Countywide Drug Take Back Day this Saturday

Countywide Drug Take Back Day this Saturday

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Division of Community Health, along with Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr., joined with the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration, the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team, the Essex County Police Chiefs Association and the Essex County Crime Prevention Officers Association to hold Drug Take Back Day and […]

Maplewood firefighters promoted

Maplewood firefighters promoted

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — At the April 2 Maplewood Township Committee meeting, two members of the Maplewood Fire Department received promotions. Brett Derewsky was promoted from captain to deputy chief and Ciro D’Urso was promoted from firefighter to captain. Photos Courtesy of Maplewood FMBA Local 25

Maplewood Police Department honors its women in blue

Maplewood Police Department honors its women in blue

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — To conclude Women’s History Month, the Maplewood Police Department recognized its female officers. “We would like to take a minute and acknowledge the brave women of the Maplewood Police Department. Thank you all for your continued professionalism and dedication to excellence,” the department wrote on its Facebook page. Pictured, top row, from […]

Maplewood to launch inaugural Police Explorer Program

Maplewood to launch inaugural Police Explorer Program

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Police Department will be conducting its very first Police Explorer Program and is seeking interested and qualified youth candidates. The department is currently seeking five members for Police Explorer Post No. 1618. All applicants must be Maplewood residents and current high school students at the start of the program. One […]

TC discusses police matters at meeting

TC discusses police matters at meeting

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Township Committee considered several police matters at its Feb. 19 meeting, including potentially increasing the membership of the Community Board on Police by one person and lowering the age requirement of the youth member from 18 to 16. The committee also discussed the possibility of adding a member of the […]

Two towns launch Operation Blue Angel for senior citizens

Two towns launch Operation Blue Angel for senior citizens

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Maplewood and South Orange Police departments, Senior Citizens Advisory committees, and SOMA Two Towns for All Ages recently announced the launch of Operation Blue Angel. This safety program aims to aid older adults who are either older than 55 or medically impaired and are frequently alone. Operation Blue […]

Two women hit by car in crosswalk in Maplewood

Two women hit by car in crosswalk in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Jan. 30, at approximately 3:15 p.m., police responded to a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Springfield Avenue at Burnett Avenue, according to a press release from the Maplewood Police Department. Upon police arrival, it was determined that two female pedestrians, one of whom is a Maplewood Township crossing guard, […]

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