Results of harassment investigation demanded

Former CHS baseball player claims that he was bullied by his coaches

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The father of a former Columbia High School baseball player, who has long said his son was repeatedly bullied by his coaches, is now demanding to know why the results of the special Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying investigation into the coaching staff have still not been reported roughly four months after they […]

Summersgill holds campaign kickoff at Woodland

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — More than 50 people of all ages filled the Woodland for Mike Summersgill’s campaign kickoff rally, which included karaoke, face painting and an ice cream truck. Summersgill joined local children on stage and tried to keep up with Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” — a potential campaign mantra for a Republican running […]

CHS sees changing of the guards for Student Council

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Harrison Woods, right, Columbia High School’s three-time class president and senior Student Council president for the Class of 2016, hands over the gavel to Samori Etienne, left. Etienne will take over as Columbia High School’s 105th CHS Student Council president in the fall. “It has been a great honor to have been […]

Maplewood Fire Department revises emergency medical service protocols

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Fire Chief Michael Dingelstedt recently announced revised protocols for emergency medical services in response to concerns raised following the lengthy response time when an 8-year-old suffered a seizure on March 23. The Maplewood Fire Department completed a review of dispatching procedures and revised its operating procedures as described below. Dingelstedt consulted […]

Man found dead in Maplewood is identified

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Maplewood Police Chief Robert J. Cimino announced on Monday, June 20, that the man found dead on Monday, May 30, in the vicinity of Hickory Drive and Wyoming Avenue in Maplewood has been identified as Samuel Smith Jr., 60, of Newark. Smith sustained fatal […]

Residents gather for Orlando shooting vigil

Residents gather for Orlando shooting vigil

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On Tuesday, June 14, hundreds of residents from South Orange, Maplewood and the surrounding area joined political leaders, members of the clergy and activist groups in a vigil outside the South Orange Fire Department Headquarters to show support for the city of Orlando, Fla., and all affected by the June 12 […]

Get ready for Prospect’s annual rummage sale

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Preparations for Prospect Presbyterian Church’s annual rummage sale are now under way. Drop off times for donations for the week of June 26, are Tuesday through Thursday from 9:30 through 11:30 a.m. Beginning July 5, donations may be brought Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.; and on Tuesday […]

Celebrate the Fourth in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood invites everyone to a full day of festivities in Memorial Park, with live music, boardwalk games, face painting, a classic car show, the Zerbini Family Circus and much, much more. Opening ceremonies will be held at 8 a.m. in Ricalton Square, and the fireworks display, the final component of the daylong […]

1978 pays tribute to June Cater with new exhibit, events

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Gallery 1978 remembers its good friend and mentor June Cater, who died this past April 2016, with a new exhibit, “The Head.” She gifted the building, which now houses 1978 Maplewood Arts Center, to the township of Maplewood in 2000. Cater’s legacy lives on and is embodied by this center for the […]

Fighting hunger in our community

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Elks Lodge 1154 present Rent Party with a $2,000 check to fight hunger in the community. From left are Chris Dickson, Dave Wagner, Karen Rutberg, Bill Ehlers, Mike Leonard and Bob Donnelly. Photo Courtesy of Ron Housley