Students, parents request changes to lockdown-drill procedures

Students, parents request changes to lockdown-drill procedures

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education meeting on Sept. 16 saw many residents — including students — speaking out about active shooter and lockdown drills in the district and their negative impact on students. The drills, which are required by state law, often involve students hiding inside locked rooms, […]

New superintendent lays out plans, hopes and goals

New superintendent lays out plans, hopes and goals

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — After almost two years with an interim superintendent, the South Orange-Maplewood School District is now being helmed by Ronald Taylor, who formerly served as the Willingboro superintendent for eight years. Taylor began his career as a kindergarten teacher before advancing through the administrative ranks to superintendent, and when the […]

CORESSWC presents $24K in scholarships

CORESSWC presents $24K in scholarships

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Circle of Rainbow Sisters Seeking Spiritual and Wellness Connection presented $24,052 in scholarships and awards to three age groups during its third annual Financial Literacy and Awards Ceremony on July 19 at West Orange Town Hall. Students across the state were recognized for successfully completing courses and projects in the […]

Gov., AG to lead SALT lawsuit

Collum discusses taxes, then introduces Murphy at South Orange firehouse

Gov., AG to lead SALT lawsuit

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy and Attorney Gen. Gurbir S. Grewal announced at a July 17 press conference at the South Orange Fire Department that New Jersey has filed a federal lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Treasury Department, in an attempt to protect state taxpayers from what the Murphy […]

Playing fields direly need repair

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The playing fields in both South Orange and Maplewood have fallen into disrepair over the years due to overuse and weather, and the two towns, along with the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education, are currently in the midst of a process to restore the fields to better playing conditions […]