Monday, January 26, 2015

MUNICIPAL COURT CHANGES

From the Township:

MAPLEWOOD COURT 1/26/15 - 5:15 PM SESSION CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

TO ALL PARTIES - BE ADVISED DUE TO THE INCLEMENT WEATHER MAPLEWOOD
MUNICIPAL COURT 5:15 PM SESSION IS CANCELLED.
VIOLATIONS BUREAU IS OPEN BOTH AT THE SERVICE WINDOW AND VIA
PHONE UNTIL 4:00 PM FOR ALL INQUIRIES AND SERVICE.

WE ADVISE ALL DEFENDANTS AND INVOLVED PARTIES TO CONTACT THE COURT ON WEDNESDAY-
AT WHICH TIME WE SHOULD HAVE ALL MATTER RE-LISTED WITH A
NEW COURT DATE. THANK YOU.

SNOW STORM CLOSES SCHOOLS FOR TUESDAY

No surprise, the SO-M School District canceled classes for all district schools Tuesday, Jan. 27 due to the pending snow storm.


SOUTH MOUNTAIN Y CLOSURE INFO

From South Mountain Y:

Dear Families,
As you know, the South Mountain Y makes every effort to remain open whenever possible.  The storm we are currently anticipating is expected to be especially severe this evening and tomorrow.  As the winter storm approaches, the safety of our children, families, and staff is our top priority.
The ECLC will CLOSE at 6:00pm TODAY (Monday) and all programs regularly scheduled for this evening, have been cancelled.

The ECLC, as well as the entire branch, will be CLOSED TOMORROW -Tuesday, January 27.  No programs or services will be running.  We hope that all of our families and staff will travel safely home, and remain safe and warm for the duration of our storm. 

Please continue to check our website and/or Facebook for any updates. We will continue to send email updates as we are able.

MAPLEWOODIAN KIT CARSON DIES, WAS RUSH LIMBAUGH'S CHIEF OF STAFF

Maplewood's own Christopher "Kit" Carson passed away this morning after a long battle with cancer, according to his family. The 58-year-old Maplewoodian was also chief of staff for Rush Limbaugh.

Family members say a funeral is being planned, likely for Saturday.

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING CANCELED

The Board of Education meeting scheduled for tonight has been canceled due to the pending snow storm, according to Board President Wayne Eastman.

It has been reschedueld for Monday, February 2.

NO JITNEY ON TUESDAY

From the Township today:

Maplewood to Cancel 1/27 Jitney Service

Maplewood's  Jitney Services Cancelled for Tuesday January 27, 2015

Due to the predicted severe weather conditions the Maplewood Jitney Service will be suspended on Tuesday January 27, 2015. That is for both the A.M. and P.M services. 

PSE&G STORM WARNING

PSE&G Prepares for Winter Storms

In anticipation of the storm, PSE&G has additional personnel and equipment on hand. We are also arranging for additional tree crews to assist PSE&G's own skilled workforce, and ensuring that extra supplies, including poles and transformers, are available.
PSE&G urges you to be cautious if you see downed lines. Downed wires should always be considered "live." Do not approach or drive over a downed line and do not touch anything that it might be in contact with.
To report downed wires or power outages, call PSE&G's Customer Service line at 1-800-436-PSEG. You can also report power outages and view the status of an outage by logging in to My Account on pseg.com , PSE&G's mobile-friendly website.
PSE&G offers the following tips to prepare:
  • Charge your cell phones, tablets and other mobile devices.
  • Fill up your car's fuel tank.
  • Check your supply of flashlights, blankets, nonperishable food and bottled water.
  • If electricity is interrupted, keep refrigerator doors closed as much as possible.
  • Compile a list of emergency phone numbers, including PSE&G's Customer Service line: 1-800-436-PSEG. Call this number to report power outages or downed wires.
PSE&G offers a number of ways to stay in touch and informed before, during and after a storm. These tools can be found at pseg.com in the "Storm Center," under "How you can stay connected."
  • Sign up for My Account and bookmark the mobile-friendly homepage on your smart phone so it’s easy to report outages and check restoration progress.
  • To report power outages via text message, and receive outage updates by text and email, sign up for MyAlerts .
  • Updated every 15 minutes, PSE&G's online "Outage Map" displays the location and status of power outages in PSE&G's service territory.
  • PSE&G's Twitter and Facebook pages also keep the public informed about restoration progress. Sign up as a follower to monitor restoration process.
Be sure everyone in the family is prepared. Go to pseg.com/sesamestreet to learn how to download the PSEG and Sesame Street "Let's Get Ready!" emergency preparedness app, along with tips on how to be ready for any emergency.

SCHOOL BOARD TO HIRE EQUITY CONSULTANT FOR $78,500

Among the items on tap for tonight's Board of Education meeting is approval of a $78,500 agreement to hire Sage Educational Consultants to work with the district as it implements changes related to alleged racial discrimination in student promotion and discipline.

The hiring is part of an agreement with the Department of Education following a determination that minority students were unfairly treated. 

Sage offered up the lowest bid among three bids submitted for the contract:




The entire board agenda for tonight is HERE.