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 […]

Updates for Irvington Avenue presented

Updates for Irvington Avenue presented

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A community meeting to discuss the proposed updates to Irvington Avenue in Maplewood and the neighboring towns of Newark and South Orange was hosted at the St. Andrew Kim Roman Catholic Church on Parker Avenue in Maplewood on Wednesday, Sept. 25. The presented plans are part of the Irvington Avenue Streetscape Improvement […]

TC discusses electric vehicles, their charging stations

TC discusses electric vehicles, their charging stations

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Township Committee discussed two proposed ordinances that deal with electric vehicles and charging stations at its meeting on Sept. 3, defining what an electric vehicle is and setting regulations for where charging stations will be placed. The ordinances are set to be on the committee’s agenda in September or October. […]

Freeholders approve funding for Irvington Ave. project

Freeholders approve funding for Irvington Ave. project

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On July 25, the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders approved two resolutions to allocate $1,062,266.95 for the completion of the Irvington Avenue Streetscape Improvement Project. The project’s goal is to revitalize the street and commercial districts along Irvington Avenue in South Orange, Maplewood and Newark.  Plan specifics include: creating a […]

Maplewood passes resolution against zoo expansion

West Orange Town Council plans to draft resolution against expanding the zoo's footprint

Maplewood passes resolution against zoo expansion

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — County residents continue to voice opposition to the Turtle Back Zoo amphitheater proposed by County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. earlier this summer, with several towns speaking out against the project. The Maplewood Township Committee passed a resolution at its Aug. 6 meeting asking the county to suspend expansion of the Aug. […]

Towns pass merger resolutions

Fire dept. personnel get fired up over current staffing plans for joint FD

Towns pass merger resolutions

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Maplewood Township Committee approved at its Aug. 6 meeting a resolution that supports creating a joint meeting to merge the Maplewood and South Orange fire departments, allowing the towns to take another step forward in combining the two departments. The resolution passed unanimously; Deputy Mayor Frank McGehee was […]

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