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Retirement Plans for Maplewood Police Chief Almost Finalized; National Search for Replacement Planned

September 20, 2017

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - At their meeting on Tuesday, September 19, the Maplewood Township Committee discussed retirement plans for Police Chief Robert Cimino, who was placed on administrative leave and asked to resign on August 1 for his part in police misconduct following the July 5, 2016 fireworks.

Maplewood Township officials are close to a deal with Cimino that will likely lead to his ...

Maplewood Township Close To Retirement Agreement For Troubled Police Chief

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Seven weeks after placing Police Chief Robert Cimino on paid leave for his part in police misconduct following the July 5, 2016 fireworks, Maplewood Township officials are close to a deal with Cimino that will likely lead to his retirement, sources said.

And such an agreement could be announced as soon as tonight’s Maplewood Township Committee ...

Disgraced Maplewood Police Captain Walks Away With $37,000 Payout

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Maplewood Police Capt. Joshua Cummis, who was placed on leave last month for his part in the July 5, 2016, incidents of police abuse, is retiring with more than $37,000 in compensation.

The Maplewood Township Committee (TC) Tuesday night unanimously approved a resolution that gives Cummis $37,218.27 in compensation, including more than $14,000 in compensatory time and more ...

NJ Transit Update from Township of Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Township of Maplewood issued the following NJ Transit update:

Please be advised that Effective Tuesday, September 5, NJ TRANSIT plans to restore full rail service to and from Penn Station New York (PSNY) following the conclusion of Phase One of Amtrak’s track renewal project. All Morris & Essex Line Midtown Direct trains will resume service to and ...

Maplewood Mayor Victor DeLuca Signs Mayors' Compact

MAPLEWOOD, NJ – Together with more than 270 mayors from across the country, Maplewood Mayor Victor DeLuca has signed a compact to fight hate, extremism and bigotry as a result of the deadly Charlottesville, Virginia rally where protesters chanted white supremacist and neo-Nazi slogans. James Alex Fields was reportedly charged in connection with the death ...

South Orange Village President Signs Compact to 'Fight Extremism and Bigotry'

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – Together with more than 200 mayors from across the country, South Orange Village President Sheena Collum was one of the first to sign a compact to fight hate, extremism and bigotry as a result of the deadly Charlottesville, Virginia rally where protesters chanted white supremacist and neo-Nazi slogans. James Alex Fields ...

Captain Cummis Status Addressed at Special Meeting of Maplewood Township Committee on August 21

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Maplewood Police Capt. Joshua Cummis, who was placed on leave following outrage related to police activities on July 5, 2016, has withdrawn plans to retire at the end of August, prompting the Maplewood Township Committee to move forward with a resolution ensuring he will leave by Sept. 30.

During a special meeting of the Maplewood Township Committee on Monday, August 21, ...

Maplewood Township Committee Releases Statement on President Donald Trump

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Township Committee released the following statement on President Donald Trump on Friday, August 18.

We vehemently oppose Neo-Nazis, Klansmen and white supremacists not just in Charlottesville but across the United States. President Trump’s unwillingness to denounce white supremacy has only encouraged and empowered white nationalists and has further divided ...

Maplewood Planning Board Approves Valley Street Apartment Building

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Planning Board approved two resolutions, one for a project on Valley Street and one for a project on Springfield Avenue, at their meeting on August 8.

479 Valley Street

The Planning Board passed a resolution to grant major preliminary and final site plan approval for a 20-unit residential building to be constructed at 479 Valley Street, with variances and ...

Members of SOMA Community Gather for ‘Stand with Charlottesville’ Vigil

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Several hundred protesters gathered Sunday night in Maplewood for a vigil denouncing the recent racist march in Charlottesville, VA. that led to violent clashes and at least one death.

Participants first met at Ricalton Square in Maplewood Village for speeches and songs before marching down Maplewood Avenue to Baker Street, then to Valley Street toward Memorial ...

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