Christmas fire damages Maplewood home

Christmas fire damages Maplewood home

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A fire tore through a home in Maplewood’s Hilton neighborhood early on Christmas morning, damaging the newly renovated interior and preventing the owner from moving in when she was planning to. Sandi Gedin inherited the house from her father and had just moved her belongings in. No one was in the house […]

Two towns move ahead with fire dept. merger

Two towns move ahead with fire dept. merger

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The merging of the South Orange and Maplewood fire departments took another step forward as both towns’ governing bodies passed resolutions approving a joint meeting structure, setting the table for the target completion date of Jan. 1, 2020. The South Orange Board of Trustees unanimously approved the resolution at […]

Firehouse 2 gets a little color thanks to new mural

Firehouse 2 gets a little color thanks to new mural

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The fifth mural in the Springfield Avenue Partnership’s public art initiative was unveiled at Maplewood Firehouse 2 on Oct. 19, bringing some color to the township’s business district and the first responders who work there. The initiative has been asking artists to paint the buildings on Springfield Avenue for the last year […]

Neighborhood electrical condition sparks Oct. 7 Maplewood house fire

Neighborhood electrical condition sparks Oct. 7 Maplewood house fire

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — An electrical problem in the Kendal Avenue neighborhood is being blamed for igniting a house fire, leaving the residence uninhabitable. The Maplewood Fire Department responded to Kendal Avenue on Monday, Oct. 7, just before 5 p.m. to investigate an electrical condition with an odor of something burning, according to a release from […]

Maplewoodians learn about first response in town

Maplewoodians learn about first response in town

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood’s first responders gathered on Valley Street for the Maplewood Safety Fair, allowing young residents to sound the sirens and learn how an ambulance operates. Organized by Tony Avila, the owner of American Jiu Jitsu of Maplewood, instructors also taught self-defense tactics. “We wanted to give people a chance to learn about […]

MFD welcomes newest member

MFD welcomes newest member

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Thomas Murray III was sworn in as a Maplewood firefighter on Aug. 30 by township clerk Liz Fritzen. Murray was joined by fire Chief Michael Dingelstedt. Photos Courtesy of Maplewood NJ FMBA L-25

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