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Local South Orange Retailer Joins the Fight Against Plastic Straws

August 5, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Sadie's, the women's and men's clothing store located at 65 Valley St. in South Orange, is joining the "no plastic straw" movement and giving out a free reusable metal straw with each purchase over $50 while supplies last.

BACK TO SCHOOL SALES

August also brings several Back to School sales, including $10 off with a purchase of 3 ...

Greenhouse Space Available to Maplewood Residents for 2018–19

Applications for rental space in the Rahner Greenhouse will be received in the Maplewood Municipal Building, 574 Valley St., on Thursday, September 6, from 6:00 pm until 7:00 pm. Doors to the Town Hall Meeting Room will be opened at 4 pm. The allocation of spaces will be made in the order in which applicants arrive and sign in.

The greenhouse spaces are available to Maplewood residents only, ...

Say No to Single Use Plastics

You probably don’t need anything else to be worried about these days, but you should be very worried about plastic.

An observation by the authors of the Plastic Invasion says it best.

“Plastic frees us, improving daily life in almost uncountable ways. And plastic imprisons us in waste and microscopic pollution.”

Globally, humans use one million single-use plastic bags ...

Don’t Give Up on South Orange’s Rain Park

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Designer Neil Chambers visits South Orange’s Rain Park every other day to check on the Queen’s Anne’s lace, achillea, lobelias and coneflowers — among other plants. To onlookers, the project resembles a patch of weeds and unruly grass. Just wait, Chambers said.

The Rain Park is an alternative stormwater management project located in ...

South Orange's Essex County Freeholder and Environmental Lawyer Condemns Potential NJ Bag Tax

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 2,000 square feet. It would also preempt New Jersey towns from enacting their own carryout bag ...

Here’s How NJ’s Potential Bag Tax Could Affect South Orange and Maplewood

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 5-cent fee on single-use bags in chains or any store with retail space exceeding 2,000 square ...

Deserted But Adopted: Volunteers Help 'Spruce Up' Watchung Reservation Village

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Student volunteers from the Mitzvah Mania youth community service program recently visited the Deserted Village of Feltville, not to search for ghosts but rather to plant spruce trees and pine trees as part of a Union County Adopt-a-Park project.

Mitzvah Mania is a program of the Jewish Federation of Greater Metro West NJ. It  provides students from age 12 to 16 ...

Maplewood Township Recycling Changes Begin Monday, July 9

Attention Maplewood Residents,

 

Significant changes have occurred in the recycling industry market which directly impact our weekly curbside recycling program

 

These significant changes require us to make adjustments to regarding the type of item we collect and will disallow moving forward.

 

Some of the items that we will now disallow were previously considered ...

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Greenhouse Space Available to Maplewood Residents for 2018–19

August 4, 2018

Applications for rental space in the Rahner Greenhouse will be received in the Maplewood Municipal Building, 574 Valley St., on Thursday, September 6, from 6:00 pm until 7:00 pm. Doors to the Town Hall Meeting Room will be opened at 4 pm. The allocation of spaces will be made in the order in which applicants arrive and sign in.

The greenhouse spaces are available to Maplewood residents only, ...