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August 20, 2018

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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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ -  Thunderstorms on Tuesday evening left downed trees and wires throughout SOMA. The PSE&G outage map showed 41 households in South Orange without power, and less than 5 households in Maplewood without power as of 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Restoration of power is ...

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Give mom a gift that provides beauty all season long with minimal care. A basket, container or garden bed filled with these award-winning annuals is sure to generate a smile and enjoyment all summer long. If mom likes to garden, provide her with a few seeds, potting mix and a container. Include ...

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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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SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for the area until 11:15 a.m. A Flash Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. According to the National Weather Service, excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The South Orange Parking Authority (SOPA) now offers a guest pass, which allows free overnight parking, according to an update on the South Orange website. According to the website update: Your exhausted overnight guest has just arrived and needs a place to park their car ...

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SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - With a winter storm warning issued from the National Weather Service (NWS) from 6 a.m on Wednesday through 6 a.m. on Thursday, their latest forecast calls for heavy snow with total accumulations of 12 to 18 inches expected. The NWS is predicting "snow this ...

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SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - With a winter storm warning issued from the National Weather Service (NWS) from 6 a.m on Wednesday through 6 a.m. on Thursday, there are closures, postponements and cancellations due to anticipation of heavy snow. The NWS is predicting 11 to 15 inches of ...

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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 — TAPinto SOMA wants your snow storm photos! Send your pictures to asandler@tapinto.net and we'll add them here. Check back later to see what your neighbors have added.

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - c Neighbors - just finished a conference call with PSEG. Here are some details. What: South Orange has roughly 1200 households without power and it is likely power WILL NOT be restored until Saturday, March 10th. I want to make sure to manage expectations. If power gets ...

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Updated at 9 a.m. on Thursday, March 8 SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The snow storm, which downed trees, left many without power, and closed schools and much of SOMA on Wednesday, has also caused delays and closures on Thursday, March 8. Here are the latest updates: South Orange ...

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SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Strong winds and heavy rains on Friday and Saturday morning caused downed trees and power outages throughout SOMA. On Woodhill Drive in Maplewood, a tree fell taking down power lines, but did not damage the nearby home. About an hour after the tree came down a ...

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MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race held their 17th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance, with an interfaith service at 2 p.m., followed by a volunteer fair at 3:30 p.m. at Columbia High School, and an evening MLK Luminary Lighting ...

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SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is observed on Monday, Jan. 15, and there are many closures for the holiday in South Orange and Maplewood.  MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY CLOSURES Municipal offices in Maplewood and South Orange are closed. South Orange Public ...

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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 recent cold weather has caused pipes to freeze in many homes in South Orange and Maplewood. Norm Woolley of Woolley Home Solutions has the following five tips to avoid having pipes freeze: 1. Keep the Heat On - Keep your thermostats set at the same temperature both day and ...

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Updated at 6 p.m. on Dec. 28 and again at 8 p.m. on Dec. 30. MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Both Maplewood and South Orange are accepting pre-payment of 2018 taxes, according to updates from town officials. MAPLEWOOD In Maplewood, pre-payment of taxes can be made at the tax office window ...

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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, 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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