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Man Arrested for Assault Outside of Maplewood Daycare Center on Wednesday (Updated)

December 6, 2017

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - A man assaulted a woman Wednesday morning outside of a daycare center at 495 Valley St., according to a press release from Maplewood police. The police reported receiving calls at about 8:45 a.m., and upon arrival, the woman who was the victim told officers that the father of her children, Kareem Dawson, age 30, had assaulted her after she had dropped off her son at the ...

Nine Local Landscapers Sign On to New Leaf Blower Ban Lawsuit in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - While residents engage in the annual fall leaf removal chore of suburban life, Maplewood’s controversial leaf blower ban is facing its own troubles as a new lawsuit opposing the ban is filed, and township workers are ignoring some parts of the new law.

The New Jersey Landscaper Contractors Association (NJLCA), which had filed a lawsuit opposing the ban in ...

Maplewood Man Convicted of Sexually Assaulting Girl, Age 7

NEWARK, NJ - Gery Destra of Maplewood has been convicted by an Essex County Jury of sexually assualting a seven-year-old girl, according to a release from Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino.

“It took a great deal of bravery and courage for the child to come to court, much less talk about something so traumatizing before the jury,’’ said Assistant ...

South Orange Dog Sitter Pleads Guilty to Animal Cruelty After Dog Dies in his Care

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Malcolm Boyer, a South Orange resident, pleaded guilty Wednesday night in South Orange Municipal Court to the charge of animal cruelty after a dog in his care died.

Boyer was hired to care for Kathy and Marc Handelman's two dogs, Frankie and Cooper, in their South Orange house for eight days last April while they were on vacation with their three children. When the ...

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