Bring your own bag when you shop in South Orange starting Jan. 1

Bring your own bag when you shop in South Orange starting Jan. 1

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The holiday shopping season is in full swing and South Orange shoppers are encouraged to “practice” for the official start of the village’s reusable bag law, which goes into effect Jan. 1. Back in July, the South Orange Board of Trustees passed ordinance No. 2019-15 encouraging shoppers to bring reusable carry-out […]

DeLuca and various EC towns win Sustainable Jersey awards

DeLuca and various EC towns win Sustainable Jersey awards

EWING, NJ — On Nov. 19, Sustainable Jersey announced the recipients of the 2019 Sustainable Jersey municipal awards at the annual Sustainable Jersey luncheon held during the New Jersey League of Municipality Conference in Atlantic City. Maplewood Mayor Victor DeLuca received the Mayor Art Ondish Leadership Award, and 2019 Collaboration Award was given to Glen […]

Two towns move ahead with fire dept. merger

Two towns move ahead with fire dept. merger

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The merging of the South Orange and Maplewood fire departments took another step forward as both towns’ governing bodies passed resolutions approving a joint meeting structure, setting the table for the target completion date of Jan. 1, 2020. The South Orange Board of Trustees unanimously approved the resolution at […]

SouthNEXT returns this weekend with two timely themes

SouthNEXT returns this weekend with two timely themes

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — This weekend the SouthNEXT festival returns to the SOMA community with its “Creative Collision of Inspirational Ideas, Arts and Music.” SouthNEXT, New Jersey’s festival that explores people’s similarities by celebrating their differences, returns to the South Orange Performing Arts Center, 1 SOPAC Way, on Saturday, Oct. 19, and to Seton Hall […]

Towns continue asking county for more zoo-expansion info

West Orange passes resolution similar to Maplewood’s, and South Orange trustees hear from deputy parks director on expansion

Towns continue asking county for more zoo-expansion info

WEST ORANGE / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The ongoing conflict between county residents and the administration of Essex County regarding a proposed amphitheater at the Turtle Back Zoo continued at two local council meetings last week. At the Sept. 10 West Orange Township Council meeting, a resolution was passed asking the county not to develop […]

Freeholders approve funding for Irvington Ave. project

Freeholders approve funding for Irvington Ave. project

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On July 25, the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders approved two resolutions to allocate $1,062,266.95 for the completion of the Irvington Avenue Streetscape Improvement Project. The project’s goal is to revitalize the street and commercial districts along Irvington Avenue in South Orange, Maplewood and Newark.  Plan specifics include: creating a […]

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. […]

Towns pass merger resolutions

Fire dept. personnel get fired up over current staffing plans for joint FD

Towns pass merger resolutions

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Maplewood Township Committee approved at its Aug. 6 meeting a resolution that supports creating a joint meeting to merge the Maplewood and South Orange fire departments, allowing the towns to take another step forward in combining the two departments. The resolution passed unanimously; Deputy Mayor Frank McGehee was […]

Fire dept. merger moves ahead

Two towns plan to have combined fire department ready to serve by Jan. 1

Fire dept. merger moves ahead

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — South Orange Village President Sheena Collum shared an update about the planned merger for the South Orange and Maplewood fire departments at the July 22 Board of Trustees meeting, saying she hopes to have the merger completed by Jan. 1, 2020. According to Collum, the Maplewood Township Committee has […]

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