Town considers becoming ‘sanctuary city’

Maplewood TC weighs merits of joining ranks with those protecting undocumented immigrants

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood has always prided itself on being forward-thinking and the Township Committee is looking to take yet another step by declaring the township a “sanctuary city.” The topic created much discussion at the committee’s Dec. 6 meeting, with the committee ultimately deciding to move ahead in crafting legislation to be considered in […]

With McGehee, Dems keep control of Maplewood TC

With McGehee, Dems keep control of Maplewood TC

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — With 100 percent of the votes tallied, it is clear that the majority of Maplewood’s residents still don’t want a Republican on their Township Committee. Democratic challenger Frank McGehee won the election with an overwhelming majority, beating out Republican challenger Mike Summersgill. McGehee will fill the seat vacated recently by Marlon K. […]

McGehee, Summersgill aim for sole open spot on TC

Candidates call for TC diversity — though different kinds

McGehee, Summersgill aim for sole open spot on TC

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — At one point during Maplewood Senior Share’s recent Township Committee candidates forum, one resident asked Republican Mike Summersgill and Democrat Frank McGehee to pledge that whoever wins will work to keep his opponent involved in local issues. Both candidates offer a lot to the town, the resident said, adding that it would […]

Summersgill and McGehee square off

Township Committee candidates argue over development, taxes, outsourcing, state funding, more

Summersgill and McGehee square off

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The two candidates running for the sole open seat on the Maplewood Township Committee offered differing visions of how development should be handled during the Oct. 6 forum held by the League of Women Voters of South Orange and Maplewood at the Maplewood Memorial Library. Democrat Frank McGehee and Republican Mike Summersgill […]

Celebrate Maplewood Memorial Park on Oct. 15

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Memorial Park has been designated as one of New Jersey’s Great Public Spaces by the NJ Chapter of the American Planning Association. According to the Association, “Memorial Park effortlessly blends the use and characteristics of a local park — where children meet and play — with high quality attractions that draw […]

Final TC debate in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The final candidates forum for one seat on the Maplewood Township Committee will be held on Saturday, Oct. 15, beginning at 9:45 a.m. at Les Saisons, 304 Elmwood Ave. in Maplewood. The debate, sponsored by the Maplewood Senior Share, will be followed by a light brunch at 11:15 a.m. Republican Mike Summersgill […]

TC candidates square off at HNA debate

Summersgill, McGehee offer differing opinions on taxes, small town party politics and more

TC candidates square off at HNA debate

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Hilton Neighborhood Association enjoyed a large turnout on Thursday, Sept. 22, for its Maplewood Township Committee candidates’ forum. And, if that night is any indication, this is sure to be a lively campaign season. Running for the sole open seat on the committee — which was recently vacated by Marlon K. […]