Maplewood celebrates holiday season

Maplewood celebrates holiday season

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Thursday, Dec. 6, Maplewood community members gathered in Ricalton Square to celebrate the fifth night of Hanukkah by lighting the Hanukkah menorah. The celebration was attended by Mayor Vic DeLuca, members of the Maplewood Township Committee, and Dickens Village Co-chairwomen Ellen Davenport and Rosetta Weiser. With the help of Rabbi Sholom […]

Residents learn redevelopment plan for Toomey’s lot

Residents learn redevelopment plan for Toomey’s lot

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Residents met with township officials at The Woodland to discuss the possible redevelopment plan for the former Toomey’s Automotive Site on Baker Street, close to the intersection with Maplewood Avenue, on Wednesday, Nov. 19, giving neighbors an idea of what the former gas station and garage could be turned into with redevelopment. […]

Farfan wins third seat on SOMA Board of Ed.

How did South Orange and Maplewood vote on Nov. 6?

Farfan wins third seat on SOMA Board of Ed.

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — After nearly a month of waiting with bated breath, Essex County Clerk Chris Durkin has certified the county’s results from the Nov. 6 election. In addition to answers about how each town voted in myriad elections, there is now a final answer as to who won the very close […]

Ribbon is cut at revamped Flagpole Hill

Ribbon is cut at revamped Flagpole Hill

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The first phase of the Maplewood Memorial Park Conservancy’s improvement project was unveiled Nov. 17 with the ribbon cutting of Flagpole Hill, unveiling new landscaping in the park across the street from the Maplewood Train Station. The new landscaping was designed by Jennifer Ryan, an intern in the conservancy’s summer program this […]

Maplewood salutes veterans on Nov. 11

Honoring Maplewoodians who have served their country

Maplewood salutes veterans on Nov. 11

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The township celebrated Veterans Day with a ceremony at Town Hall on Sunday, Nov. 11, in which the Maplewood Concert Band played patriotic tunes as veteran residents introduced themselves to the town and talked about their service. The Maplewood VFW Post 1010 Honor Guard presented the colors to open the ceremony. “We […]

After 50 years, Maplewood still loves ultimate Frisbee

Maplewood has ‘spirit of the game’ for ultimate Frisbee

After 50 years, Maplewood still loves ultimate Frisbee

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — In 1968, a group of students took to the student parking lot at Columbia High School and began throwing around a plastic disc, combining some rules of both football and soccer. They worked to perfect their invention, and in the spring the first game of ultimate Frisbee was played between the CHS […]

Maplewood meeting to discuss Toomey’s redevelopment

Maplewood meeting to discuss Toomey’s redevelopment

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The township of Maplewood will hold a community meeting to discuss the draft redevelopment plan for the Toomey’s Automotive site, located at 104 Baker St. The meeting will be Monday, Nov. 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the Parlor at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road, Maplewood. In July 2018 the Maplewood Township Committee […]

Adams and Lembrich win sweeping victory for TC seats

Adams and Lembrich win sweeping victory for TC seats

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The majority of Maplewood voters have again made clear that they want an all-Democratic Township Committee. Democratic incumbents Nancy Adams and Greg Lembrich won their seats back by a large margin, with Independent candidate Ileana Castillo in a distant third place. All results from the Nov. 6 election remain unofficial until certified […]

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