South Orange Development Committee Discusses Seton Hall Student Housing, A Potential Hotel, and More

November 22, 2017

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The October monthly meeting of the South Orange Development Committee was primarily a review and update on the status of various projects which are either underway, or have been submitted to the Development Committee for consideration at prior meetings.

Hub Realty/Lustbader - Blockbuster Redevelopment

Several issues have held back a definite plan for this project to ...

South Orange Village President Celebrates Her Birthday... with a Purpose

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange Village President Sheena Collum celebrates her birthday each year with a "Party with a Purpose," and this year was no different. In celebration of her 34th birthday, Collum raised more than $12,000 to tackle food insecurity at Columbia High School (CHS).

While Collum's official birthday "Party with a Purpose" was on ...

Maplewood Township Administrator To Retire

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Maplewood Township Administrator Joe Manning, who has held the top administrative spot for 12 years, plans to retire next spring, he told town officials this past week.

In a press release, the Township stated Manning would leave his post at the end of May 2018.

“In addition to being the Business Administrator, Mr. Manning is also the Township’s Qualified ...

Thanksgiving Recycling Collection Rescheduled in South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The usual Thursday recycling collection in South Orange will be postponed from Thanksgiving, November 23, to Saturday, November 25, according to an update on the Township of South Orange website.

The change in day is for Thanksgiving week only, with collection returning to its normal Thursday schedule after the Thanksgiving holiday.

To prevent missed ...

Chair of the South Orange Safety Committee Discusses Pedestrian Safety at South Mountain School

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - In response to community concerns about pedestrian safety in the vicinity of South Mountain Elementary School (SMS), South Orange Board of Trustee member, and chair of the South Orange Safety Committee, Howard Levison discussed current issues, progress so far, and future plans for the area.

SMS is located on the southwest corner of the intersection of South Orange ...

Election Results: Maplewood and South Orange Vote 'Line A' and 'Yes' on Public Questions

MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Residents of SOMA, and Essex County, overwhelmingly voted in favor of the "Line A" democratic candidates and "yes" to the two state public questions.


Philip Murphy got 88% of the SOMA votes for governor, and 80% of the Essex County vote.

The majority of SOMA residents also voted for democrats Richard ...

Maplewood Township Committee Election Results

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Three candidates ran for two seats on the Maplewood Township Committee (TC), with the Democratic ticket of incumbent Victor DeLuca, who is currently Mayor, and newcomer Dean Dafis winning, with 46% and 43% of the vote, respectively, according to unofficial results from the Essex County Clerk.

The Republican challenger Mike Summersgill got about 11% ...

Election Guide 2017: A Preview of the Maplewood and South Orange Ballot for November 7

MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - It's Election Day this Tuesday, November 7. Here's everything you need to know about the ballot before you go to the polls to vote:


New Jersey will elect a new Governor when they go to the polls on Tuesday. Running from the major parties are Philip Murphy (D) and Kim Guadagno (R), with five additional candidates on the ballot as ...

$22 Million Maplewood Library Renovation May Depend on Your Vote Tuesday

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Election Day will not only give Maplewood voters a chance to decide who serves on the Township Committee and the school board, but will also give the electorate a say in the $22 million Maplewood Library renovation.

Maplewood Library officials say nearly half of the funding needed for the Main Library renovation on Baker Street, which is set to begin next ...

Leaf Collection in South Orange and Maplewood Begins Week of Oct. 23

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Fall is here, and that means it is time for the annual process of raking leaves for collection. Here are the schedules for leaf removal in South Orange, Maplewood, and Essex County roads.


From the Village of South Orange website:

Leaf Season will begin on Monday, October 23 and go through December 6.

Leaves ...

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