Kidnapping, Car Crash and Parking Debate Top Maplewood News

Here's what you missed this week in town.


Maplewood - South Orange to Remember Ann Thompson

Local resident, mother of three was memorialized at St. George's Church on Friday.


Maplewood Police Arrest Man for Allegedly Kidnapping Teen

A 22-year-old Brooklyn man was arrested and charged with kidnapping and assaulting a 17-year-old Maplewood girl, according to Maplewood Police.

The man, Abu Mamun of of 484 E. 4th St., allegedly removed the girl by force from her Maplewood home on Nov. 6 and brought her to the Brooklyn residence they formerly shared. Police located the girl and returned her to her Maplewood home.


Tax Assessment Letters Will Be Mailed Next Week

Maplewood property owners can expect to find new property assessments in their mailboxes soon.

Appraisal Systems, Inc., which conducted the township's recent property reassessment, will mail the letters containing new assessments the week of Dec. 10, said Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca at Tuesday night's Township Committee meeting.


Woman Injured in Two-Car Crash at Boyden and Parker

Two cars collided at the intersection of Boyden Avenue and Parker Avenue at around 10:45 Tuesday morning, according to the Maplewood Fire Department and the Maplewood Police Department.

Firefighters rescued the driver of a grey Toyota Corolla —a woman — from the car with the jaws of life. She complained of neck pain and was transported to University Hospital.


UPDATED: Township Committee to Introduce Parking Changes

On Tuesday, the Maplewood Township Committee (TC) voted to introduce an ordinance to change some of the parking rules in Maplewood Village. 

In short, the ordinance would change all of Maplewood Avenue from 1-hour to 2-hour parking, and would also increase parking times in some lots. The full list of suggested changes can be read here. 

If the TC approves the resolution at its Dec. 18 meeting after a public hearing, it will take effect sometime in January of 2013.




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