West Orange School District lays out plans, progress in diversity recruitment

West Orange School District lays out plans, progress in diversity recruitment

WEST ORANGE, NJ — While the West Orange School District’s teacher ethnic makeup does not match the student ethnic makeup, progress on that front is being made. At the Nov. 21 West Orange Board of Education meeting, Joseph Vespignani, the district’s executive director of personnel and special projects, gave a presentation titled “Diversity Data and […]

St. Hubert’s to end animal control services in Irvington, Maplewood and South Orange

St. Hubert’s to end animal control services in Irvington, Maplewood and South Orange

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center announced in October that, beginning in the new year, it will no longer provide animal control services to the 19 municipalities it currently serves. Due to budget constraints, St. Hubert’s has had to reevaluate and refocus its operations. “Each year, St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center analyzes […]

Johnson, Tarver, Gravesande win Orange BOE election

Johnson, Tarver, Gravesande win Orange BOE election

ORANGE, NJ — It was a tight race for Orange Board of Education this election season, with winners being split across slates. Incumbents Shawneque Johnson and Sueann Gravesande, along with challenger Tyrone Jon Tarver, won election to the board. County Clerk Christopher Durkin certified the election on Nov. 17; all Essex County results listed came […]

CCC candidates win Glen Ridge elections

CCC candidates win Glen Ridge elections

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The results are in and, for the Glen Ridge Board of Education race, voters have chosen the Civic Conference Committee–endorsed slate of incumbents Elisabeth Ginsburg and Heather Yaros-Ramos, with challenger Tricia Akinwande. BOE member Michael de Leeuw did not seek reelection. County Clerk Christopher Durkin certified the election on Nov. 17; […]

‘Students Come First’ slate wins SOMA BOE election

‘Students Come First’ slate wins SOMA BOE election

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — In the Nov. 8 election for South Orange–Maplewood Board of Education, the voters spoke and elected the “Students Come First” slate of challengers Nubia Wilson, Regina Eckert and William R. Gifford III. Current board members Thair Joshua, Erin Siders and Johanna Wright did not seek reelection. County Clerk Christopher […]

Evening of Excellence highlights all the good done by MHANJ

Evening of Excellence highlights all the good done by MHANJ

FLORHAM PARK, NJ — Throughout the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the importance of the Mental Health Association in New Jersey’s programming became crystal clear. Across the state, when individuals and families are struggling with the many challenges that come with mental illness and poor mental health, MHANJ is there to provide the education, support […]

Burgess wins special election for state Senate

Burgess wins special election for state Senate

IRVINGTON, NJ — Renee Burgess, former president of the Irvington Town Council, has won a special election to remain a New Jersey state senator. This makes her the first state senator to hail from Irvington. She represents the 28th Legislative District, filling the seat vacated by longtime state Sen. Ronald L. Rice, who retired in […]

McCartney to serve as West Orange’s next mayor

McCartney to serve as West Orange’s next mayor

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The votes are in and West Orange voters overwhelmingly elected Council President Susan McCartney to serve as the town’s first female mayor. Additionally, as of press time, challengers Asmeret Ghebremicael and Susan Scarpa have won the race for the two open seats on the West Orange Township Council, and incumbent Jennifer […]

‘Together Is Better’ slate wins Bloomfield BOE election

‘Together Is Better’ slate wins Bloomfield BOE election

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — For the Bloomfield Board of Education election on Nov. 8, the “Together Is Better” slate won a decisive victory. Incumbents Jill Fischman and Benjamin Morse, along with challenger Phyllis Gerber, won the three open seats. BOE member Daniel Anderson did not seek reelection.  County Clerk Christopher Durkin certified the election on Nov. […]

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