WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education discussed the Nov. 15 snowstorm that wreaked havoc in town at its Nov. 20 meeting, with acting Superintendent Eveny de Mendez explaining the decision not to call for an early dismissal, which resulted in many of the district’s students being stranded on buses for up […]
District schools to remain K-5, 6-8 and the high school; elementary parents to have school choice
SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education unanimously approved the recommended Long Range Facilities Plan at its Nov. 19 meeting, passing a resolution that will allow the district to spend approximately $140 million on repairs and expansions to the district’s schools. Of that total, $93.1 million will be spent on […]
BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Is there enough holiday cheer to go around? Bloomfield resident Nelson Valentin does not think so. A member of the Nutley Little Theatre, Valentin has had enough of Christmas chestnuts like “A Christmas Carol,” “It’s A Wonderful Life” and “Miracle on 34th Street.” He’s not a bah-humbug kind of guy. He just wanted […]
GLEN RIDGE, NJ — With race-time temperatures hovering in the teens, the annual Ashenfelter 8K and Tom Fleming Mile were run Thursday, Nov. 22, with diminished fields because of no-shows. Race director Daniel Murphy said there were 2,500 finishers for the 8K race with 618 no-shows. For the mile, 387 runners finished, with 182 no-shows. According […]
IRVINGTON, NJ — People of varying backgrounds came out in support of the pre-Thanksgiving turkey giveaway Mayor Tony Vauss and Municipal Council hosted in front of the Municipal Building on Tuesday, Nov. 20. “I work with all faith-based communities that came out here to distribute some turkeys together with my partner, Willy Pilku, who is […]
How did West Orange vote in the Nov. 6 general election?
WEST ORANGE, NJ — After nearly a month of waiting with bated breath, Essex County Clerk Chris Durkin has certified the county’s results from the Nov. 6 election. In addition to answers about how each town voted in myriad elections, there is now a final answer as to who won the very close Board of […]
How did South Orange and Maplewood vote on Nov. 6?
SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — After nearly a month of waiting with bated breath, Essex County Clerk Chris Durkin has certified the county’s results from the Nov. 6 election. In addition to answers about how each town voted in myriad elections, there is now a final answer as to who won the very close […]
EAST ORANGE, NJ —East Orange Mayor Ted Green and Newark Mayor Ras Baraka held a joint press conference in East Orange Police Division Headquarters on South Munn Avenue on Tuesday, Nov. 20, to announce the formation of a new Border Patrol Program, composed of officers from both municipalities’ police forces, to patrol the shared borders […]
WEST ORANGE, NJ — JCC MetroWest will honor four women who have made a significant impact to the MetroWest community at the second Women of Valor brunch on Friday, Dec. 7, at the JCC in West Orange, 760 Northfield Ave. Barbara Birnbaum of Livingston, Annette Littman of West Orange, Leslie Dannin Rosenthal of South Orange […]
LIVINGSTON, NJ — Divorce is never easy, but why litigate if you can mediate and save money? The Linda & Rudy Slucker NCJW/Essex Center for Women welcomes experienced marital attorney Joanna Brick, founding managing partner of Brick Law LLC in Fair Lawn, on Wednesday, Dec. 5, from 7:15 to 9 p.m., to discuss how to […]