Maplewood may seek artwork to keep downtown beautiful during redevelopment project

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Between passing ordinances and resolutions at its Feb. 16 meeting, the Maplewood Township Committee discussed the post office site redevelopment and some possible initiatives that may come with it. Although the redevelopment project, which drew mixed conversation of both support and ire for years, is now under way, there is still more […]

Durand-Hedden offers taste of history at annual open hearth cooking demonstration

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Each year, visitors look forward to gathering around Durand-Hedden’s 18th-century open hearth and experiencing how Maplewood residents of long ago cooked, ate and kept warm during long winter months. This year Durand-Hedden welcomes a new cook to its kitchen on Sunday, March 6, from 1 to 4 p.m. Deborah Peterson has demonstrated […]

V.C. Chickering takes a bite out of suburban boredom

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Sex sells. Maplewood author V.C. Chickering is taking full advantage of this with her debut novel “Nookietown,” which came out Tuesday, Feb. 23, through St. Martin’s Griffin. She will read from the book and sign copies at Words Bookstore, 179 Maplewood Ave. in Maplewood, on Saturday, Feb. 27, at 7:30 p.m. for […]

Telephone lines down in Town Hall

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Due to a Comcast outage, telephone lines in Maplewood Town Hall are currently unavailable, according to a recent release from the township. According to the release, Comcast should have service restored by at 2 p.m. this afternoon, Feb. 26. For all inquiries, please email township employees or submit a request in the request […]

Fire department to train at former post office site

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Fire Department will be conducting training exercises in the interior of the former post office building on Maplewood Avenue on Feb. 25. The training exercises will continue daily, including weekends, until site preparation for the building demolition begins. Training times will vary. The fire department will park their engines in the […]

Artist displays his pastel, ballpoint pen works at MML

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Memorial Library’s featured artist of the month, Ronald Freeman, is living proof that it’s never too late to pursue a true passion. Freeman’s art is on display through the month of February in the library. His repertoire includes a variety of techniques, including pastels, watercolors and even ballpoint pen. Freeman, a […]

Cycling for special needs services

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Teen Committee for the JCC MetroWest Cycle For Special Needs event holds up a check for $22,000 at the Sunday, Feb. 21, cycle-thon. The proceeds from the event will go toward promoting inclusion and supporting those with special needs. Pictured, from left, are Peter Guerriero of Maplewood, Chloe Christian of […]

BOE to keep CHS baseball coaches despite criticisms

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Despite allegations of bullying, Columbia High School’s four baseball coaches were re-appointed to their positions during the Feb. 22 Board of Education meeting. The board voted 6-3 in favor of re-appointing head baseball coach Joseph Fischetti and assistant varsity baseball coach Matt Becht. The three dissenting votes were cast […]

Knudsen heads out after 4 successful years in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood is preparing to bid a fond farewell to Recreation and Cultural Affairs Director Keith Knudsen, whose final day in the township will be Feb. 24. After that, Knudsen will be moving on to head the Roxbury Parks and Recreation Department. According to Joseph Manning, Maplewood’s business administrator, he and Knudsen were scheduled […]

The networking event of the year in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Business Card Exchange on Thursday, March 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood. Admission is charged and sponsorship is available through Feb. 26. Meet chamber members and local business people.  Network and exchange information and learn […]