Local reporter releases new book on media and news

Local reporter releases new book on media and news

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Joe Strupp, of Maplewood, has written his second book, a non-fiction review of the current state of news, titled “Killing Journalism: How Greed, Laziness (And Donald Trump) Are Destroying News And How We Can Save It.” The book, published by Willow Street Press, details what is wrong with today’s news media: not […]

Mancuso to spearhead new Community Services Dept.

Mancuso to spearhead new Community Services Dept.

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — As 2018 gave way to 2019, a big change took place in Maplewood. The administration created two “super departments” — the Department of Community Services and the Department of Community Development. The new Community Services Department, which covers the Recreation, Health and Welfare divisions, will be headed by new Community Services Director […]

Officials meet with residents to discuss Toomey’s redevelopment

Officials meet with residents to discuss Toomey’s redevelopment

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Township Committee members met with residents to discuss the newest draft of a redevelopment plan for the former Toomey’s Automotive site on Baker Street. At the meeting, held at The Woodland on on Jan. 10, Mayor Vic DeLuca highlighted concerns that neighbors voiced at a November meeting and noted the changes […]

DeLuca retakes helm as mayor

Adams and Lembrich each take oath of office for their second TC terms

DeLuca retakes helm as mayor

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Township Committee reorganization on New Year’s Day was a joyous affair, with various musical performances, as committee members Nancy Adams and Greg Lembrich were sworn in for their second terms. Additionally, Vic DeLuca was again selected to be mayor, with a unanimous vote, though he did say that this will […]

HNA remembers Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on January 17th

HNA remembers Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on January 17th

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Hilton Neighborhood Association will remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at its meeting on Thursday, Jan. 17, at 7:30 p.m. at DeHart Community Center, 120 Burnett Ave. in Maplewood. Everyone is invited to enjoy the luminaries purchased from the Community Coalition, join in song with Bahati Best, listen to a reading […]

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

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 […]

Woman’s Club celebrates 103rd anniversary

Maplewood club celebrates more than a century of giving

Woman’s Club celebrates 103rd anniversary

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Celebrating the 103rd anniversary of the Maplewood Woman’s Club, members gathered at the club’s former home on Woodland Road to reflect on what they had accomplished during 2018 and to look ahead to the future. The Woman’s Club recently began holding their meetings at The Woodland again, after selling the building to […]

Maplewood celebrates holiday season

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 […]

NJ committees approve pot legalization

State Senate, Assembly committees vote to send Marijuana Legalization Act to full Legislature vote

NJ committees approve pot legalization

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Monday, Nov. 26, the New Jersey Senate and Assembly majorities voted to move ahead with the Marijuana Legalization Act legislation, co-sponsored by Sen. Nicholas Scutari and state Senate President Stephen Sweeney, that would make marijuana use legal for adults age 21 and older. Scutari represents the 22nd Legislative District, which […]

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