Top September Stories on Maplewood Patch

Last month's most popular stories.


Police Report Rash of Burglaries

As summer drew to a close, six homes and two businesses in Maplewood were burglarized, according to Maplewood Police.

Residents reported burglaries on Elmwood Avenue, Boyden Avenue, Tiffany Place, Highland Avenue, Orchard Road and Franklin Terrace. 


Nadine Canty, 48, of Plainfield, allegedly punched a conductor and pulled the emergency brake of a train heading to Summit, affecting South Orange and Maplewood commuters. Canty was charged with aggravated assault, criminal mischief and interference with transportation, said NJ Transit spokeswoman Nancy Snyder. The conductor, who wasn't identified, got into an argument with Canty before she punched him, Snyder said.


Car Crashes into House Near High School

A car crashed into a residence on Valley Street near the corner of Parker Avenue across from Columbia High School shortly before school dismissal time, injuring the driver and causing minor damage to the building, according to police and fire officials.


The Cupcake Corral Needs You

Local business owners write a letter to the community asking for a new business partner.


Man Assaulted and Robbed on Jacoby Street

A Maplewood resident was assaulted and robbed in the 100 block of Jacoby Street while walking home from the bus stop.


Armed Robberies and An Assault in Maplewood

A woman and a man were robbed at gunpoint in two separate incidents in Maplewood recently, according to the Maplewood Police Department.


Construction to Start on 7-Eleven Near High School

Construction will begin on controversial 7-Eleven near Columbia High School.


DeHart Field Will Likely Stay Closed

DeHart Field will likely remain closed through the end of the year because of a fungal infection that has damaged newly replanted sod, according to the Township Engineer.


Board of Education Approves Marshall School Principal

The Board of Education unanimously approved the hiring of  to replace Angelica Allen as principal of the K - grade 2 school. Samuels is currently Assistant Principal at South Mountain School.


PHOTOS: First Day of School in Maplewood and South Orange


Montrose School Will Reopen For Special Education Students

The South Orange - Maplewood Board of Education announced that The Montrose School will reopen in 2013 as a school for special education students. 


NJ Transit Removes Maplewood Parakeet Nest

A New Jersey Transit (NJT) spokesperson confirmed that the agency removed a nest of monk parakeets from the overhead wires at the Maplewood train station because the nest was a fire hazard.


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