Maplewood candidates debate the issues

Maplewood candidates debate the issues

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The two candidates running for the sole open seat on the Maplewood Township Committee participated in a candidates’ forum at DeHart Community Center last night, Sept. 22. The forum was hosted by the Hilton Neighborhood Association and moderated by Carol Buchanan. Running for the TC are Democrat Frank McGehee and Republican Michael […]

GOA institutes all-gender bathrooms at its campuses

GOA opens arms to LGBTQ community, full acceptance

GOA institutes all-gender bathrooms at its campuses

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Golda Och Academy in West Orange is practicing “chesed,” or loving kindness, through its conscious endeavor to include everyone in the Jewish community, last week designating all-gender restrooms at its Eric F. Ross Upper School Campus and Wilf Lower School Campus. The move was taken to cultivate a welcoming environment for […]

Dancing through life, thanks to SOMA

Maplewood native Karen Eriksson-Lee sets the stage for the future generation of ballet dancers

Dancing through life, thanks to SOMA

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — To many, dancing is as essential as breathing. This is certainly true for Karen Eriksson-Lee, the Columbia High School graduate who recently opened a dance school in New York City, just a PATH ride away. Eriksson-Lee and friend Leslie Seeger recently opened NYC Classical Training in the West Village. Prior to this, […]

Sue Freivald withdraws from WOBOE race

WEST ORANGE, NJ — And the number drops to six. West Orange resident Susan Freivald announced Sept. 7 that she is withdrawing from the race for the two open West Orange Board of Education seats. This leaves six candidates in the race; they are: incumbents Mark Robertson and Sandra Mordecai, and challengers Chris Diaz, Tanya […]

MFAS disbands, town makes SORS official backup

Maplewood contracts with SO Rescue Squad to be official backup for Maplewood Fire Department

MFAS disbands, town makes SORS official backup

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — At its Aug. 2 meeting, the Maplewood Township Committee voted to contract for emergency medical services with the South Orange Rescue Squad and to pursue leasing out the Maplewood First Aid Squad Headquarters, as the MFAS is now defunct. The Township Committee voted 4-0 — Committeeman Greg Lembrich was absent — to […]

HPC to be led by new chairman, vice chairwoman

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Historic Preservation Commission has welcomed a new chairman and vice chairwoman; at the Aug. 8 South Orange Board of Trustees meeting, Jacob Levine was promoted to chairman of the HPC and Karen Marlowe to vice chairwoman. Levine will be filling his position’s unexpired term through Dec. 31, 2019, […]

Village officially awards water system contract to American Water

Switch to NJAW to give villagers softer water, reliability

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — American Water, the nation’s largest publicly traded water and wastewater utility company, announced last week that it has been awarded the operation and maintenance contract for the South Orange Village water services, so villagers should be prepared for the upcoming service switch from the East Orange Water Commission to New Jersey […]

Seven to run in WO for two open Board of Ed seats

Two incumbents take on five challengers for BOE seats

Seven to run in WO for two open Board of Ed seats

WEST ORANGE, NJ — This November’s West Orange Board of Education election looks to be a real battle, with seven candidates running for two open seats, each for three years. Incumbents Mark Robertson and Sandra Mordecai will be vying to reclaim their seats against challengers Christopher Diaz, Tanya Atterberry, Susan Freivald, Sharon Sherman and Steve Christiano. […]

Five to run for three open Board of Ed seats

Two incumbents take on three challengers for BOE seats

Five to run for three open Board of Ed seats

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — November’s South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education election looks to be full of tough discussions, with five candidates running for three open seats, each for three years. Incumbents Stephanie Lawson-Muhammad and Johanna Wright will be vying to reclaim their seats against challengers Anthony Mazzocchi, Susie Adamson and James Henry Davis III, […]

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