A Constantly-Moving Target Part 2: Where SOMA’s Affordable Housing Is Headed

August 17, 2018

Like many New Jersey towns, South Orange and Maplewood are embroiled in a decades-long conflict over affordable housing obligations. Here’s what will happen next.

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Melissa Wood feels South Orange is shifting away from affordability and toward opulent apartments charging extravagant rents. She and fellow Academy Heights neighbors, who are “an ...

A Constantly-Moving Target Part 1: How SOMA Has Fared in Affordable Housing

Like many New Jersey towns, South Orange and Maplewood are embroiled in a decades-long conflict over affordable housing obligations. Here’s what will happen next.

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ — “Why don’t we take a stroll down Valley Street?” asks Vision for Valley, a newly-hatched Facebook group pushing for responsible development on South Orange’s ...

About 500 Households Without Power in Maplewood on Monday; 100 Without Power on Tuesday

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - About 500 customers in Maplewood were without power as of 8 p.m. on Monday, according to the PSE&G outage map.

About 1,000 customers were without power throughout Essex County on Monday, as well as close to 6,000 in Union, according to the outage map at about 8 p.m.

All power had been restored in Maplewood by Tuesday morning, according to the outage map.

A PSE&G ...

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, ...

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 ...

Total Protection with a HVAC Plan from Woolley Home Services

Our service plans provide total protection on just about anything that may go wrong with your HVAC system. For peace of mind, sign up to receive comprehensive tune-ups, discounts on repairs, priority service, and more! https://www.woolleyfuel.com/services/service-plans/

Woolley Home Solutions is located at 12 Burnett Avenue in Maplewood. Visit their website ...

Woolley Home Solutions Building Has Unique Historical Stained Glass Window

Have you ever spotted this Stained Glass Window on our building? It's compliments of the first Methodist Church in town. The repairman saw our 1924 Autocar Truck parked outside and created this beautiful piece and installed it in our front window. The church was knocked down years ago and its location is now Walgreen's parking lot.

The church was originally built in 1836 when Maplewood ...

New Plumber Joins the Woolley Home Solutions Team

We are excited to announce a new addition to the Woolley team! Our new plumber, Oscar Buonafina, is an expert plumber with nearly a decade of industry experience serving New Jersey homeowners. He is also a NJ Master Plumber Since 2007. As a military veteran, Oscar truly understands hard work and commitment, and we’re so happy to bring him on board!

"I believe in service to people ...

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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