Saturday, May 11, 2013
A look at the most popular articles this week.
Christensen to NJ Transit: You've Got a Fight on Your Hands Combative head of Maplewood Concierge Company will not easily give up 14-year-old train station concession. Plymouth Avenue Sees Rash of Break-Ins Half a dozen Plymouth Avenue households had items including bicycles, GPS and in one case, a briefcase, taken from unlocked cars and garages early Tuesday morning, said Capt. John Perna of the Maplewood Police Department. Next Steps: Woman's Club and Post Office Site Two of the most significant developments in Maplewood's history are each one step closer to becoming a reality. On an Upswing, Springfield Avenue Shines Twelve years of improvements and recruitment efforts bear fruit in Maplewood business district. Maplewood FD, …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Fire causes minor damage to new Maplewood restaurant; no injuries reported.
An early morning grease fire caused smoke damage to a Springfield Avenue restaurant early Wednesday morning, according to Capt. Joseph Callaghan of the Maplewood Fire Department. Heavy smoke billowed through Soul Terrific at 1553 Springfield Ave., said Callaghan, requiring evacuation of residents from the second-floor apartments at the rear of the building. There were no injuries reported. Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire, which was caused by a deep fat fryer that had been left on, Callaghan said. Maplewood firefighters were assisted by the South Orange and Irvington Fire Departments. Reached by phone, Soul Terrific owner John Williams said there was a lot of clean up, but no significant damage. "We will be closed for a few …
Sunday, December 23, 2012
There's still time to find unique, affordable gifts in the Village and throughout town.
On Sunday afternoon -- two days before Christmas -- last minute shoppers made Maplewood Village their destination. Village shops, as well as businesses on Springfield Avenue, Ridgewood Road and every place in between, make last minute shopping a breeze. There's a great selection, true customer service, free gift wrapping and more. For more down to the wire shopping ideas at shops, restaurants and services throughout town, check out Maplewood Patch's Gift Guide Part 1 and Part 2. Merry Christmas!
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.
Monday, August 27, 2012
Here's what's in store this fall on "the Avenue" in Maplewood.
This fall, five Springfield Avenue businesses will unite to present a new children’s enrichment program combining music, art, imaginative play and physical activity. It’s a perfect example of the kind of business synergy that has become a signature of the Avenue since Maplewood Township launched an ambitious revitalization initiative a decade ago. “We didn't have to look far to get great enrichment programs within a block from our store,” said Susan Donlan, owner of Parteaz. The two-hour drop off program, for 2-5 year olds, will run daily from 9:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. “Judie from Shakti will teach toddler yoga and Senali from East Side Fitness will teach toddler Zumba,” said Donlan. “Music and More with Kelly will provide music and …
Friday, August 10, 2012
The Post Office site, projects on Burnett Avenue and Springfield Avenue were discussed.
The Maplewood Township Committee agreed this week to pay $20,000 to Columbia University’s Urban Design Lab to conduct a planning and design study for redevelopment of the Maplewood Post Office site. The committee also passed a resolution authorizing a redevelopment agreement for the former Universal Chain site on Burnett Avenue. The Tuesday meeting was more heavily attended than usual, because of the promotion to Sergeant of Maplewood Police Patrolman Niheema N. Gary. Regarding the Urban Design Lab project, Mayor Vic DeLuca said that while the fee was “pricey,” it would help the township to think strategically about the overall plan for the site. “This is the most important piece of land we will develop,” he said. Committeeman Jerry …
Saturday, May 12, 2012
A highlight of Maplewood's spring social calendar, MayFest has something for everyone.
Springfield Avenue’s biggest party of the year returns on Sunday, May 20. It’s the 11th Annual Maplewood MayFest, a chance for the Avenue to strut its stuff and show the community everything it has to offer. Food, live music, crafts, children’s activities, the ever-popular Classic Car Show – there is something to please everyone at this event, which is hosted by Springfield Avenue Partnership and presented by Walgreens. The Avenue will be closed to traffic between Indiana and Oberlin Streets throughout the festival, which runs from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Local bands – including SOMA’s premiere jazz band, MoodRing – will take the stage throughout the day. Stage One, located near Prospect Street, will feature live performances by local …