Towns remember horrors of Holocaust

Towns remember horrors of Holocaust

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Hundreds of South Orange and Maplewood residents came together on Sunday, April 15, to remember the victims of the Holocaust and to pledge that such an atrocity will not happen again on their watch. The Holocaust is the name given to the mass murder of Jews, homosexuals, disabled people, Romani and […]

TC appoints DeVaul as new police chief

With support from residents, committee votes to create Maplewood Community Board on Police

TC appoints DeVaul as new police chief

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — As part of the promised culture change in the Maplewood Police Department, the Maplewood Township Committee appointed acting Chief Jimmy DeVaul as the new police chief at the April 3 committee meeting. DeVaul was chosen with a vote of 4-1; Committeeman Greg Lembrich supported the other police chief candidate, Lt. Kevin Kisch. […]

BOT unveils $37M budget

South Orange may raise taxes by 1.9 percent

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Getting an earlier start this year than in previous years, the South Orange Board of Trustees introduced the 2018 municipal budget at its March 26 meeting. With a vote of 6-0, the BOT approved the introduction of the budget, which comes in at $37,142,670.57 — $1,236,298.08 more than the 2017 municipal […]

Maplewood taxes increased by 1.92 percent

Average Maplewood homeowner to pay $78.17 more annually in taxes to support $45 million budget

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Township Committee introduced a $45 million municipal budget for 2018 at its March 20 meeting; this budget will increase taxes by 1.92 percent, which is under the 2-percent state cap. The budget comes in at $45,006,883, which is $359,868.35 more than the 2017 budget. According to budget documents, $28,444,234 in […]

Maplewood appoints six police chaplains

New police chaplain program aims to support officers, rebuild trust between police and community

Maplewood appoints six police chaplains

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Police Department appointed its first police chaplains this month. On March 20, the Maplewood Township Committee unanimously approved a resolution appointing six clergy members from Maplewood and South Orange and police chaplains. Resolution No. 72-18 appointed to this new position Rev. Rick Boyer of Prospect Presbyterian Church in Maplewood, Rev. […]

Sleeping Redwood student found aboard bus in depot

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Following a busing snafu, an elementary school child was driven to the bus depot instead of school Friday, March 16. A bus driver employed by the Hunterdon County Education Service Commission, which performs certain busing duties for West Orange, reportedly failed to perform the mandatory inspection of his bus after delivering […]

SO house fire results in fatality

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert Laurino, South Orange Fire Chief Daniel Sullivan and South Orange Police Chief Kyle Kroll announced that authorities are investigating a fatal fire that occurred in South Orange on Sunday, March 18, according to a press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. At approximately 2:15 p.m., […]