De Mendez gives details on storm response

De Mendez gives details on storm response

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 […]

BOE approves Long Range Facilities Plan

District schools to remain K-5, 6-8 and the high school; elementary parents to have school choice

BOE approves Long Range Facilities Plan

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 actor pens play of Christmas sketches

Bloomfield actor pens play of Christmas sketches

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 […]

Ashenfelter 8K was well run, injury free, and cold

Ashenfelter 8K was well run, injury free, and cold

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 […]

Pre-Thanksgiving turkey giveaway reaches out to all faiths

Pre-Thanksgiving turkey giveaway reaches out to all faiths

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 […]

Results are in! Merklinger, Trigg-Scales win BOE seats

How did West Orange vote in the Nov. 6 general election?

Results are in! Merklinger, Trigg-Scales win BOE seats

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 […]

Farfan wins third seat on SOMA Board of Ed.

How did South Orange and Maplewood vote on Nov. 6?

Farfan wins third seat on SOMA Board of Ed.

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 […]

The ‘Better’ way to divorce

The ‘Better’ way to divorce

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 […]

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