Maplewood mourns Jerry Ryan’s death

Maplewood mourns Jerry Ryan’s death

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood lost a longtime resident and civil servant on May 27. Former Mayor and Committeeman Gerard “Jerry” Ryan, 59, died in his Maplewood home after succumbing to a three-year battle with cancer.  Ryan was first elected to the Township Committee in 1992, ultimately serving 19 years as a committeeman; he was the […]

SOBOT honors DeLuca with proclamation

SOBOT honors DeLuca with proclamation

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Board of Trustees honored former Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca at its Jan. 13 meeting with a proclamation, on behalf of the board and South Orange community, thanking him for his tremendous service during his long and fruitful tenure as mayor of Maplewood. “Vic is a class act, great […]

SOCO honors beloved community members for MLK Day

SOCO honors beloved community members for MLK Day

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Civic Organization held its 50th Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Jan. 12 at South Orange Middle School. Beloved Community Awards were presented to Adunni Slackman Anderson of South Orange and former Maplewood Mayor Victor DeLuca. Photos Courtesy of Nancy Gagnier

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 […]

DeLuca and various EC towns win Sustainable Jersey awards

DeLuca and various EC towns win Sustainable Jersey awards

EWING, NJ — On Nov. 19, Sustainable Jersey announced the recipients of the 2019 Sustainable Jersey municipal awards at the annual Sustainable Jersey luncheon held during the New Jersey League of Municipality Conference in Atlantic City. Maplewood Mayor Victor DeLuca received the Mayor Art Ondish Leadership Award, and 2019 Collaboration Award was given to Glen […]

Two towns move ahead with fire dept. merger

Two towns move ahead with fire dept. merger

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The merging of the South Orange and Maplewood fire departments took another step forward as both towns’ governing bodies passed resolutions approving a joint meeting structure, setting the table for the target completion date of Jan. 1, 2020. The South Orange Board of Trustees unanimously approved the resolution at […]

Firehouse 2 gets a little color thanks to new mural

Firehouse 2 gets a little color thanks to new mural

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The fifth mural in the Springfield Avenue Partnership’s public art initiative was unveiled at Maplewood Firehouse 2 on Oct. 19, bringing some color to the township’s business district and the first responders who work there. The initiative has been asking artists to paint the buildings on Springfield Avenue for the last year […]

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