Bill to address disparities in NJ school discipline stats advances in Legislature

TRENTON, NJ — Working toward addressing the striking disparities found in New Jersey school discipline statistics, legislation that would create a statewide program aiming to reduce racial disparities in school discipline; improve the socio-emotional and behavioral responses of students through intervention; and decrease recidivism rates among students who violate school district code of conduct advanced […]

Assembly passes bill to provide licensure to drama and dance therapists

TRENTON, NJ — Moving to license all drama and dance/movement therapists in New Jersey, a measure to establish the State Board of Creative Arts Therapies for the oversight and regulation of all such therapeutic practices passed 62-11 in the full Assembly on Nov. 25. The bill, A-1220, further outlines defined and fair criteria for obtaining […]

County clerk releases certified election results

County clerk releases certified election results

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Essex County Clerk Christopher Durkin has released the certified the November election results for most of the county. The sole election in the county not certified as of press time was the Board of Education in Bloomfield, where a tie triggered a recount. According to the certified results, voter […]

County clerk releases certified election results

County clerk releases certified election results

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County Clerk Christopher Durkin has released the certified the November election results for most of the county. The sole election in the county not certified as of press time was the Board of Education in Bloomfield, where a tie triggered a recount. According to Durkin’s certified results, voter turnout was […]

Annual Red and Black Party supports CHS scholarships

Annual Red and Black Party supports CHS scholarships

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Columbia High School Scholarship Fund’s annual Red and Black Party fundraiser was held Sept. 21, raising money for scholarships for CHS graduates for their higher education tuition. Former CHS students returned to Maplewood to talk about how the scholarships they received helped them in their college careers and beyond, and to […]

WO residents STOP for Nikhil

Annual STOP for Nikhil raises road safety awareness

WO residents STOP for Nikhil

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Hundreds gathered once again at West Orange High School’s Suriano Stadium on Sept. 15 for the ninth annual STOP for Nikhil 5K Run and 3K Walk organized by the Nikhil Badlani Foundation to honor Nikhil Badlani, a West Orange middle school student who died in a car crash in 2011 when […]

New law establishes pilot program for later HS start times

TRENTON, NJ — On Aug. 9, Gov. Phil Murphy signed a new law establishing a four-year pilot program to provide later school start times for high school students in some New Jersey districts.  “Teens are not getting enough sleep, and early school start times are a big part of the problem,” state Sen. Richard Codey, […]

New laws aim to improve education for deaf and hearing impaired students

New laws aim to improve education for deaf and hearing impaired students

TRENTON, NJ — With the goal to improve education in New Jersey schools for children who are deaf, hard-of-hearing or deaf-blind, two pieces of legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Dan Benson, Nicholas Chiaravalloti, Raj Mukherji, Ralph Caputo, Mila Jasey, Annette Quijano and Pamela Lampitt were signed into law Aug. 5 by acting Gov. Sheila Oliver. […]

SOMA commuters to receive added bus service at stations in new year

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On Friday, Dec. 14, South Orange and Maplewood officials joined state Sen. Richard Codey, Assemblyman John McKeon and Assemblywoman Mila Jasey in a meeting with NJ Transit officials to discuss service improvements, timetables, communications, capacity and infrastructure, according to a Dec. 17 press release from the two towns. This […]

Senior property tax freeze workshop

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The offices of Assemblywoman Mila Jasey and Assemblyman John McKeon have arranged for the NJ Division of Taxation to speak about the senior tax freeze and answer questions about this important program on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 10:30 a.m. at Maplewood Town Hall, 574 Valley St. If you already have your tax […]

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