Candidates tackle equity, teacher support

Five candidates vying for three open seats on the SOMA Board of Education debate the issues

Candidates tackle equity, teacher support

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Though the South Orange-Maplewood School District’s access and equity policy has been in effect for only about one month, the five candidates running for the three open seats on the Board of Education had a lot to say about its implementation during the Hilton Neighborhood Association’s Oct. 20 forum at DeHart Community […]

Bill to establish law enforcement-assisted addiction and recovery programs is now law

TRENTON, NJ — Legislation sponsored by state Sen. Richard Codey and Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee Chairman Joseph Vitale that would establish law enforcement-assisted addiction and recovery programs was signed into law on Oct. 26, according to a press release. Under the law, the director of the Division of Mental Health and […]

Beth El to host talk by parenting author

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On Sunday, Nov. 6, from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m., Maurice Elias, author of “The Joys & Oys of Parenting,” will speak at Congregation Beth El. Books will be available for sale and the author will sign books. The event is free and open to the public. Attendees should RSVP by Nov. […]

Maplewood Fire Department offers free home fire safety inspections

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Fire Department offers free in-home fire inspections for township residents. Fire safety in the home should involve the whole family, young and elderly alike. Firefighters will come to your home to help identify fire hazards and make suggestions to improve home safety for your family. Inspections generally take about one […]

TSTI members welcome new year with apple picking

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Approximately 30 adults and children from Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel celebrated the start of the Jewish New Year by spending the day with an enduring symbol of the holiday — apples. Members of the South Orange Reform synagogue enjoyed a day picking apples at Alstede Farms in Chester on the second day […]

Stillman School of Business earns acclaim

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — For the 10th consecutive year, the Stillman School of Business at Seton Hall University has been named a “Best Business School” by The Princeton Review. According to Robert Frank, Princeton Review senior vice president and publisher, “We recommend Seton Hall University’s Stillman School of Business as one of the best to […]

Belleville deputy mayor honored by Freeholders

Belleville deputy mayor honored by Freeholders

NEWARK, NJ — Belleville Deputy Mayor Vincent Cozzarelli was honored by the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders during its Italian Heritage Month celebration at the Hall of Records on Oct. 5. Cedar Grove Deputy Mayor Michael Maffucci, Essex County administrator Ralph Ciallella and former West Orange Deputy Mayor Michael Fabiano were also honored. Freeholder […]

Former SOMA Principal Krause dies at age 86

Principal Krause will never be forgotten by community

Former SOMA Principal Krause dies at age 86

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Edmund Krause, a beloved former principal who educated in the South Orange-Maplewood School District for 21 years, died Oct. 14, at age 86. Born in Pittsburgh and raised there and in Queens, Krause earned his bachelor of arts degree in education and a master’s in administration of Brooklyn College. He then served […]

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