Maplewood Presents Municipal Budget, Discusses Traffic Changes

March 23, 2017

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Township Committee met to discuss the municipal budget for 2017, as well as to vote on altering a “No Turn on Red” regulation on Valley St.


Maplewood Mayor Vic De Luca started the meeting by addressing increases to the annual budget, and he explained that extenuating factors have contributed to the current figures.

“One ...

Ballot Positions Drawn for South Orange Village Board of Trustee Election

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The drawing for ballot positions for candidates running in the upcoming South Orange Village Board of Trustees election took place on Monday, March 13.

The drawing was conducted by Acting Township Clerk Shinell Smith, who was assisted by Joy White.

Nureed Saeed, running on the platform “Independent Thought. Innovation. Inclusion," will appear on Line A.

South Orange Board of Trustees Meeting: Memorial Park in South Orange Renamed; Crosswalks Discussed

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The South Orange Board of Trustees met on Monday, March 13. Among the topics discussed at the meeting were voting on a new name for Memorial Park and new crosswalks by South Mountain School.


Memorial Park on Valley St. was renamed by the South Orange Board of Trustees on Monday, March 13.

The park, which served as a cemetery ...

Blizzard Headed to SOMA: Updates and Closures

Updated at 11 p.m. on March 13

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - A major blizzard is predicted for the SOMA area, with the National Weather Service in Upton predicting snowfall of 18 to 24 inches.

The blizzard warning is in effect from midnight Monday night to midnight on Tuesday, with snow expected to arrive in South Orange and Maplewood early Tuesday morning, with snowfall rates of 2 ...

Winter Storm Watch in Effect, 12 to 18 Inches of Snow Predicted for SOMA

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The first day of spring is just a week away, but winter is not going out quietly.  

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch beginning 12 a.m. Tuesday through 12 a.m. Wednesday. There is potential for snowfall of 12 to 18 inches or higher in Central and Northern New Jersey.  

Snow is expected to arrive in South Orange and ...

South Orange Village Trustee Howard Levison Discusses River Greenway Hurdles

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange Village Trustee Howard Levison clarified the timeline of issues related to the River Greenway project, as well as his opinion on the cause of delays to the construction process.

In a previous interview with TAPinto SOMA, Levison discussed an abandoned bridge and pump house on the site of the River Greenway project. He cited vandalism and safety concerns as two ...

Filing Deadline To Run For South Orange Village Trustee is March 6 at 4 p.m.

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The nomination petition filing deadline for the 2017 South Orange municipal election is March 6 at 4 p.m.

Three South Orange Village Trustee terms will be ending in May, therefore creating vacancies. According to a press release from the South Orange Village clerk’s office, those interested in running for a position as a Village Trustee in the 2017 municipal, ...

SOMADEMS Hold 'Meet the Governor Candidates' Forum in South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - More than 250 New Jersey residents packed the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) auditorium Thursday evening, March 2, to hear Democratic gubernatorial candidates John Wisniewski and Jim Johnson at the first Meet the Governor Candidates Forum, according to a release from the event organizers, SOMADEMS.

Antony Bugg-Levine, a South Orange resident and CEO of ...

South Orange and Maplewood Elected Officials Release Statement About Anti-Semitic Vandalism in South Mountain Reservation

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Elected officials in South Orange and Maplewood have released the following statement about the anti-Semitic vandalism that was found on the pedestrian bridge at South Mountain Reservation on Tuesday.

Statement of Elected Leadership of South Orange and Maplewood

Hatred and bigotry against any group and in any form are unacceptable. We, the elected ...

South Orange Board of Trustees Induct Four New Firefighters; Discuss Parking Regulations

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Four new firefighters took their oath of office at the South Orange Board of Trustees meeting on Monday, Feb. 27.

South Orange Fire Chief Daniel Sullivan commended the new recruits, and also thanked their families for supporting the decision. Inductees included Alec DeSocio, Henry Callaghan, Alexander Gibson, and Brandon Infantes.

“Kids often follow parents into ...

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SOMA Action Panel Discussion on Local Political Action in Maplewood on March 29

March 27, 2017

SOMA ACTION members and local residents will gather on Wednesday, March 29, to attend a panel discussion about political advocacy in the era of Trump.

Residents of Maplewood, South Orange, and surrounding communities are invited to attend a program, hosted by SOMA Action, entitled “From Town Hall to the Halls of Congress: Effective Advocacy in the Trump Era” on Wednesday, ...