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Maplewood Police Blotter - Five Thefts from Vehicles Reported

May 23, 2017

May 17 - Theft from Auto; Sometime during the overnight hours, the window to a vehicle parked on S. 4th St. was broken and a fanny pack left in view was stolen.

May 19 - Theft from Auto; Sometime during the overnight hours, the window to a vehicle parked on Garfield Pl. was broken and a tablet left in view was stolen.

May 19 - Theft from Auto; Sometime during the ...

Maplewood Police Blotter - Robbery; Burglary and Attempted Burglary on Same Street

May 14 - Robbery; At approximately 3:45 p.m., three males approached two juveniles in Borden Park. They asked them if they had any money before snatching a cell phone out of one of their hands and displaying what was believed to be a toy firearm. The males then left the park. One of the juveniles chased after the males and the cell phone was returned to him.

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Sunny Skies for MayFest Street Fair in Maplewood on Sunday

May 23, 2017

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - On an absolutely lovely Sunday, the Annual MayFest Street Fair, sponsored by the Springfield Avenue Partnership, drew hundreds of people of all ages to Springfield Avenue.

Adults were able to enjoy the wide assortment of products being sold by the various vendors, as well as live entertainment, and a wide range of food and drink for sale.

Children focused on the petting zoo ...

New Location for Maplewood Farmer's Market this Season

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - When the Maplewood Farmers Market opens for its 23rd season on Monday, June 5, it will be in a new location. The market will be moving from the Indiana Street Municipal parking lot to 1848-1852 Springfield Avenue between Yale and Oberlin Streets, according to an update from the Township of Maplewood, which sponsors the market.

According to the update, advantages of ...

Upcoming Events

Sun, May 28, 11:00 AM

The Ethical Culture Society of Essex County, Maplewood

Estrella Sainburg: GreenFaith

Green Religions And Spirituality

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Mon, May 29, 11:15 AM

Maplewood

19th Annual Memorial Duck Race

Giving Back

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Fri, June 2, 8:00 PM

South Orange Performing Arts Center, South Orange

Gaelic Storm at SOPAC

Arts & Entertainment

Sat, June 3, 9:00 AM

Chatham United Methodist Church, Chatham

New Jersey Youth Chorus Auditions

Arts & Entertainment

Statement of Appreciation to Dr. Ramos and Community Update

May 22, 2017

The following letter was sent by email to the school community at about 1 p.m. on Monday, May 22.

Dear SOMSD Community:

On behalf of the Board of Education, I thank Dr. Ramos for his service to our school district since August 2015. We greatly appreciate Dr. Ramos' leadership in the adoption of the Access and Equity policy, his commitment to dialogue and restorative practices, and the ...

What Every Real Estate Agent (and Homeowner) Needs to Know About Insurance

Real Estate Agents take on a great deal of responsibility when they guide us through the process of purchasing a home; knowing the basics of property insurance to point clients in the right direction is an important part of confidently brokering a home sale.

Under what circumstances should a buyer be concerned about special coverage?

A Vacant Home

Vacant homes are at higher risk for most ...

'Mac' Crosses Florida Border, Rides Past $6000 Fundraising Milepost

May 23, 2017

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Mac-Adley Hyppolite Jr. just rode over the Florida border this week and cruised right past the $6000 milepost on his bike trip to raise funds for Children's Hospital. Mac started his journey from Bloomfield to Orlando Florida earlier this month leaving Watsessing Park on May 1. 

At the kick-off of the bike tour, Mac went out of his way to thank "every one of ...

Seton Hall Prep Dedicates Tevlin Memorial Field and Zimmermann Scoreboard

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The family, friends, teachers and teammates of Brendan Tevlin (Class of 2013) and Billy Zimmerman (Class of 2011) gathered at the Seton Hall Preparatory School’s (SHP) Kelly Athletic Complex on Saturday as the high school officially dedicated the Brendan Patrick Tevlin ’13 Memorial Field and Billy Zimmermann ’11 Scoreboard.

The ceremony marked a ...

Professional Staff Hailed at Overlook's Clinical Excellence Awards Ceremony

May 25, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Fittingly held as the nation marked "Hospital Week," care providers throughout Overlook Medical Center gathered to recognize the hospital’s best and brightest clinical professional staff, including physicians, nurses, allied health professionals and patient care partners, at the hospital’s annual Clinical Excellence Awards Ceremony.

The annual event is ...

Sen. Menendez Kicks Off Jersey Jobs Tour Union County College Elizabeth Campus

ELIZABETH, NJ – Esteven Maas needed a job. “I was out of work with a wife and two children, and it was scary. I was sending out resumes, then I got this email saying, ‘Learn to be a machinist.’ I thought, ‘Wow! that is related to what I was doing.’”

He entered the manufacturing program at Union County and had a job waiting for him at New Jersey ...

TripAdvisor: Wildwood Crest is Best Summer Hot Spot in Nation

May 21, 2017

WILDWOOD CREST, NJ — Wildwood Crest has been named the nation's top 2017 Summer Hot Spot by TripAdvisor.

The Cape May County beachfront community was selected based on the greatest increase in seasonal hotel booking interest, including the average one-week vacation costs for hotels and airfare.

According to a recent TripAdvisor survey of more than 1,300 U.S. travelers, 88 percent ...

Free Model Railroad Event Coming to Union County

May 25, 2017

Model train fans are in for a treat on June 10, when The Model Railroad Club, Inc. waives its usual Saturday admission fee and opens its doors from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. for a public viewing of its annual invitational operating session.

The nonprofit Railroad Club’s sprawling HO scale layout is noted throughout the region for intricate detail and historic portrayal.

The free entry also ...

Tai-Chi for Seniors Class at Millburn Library

The Millburn Free Public Library will be holding a Tai-Chi class for seniors over the summer with Linda Sercarz. Ms. Sercarz has been teaching T'ai chi chih for over 15 years, earning her accreditation in 1998. Her class will be held for six weeks at the Millburn Library, starting on Thursday, June 8, from 10:30-11:30am. The class will run until Thursday, July 13. Register on the ...

Maplewood Fire Department Dedicates New Ambulances at Maplewood Fire Headquarters

The Maplewood Fire Department recently placed two new ambulances in service, which were blessed and dedicated on May 20 at a ceremony held in front Maplewood Fire Headquarters on Dunnell Rd. The blessing was given by the fire department Chaplain Father Jim Worth from St. Joseph’s Church in Maplewood. The dedication was attended by Mayor Victor DeLuca, Deputy Mayor Nancy Adams, Committeeman ...