Two towns unite to remember Dr. King

Community members from Maplewood and South Orange honor King’s legacy at annual CCR event

Two towns unite to remember Dr. King

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood Community Coalition on Race united the two towns to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s message of love, equality and acceptance Jan. 16, with its 16th annual MLK Observance and Volunteer Fair. The event, previously held at religious institutions, was hosted by Columbia High School for the […]

Rec director to speak at HNA meeting

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Hilton Neighborhood Association’s Thursday, Jan. 19, meeting at 7:30 p.m. in DeHart Community Center, 120 Burnett Ave. in Maplewood, will feature Melissa Mancuso, recently appointed director of Maplewood’s recreation and cultural arts. Mancuso will discuss opportunities offered, new programs and plans for the future; this event will also offer community members […]

Township Committee welcomes McGehee

TC members appointed to committees, liaison positions

Township Committee welcomes McGehee

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — At its Jan. 1 reorganization meeting, the Maplewood Township Committee welcomed Committeeman Frank McGehee, who was sworn in for a three-year term. McGehee joins Mayor Vic DeLuca, Deputy Mayor Nancy Adams, India Larrier and Greg Lembrich on the committee. “Collaborating with my fellow Township Committee members, I look forward to continuing the […]

Maplewood opens time capsule from 1890s

Maplewood opens time capsule from 1890s

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood residents came together Jan. 7 at Maplewood Memorial Library’s Hilton Branch to open a time capsule buried in the 1890s. The time capsule was rescued from the former Hilton United Methodist Church at the corner of Boyden Avenue and Tuscan Road when the church was demolished last year to make way […]

Process of ASI’s two towns reassessment nearly complete

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The values of many properties in South Orange and Maplewood have increased following the recent reassessment, which was ordered by the Essex County Board of Taxation after it determined the communities’ assessed values fell below market values. Ernest Del Guercio and Jason Cohen of Appraisal Systems Inc., which handled […]

Town considers becoming ‘sanctuary city’

Maplewood TC weighs merits of joining ranks with those protecting undocumented immigrants

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood has always prided itself on being forward-thinking and the Township Committee is looking to take yet another step by declaring the township a “sanctuary city.” The topic created much discussion at the committee’s Dec. 6 meeting, with the committee ultimately deciding to move ahead in crafting legislation to be considered in […]

Maplewood Woman’s Club hits centennial

Woman’s Club celebrates 100 years of service, fellowship; looks forward to 100 more years

Maplewood Woman’s Club hits centennial

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — In today’s age of short-lived Snapchats and disposable everything, not much lasts for a century. Startups fold, restaurants close and leaders fall from the public eye. Fame is 15 minutes long, with luck. The Woman’s Club of Maplewood, however, is another story. On Friday, Dec. 2, it celebrated 100 years of steadfast […]

Maplewood recognized for pedestrian safety efforts

Maplewood recognized for pedestrian safety efforts

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority recognized the township of Maplewood for its “vital contribution to making pedestrian safety a priority in the community.” The township received the award for “implementing the Street Smart NJ Pedestrian Safety Education campaign, and in doing so contributing to the goal of making New Jersey safer […]

Service Committee presents battle flags to township

Service Committee presents battle flags to township

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Committee for Servicemen and Servicewomen, in a presentation at the annual Veterans Day observance at Maplewood Town Hall, gave the township two American flags that once flew in Middle Eastern battle areas. “The committee proudly presents these two flags, which were give to us by two Maplewoodians who were on […]

Maplewood achieves silver-level certification from Sustainable Jersey

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Sustainable Jersey representatives announced recently that Maplewood has met the rigorous requirements to achieve Sustainable Jersey certification. Maplewood is one of only 25 New Jersey municipalities that attained certification at the silver level in 2016. The township will be honored at the Sustainable Jersey Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, Nov. 15, in Atlantic […]