Bill to establish school readiness, workforce development program clears committee

TRENTON, NJ — Striving to break families out of the cycle of poverty and foster greater economic self-sufficiency, on Dec. 9 the Assembly Education Committee approved bill A-5827, which would provide two-generational academic and job readiness support services for low-income households under a five-year pilot program. Sponsors of the bill, Assembly Democrats Mila Jasey, who […]

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 […]