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, […]

Cummis retires from police force, receives severance pay

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The members of the Maplewood Township Committee unanimously approved a resolution that settles the severance payout to former Maplewood Police Capt. Joshua Cummis, who recently retired after being placed on administrative leave. Following the release of records from the July 5, 2016, clash between Maplewood police and many teenagers, many of whom […]

Cummis’ leave extended in special meeting

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Township Committee held a special meeting Monday, Aug. 21, to address the status of Maplewood Police Capt. Joshua Cummis. In the meeting, which lasted approximately 20 minutes, the committee unanimously passed Resolution No. 161-17, which extends Cummis’ administrative leave an extra month. Following the release of records from the July […]

TC votes ‘no confidence’ in Chief Cimino

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Tuesday, Aug. 1, was an up and down night for the Maplewood Police Department. The evening started with the department’s National Night Out celebration, meant to strengthen bonds between police officers and the community they serve. The evening ended with Police Chief Robert Cimino being placed on administrative leave and being asked […]

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