WO BOE reorg sees new leaders and liaisons

WO BOE reorg sees new leaders and liaisons

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education had its annual reorganization meeting on Thursday, Jan. 6, swearing in two new BOE members and determining positions and liaisons for all five members. Brian Rock and Eric Stevenson filled the seats vacated by former BOE members Terry Trigg-Scales and Cheryl Merklinger, both of whom […]

Coalition on Race celebrates King’s legacy

Coalition on Race celebrates King’s legacy

SOUTH ORANGE/MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange–Maplewood Community Coalition on Race hosted its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day ceremony virtually on Monday, Jan. 17, ending with the lighting of luminaries across the two towns to honor King. Hosted by actor and Maplewood resident Sipiwe Moyo, the program featured speakers and performers from Columbia High […]

Brauchli honored for 62 years with Boy Scouts

Brauchli honored for 62 years with Boy Scouts

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Roger Brauchli joined Maplewood’s Scout Troop 5 in 1960 as an 11-year-old and stayed a member of the troop for as long as he could: 62 years. Brauchli retired as the scoutmaster of the troop three weeks ago, having served in the role for the last 40 years. A lifelong resident of […]

Lawsuit brought against teacher for allegedly removing student’s hijab

Lawsuit brought against teacher for allegedly removing student’s hijab

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The family of a second-grade student at Seth Boyden Elementary School is suing the South Orange–Maplewood School District and teacher Tamar Herman, in response to an allegation that Herman forcibly removed the student’s hijab from her head in October 2021. According to the lawsuit, the family is seeking damages for emotional […]

Area residents turn out in Spiotta Park on Jan. 6

Area residents turn out in Spiotta Park on Jan. 6

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — A year after the attack on the U.S. Capitol building that claimed five lives and injured more than 100, area residents turned out at Spiotta Park in South Orange to rally for democracy on Thursday, Jan. 6. Protesting the attempt by white supremacists to overturn Joe Biden’s election to the presidency, […]

Contract negotiations still at an impasse

Contract negotiations still at an impasse

SOUTH ORANGE/MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Members of the South Orange-Maplewood Education Association showed up in droves to the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education meeting for the second month in a row on Monday, Dec. 20, asking for higher salaries that compete with other districts in the area, ahead of its first mediation session with the district […]

New mayor, two committee members are sworn in

New mayor, two committee members are sworn in

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood swore in a new mayor and Township Committee members on the first of the year at its reorganization meeting. Former Mayor Frank McGehee passed the torch to Dean Dafis. Committeewoman Nancy Adams was sworn in for her third term on the committee and Jamaine Cripe began her first term. Vic DeLuca […]

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