Maplewoodians, don’t forget to pay your property tax

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — First-quarter property taxes for 2017 are due Feb. 1. You may confirm that payment has been received or make a payment at any time by going to the township website at www.maplewoodnj.org. Go to the “online payments” menu and view whether or not your tax account is up to date. If you […]

Essex County outlines plans for 10th annual deer management program

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County recently outlined plans for the 2017 deer management program in South Mountain Reservation and Hilltop Reservation. This is the 10th year of the program, which is geared toward revitalizing the forest ecology by reducing the number of deer. The program will not be held in Eagle Rock Reservation this […]

Township Committee welcomes McGehee

TC members appointed to committees, liaison positions

Township Committee welcomes McGehee

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — At its Jan. 1 reorganization meeting, the Maplewood Township Committee welcomed Committeeman Frank McGehee, who was sworn in for a three-year term. McGehee joins Mayor Vic DeLuca, Deputy Mayor Nancy Adams, India Larrier and Greg Lembrich on the committee. “Collaborating with my fellow Township Committee members, I look forward to continuing the […]

Slave-Free Community Project debuts in towns

MILLBURN, NJ — The Slave-Free Community Project is enlisting residents, organizations, businesses, schools and governments in South Orange, Maplewood, Millburn and Short Hills to become the first communities in the nation that can confidently say “slave free” by raising awareness and working to eliminate the effects of modern slavery from every aspect of daily life. […]

Police encounter workshop

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Attend a police encounter workshop on Saturday, Jan. 14, from noon to 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of South Orange, 103 Valley St. in South Orange. Participate in this communitywide event where you will learn your rights and obligations when stopped by the police, things you can do to prevent […]

Maplewood library to hold book sale Jan. 28

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Friends of Maplewood Library are holding a one-day bag-of-books book sale on Saturday, Jan. 28, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall, Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker St. in Maplewood. For just $8 someone can fill a bag — supplied by Friends — with their mix of hardbacks or paperbacks. […]

Nurse gives advice at Jan. 16 event in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Rosemary Gorman, a registered professional nurse with past experience in intensive care, oncology and home care, will give a presentation at Winchester Gardens’ auditorium, 333 Elmwood Ave. in Maplewood, on Monday, Jan. 16, at 2:30 p.m. Gorman is currently the program director of geriatric health and disease management at the Barnabas Health […]

South Orange updates its SO Connect system

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange Village recently upgraded the software application for SO Connect, the app residents can use to report a concern, such as inoperational streetlights and broken curbs. This new application has greater integration into the village’s department processes to ensure concerns are addressed as quickly as possible and provides alerts keep […]

Beth El launches adult education programming

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — This month, Congregation Beth El will launch three learning series for adults and teens, to which the public is invited. • From Jan. 22 through April 23, participate in the “Beth El Beit Midrash: Paired Study Course.” Paired, or chevruta, learning has been a part of the Jewish rabbinic tradition for […]