Thursday, July 24, 2014

LOW COST DOG AND CAT SPAY AND NEUTER TODAY

From Health Officer Robert Roe:

The Associated Humane Society mobile low cost dog and cat spay/neuter van will return on Thursday July 24 and will be parked in front of the Maplewood Town Hall. 

In addition to spay/neuter, they will doing well care such as rabies shots in the afternoon. 

Call 973-824-7080 x 118 or 121 to make an appointment.

PRE-SCHOOL STORY AND CRAFT TIME TODAY


Preschool Storytime & Craft Ages 2 ½ - 5 (Main Library) 11am
Stories and activities to encourage reading readiness. Drop in

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

SPRINGFIELD AVENUE GAZEBO SUMMER CONCERTS ANNOUNCED

From the Township today:

Summer at the Gazebo

(Springfield Ave. at the Hilton Branch Library)



 

Blues Guitarist Joe Taino              

Saturday July 31st from 7-9 PM.  http://www.joetaino.com

Starfish

Saturday August 9th from 11AM - 12PM.         
http://www.starfishrocks.com/

4th Street NiteOwls

Saturday August 23rd from 7-9 PM.
https://www.facebook.com/4thStNiteOwls
Vintage Jazz - red hot "washboard-swing" combo performing an extensive repertoire from the 1930's early swing era.

MISSING MMS STUDENT WAS IN SCHOOL, BUT THEY DIDN'T KNOW IT

We reported earlier today that police were searching for a 12-year-old student who had apparently left Maplewood Middle School without permission and was off school grounds.

The call from Principal Jeffrey Truppo came in to police at around 9:30 a.m.

Now the scanner has reported the student was at the school the entire time and with a teacher, but not found until the regular summer release time of 11 a.m.

So a student was assumed to be missing and actually on school grounds for more an hour and a half? Should the teacher have informed administrators that the student was with him or her? 

That would seem to be of concern if administrators are calling police to search for a student who is actually on school grounds with a Teacher.

Truppo, school officials and police have not yet responded to requests for comment.

FREE POOL CONCERT TONIGHT

Free Music at the Maplewood Pool continues tonight with the Maplewood Community Music Swing Big Band.

The concert starts at 6:30 p.m. and is open to all residents, members and non-members.



PART OF MAPLEWOOD AVENUE SHUTDOWN


...Scanner indicates a portion of Maplewood Avenue between Walton Road and Parker Avenue will be shutdown for a short period of time...

MMS STUDENT LEAVES SCHOOL WITHOUT PERMISSION "IN ANGER."

Scanner indicates police called to Maplewood Middle School on report of a 12-year-old who left the building without permission. 

He "walked out of the building in anger." Parents notified.

PRE-SCHOOL STORYTIME TODAY

Preschool Storytime & Craft Ages 2 ½ - 5 (Main Library) 
4pm
Stories and activities to encourage reading readiness. 

Drop in

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

VERJUS AND LORENA'S MAKE STATE'S TOP RESTAURANTS AGAIN

It may be getting old, but we don't mind that two legendary Maplewood eateries manage to make New Jersey Monthly's Top 25 restaurants in the state each year.

And they did it again.

The annual restaurant ratings issue is out and Lorena's in Maplewood Village and Verjus on Springfield Avenue have done it again.

Read about it HERE and below:

 Lorena’s, Maplewood 168 Maplewood Ave., 973-763-4460
For nine years, chef Humberto Campos Jr. has been bringing forth luscious food from a small kitchen. The BYO, named for his wife and co-owner, Lorena, is French in technique, but American in spirit.

“We’re always tweaking, always trying to make ourselves a little better,” Campos says.

The kitchen staff has been expanded and some spiffy new equipment added—like a sous-vide machine and a Pacojet, the Ferrari of food processors. “It will allow us to do more elaborate preparations,” Campos says. That will include what some chefs call a pre-dessert, a complimentary amuse-bouche that bridges the gap between the savory meal just ended and the sweets to come.

Whatever new recipes the new crew and equipment make possible, some things at Lorena’s will never change: the warmth of Lorena, the hostess; the hugely popular salmon tartare; the beet salad with goat-cheese quennelles and pistachio purée; the butter-poached lobster crepe with fava beans and mushroom butter.

For dessert, Campos says, speaking of what’s popular, “the carrot cake has really taken over. It’s light, incorporates some pineapple brunoise in the batter, has cream-cheese icing, of course, but also cream-cheese ice cream.” Two kinds of cream cheese? That’s living large.


Verjus, Maplewood
1790 Springfield Ave., 973-378-8990

Charles Tutino long ago quit his job tracking millions at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York to work for pennies in the kitchen of Jean Jacques Rachou’s fabulous La Côte Basque. Along the way he mastered the art of making dishes you thought you knew—from boeuf Bourguignon to roast chicken with tarragon—taste better than you thought possible.

At Verjus, Tutino and his wife, the charming hostess Jane Witkin, have been exceeding expectations for 13 years. Tutino regularly branches out from the haute and narrow with theme nights, including French Bistro, Jersey Shore, German and Italian. Even the regular menu offers irresistible excursions, like St. Louis baby-back ribs with pomegranate bergamot glaze. The wine and cocktail lists are small but discerning. And then there is Verjus’s $25 prix-fixe, two-course Sunday brunch, with choices including lovely French omelets, a lush smoked-herring salad and a terrific caramelized-apple pancake. You don’t have to be an economist to rally around the kind of stimulus Verjus issues every day.


TOWN HALL REMEMBERS FORMER CFO FRESULONE

Maplewood Township honored the passing of former Chief Financial Officer Peter Fresulone with black bunting at Town Hall today.

Fresulone, who died last week at 63, was memorialized with a service this morning attended by many from Town Hall.

See his obituary HERE and offer a message of condolence on the site as it allows.

SPECIAL PLANNING BOARD MEETING TONIGHT: WHAT IS ADVANCE AUTO PARTS UP TO?

From the Planning Board:



MMS ALARM PROMPTS POLICE

...Scanner indicates Maplewood 
Police responding to alarm at 
Maplewood Middle School...