Winter Storm, St. James's Gate and Pocket Park Top Maplewood News

A look at the top stories this week in Maplewood.

The first Nor'easter of 2013 (aka "Nemo") blanketed our region in a foot or more of snow. Once residents dug out, many were outside enjoying the excellent sledding and sunny skies. Maplewood really did look like a winter wonderland.

Also topping the news this week was the St. James's Gate assault hearing and concerns expressed by neighbors about a proposed pocket park in Maplewood. Read on:

Maplewood: What You Need to Know for Nemo and Maplewood Winter Storm Watch 2013

Patch told readers everything they needed to know to be prepared for the blizzard. Also, check out our post-blizzard photos.


St James's Gate Bartender Files Assault Complaint and Judge Finds Probable Cause in St. James's Gate Assault Case

James Meade, the filed his own complaint against the patron. 

A Bloomfield municipal court judge ruled the complaint should move forward. 


Neighbors Express Concern about Proposed Pocket Park

Several residents in the area where a new pocket park has been proposed spoke out against the plan at Tuesday night's Maplewood Township Committee meeting.

Former Deputy Mayor Fred Profeta made the offer at a recent township committee meeting to pay for up to $20,000 (or roughly half) of the initial costs of creating the park, which would consist of adding benches, landscaping and lighting to a small wooded area behind Jefferson School. 


Lee Navlen February 10, 2013 at 04:36 PM
Just for the record, Fred Profeta was not only the former Deputy Mayor, he was Mayor as well. Perhaps the finest Mayor this town has known. He's certainly been the best since I've lived here which is going on close to 15 years.


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