Monday, December 31, 2012
Elected officials are sworn in, will discuss 2012 accomplishments and priorities for 2013.
Maplewood Township will hold its annual Reorganization Meeting Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013 at noon at the Maplewood Municipal Building (Town Hall.) The meeting, which is open to the public, will feature the swearing in of elected officials (Mayor Vic DeLuca will be sworn in for his eighth term as Mayor, and Jerry Ryan and Kathy Leventhal will take the oath of office after being reelected to the township committee.) The Mayor will give his State of the Township address (see addresses from 2012, 2011, 2010). The township by-laws will be adopted, and various appointments will be made. The township committee will elect the Board of School Estimate. See the full agenda attached as a PDF to this article. Rev. Brenda Ehlers will offer the invocation; …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Leventhal and Ryan win re-election to Township Committee.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Update, 11/6, 9:17 p.m. Kathy Leventhal and Jerry Ryan have won re-election for the Maplewood Township Committee. Here are the final, unofficial results from the Essex County Clerk's website. In Maplewood, Obama received 9,140 votes; Romney garnered 1,636. Update, 11/6, 6:12 p.m. Today is Election Day in Maplewood. Despite the aftereffects of Hurricane Sandy, voting has been brisk in town and no serious problems have been reported. Generators were brought into the two polling stations that lost power: Prospect Presbyterian Church and Clinton School. Patch will be covering all the races on the ballot with updates throughout the day and Tuesday night's unofficial results. All the information you need for Election Day live can be found here…
Friday, October 19, 2012
Election day is Tuesday; here is a summary of candidates' positions from the October 18 forum.
There were few surprises at Thursday night's Maplewood Township Committee debate, and on the majority of issues the three candidates seemed to find more points of agreement than contention. The forum, which attracted a crowd of roughly fifty people, was sponsored by The Hilton Neighborhood Association (HNA) at the DeHart Community Center in Maplewood. (Editor's note: Patch recorded the debate and the videos are attached to this article in 8-15 minute increments. The question on programs candidates would propose for seniors did NOT make it into the video; apologies for that.) Democratic incumbents Kathy Leventhal and Jerry Ryan, and Republican Art Gartenlaub are running for two seats on the committee on Nov. 6. The term for each position…
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Hilton Neighborhood Association sponsors event on October 18.
The Hilton Neighborhood Association (HNA) will sponsor a candidates forum for the Maplewood Township Committee on Thurs., October 18 at 7:30 p.m. at DeHart Community Center, 120 Burnett Ave., Maplewood. Three candidates are running for two seats on the committee on Nov. 6. There are two Democratic incumbents -- Kathy Leventhal and Jerry Ryan -- and one Republican challenger, Art Gartenlaub. The term for each position is three years. This is Gartenlaub's second attempt at a Township Committee seat. Read Patch profiles on each candidate here (listed in alphabetical order): The candidates will respond to questions they have received prior to the meeting, and then will answer questions from the audience. Candidates will each have two …
Sunday, September 2, 2012
In case you missed it, here are the week's top stories on Maplewood Patch.
Mother and Daughter Arrested in Drug Bust Maplewood Police seize drugs, cash in a bust near Columbia High School. Goodbye Sweet Relish, Hello Olive & Lizzy Maplewood gourmet shop will morph into clothing store; set to open early September. All Politics Are Local: Ryan on Ryan Maplewood's local pol Jerry Ryan comments on Republican Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan. Synergy on Springfield Avenue Here's what's in store this fall on "the Avenue" in Maplewood.
Friday, July 6, 2012
Slowly but surely, the trail is being blazed by the Parks Department.
You might have noticed those eye-catching person-riding-a-bike figures painted on some Maplewood roads lately, or the round green signs. They are the beginnings of the Maplewood Bikeway Network Plan. Started in May, the township called the initiative a “great step forward,” and one that reflects the desire of a lot of residents to do more bicycling. From health and wellness to inexpensive recreation and the obvious advantages of having another form of transportation, the path is inexpensive and is expected to be used heavily. Township Committeeman Gerard Ryan told Patch that the path is still very much in the beginning stages and they are looking at it taking a “long time to completion,” but as work progresses, the town will add more bike …