SOMA celebrates women’s history

SOMA celebrates women’s history

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Women officials in Maplewood and South Orange, in partnership with the area business districts, have relaunched SOMAWomen.org, the official website of SOMA Celebrates Women’s History where the two towns can learn about upcoming events and businesses can post promotions and offerings. Normally, events take place throughout March to celebrate […]

WO Planning Board recommends changes to amphitheater plan

Maplewood officials discuss reservations about project

WO Planning Board recommends changes to amphitheater plan

WEST ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The West Orange Planning Board made seven recommendations to Essex County when the plan for a 500-seat amphitheater was presented at a Jan. 8 courtesy hearing featuring three witnesses and extensive questioning from the public. The Planning Board does not approve or deny county applications; the Board of Chosen […]

McGehee sworn in as mayor

Reorganization meeting dedicated to youth activists, specifically at CHS

McGehee sworn in as mayor

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — In a meeting that highlighted the arts and amazing strides of the township’s youth, Frank McGehee was sworn in as the next mayor of Maplewood. At the Jan. 1 Township Committee reorganization meeting, McGehee, who is now entering his second term on the committee, thanked the many people who supported him throughout […]

Maplewood TC considers village vision plan

Maplewood TC considers village vision plan

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Township Committee heard the Maplewood Village Vision Implementation Plan at its Dec. 17 meeting, considering possibilities proposed by planners at the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs on how best to update Maplewood Village. No action was taken and the plan is not final; Mayor Vic DeLuca said committee members […]

MPD promotes first woman of color to captain

MPD promotes first woman of color to captain

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The whiteboard in Niheema Malloy’s office says “Let’s do this.” It’ll be erased soon because she’s moving to a new office down the hall at the Maplewood Police Department Headquarters on Springfield Avenue, but the sentiment remains. Malloy became a captain in the department Dec. 3, joining Dawn Williams as the second […]

Planning Board approves Toomey’s redevelopment plan

Planning Board approves Toomey’s redevelopment plan

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Planning Board unanimously approved the redevelopment plan for the site of the former Toomey’s Automotive garage on Baker Street, moving along the process to make the building part of Maplewood Village’s landscape. Iron Ore Maplewood LLC’s plan for a three-story mixed-use building was accepted with only one revision: to make […]

County clerk releases certified election results

County clerk releases certified election results

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Essex County Clerk Christopher Durkin has released the certified the November election results for most of the county. The sole election in the county not certified as of press time was the Board of Education in Bloomfield, where a tie triggered a recount. According to the certified results, voter […]

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