WO police officer shot during attempted robbery

WO police officer shot during attempted robbery

WEST ORANGE, NJ — An off-duty West Orange police officer was shot while attempting to intervene in a robbery at Krauszer’s on South Valley Road in West Orange on Monday, Dec. 27, according to a statement from the town and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. The officer has not been named; his injury was not […]

District discusses layered approach to teaching unvarnished U.S. history

District discusses layered approach to teaching unvarnished U.S. history

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange–Maplewood School District social studies supervisor Christopher Preston gave an update on curriculum to the Board of Education’s Curriculum Committee on Dec. 14, saying that grade-level proficiencies were created by the district in 2019 for kindergarten through 12th grade and aligned with the state Amistad curriculum. “This actually goes beyond […]

South Orange and Maplewood enact indoor mask mandates

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — As the omicron variant drives cases of COVID-19 upward, South Orange, Maplewood and the South Orange–Maplewood School District are taking precautions to keep residents from getting infected. Both South Orange and Maplewood enacted indoor mask mandates this week; the school district will be returning to classes virtually after the holiday break. […]

Maplewood TC discusses implementing vaccination policy for township-owned buildings

Maplewood TC discusses implementing vaccination policy for township-owned buildings

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood health officer Candice Davenport discussed the omicron variant of COVID-19 and the vaccination rate of township residents at the Maplewood Township Committee meeting on Dec. 7. The committee also discussed the vaccination policy at township venues. As of Dec. 3, when the most recent data was available, the Maplewood vaccination rate […]

Following shooting at Michigan school, Cascone discusses West Orange School District security

Following shooting at Michigan school, Cascone discusses West Orange School District security

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Superintendent of Schools Scott Cascone discussed school security at the West Orange Board of Education meeting on Dec. 6, following the Nov. 30 fatal school shooting in Oxford, Mich., in which four students were killed. “Every time a community in our country experiences the tragedy of a school shooting, it has […]

District’s facilities get the once-over

District’s facilities get the once-over

WEST ORANGE, NJ – West Orange School District director of buildings and grounds Michael Cimmino and assistant director of building and grounds Nick Munoz presented an update about the district’s facilities at the Board of Education meeting on Monday, Dec. 6, the first time that they had been to a meeting in person after being […]

New tax collector brings years of experience

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – With the retirement of longtime South Orange tax collector Aderonke Zaccheus on Tuesday, Nov. 30, the village has a new one in Irma Weir. A veteran of the department, Weir also worked in Maplewood before coming to South Orange in 2013. “During that time, I served first as a principal tax […]

After 76 years, WWII soldier is found

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – A World War II U.S. Army sergeant from Bloomfield was identified 76 years after he went missing in Germany, according to a press release from the U.S. Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency on Monday, Nov. 22. Larry Wassil was 33 years old when he was reported missing on Dec. 28, 1944, in Hurtgen, […]