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January 10, 2019

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The South Orange Department of Public Works will "circle the Township" to pick up Christmas trees from Jan. 7 to Feb. 22, according to an update on the South Orange website. In order to be eligible for collection, trees must be free of ornaments, lighting, and stands. The ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Christmas tree collection is underway in Maplewood, according to an update from the Department of Public Works. Christmas tree collection began on Monday, Jan. 7, and will continue through the end of January, with the final day of collection depending on zone as ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Although more than 700 sea turtles have been stranded this winter in the Northeast region of the United States, hundreds of which did not survive, 13 sea turtles are currently recuperating from the cold at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo’s Sea Turtle Recovery, New Jersey’s only ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley Mayor Dr. Joseph Scarpelli and the Greenutley committee will host the townships first ever 'Winter Nutley Farmers Market' on Feb. 10. Food crafters and makers of handmade products are welcome to apply. The market will be hled on Sunday, Feb. 10, from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Maplewood Township Committee member Nancy Adams was sworn-in for a second three-year-term at the annual reorganization meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 1. In her speech to the community, Adams said she would "continue to be outspoken and dedicated to thoughtful deliberations and ...

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WARREN, NJ - New Year's Eve gets all of the attention, the parties, the champagne, the ball drop in Times Square.  But, do you know about First Day Hikes that take place each New Year's Day?  Every Jan. 1, America's State Parks offer free and guided hiking events in every state across the U.S.

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NEWARK, NJ - Winter is upon us, but you can still catch a glimpse of certain birds that call Newark home despite the cold. New Jersey Audubon, a nonprofit that promotes environmental awareness, will be leading a free bird watching event on Jan. 3, 2019, in Weequahic Park. Adults and youngsters ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - On Sunday, Dec. 9, from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. Slow Food Northern New Jersey will be hosting a special indoor farmers market at The Woodland (60 Woodland Rd.) in Maplewood in honor of "Terra Madre Day." According to Slow Food Northern New Jersey's website, this newly added market is to ...

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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, NJ - With three sets of hands on the scissors, the ribbon was cut on Saturday, dedicating the new pocket park on Baker Street in Maplewoood Village. John James, President of the Maplewood Village Alliance (MVA), described the newly revitalized green space as “a pocket park," and ...

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ROSELAND, NJ – The public is invited to participate in Essex County’s annual 2018 Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest at the Essex County Environmental Center by entering their best gingerbread houses in a variety of categories. The free competition encourages have fun over the ...

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SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Fall foliage has been at its peak the last few weeks in South Orange and Maplewood, and TAPinto SOMA is sharing some of the best local places enjoy the autumn foliage. To have your photos added to the gallery here or to share your favorite spots to find fall ...

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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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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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