Monday, November 5, 2012
It might have been five days late, but Halloween came to Maplewood today.
The annual Maplewood Halloween Parade was held five days after Halloween, thanks to Hurricane Sandy. But for the hundreds of costumed children trick or treating down Maplewood Avenue, it was just as good as the real thing. Merchants gave out candy -- despite the fact that the power suddenly went out throughout the Village just before the parade began. Here are photos of the event.
Saturday, November 3, 2012
With power out, and piles of clothes growing, here's a list: Please add others in the comments
Laundry piles grow as locals remain without power. Here are a few local places to do laundry if you're in a pinch: Speed Wash 347 Valley St, South Orange, NJ 973-763-0207 Hours: Daily, 7am - 10pm 515 Irvington Avenue, Newark, NJ (973) 351-9488 (next to Fine Fare) Express Laundry World 1443 Springfield Avenue, Maplewood, NJ (973) 763-9274 · expresslaundryworld.com Sudzking Laundermat LLC 763 Irvington Avenue, Maplewood, NJ (973) 378-8840
Friday, November 2, 2012
Recharge in all kinds of ways at Anthony Garubo
Recharge those batteries and relax at Anthony Garubo Salon & Day Spa in Maplewood, NJ. The popular salon is offering hot beverages, wifi, a place to charge phones, and complementary shampoos and a spot to blow dry. Thursday afternoon saw many locals taking advantage of the offer, enjoying a respite from the ravages of Sandy. 174 Maplewood Avenue Maplewood, NJ 07040 (973) 762-1212
New Jersey tree clearing services report they are in business but overwhelmed by demand for help from homeowners.
Be patient. That's the advice from local tree trimmers who report that they are overwhelmed by calls for service after Superstorm Sandy swept through New Jersey neighborhoods. "I've gotten 600, 700 calls," said Anthony Santos of Affordable Tree Service. "And those are just the ones I returned." Tree service companies report that they are trying to answer to all calls, but are basing response time on the level of emergency. People who need driveways cleared because of a medical necessity, for example, come before those whose shed was damaged. A tree that has fallen through a roof will have more priority than a tree that damaged a shed. Some folks may have to wait up to three weeks for service. Santos of Affordable Tree Service said he will…
Friday, October 19, 2012
The new business welcomes a clientele experienced in Jersey diners
Valley Diner in West Orange is a classic, Jersey eatery. With its stainless steel exterior, and red accents, customers can pony up to the counter or slide into a booth -- and feel like they're going back in time. The owner of Valley Diner works double duty as its chef, Eric Pitusiak. Originally from Poland, Pitusiak said customers will find traditional diner fare there, including hamburgers, shakes, chicken fingers, soups and salads, but also traditional Polish dishes such as pirogies and stuffed cabbage. The diner was vacant until Pitusaik moved in near the end of December. He cleaned the place up and opened for business in April. “I love this place,” said Pitusaik. “The style is homey. We don’t see [diners like this] anymore. ... I …