Towns remember horrors of Holocaust

Towns remember horrors of Holocaust

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Hundreds of South Orange and Maplewood residents came together on Sunday, April 15, to remember the victims of the Holocaust and to pledge that such an atrocity will not happen again on their watch. The Holocaust is the name given to the mass murder of Jews, homosexuals, disabled people, Romani and […]

SO looks to partner for energy

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Board of Trustees unanimously passed an ordinance on first reading authorizing the establishment of a government energy aggregation program at its March 26 meeting. The program, if approved on second reading at the April 23 meeting following a public hearing, will allow South Orange to enter the Sustainable […]

TC appoints DeVaul as new police chief

With support from residents, committee votes to create Maplewood Community Board on Police

TC appoints DeVaul as new police chief

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — As part of the promised culture change in the Maplewood Police Department, the Maplewood Township Committee appointed acting Chief Jimmy DeVaul as the new police chief at the April 3 committee meeting. DeVaul was chosen with a vote of 4-1; Committeeman Greg Lembrich supported the other police chief candidate, Lt. Kevin Kisch. […]

DeLuca to speak at HNA meeting

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Mayor Vic DeLuca will speak at the Thursday, April 19, Hilton Neighborhood Association meeting at 7:30 p.m. at DeHart Community Center, 120 Burnett Ave. in Maplewood. His topic is “Let’s Talk About Maplewood: What’s Bugging You, What Are You Happy About, What’s Coming Up in the Next Few Years?” The meeting is […]

Maplewood taxes increased by 1.92 percent

Average Maplewood homeowner to pay $78.17 more annually in taxes to support $45 million budget

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Township Committee introduced a $45 million municipal budget for 2018 at its March 20 meeting; this budget will increase taxes by 1.92 percent, which is under the 2-percent state cap. The budget comes in at $45,006,883, which is $359,868.35 more than the 2017 budget. According to budget documents, $28,444,234 in […]

Woman’s Club donates $300K to library

Woman’s Club donates $300K to library

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — “Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.” Walter Cronkite once said these words and the Maplewood Woman’s Club has clearly taken them to heart, handing over a check for $300,000 to the Maplewood Memorial Library Foundation on Feb. 22. This check is […]

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 […]