Police & Fire

Shooting Reported at Maplecrest Park in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ –  An unidentified male fired several shots from a handgun in the direction of a group of people playing football in Maplecrest Park on Sunday at approximately 5 p.m. according to Police Chief Robert Cimino.

Several witnesses reported seeing a man wearing a hooded sweatshirt and carrying what looked to be a handgun enter the park from Oakland Road.  He fired several shots toward the group, then fled the park and possibly entered a white vehicle, which left the scene driving north on Oakland Road.  Witnesses believed this was not a random act and that the individuals playing football were being targeted.

Maplewood Police found no suspects upon arriving at the scene, nor were there any injuries caused by the shooting. 

The Maplewood Police Detective Bureau is investigating and asks that “anyone with knowledge of the identity of the individuals involved in the football game or having information that may assist in the investigation” contact Detective Sgt. Albert Sally or any member of the Detective Bureau at (973) 762-1234.

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Maplewood Police Blotter - Woman Robbed While Walking on Maplewood Ave. Saturday Morning

June 26, 2017

June 24 - Robbery; At approximately 9:45 a.m., two males approached a 71 year old female who was walking on Maplewood Ave in the Area of Beach Pl. The males approached her from behind and demanded her purse.  They then pushed her to the ground and took the purse when she refused to give it to them.  Both males fled to an awaiting white vehicle which traveled North on ...

Maplewood Police Blotter: Two Robberies Reported

June 13 - Robbery; At approximately 3 a.m., two males got into an argument at the 7-11 on Irvington Ave.  One male then attempted to take the others keys before fleeing when the police where called. Officers checked the area, but where unable to locate the male. The victim was not injured.

June 13 - Attempted Burglary; Sometime over the previous two weeks the screen to a ...

SOMA Film Festival Offers Free Kids Screenings at South Orange and Maplewood Libraries

June 24, 2017

MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – The SOMA Film Festival, in partnership with the South Orange and Maplewood public libraries, is offering a free screening this July of its successful “Kids Program."

The inaugural “Kids Program” screened to a sold-out Maplewood Theater in March at this years’ festival. According to festival organizers, the program had all ...

XRootsFest Returns to South Orange on June 24 with a Day of Diverse Music, Culture, and Food

Update on June 23: Due to forecast for inclement weather, XRootsFest will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., instead of the originally scheduled noon to 5 p.m. Red Storm Drum & Dance troupe will be there starting at 1 p.m.

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – You don’t have to leave the neighborhood or book a flight to travel to four continents in one day. XRootsFest: A Day of Music, ...

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South Orange Rescue Squad Fund Needs New Ambulance

June 14, 2017

Dear Friend and Neighbor,

This past weekend, our cadet members took home the gold at the 4th Annual Bayshore EMS Cadet/Youth Competition. Our youth members are a reflection of the volunteers and services of the South Orange Rescue Squad. Our mantra is Neighbors Helping Neighbors, and we're thrilled to celebrate their victory, because their success is our success!

We at the South Orange ...

The Mommy’s Review - Nashville and Atlanta (Plus Chattanooga!) with Kids

My first and last visit to Nashville was about 15 or 16 years ago with my boyfriend (now husband), and I’ve been craving a return trip for a while, especially since I’m such a big fan of the Nashville TV show on ABC. Luckily, we were able to take the kids on a fun trip there recently, and we wound up flying into Nashville and turning our excursion into a mini-road trip with stops in ...

Cyclist Dies After Riding Off Cliff in Cedar Grove

June 26, 2017

CEDAR GROVE, NJ  – The Essex Sheriff's Department has confirmed that a 49-year old man was killed when he lost control of his mountain bike and fell approximately 20 feet off of a rocky ledge in Mills Reservation on the Cedar Grove/Montclair border. The body was recovered at approximately 11:25 a.m. on Monday.

The victim was a resident of Wayne and had been riding with his ...

Driver in Fatal Short Hills Mall Carjacking Sentenced

NEWARK, NJ - Basim Henry, the driver in the deadly shooting at the Short Hills Mall on Dec. 15, 2013, was sentenced to life plus 10 years for his role in the killing. Hoboken lawyer Dustin Freidland was gunned down during a carjacking in front of his wife in the parking garage. 

Henry, 36, of South Orange was convicted of murder and felony murder in March of this year.  Henry was ...

Suspects Identified in Sunday Morning Carjacking in Union

June 26, 2017

UNION, NJ – Two East Orange men accused of brandishing weapons and stealing a car outside a doughnut shop on Sunday morning face charges including armed robbery, carjacking and resisting arrest, police said.

The men, Shakeem Bryant, 21 and Joseph Kenjerry, 23, were arrested after crashing the stolen car into a parked Township of Union police vehicle, according to ...

Roxbury Man Wants Something Done About Unwanted Tossed Newspapers

ROXBURY, NJ - Thanks to the Internet, print newspapers have been declining for a decade. There’s at least one Roxbury resident who won’t miss a method used by the struggling industry to stay afloat: The free sample paper thrown on front yards.

That person is Emil Ruesch of Landing. He came last week to a Roxbury Mayor and Council meeting and spoke his mind.

“I’m here ...

Travel Ideas for Father's Day Weekend in New Jersey

June 15, 2017

TAPinto Travels

Father’s Day is Sunday and North Jersey is brimming with activities designed to honor all of the dads in our lives. Dad is guaranteed to love spending time with his family at any one of the area’s many festivals and fairs this coming weekend.

Tri-County Fair

Bring Dad to the fair this weekend and enjoy rides, carnival games, live music, and ...

The Millburn Library Presents its Summer Music Series

June 26, 2017

Come join the Millburn Library as we present our Summer Music Series for 2017. We will have a great selection of musical performers on the first Friday of July and August at 2pm in our auditorium.

On Friday, July 7, we are presenting Broadway Love Songs by the New Jersey Music Society. This will include music of your favorite Broadway Shows, including Rodgers and Hammerstein, Kern, ...

Columbia High School To Host A Chinese Teacher Through State Department Program

Columbia High School in Maplewood, New Jersey has participated in a nation-wide competition to host a Teachers of Critical Language Program (TCLP) teacher and is one of a total of 26 schools that have been awarded. Niu Xiuqing from China will teach Chinese at Columbia High School for a full academic year.

TCLP is designed to increase the study and acquisition of important world languages in ...

Sweeney Todd at SOPAC for Six Performances in July

July 14, 15, 21 and 22 at 8PM & July 16 and 23 2PM

Tickets: $35-$45 
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To close our 22nd season in the summer, Light Opera of New Jersey presents Stephen Sondheim’s dark-humored musical thriller, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, directed by Jeffrey Fiorello with music direction by ...