Public support saves librarian, chorus teacher positions in West Orange School District

Public support saves librarian, chorus teacher positions in West Orange School District

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Members of the West Orange School District community spoke out at the April 19 Board of Education meeting against the elimination of Hazel Elementary School librarian Joyce Soto and Liberty Middle School chorus teacher Craig Sanphy in next year’s budget, advocating for the district to keep the positions on the payroll. […]

Bloomfield honors, remembers Iacobacci at meeting

Bloomfield honors, remembers Iacobacci at meeting

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Township Council honored Gary Iacobacci at its April 26 meeting, remembering the life of the former councilman. Serving as 3rd Ward councilman from 1990 to 1996, Iacobacci had lived in Belleville before his family moved to Bloomfield and he graduated from Bloomfield High School. He died in February. “Gary was […]

CHS students speak out about sexual harassment, the need for better education regarding consent

CHS students speak out about sexual harassment, the need for better education regarding consent

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Students and staff at Columbia High School asked the South Orange–Maplewood Board of Education and district administrators to address sexual assault and harassment among students at the April 19 BOE meeting, after students identified themselves as victims and shared their experiences online in early March. BOE student representative Lily […]

Townwide cleanup a smashing success in Bloomfield

Townwide cleanup a smashing success in Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Hundreds of people spread out across Bloomfield on April 24 armed with rakes and garbage bags to participate in the townwide cleanup, picking up trash and other debris in every park in town, plus a few other locations. The 500 volunteers in 70 different places included Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops, […]

Bloomfield holds informational session about proposed Essex–Hudson Greenway

Bloomfield holds informational session about proposed Essex–Hudson Greenway

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Members of the Bloomfield Township Council and Essex County Board of County Commissioners held a meeting about the proposed Essex–Hudson Greenway project on April 14, updating residents about the 9-mile park that could run through Essex and Hudson counties. The park would be built on an unused freight train rail line owned […]

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