Vote in Maplewood’s inaugural participatory budget program

Vote in Maplewood’s inaugural participatory budget program

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — From March 1 through April 1, Maplewood allowed community members, local civic groups, school parent organizations and nonprofit organizations based in Maplewood to submit their ideas for “one-time projects” with “one-time expenditures” that address a community need and provide a community benefit to submit proposals. A Participatory Budget Committee, which included Township […]

Tour the park with MMPC

Tour the park with MMPC

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Memorial Park Conservancy will host a tour of the park on Saturday, May 18, at 10 a.m. Conservancy board members Ginny Kurshan and David Nial will lead a tour highlighting the history of the park. Originally swampland, the park was designed by two prominent landscape architecture firms in the 1920s. […]

Maplewood’s Rahway River Cleanup and community picnic

Maplewood’s Rahway River Cleanup and community picnic

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood is holding its annual Rahway River Cleanup on Saturday, May 4, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Maplewood Memorial Park. The event will also include a community picnic. Check-in tables will be at the bridge near the Civic House, 124 Dunnell Road, and in the high school parking lot at […]

Playing fields direly need repair

Two towns, school district partner to rehabilitate shared playing fields

Playing fields direly need repair

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The playing fields in both South Orange and Maplewood have fallen into disrepair over the years due to overuse and weather, and the two towns, along with the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education, are currently in the midst of a process to restore the fields to better playing conditions […]

PROGRESS: Maplewood shows progress in 2018

PROGRESS: Maplewood shows progress in 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — In 2018, Maplewood saw a lot of growth, both in its culture and physically. In addition to new businesses and residents coming to town, Maplewood upgraded infrastructure, invested in safety and showed pride in its diversity. Maplewood made national news on June 7, when it installed New Jersey’s first permanent rainbow-striped crosswalks […]

Ribbon is cut at revamped Flagpole Hill

Ribbon is cut at revamped Flagpole Hill

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The first phase of the Maplewood Memorial Park Conservancy’s improvement project was unveiled Nov. 17 with the ribbon cutting of Flagpole Hill, unveiling new landscaping in the park across the street from the Maplewood Train Station. The new landscaping was designed by Jennifer Ryan, an intern in the conservancy’s summer program this […]

MMPC to cut ribbon on Flagpole Hill project

MMPC to cut ribbon on Flagpole Hill project

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Memorial Park Conservancy will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the installation of Phase 1 of its first major landscape project, Flagpole Hill, in Memorial Park on Saturday, Nov. 17, at noon on Flagpole Hill at the WWI Memorial opposite the train station on Dunnell Road. Based on original plans by […]

Durand-Hedden remembers the Great War

Durand-Hedden remembers the Great War

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — One hundred and one years ago, the United States declared war on Germany, joining the First World War, and the impact was felt in the small town of Maplewood. Join Durand-Hedden on Sunday, Nov. 18, from 1 to 4 p.m. to learn more about the Great War. More than 100 men from […]

Maplewood Memorial Park Conservancy begins restoration

Maplewood Memorial Park Conservancy begins restoration

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Memorial Park Conservancy, in partnership with the township of Maplewood, has completed Phase 1 of the Flagpole Hill border restoration, its first major landscape project in Memorial Park. Flagpole Hill is an adaptation of an original 1923 plan for the border of the park along Dunnell Road across from the […]

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