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May 17, 2022

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Llamas, dancers, cellists and face painters on Sunday made camp along Springfield Avenue for the annual MayFest Street Fair. The festival was cancelled last year due to COVID-19.  On Sunday, camera-shy sisters Meredith and Maureen Whelan, residents of the Hilton section of ...

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Meet the Candidates                      Deborah Engel                Kurt Kiley                                              MAPLEWOOD, NJ – Maplewood Democrats will choose next month their nominee for a seat on the Maplewood Township Committee. Vying for the post in the upcoming ...

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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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East Orange, NJ - On May 10, 2022 Family Connections will honor former Maplewood Mayor, Frank McGehee with the Roger Manshel Lifetime Achievement Award and Valley National Bank with the Champion of the People Award.   The Roger Manshel Lifetime Achievement Award honors individuals who ...

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Newark, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II, announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office will hold a Community Day tomorrow, Thursday, April 28, at Lincoln Park in Newark to spread the word about Operation Helping Hand. Operation Helping Hand is a diversion ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - Memorial Services for former East Orange Mayor Robert Bowser have been set for May 7th at 11 am, at Cicely L. Tyson School of Performing Arts located at 35 Winans Street, East Orange, New Jersey 07017. The public is invited to the memorial services, however, due to limited seating ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - For several weeks, 5 clients of JESPY HOUSE have been busy knitting and crocheting Ukrainian Flag Pins. The flags are available for purchase from Rocket Ship Print Shop here in South Orange, the General Store Cooperative in Maplewood and directly from JESPY for $5.00. Sales have ...

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SOUTH ORAGE, NJ – The South Orange Rescue Squad is holding it 79th Anniversary Gala in May. The event is scheduled to be held at the Maplewood Country Club, 28 Baker Street at 6pm and includes and Open Bar, Entertainment, and Dinner. Additionally, there will be a silent auction featuring items from ...

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New York, NY - Legendary Broadway casting director, Jay Binder, passed away Friday, April 15, 2022 at the age of 71. Binder died peacefully at home. Over the course of his four decade career, Jay Binder cast nearly 100 Broadway productions, including the Tony Award-winning productions of The ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - TAPinto Elizabeth is sad to announce the passing of former franchise owner, Kathy Lloyd. Kathy passed away on April 12 surrounded by those who loved her.  "We mourn the passing of former TAPinto owner/publisher Kathy Lloyd,” said Michael Shapiro, the founder and CEO of TAPinto.

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South Orange/Maplewood, NJ - The SOMA Chamber of Commerce has notified us that the PRAY FOR UKRAINE EVENT Scheduled for Thursday Night in SPIOTTA Park has been POSTPONED due to forecast of heavy storms. Stay tuned for news of the new ...

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SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Maplewood Township, South orange Village together with the SOMA Chamber of Commerce, the United Way of Newark and the Maplewood Ukrainian Church of the Holy Ascension have invited all to attend a Pray for Ukraine solidarity event. The event, to express solidarity with ...

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Parking is an important issue due to the village’s business employee and commuter parking needs as well as residential parking spots. South Orange Parking Authority Executive Director Mark Hartwyk presented an overview of the village’s on- and off-street parking inventory. Responding to ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ – March 31 was the International Transgender Day of Visibility. To celebrate the day, a ceremony was held on the front lawn of Maplewood Town Hall.  Following a short ceremony which featured a greeting from Ana De Archuleta, and was followed by statements from several of the young ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Maplewood invites you to join us Thursday, March 31 for a celebration of International Transgender Day of Visibility. A ceremony including a flag raising, proclamation, and special guest speakers will take place at 5:00pm in front of Maplewood Town Hall.  The International ...

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South Orange, NJ - The towns of South Orange and Maplewood (SOMA) have been celebrating Women's History Month all March. In what has become one of the annual closing events the women wear white and lohave a group photo. The plan for 2022, post pandemic, was to gather at SOPAC for the photo shoot ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The plans for the new Maplewood Memorial Library show a building that is ready for the rest of the 21st century. Architect Jennifer Sage of Sage & Coombe Architects presented the overview of the final design plans for the Main Library, which had not been updated since 1969, ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Some 100 residents of South Orange and Maplewood watched as the Ukrainian flag was raised on the lawn of the Maplewood Municipal Building yesterday with members of both towns’ governing bodies. They did so in solidarity with the Ukrainian people and were joined by Rev. Sviatoslav ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ __ A coalition of parents, students, swim families and activists say restoring and keeping Columbia High School's pool is an issue of access and equity for South Orange-Maplewood Schools. The group has called for people to appear before the Board of Education on Monday night during ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Showing the support of our community, Sunday afternoon, March 20, Maplewood will be hosting a Ceremony to raise the Ukrainian Flag on the Flagpole in front of the Maplewood Municipal Building on Valley Street, and all in the Community are invited to attend. The event is planned ...

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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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 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 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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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — As emergency repairs to the NJ Transit Morris & Essex Line between the South Orange and Maplewood stations continue, the South Orange Police Department has issued an advisory about traffic at the South Orange train station. Due to limited service to Penn Station being ...

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UNION, NJ - As the COVID-19 pandemic and consequent lockdown was announced in March 2020, Lisa was just three months into her child advocacy journey within the Union County court system. Although she was forced to actively take a stand for the best interests of her CASA child during a difficult ...

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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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NEWARK, NJ — NJ TRANSIT crews have been working around the clock to remove the damaged catenary structure near Maplewood which was the result of a downed tree from Monday night’s strong winds.  Due to the extensive damage caused by the fallen tree, a timeline for full restoration remains in ...

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