Maplewood honors green businesses

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca and Township Committeeman Frank McGehee honored the local businesses that participate in the Maplewood Green Business Program on Saturday, July 29, with a green ribbon cutting and a certificate presentation. The Maplewood Green Business Program recognizes businesses that are striving to use sustainable practices in their business operations […]

MPD unveils procedures to keep Maplewood a ‘welcoming city’

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Police Department recently unveiled its Welcoming Community Order, which includes guidelines and directives, to instruct police officers in administering safety while keeping to Maplewood’s stated goal of being a “welcoming city.” This designation means the township recognizes that it is the federal government’s responsibility to enforce immigration law, not a […]

Two towns unite against gun violence

Residents wear orange in memory of those lost to gun violence, call for ‘commonsense’ laws

Two towns unite against gun violence

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Dozens of community members gathered under the gazebo of the Hilton Branch of the Maplewood Public Library on Friday, June 2, for the second SOMA Wear Orange rally, in honor of those lost to gun violence and to raise awareness about the need for stronger measures to prevent recurring tragedies. Wear Orange […]

MFD dedicates two new ambulances

MFD dedicates two new ambulances

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Fire Department recently placed two new ambulances in service, which were blessed and dedicated on May 20 at a ceremony in front of Maplewood Fire Headquarters on Dunnell Road. The blessing was given by the fire department chaplain Father Jim Worth from St. Joseph’s Church in Maplewood. The dedication was […]

Summersgill, Lembrich butt heads over township policy

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Township Committee candidate Mike Summersgill believes his recent removal from the Maplewood Pool Advisory Committee directly relates to his run for office, a claim contradictory to the Township Committee’s stated reason. Prior to voting 4-0 for Summersgill’s removal from the pool committee at its May 2 meeting, the Township Committee stressed […]

Sustainable Jersey’s Coding for Community competition winners announced

EWING, NJ — The presentations and on-site judging of Sustainable Jersey’s first ever civic tech competition, Coding for Community, took place March 31 at The College of New Jersey. Competing teams working with 10 municipalities presented their civic tech solutions to an audience and judges for prizes. Encore Dev Labs, partnering with Maplewood, won first […]

Maplewood introduces $43.6 million 2017 budget

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Though most of Maplewood’s expenses remained relatively flat for 2017, main drivers such as increased pension and debt payments, will leave the average homeowner paying approximately $75 more in property taxes this year than in 2016. “We’ve worked very hard to get this budget down,” Mayor Vic DeLuca assured residents at the […]

SOMA Action to host panel discussion

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — SOMA Action invites residents of Maplewood, South Orange and surrounding communities to attend “From Town Hall to the Halls of Congress: Effective Advocacy in the Trump Era” on Wednesday, March 29, at 7:30 p.m. at Morrow Memorial Church, 600 Ridgewood Ave. in Maplewood. The panel, moderated by Lisa Davis, will include South […]

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