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USPS® Suspends Regular Mail Delivery for National Day of Mourning on Dec. 5

December 3, 2018

President Donald J. Trump has declared Wednesday, Dec. 5, as a National Day of Mourning in remembrance of former President George H.W. Bush. Some key U.S. Postal Service operations will be affected.

A statement from the USPS® notes that regular mail deliveries, retail services and administrative office activity will be suspended.  Limited package delivery service will be ...

Maplewood Township Committee and the Maplewood Police Department Issues Response to "The Force Report"

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Maplewood Township and and the Maplewood Police Department have issued the following response to "The Force Report" that was published elsewhere earlier.

Maplewood Township and the Maplewood Police Department are committed to fairness and respect for all individuals in our community.  The Maplewood Township Committee and Maplewood Police Department are aware of ...

Road Closure on Friday in Maplewood for Rainbow Crosswalk Repairs

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The intersection of Valley Street and Oakview Avenue will be closed on Friday, Nov. 30, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. for the pink striping on the rainbow crosswalks there to be repaired, according to an update from the Township of Maplewood.

The update also stated that police will be there to direct traffic.

The four permanent rainbow striped crosswalks were unveiled in ...

Leaf Collection in South Orange and Maplewood Ending Soon

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Leaf collection is underway in South Orange and Maplewood, with final collections ending Dec. 5 in South Orange, and either the week of Dec. 3 or Dec. 10 in Maplewood, depending on the zone. The last leaf collection on Essex County roads is scheduled for Dec. 24 to Dec. 28.

Here's what you need to know for leaf collection in the two towns, ...

New Electric Car Charging Station Now in Maplewood

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 thanks to funding from DCH Audi and the Maplewood Green Team. Maplewood Mayor ...

No Jitney Service in Maplewood and South Orange on Thanksgiving, Nov. 22, and Friday, Nov. 23

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 Luther King Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, ...

Health Officer Completes Inspection of South Orange School Bathrooms

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange Health Officer John Festa has finished his inspection of the South Orange school bathrooms, according to an update on the South Orange website.

The South Orange website states, "in response to recent events surrounding the school district's bathroom conditions, Health Officer John Festa inspected the bathrooms of the South Orange ...

Maplewood Fire Department Dedicates New Engine and Holds First Annual Community Open House

 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 rescue an entrapped person from a vehicle.

Maplewood Fire Chief Michael ...

Maplewood Mayor Vic De Luca and Township Committee Issue Statement on Winter Storm Avery

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 the Township’s response to Thursday’s snow storm and will be ...

November Snowstorm in SOMA Caused Epic Traffic and Stranded Students, but also, Lots of Acts of Kindness

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 friends and neighbors offering assistance to care for children until their parents could get ...


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