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Maplewood's Top March Stories

A roundup of the most read stories this month on Maplewood Patch.

 

A Columbia High School student was arrested and will be charged with making a terroristic threat after he allegedly placed an envelope filled with white powder under a dean's office door, said Capt. John M. Perna of the Maplewood Police Department.

 

Urban Design Study Released for Maplewood Village

Pedestrian plazas, office buildings over the train tracks, a "grand arcade" in Ricalton Square are some ideas for redeveloping the Post Office site.

 

Most Dangerous Intersection in Maplewood?

Let Patch know which roads you think are the most dangerous in the township.

 

Olive & Lizzy, the women's and girl's clothing store at 163 Maplewood Ave. that opened in September, has shut its doors. The shop replaced Sweet Relish, a kitchen and home store.

 

Two Columbia High School students walking home from a basketball game on Parker Avenue were robbed of a cell phone by two juveniles wielding a handgun, said Capt. John Perna of the Maplewood Police Department.

 

Visions for Vacancies: Maplewood Post Office

What do Patch readers think should become of the Post Office space?

 

Kings Market Confirms Interest in Moving

The CEO of Kings Food Markets confirmed that the company is interested in potentially moving its Maplewood store into the .

 

UPDATED: Columbia High School Briefly Evacuated Tuesday Afternoon

Students, staff evacuated from building as a precaution following a staff member's report of a possible hazardous substance.

 

A man was robbed of a small amount of cash by two men brandishing a handgun, according to Sgt. Christopher Black of the Maplewood Police Department.

 

This Town Coffee is Leaving Town

Maplewood artisanal coffee roasters are moving out of state.

 

Apparent S. O. Ave. Road Rage Turns Into Alleged Shooting

A 21-year-old Irvington woman told police a man shot at her car twice while she drove on South Orange Avenue through the Reservation on her way to work at Livingston Mall.

 

A 43-year-old Newark woman walking in the area of Irvington Avenue and Norman Road was robbed of her purse and punched by two men who had a handgun, said Sgt. Christopher Black of the Maplewood Police Department.

 

PHOTOS: Tim Gunn at CHS

Project Runway star appeared as part of Seth Boyden series.

 

Sale of Historic Woman's Club Sparks Community Debate

The announcement by the Maplewood Township Committee that the township intends to purchase the Woman's Club property for $1 million has set off a spirited debate about plans for the historic building, and the overall development strategy for the town.

 

Deal$ and Ashley Furniture Coming to Maplewood

Springfield Avenue in Maplewood will soon be home to a Deal$ Dollar Store and an Ashley Furniture Homestore, according to the developer of the space, the former Wyman Ford car dealership.

 

Seller of Historic House Defends Realtor

The seller of the historic Dare House on Valley Street  saying the 1800s home was not salvageable. 

 

South Orange-Maplewood BOE Meeting Takes Emotional Turn

A Columbia High School senior put a human face on the South Orange-Maplewood school budget cuts, telling the school board that cutting the position of Student Assistance Counselor (SAC) would be detrimental to students.

 

A Eulogy for My Mother

Maplewood woman shares the eulogy she delivered at funeral of her mother, Ellie Gianni.

 

A pocket park proposed by Maplewood resident and former Mayor Fred Profeta is moving forward -- with some changes, after Profeta met with neighbors who expressed reservations about the plan. 

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