MMS, Senior Share partner for intergenerational program

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Senior citizens and a group of Maplewood Middle School students came together for a brainstorming session in the school’s library Monday, April 16, to discuss the benefits of middle school students and seniors spending time together for the launch of the Share/Exchange program. The event was a collaboration between Maplewood Senior Share, […]

WO may see taxes increase by 2 percent

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council introduced the 2018 municipal budget at its April 10 meeting, proposing a total budget of $83,209,749 for the year. Nearly 64 percent of the operating budget will come from property taxes; the town will collect $52,982,824.98 in taxes — a nearly 2-percent increase, according to business […]

SO looks to partner for energy

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Board of Trustees unanimously passed an ordinance on first reading authorizing the establishment of a government energy aggregation program at its March 26 meeting. The program, if approved on second reading at the April 23 meeting following a public hearing, will allow South Orange to enter the Sustainable […]

BOE may raise tax levy by 1.67 percent

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education unanimously passed the 2018-2019 preliminary budget at its special meeting on Monday, April 9, at Liberty Middle School, after receiving an extension from the county to submit the budget for approval. The previous county deadline was March 29. The preliminary operating budget is a total […]

MSU presents senior survey results to town

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange senior survey closed at the end of October, and the results were finally revealed at the March 27 Township Council meeting by the town’s health department and representatives from the researchers at Montclair State University. The survey, which was paid for by a grant, was conducted and compiled […]

Board of Education adopts new teacher evaluation model

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education unanimously approved a new teacher-evaluation model at its March 26 meeting that will take effect beginning with the 2018-2019 school year. The Charlotte Danielson Teacher Evaluation will replace the district’s current method, the Marzano model. The BOE also approved spending $13,500 to contract the services […]

SOMSD preliminary budget tax impact is 2.3 percent

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education unanimously approved the district’s preliminary budget for the 2018-2019 school year at its March 26 meeting. The approved preliminary budget comes in at $137,352,722, or slightly less than the budget of $137,374,530 originally presented at the board’s Feb. 20 meeting. The budget had […]

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