SOMA LWV to host Maplewood candidates debate

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The League of Women Voters of Maplewood-South Orange is sponsoring a debate for the two Maplewood Township Committee candidates on Thursday, Oct. 6, at 7:30 p.m. at the Maplewood Memorial Library Meeting Room, 51 Baker St. Both candidates will present their views on issues important to the community, answering questions prepared by […]

Maplewood candidates debate the issues

Maplewood candidates debate the issues

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The two candidates running for the sole open seat on the Maplewood Township Committee participated in a candidates’ forum at DeHart Community Center last night, Sept. 22. The forum was hosted by the Hilton Neighborhood Association and moderated by Carol Buchanan. Running for the TC are Democrat Frank McGehee and Republican Michael […]

Grodman fills Brownlee’s vacated TC seat

Former Maplewood Democratic Committee chairman takes TC post, will resume at MDC in 2017

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — At its Sept. 6 meeting, the Maplewood Township Committee appointed former Committeeman Ian Grodman to fill the seat recently vacated by Marlon K. Brownlee. The committee voted 4-0 in favor of Committeeman Greg Lembrich’s motion to have Grodman serve out the rest of Brownlee’s term, which ends Dec. 31. The committee made […]

HNA to hold Maplewood TC candidates forum Sept. 22

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Hilton Neighborhood Association will sponsor a Maplewood Township Committee candidates forum on Thursday, Sept. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in DeHart Community Center, 120 Burnett Ave. in Maplewood. Democrat Frank McGehee and Republican Michael Summersgill are vying for the seat recently vacated by Marlon K. Brownlee. Each candidate will present an opening […]

MFAS disbands, town makes SORS official backup

Maplewood contracts with SO Rescue Squad to be official backup for Maplewood Fire Department

MFAS disbands, town makes SORS official backup

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — At its Aug. 2 meeting, the Maplewood Township Committee voted to contract for emergency medical services with the South Orange Rescue Squad and to pursue leasing out the Maplewood First Aid Squad Headquarters, as the MFAS is now defunct. The Township Committee voted 4-0 — Committeeman Greg Lembrich was absent — to […]

Brownlee resigns from Maplewood TC

As family prepares to move out of town, committeeman to leave legacy of township service behind

Brownlee resigns from Maplewood TC

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Marlon K. Brownlee resigned from the Maplewood Township Committee during its Aug. 2 meeting, announcing that his seat will be vacant effective Aug. 31. Brownlee said he and his wife have decided to move out of Maplewood, so he is leaving the committee to devote his energy toward readying for the relocation […]

First step taken in merging FDs

Two towns contract for study of fire departments for possible merger

First step taken in merging FDs

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The possible future of shared fire department services between Maplewood and South Orange is a credible option following the unanimous agreement by the governing bodies of both towns to award a contract to Manitou Inc. to conduct “an analysis of the operational efficiencies of and the feasibility of consolidation, […]

Summersgill holds campaign kickoff at Woodland

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — More than 50 people of all ages filled the Woodland for Mike Summersgill’s campaign kickoff rally, which included karaoke, face painting and an ice cream truck. Summersgill joined local children on stage and tried to keep up with Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” — a potential campaign mantra for a Republican running […]

Maplewood Fire Department revises emergency medical service protocols

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Fire Chief Michael Dingelstedt recently announced revised protocols for emergency medical services in response to concerns raised following the lengthy response time when an 8-year-old suffered a seizure on March 23. The Maplewood Fire Department completed a review of dispatching procedures and revised its operating procedures as described below. Dingelstedt consulted […]

Township Committee passes $41.88 million budget 5-0

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — At its April 19 meeting, the Maplewood Township Committee adopted a $41.88 million municipal budget for 2016. This budget includes $568,115 more than the 2015 budget, which has manifested in a 1.96-percent tax increase. The committee voted unanimously to pass the $41,881,775 budget, which will result in a tax increase of $81.98 […]