MPD looks to reinstate ‘Future Police Academy’

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Police Department operates through community-oriented policing, with many officers who participate in teaching L.E.A.D. — Law Enforcement Against Drugs — which helps build relationships between students and officers in the elementary schools, according to a recent release from the police department. The “Future Police Academy” would be a way to […]

Concerns stem from long ambulance wait

Maplewood officials to sit down and look at emergency response protocols following March incident

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A child steps off a school bus and has a seizure. The many parents at the bus stop call 9-1-1. Nearly 20 minutes pass until an ambulance arrives. In that time, onlookers, parents and children become more and more frantic. This is not a cautionary tale; this happened last month in Maplewood […]

Downtown Maplewood redevelopment brings mail, parking changes

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — As the post office site redevelopment project progresses, residents should be aware of certain changes that are being instituted downtown. Firstly, the U.S. Postal Service will be relocating the mail collection boxes now in front of the former post office. One of the boxes will be placed in front of the new […]

Maplewood police disband rowdy teens on train

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood police officers responded to assist New Jersey Transit on March 7 at approximately 7:28 p.m. on a report of a large group of disorderly juveniles on a train, according to a March 9 release from the Maplewood Police Department. When officers arrived, NJ Transit employees advised officers that there was a […]

Villager’s body found in brook behind Maplewood Library

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Police were out in force the morning of Friday, Dec. 11, in the area of Maplewood Memorial Library’s main building on Baker Street after a body was found in the brook in Memorial Park. The deceased was identified as Lawrence Mancuso, 61, of South Orange. With the area cordoned off since approximately 8:15 […]

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