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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 saw a shockwave Tuesday night as Police Chief Robert Cimino and Capt. Joshua Cummis were shown the door following months of complaints about how many young people of color were mistreated after last year’s fireworks event.

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South Orange Police Blotter - Two Arrests for Burglary

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South Orange Police Blotter as of August 15

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The South Orange Police Blotter as of August 9

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Late Summer Fun at the Maplewood Pool: Float Night, Dive-In Movie Night and More

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Pool has several events planned for end of summer fun.

On Wednesday, August 16, there will be "Music by the Pool" featuring the David Easton Band from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

On Friday, August 18, the pool will host it's first ever "Float Night" from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., and everyone is invited to bring their own floats for use in the main ...

Members of SOMA Community Gather for ‘Stand with Charlottesville’ Vigil

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Participants first met at Ricalton Square in Maplewood Village for speeches and songs before marching down Maplewood Avenue to Baker Street, then to Valley Street toward Memorial ...

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Wed, August 16, 7:00 PM

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An Evening of Yoga with Tonia Moore

Health & Wellness

Fri, August 18, 9:30 AM

Good Grief, Morristown

Good Grief Volunteer Facilitator Training

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Sat, August 19, 9:30 AM

Good Grief, Morristown

Good Grief Volunteer Facilitator Training

Giving Back Other

Sun, August 20, 9:30 AM

Good Grief, Morristown

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New Jersey Audubon appreciates the work of Assemblyman John McKeon (D-27th Dist), the sponsor of legislation that requires state parks, forests and other natural and historic areas to remain open to the public for seven days if state government is shut down in the future.

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The Transgender Flag Raising and the Pursuit of Happiness

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Turtle Back Zoo-vies to Show Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom Wednesday, August 16

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — The head of Johnson & Johnson decided to step down from President Donald Trump's Manufacturing Council on Wednesday, prior to its disbandment, according to the company.

Alex Gorsky, chairman and CEO of the New Brunswick-based Johnson & Johnson, announced his exit in a statement, following reports published yesterday, Aug. 15., which said he planned to ...

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Cathay Pacific Replacing 777 with new A350 Service to Newark Liberty International Airport October 29

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