Municipal officials finally meet with NJ Transit reps

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Municipal officials finally meet with NJ Transit reps

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — After weeks of being sidelined, municipal officials from several towns finally met with NJ Transit representatives June 7 to discuss the burden local communities will shoulder this summer as the Morris & Essex Midtown Direct trains to Penn Station are diverted to Hoboken. The diversion will last for approximately eight weeks […]

Stop for Nikhil 5K expected to draw large crowds

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Nikhil Badlani Foundation will present the Stop for Nikhil 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, Sept. 17, at West Orange High School, 51 Conforti Ave. The 5K run is sanctioned by USATFNJ Grand Prix. The foundation is named for 11-year-old Nikhil Badlani, who was killed in a car accident in 2011 when […]

Maplewood’s Fourth of July promises to be grand

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood invites you to an all-day, fun-filled Fourth of July. This year’s celebration will be bigger and better with the addition of new initiatives, the return of events and attractions introduced last year, and perennial 4th of July favorites. Enjoy a full day of festivities in Memorial Park with food vendors, an […]

Community forum on lead in drinking water

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood School District will hold a community question-and-answer forum to discuss the recent discovery of lead in nine district drinking water sources. The forum will be Saturday, June 17, at 10 a.m. at Seth Boyden School, 274 Boyden Ave. in Maplewood. Free childcare will be available.

HNA celebrates 22nd anniversary

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Hilton Neighborhood Association will celebrate its 22nd anniversary on Wednesday, June 21, at the gazebo on Springfield Avenue near the Hilton Branch Library, 1688 Springfield Ave. in Maplewood, at 7:30 p.m. Music will be provided by the Swing Town Dance Band, conducted by Ben Williams. Cake and drinks will be served […]

Events for seniors in Maplewood and South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The SOMA – Two Towns For All Ages initiative has several events tagged for the community’s seniors. These events are presented by a number of community organizations. Events are free unless otherwise noted; registration may be required. AARP is sponsoring a lunch and learn on keeping your car fit […]

DiVincenzo receives Clean Communities Vision I Award

DiVincenzo receives Clean Communities Vision I Award

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The New Jersey Clean Communities Council has awarded its “Clean Communities Vision I Award” to Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. for his ongoing vision to turn ideas into accomplishments. DiVincenzo is the first-ever winner of the Vision I Award, created this year to recognize vision in open space preservation and […]