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South Orange Board of Trustees to Hold Special Meeting Aug. 20 to Discuss Medical Marijuana Resolution

August 19, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange Village President Sheena Collum shared the following letter on her Facebook page, and explained why the South Orange Board of Trustees is having a special meeting on Monday, Aug. 20, to consider permitting an Alternative Treatment Center in South Orange.

Collum wrote, "neighbors - it is very seldom that I call a special meeting of the governing body on a ...

A Constantly-Moving Target Part 2: Where SOMA’s Affordable Housing Is Headed

Like many New Jersey towns, South Orange and Maplewood are embroiled in a decades-long conflict over affordable housing obligations. Here’s what will happen next.

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Melissa Wood feels South Orange is shifting away from affordability and toward opulent apartments charging extravagant rents. She and fellow Academy Heights neighbors, who are “an ...

A Constantly-Moving Target Part 1: How SOMA Has Fared in Affordable Housing

Like many New Jersey towns, South Orange and Maplewood are embroiled in a decades-long conflict over affordable housing obligations. Here’s what will happen next.

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ — “Why don’t we take a stroll down Valley Street?” asks Vision for Valley, a newly-hatched Facebook group pushing for responsible development on South Orange’s ...

Newark Receives $5.6M Settlement from East Orange Over Sewage Dispute

NEWARK, NJ - Newark received a $5.6 million settlement from East Orange, resolving a seven-year legal battle over wastewater that runs through pipes of the state’s largest municipality.

The wastewater produced by East Orange residents has a natural, gravitational flow into Newark's Wastewater Collection System. Under a 1919 Sewer Agreement between the two municipalities, ...

Registration Open for Fall SeniorStudio Painting Classes in Maplewood

The Maplewood Department of Recreation & Cultural Affairs will again be sponsoring the popular SeniorStudio studio art painting program. These classes are specifically designed for 60+ seniors residents with no arts experience, and new students are encouraged to sign up, but students of all skill levels are welcomed.

The 10-week curriculum includes eight painting classes, ...

Protestors from SOMA Action March In Springfield Despite Change in VP Pence Schedule

SPRINGFIELD, N.J.-A scheduled campaign speech by Vice President Mike Pence was supposed to be held at Baltusrol Golf Club on Friday, August 10, but was moved at the last minute to the Trump Bedminster course. The speech was in support of Jay Webber, who is running against Mikie Sherrill for the vacant seat in New Jersey’s 11thcongressional district. Protestors, however, still showed up in ...

Two Members of the Maplewood Police Force Administered Oath of Office at Township Committee Meeting

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Before an overflow crowd, two members of the police force who received promotions in Juy were administered the Oath of Office at Tuesday's Township Committee (TC) meeting.

Captain Albert Frederick Sally was promoted to the newly created position of Deputy Chief of Police, and Sergeant Kevin Peter Kisch was promoted to the position of Captain.

Immediately ...

Morrow Memorial Theater Camp Presents 'Seussical the Musical Jr.' This Weekend

Looking for a fun family activity for the weekend of August 11 and August 12? The amazing Morrow Memorial Theater Camp is putting on Seussical the Musical Jr on Saturday, August 11, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Sunday, August 12, at 2 p.m..

These shows are always terrific and not to be missed! And this year, all proceeds from the show are going toward rebuilding in Puerto ...

NJ Transit Delays and Cancellations Prompts Commuter Survey From SOMA Leaders

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - After multiple days of NJ Transit delays and cancellations in July, the South Orange Board of Trustees and the Maplewood Township Committee are asking SOMA residents who use the train to take a NJ Transit survey to enable town leaders to better communicate issues to NJ transit and state officials, stated an update on the South Orange website.

The survey is ...

South Orange Village President Says Hub Realty Project Would Spur Investment and Local Business

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ —  This Monday, South Orange Village President Sheena Collum encouraged the Board of Trustees to advance Hub Realty’s South Orange and Vose project. The development set for the former Blockbuster site would include 99 market rate units and 11 affordable housing units, Collum said, which aligns with the avenue’s current scale and density. After three ...

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Registration Open for Fall SeniorStudio Painting Classes in Maplewood

August 15, 2018

The Maplewood Department of Recreation & Cultural Affairs will again be sponsoring the popular SeniorStudio studio art painting program. These classes are specifically designed for 60+ seniors residents with no arts experience, and new students are encouraged to sign up, but students of all skill levels are welcomed.

The 10-week curriculum includes eight painting classes, ...