Government

October 22, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - A small group of people gathered in front of Maplewood Town Hall on Monday at about 12:30 p.m. to join Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca and Maplewood Township Committee Member Dean Dafis to raise the transgender flag, and to stand in solidarity with transgender people everywhere. The ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - There will be a transgender flag raising at Maplewood Town Hall at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 22, according to an update on Facebook from Township Committee Member Dean Dafis. "We won't be erased!" wrote Dafis in the Facebook post about the flag raising. Dafis will be raising ...

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SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Time to start raking -- leaf collection is now underway in South Orange and Maplewood. Here's what you need to know for leaf collection in the two towns, including on Essex County roads. SOUTH ORANGE LEAF COLLECTION From the South Orange ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Essex County Freeholders called for the ouster of the New Jersey Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) spokesperson but have not budged on ending its controversial contract with the agency. At its Wednesday meeting in Maplewood, the freeholders board passed a resolution ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - SouthNEXT is back for its fourth annual collision of inspirational ideas the weekend of Nov. 10 and Nov. 11. SouthNEXT, which is described by organizers as "New Jersey’s festival that explores our similarities by celebrating our differences," returns again to the South Orange ...

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SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Here's everything you need to know to register to vote in the two towns. Registration closes on Tuesday, Oct. 16, and Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6. SOUTH ORANGE Information from the South Orange Village website Register to Vote: The Village Clerk’s ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Priya and Sanjay Chawla, owners of Buy Rite Wine & Liquor (formerly A & D Liquors) recently donated $1,000 to the Founders Park Conservancy. The donation, which was presented to Chris Black, Chair of the Conservancy, and Andrew Kit of the Academy Heights Neighborhood ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - One lucky ticket matched all five numbers drawn on Friday, Sept. 28, making the ticket's owner the winner of the Jersey Cash 5 $166,600 Jackpot, according to a press release from NJ Lottery. The winning ticket was sold at the Quick Chek location at 1545 Springfield Ave. in ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - More than 50 people gathered in Ricalton Square at 1 p.m. on Monday in support of Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez, and all sexual assault survivors, as well as to express their opposition to the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Organized by SOMA ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - More than 80 golfers teed off in support of the South Orange Rescue Squad (SORS) at the Second Annual South Orange Invitational at the East Orange Golf course in Short Hills, on Sept. 17. According to a press release from the SORS, South Orange Village Trustee Deborah Davis ...

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MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Maplewood and South Orange have been accepted into the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, according to a press release from SOMA Two Towns for All Ages. "This certification recognizes our towns’ joint commitment to becoming more age-friendly and support ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - West Third Street between The Mews and Gaslight Commons flooded after heavy rain on Tuesday afternoon, causing South Orange police to secure the area. South Orange Village President Sheena Collum wrote on her Facebook page at about 2:30 p.m.,: “South Orange residents please be ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - After a lengthy discussion at the Sept. 4 meeting of the Maplewood Township Committee, the members voted not to institute a fee of ten cents (three cents which would have gone to the store, and seven cents to the Township) for the use of disposable “checkout bags," which would have ...

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MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Protesters from Maplewood and South Orange participated in a silent march on Sunday, one of many events across the country opposing the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. "Kavanaugh would rule against reproductive freedom, health care, the ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The search for a Village Administrator in South Orange continues. Steve Gallo, who was scheduled to begin in the role in September, will not be taking the position, according to a letter from South Orange Village President Sheena Collum to the South Orange community on ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- The Township of Maplewood has launched Recycle Coach, a free app designed to help make recycling information more accessible to residents. Recycle Coach provides accurate up-to-date information on Maplewood recycling schedules in a handy, user-friendly app format.   Residents ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Essex County Freeholder, environmental lawyer and 25-year South Orange resident Janine Bauer sees the potential New Jersey Bag Tax as an assault on municipal lawmakers. Bill A3267 would impose a 5-cent fee on single-use bags in chains or any store with retail space exceeding ...

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PERTH AMBOY, NJ - On Friday, Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca and four other mayors from northern and central New Jersey called for passage of a state law permitting immigrants to get driver's licenses even if they are undocumented, saying it boosts public safety as well as the economy. "This is ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Just as stricter recycling rules hit Maplewood and South Orange, the entire state could face a new tax on paper and plastic bags. A new bill passed in New Jersey Senate this June may have you opting for reusable bags at the supermarket and drug store. Bill A3267 would impose a ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ – The Jewish Community Housing Corporation of Metropolitan New Jersey (JCHC) recently held its board of trustees annual dinner at Crystal Plaza in Livingston, where Sheila Oliver, lieutenant governor of New Jersey, spoke to about 130 guests, including staff, board members, sponsors ...

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MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ -  Here's everything you need to know for celebrating the July 4th holiday in SOMA.   MAPLEWOOD JULY 4TH CELEBRATION    Maplewood 4th of July celebrations take place in Memorial Park, with a full day of festivities that includes live music on two concert ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - This Monday, New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez led a roundtable with local parents of children with autism at Maplewood’s Words Bookstore, the latest stop on his Jersey Jobs Tour. Menendez addressed parents’ concerns of treatment costs and overall legislative representation. He pointed ...

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