Exterior Lighting Bids Sought in Maplewood



Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received by the TOWNSHIP OF MAPLEWOOD in the County of ESSEX, New Jersey for the EXTERIOR LIGHTING AT TOWN HALL.  The project consists OF NEW EXTERIOR BUILDING LIGHTING.

Contract Documents for the proposed work are available for download at this website: www.twp.maplewood.nj.us/bids.  There will be no charge for the Contract Documents.  Prospective bidders will be required to provide their name, address, telephone number, fax number and email address to be used if addenda are required.  Bids will be received at the office of the Township Engineer at 574 Valley Street, Maplewood, NJ 07040 until:

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October 8, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. prevailing time

A pre-bid conference will be held Wednesday, September 23, 2020

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2021 Hyundai HB20 Reimagined With All-New Tucson’s Exterior Design

The i20 is Hyundai’s entry in the subcompact hatchback segment in Europe. Confusingly, a similarly-sized model is marketed as the HB20 in South America.
HB means Hyundai Brazil while 20 is the automaker’s nomenclature for a B-segment passenger car. Last redesigned a year ago, the HB20 has been Photoshopped into a far sexier means of personal transportation by Brazilian pixel artist Kleber Silva. The Tucson makeover gives the econobox a totally different look, but it would be wishful thinking to expect a facelift with these exterior styling cues.

You see, the HB20 is a low-cost car for emerging markets where household income is lower than in the United States of America or Europe. The front fascia of the Tucson as well as the LED taillights and onboard technology would raise the starting price to a level that’s simply unattainable for most B-segment customers.

A sedan as well as faux crossover

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Enhanced Super Cruise and other changes coming to Cadillac’s CT4 and CT5 for 2021

2021 Cadillac CT5

For better or worse, not too many changes were made to these cars for 2021.


Cadillac is making a few noteworthy upgrades to its smaller sedan models for 2021. Inside and out, both the CT4 and CT5 are on the receiving end of some important enhancements for the upcoming model year.

Tech this out!

Perhaps the most exciting news here is the availability of Super Cruise, GM’s groundbreaking hands-free driving aid. The enhanced version of this technology, which includes on-demand lane change functionality, will be offered on Premium Luxury and V-Series trims starting early next year. If you love long highway drives, this upgrade alone should put these cars near the top of your shopping list.

Other tech upgrades include a new high-definition 12-inch digital instrument cluster. The infotainment system features wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality, while the available rotary control knob gains jog functionality for

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Brick Exterior, Treed Back Yard Beautifies $809K Crofton Home

CROFTON, MD — This beautiful brick home in Crofton features five bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms in 4,154 square feet. Architectural amenities abound, including hardwood floors, chair rail and crown molding. The kitchen has a cooking island and opens up to a second sunroom. The back deck leads to a fully fenced-in back yard with an abundance of trees.

The main bedroom features cathedral ceilings and a relaxing Jacuzzi tub with a separate walk-in shower. The fully finished basement has plenty of room and walks out to the back yard that has two patios. The home is located in the Crofton Woods Elementary and the brand new Crofton High School district.

  • Address: 2103 Jolie Pl, Crofton, Maryland
  • Price: $809,900
  • Square Feet: 4154
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3 Full and 1 Half Baths
  • Built: 2001
  • Features: Welcome to a rare find, a 5 bedroom home available in the highly sought after Crofton market,
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These Skeleton Yard Flamingos Will Make Your Home’s Exterior Extra Spooky This Halloween

Flamingos don’t typically come to mind when you think about Halloween decor, but yard flamingos with a little skeletal makeover exist so that you can make the exterior of your home extra spooky this season. Bonus: The skel-a-mingos are all available on Amazon.

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The brand Pink Inc. sells various bony birds that will make anyone who passes your yard do a double take. The classic skeleton yard flamingos are made of mixed plastic and durable metal stakes. You can snag two for around $26. This black-and-white option looks like the best deal considering most of the other skel-a-mingos are sold individually.

If you’re looking for a dressed up skel-a-mingo, there’s a witch-inspired one available that sports a black and purple witch hat, white hair, and cape. That one is available for about $32 on Amazon. Maybe you’re more into

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VW ID.4 Teaser Shows Off Cleverly Camouflaged Exterior

a car parked in a parking lot: VW ID.4 Teaser Video

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VW ID.4 Teaser Video

Well, this shows off a lot.

In early September, Volkswagen said it’d reveal the ID.4 before the end of the month. It hasn’t happened yet; however, a new teaser leaves little to the imagination. The video, highlighting the EV’s fast-charging capabilities, shows off the exterior with very little camouflage or distracting wraps. It’s the ID.4 in the metal, and we can see most of the bold design VW previewed in sketches at the end of August.

VW cleverly covered parts of the ID.4 with blue camouflage to help hide the car’s finer details as the video teases the EV’s fast-charging capabilities. You can spot it most noticeably on the front where VW has covered the outside corners of the headlights, the “grille” around the badge, and

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Top Rated Pressure Washing Company, Priority Exterior Cleaning, LLC, Now Offering Covid-19 Cleaning Services In Jackson MS

Top Rated Pressure Washing Company, Priority Exterior Cleaning, LLC, Now Offering Covid-19 Cleaning Services In Jackson MS

Priority Exterior Cleaning offers exterior cleaning services to customers in Jackson, MS, and the surrounding area. The company’s standards are well within the guidelines set to respond to the risk of COVID-19.

Priority Exterior Cleaning, LLC is pleased to announce that they have added reliable Covid-19 Cleaning Services In Jackson MS to their service offerings. The company is working to provide safety for families, employees, and even pets. The products are registered with the Environmental Protection Agency and are recognized as among the most powerful cleaners in use. The product is suitable for fighting the most common viruses, bacteria, and blood-borne pathogens. The surface cleaning product is safe to use in workspaces, residences, and in food preparation areas.

Business owner W.B. Rogers had this to say about their newest offering, “If there’s one message that 2020 has taught us, it is that the pandemic is unpredictable. Now, more than ever,

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Vandal destroys exterior of Louisiana Catholic church in two-hour rage


For nearly two hours, a man wearing blue jeans and no shirt could be seen vandalizing the outside of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Tioga in the early morning hours Wednesday on video from the church’s security video. (Photo: Courtesy of Immaculate Heart of Mary)

For nearly two hours, a man wearing blue jeans and no shirt could be seen on security video vandalizing the outside of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Tioga in the early morning hours Wednesday.

In a press release issued by the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Department, detectives identified the alleged suspect as Chandler D. Johnson, 23 of Pineville.

The release states the detectives “established sufficient probable cause for an arrest warrant and on September 10th, Johnson was located and taken into custody without incident.”

Johnson was booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center 1 for one count criminal trespassing and one

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Taking care of your home’s exterior can help keep you warm this winter

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – It’s that time of year again where we want to stay protected from the harsh winter and stay warm inside our homes.

Green Built Roofing is our new Home Exterior Expert! Mike joins us today to tell us more about how to best protect our homes.

Green Built Roofing also has a special offer! Receive a $25 Visa gift card with every free gutter estimate.

Green Built Roofing
Locations in Door and Kalamazoo 1-844-906-1063

Sponsored by Green Built Roofing.

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Change of exterior paint color requires HOA membership vote in condo

Ryan Poliakoff, Condo Q&A
Published 10:13 a.m. ET Sept. 12, 2020


Dear Poliakoffs,

I am the president of our association.  We are a community of 88 one-story townhouses, 26 duplexes and 12 triplexes. We are classified as a condominium.

We will start to repaint all buildings starting Oct. 1 this year. For 30 years these homes have been painted several shades of beige. Our board would like to introduce some color this time on a voluntary basis.

Here is our problem:

Florida Statute 718.113 requires us to obtain approval of 75% of the homeowners to change a color. In reality, this is an impossible task. We need 66 yes votes to proceed. Most of our people are full-time residents, but there a few rentals and some snowbirds.

If we get 50% vote participation for the election of directors, we feel that we have been very

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