Green

September 9, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange's annual campout is back on Friday, September 14, when residents can pitch tents and brave the great outdoors locally in New Waterlands Park. The campout is free, but campsites must be reserved in advance and there must be at least one responsible adult (who is a ...

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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, 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 - 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 ...

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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 ...

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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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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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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 ...

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MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - It's almost farmers market time, with the Maplewood Farmers Market starting its 24th year on Monday, June 4, and the South Orange Farmers Market kicking off its 27th season on Wednesday, June 6. MAPLEWOOD FARMERS MARKET - EVERY MONDAY The Maplewood market is ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The community came out on Wednesday to celebrate the newly renovated and revitalized Spiotta Park, which at the corner of South Orange Avenue and Village Plaza, is in the heart of downtown South Orange. Matt Glass, Chair of the South Orange Village Center Alliance (SOVCA) ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - For the eighth year, volunteers came out to clean-up the Rahway River and celebrate environmental education and awareness at South Orange River Day. Meeting in Meadowland Park, volunteers could enter the river at several spots to clean trash from both the water itself and the ...

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ROSELAND, NJ — The weather held up to inspire hundreds of Essex County families to participate in the 13 annual Essex County Earth Day Celebration at the Essex County Environmental Center last weekend in Roseland, where residents had the opportunity to participate in hands-on educational games and ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Spring Rake Out program is currently underway, with the last collection ranging from May 11 through May 18, depending on the location of the home.   The Spring Rake Out provides residents of Maplewood with "the opportunity to dispose of any unwanted ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Seth Boyden School PTA's Outdoor Learning Committee will be holding a grand opening for the Children’s Arboretum on Friday, April 27 at 9 a.m. All are invited to attend. Each of the more than 100 trees in the school yard will have a marker stone placed by it that will ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - As branch collection from previous storms continues just as another one is approaching, South Orange officials are asking residents to please keep branches out of the streets. South Orange Village President Sheena Collum posted to her Facebook page on Tuesday, in response to a ...

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Updated on March 16 MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Tree branches that fell as a result of the recent storms were originally to be collected by the Maplewood Department of Public Works (DPW) through Friday, March 16, but an email from the DPW on March 15 stated that branch collection would now be extended until ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - If a Maplewood Township tree’s limb falls on your car in a rain storm and causes hundreds of dollars in damage, does the Township pay for it? Not always. Just ask Kathryn Carliner of Dunnell Road.  Carliner, a five-year resident of the area, is disputing Town Hall’s rejection ...

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SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - President's Day is Monday, Feb. 19, and it's a day off for many, including local students. Closures on President's Day South Orange - Maplewood School District schools are closed on Monday (as well as on Friday, Feb. 16). South Orange Public Library is ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Organic honey, homemade granola, and artisanal cheese are just a few of the foods that will be on sale at the annual Indoor Winter Farmers Market on Sunday, Feb. 4. Slow Food Northern NJ and Maplewood Loves Wellness are sponsors of the Indoor Winter Farmers Market, which will be ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - At the monthly meeting of the South Orange Environmental Commission on Jan. 25, discussion of improvements to the Farrell Field Park area was pushed to the top of the agenda in response to the report by police of a recent robbery of a teenage girl while she was walking with ...

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MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - It's Christmas tree collection time in the two towns. Here's what you need to know before putting items out for collection: MAPLEWOOD The Department of Public Works has begun the annual collection of Christmas trees, according to an update on the Maplewood ...

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Updated at 8 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. on January 4 SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - A winter storm on Thursday has left over 5 inches of snow in the SOMA area, with a state of emergency declared in Essex County. An advisory from Maplewood police stated that due to the state of emergency ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The regular Monday curbside recycling collection in Maplewood will be postponed until Tuesday, Jan. 2, due to the New Year's Day holiday on Monday, Jan. 1, according to an update on the Maplewood Township website. Residents are asked to please place recyclable items curbside on ...

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MAPLEWOOD/MILLBURN, NJ -  The construction of an open-air pavilion in Essex County South Mountain Reservation was completed on Thursday, December 21, announced Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. Joining DiVincenzo in cutting the ceremonial ribbon were Essex County Assistant ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The regular Monday curbside recycling collection in Maplewood will be postponed until Tuesday, Dec. 26 (due to the Christmas holiday on Monday, Dec. 25), and until Tuesday, Jan. 2 (due to the New Year's Day holiday on Monday, Jan. 1), according to an update on the Maplewood Township ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Department of Public Works (DPW) has extended the last day of leaf collection from Dec. 15 to Dec. 22, according to an update on their Facebook page. The extension is "due to seasonal conditions," wrote the DPW. The DPW asks residents to "please make every attempt ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange has extended the last day for residents to put leaves out for collection from Dec. 6 to Dec. 11, according to an update on the South Orange website. Leaves are only to be placed curbside, and all policies related to leaf removal continue, according to the ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - While residents engage in the annual fall leaf removal chore of suburban life, Maplewood’s controversial leaf blower ban is facing its own troubles as a new lawsuit opposing the ban is filed, and township workers are ignoring some parts of the new law. The New Jersey Landscaper ...

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SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Leaf collection has been underway in South Orange and Maplewood since October, with leaf collection ending on December 6 in South Orange, and with leaves needing to be out for collection by December 4 or December 11 depending on location in Maplewood, and by ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Who says children don’t eat vegetables? Let kids pick their own collard greens, then blend the leaves with olive oil, garlic, sunflower seeds, and lemon juice. Voilà: pesto!  Blend kale with apples and berries for smoothies. Sauté collards and carrots with olive oil and salt for a ...

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