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 […]

Summersgill and McGehee square off

Township Committee candidates argue over development, taxes, outsourcing, state funding, more

Summersgill and McGehee square off

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The two candidates running for the sole open seat on the Maplewood Township Committee offered differing visions of how development should be handled during the Oct. 6 forum held by the League of Women Voters of South Orange and Maplewood at the Maplewood Memorial Library. Democrat Frank McGehee and Republican Mike Summersgill […]

TC candidates square off at HNA debate

Summersgill, McGehee offer differing opinions on taxes, small town party politics and more

TC candidates square off at HNA debate

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Hilton Neighborhood Association enjoyed a large turnout on Thursday, Sept. 22, for its Maplewood Township Committee candidates’ forum. And, if that night is any indication, this is sure to be a lively campaign season. Running for the sole open seat on the committee — which was recently vacated by Marlon K. […]