We enjoyed an awesome turnout at our Community Summit on Springfield Avenue on Thursday, March 22nd. We appreciated the discussion of the strengths and challenges of the Avenue and the productive and the collective brainstorming on desired businesses and their potential viability.

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The Township of Maplewood and The Springfield Avenue Partnership have announced a community summit to generate ideas and strategies for the future development and business recruitment for Springfield Avenue Avenue. We will discuss the Township's overall plan for the Avenue and what has been achieved; the Partnership's short and long term goals and programs; and what is being planned by the private sector in the immediate future.…

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We are partnering with the Maplewood Village Alliance and the South Orange Village Center Alliance, along with the Maplewood and South Orange Chambers of Commerce, to present Shop Local SOMA for the Holidays! (shoplocalsoma.com).
This is a brand new initiative from all 5 organizations, as we are asking everyone in the greater SOMA community to pledge that they will purchase at least 3 gifts during the holiday season at local, independently owned stores in South Orange and Maplewood.…

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