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South Orange to Welcome Newcomers at Event This Sunday at the Library

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – New and recent residents of South Orange are invited to this year’s newcomers event at the South Orange Public Library on Sunday, Sept. 22 from 1 - 3:30 p.m.  

Co-sponsored by The South Orange Board of Trustees and The Community Relations Committee (the CRC), “Welcome to South Orange Day” helps introduce new residents to many aspects of life in the Village.  Learn how to interact with community leaders and various departments and have some fun at the same time.

There will be food, music and children’s activities. Get a handy resource guide, meet past Villagers of the Month, record your story for the Library’s South Orange Wikipedia project and meet reps from local volunteer organizations.

A townwide community scavenger hunt has been organized by the Village, local businesses, and Seton Hall University as a way for you and your family to get to know your new hometown. For more information email the CRC: crc@southorange.org or call Nancy at 973-477-7914.

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South Orange Police Blotter - Four Unlocked Vehicles Burglarized

April 24, 2017

South Orange Police Blotter as of April 24

Adult Arrest CDS - Dennis Holmes, a 35 year old Orange resident, was arrested on Wednesday, April 19, at approximately 1:39 a.m. for possession of CDS (marijuana). Officers stopped Holmes for a motor vehicle violation near the intersection of South Orange Ave. and Montrose St. After further investigation at the scene of the traffic stop, ...

Maplewood Police Blotter - Two Robberies Reported

April 11 - Robbery; At approximately 10 a.m., a 15 year old Maplewood resident was walking on Irvington Ave. with a group of juveniles when he was assaulted and his money taken. South Orange and Maplewood Police responded and stopped several juveniles in the area. A 13 and 16 year old from Newark and a 14 year old from Irvington were taken into custody and charged with the ...

Water Utility Valve Exercising Program in South Orange: April 24 through May 12

April 24, 2017

From the South Orange website:

The South Orange Village Water Utility will be starting its annual water valve exercising program the week of April 24, 2017. Valve exercising will occur from Monday, April 24, 2017 through Friday, May 12, 2017. Valve exercising will normally take place between the hours of 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

Each year, 20% of the valves in our ...

Maplewood Celebrates Earth Day with River Cleanup and Tree Planting on Saturday

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Despite the dreary weather on Saturday, volunteers of all ages came out to help clean the Rahway River, share a community picnic, and to plant an elm tree in Maplewood Memorial Park.

Robert Roe, Maplewood Health Officer, was managing many aspects of the day, from providing volunteers with large plastic garbage bags and plastic gloves for the river cleanup, to ...

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Mon, April 24, 7:00 PM

Millburn Free Public Library, Millburn

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Tue, April 25, 11:30 AM

South Orange Chiropractic Center, South Orange

Six Steps for Being Healthier in 2017

Health & Wellness

Tue, April 25, 7:00 PM

The Woodland, Maplewood

SOMADEMS to Host Murphy, Brennan at Candidates ...

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Wed, April 26, 11:30 AM

South Orange Chiropractic Center, South Orange

Six Steps for Being Healthier in 2017

Health & Wellness

Construction Update on Millburn's 'Complete Streets' Project

April 23, 2017

MILLBURN, NJ - Beginning Monday, April 24, the pedestrian access will be returned to the Common Lot corner. Some work remains to set granite pavers and to install a new traffic light. There will no longer be a traffic impact as a result of this corner work.

Work at the Clock Plaza corner is expected to result in a five day traffic impact. This is the last corner that the ...

Montclair Kimberley Academy Celebrates Earth Day with Opening of New Green Roof

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Kimberley Academy (MKA) is abuzz with activities this spring involving their Kindergarten through 12th grade students and their new Green Roof that boasts spectacular views of the New York City skyline. The Green Roof officially opened on Tuesday, April 18, in time to celebrate Earth Day at their Upper School campus on Lloyd Road.

"MKA is ...

East Hanover Introduces New Ordinance to Ensure Just Pups Problems Stay in the Past

April 21, 2017

EAST HANOVER, NJ- The Just Pups pet store saga left East Hanover and animal lovers throughout the state enraged and aghast at the mistreatment of puppies in the store’s many locations throughout New Jersey. In response to this public outcry, the East Hanover Town Council has taken steps to beef up their rules and regulations regarding animals and animal establishments throughout the ...

Environmental Group Awards Overlook Medical Center for Practice Excellence, Achievements

SUMMIT, NJ - Overlook Medical Center in Summit, part of Atlantic Health System, has been recognized for environmental excellence with two awards from Practice Greenhealth, a national organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in health care.

Practice Greenhealth is a Reston, VA-based non-profit founded on the principles of positive environmental stewardship and ...

NJ State Bicycle Championships Event Returns to Plainfield

April 23, 2017

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The New Jersey State Bicycle Championships will return to Plainfield's Queen City for a second year, with races on Sunday, May 7, that leave from City Hall.

All levels can participate, from professional cyclists to amateur riders. A public safety challenge will include Plainfield police, firemen and other public safety officials, and juniors and kids will be able ...

Fun for the Whole Family at Greater Newark Conservancy's Spring Block Party on May 6

April 24, 2017

A large assortment of flowers and vegetables. Activities and crafts for kids and families to enjoy. Community organizations showcasing their services. It’s time to welcome the season at Greater Newark Conservancy’s Spring Block Party & Plant Sale on Saturday, May 6, from 10:00 a.m. till 4:00 p.m. (rain or shine) at the Conservancy’s Outdoor Learning Center, 32 Prince ...

Nine Charged in Takedown of Newark Drug Trafficking Ring

NEWARK, NJ - The New Jersey State Police have arrested seven suspects and seized weapons, heroin, crack cocaine, prescription drugs and more than $31,000 as a result of "Operation Dead End."

After a six-month investigation by the New Jersey State Police Crime Suppression North Unit, detectives were able to identify nine suspects accused of operating a drug trafficking ring in Newark.

SOMADEMS to Host Murphy, Brennan at Candidates Forum on April 25

SOMADEMS will host Democratic gubernatorial candidates Phil Murphy and Bill Brennan at the group’s third Meet the Governor Candidates Forum on Tuesday, April 25 at The Woodland (60 Woodland Ave.) in Maplewood from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

“We are pleased to welcome New Jersey’s Democratic candidates to the Maplewood and South Orange communities,” said SOMADEMS’ ...