TNR successes, failings topic of meeting

Committeewoman Larrier gets tough with nonprofit Furry Hearts, demands hard numbers in report

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Although the Maplewood Board of Health seemed pleased to hear a report that 145 feral cats had been trapped, neutered or spayed, vaccinated and released, board President India Larrier had some tough documentation questions. During the Board of Health meeting, which took place Jan. 5, during the Maplewood Township Committee meeting and is […]

Maplewood thanks and salutes Ryan and Leventhal

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Giving thanks this holiday season is bittersweet for some as they thank Maplewood residents Jerry Ryan and Kathy Leventhal for their many years of service on the Maplewood Township Committee and prepare to say farewell. In November, newcomers Greg Lembrich and Nancy Adams, both Democrats, were elected to fill Leventhal’s and Ryan’s seats. […]

Man shot to death on Joyce Street

WEST ORANGE, NJ — An Orange resident was shot to death in West Orange, just over the Orange-West Orange border, in the early morning hours of Thursday, Dec. 17. West Orange police responded to a call of an unresponsive man outside 1 Joyce St. Naji Everett, 26, of Orange was pronounced dead at the scene at […]

Villager’s body found in brook behind Maplewood Library

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Police were out in force the morning of Friday, Dec. 11, in the area of Maplewood Memorial Library’s main building on Baker Street after a body was found in the brook in Memorial Park. The deceased was identified as Lawrence Mancuso, 61, of South Orange. With the area cordoned off since approximately 8:15 […]

SO designates Village Hall redeveloper, gives 20-year PILOT

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Village Hall renovation and repurposing took a giant step forward at the South Orange Board of Trustees meeting on Nov. 23, when the board voted unanimously to designate 101 South Orange Avenue Urban Renewal LLC, a subsidiary of Landmark Hospitalities, as the redeveloper of Village Hall and to grant the redeveloper […]

Tevlin’s alleged killer convicted of unrelated WO robbery

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Seattle man accused of killing Livingston college student Brendan Tevlin in June 2014 was convicted on all counts of an unrelated armed robbery of a man in West Orange. Following a two-week trial before Superior Court Judge Michael A. Petrolle, a jury found Ali Muhammad Brown, 30, guilty on Nov. 17 […]

With kindergarten enrollment up, schools may redistrict

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — It is never too early for budget discussions. At its Nov. 16 meeting, the Board of Education heard from business Administrator Cheryl Schneider, who delivered her annual baseline data budget report. Several variables — such as enrollment, caring for facilities, transportation, socioeconomic makeup, and salaries and benefits — factor into deciding a […]

Seton Hall professor examines deadly 1755 earthquake

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Though the 1755 earthquake that destroyed Lisbon, Portugal, hit almost exactly 260 years ago, the world is still feeling the aftershocks today. Seton Hall University professor Mark Molesky details the apocalyptic destruction brought by the Lisbon earthquake, as well as the responses and effects that truly changed the world, in his new […]

Enough is enough!

Maplewoodians demand township solve traffic issues around Prospect after recent incidents

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood residents have hit their breaking point with the township’s unsafe roadways. Residents addressed their concerns to the Maplewood Township Committee for more than an hour at the Nov. 4 meeting, asking for speed humps, increased police presence and stricter enforcement of road rules. Though most comments were directed at Prospect Street and […]

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