Township Commitee, School Board Reorganization in the Week Ahead

See what's going on this week in Maplewood and South Orange.

After a long holiday break, both Maplewood and South Orange are starting to get back into the swing of things for the new year.

Maplewood Township Committee Meeting

Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 7:30 p.m.

The Maplewood Township Committee will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday at town hall. At the last meeting, on Jan. 2, Victor De Luca was re-appointed as Mayor for 2014.

SOMA Board of Education Meeting/Reorganization

Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 7:30 p.m.
525 Academy Street, Maplewood

The South Orange and Maplewood Board of Education will hold its reorganization on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

The decision was made by the Board of Education to reschedule the annual reorganization meeting from Thursday to Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. The scheduling change was made due to administrative reasons, according to district officials.

At the meeting, election winners Johanna Wright and Stephanie Lawson-Muhammad will be sworn into their new roles on the SOMA Board of Education. Board of Education member David R. Giles 2nd Vice President Lynne E. Crawford will be stepping down.

South Orange Village President's Office Hours

Monday, Jan. 6, from 5 to 7 p.m.
76 South Orange Ave, 3rd Floor, Suite 302

South Orange Planning Board

Mon, January 6, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
SOPAC, 1 Sopac Way, Mainstage

South Orange Board of Adjustment

Tue, January 7, 7 to 8 p.m.
SOPAC, 1 Sopac Way, Mainstage

South Orange Finance & IT Committee

Wednesday, Jan. 8, 8:15 to 9:15 a.m.
76 South Orange Avenue, 3rd floor, Suite 302,Conference room #1

South Orange Energy Policy Committee

Wednesday, Jan. 8, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
76 South Orange Ave. 3rd Floor, Suite 302

SOMSD Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (SEPAC)

Thursday, Jan 9, at 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Board of Education Offices

CJV January 06, 2014 at 07:01 AM
Eric, it would be helpful if you would summarize the actual plans for the Post Office site. The developer claims the street-facing facade is 3 stories in height, but lackeys of the Mayor are claiming only 2. And the height of the track-facing side in relation the height of Station House is also being questioned. I think a street-level graphic of the heights would be very helpful. We can't trust the Mayor or his lackeys- the last time we believed him and them, we got the Station House, arguably the ugliest new development in New Jersey.
CJV January 06, 2014 at 07:04 AM
PS Lackeys of the Mayor are claiming the project will increase parking. This seems to be a remarkably bald lie, given the net increase in spaces, 9, is less than one-half the number of new apartments, 25, which by code call for 1 space each. And this doesn't even account for any spaces designated for Kings, as there are no current restrictions on the spaces being replaced.
CJV January 06, 2014 at 07:12 AM
PPS Also, can you see if the tunnel under the NJT tracks will be blocked on the town side in any way?


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