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May 12, 2022

CARTERET, NJ – Jack McGreevey, a battle-hardened Marine drill sergeant turned dogged advocate for his fellow veterans, who passed his passion for service to his son, former Gov. Jim McGreevey, died May 12. He was 93. Mr. McGreevey, of Carteret, was a constant presence throughout the ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ – The township has a new-and-improved website that took almost a year to design, according to officials. The redesigned site goes beyond a visual rebranding, said the township, asserting the redesign brings a better user experience and transparency “through more intuitive ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ – The owners of the former Maplewood Movie Theater failed this week to secure a liquor license from the municipality as members of the Maplewood Township Committee - acting as the local alcoholic beverage control (ABC) board - failed to approve or deny the application. The inaction ...

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NEWARK, NJ — During the past three years Newark resident Deborah Smith-Gregory has been bombarded with daily phone calls urging her to sell her home. “It’s been calling at all times of the day and night - both cellphone and landline. They say, ‘Are you interested in selling your property? We’ve ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange Village Administrator Adam Loehner has accepted a position elsewhere and will be leaving the job in about two months, it was announced today. In a statement, the municipality said Loehner, who has been serving as the village administrator since late 2018, has ...

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The Township of Maplewood wants to spend more of its dollars with locally owned businesses. On Thursday, May 5th, Maplewood will sponsor two sessions of Doing Business with the Township, in-person at 9:00am in Town Hall, 574 Valley Street and virtually at 6:30pm on ZOOM, ID: 844 2592 ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - A debate that has simmered for years and often placed neighbors in opposing camps culminated tonight when the South Orange Board of Trustees voted to place heavy restrictions on the use of leaf blowers. The measure, going into effect almost immediately this Sunday, May 1, bans ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - The Essex County Municipal Clerks were in full force attending the Municipal Clerks Association of New Jersey’s 2022 (MCANJ), Education Conference in Atlantic City. Est Orange's own, Kim Lemmon is the Treasurer for the Association.  “What made this Conference so special for ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Representatives of TerrAscend/The Apothecarium and a Planning Committee from Maplewood Township met to hear the plans for operations for the initial sales of Adult Use Cannabis in their Alternative Treatment Center at 1865 Springfield Avenue commencing Thursday morning, April 21st.

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LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURAL CONSULTING SERVICES ASSOCIATED WITH THE PLANNING AND DESIGN FOR THE ENHANCEM REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS    The Township of South Orange Village (“Village”) is requesting written proposals from qualified engineering and landscape architectural ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy says adults at least 21 years old will be able to purchase recreational marijuana and marijuana products without a medical card in New Jersey starting on April 21, 2022. "This is a historic step in our work to create a new cannabis industry," Murphy said on ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – The average resident will pay about $24 per year more for water, thanks to an increase in the water rate approved Monday by the village Board of Trustees. The water rate ordinance, introduced about a month ago, increases the rate to $7.28 per 100 cubic feet, said South Orange ...

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Maplewood Hears Two Cannabis Applications      The Township Committee has received two retail applications for the sale of Cannabis for Adult Recreational Use. One is for a standard license and the other for a micro business license. Present for this portion of the meeting were Mayor Dean Dafis ...

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This year’s 12th annual “Meet The Mayors” event was held in person after the last two were virtual due to COVID. Members of the Millburn-Short Hills, West Orange, Livingston, North Essex, SOMA and West Essex Chambers of Commerce and government leaders were in attendance, including Mayor Maggee ...

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LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURAL CONSULTING SERVICES ASSOCIATED WITH THE PLANNING AND DESIGN FOR THE ENHANCEM REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS    The Township of South Orange Village (“Village”) is requesting written proposals from qualified engineering and landscape architectural ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Showing the support of our community, Sunday afternoon, March 20, Maplewood will be hosting a Ceremony to raise the Ukrainian Flag on the Flagpole in front of the Maplewood Municipal Building on Valley Street, and all in the Community are invited to attend. The event is planned ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Agreeing with the concerns of many residents who attended its meeting Tuesday, the Maplewood Township Committee indicated it is on board with a year-round ban of gas-powered leaf blowers. The devices are currently banned seasonally, but the committee members said they’d like to ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The South Orange Police Department has named a new chief of police, Ernesto Morillo, in a unanimous vote, the South Orange Board of Trustees announced at its bi-monthly meeting on Monday.  South Orange Village President Sheena Collum said at the meeting that Moriillo’s ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. – South Orange hopes to get a $250,000 state grant to support the upcoming merger of its fire department with Maplewood’s. The South Orange Village Board of Trustees last week voted to  apply for the $250,000 grant, which would come from the state Department of Community ...

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Maplewood Hires New Social Worker By Matt Collins MAPLEWOOD, N.J. - Maplewood’s search for a new crisis social worker is over according to assistant township administrator Bailey Barnett. Speaking at the March 2 meeting of the Maplewood Community Board on Police (CBP), Barnett said the new ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. - The South Orange Village Board of Trustees is urging the state Senate to pass a bill that could restore nearly $1.8 million in energy tax receipts to the village. The board, at its Feb. 28 meeting, passed a resolution urging the “swift passage” of the bill. According to ...

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MAPLEWOOD, N.J. – More than $1 million could be spent on fixing Maplewood’s roads this year according to a budget plan presented recently to the township committee. In his presentation, Maplewood Township Engineer Paul  Kittner said about $1.1 million would go towards the reconstruction of 11 ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ – The morning the Yellow Flashing Traffic lights at the intersection of Valley Street and South Pierson Road were activated following a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony led by Essex County Executive Director Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. Prior to cutting the ribbon, DiVincenzo mentioned that these ...

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SOUTH ORANGE/MAPLEWOOD, N.J.-All too often we relish holidays but don’t stop to think about how they began. The consensus is that a day off is a day off, enjoy it and don’t ask questions. But those wondering about the origins of Presidents’ Day can look no further than this article for a short ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Vice President Kamala Harris lauded Newark’s lead service line replacement program during her visit to the city Friday, noting the program could set a precedent for other U.S. cities as the nation addresses its infrastructure needs. “We are not here to talk about the crisis as much ...

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MAPLEWOOD, N.J. - Maplewood will be holding numerous events this month to commemorate Black History Month, said township officials this week.  At its Feb. 1 meeting, the Maplewood Township Committee was treated to a performance of “Lift Every Voice and Sing” by Madison McGehee, a Columbia High ...

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MAPLEWOOD, N.J - Two Maplewood residents died of COVID-19 in January, according to township health officer Candice Davenport. The names and ages of the deceased weren’t given by Davenport during her presentation on COVID at the township’s monthly board of health meeting. The two new deaths bring ...

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MAPLEWOOD CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH Maplewood announced their list of Black History Month events throughout the month of February. The  full press release regarding the schedule of events is included below:  In honor of Black History Month, the Township of Maplewood has joined with local ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, N.J - Academy Heights residents voiced their concern about the potential creation of a cannabis cultivation and manufacturing facility in their neighborhood at the village Board of Trustees’ meeting Jan. 24. A portion of Academy Heights is designated as a B3 zone for industrial ...

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