Senate action furthers Rahway River flood control initiative

CRANFORD, NJ — The Mayors Council on Rahway River Watershed Flood Control reported in a recent press release that on Sept. 15 the U.S. Senate passed by a 96-4 vote the Federal Water Resources Development Act, which includes a directive to the secretary to expedite the final review and provide pre-construction and engineering funds for […]

SOMA Board of Ed candidates debate to be moderated by DeLuca, Collum

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange-Maplewood Cares About Schools will hold a South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education candidates debate on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m. at the Baird Center, 5 Mead St. in South Orange. The debate will be co-moderated by South Orange Village President Sheena Collum and Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca and will […]

First step taken in merging FDs

Two towns contract for study of fire departments for possible merger

First step taken in merging FDs

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The possible future of shared fire department services between Maplewood and South Orange is a credible option following the unanimous agreement by the governing bodies of both towns to award a contract to Manitou Inc. to conduct “an analysis of the operational efficiencies of and the feasibility of consolidation, […]

South Orange and Maplewood award contract for fire services study

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On July 11, the South Orange Board of Trustees unanimously authorized a resolution awarding a contract to Manitou Incorporated to conduct “an analysis of the operational efficiencies of and the feasibility of consolidation, merger or sharing of South Orange and Maplewood’s Municipal Fire Protection Services.” Then, on July 25, […]

SOMA residents celebrate varied cultures at XRootsFest

SOMA residents celebrate varied cultures at XRootsFest

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood Community Coalition on Race celebrated its 20th anniversary in the two towns and the many cultures here with XRootsFest at Flood’s Hill on July 16. The festival included art performances featuring many different cultures, booths selling handmade crafts that reflected the heritages of the vendors, and a zone for […]

Residents gather for Orlando shooting vigil

Residents gather for Orlando shooting vigil

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On Tuesday, June 14, hundreds of residents from South Orange, Maplewood and the surrounding area joined political leaders, members of the clergy and activist groups in a vigil outside the South Orange Fire Department Headquarters to show support for the city of Orlando, Fla., and all affected by the June 12 […]

Residents wear orange, decry gun violence

Towns don orange June 2 for Gun Violence Awareness Day, commit to work for tougher gun laws

Residents wear orange, decry gun violence

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On the evening of June 2, among the laughs and cheers echoing through Memorial Park in Maplewood from ball games, a crowd draped in orange was meeting for a more serious reason. South Orange and Maplewood residents came to the park to remember all victims and survivors of gun violence on National […]

Mayors Council reports major step forward in Rahway River Flood Mitigation Plan

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Mayors Council Rahway River Watershed Flood Control released in a June 5 statement that the U.S. House of Representatives recently introduced HR 5303, the Water Resources Development Act of 2016, which includes an amendment to authorize the construction planning and engineering of the Rahway River Flood Mitigation Plan. The priority […]

DeLuca remarks on the value of Memorial Day

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca released the following remarks on commemorating Memorial Day: “On behalf of my colleagues on the Maplewood Township Committee — Nancy Adams, Marlon Brownlee, India Larrier and Greg Lembrich — I wish you a safe and peaceful Memorial Day. Thank you Maplewood Memorial Post 10120 Veterans of Foreign Wars […]

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