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 […]

STEM celebrated at NJ State House

TRENTON, NJ — On March 26, the New Jersey STEM Pathways Network, in partnership with the Research & Development Council of New Jersey, celebrated New Jersey’s first ever STEM Month with a STEM fair at the New Jersey State House in Trenton. The fair showcased 17 science, technology, engineering and mathematics organizations from across the […]

Maplewood TC honors SOMA women of action

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — At its March 6 meeting, the Maplewood Township Committee honored local women who have dutifully and honorably served the communities of Maplewood and South Orange. The committee also issued a proclamation in recognition of Women’s History Month. “In service to our towns these strong and principled women have volunteered […]

South Orange B’nai B’rith Federation housing marks 25th anniversary

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Jewish Community Housing Corporation of Metropolitan New Jersey will commemorate the silver anniversary of the South Orange B’nai B’rith Federation House, a 65-unit senior living community in South Orange on Monday, Dec. 11. The special event, open to the public, will take place during the South Orange Board of Trustees […]

How Essex County residents voted this past election

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — This election season in Essex County was quite eventful, with a combined 55 elections and four public questions. There were a whopping 159 candidates listed on the various county ballots. All results remain unofficial until certified by Essex County Clerk Christopher J. Durkin. The biggest election was of course that for […]