Talk to the Township Committee

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Throughout 2017, Maplewood Township will hold several Talk to the Township Committee events in which residents can meet with committee members in a more relaxed atmosphere than a meeting to discuss township issues and receive information. All meetings are held in Maplewood on Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to noon. Talk to the […]

2017 Maplewood budget hearings

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The township will be holding its 2017 budget hearings from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, and Saturday, Feb. 4, at Maplewood Town Hall, 574 Valley St. The meetings will be broadcast live and residents at home can email to ask questions about the budget as the hearings […]

Maplewood to vote on remaining ‘welcoming community’

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Tomorrow, Jan. 17, the Maplewood Township Committee will vote on a resolution to express Maplewood’s commitment to equal, respectful and dignified treatment of all people, regardless of their immigration status, and to remain a welcoming community. At its Dec. 6, 2016, meeting, the committee discussed the merits of becoming a “sanctuary city,” […]

Township Committee welcomes McGehee

TC members appointed to committees, liaison positions

Township Committee welcomes McGehee

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — At its Jan. 1 reorganization meeting, the Maplewood Township Committee welcomed Committeeman Frank McGehee, who was sworn in for a three-year term. McGehee joins Mayor Vic DeLuca, Deputy Mayor Nancy Adams, India Larrier and Greg Lembrich on the committee. “Collaborating with my fellow Township Committee members, I look forward to continuing the […]

Process of ASI’s two towns reassessment nearly complete

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The values of many properties in South Orange and Maplewood have increased following the recent reassessment, which was ordered by the Essex County Board of Taxation after it determined the communities’ assessed values fell below market values. Ernest Del Guercio and Jason Cohen of Appraisal Systems Inc., which handled […]

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 […]