an appearance ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Hundreds of residents came together in Spiotta Park on Sunday evening to stand together against hate and remember the victims of the Jewish Tree of Faith Synagogue and other victims of hate crimes. The speakers at the rally, which included community leaders, clergy and elected ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - An interfaith gathering to stand together against hate and remember the victims of the Jewish Tree of Faith Synagogue will be held on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. in Spiotta Park, according to an update on Twitter from Rabbi Jesse Olitzky of Congregation Beth El. Olitzky tweeted, "On ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Sonia Zenobi, age 10, was recently honored by the Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey (GSHNJ) with the Medal of Honor for saving her mother’s life last year when Zenobi was just nine. The Medal of Honor is a Lifesaving Award given by Girl Scouts of the United States of America to a ...

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SOUTH ORANGE,NJ - JESPY House, a non-profit organization in South Orange that works to advance independence among adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), recently held a two-day symposium, “Aging in Place: Innovative Strategies to Support Adults with ...

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MAPLEWOOD AND MILLBURN, NJ -  This weekend, Strut Your Mutt, the annual Essex County Canine Halloween Costume Parade and Contest, will be held at three locations, including the South Mountain Dog Park. The South Mountain Dog Park event will be on Saturday, Oct. 21, at 2 p.m., with registration ...

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MILLBURN, NJ - Brooklyn artist Theodore Sefcik's exhibit Reason Given is currently on display at the One River School of Art + Design. Originally from Millburn and a graduate of Millburn High School, Sefcik is an artist as well as a graphic designer. Sefcik is known for his enigmatic ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ -  The 7th Annual Maplewood Art Walk & Music Fest was held on Sunday, Sept. 30, in Maplewood Village, with streets closed to traffic during the event. Artwork on display, and for sale, included fiber art, photography and up-cycled jewelry, at the juried show. The event also ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - More than 80 golfers teed off in support of the South Orange Rescue Squad (SORS) at the Second Annual South Orange Invitational at the East Orange Golf course in Short Hills, on Sept. 17. According to a press release from the SORS, South Orange Village Trustee Deborah Davis ...

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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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