Tuesday, September 16, 2014

TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE MEETS TONIGHT


Township Committee meets tonight to hear an update from the troubled Daibes Construction project, as well as considering several other issues.

See agenda HERE.




MMS POWER OUTAGE TRAPS CUSTODIAN

From Maplewood Middle School today:

Good Afternoon,

Today a few minutes before 1:00 pm, the power went out in our entire building.  
The 8th graders were at the end of their lunch period and the 6th and 7th 
graders were in class.  As the 8th grade teachers came down to the cafeteria to 
assist in escorting the students safely back to class, the power came back on. 
The 6th and 7th graders stayed in place for a few minutes until we could 
ascertain that the power was going to stay on.

Unfortunately, one of our custodians was stuck in the elevator when the power 
went out.  The fire department was called to assist in helping him get out.  The 
power came on as the firetrucks arrived and the custodian was able to exit the 
elevator.

Ordinarily we would not inform you of a brief power outage; however, given the 
presence of the fire department, we wanted to keep you informed that everyone is 
safe and everyone is fine.

Sincerely,

Louis E. Brown
Interim Principal

THEFTS FROM MOTOR VEHICLES LEAD POLICE WEEK

From Maplewood Police today:
  
September 8, 2014; Theft from Motor Vehicle; During the overnight hours two unlocked vehicle, one on Curtiss Pl and one on Lexington Ave were entered and items removed. A GPS unit and a cell phone charging cord were reported stolen.

September 8, 2014; Bicycle Theft; Two bicycle were stolen within the previous day from an open shed on Ridgewood Terr. The bicycles were recovered.

September 8, 2014; MV Thefts; During the overnight hours a Nissan Murano was stolen from an Irvington Ave residence. It was later recovered by the State Police.

September 9, 2014; Theft from Motor Vehicle; During the overnight hours three unlocked vehicles were entered. One vehicle on Maplewood Ave and two on North Ter. GPS units and headphones were reported stolen.

September 9, 2014; Attempt MV Theft; During the overnight hours, an SUV was stolen from a home on Sagamore Rd, but was recovered as it was stuck on a retaining wall at the home during the theft.

September 10, 2014; Theft from Motor Vehicle; A resident of Curtiss Pl reported that sometime within the last two days they believe their unlocked car was entered. A flashlight that is normally in the vehicle was found on the lawn.

September, 13, 2014; At approximately 3:45 AM, Officer Bertone observed a male enter a driveway on Wellesley St and emerge on a bicycle. He was stopped and admitted to stealing the bicycle. He was arrested and identified as Christopher Gaskins, age 33 of East Orange.

 



PODCAST - REALTOR MARK SLADE

Realtor Mark Slade of Keller Williams joined us for one of his informative podcasts where he discussed the current Maplewood housing market, tips for buying and selling, and some of the biggest myths and mistakes about the market.

Listen below:

EMAIL FOR BEGINNERS TODAY AT HILTON BRANCH

Email for Beginners 

Learn how to set up and use an email account. Participants should be comfortable using a keyboard and mouse. 


No registration needed. 


1:00 pm at Hilton Branch

Monday, September 15, 2014

EXCLUSIVE: BEHIND THE SCENES VIDEO OF THE WOODLAND

We got a sneak peek inside some of the hidden areas of the former Woman's Club, now The Woodland, from Township Cultural Affairs Coordinator Andrew Fishman.

He took us on a tour of the blocked off attic, backrooms and basement, while also giving us some insight into what the building is going through with renovation and its new uses for parties, weddings and fundraisers.

Check it out below:


HILTON PRE-SCHOOL STORYTIME TODAY

Hilton Preschool Storytime (ages 2 ½ - 5) 
No registration required - All children must be accompanied by an adult. 
Valid Maplewood library card required 
11am 

Sunday, September 14, 2014

SCHOOL DISTRICT ROAD CLOSING ALERT

From the School District tonight:


SOMSD Community:
Please note that we have been informed that Wyoming Avenue will be closed between South Orange Avenue and West Orange beginning on Monday, September 15, 2014, between the hours of 9am and 3pm due to repair work scheduled by the New Jersey American Water Company.

Please allow extra time traveling to and from schools affected by this closure.  Based on the planned hours, the road work should not affect our busing schedules.  Should any of this information change, we will send out an update. 
Thank you!

STORYBOOK LESSONS AT THE WOODLAND TODAY

 






Tickets $10:              www.brownpapertickets.com/event/830322
For more information:              www.studiobmaplewood.org
How does an idea for a children's book become a timeless favorite? How do authors and illustrators work together to create a book that lives off of the page? Studio B is bringing together celebrated storybook creators who will discuss the entire process; from an idea scribbled on a napkin, to the book your child reads over, and over, and over...
Special Guests
Hallie Durand*
Author of Dessert First, Just Desserts, Mitchell's License, and the upcoming Catch That Cookie!

David Small
Caldecott Medal-winning author and illustrator of over 40 books for children, as well
as the New York Times Bestselling, National Book Award Finalist Stitches, a graphic memoir

Richard Morris*
Author of Bye Bye Baby, and This is a Moose

Chris Weyant & Anna Kang
Author and illustrator team of You are (Not) Small

Julie Burstein* (Moderator)
Creator of Studio 360 for NPR,
and author of Spark: How Creativity Works 

(* South Orange/Maplewood resident)

PRIVACY IN THE DIGITAL AGE TODAY

11:00am

Coming from the perspective of his long involvement as Legal Director for the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey, Barocas will explore the issues raised by Edward Snowden’s exposure of NSA spying and its impact on personal privacy, domestic policy, and international relations.

Ed Barocas has served as Legal Director for the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey since May 2001. In this role he oversees the ACLU-NJ’s legal program. He manages a docket of more than 30 cases, which touch every corner of civil liberties including free speech, religious freedom, equal protection, privacy, reproductive freedom, and due process of law.

Ethical Culture Society, 516 Prospect St., Maplewood

20 OPEN HOUSES TODAY

Find your next home or just see what the market has to offer.

Full list HERE.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

CHS FOOTBALL LOSES TOUGH ONE TO SETON HALL PREP, 35-6

Columbia High School Football lost a tough opener Friday Night against Seton Hall Prep at West Orange High School.

The Cougars held the Pirates to seven points in the first half, but took a tough pounding in the second half for a final 35-6 loss.

Columbia's only highlight was a fourth-quarter touchdown from Brandon Robinson to Jimmy Martinez.

Among the great crowd rooting CHS on was new principal Elizabeth Aaron and Township Committeeman Jerry Ryan.

The Cougars host their first home game next Friday against North Bergen at Underhill Sports Complex.