Two candidates drop out of SOMA BOE election

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The number of candidates for the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education race has dwindled from 11 to nine. Avery Julien and James Wilkes told the News-Record that they are no longer seeking election, though their names will remain on the ballot. Julien, a sophomore at Rutgers University, did not […]

HNA to feature Township Committee candidates at Sept. meeting

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Hilton Neighborhood Association’s September meeting will feature the three candidates running for Maplewood Township Committee: Nancy Adams, Ileana Castillo and Greg Lembrich. There are two open seats on the committee, with two incumbents and one challenger running. The meeting will be Thursday, Sept. 27, at 7:30 p.m. at the Maplewood Senior Center, […]

11 to run for 3 open seats on SOMA BOE

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — This election season in the South Orange-Maplewood School District is looking to be exciting and heated, with 11 candidates — and only one incumbent — running for three open seats on the Board of Education. On Nov. 6, the two towns’ residents must select three of the following candidates […]

Adams and Lembrich to seek re-election

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Township Committeewoman Nancy Adams and Township Committeeman Greg Lembrich have announced that they will be running for re-election to the Maplewood Township Committee, and seeking the endorsement of the Maplewood Democratic Committee, in the 2018 election. According to a release from their campaign, Adams has taken the lead on such issues as […]

Democrats DeLuca and Dafis take 2 open TC seats

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — With 20 of 21 districts reporting in by 10 p.m. on election night, Maplewood voters have again made clear that they want an all-Democrat Township Committee. In a landslide election, Democratic incumbent Vic DeLuca and challenger Dean Dafis have been elected to the two open seats on the committee, beating out Republican […]

Maplewood TC candidates debate issues at HNA forum

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The police department and residential development took center stage at the Hilton Neighborhood Association’s Maplewood Township Committee Candidates Forum on Thursday, Sept. 28, at the DeHart Community Center. Incumbent Mayor Vic DeLuca, and challengers Dean Dafis and Mike Summersgill answered prepared questions about the community, then the public had an opportunity to […]

HNA to host candidates forum

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Hilton Neighborhood Association will hold a Maplewood Township Committee candidates forum on Thursday, Sept. 28, at 7:30 p.m. in DeHart Community Center, 120 Burnett Ave. in Maplewood. The three candidates running for the two open seats are Mayor Vic DeLuca, Dean Dafis and Mike Summersgill. The candidates will respond to questions […]

Summersgill, Lembrich butt heads over township policy

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Township Committee candidate Mike Summersgill believes his recent removal from the Maplewood Pool Advisory Committee directly relates to his run for office, a claim contradictory to the Township Committee’s stated reason. Prior to voting 4-0 for Summersgill’s removal from the pool committee at its May 2 meeting, the Township Committee stressed […]