Plan ahead and sort it out: 2023 curbside recycling changes in SOMA

Plan ahead and sort it out: 2023 curbside recycling changes in SOMA

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Start sorting out your recyclables now. The revamped, dual-stream, curbside recycling program for South Orange and Maplewood kicks off the new year on Jan. 2. Starting in 2023, recyclable materials will need to be separated into two categories for two distinct pickups on alternating weeks. One week’s pickup will […]

South Orange–Maplewood students experience LUX Orchestra at SOPAC

South Orange–Maplewood students experience LUX Orchestra at SOPAC

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — For the first time in two years, fourth-graders from the South Orange–Maplewood School District returned to the South Orange Performing Arts Center to attend a live performance of LUX Orchestra as part of an arts education partnership developed between SOPAC’s arts education and SOMSD’s fine arts departments.  With a clash of […]

Celebrate the season at Durand-Hedden House & Garden

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Join Durand-Hedden this December for local holiday traditions. Register for Durand-Hedden’s popular gingerbread house contest at durandhedden.org through Dec. 9. Contestants will drop off their creations at Durand-Hedden on Saturday, Dec. 10. Winners will be announced Monday, Dec. 12. The entire community is invited to Durand-Hedden’s holiday open house on Sunday, Dec. […]

DCA report finds institutional homeownership is rising in New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ — On Dec. 1, the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs issued the report “Buying New Jersey: The Rise in Institutional Ownership of Residential Properties,” which examines recent trends in institutional homeownership and its impact on the ability of households to buy a home. The report was researched and written by DCA’s Office […]

Essex County announces COVID-19 mobile vaccination clinic schedule

Essex County announces COVID-19 mobile vaccination clinic schedule

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County announced that the Essex County Division of Health is transitioning its COVID-19 mobile vaccination clinic schedule for the winter. The new schedule began Monday, Nov. 28. “Getting vaccinated is still the best defense against the COVID-19 virus and best protection from serious illness. We are continuing our mobile vaccination […]

Annual Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour returns

Annual Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour returns

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. invites the public to celebrate the holiday season and participate in the annual Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour. This year’s tour includes 10 Essex County historic sites, which will be decorated for the holidays and open to the public for a weekend tour. […]

St. Hubert’s to end animal control services in Irvington, Maplewood and South Orange

St. Hubert’s to end animal control services in Irvington, Maplewood and South Orange

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center announced in October that, beginning in the new year, it will no longer provide animal control services to the 19 municipalities it currently serves. Due to budget constraints, St. Hubert’s has had to reevaluate and refocus its operations. “Each year, St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center analyzes […]

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