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New Timeline for South Orange Village Hall Renovations

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – An updated timeline for Village Hall renovation puts the completion date at December 2015.

Below are some of the significant dates, provided by project manager Mitchell Fritz at Monday’s Board of Trustees meeting:

March 5, 2014 – Contractors submit “pre-qualification” packages

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April 25, 2014 – complete asbestos abatement

April 29, 2014 – architect walk-through

June 24, 2014 – project sent out to bid

Aug. 25, 2014 – Board of Trustees review recommendation for contractor

Sept. 3, 2014 – Issue “notice to proceed” with construction

Oct. 8, 2015 – Completion of construction work

December 2015 – Offices open in Village Hall

For more information about the project, see the story here.

 

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Maplewood Police Blotter - Two Incidents of Teen Assault on Saturday Night

February 22, 2017

February 18 - Simple Assault, At approximately 10 p.m., officers responded to a report of an individual on the train tracks. Upon their arrival, they discovered several groups of juveniles in the area of the train station and Memorial Park.  A 17 year old was taken into custody for assaulting another juvenile.

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South Orange Police Blotter - Car Stolen from Parking Deck at 3rd and Valley; Arrest for 'Defiant Trespass' on Seton Hall Campus

Auto Theft - A Valley Street resident reported that between 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5 and 3:21 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 11, actor(s) unknown stole his vehicle (2011 Toyota) while it was parked in the residential parking deck located at 3rd and Valley.

Adult Arrest - Defiant Trespass - James Wise, a 19 year old South Orange resident was arrested on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at ...

South Orange Village Center Alliance Holds Annual Meeting

February 18, 2017

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The South Orange Village Center Alliance (SOVCA) held its 2017 annual public meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 6:30 p.m. at Boccone South in South Orange.

At this meeting, the SOVCA Board of Directors discussed the successful, and less successful, ventures of 2016, presented new event sponsorship opportunities for  2017, and opened the floor to residents and business ...

'Outdoor Movies Indoors' Begins this Sunday at The Woodland in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - On Sunday, Feb. 19, the Maplewood Office of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the SOMA Film Festival will show the movie “Moonrise Kingdom” at 7 p.m. at The Woodland (60 Woodland Rd.) in Maplewood.

This event, which is a part of Maplewood’s “Outdoor Movies Indoors," is free to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, ...

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Thu, February 23, 8:00 AM

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Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University, South Orange

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Fri, February 24, 8:00 AM

Town Hall Deli, South Orange

Town Hall Deli Celebrates 90 Years with Special ...

Fri, February 24, 10:30 AM

Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University, South Orange

Learning to Fly

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Five Everyday Objects That Could Set Your House on Fire

The most cost effective approach to managing risk is to be proactive about reducing hazards and preventing accidents. When it comes to home fires, the most common causes of loss might not be what you expect. Less obvious dangers like the five detailed below actually cause more losses than major events, both because small risks may go unnoticed and because they occur frequently.  

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Make Your Bathroom Sparkle

Make Your Bathroom Sparkle

When preparing to sell your home, it's important to make your home look as clean and new as possible. Shining up the bathroom is a must! Here are a few pointers to help your bathroom sparkle.

Replace the caulk. A simple and inexpensive fix to moldy, dis-colored caulk is to scrape it off and re-apply. Keep in mind that old silicone caulk will prevent new ...

Livingston's ARC of Essex County and National Council of Jewish Women Receive Nearly $40,000 Toward Government-Sponsored Projects

February 23, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston-based non-profit organizations ARC of Essex County and the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) were among 36 non-profit community organizations and 13 Essex County municipalities that received part of a total of approximately $5 million from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program this ...

Montclair Drifters Women’s Organization Leave Coats on Parking Meters for Those in Need

EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ - Anyone in need of a warm winter coat was in luck in East Orange and Orange this past weekend, thanks to the generosity of a few thoughtful women.

East Orange First Lady Bibi Taylor, Orange First Lady Dr. Karma B. Warren and members of the Montclair Chapter of Drifters, Inc. sponsored a unique coat giveaway program modeled after a program originated in Nova Scotia.

Westfield Homeowner Says Official Warned Her ‘Wall of Love’ Must Go

February 21, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ — A sign reading “love trumps hate” posted by homeowners Valerie Latona and David Contract on their fence on Rahway Avenue have been ripped down, spray-painted, slashed and shot with what appears to be an Airsoft gun. Now it's in its third iteration since November after damaged signs were replaced, it's accompanied by a “wall ...

Chatham Middle School Moms Appear on 'Tucker Carlson Tonight' to Talk About Emphasis of Islam in Class

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham moms Libby Hilsenrath and Nancy Gayer made their case about the Chatham Middle School's 7th Grade "World Cultures and Geography" class on national television's "Tucker Carlson Tonight" show, which aired on the Fox News Channel 9 p.m. Monday night.

The Chatham residents told how they questioned the emphasis on Islam in the class at the ...

HomeWatch Caregivers Receives Best of Home Care—Leader in Excellence Award from Home Care Pulse

February 23, 2017

Homewatch CareGivers of South Orange announced that for the third consecutive year they are a recipient of the distinguished Best of Home Care—Leader in Excellence Award from Home Care Pulse. Homewatch CareGivers is the ONLY agency in northern New Jersey to earn this recognition.

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SOMA Action to Speak Out at Payne Town Hall

Residents of Maplewood, South Orange, and surrounding communities will hold a rally at Maplewood Municipal Building (574 Valley Street) on Thursday, February 23rd at 6:30 p.m. The rally, which is being sponsored by SOMA Action, will precede a Town Hall Meeting featuring Congressperson Donald Payne (D-NJ 10th District). Representative Payne’s meeting with his constituents begins at 7:30 ...

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For the second year, Maplewood Memorial Library will be sponsoring Great Decisions, a program of the non-partisan Foreign Policy Association (FPA) and America’s largest discussion group on world affairs. The program is free and open to all.

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