Ten Top August Maplewood Patch Stories

Here are a few of the stories that caught readers' attention last month in Maplewood


 detectives arrested a mother and daughter after searching their Academy Street home and seizing over a half pound of marijuana, prescription narcotic pills, and an undisclosed amount of cash last week, according to Police Chief Robert Cimino.


Two South Orange teenagers had shots fired at them in early August on Irvington Avenue, following an altercation with a driver of a car in Maplewood near the South Orange border. The teenagers were not injured; however, two houses in South Orange were struck and damaged. 


Earlier this summer, Eric Burbank's 18-year-old son Ryan broke his C5 vertebrae in a pool accident, paralyzing him from the chest down. Now, two local non-profit organizations, the South Orange Elks and HK Community Fund, are coordinating fundraising efforts to assist the Burbank family. 


(CHS) is the 47th best public high school in the state, according to the recently-released ranking of 328 public high schools by New Jersey Monthly Magazine. “The entire community should be proud of CHS’s movement up the rankings and the accomplishment of our students that the rankings represent,” said Superintendent of Schools Brian G. Osborne.


The short but sweet life of , the gourmet store Mary Vayas opened in Maplewood Village this spring, has come to an end. That's the bad news. The good news is that Vayas will soon open a clothing and accessories store in the same space (163 Maplewood Avenue) called "Olive & Lizzy." The shop will offer clothes, bags, jewelry, scarves and shoes, as well as some beauty products.


The owner of the  confirmed that the deli will move to a new location, effectively making way for a 7-Eleven to open up at the 60 Valley Street location in South Orange. What is still unknown is whether or not the deli will remain in South Orange or move to a different town.


A blog post by Dr. Jane Aronson, Founder and CEO of Worldwide Orphans Foundation, in which she discusses her trip to Haiti to hold a soccer tournament in memory of


Maplewood resident John Cain was struck whil riding his bicycle to work on Millburn Avenue in mid-August by a black SUV that left the scene, police said. Cain said he was heading toward downtown Millburn when the SUV made a right-hand turn on Wyoming Avenue without a turn signal. He managed to jump off his bicycle after it was hit, avoiding any injuries. Millburn Police later issued summonses to the SUV driver.


Could the honeybee become Maplewood’s new chicken? At the last Township Committee meeting, a resident told the committee that her neighbor’s beehive was ruining her family’s summer. 


A 16-year-old was arrested and charged with robbery and resisting arrest in two separate incidents that occurred in the same Maplewood neighborhood on a weekday afternoon, according to the Maplewood Police.


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