County clerk releases certified election results

County clerk releases certified election results

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Essex County Clerk Christopher Durkin has released the certified the November election results for most of the county. The sole election in the county not certified as of press time was the Board of Education in Bloomfield, where a tie triggered a recount. According to the certified results, voter […]

Thanks for the wonderful Columbus Day parade

Thanks for the wonderful Columbus Day parade

NUTLEY, NJ — The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders held its 2019 Italian Heritage Month Celebration on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Hall of Records in Newark. The ceremony commemorated the heritage and culture of the Italian-American community. During the ceremoney, honors were presened to associations and individuals for outstanding service to the community. […]

District outlines teacher evaluation model

District outlines teacher evaluation model

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — South Orange-Maplewood School District Assistant Superintendent Gayle Carrick presented the updated model for teacher evaluations at the Nov. 18 South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education meeting, explaining how the Danielson Framework for teaching, a teacher evaluation rubric, fits into the district’s teacher-observation plan. Carrick also told BOE members about the […]

Annual Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour returns

Annual Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour returns

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Celebrate the holiday season by participating in the annual Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour. This year, the tour includes 15 Essex County historic sites, which will be decorated for the holidays and open to the public for a weekend tour. The self-guided house tours will be held Saturday, Dec. 7, […]

Time-traveling twins launch from Bloomfield/West Orange

Time-traveling twins launch from Bloomfield/West Orange

BLOOMFIELD/WEST ORANGE, NJ — Alexa and Beni Ventura are time traveling through other dimensions to save the history and culture of Puerto Rico, and they’re only 12 years old. The twins from Newark are fictional characters created by Dania Ramos, a Bloomfield resident and writer, director and producer. She, along with producer, sound designer and […]

Bring your own bag when you shop in South Orange starting Jan. 1

Bring your own bag when you shop in South Orange starting Jan. 1

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The holiday shopping season is in full swing and South Orange shoppers are encouraged to “practice” for the official start of the village’s reusable bag law, which goes into effect Jan. 1. Back in July, the South Orange Board of Trustees passed ordinance No. 2019-15 encouraging shoppers to bring reusable carry-out […]

Troop 2’s Segal achieves Eagle Scout status

Troop 2’s Segal achieves Eagle Scout status

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Truman Zachary Segal, of West Orange, has earned the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America offers to Scouts: the Eagle Scout Award. He joins other outstanding American citizens who have become Eagle Scouts, among them former President Gerald Ford, astronaut Neil Armstrong, movie director Steven Spielberg and Supreme Court […]

McGehee chosen as next Maplewood mayor

DeLuca to hang up mayoral hat after 14 terms; Dafis to be deputy mayor

McGehee chosen as next Maplewood mayor

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Following the Maplewood Township Committee meeting on Nov. 18, the committee members, who are all Democrats, held a party caucus to select the mayor and deputy mayor for 2020. After all was said and done, the committee selected Deputy Mayor Frank McGehee to be mayor and Committeeman Dean Dafis to be deputy […]