SOMSD holds ‘Code Red’ drills at SOMS, Clinton

SOMSD holds ‘Code Red’ drills at SOMS, Clinton

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The school district sent out the following message at 12:30 p.m. today, Nov. 2: “As you know, we conduct state-mandated emergency drills — both a fire drill and a security drill — every month, so that students and staff know what to do to protect themselves in various situations. […]

Pedestrian and vehicular safety reminder

Pedestrian and vehicular safety reminder

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Police Deputy Chief Albert Sally sent out a reminder to motorists and pedestrians to be aware of their surroundings and to take precautions to avoid accidents. “Visibility for motorists is a concern with it becoming darker earlier in the evening during the fall and winter months. Motorists should inspect their vehicles […]

Arrest made in Maplewood sexual assault

Arrest made in Maplewood sexual assault

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Maplewood Police Chief Jim DeVaul announced Oct. 21 that authorities have arrested a suspect in connection with the sexual assault and home invasion that occurred in Maplewood on Tuesday, Oct. 16. After an extensive investigation, detectives from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and […]

Suspect arrested in Maplewood sexual assault

Suspect arrested in Maplewood sexual assault

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Maplewood Police Chief Jim DeVaul announced on Oct. 21 that authorities have arrested a suspect in connection with the sexual assault and home invasion that occurred in Maplewood on Tuesday, Oct. 16. After an extensive investigation, detectives from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office […]

Maplewood police amp up presence after home invasion, sexual assault

Maplewood police amp up presence after home invasion, sexual assault

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — At approximately 8 p.m. on Oct. 16, Maplewood Police Chief Jimmy DeVaul released a statement saying that there would be increased police presence in Maplewood as part of an “active criminal investigation,” but did not elaborate any of the details. The following morning, the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office released a statement saying […]

Turn in your unused drugs to MPD

Turn in your unused drugs to MPD

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Police Department will host a Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m at headquarters, 1618 Springfield Ave. in Maplewood. Turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal. For more information, call the Maplewood Health Department at 973-762-8120, ext. 4300. Prescription drugs […]

Maplewood to replace pavers, bump out sidewalks in village

Maplewood to replace pavers, bump out sidewalks in village

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — As part of the aesthetic enhancement and safety upgrades to Maplewood Village, the township will be replacing the existing sidewalk pavers on both sides of Maplewood Avenue and installing traffic-calming bump outs on Maplewood Avenue’s west side. During the course of the project, which began Oct. 1, the township will advise of […]

Maplewood building deemed uninhabitable after early morning fire

Maplewood building deemed uninhabitable after early morning fire

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood firefighters responded to a report of smoke in the house at 10 Nelson Place at approximately 3:20 a.m.on the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 11, according to a press statement from Maplewood Fire Chief Michael Dingelstedt. In addition to the report of smoke in the house, the department received several secondary calls […]

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