Registration open for SeniorStudio painting classes

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Department of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs continues sponsorship SeniorStudio, a free, studio painting program specifically designed for Maplewood residents ages 60 and older. Because of increasing interest in the program, this spring year, for the first time, there will be separate classes for beginners, who have not participated in […]

Two towns top $31K to end gun violence

Two towns top $31K to end gun violence

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — South Orange Village President Sheena Collum and Maplewood Mayor Victor DeLuca announced Feb. 21 that the joint Facebook fundraiser between the two communities to support Everytown for Gun Safety closed after just 50 hours with $30,660 in donations from 645 individual donors. “We never thought we would even come […]

‘for colored girls…’ brings black sisterhood to Maplewood

‘for colored girls…’ brings black sisterhood to Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — This weekend, 4th Wall Theatre and the Burgdorff Center in Maplewood will kick off a new partnership in a theatrical celebration of Black History Month. The theater company will perform Ntozake Shange’s groundbreaking play “for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf.” This show — a “choreopoem” — […]

Maplewood to review applications for police chief

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — According to Mayor Vic DeLuca in a Feb. 10 email to the News-Record, two members of the Maplewood Police Department have applied for the position of police chief: acting Chief Jimmy DeVaul and Lt. Kevin Kisch. The Township Committee will interview each candidate on Saturday, March 3. On Monday, March 5, the […]

Groundbreaking play about African-American sisterhood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Celebrate Black History Month with 4th Wall Theatre at the Burgdorff Performing Arts Center in Maplewood with a showing of Ntozake Shange’s groundbreaking play, “for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf.” The piece is billed as a “choreopoem” and weaves together 20 separate poems with music, movement […]

Town to promote chief from inside dept.

Interim Maplewood police chief discusses vision, mayor explains law requiring town to hire from within

Town to promote chief from inside dept.

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Hilton Neighborhood Association welcomed interim Maplewood Chief of Police Jimmy DeVaul at its monthly meeting on Thursday, Jan. 18, at DeHart Community Center to discuss the changes he has been making in the Maplewood Police Department. Mayor Vic DeLuca also briefly discussed the township’s search for a new police chief. The […]

HNA meeting to feature interim police chief

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Hilton Neighborhood Association’s Thursday, Jan. 18, meeting at 7:30 p.m. in DeHart Community Center, 120 Burnett Ave. in Maplewood, will feature the town’s interim Police Chief Jimmy DeVaul. Meet DeVaul, bring your questions and present your concerns. Everyone is invited to attend this meeting, which will be opened by Mayor Vic […]

DeLuca to hold office hours

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Mayor Vic DeLuca will hold office hours throughout the year from 7 to 8 p.m. at Maplewood Town Hall, 574 Valley St., Room 101, on Tuesdays, Jan. 9, Feb. 13, March 13, April 10, May 8, June 12, July 10, Sept. 11, Oct. 9 and Dec. 11. In November, the office hours […]