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January 18, 2019

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The National Weather Service (NWS) has upgraded the Winter Storm Watch for this weekend to a Winter Storm Warning, which is in effect from noon on Saturday to 6 p.m on Sunday. The 6 p.m. update from the NWS on Friday predicted "total snow accumulations of 6 to 10 ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Department of Recreation and Cultural Affairs will present a “Young People’s” classical music concert on Sunday, Jan. 20, according to a press release from Andrew Fishman of the Maplewood Office of Cultural Affairs. The concert will be performed by the Maplewood ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Can you believe it’s already time to think about summer? You can learn about multiple day and sleep away camps all at the same time at the 3rd Annual SOMA Summer Camp Fair, sponsored by Adamson Ramsey Homes. The SOMA Summer Camp Fair will be held on Feb. 23, from 10 a.m. to 1 ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – At Fire Department Headquarters on Dec. 27, FMBA LOCALS 40 and 240 presented a $3000 donation to Bill Lavin, the founder of the Where Angels Play Foundation.  South Orange Fire Captain Giovanni Grasso's contact with Allied Beverage Corporation was responsible for their ...

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MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — There are so many SOMA homes with amazing decorations for the holiday season, from homes decorated with strands of twinkling lights to oversized inflatables of Santa and snowpals filling front yards. Here are homes with great holiday decorations you won't want to ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Maplewood police, assisted by the Maplewood VFW Chapter 10120, raised $13,550 for the Pets for Vets organization, which trains and provides therapy dogs for Veterans with PTSD. On Dec. 11, they presented a check to Troopers Assisting Troops, an organization comprised of retired ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - This Saturday, Dec. 15, is the third and final day when the "little houses" of Dickens Village are open for viewing in Ricalton Square in Maplewood Village. While the houses remain throughout the holiday season, this Saturday is the last chance to visit with Santa, take a horse ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Saturday was a day of holiday festivities in Maplewood, beginning with Breakfast with Santa at three local restaurants: Cedar Ridge Cafe, Village Trattoria, and St. James's Gate. Saturday afternoon was Springfield Avenue's 6th Annual Holiday Celebration, which included live music ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Saturday brought another Hometown Holiday celebration to downtown South Orange, featuring visits and photos with Santa in the firehouse, the Elf Parade on South Orange Avenue, and the annual tree lighting ceremony. South Orange Village President Sheena Collum welcomed all to ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ – A lively group, mostly comprised of members of Congregation Beth Ephraim, gathered in Ricalton Square for the lighting of the candle on the fifth night of Hanukkah. The communal celebration of the holiday was attended by Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca, several members of the Maplewood ...

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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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SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - There are three holiday celebrations this Saturday, Dec. 8, in South Orange and Maplewood. Here's what's going on: SOUTH ORANGE'S HOMETOWN HOLIDAY From the South Orange Village website: Join us on Saturday, December 8th for Hometown Holiday. Our annual ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange celebrated the start of Hanukkah with the lighting of the first candle on the menorah in Spiotta Park Sunday evening, Dec 2. Despite the light rain, a crowd turned out for the ceremony which was proceeded by the serving of donuts and hot chocolate. South Orange ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ – Riding a bright red Maplewood Fire Engine, Santa, accompanied by two firefighters, arrived at Dickens Village in Ricalton Square on Saturday afternoon. Santa was greeted by admirers both young and old before being escorted by Dickens Village co-chair Ellen Davenport to settle ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - This Sunday, Dec. 2, South Orange Village and Congregations Beth El, Oheb Shalom, and Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel will join together for the annual Hanukkah menorah lighting ceremony and celebration in Spiotta Park. The event is planned for 5 p.m. and will include music, hot ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - On Saturday, Nov. 10, the entire Woodland parking lot was reserved for electric powered vehicles (EV), for an event celebrating the dedication of and ribbon cutting for the new public electric charging station at the front of the lot. The vehicle charging station became a reality ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - With three sets of hands on the scissors, the ribbon was cut on Saturday, dedicating the new pocket park on Baker Street in Maplewoood Village. John James, President of the Maplewood Village Alliance (MVA), described the newly revitalized green space as “a pocket park," and ...

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MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - With winter weather here, a reminder that freezing temperatures can be dangerous to pets. NJ State Law states that if temperatures are below 34 degrees, dogs cannot be outside without proper shelter (insulated, elevated, heated). Residents are advised to keep ...

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MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - There is no jitney service in Maplewood and South Orange on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 22, and the following day, Friday, Nov. 23, according to the Jitney service schedule. The full list of holidays with no Jitney service in Maplewood are: New Years Day, Martin ...

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 MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Fire Department held their first annual open house and dedicated their new engine on Saturday, Oct. 13. The open house was a chance to welcome the community, exhibit equipment, and demonstrate life-saving equipment, including how the "Jaws of Life" can be used to ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The following statement was issued on Saturday, November 17, from Maplewood Mayor Vic De Luca and the Maplewood Township Committee regarding Thursday's winter storm. The full statement is below:  To the Maplewood Community:   Maplewood’s Emergency Management Team reviewed ...

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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, of ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 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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