Maplewood TC discusses two environmental ordinances

Maplewood TC discusses two environmental ordinances

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Township Council discussed two environmental ordinances at its Feb. 18 meeting — one that would ban disposable food containers made of Styrofoam and another that would regulate food vendors’ ability to offer straws, disposable utensils and individual packets of condiments. Both ordinances are scheduled to be on the agenda at […]

Seth Boyden reporters interview superintendent

Seth Boyden reporters interview superintendent

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Seth Boyden’s third-grade class, led by teacher Carol West, had the opportunity to interview Superintendent Ronald Taylor as a part of their Black History Month studies. Their focus is on interviewing citizens who are making a difference in their communities. Students interviewed Taylor as “staff reporters.” Each child had a question and […]

TC votes 3-2 to stay the course with recycling collector

TC votes 3-2 to stay the course with recycling collector

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Township Committee narrowly voted to award a contract to F. Basso Jr. Rubbish Removal to continue as the township’s recycling collector, despite Business Administrator Sonia Alves-Viveiros’ recommendation that the bid request be revised and released again. Two bids for the contract were received; one cost more than Maplewood had budgeted […]

MMS students honor King’s life and legacy

MMS students honor King’s life and legacy

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — More than 800 Maplewood Middle School students and staff held the school’s 20th annual MLK Silent Peace March in remembrance of the work of Martin Luther King Jr. Students walked in silence through Maplewood Village and ended the walk with a rendition of “We Shall Overcome,” led by the MMS concert choir, […]

McGehee sworn in as mayor

Reorganization meeting dedicated to youth activists, specifically at CHS

McGehee sworn in as mayor

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — In a meeting that highlighted the arts and amazing strides of the township’s youth, Frank McGehee was sworn in as the next mayor of Maplewood. At the Jan. 1 Township Committee reorganization meeting, McGehee, who is now entering his second term on the committee, thanked the many people who supported him throughout […]

McGehee chosen as next Maplewood mayor

DeLuca to hang up mayoral hat after 14 terms; Dafis to be deputy mayor

McGehee chosen as next Maplewood mayor

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Following the Maplewood Township Committee meeting on Nov. 18, the committee members, who are all Democrats, held a party caucus to select the mayor and deputy mayor for 2020. After all was said and done, the committee selected Deputy Mayor Frank McGehee to be mayor and Committeeman Dean Dafis to be deputy […]