Maplewood, South Orange fire department merger appears to be working well, leaders say

Maplewood, South Orange fire department merger appears to be working well, leaders say

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange and Maplewood fire departments were dissolved and combined into the South Essex Fire Department on July 1, finally ending a yearslong saga that saw debate over whether or not the two departments should become one. The merger was finalized in April, when both the South Orange […]

Insider NJ releases its ‘LGBTQ-plus Power List,’ honors local changemakers

Insider NJ releases its ‘LGBTQ-plus Power List,’ honors local changemakers

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Insider NJ has released its 2022 “LGBTQ-plus Power List,” which features 100 spots for the most politically influential members of the LGBTQ community in New Jersey.  “There’s a pronounced and conspicuous glass ceiling for LGBTQs in New Jersey politics,” the introduction to the list reads. “Sure, the gatekeepers are happy to […]

YMCA’s duck race brings community together to support local families

YMCA’s duck race brings community together to support local families

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The beloved South Mountain YMCA Duck Race returned to Maplewood on Memorial Day, May 30, raising $18,632 for local children and families through duck sponsorships, ticket and T-shirt sales, prizes, and individual donations. This year’s sold-out event began with race participants, decked out in duck-themed clothing and accessories, marching with the community […]

Engel wins primary election to be Dem candidate for Maplewood TC

Engel wins primary election to be Dem candidate for Maplewood TC

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Small business owner, mom of three, community volunteer and lifetime Democrat Deborah Engel won a decisive victory Tuesday, June 7, for the Democratic nomination for the Maplewood Township Committee. This primary victory means that Engel will appear on the ballot in the general election this fall. No Republicans or independents have filed […]

Maplewood TC, residents discuss equity as it pertains to town pool

Maplewood TC, residents discuss equity as it pertains to town pool

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Township Committee passed a bond ordinance for improvements to the Maplewood Community Pool at its May 3 meeting on first reading, setting a public hearing and second vote for May 17. The ordinance passed with a vote of 4-0; Committeewoman Jamaine Cripe was absent. The ordinance appropriates $252,000. Of that […]

South Orange and Maplewood’s fire departments set to merge on July 1

South Orange and Maplewood’s fire departments set to merge on July 1

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The first joint meeting of South Orange and Maplewood’s joint fire department was held in Maplewood on April 8; the committee approved contracts and discussed the organization of the forthcoming South Essex Fire Department. Both the South Orange Board of Trustees and the Maplewood Township Committee passed resolutions authorizing […]

Deborah Engel files to run for Maplewood Township Committee

Deborah Engel files to run for Maplewood Township Committee

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Small business owner, community volunteer and lifetime Democrat Deborah Engel filed Monday, April 4, to run for a seat on the Maplewood Township Committee. According to a press release from Engel, who has lived in Maplewood for 13 years, when she saw the need for a coworking space that also provided flexible, […]

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