Maplewood passes resolution against zoo expansion

West Orange Town Council plans to draft resolution against expanding the zoo's footprint

Maplewood passes resolution against zoo expansion

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — County residents continue to voice opposition to the Turtle Back Zoo amphitheater proposed by County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. earlier this summer, with several towns speaking out against the project. The Maplewood Township Committee passed a resolution at its Aug. 6 meeting asking the county to suspend expansion of the Aug. […]

Greener To-Go hits South Orange, Maplewood and Millburn

MAPLEWOOD / MILLBURN / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — During the weekend, from Jan. 11 to 13, the Green Teams of Maplewood, Millburn and South Orange joined together for Greener To-Go, a joint initiative made possible through a grant from Sustainable Jersey and funded by the PSEG Foundation. Through Greener To-Go, three participating restaurants made a […]

River Day flows into its 8th year

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The weather is finally warming, flowers are blooming and birds are singing. Unfortunately plastic bags are also flying, bottles are floating and snack wrappers adorn our river’s banks. It must be time for River Day, South Orange’s annual, community gathering to clean up the village’s section of the Rahway River and […]

South Orange and Maplewood pledge to skip plastic

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Businesses, shoppers and town governments are joining forces to help SOMA kick the plastic habit on the first weekend in May. Beginning May 3, the campaign will culminate on May 6 with River Day, a cleanup of the Rahway River, which runs through both Maplewood and South Orange. The […]

Maplewood Green Day is back

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood will host its ninth Green Day fair to demonstrate simple ways that every person can make more planet-friendly, sustainable choices in their lives on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Memorial Park. The fair is a community celebration with live music, how-to demonstrations and eco-vendors, environmental organizations, […]

Green and Democrats are back on the campaign trail

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange is a Democratic Party stronghold and this wasn’t lost on any of the victors of the Democratic primary on Tuesday, June 6, when East Orange City Council Chairman and 3rd Ward Councilman Ted Green received more than 90 percent of the vote against challengers John Thompson Jr. and Kenwyn […]

Take the pledge: ‘SO Not Plastic’

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Environmental Commission, South Orange Green Team and the South Orange Village Center Alliance have partnered to reduce the consumption of single-use plastics in the town. During the past year, these groups worked with local businesses to identify alternatives to single-use plastic takeout containers. To take it a step […]

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