Government

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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 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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Closures and delays continue on Friday, after a snowstorm dropped more than six inches of snow and a wintry mix on Thursday afternoon causing massive traffic, multiple accidents, and major delays on school bus routes as drivers tried to navigate the treacherous ...

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SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - A snowstorm on Thursday caused cancellations, closures, major traffic problems, and impassable streets that prevented school buses from completing their routes. Here are the latest updates: From Maplewood Police at 4:20 p.m.: All Jitney routes are ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Health Department has completed its inspection of the Columbia High School (CHS) bathrooms, and while they found overall they are "well-maintained," there are multiple repairs that need to be made, with the report citing 21 specific issues. The report also ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - An extensive roadway construction project is underway in Maplewood Village, with repairs and improvements being made to sidewalks and roads.  According to an update from the Township of Maplewood, the milling stage has been completed, and Maplewood Avenue will be closed to ...

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An earlier version of this article was updated on Nov. 12. MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - At the monthly meeting of the Maplewood Board of Health on Wednesday night, Deputy Mayor Frank McGehee, who is Chair of the Board of Health, asked Health Officer Robert Roe to inspect the bathrooms at the ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Veterans Day was observed and celebrated in the Maplewood Municipal Building on Sunday, November 11. Music was provided for the observance by the Maplewood Concert Band under the direction of Steve Kimmons, Former Commander of the Eighth Air Force Band. After the first musical ...

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SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Veterans Day is Nov. 11, and as the holiday falls on Sunday this year, there are some closures in SOMA on Monday, Nov. 12, which is a federal holiday. The municipal offices in South Orange are closed on Monday, Nov. 12, in observance of Veterans Day. The South ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - At the same time that hundreds of other "Nobody is Above the Law" rallies were taking place across the country, more than 100 people came together in solidarity at the gazebo in South Orange in protest of Donald Trump's firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and removal of Rod ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - SouthNEXT is back for its fourth annual collision of inspirational ideas this weekend, 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, NJ - SOMA Action, a local group of activists with more than 900 members, is holding a "Nobody is Above the Law" rally on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 5 p.m. at the gazebo across from the South Orange firehouse, by the South Orange train station. An email from Lilian Hawkins, President of ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Paul Aronsohn, the newly-appointed New Jersey Ombudsman for Individuals with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities and Their Families, was the guest speaker at the JESPY House Family Meeting on Sunday, Oct. 28, according to a press release from JESPY House, a non-profit ...

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MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Residents of SOMA, and Essex County, overwhelmingly voted in favor of the "Line A" Democratic candidates. Incumbent Robert Menendez won his U.S. Senate race with more than 75% of the Essex County vote, and incumbent Donald Payne, Jr., for District 10 House of ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Three candidates ran for two seats on the Maplewood Township Committee (TC), with the Democratic ticket of incumbents Greg Lembrich and Nancy Adams easily wining with 46% and 48% of the vote, respectively, according to unofficial results from the Essex County Clerk with 20 of 21 ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Hilton Jitney will have reduced service after 7:30 a.m., on Monday, Nov. 5, according to a Facebook update from the Township of Maplewood at about 10:20 p.m. on Monday. The recreation van will be used after 7:30 a.m., stated the Facebook update. Full update from the ...

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SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Registered voters in Essex County will be able to cast their ballot at two early voting locations rather than one this year in order to meet increased demands. The Hall of Records on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Newark has always served as an early voting ...

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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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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 on Oct. 17, the freeholders board passed a ...

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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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