Saturday, April 18, 2015

ANIMALS OF THE AMAZON AT THE LIBRARY TODAY

reptiles-in-njThe Maplewood Green Team is proud to invite your family to the "Animals of the Amazon" Show today at 2:00pm in the basement of Maplewood Memorial Library.  

Kids will love seeing the snakes and other animals being handled by the ever-entertaining Dominic Rizzo.  

Mr. Rizzo also teaches the audience about the importance of habitat preservation and the global effect of litter.  

MAPLEWOOD POOL DROPS FREEMAN'S FISH CONCESSION

Fans of Freeman's Fish Market and its popular concession stand at the Maplewood Pool may be disappointed this summer as another, out-of-town company is taking over the food sales at the pool.

The Township Committee on Tuesday is planning to award the 2015 concession to RS Food Express Inc. of Roselle Park.

RS Food Express came in with the highest bid for the contract at $22,500, according to the Recreation Department.

Freeman's, which has had the concession since 2012 -- and also in other years prior to that -- offered the lowest bid at $15,000.99. SA Food Associates of Linden bid $18,000.

The bid is the amount the concessionaire pays the pool for the right to serve food at the concession stand.

The pool is set to open May 23. See the entire TC agenda for Tuesday HERE.

DEAD WOMAN FOUND IN RESERVATION IDENTIFIED

From NJ.com:

The woman whose body was found at South Mountain Reservation Tuesday was likely not the victim of a homicide, authorities said today.
The woman, who was found by a hiker walking a dog through the nature reserve, has been identified as Deja Rodriguez, 24, of Newark, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced Friday.

Rodriguez had been reported missing on Feb. 16, Murray said in the announcement.

A ruling on her cause of death is pending toxicology results, authorities said. 

"The Medical Examiner has determined it does not appear to be a homicide," authorities said in the release.

Murray did not indicate what condition Rodriguez's body was found in, or how long authorities believe it was in the wooded area before being found this week.

See more HERE.

Friday, April 17, 2015

ONE-ACT PLAYS TONIGHT


SEWER FEE TO INCREASE BY $10

We told you last week that the annual sewer charge was likely to increase this year from the $175 rate it has been in the past.

It looks like it will happen at Tuesday's Township Committee meeting, where an ordinance is up for approval that would raise it to $185 per year.

The increase, as noted in the past, is due to an increase in fees charged to the Township by the Joint Meeting of Essex and Union counties, which runs the water treatment plant for the sewers.

See the proposed ordinance below. Tuesday's meeting is set for 7:30 p.m. 

See the full agenda HERE.