TC votes 3-2 to stay the course with recycling collector

TC votes 3-2 to stay the course with recycling collector

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Township Committee narrowly voted to award a contract to F. Basso Jr. Rubbish Removal to continue as the township’s recycling collector, despite Business Administrator Sonia Alves-Viveiros’ recommendation that the bid request be revised and released again. Two bids for the contract were received; one cost more than Maplewood had budgeted […]

Community comes out in force to oppose amphitheater plan

Residents call for conservation of reservation land; Adams misses TC meeting to speak out against plan

Community comes out in force to oppose amphitheater plan

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Essex County officials held a public meeting on Jan. 21 about the proposed “conservation pavilion,” a 500-seat amphitheater to be built on the South Mountain Reservation northeast of the penguin pavilion at the Turtle Back Zoo. The meeting, held at the Essex County Police Academy in Cedar Grove, saw more than […]

SOBOT honors DeLuca with proclamation

SOBOT honors DeLuca with proclamation

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Board of Trustees honored former Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca at its Jan. 13 meeting with a proclamation, on behalf of the board and South Orange community, thanking him for his tremendous service during his long and fruitful tenure as mayor of Maplewood. “Vic is a class act, great […]

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 […]

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