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South Orange Village President and Maplewood Mayor Object to NJ Transit Service Reduction Planned for this Summer

May 24, 2017

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - South Orange Village President Sheena Collum and Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca have sent an open letter to Governor Chris Christie; Richard T. Hammer, Transportation Commissioner and NJ Transit Board Chair; and Steven H. Santoro, NJ Transit Executive Director in response to NJ Transit's announcement on Monday that Midtown Direct trains (Morris and Essex ...

South Orange Board of Trustees Annual Organization Meeting: Heartfelt Goodbye to DuBowy; New Trustees Sworn In

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – Three trustees took the oath of office at Monday’s South Orange Board of Trustees annual organization meeting.

Trustees Walter Clarke, Stephen Schnall, and Karen Hilton won four-year seats on the board in the municipal election on May 9. This will join Village President Sheena Collum, and Trustees Deborah Davis Ford, Howard Levison and ...

Maplewood Public Works Announces Amendments to Hilton and Maplecrest Jitney Routes - Effective May 22

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Beginning on May 22, the Hilton and Maplecrest Jitney buses will "undergo a few minor route and schedule alterations," according to an email from the Maplewood Department of Public Works.

The changes are as follows:
New stops added to the Hilton Route:

Stop 4: Indiana St. & Lexington Ave
Stop 5: Millburn Ave. & Manley Ter.
Stop 6: Valley ...

South Orange Development Committee Discusses Marylawn, Third & Valley, and Other Projects

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - When the South Orange Development Committee met on May 11, there were no presentations by developers, a change from other recent meetings of the Development Committee.

Rob Cole, Chair of the Development Committee, called the meeting to order and at the request of South Orange Village President Sheena Collum, everyone present introduced themselves and their connection or ...

South Orange's JESPY House Community Discusses Healthcare with Congressman Payne, Jr. and Assemblywoman Jasey

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The residents of  JESPY House in Maplewood were visited last Monday Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. and Assemblywoman Mila M. Jasey to discuss imminent healthcare changes, housing and other critical issues.

About 100 members of the JESPY and South Orange community attended the meeting, where they were able to hear Payne’s and Jasey's positions ...

Road Work Scheduled for Week of May 15 on Lenox Avenue in South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Curb and sidewalk work is planned to begin the week of May 15 on Lenox Avenue from South Wyoming Avenue to South Ridgewood Road), including Lenox Place and Lenox Terrace.

The work will be performed from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is expected to take 3 to 4 weeks, weather permitting, according to an update on the SouthOrange.org website from Ed Gulyas, Deputy ...

Clarus Construction Update from Maplewood Township on May 12

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The following is the latest Clarus construction update from Maplewood Township:

The pedestrian tunnel will reopen on Tuesday. They poured the sidewalk, and it needs to be saw cut to finish out the plaza areas near the tracks. Unless it rains on Monday, the sidewalk, curbing and bumpouts between Baker Street and the pedestrian  tunnel will be ...

It's Official: Clarke, Hilton, and Schnall Win South Orange Municipal Election

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The Essex County Clerk has certified the results of the South Orange Municipal Election, and the three members of the Board of Trustees who have been elected are Walter Clarke, Karen Hilton, and Stephen Schnall.

Karen Hilton received 1,321 votes, the most of any candidate, and 26.32% of the total vote.
Walter Clarke, who currently serves on the Board of Trustees, ...

'South Orange 2017' Slate Elected to Board of Trustees; Vote Still to be Certified by Essex County Clerk

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Although the Essex County Clerk's office has not yet finalized the vote certification, all of the candidates have agreed the winners of the South Orange Board of Trustees election are the slate of 'South Orange 2017' - Walter Clarke, Karen Hilton, and Stephen Schnall.

About 20 votes separate third place finisher Schnall and Nureed Saeed, who ran as an Independent ...

Unofficial Results of the South Orange Board of Trustees Election

Updated on May 12 at 2 p.m.

Vote has been certified by the Essex County Clerk's Office: 

It's Official: Clarke, Hilton, and Schnall Win South Orange Municipal Election

Updated on May 10 at 9 a.m. 

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The unofficial numbers are in from the South Orange Village Clerk's office, and with official numbers still not available from the Essex County ...

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Maplewood Fire Department Dedicates New Ambulances at Maplewood Fire Headquarters

May 20, 2017

The Maplewood Fire Department recently placed two new ambulances in service, which were blessed and dedicated on May 20 at a ceremony held in front Maplewood Fire Headquarters on Dunnell Rd. The blessing was given by the fire department Chaplain Father Jim Worth from St. Joseph’s Church in Maplewood. The dedication was attended by Mayor Victor DeLuca, Deputy Mayor Nancy Adams, Committeeman ...