Community Coalition on Race sponsors BOE candidates forum

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Schools Committee of the South Orange-Maplewood Community Coalition on Race is presenting its ninth annual candidates forum for the Board of Education on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. in the South Orange Middle School Library, 70 North Ridgewood Road in South Orange. This candidates forum is an opportunity for […]

SOMSD appoints 2 new administrators

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — At a special meeting on Sept. 29, the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education approved two new administrators: Melissa Butler as the interim K-12 supervisor of English language arts and Dion Patterson as assistant principal at Maplewood Middle School. Butler has been an ELA teacher at South Orange Middle School since September 2005. […]

Both sides appeal HIB investigation results to the BOE

Parents, players come out in droves to support coaches

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The attorney for two of the Columbia High School baseball coaches accused of bullying and the parent of one of the players they allegedly targeted are both appealing some of the findings from the independent investigation conducted into the coaches’ actions. Steve Farsiou, the lawyer for the head varsity coach, Joe Fischetti, […]

Board of Ed candidates debate the issues

At SOMA Cares About Schools debate, 5 running for BOE discuss budget, communication, more

Board of Ed candidates debate the issues

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The perennial issue of creating better communication between the South Orange-Maplewood School District and the community was again a major talking point during the Board of Education candidates debate hosted by South Orange Maplewood Cares About Schools at the Baird in South Orange on Sept. 13. Though they were atypically not […]

Maplewood candidates debate the issues

Maplewood candidates debate the issues

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The two candidates running for the sole open seat on the Maplewood Township Committee participated in a candidates’ forum at DeHart Community Center last night, Sept. 22. The forum was hosted by the Hilton Neighborhood Association and moderated by Carol Buchanan. Running for the TC are Democrat Frank McGehee and Republican Michael […]

HNA to hold Maplewood TC candidates forum Sept. 22

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Hilton Neighborhood Association will sponsor a Maplewood Township Committee candidates forum on Thursday, Sept. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in DeHart Community Center, 120 Burnett Ave. in Maplewood. Democrat Frank McGehee and Republican Michael Summersgill are vying for the seat recently vacated by Marlon K. Brownlee. Each candidate will present an opening […]

SOMA Board of Ed candidates debate to be moderated by DeLuca, Collum

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange-Maplewood Cares About Schools will hold a South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education candidates debate on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m. at the Baird Center, 5 Mead St. in South Orange. The debate will be co-moderated by South Orange Village President Sheena Collum and Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca and will […]

Five to run for three open Board of Ed seats

Two incumbents take on three challengers for BOE seats

Five to run for three open Board of Ed seats

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — November’s South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education election looks to be full of tough discussions, with five candidates running for three open seats, each for three years. Incumbents Stephanie Lawson-Muhammad and Johanna Wright will be vying to reclaim their seats against challengers Anthony Mazzocchi, Susie Adamson and James Henry Davis III, […]

Gold resigns as Maplewood Middle assistant principal

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — South Orange-Maplewood School District administrators seem to be traveling through a revolving door. The latest SOMSD administrator to announce his resignation is Maplewood Middle School Assistant Principal Marc Gold. In the fall, Gold will be assistant principal at Frelinghuysen Middle School in Morristown, where former South Orange Middle School Principal Joseph Uglialoro […]

With HIB report completed, those involved wait for next step

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The independent investigator hired by the South Orange-Maplewood School District to look into allegations of bullying against the Columbia High School baseball coaching staff submitted his final report during an executive session of the Board of Education at its special meeting July 7. District spokeswoman Suzanne Turner confirmed to the News-Record that […]