Friday, February 8, 2013
The takeaway from this morning's live press conference.
Maplewood officials held a live press conference Friday morning to update residents on how the township is preparing for the approaching blizzard. Mayor Vic DeLuca said the township's emergency management team, headed by Joseph Manning, met earlier this morning and will continue to monitor the situation as it develops. The township will send out email alerts as needed and will post updated information on the township website. "Get home, stay home, and stay safe," DeLuca said. Here are the key points that came out of the conference: Important Phone Numbers Police For emergencies, call 911. For all other issues, call the regular line at (973) 762-3400. Police Chief Robert Cimino reminded residents that any cars parked overnight are subject…
Will discuss preparations for the upcoming blizzard; this morning at 11 a.m.
Friday, February 8
Maplewood Township officials will hold a live press conference on Friday at 11 a.m. at Maplewood Town Hall to share the township's emergency plans for Winter Storm Nemo, said Mayor Vic DeLuca. The meeting will be broadcast live on Channels 24 and 35 (Fios/Comcast).
Monday, January 14, 2013
Maplewood Township Committee will vote on resolution at Tuesday meeting; township will explore purchase of two other generators.
The Maplewood Township Committee will vote Tuesday night on a resolution to purchase a new generator for DeHart Center, according to Township Administrator Joseph Manning. The generator, a Caterpillar Emergency Generator described in resolution 27-13 (part three of the agenda attached as a PDF to this article), will cost $37,877 to purchase. Installation and maintenance are not included in that figure. The township will purchase the generator as part of the National Joint Power Alliance (NJPA), of which it is a member. The township has been discussing the addition of a generator to the DeHart Center, which is used as a shelter in times of emergency, since Hurricane Irene. In addition, Manning said, he is in the process of getting quotes …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Power still out for much of town, clean up efforts will take weeks, Halloween is postponed.
Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca, along with the police, fire and DPW, provided an update to residents at a press conference on Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. Here are the highlights: Safety: Police Chief Robert Cimino said: “We don’t want people driving or walking around. Stay in the house.” Maplewood Police responded to 840 emergency calls in the last 24 hours; 443 of which were 911 calls. “Officer responded to over 240 locations requiring assistance,” Cimino said. “They worked in very challenging conditions, something I was very proud of.” There were numerous evacuations, and as of last night roughly 50 people were staying in the shelter at DeHart Community Center. The message: Do not go outside. Stay in your houses. “We are still …