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 […]

Maplewood police arrest individual for domestic assault

Maplewood police arrest individual for domestic assault

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Nyesha K. Allen, 28, of Newark, is currently in police custody for allegedly stabbing and shooting a woman on Springfield Avenue in Maplewood.  On Sept. 11 at approximately 7:35 a.m., the Maplewood Police Department received several 9-1-1 calls reporting gunshots in the area of 1701 Springfield Ave., according to a press release […]

Irvington settles with young man following claims of police brutality

Irvington settles with young man following claims of police brutality

MAPLEWOOD / IRVINGTON, NJ — According to an order of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, Jason McDougall has reached an amicable settlement with the township of Irvington over the July 5, 2016, incident following Maplewood’s Independence Day fireworks event, in which Maplewood police used excessive force on rowdy teenagers. […]

Safety Fest in Maplewood on Sept. 8

Safety Fest in Maplewood on Sept. 8

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood’s 2019 Safety Fest will be Sunday, Sept. 8, from 2 to 5 p.m. at 525 Valley St. in Maplewood. This event, which is brought to the community by American Jiu Jitsu of Maplewood, will include bicycle safety, free child ID kits, emergency vehicles, fire safety, first aid squad information and self-defense […]

Maplewood man found guilty of aggravated assault in road rage incident

Maplewood man found guilty of aggravated assault in road rage incident

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — An Essex County jury convicted Jahmil Jasper, 39, of Maplewood, of aggravated assault for attacking a woman as she walked in Maplewood, according to an Aug. 14 press release from acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II. According to Assistant Prosecutor Felicia Garnes, who tried the case, the woman was a passenger […]

Double homicide in Maplewood

Comedy club owner, au pair slain; police arrest Elizabeth man for killings

Double homicide in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The SOMA community was stunned Saturday by the news of a double homicide. Just one day later, law enforcement arrested the alleged perpetrator, but the quiet Maplewood neighborhood where the attacks occurred is still shaken. Shortly after 6 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3, Maplewood police officers responded to the area of Walton […]

Notice of data privacy incident in Maplewood

Notice of data privacy incident in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Aug. 7, the Maplewood Police Department gave notice of a data privacy incident. According to the department, Maplewood discovered and remediated suspicious activity from the police department network. Upon discovering the activity, Maplewood commenced an immediate investigation, which included working with a leading third-party forensic investigation firm to determine what may […]

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