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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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MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — There are so many SOMA homes with amazing decorations for the holiday season, from homes decorated with strands of twinkling lights to oversized inflatables of Santa and snowpals filling front yards. Here are homes with great holiday decorations you won't want 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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SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Happy Halloween from TAPinto SOMA! Please send photos of yourself, your children, your pets, and your home dressed up for Halloween to asandler@tapinto.net and we’ll share them in this photo gallery. Does your family or neighborhood have Halloween traditions ...

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MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - SOMA houses decorated for Halloween never disappoint, and this year is no exception with giant spiders, inflatable cats, and ghosts and goblins of all kinds to be found creeping from porches and haunting front yards. Below is a list of more than 20 of the spookiest ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Winter is coming and now is the time to get a tune-up to make sure your heating system is in good working order, says Norm Woolley of Woolley Home Solutions. "Fall maintenance preps your equipment for an efficient and problem-free heating season," explained Woolley, adding that ...

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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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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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