NJ Board of Massage proposes new rules to increase oversight

NJ Board of Massage proposes new rules to increase oversight

NEWARK, NJ — Against the backdrop of growing public concern about sexual misconduct in the massage therapy industry, N.J. Attorney Gen. Gurbir S. Grewal and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs announced July 16 that the State Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy has revoked the licenses of five massage therapists for alleged inappropriate […]

Maplewood PBA collects school supplies for Seth Boyden students

Maplewood PBA collects school supplies for Seth Boyden students

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood PBA Local 44 is holding back-to-school supply drive to benefit Seth Boyden Elementary School students. From now through Sept. 1, residents are encouraged to drop off school supplies at Seth Boyden, the Maplewood Police Department, Maplewood Town Hall, Gleasons Cleaners, and Dehart Community Center. Supplies needed include crayons, markers, pencils, colored […]

Maplewood police raid business on tips regarding prostitution

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On July 10, the Maplewood Police Department conducted an undercover investigation at TWC Health Club, located at 2168 Millburn Ave., Suite 206, in Maplewood, according to a press release from the department. This investigation stemmed from numerous complaints from the public about possible prostutution and human trafficking at the business. At approximately […]

MPD plans to add sgt. from within department

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On July 2, the Maplewood Township Committee unanimously approved an ordinance on first reading that would add another sergeant to the Maplewood Police Department’s table of organization. The change, if approved on second reading at the committee’s July 16 meeting, would bring the number of sergeants in the department from 10 to […]

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

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, […]

MPD addresses ‘Force Report’ at forum

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Officials and residents gathered at The Woodland on Jan. 14 to discuss the “Force Report,” NJ Advance Media’s 16-month investigation and analysis of how often municipal police departments in New Jersey used force from 2012 through 2016, the recent years with the most complete data. According to the report, the Maplewood Police […]

Report: MPD is top user of force

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — After investigating for 16 months, filing 506 Open Public Records Act requests, collecting 72,607 use-of force reports, and spending more than $30,000 for its investigation and data compilation, NJ Advance Media released “The Force Report,” a comprehensive database and analysis of how often municipal police departments in New Jersey […]

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