Maplewood Pool membership fees to rise

To cover $40,000 operating budget shortfall, township to increase rates, offer non-resident passes

Maplewood Pool membership fees to rise

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Township Committee members voiced agreement at their Feb. 6 meeting to raise Maplewood Community Pool membership rates in an effort to close a shortfall of approximately $40,000. The Maplewood Community Pool is run as a utility and is meant to be self-sufficient, but Maplewood Swimming Pool Advisory Committee member Jennifer […]

BOE passes 2017-18 school year budget, raises taxes

District saves grammar school Spanish to much applause

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education adopted the 2017-18 school year budget and tax levy in an 8-1 vote at its April 24 meeting. This leaves a more than $500,000 shortfall for the school district to make up, despite the fact that taxes will increase by 3.56 percent and […]

Maplewood introduces $43.6 million 2017 budget

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Though most of Maplewood’s expenses remained relatively flat for 2017, main drivers such as increased pension and debt payments, will leave the average homeowner paying approximately $75 more in property taxes this year than in 2016. “We’ve worked very hard to get this budget down,” Mayor Vic DeLuca assured residents at the […]

SOMA BOE labors against $515K deficit

BOE chops elementary Spanish, vows to ‘reimagine’ it

SOMA BOE labors against $515K deficit

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education approved the proposed preliminary budget for the 2017-18 school year, leaving a more than $500,000 shortfall for the school district to make up, despite the fact that taxes will increase by 3.56 percent and the banked cap from the 2014-15 school year will […]

BOE to vote on SOMA schools budget

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood School District released the following press release: “On March 7, 2017, the district’s proposed budget for the 2017-2018 school year was presented to the Board of Education and the community. The proposed budget was updated for the March 13, 2017, community forum, upon receiving information that […]

Preliminary district budget shows $2.36 million deficit

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — As has been the trend for a long time, the South Orange-Maplewood School District is facing a considerable budget deficit for the 2017-2018 school year. Business Administrator Paul Roth presented the 2017-2018 preliminary budget, based on “zero-based” budgeting, at the Feb. 27 Board of Education meeting and highlighted a […]

Discuss the SOMSD 2017-2018 budget

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — How will your tax dollars be used to support our local public schools as they strive to prepare each and every student for post-secondary educational success and to educate all students to be responsible and productive members of the global society at large? Whether you have children enrolled in […]

2017 Maplewood budget hearings

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The township will be holding its 2017 budget hearings from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, and Saturday, Feb. 4, at Maplewood Town Hall, 574 Valley St. The meetings will be broadcast live and residents at home can email askthetc@twp.maplewoodl.nj.us to ask questions about the budget as the hearings […]

Five compete for three open seats on BOE

SOMA BOE candidates debate the issues at CCR forum on Oct. 25 at South Orange Middle School

Five compete for three open seats on BOE

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — This year’s South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education race comes at a pivotal moment for the district as it begins to implement its access and equity plan, cope with staff departures and continue to manage high taxes. Fortunately for residents, five candidates believe they are up to the task of […]

McGehee, Summersgill aim for sole open spot on TC

Candidates call for TC diversity — though different kinds

McGehee, Summersgill aim for sole open spot on TC

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — At one point during Maplewood Senior Share’s recent Township Committee candidates forum, one resident asked Republican Mike Summersgill and Democrat Frank McGehee to pledge that whoever wins will work to keep his opponent involved in local issues. Both candidates offer a lot to the town, the resident said, adding that it would […]