Thursday, April 24, 2014

BOW WOW BOOK CLUB

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm



 Hilton Branch * Ages 3-8 *

Come to Hilton Branch and read to a dog… they LOVE stories! 

Sign up for a specific time or just drop in!

MEDICATION TAKE BACK DAY SATURDAY

National Take Back Initiative Collections

Turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the Maplewood Police Department located at 1618 Springfield Ave in Maplewood NJ. Hours of collection are from 10:00am to 2:00pm. For more information visit www.dea.gov

PRE-SCHOOL STORYTIME TODAY

Preschool Storytime (ages 2 ½ - 5)
 

11am 

Main Library

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

ANIMAL SHELTER PLEADS NOT GUILTY TO HEALTH CODE VIOLATIONS

From Alt Press:

The Jersey Animal Coalition’s attorney entered a not guilty plea in municipal court today on behalf of the shelter on each of the 51 health code violations found during a joint local and state health inspection last month.

 
The violations ranged from minor infractions such as improper storage of cleaning materials to serious health risks including failure to provide sick animals with basic veterinary care and to clean the shelter and its grounds of fecal matter.

Read more HERE.




BABY STORY TIME TODAY

11:00 am

Hilton Branch* Ages birth – 2 1/2 years

Stories, fingerplays, songs and more! Valid Maplewood Library card required.

Drop In * All children must be accompanied by an adult.

WALKING PROGRAM REGISTRATION EXTENDED



Count on Yourself Walking Program

Registration Extended Until Friday, April 25, 2014!

On Monday, April 28th, 2014 Maplewood Loves Wellness together with Risa Olinsky founder of Count on Yourself Coaching who is volunteering her expertise, will offer a 2nd FREE community-walking program utilizing pedometers. The pilot walking program ran last fall and was a huge success.  Pedometers for the program are made possible by a grant from Overlook Medical Center, Atlantic Health System.
Participation in this program is open to 40 new adult Maplewood residents (18 or older).  If you would like to join in, please review and complete the following application and submit to: Deputy Mayor, Kathleen Leventhal, Township of Maplewood, 574 Valley Street, Maplewood, NJ 07040 or fax to 973-761-4061 no later than Friday April 18th.  For questions contact: risa@risaolinsky.com
Overview of the program and participant’s pledge:  
If chosen, I will do my best to participate in as much of this program as possible.  If I choose not to complete the 6 weeks, I will return the pedometer to the Maplewood Township office. I will…
  • Complete an informed consent and personal goal-setting questionnaire at the start of the program.
  • Attend an initial pedometer set-up time and orientation scheduled for Monday, April 28th at either 1 PM or 7 PM.  (If you are out of town on that day, other arrangements are possible.)
  • Attend the educational presentations offered in Maplewood locations to the extent I can.
  • Participate in as many of the Maplewood group walking sessions within the 6-week period as possible.
  •  Walk on my own as much as possible and keep a daily record of my steps as instructed.
  •  Log and report my weekly steps to the coordinator by email or phone.
If the pedometer is lost or damaged within the 6-week program, I agree to notify the program leader and purchase a replacement ($20) in order to complete my participation in the program.  I understand that participation in this program is voluntary and my success depends on my level of commitment.  Upon completing the program the pedometer is mine to keep.

To participate, please complete the application, and return by April 18th.
Kathleen M. Leventhal, Deputy Mayor says, “Discover how being part of a group will motivate, inspire and help you stick to your goals”.

Questions? Email or call: risa@risaolinsky.com / 973-761-5758

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

SUSPICIOUS PEOPLE AND THEFTS MARK POLICE WEEK

From Maplewood Police today

 April 21, 2014; Suspicious Person; At approximately 940 PM, Officers responded to a Revere Ave residence on a report of suspicious juveniles. Several juveniles from Irvington and Newark were stopped fleeing the area. The juveniles were found to be in possession of a bicycle stolen from a Hilton Ave home and were arrested.

April 14, 2014; Theft of Motor Vehicle; Sometime over the previous few days a Dodge Caravan was stolen from the parking lot of 50 Burnett Ave.

 April 17, 2014; Bicycle Theft; During the morning hours a unlocked garage on Boyden Parkway South was entered and a bicycle stolen.

SPRINGFIELD AVE CONES HAVE A PURPOSE

From the Township:

 What are those cones on Springfield Avenue?

In an effort to beautify and improve the streetscape along Springfield Avenue, the Township is considering installing up to four landscaped medians in the road. The medians will be about 7 feet wide and have landscaping and street trees. The intent is to beautify the corridor and provide some traffic calming. These cones will be set up for about two weeks. 

The Township will then decide where or if to install them. If they are installed, they will be done when Springfield Avenue is repaved, which depending upon funding will be this year.

BABY STORY TIME

10:30 am - 11:00 am ( Repeating Weekly on Tue, until May 13, 2014 )
Main Library * Ages birth – 2 1/2 years

Stories, fingerplays, songs and more! Valid Maplewood Library card required.

Drop In * All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Tuesdays @ 10:30 am 4/22 – 4/29 – 5/6 – 5/13

PARK FOOTBRIDGE CLOSED FOR REPAIR

From the Township:

Pedestrian Foot Bridge behind Memorial Library closed for repairs

The pedestrian foot bridge behind the Memorial Library going towards Memorial Park will be closed for repairs for approximately 1 week starting Monday, April 21, 2014. Signs are posted advising residents NOT to use the bridge.

Monday, April 21, 2014

TECH COLUMNIST ALLAN HOFFMAN AT THE LIBRARY TONIGHT

SIX MAPLEWOODIANS IN TODAY'S BOSTON MARATHON

The Boston Marathon is back after last year's tragic ending and we found there are six Maplewood residents in today's race.

They are Patrick Love, Margaret Marbury, Kristy Ranieri, Kim Valente, Jill Zablocki and Tj Zablocki, who was the first among them to finish with a time of 3:05:30. 

Follow their progress HERE.

Marbury, who finished the race last year before the bombs, spoke with us about it soon after. Hear her interview from last year HERE.