‘Party with a Purpose’ raises $12,000 to celebrate Collum’s birthday

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On Saturday, Nov. 18, South Orange Village President Sheena Collum hosted her annual birthday party with the South Orange and Maplewood community and announced that more than $12,000 was raised by 200 donors in two weeks to tackle food insecurity at Columbia High School. “I think many of us often take […]

Maplewood, residents thank veterans

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Gratitude abounded for the sacrifices of those who have served in the armed forces during Maplewood’s annual Veterans Day ceremony at the Maplewood Municipal Building on Nov. 11. The event featured music from the Maplewood Concert Band, under the direction of Steve Kimmons, who is also a veteran of the U.S. Air […]

Democrats DeLuca and Dafis take 2 open TC seats

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — With 20 of 21 districts reporting in by 10 p.m. on election night, Maplewood voters have again made clear that they want an all-Democrat Township Committee. In a landslide election, Democratic incumbent Vic DeLuca and challenger Dean Dafis have been elected to the two open seats on the committee, beating out Republican […]

Maplewood to commemorate Veterans Day

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The township of Maplewood’s 14th annual Veterans Day ceremony, honoring all Maplewood veterans and their families, will be Saturday, Nov. 11, beginning at 11 a.m. at the Maplewood Municipal Building, 574 Valley St. in Maplewood. The ceremony is held in the Committee Room off the main lobby. Mayor Vic DeLuca and the […]

Towns hold public meeting on FD merger

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Following a presentation from Manitou Inc. regarding possibly merging the Maplewood and South Orange fire departments, representatives from the two towns unanimously agreed to move forward to achieve that vision. The presentation was given at a joint public meeting on Thursday, Oct. 26, at the South Orange Performing Arts […]

Town celebrates completing platform tennis court upgrades

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood recently celebrated the completion of its table tennis courts upgrades. According to Andrew Haines, who represents Maplewood Platform Tennis, the maintenance was necessary because the courts get a lot of ply and had many problems with screens, structure and courts. The Township Committee budgeted $35,000 for the project, which was completed […]

Maplewood TC candidates debate issues at HNA forum

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The police department and residential development took center stage at the Hilton Neighborhood Association’s Maplewood Township Committee Candidates Forum on Thursday, Sept. 28, at the DeHart Community Center. Incumbent Mayor Vic DeLuca, and challengers Dean Dafis and Mike Summersgill answered prepared questions about the community, then the public had an opportunity to […]

Cimino, Maplewood reach settlement

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Township Committee announced Sept. 27 that it had finally reached a settlement with beleaguered police Chief Robert Cimino, just two days before the township released a copy of independent investigator Hillard Heintze’s incident report on the Maplewood Police Department’s actions on July 5, 2016, in which Maplewood police are accused […]

Maplewood Green Day is back

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood will host its ninth Green Day fair to demonstrate simple ways that every person can make more planet-friendly, sustainable choices in their lives on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Memorial Park. The fair is a community celebration with live music, how-to demonstrations and eco-vendors, environmental organizations, […]

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