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, […]

Gold resigns as Maplewood Middle assistant principal

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — South Orange-Maplewood School District administrators seem to be traveling through a revolving door. The latest SOMSD administrator to announce his resignation is Maplewood Middle School Assistant Principal Marc Gold. In the fall, Gold will be assistant principal at Frelinghuysen Middle School in Morristown, where former South Orange Middle School Principal Joseph Uglialoro […]

SOMA residents celebrate varied cultures at XRootsFest

SOMA residents celebrate varied cultures at XRootsFest

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood Community Coalition on Race celebrated its 20th anniversary in the two towns and the many cultures here with XRootsFest at Flood’s Hill on July 16. The festival included art performances featuring many different cultures, booths selling handmade crafts that reflected the heritages of the vendors, and a zone for […]

BOT approves Orange Lawn townhouses

Board of Trustees votes in favor of redevelopment plan, designates Villas at Orange Lawn for work

Orange Lawn Tennis Club in South Orange can now move ahead with developer Villas at Orange Lawn LLC to turn an empty 5 acres of its property into townhouses, following approval by the South Orange Board of Trustee at their June 27 meeting. The board voted 5-0 to approve Ordinance No. 2016-08 on final reading, […]

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