BOE votes 3-1 to renew Rutzky’s contract

BOE acknowledges problems Rutzky needs to address

BOE votes 3-1 to renew Rutzky’s contract

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education renewed Superintendent of Schools Jeffrey Rutzky’s contract at its Feb. 26 meeting with a vote of 3-1. BOE member Irv Schwarzbaum was the only opposing vote and President Ron Charles abstained due to his wife’s employment with the district. Rutzky’s new contract takes effect July […]

Maplewood native trains for her first marathon

French translates soccer skills to marathon training

Maplewood native trains for her first marathon

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Amy French has been running along the banks of the Charles River in Boston for the last few months, gearing herself up for the 26.2 miles she will traverse when the starting gun sounds on April 16 for the Boston Marathon. The Maplewood native is one of six runners representing Playworks New […]

BOE postpones vote on Rutzky’s contract

BOE postpones vote on Rutzky’s contract

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education delayed the vote on whether to renew Superintendent of Schools Jeffrey Rutzky’s contract at its Feb. 12 meeting, so board members could take into consideration comments they heard at the meeting. The vote is now scheduled for Feb. 26. Many members of the community spoke […]

State Council on the Arts honors Maplewoodian’s 1st play

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The New Jersey State Council on the Arts recognized 18 New Jersey artists with Individual Artists Fellowships, among them local playwright Rachel Diken. The Maplewood resident won a $10,000 grant for her one-act play “Possible,” which will allow her to spend more time writing for theater and to grow as an artist. […]

Timberlake’s freeholder seat remains vacant for now

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — A seat on the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders remains open after Britnee Timberlake, a former president of the Board, filled the seat in the New Jersey State Assembly left vacant by Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver. Timberlake was on the freeholder board from 2015 to 2018, and was the president […]

TC votes to purchase Eagle Rock property

West Orange Township plans to use vacant avenue property to create parking lot for shoppers

TC votes to purchase Eagle Rock property

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council approved a resolution that will allow the township to purchase property at 665 Eagle Rock Ave. to be eventually turned into a parking lot for shoppers. The resolution passed with a vote of 4-1, with Councilman Joe Krakoviak as the only opposing vote. The township is […]

Teen figure skater finds her ‘happy place’ at Codey Arena

Teen figure skater finds her ‘happy place’ at Codey Arena

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The day after the 2018 Winter Olympics held its opening ceremonies in Pyeongchang, South Korea, a group of skaters took to the ice at West Orange’s Codey Arena for the Essex County Winter Skating Extravaganza, an exhibition that showed off the figure skating, speedskating and synchronized skating talents of athletes of […]

Defeo’s contract approved on second try

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council approved the contract of environmental compliance officer Wayne DeFeo at its Feb. 6 meeting, after voting it down at the Jan. 23 meeting. The resolution passed with a vote of 4-1, with Councilman Joe Krakoviak being the only opposing vote. Krakoviak, Councilwoman Michelle Casalino and council […]

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