Community meeting to discuss Toomey’s site redevelopment

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The township of Maplewood will hold a second community meeting to discuss the draft redevelopment plan for the Toomey’s Automotive site at 104 Baker St. The meeting will be Thursday, Jan. 10, at 7 p.m. in the Parlor at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road, Maplewood. In July 2018 the Maplewood Township Committee […]

SOMA commuters to receive added bus service at stations in new year

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On Friday, Dec. 14, South Orange and Maplewood officials joined state Sen. Richard Codey, Assemblyman John McKeon and Assemblywoman Mila Jasey in a meeting with NJ Transit officials to discuss service improvements, timetables, communications, capacity and infrastructure, according to a Dec. 17 press release from the two towns. This […]

Report: MPD is top user of force

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — After investigating for 16 months, filing 506 Open Public Records Act requests, collecting 72,607 use-of force reports, and spending more than $30,000 for its investigation and data compilation, NJ Advance Media released “The Force Report,” a comprehensive database and analysis of how often municipal police departments in New Jersey […]

Maplewood celebrates holiday season

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Thursday, Dec. 6, Maplewood community members gathered in Ricalton Square to celebrate the fifth night of Hanukkah by lighting the Hanukkah menorah. The celebration was attended by Mayor Vic DeLuca, members of the Maplewood Township Committee, and Dickens Village Co-chairwomen Ellen Davenport and Rosetta Weiser. With the help of Rabbi Sholom […]

Residents learn redevelopment plan for Toomey’s lot

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Residents met with township officials at The Woodland to discuss the possible redevelopment plan for the former Toomey’s Automotive Site on Baker Street, close to the intersection with Maplewood Avenue, on Wednesday, Nov. 19, giving neighbors an idea of what the former gas station and garage could be turned into with redevelopment. […]

Ribbon is cut at revamped Flagpole Hill

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The first phase of the Maplewood Memorial Park Conservancy’s improvement project was unveiled Nov. 17 with the ribbon cutting of Flagpole Hill, unveiling new landscaping in the park across the street from the Maplewood Train Station. The new landscaping was designed by Jennifer Ryan, an intern in the conservancy’s summer program this […]

Maplewood salutes veterans on Nov. 11

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The township celebrated Veterans Day with a ceremony at Town Hall on Sunday, Nov. 11, in which the Maplewood Concert Band played patriotic tunes as veteran residents introduced themselves to the town and talked about their service. The Maplewood VFW Post 1010 Honor Guard presented the colors to open the ceremony. “We […]