Bloomfield art studio partners with Nutley children’s author

Bloomfield art studio partners with Nutley children’s author

BLOOMFIELD / NUTLEY, NJ — As schools remain closed through the fall and virtual instruction restarts, parents again must figure out how to manage homeschooling, often while working from home themselves. It’s a challenge for preschool-aged children when they can’t go to preschool, so Lovelee Tang designed a virtual art program for children aged 18 […]

Parents group advocates for students of color

Parents group advocates for students of color

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge Black Diversity and Inclusion Association started meeting two years ago but formally became an association when it reached 501(c)(4) status this year, enabling it to better organize and advocate for students of color in the Glen Ridge School District. The parent group’s goal is to create an environment […]

SWEP students come together for justice

SWEP students come together for justice

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange’s Summer Work Experience Program ended Aug. 21 with a graduation ceremony outside East Orange City Hall that saw 300 teenagers receive certification in one of six areas. The last six weeks have seen high school students between the ages of 14 and 18 learn entrepreneurship, with the goal of […]

Township investigates allegations of harassment at pool

Township investigates allegations of harassment at pool

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Township is investigating allegations of sexual harassment at the Maplewood Pool, it said in a press release on Aug. 17. The township cannot comment on personnel matters; the identities of the employee the complaint was filed against and the victim have not been released. “After receiving allegations regarding sexual harassment at […]

Bloomfield to begin school year virtually

Bloomfield to begin school year virtually

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield School District announced it would hold classes virtually through Nov. 2, changing the original plan from the hybrid model that was going to be put in place to open the school year. Announced on Aug. 18 at a Board of Education meeting by Superintendent Sal Goncalves, the decision came a […]

Bloomfield discusses equity in education

Bloomfield discusses equity in education

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield continued its Community Conversation on Race series, this time talking about building equity in education, in a livestream event on Aug. 12. The hour-and-a-half-long discussion was moderated by Councilwomen Jenny Mundell and Wartyna Davis, with panelists Maureen Gillette, dean of the Seton Hall University College of Education; Montclair State University Center […]

WO taxes to increase by 1.76 percent

WO taxes to increase by 1.76 percent

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council introduced and held a public hearing on the 2020 municipal budget at its Aug. 11 meeting, with plans to vote on the document at its next meeting, on Sept. 8. The total budget, which was presented by Chief Financial Officer John Gross, is $90,676,490. This year’s […]