Payne, Jasey discuss health care at JESPY House

Payne, Jasey discuss health care at JESPY House

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — JESPY House welcomed U.S. Rep. Donald M. Payne Jr. and Assemblywoman Mila M. Jasey on Monday, May 8, to discuss imminent N.J. health care changes, housing and other critical issues. One hundred constituents and voters from the JESPY community and surrounding areas listened to Payne and Jasey’s positions on the issues, […]

SOMA Action to host panel discussion

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — SOMA Action invites residents of Maplewood, South Orange and surrounding communities to attend “From Town Hall to the Halls of Congress: Effective Advocacy in the Trump Era” on Wednesday, March 29, at 7:30 p.m. at Morrow Memorial Church, 600 Ridgewood Ave. in Maplewood. The panel, moderated by Lisa Davis, will include South […]

Communities respond to anti-Semitism

Religious and government leaders take a firm stand following hateful graffiti, JCC bomb threat

Communities respond to anti-Semitism

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE / WEST ORANGE, NJ — Things have certainly been tense in America in the last few months, with organizations like the ACLU showing a marked increase in anti-Semitic, Islamophobic and racist incidents. Unfortunately, Essex County has also experienced some of this hatred. Residents and officials in Essex County were disheartened during […]

Rec Dept. honors 4 committed town volunteers

Rec Dept. honors 4 committed town volunteers

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Recreation Department honored four volunteers who have dedicated their time to supporting township programs at its annual Recreation Achievement Luncheon at the Katz Community Center on March 4. The department awarded plaques to Bob Franco, Vincent Stanziale Jr., Angie Della Pia and Mark Cacciacarne, who were respectively selected […]

N.J. constitutional amendment regarding environmental contamination settlements to head to ballot

TRENTON, NJ — By a vote of 56-18-3, the full N.J. Assembly approved a measure sponsored by Assembly Democrats John McKeon, Daniel Benson, Tim Eustace, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Annette Quijano and Mila Jasey that would ask voters in New Jersey to amend the state constitution so that money collected from environmental contamination lawsuits is used […]

Town fondly remembers former deputy mayor Fabiano

Politicians recall Fabiano, his legacy and his passion

Town fondly remembers former deputy mayor Fabiano

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council dedicated part of its Dec. 6 meeting to honoring Michael Fabiano, the former West Orange Democratic Party chairman and deputy mayor who died July 11, at the age of 74. The council was joined by Mayor Robert Parisi; state Assemblyman John McKeon; state Senator Richard Codey; […]

DeMaio: 55 years educating and no signs of stopping

DeMaio: 55 years educating and no signs of stopping

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Very few people can truly say that they love what they do for a living. Even those with multimillion-dollar salaries complain about the long hours and other aggravations. But Marie DeMaio is a different story. The Washington Elementary School principal is in her milestone 55th year as an educator and has […]

Schaer and Jasey to introduce legislation to address student loan debt, increase college preparedness

TRENTON, NJ — Assembly Deputy Speaker Gary S. Schaer and Assembly Higher Education Committee Chairwoman Mila Jasey announced on Aug. 16 plans to introduce a comprehensive legislative package aimed at helping New Jersey residents better navigate the college process before, during and after their time on campus. “Too many students today are unprepared (for) entering […]

TSTI hosts ‘summer soiree,’ discusses women’s growing role in politics, global leadership

TSTI hosts ‘summer soiree,’ discusses women’s growing role in politics, global leadership

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, the Reform synagogue in South Orange, was the stage for an evening of conversation and socializing at the Women’s Connection Summer Soiree on July 20. Members heard from New Jersey State Assemblywoman Mila Jasey and South Orange Village President Sheena Collum, the panelists for “Women’s Changing Roles in […]

‘Is school funding reform possible?’

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Thursday, July 21, at 7:30 p.m., in DeHart Community Center, 120 Burnett Ave. in Maplewood, Assemblywoman Mila Jasey’s legislative director, Lindy Wilson, will present different funding proposals and discuss how they impact the South Orange-Maplewood School District. The school district gets only about half of the state aid it should get, […]