Thursday, February 21, 2013
Kresofsky appeared in court Thursday morning; trial date to be set.
Ethan Kresofsky, the 24-year-old South Orange man who accused a St. James's Gate bartender of assault in January, appeared before a judge in Bloomfield Municipal Court Thursday morning to respond to the bartender's counter-claim of assault against him. Kresofsky, accompanied by his mother, Eva and his father, Robert, was advised of the charges against him, which include spitting at and biting 30-year-old bartender James Meade. Bloomfield Chief Municipal Magistrate Judge John A. Paparazzo advised Kresofsky to have his attorney -- who was not present -- send a letter to the court to enter a plea and to speak to Meade's attorney to coordinate a date for the trial. Eva Kresofsky later told Patch that her son would plead not guilty to the …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Judge decides Maplewood bartender's complaint should move forward.
A municipal court judge ruled a complaint filed by a bartender of a popular Maplewood pub accusing a South Orange resident of assault should move forward. Bloomfield Chief Municipal Magistrate Judge John A. Paparazzo found probable cause after hearing testimony Thursday morning from 30-year-old West Orange resident James Meade, a bartender at St. James's Gate Publick House, accusing 24-year-old Ethan Kresofsky of assault. At Thursday's hearing, Meade testified in connection with a Jan. 8 incident at the bar that turned violent. Last month, Paparazzo found probable cause to move forward with a complaint Kresofsky filed against Meade, alleging he was assaulted by the bartender. On Thursday, Meade said Kresofsky was "intoxicated" and that …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Bartender, accused of assault in January, files a counter complaint against his accuser.
James Meade, the St. James's Gate Publick House bartender accused of assaulting a patron in an altercation at the bar in early January, has filed his own complaint against the patron. According to documents released by a public relations firm retained by the family, Meade has accused Ethan Kresofsky, a 24-year-old South Orange resident, of assault by "attempting to cause bodily injury...by spitting in (Meade's) face and then biting his right index finger after re-entering St. James Gate Publick House after 'last call.'" Robert D. Kuttner, a Millburn attorney retained by Meade, confirmed that a probable cause hearing to determine if Meade's complaint will move forward will be held in the Bloomfield Municipal Court on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 8…
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Here's a look at what readers were talking about this week.
Judge: Complaint Against St. James Gate Bartender Should Move Forward A Bloomfield municipal court judge ruled a complaint accusing a Maplewood bartender of assaulting a patron should move forward. Chief Municipal Magistrate Judge John A. Paparazzo found probable cause Thursday after hearing testimony from 24-year-old South Orange resident, Ethan Kresofsky, accusing St. James’s Gate Publick House's bartender, James Meade, of assault. William "Chip" Madsen Will Be Memorialized Saturday William “Chip” Madsen of Maplewood passed away on Saturday, January 19, 2013 after a relentless fight with metastasized melanoma cancer. His memorial service was on Saturday at Morrow Memorial Church. Man Arrested for Burglary after Foot Chase …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
A judge ruled on Thursday the citizen's complaint against James Meade has probable cause.
A Bloomfield municipal court judge ruled a complaint accusing a Maplewood bartender of assaulting a patron should move forward. Chief Municipal Magistrate Judge John A. Paparazzo found probable cause Thursday after hearing testimony from 24-year-old South Orange resident, Ethan Kresofsky, accusing St. James’s Gate Publick House's bartender, James Meade, of assault. Kresofsky testified in connection with a Jan. 8 incident in which he asked Meade for a drink at about 1:40 a.m. and Meade allegedly said no. When asked why, Kresofsky told the judge Meade made a homophobic slur aimed at him. The verbal altercation soon turned violent, Kresofsky said. "He was noticeably intoxicated," Kresofsky said. The two began shoving and grabbing. …
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Popular annual event returned on Saturday.
The Third Annual Breakfast with Santa, sponsored by Maplewood Dickens Village, took place at St. James Gate Publick House and Village Trattoria on Saturday. Scores of children and their parents enjoyed breakfast, carollers and visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Where will you eat your burger today?
From the sheer number of burger chains in this country, it's not hard to tell that Americans love cheeseburgers. Whether covered with cheddar, smothered in Swiss or sprinkled with bleu, the cheese is an important part of the burger for plenty of people. There are plenty of places to get a great burger in Maplewood; check out our list at the end of this article. Meanwhile, to celebrate National Cheeseburger Day, here are five fun facts to bite into: 1. The largest cheeseburger ever made in the world weighed in at a whopping 777 pounds. Created June 2, 2011 at the Alameda County Fair in California by Juicy's, the giant burger also featured 50 pounds of cheese. The bun alone weighed in at 272 pounds. Fairgoers were able to purchase 99-…