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, […]

New pilot program will help residents save money and protect the environment

New pilot program will help residents save money and protect the environment

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The towns of Glen Ridge, Maplewood, Montclair, South Orange and Verona, all members of the Sustainable Essex Alliance, collectively announced on March 2 the launch of an innovative new pilot program that will help residents save money, improve their quality of life and protect the environment, all at the same time. […]

County installs new traffic signal equipment at Maplewood intersection

County installs new traffic signal equipment at Maplewood intersection

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — New traffic signal equipment was installed by the county at the intersection of Valley Street and South Pierson Road in Maplewood on Thursday, Feb. 24. The intersection upgrades are part of the county’s ongoing initiative to modernize infrastructure to enhance pedestrian and motor vehicle safety and to meet the changing needs of […]

Maplewood TC voices opposition to fracked gas power plant plans for Newark

Maplewood TC voices opposition to fracked gas power plant plans for Newark

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Township Committee unanimously passed a resolution opposing the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission’s plan for a fracked gas power plant in Newark at its meeting on Feb. 1, asking Gov. Phil Murphy to shift to a renewable energy alternative. Other local, state and federal officials were named in the resolution as […]

Maplewood TC discusses implementing vaccination policy for township-owned buildings

Maplewood TC discusses implementing vaccination policy for township-owned buildings

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood health officer Candice Davenport discussed the omicron variant of COVID-19 and the vaccination rate of township residents at the Maplewood Township Committee meeting on Dec. 7. The committee also discussed the vaccination policy at township venues. As of Dec. 3, when the most recent data was available, the Maplewood vaccination rate […]

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