Government

May 26, 2020

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The state associations representing South Orange police officers and fire fighters have issued a joint statement today denouncing the intention of the South Orange Board of Trustees — and Village President Sheena Collum in specific — to freeze their pay for the next two budget ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — An Essex County Emergency Food Distribution Event will be held on Thursday, May 28th at the Charles H. Bullock School in Montclair to help families negatively impacted by coronavirus. The 1,000 boxes of food that will be distributed are meant to benefit families who have been ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Village President Sheena Collum has issued a statement that updates the community on the current status of COVID-19 in town. She also gives news concerning where and how to get tested, the rules concerning the opening of the tennis courts in our two towns and a reminder of the ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Mayor Frank McGehee's latest coronavirus update included the news of another resident succumbing to COVID-19.  "It saddens me to share that our community has lost another member," McGehee wrote. "She was 59. Please keep the family and the 23 other families who have lost loved ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Township Committee has issued the following emergency ordinance: Masks must be worn and social distancing practiced in Township parks. This differs from two of Gov. Phil Murphy's Executive Orders, which encourages mask wearing but does not require it. The full wording ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Township has issued this invitation for bids for implementing ADA Improvements at various locations through the township. INVITATION FOR BIDS Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received by the TOWNSHIP OF MAPLEWOOD in the County of ESSEX, New Jersey for ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The numbers for Essex County Coronavirus Cases have been updated today. The Essex County Information Office noted that an unusually large number of results were reported. The increase in overall tests was at least in part due to an initiative to test all long term care facility ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Township has issued guidance for its Tuesday, May 19 Township Committee Meeting: The agenda for the meeting is posted on Maplewood's website. The agenda includes a final vote on establishing a cap bank for the township budget, introduction of an ordinance "requiring the ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — As the coronavirus curve continues to flatten in New Jersey, some restrictions are being lifted in the state, and Maplewood and South Orange residents can now look forward to: Non-essential construction — Projects may resume effective at 6 a.m. today. All construction projects ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Seven new cases of COVID-19 were seen in Maplewood, Mayor Frank McGehee reported as he released the Maplewood Public Health Division numbers for the week of May 9-15: Total Cases: 273 (+7) Probable Cases: 4 Total Deaths: 23  Total recovered cases: 170 NJ Statewide ...

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May 14, 2020 - The following information was received from Howard Levison, Administrator of the South Orange Village Water Utility. It details the improvements to the water main as well as lighting, beautification and safety commencing this month and continuing over the summer months. Long ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Village President Sheena Collum released the following update on May 13: As of 4:00 p.m. today, 334 South Orange residents have received access to COVID-19 testing and of that number, 91 tests have returned positive and 243 have returned negative. To date, four members of our ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — A "skeleton" 2020 South Orange budget passed on first read at the May 11 Board of Trustees meeting. Village President Sheena Collum gave kudos to the finance committee and the whole governing body for turning around the budget in six weeks from its original numbers as the ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Rep. Donald Payne, Jr. (D-10) gave South Orange residents an update of what he is doing in Congress for COVID-19 relief, both public-health-wise and economically.  Payne has been speaking with all the municipalities he represents, and spoke at the online South Orange Village ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Together with Mayor Frank McGehee's updated COVID-19 information, Mayor McGehee provided a variety of useful information covering Shop Small Business Saturday and a variety of other topics, including Health, Government, and several additional topics. The information follows ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Saturday morning Mayor Frank McGehee issued the following update regarding COVID-19 Coronavirus Good Morning,            On the evening of Thursday March 12th, over eight weeks ago, we declared a state of emergency in the Township of Maplewood - a lot has happened since ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Seton Hall University was granted an extension of the approval for an addition and renovation to the University Center; the action was taken at the May 4 South Orange Planning Board meeting. Seton Hall’s extension was granted for one year, and their attorney stated that it would ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The following an update on the state of coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, in the Village, by Village President Sheena Collum. As the confirmed positive number was at 85 on May 1, there are only two new confirmed cased in the last six days, which bodes well for a flattening ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Township Committee passed Maplewood’s 2020 budget during its three-hour meeting on May 5, which included a visit from Congressman Donald Payne Jr. and a coronavirus update by Health Officer Candice Davenport. This year’s budget of $48.2M works out to a four percent increase ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange Maplewood Board of Education passed its 2020-21 budget last night. The unanimous vote happened despite possible changes in state aid as coronavirus continues to affect New Jersey's health and economy. “The governor is going to give an update on that I believe ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Congressman Donald Payne, Jr. (D-Dist. 10) will join tomorrow evening’s 7:30 p.m. Township Committee meeting to provide an update to Maplewood residents regarding initiatives in Washington D.C. to support residents and businesses impacted by COVID-19.  The congressman will speak ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Mayor Frank McGehee has distributed the following Maplewood Public Health Division numbers for Saturday through today (Monday): Total Cases: 263 (Just 4 new cases, ages 39 to 63) Total Deaths: 21 Total recovered cases: 120 (+2) Positive test rate: 38% (down 5%) NJ ...

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ESSEX COUNTY — The following is the update of Essex County coronavirus cases. The office of the County Executive advises that: Social distancing, hand hygiene, and other steps to prevent infection must be followed at all times in all municipalities regardless of the number of cases; The number of ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The following is an update from Mayor Frank McGehee regarding COVID-19, coronavirus, in the Township, as well as other town updates about shopping local and municipal parks:    Here are the Maplewood Public Health Division numbers for Thursday and Friday. We are saddened to ...

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TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials announced the I-78 express lanes will be closed this week near the Garden State Parkway through approximately Exit 58/New Jersey Turnpike in Union and Essex Counties as a pavement preservation project continues. This work was ...

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson today announced his Department will allocate $685 million in COVID-19 relief funding to help low-income Americans residing in public housing.  New Jersey will receive an allocation of $23,302,088.  The funding, made ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The following is Village President Sheena Collum's update on the COVID-19 cases currently in the Village:         As of 4:00 p.m. today, 249 South Orange residents have received access to the limited available COVID-19 ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — In Village President Sheena Collum's latest announcement, she outlined which area recreation facilities are open or reopening: State Parks Reopen Tomorrow Governor Murphy signed Executive Order 133 that will reopen golf courses and state parks for passive recreational ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The following is an update from Mayor Frank McGehee regarding COVID-19 cases in the Township, including that one more resident has succumbed to the disease and three new cases have been diagnosed: Good Afternoon,          Before I share the Maplewood Public Health Division ...

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MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — As yesterday Gov. Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 130,  allowing municipalities the ability to adopt a resolution extend the grace period for payment of second quarter property taxes, concluding on a date no later than June 1; the due date remains May 1. Both ...

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