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Leaf Removal schedules in a few Essex & Union county towns

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You may have already raked or blown your leaves, but mysteriously they just keep piling up anyway.

The green and less expensive thing to do is actually to use a mower to shred them and leave them on the lawn  as fertilizer.  You don’t need to mow in your garden, just leave them there as extra insulation for the  plant roots that need a bit of protection from the snow.

But if you just want them gone, here is a list and links to more detail about leaf removal schedules in a few Essex & Union Co. towns.

South Orange

all streets by December 6,  unfortunately the town map is so tiny, it’s hard to tell which streets are prior to the sixth

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West Orange HS orchestra to perform at Carnegie Hall

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Congratulations to West Orange HS Orchestra who will be performing at Carnegie Hall in November along with the Brazilian Youth Orchestra and Arlington HS Wind Ensemble.  Elena Peres will be conducting for West Orange.  The high level of musicianship of the Orchestra became more recognized after performances at Alice Tully and Avery Fisher.  Works by Tchaikovsky, Wieniawski, Breiner, Kreisler, and Billy Joel.

http://www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2014/11/28/0730/PM/Orquestra-Instituto-GPA/

Sold & Rented 2013

HOMES SOLD IN 2013

  • 108 Roland – SOUTH ORANGE
  • 26 Hilltop – BERKELEY HEIGHTS
  • 29 Riggs – SOUTH ORANGE
  • 23 Arcularius – MAPLEWOOD
  • 21 Warren – MAPLEWOOD
  • 98 Harvard – MAPLEWOOD
  • 204 Lexington – MAPLEWOOD
  • 370 Vose – SOUTH ORANGE
  • 7 Highland – WEST ORANGE
  • 120 Roland – SOUTH ORANGE
  • 27 Burr – MAPLEWOOD
  • 833 Valley – UNION
  • 30 New England – MAPLEWOOD

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UNDER CONTRACT

  • 67 Oakland – MAPLEWOOD

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HOMES RENTED IN 2013

  • West End Rd, SOUTH ORANGE
  • Hughes St., MAPLEWOOD
  • Upper Mtn. Ave., MONTCLAIR
  • Springfield Ave., MAPLEWOOD
  • Tuxedo Pkwy, NEWARK
  • Myrtle, MILLBURN

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South Mountain Reservation opens paddle boating, picnic pavilion

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The reservoir in South Mountain Reservation always seemed a bit un-reachable, which was both good and bad.  In an attempt to make it more accessible, yet still a part of the area’s unspoiled nature, the county has opened a brand new paddle boating and picnic pavilion on Cherry Lane between South Orange Avenue and Northfield Avenue in West Orange.  It’s open til 8pm and you can rent a 2-seater for $14 or a 4-seater for $18.

Other developments or existing features within the “South Mountain Recreation Complex” include:

  1. Turtle Back Zoo
  2. miniGOLF Safari
  3. Boathouse Restaurant
  4. Codey Arena
  5. revamped Treetop Adventure Course nearby
  6. dog park
  7. wildflower garden
  8. Hemlock waterfall
  9. acres of picknicking and meadows
  10. hiking trails
  11. scenic views of NYC and NJ
  12. rahway brook
  13. Washington’s rock (historic)
  14. much more…

Much of the credit for the paddleboats goes to Essex County Executive Joe DiVincenzo.  More details below.

http://westorange.patch.com/groups/summer/p/officials-cut-the-ribbon-opening-new-picnic-area-paddle-boating

Spring Market Heats Up

Please look at what’s going on in New Jersey’s bedroom communities 🙂   Homes going under contract in the month of March for South Orange have doubled from 2011 to 2013.  The vast majority of the other towns listed below have also shown significant gains.

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More confidence in the economy, low prices and low interest rates have finally pushed buyers back into the market.  A lack of inventory is making for bidding wars on the best homes and shorter selling times for other homes.  Its April and if you’re thinking of selling, now’s a great time to do so.

My 2012 sales

Here are pictures of the Essex and Union County homes I guided to closing in 2012.  There were also rentals and referrals which were not included in the gallery below.

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Spring Activity

 
Real Estate activity has been more robust this spring than in the recent past.  Here’s what I’ve sold recently or is under contract and due to close in June or July.
 
Just Sold
169 Scotland Rd., South Orange – buyer
117 Second St., South Orange – my listing
37 Edgar St., Summit – buyer
74 Essex St., Glen Ridge – buyer
34 Riggs., South Orange – buyer
25 Hickory, Maplewood – my listing
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Under Contract/Attorney Review
46 Park Pl., South Orange – buyer
552 Hillside Terr., West Orange – my listing
350 High St., Orange – buyer
332 Ogden St., Orange – my listing
 

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