Zuckerman, Coallier, Jones win BOT election

Zuckerman, Coallier, Jones win BOT election

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Following a busy election season, with nine challengers running for three open seats on the South Orange Board of Trustees, the “Your Voice, Our Village” slate is ready to take office. Bob Zuckerman, Donna Coallier and Summer Jones won the May 14 municipal election. They will be taking the seats vacated […]

Collum wins re-election in landslide

Collum wins re-election in landslide

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The results are in and South Orange wants four more years of Sheena Collum. On May 14, Collum was re-elected as village president in a landslide election. All results from the May 14 election remain unofficial until certified by County Clerk Christopher Durkin. With all 12 voting districts reporting in, Collum […]

Rocking on with WSOU 89.5

Pirate Radio continues long legacy of top-notch, original programming

Rocking on with WSOU 89.5

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Pirates and music is an illegal combination just about everywhere except South Orange, where WSOU 89.5 FM, Seton Hall’s Pirate Radio, operates. These pirates are of the collegiate kind, as WSOU is the student-run radio station at Seton Hall University, whose mascot is the Pirate. WSOU has received wide acclaim for […]

SO author makes mark with debut novel

‘Looker’ makes your heart pound, skin crawl, mind whir

SO author makes mark with debut novel

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Envy. Obsession. Disappointment. Need. Malice. Ego. Impotence. All of these themes and many more swirl around the unnamed protagonist in “Looker,” the debut novel from South Orange resident Laura Sims. This chapterless novel, published by Scribner, reads like a long descent into a woman’s darkest fears and ambitions, as she struggles […]

SOMA Star Athlete: Lauren Lake, CHS girls’ lacrosse

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Columbia High School senior Lauren Lake, from South Orange, has been playing midfield on the CHS girls’ varsity lacrosse team since her freshman year. This year she is the team’s captain and leading scorer. Lake will continue her lacrosse career next year at Dartmouth College, a challenge for which […]

Committee passes plastic bag ban on first reading

Committee passes plastic bag ban on first reading

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Following months of debate and research, the Maplewood Township Committee passed an ordinance on first reading at its April 2 meeting to ban single-use plastic bags at retail establishments in the township and to charge consumers 5 cents per single-use paper bag. This ordinance is meant to change consumer behavior in Maplewood […]

Maplewood taxes to go up by 6.9 percent

Maplewood residents will see an aberrant increase in municipal tax portion

Maplewood taxes to go up by 6.9 percent

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — At its April 2 meeting, the Maplewood Township Committee voted unanimously to introduce its 2019 budget, which comes in at $45,707,177, an increase of $594,002 from the 2018 budget. This is a 6.9-percent tax increase, which will cost the average Maplewood homeowner an additional $259.92 this year, according to Maplewood Chief Financial […]

School Ethics Commission rules against Lawson-Muhammad

School Ethics Commission rules against Lawson-Muhammad

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On March 26, the New Jersey School Ethics Commission released its ruling in a complaint filed by Black Parents Workshop founder Walter Fields against Board of Education member Stephanie Lawson-Muhammad. The commission ruled in favor of Fields, saying that Lawson-Muhammad had violated NJSA 18A:12-24.1(e) and NJSA 18A:12-24.1(f) during a […]

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