Sunday, April 23, 2017

LIBRARY BOOK SALE TODAY

HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY EVENTS TODAY



TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE DEMANDS BETTER NJ TRANSIT SERVICE

The Township Committee this week demanded better service from NJ Transit following the recent derailments and delays out of Penn Station and ongoing safety and service concerns.

First proposed by TC member Greg Lembrich, the governing body last Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution that called on:


- NJ Transit to work, in conjunction with Amtrak, to develop better
contingency logistical, communication, and customer service planning to
prepare for any future accidents to avoid the mass confusion, loss of
service, and economic harm that resulted from the recent derailments; and 
appear before the TC to provide updates on improvement efforts.

- Governor Christie to revise his proposed 2018 budget to restore NJ
Transit funding to the levels that existed before his tenure and to make
the capital investments required to provide the safety and reliability that
NJ residents deserve; and

- Congress and President Trump to commit the federal resources, budgetary
and otherwise, necessary to maintain, expand, and improve the public rail
system in the NY/NJ metropolitan area, including adequate capital funding
for Amtrak and its tracks and facilities and the New Starts program and
Gateway Project.   

Greg Lembrich
Lembrich raised the issue in a lengthy statement that said, in part:

"Following the fatal accident at Hoboken 
Terminal last year, which left one dead 
and over 100 injured, there now have 
been two separate derailments in the 
past month that have caused major 
service disruptions, leading to delays, 
limited service, and pervasive confusion that 
lasted several days.

"These derailments threatened the safety of our residents and led to
numerous professional and personal difficulties for commuters, 
including problems with employers, customers, clients, and 
childcare, among other things.

"The public transit system between NJ and NYC is a crucial 
part of our state’s economy, and is particularly critical to 
Maplewood, South Orange, and all of Essex County. 
The lack of reliable public transportation between our towns 
and NYC threatens devastating harm, economic and
otherwise, to our communities."

See his entire statement HERE.

BIG POETRY READING AT THE WOODLAND TODAY


15 OPEN HOUSES TODAY

Lots to choose from today so head out, find your next home or just see what the market is offering.

Full list HERE.

 


Saturday, April 22, 2017

CHS HOSTS "HISTORY OF THE TELESCOPE" TONIGHT

From the CHS Astronomy Club:

The Columbia High School Astronomy Club is honored and excited to host Alan Witzgall for the presentation, "History of the Telecope"

Please join us April 22nd (7-8:30PM) in the Black Box Theatre of Columbia High School, for this free event. All are welcome!

NEW JERSEY AMERICAN WATER FLUSHING SCHEDULED THIS WEEKEND

New Jersey American Water plans to do routine flushing of its system beginning Sunday, April 23, and continuing through April 28. 

It could cause discoloration and residents are advised to let water run until it is clear.

See their notice sent out earlier below: 
 

NJ American Water Flushing Schedule

Flushing the water mains involves loosening sediment by pumping a high velocity of water into the pipes then out through open fire hydrants. The service areas that will be impacted and dates when flushing begins are posted at www.newjerseyamwater.com, under Alerts.

While water mains are being cleaned, it is common for customers to notice short periods of low water pressure or discolored water. If customers experience temporary water discoloration, New Jersey American Water recommends running the water until it is clear. The following steps are also encouraged:

  • Draw water for cooking prior to the flushing period
  • Store a large bottle of water in the refrigerator for drinking
  • Check for discolored water before using the washing machine or dishwasher
  • If water pressure or water volume seems low after flushing has been completed, check faucet screens for trapped particles.
In addition to viewing the schedule on the company’s website, customers also have the option to be updated on the local flushing schedule via phone call, text or email by enrolling in New Jersey American Water’s CodeRED customer notification system at https://wss.amwater.com/selfservice-web/login.do.

MEMORIAL PARK TREE PLANTING TODAY

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