Cimino, Maplewood reach settlement

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Township Committee announced Sept. 27 that it had finally reached a settlement with beleaguered police Chief Robert Cimino, just two days before the township released a copy of independent investigator Hillard Heintze’s incident report on the Maplewood Police Department’s actions on July 5, 2016, in which Maplewood police are accused […]

Cummis’ leave extended in special meeting

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Township Committee held a special meeting Monday, Aug. 21, to address the status of Maplewood Police Capt. Joshua Cummis. In the meeting, which lasted approximately 20 minutes, the committee unanimously passed Resolution No. 161-17, which extends Cummis’ administrative leave an extra month. Following the release of records from the July […]

Maplewood teen files suit against MPD

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Following the events of July 5, 2016, in which Maplewood police officers are accused of using excessive force and attempting to herd rowdy teenagers into neighboring Irvington, one Maplewood teenager is fighting back and has filed a federal lawsuit against the Maplewood Police Department. Jason McDougall, 17, alleges that, during the July […]

TC votes ‘no confidence’ in Chief Cimino

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Tuesday, Aug. 1, was an up and down night for the Maplewood Police Department. The evening started with the department’s National Night Out celebration, meant to strengthen bonds between police officers and the community they serve. The evening ended with Police Chief Robert Cimino being placed on administrative leave and being asked […]

Town releases files from July 5 altercation

UPDATE: At its Aug. 1 meeting, the Maplewood Township Committee unanimously passed a vote of no confidence, requesting the resignation of Maplewood Police Chief Robert Cimino. Effective immediately from that meeting, Cimino was placed on administrative leave, with pay, for 60 days. During the vote, the room was packed, with many more concerned residents standing […]

Green Hill goes red, white and blue

Green Hill goes red, white and blue

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Green Hill celebrates July 4 with the annual barbecue featuring hot dogs and hamburgers, corn on the cob, baked beans, potato salad, coleslaw and a dessert of watermelon and cookies. Photos Courtesy of Amy Simon

West Orange to host Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange will pay tribute to veterans who lost their lives during the Vietnam War when the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall comes to town this Independence Day weekend. The traveling wall is a three-fifth-scale replica of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C. It stands 6-feet tall at the center and covers […]

Maplewood’s Fourth of July promises to be grand

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood invites you to an all-day, fun-filled Fourth of July. This year’s celebration will be bigger and better with the addition of new initiatives, the return of events and attractions introduced last year, and perennial 4th of July favorites. Enjoy a full day of festivities in Memorial Park with food vendors, an […]

Annual July 4 art project returns to Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood’s July 4 celebration welcomes participants in the annual art project. Instead of putting a picture on the backstop as has been done in the past three years, the backstop will be used as structural support for a 3D globe, made using PVC pipe perpendicular to the fence. On the fence will […]