2015’s Top 20 Village Green Stories: Schools, Crime, New Restaurants and Meryl Streep

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2015 was quite a year for South Orange/Maplewood, and for The Village Green. In our first full year in business, we covered a variety of stories including great and not-so-good news about the school district, crime stories, new businesses and restaurants, profiles of locals doing amazing things — even the occasional celebrity (and presidential) sighting.

Some of our most-read pieces were about people the community lost, which we told you about here.

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Here are the Top 20 Village Green Stories of 2015:

1. OpEd: The Facts About Why Seth Boyden is Not Hosting a Halloween Parade

2. MMS Student Taken into Custody for Handgun Possession

3. PHOTOS: Meryl Streep Comes (Back) to Maplewood

4. Seton Hall U Ranked One of Nation’s Best by Princeton Review

5. Man Killed in South Orange Train Strike Identified as Irvington Resident

6. Body Found in South Mountain Reservation is Identified

7. Obama to Visit Newark on Monday, November 2

8. Columbia High School Awarded Silver Medal by U.S. News & World Report

9. Maplewood Pool ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Video Will Knock Your Socks Off

10. ‘Village Hall Restaurant’ & ‘Pump House’ Coming to South Orange Village Hall in 2017

11. Updated: Two Adults Arrested Outside MMS After ‘Physical Altercation’

12. South Orange Middle School Principal Uglialoro Resigns

13. Under Fire from Parents & Players, Columbia HS Baseball Coach is Reappointed

14. Maplewood Village to Welcome New Mexican Restaurant

15. Maplewood Police Find Body in Brook Behind Maplewood Library

16. South Orange-Maplewood to Hire Ramos as Superintendent

17. Buddhist Monks Come to Maplewood for Mandala Project

18. ‘We Owe Them Everything’ Says Family Aided by SO Rescue Squad

19. Maplewood Police Confirm Report of Alleged ‘Road Rage’ Assault, Eyewitness Gives Account

20. VIDEO: Town Hall on School Safety Sees High Emotions, Respectful Discourse

Runners up: Wawa Convenience Store Planned for Jacoby & Springfield Avenue in Maplewood, NJTransit Announces Travel Advisories for Papal VisitZach Braff Inducted Into Columbia High School Hall of FameDistrict Appoints SOMS Principal, CHS Asst Principal, SMS InterimSix Home Improvement Projects You Should Do this SummerTeachers Ask South Orange-Maplewood District to Stop Funding IB.

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