Maplewood bans single-use plastic bags

Maplewood bans single-use plastic bags

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Township Committee unanimously passed an ordinance that will ban plastic bags in local businesses at its meeting May 7, putting into effect on June 1 a law that will prohibit local businesses from giving customers plastic shopping bags. On Aug. 1, retail establishments will begin to charge a fee of […]

‘Ask the Mayor!’ at HNA meeting

‘Ask the Mayor!’ at HNA meeting

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Mayor Vic DeLuca will be the guest speaker at the Hilton Neighborhood Association meeting on Thursday, May 16, at 7:30 p.m. at DeHart Community Center, 120 Burnett Ave. in Maplewood. “Ask the Mayor!” is an opportunity for attendees to find out about local decisions and upcoming changes, as well as to ask […]

Annual SOMA baseball and softball parade this Saturday

Annual SOMA baseball and softball parade this Saturday

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The annual parade celebrating the kickoff of the 2019 baseball and softball season for South Orange and Maplewood children will be Saturday, April 27. The parade, led by members of the Columbia High School marching band, will leave CHS’ Ritzer Field at 9 a.m. sharp and walk a route along Valley Street […]

Committee passes plastic bag ban on first reading

Committee passes plastic bag ban on first reading

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Following months of debate and research, the Maplewood Township Committee passed an ordinance on first reading at its April 2 meeting to ban single-use plastic bags at retail establishments in the township and to charge consumers 5 cents per single-use paper bag. This ordinance is meant to change consumer behavior in Maplewood […]

DeLuca inducted into Elected Officials Hall of Fame

DeLuca inducted into Elected Officials Hall of Fame

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On April 5, Maplewood Mayor Victor De Luca was inducted into the Elected Officials Hall of Fame by the New Jersey State League of Municipalities. Established in 1999, the Hall of Fame honors local municipal officials who have served for 20 or more years as a governing body member. DeLuca was first […]

TC unanimously approves Toomey’s redevelopment plan

TC unanimously approves Toomey’s redevelopment plan

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Township Committee unanimously passed a redevelopment plan for 104 Baker St., the former site of Toomey’s Automotive, at its March 19 meeting. Developed by planner Paul Grygiel, of Phillips Preiss Grygiel Planning and Real Estate Consultants LLC, the plan was approved by the Maplewood Planning Board before reaching the Township […]

TC tables plastic bag ordinance

Committee to amend ordinance to fix inconsistencies and unclear items

TC tables plastic bag ordinance

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Following a lengthy public comment, the Maplewood Township Committee voted at its March 5 meeting to table an ordinance that would have prohibited the use of single-use plastic bags and regulated the use of single-use paper bags by retail establishments in the township. Under Ordinance No. 2946-19, as it was presented at […]

HNA hosts Black History Month poetry reading

HNA hosts Black History Month poetry reading

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Hilton Neighborhood Association held its annual Black History Month reading at the DeHart Community Center on Feb. 21. Maplewood residents were invited to read poetry written by African-Americans. Members of the public took turns reading work aloud, discussing the writers and learning about the history of the poetry. Featured poets included: […]

Township Committee introduces Toomey’s redevelopment plan

Township Committee introduces Toomey’s redevelopment plan

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Feb. 5, the Maplewood Township Committee unanimously voted to introduce an ordinance to adopt the redevelopment plan for 104 Baker St., the former site of Toomey’s Automotive. The redevelopment plan, created by planner Paul Grygiel of Phillips Preiss Grygiel Planning and Real Estate Consultants LLC, has gone through several revisions following […]

SOMA highlights nonviolence at MLK ceremony

In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr., CCR gathers community at CHS

SOMA highlights nonviolence at MLK ceremony

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange and Maplewood community gathered at Columbia High School on Jan. 21 to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, welcoming Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver as the guest speaker at the Community Coalition on Race’s annual celebration. After the event, residents signed up to get involved in local organizations at the […]

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