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Road Closures Expected in Maplewood on Friday, July 14 and Monday, July 17

July 13, 2017

Updated at 9 a.m. on Friday, July 14

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - There are planned road closures on Valley Street at Tuscan Road and on Valley Street at Oakview Avenue "on or about" Friday, July 14, and Monday, July 17, according to an update from the Maplewood Police Department.

A further update from Maplewood police on Friday morning stated, "construction on Valley St has been ...

Understanding the Change In NJ Fireworks Law

Only New Jersey, Delaware and Massachusetts were among the holdouts for banning the sale and use of all consumer fireworks. However, a recent change in the law has made a handful of fireworks legal in the Garden State.

New Jersey now joins Illinois, Iowa, Ohio and Vermont as states that allow only the sale and use of sparkler and novelty fireworks.

According to the New Jersey Sparkler ...

Maplewood Police Respond to Report of Student Fight at Columbia H. S. on Wednesday

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - At about 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 21, Maplewood police officers responded to a report of a fight at Columbia High School (CHS), according to a release from the Maplewood Police Department.

Upon arrival officers did not observe any students actively fighting, however police stated that "there was a large group of students outside of the school." The group of ...

Victim of Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash in South Orange Identified

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The victim in Thursday's fatal pedestrian incident has been identified as William E. Owens, age 65, of South Orange, announced Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and South Orange Police Chief Kyle Kroll in a statement released on Friday.

At about 3:15 p.m. on Thursday, South Orange police officers responded to the South Mountain train station ...

Pedestrian Fatality in South Orange on Thursday

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - A man has died after been struck by a vehicle at about 3 p.m. on Thursday while he was walking on the sidewalk of West Montrose Avenue, between Vose Avenue and Meeker Street, according to a statement from the South Orange Police Department.

The 65-year-old pedestrian, a resident of South Orange, was transported by emergency medical services to Rutgers Hospital in Newark ...

After the Fire: Seton Hall Fire Victims Inspire Montclair HS Students to Make Safe Choices

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair High School (MHS) students who are enrolled in the Career Internship program for seniors were presented with an eye opening lecture on May 31. Students were presented with an intense lesson about fire safety, life choices. and overcoming adversity.

After viewing the documentary, "After the Fire," which is the story of Alvero Llanos ...

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