Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Maplewood Company Cited by OSHA

A Maplewood bottling company was cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. reports that Maplewood Beverage Packers, LLC received over 20 violations, totaling over $175,000 in fines. Maplewood Beverage Packers is located in the Olympic Industrial Park on Camptown Road, and bottles and distributes Arizona Iced Tea products.

The Maplewood Township Committee approved a proposal to connect two parking lots in Maplewood Village. The Village Green reports that the parking lot of the former Maplewood Women's Club building, now known as The Woodland, will be connected with a parking lot on Highland Place, creating eight new parking spaces. An original plan called for approximately 30 parking spaces, however that plan was met with opposition because it would have required removal of trees. In an email to Essex County Place, resident Jonathan Poor, who advocated against the original plan, called the vote a "sensible decision".

If the South Orange Maplewood School District Board of Education needs to consult with current SOMSD superintendent Dr. Brian Osborne in July regarding the transition to an interim or acting superintendent, Osborne will be paid $740 per day. Earlier this month, it was announced that Osborne will be leaving SOMSD on June 30 for the New Rochelle School District in Westchester County, NY  .

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