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 […]

Concerned residents, officials discuss roadway safety

Township documents resident concerns at safety summit

Concerned residents, officials discuss roadway safety

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood officials and residents came together at The Woodland on Monday, Oct. 24, for a Traffic and Pedestrian Safety Summit led by Mayor Vic DeLuca. The public meeting, attended by approximately 75 residents, was a followup to the June 20 internal summit held at Maplewood Police Headquarters, during which local departments, elected […]

Memorial Park wins Great Places award

APA-NJ recognizes Maplewood Memorial Park for ‘exemplary character, quality and planning’

Memorial Park wins Great Places award

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A favorite among local and regional visitors alike, Maplewood Memorial Park was designated as one of New Jersey’s Great Spaces by the NJ Chapter of the American Planning Association, in an award presentation that took place at the Maplewood Civic House on Oct. 15. Great Places in New Jersey, the flagship program […]

DeLuca to narrate portion of concert at MMS

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Society of Musical Arts will present a free orchestral concert, “To Liberty and Justice,” at Maplewood Middle School, 7 Burnet St., on Sunday, Oct. 30, at 4 p.m. Stephen Culbertson of West Orange will conduct and Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca will serve as guest narrator. The concert will feature the music […]

Traffic and pedestrian safety summit in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood is a walking town and everyone needs to focus more energy on pedestrian safety and enforcement of traffic laws. On June 20, Mayor Vic DeLuca convened a meeting of municipal department directors, the police and fire chiefs, traffic engineers and pedestrian safety advocates to discuss what Maplewood Township can do to […]

Celebrate Maplewood Memorial Park on Oct. 15

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Memorial Park has been designated as one of New Jersey’s Great Public Spaces by the NJ Chapter of the American Planning Association. According to the Association, “Memorial Park effortlessly blends the use and characteristics of a local park — where children meet and play — with high quality attractions that draw […]

Board of Ed candidates debate the issues

At SOMA Cares About Schools debate, 5 running for BOE discuss budget, communication, more

Board of Ed candidates debate the issues

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The perennial issue of creating better communication between the South Orange-Maplewood School District and the community was again a major talking point during the Board of Education candidates debate hosted by South Orange Maplewood Cares About Schools at the Baird in South Orange on Sept. 13. Though they were atypically not […]

Seth Boyden School inaugurates outdoor classroom

Seth Boyden School inaugurates outdoor classroom

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — After two decades of gradually transforming its backyard into a vibrant outdoor learning center, Seth Boyden Elementary School in Maplewood inaugurated the final and most highly anticipated phase of the project: an open-air classroom bordered by an art nook, a performance area and a large habitat garden — a space that the […]

Senate action furthers Rahway River flood control initiative

CRANFORD, NJ — The Mayors Council on Rahway River Watershed Flood Control reported in a recent press release that on Sept. 15 the U.S. Senate passed by a 96-4 vote the Federal Water Resources Development Act, which includes a directive to the secretary to expedite the final review and provide pre-construction and engineering funds for […]

SOMA Board of Ed candidates debate to be moderated by DeLuca, Collum

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange-Maplewood Cares About Schools will hold a South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education candidates debate on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m. at the Baird Center, 5 Mead St. in South Orange. The debate will be co-moderated by South Orange Village President Sheena Collum and Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca and will […]