BOE candidates introduce themselves at HNA forum

BOE candidates introduce themselves at HNA forum

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The eight candidates running for three open seats on the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education gathered at DeHart Community Center to discuss district concerns on Oct. 19 at the Meet the Candidates Forum, hosted by the Hilton Neighborhood Association and moderated by HNA President Carol Buchanan. Issues that received much attention included […]

Just 1 week left to take WO senior survey

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The last day for senior citizens to complete the West Orange senior survey is Tuesday, Oct. 31, when the results of the survey will be sent to Montclair State University to be analyzed by the Center for Research and Evaluation on Education and Human Services. The survey is designed to learn […]

Fowlin entertains, teaches at CHS

CHS freshmen learn they are not alone, to be themselves

Fowlin entertains, teaches at CHS

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Mykee Fowlin, who has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, brought his colorful cast of characters to Columbia High School on Tuesday, Oct. 10, to perform his one-man show, “You Don’t Know Me Until You Know Me,” for the Class of 2021. Fowlin, who is a psychologist, actor, poet and motivational speaker, introduced […]

West Orange struggles to save ash trees

West Orange struggles to save ash trees

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Thousands of local ash trees are under threat of ash yellows disease and emerald ash borers, prompting West Orange and the West Orange Environmental Commission to investigate ways to save as many of the town’s trees as possible. According to town forester John Linson, the outbreak of diseased trees is currently […]

Year-to-year PARCC scores show change

BOE examines PARCC scores, discusses slightly downward trend in school district’s math results

Year-to-year PARCC scores show change

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education was presented with results of the PARCC standardized testing at its Oct. 16 meeting. This is the first year that year-to-year results — from 2015 and 2016 — could be compared. Students from third through 11th grade took the state-mandated test in English language arts […]

Luddington now a one-way road

Relatively narrow road will no longer allow vehicles to travel eastbound

Luddington now a one-way road

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council unanimously approved an ordinance on second and final reading to turn Luddington Road into a westbound one-way street at its Oct. 3 meeting. The street, which is frequently used to reach South Valley Road and the South Orange Train Station, is only 20 feet wide. The […]

Municipal ID ordinance passes 4-1

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council approved on second reading an ordinance to create a municipal identification program at its Oct. 3 meeting, with Councilwoman Michelle Casalino again casting the only opposing vote. The ordinance had been through several rounds of revisions before passing on first reading at the Sept. 19 meeting, […]

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