Donate hats, gloves and scarves to those in need

Donate hats, gloves and scarves to those in need

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Police Department is working with FAMILYConnections to collect hats, gloves and scarves for its Winter Warmth Drive. Through Jan. 3, residents are encouraged to donate new hats, gloves and scarves at the police department, 1618 Springfield Ave.; Maplewood Town Hall, 574 Valley St.; the Board of Education, 525 Academy Road […]

Fall Drug Take Back Day in the county on Oct. 26

Fall Drug Take Back Day in the county on Oct. 26

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County will hold a Fall Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 26. Twenty-one police departments in Essex County have free and anonymous collection sites where residents can drop off old and unwanted prescription medications. The event is co-sponsored by the Essex County Division of Community Health, the Federal Drug […]

MPD to host workshop, forum on domestic violence

MPD to host workshop, forum on domestic violence

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Police Department will hold an interactive workshop and community forum on domestic and intimate partner violence on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood. All are welcome to this event, which falls during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The “In Her Shoes” workshop, presented by the Rachel […]

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 […]

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