Maplewood

Wed
23
Dec

Trinity Baptist Church hosts Toys for Tots distribution

Jahlysia, accompanied by her aunt Annie Her, shows interest in the toys in the room for youngsters during the Toys for Tots event at Trinity Baptist Church in Maplewood Dec. 16. In addition to the Marine Corps toy drive, the church, with community partnerships, also provided hats, gloves, socks, personal care items, books, and Bibles, as well as an evening pasta dinner, music and entertainment. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Jahlysia, accompanied by her aunt Annie Her, shows interest in the toys in the room for youngsters during the Toys for Tots event at Trinity Baptist Church in Maplewood Dec. 16. In addition to the Marine Corps toy drive, the church, with community partnerships, also provided hats, gloves, socks, personal care items, books, and Bibles, as well as an evening pasta dinner, music and entertainment. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Church a welcomed resource for immigrants
Enjoying a complimentary pasta dinner at Trinity Baptist Church, Fabiola Widing and her 10-year-old son, Max, get into the holiday spirit.
"It's pretty cool because there's music and there's food here and you can shop for toys," Max says, enamored with the Christmas songs filling the dining room.

Wed
16
Dec

Police to treat immigration status as a private matter

This breakdown of Maplewood’s population is based on the 2010 data from the U.S. Census Bureau. (submitted graphic)
This breakdown of Maplewood’s population is based on the 2010 data from the U.S. Census Bureau. (submitted graphic)

Maplewood's new immigration law enforcement policy aims to enhance public safety

In the wake of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's statement on preventing Muslim immigration to the United States, as a matter of national security, a newly approved policing policy in Maplewood takes a far different approach to achieve a similar outcome.
Seeking to enhance public safety, Police Chief Paul Schnell, along with the support of the Maplewood Human Rights Commission, will be implementing the department's first official immigration law enforcement policy early in 2016.

Wed
16
Dec

Santa's other four-legged friends

Jaxson, a 15-month-old Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, checks out the guy in the red suit at Petco Saturday afternoon.
Jaxson, a 15-month-old Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, checks out the guy in the red suit at Petco Saturday afternoon.

Petco hosted photos with Santa Claus both Dec. 5 and 12 with proceeds benefitting homeless animals. (Linda Baumeister photos/Review)

Wed
09
Dec

A bug's first winter

Many local parks have seen improvements with updated playground equipment, including the newest colorful creatures- bugs at Playcrest Park in Maplewood and the work in progress fun features of a gigantic fish at Joy Park at Silver Lake.

Wed
09
Dec

Fire Department proposes new service fees

Viability of two new ambulance fees up for debate

When fire stations were first established, they were intended to address two primary issues — to put out fires and investigate the cause the of fire, says Fire Chief Steve Lukin.

Wed
25
Nov

Police partner with Nextdoor, virtual neighborhood watch underway

Maplewood resident Sandy Dicke joined Nextdoor, an online neighborhood platform, just a few weeks ago and she doesn't quite know what to make of the barrage of information she's receiving from other users in the Gladstone neighborhood.

Wed
18
Nov

Homicide victim identified, investigation underway

The Maplewood Police Department has identified the man killed in a home invasion the morning of Nov. 7 as 31-year-old Justin Niles Wright.

Wed
18
Nov

Police draft immigration law enforcement policy

Human Rights Commission to review, community input welcomed

For folks like 37-year-old Daniel Deltoro, a Maplewood resident and an undocumented immigrant, a call to local police to report a crime can feel like a bit of a gamble.
"I have called the police. But in the back of mind there's always [the question]: 'Is the cop they send to my house a person who likes immigrants or not?'" he says.

Wed
18
Nov

Maplewood Mayor Nora Slawik receives Transportation Alliance Award

Mayor Nora Slawik, center, pictured with city staff at the 2015 Minnesota Transportation Alliance awards ceremony. (submitted photo)
Mayor Nora Slawik, center, pictured with city staff at the 2015 Minnesota Transportation Alliance awards ceremony. (submitted photo)

Minnesota Transportation Alliance presented Maplewood Mayor Nora Slawik with a 2015 Transportation Advocate Award at its annual membership meeting Wednesday, Nov. 4, in Cannon Falls.

Wed
18
Nov

Chuck Wiger receives 2015 Friend of Public Education Award

Association of Metropolitan School Districts recently presented state Sen. Chuck Wiger, DFL-Maplewood, with its 2015 Friend of Public Education Award on Friday, Oct. 30.

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