10 to run for 3 open seats on SOMA BOE

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — With a few months to go until the November general election, it is shaping up to be an exciting time in South Orange and Maplewood, with 10 candidates running for three open seats on the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education. Incumbents Elizabeth Baker, the current board president, and Donna […]

Lawson-Muhammad, Wright, Adamson chosen

With a strong field of five candidates, the two incumbents and one challenger come out on top

Lawson-Muhammad, Wright, Adamson chosen

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The people have spoken and they have elected incumbents Stephanie Lawson-Muhammad and Johanna Wright, and challenger Susie Adamson to the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education. Lawson-Muhammad and Wright, each coming to the end of their first terms on the board, will serve another three years. Adamson will be beginning […]

Five compete for three open seats on BOE

SOMA BOE candidates debate the issues at CCR forum on Oct. 25 at South Orange Middle School

Five compete for three open seats on BOE

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — This year’s South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education race comes at a pivotal moment for the district as it begins to implement its access and equity plan, cope with staff departures and continue to manage high taxes. Fortunately for residents, five candidates believe they are up to the task of […]

Candidates tackle equity, teacher support

Five candidates vying for three open seats on the SOMA Board of Education debate the issues

Candidates tackle equity, teacher support

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Though the South Orange-Maplewood School District’s access and equity policy has been in effect for only about one month, the five candidates running for the three open seats on the Board of Education had a lot to say about its implementation during the Hilton Neighborhood Association’s Oct. 20 forum at DeHart Community […]

HNA sponsors Board of Education candidates forum

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Hilton Neighborhood Association will sponsor a Board of Education candidates forum on Thursday, Oct. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in DeHart Community Center, 120 Burnett Ave. in Maplewood. The five candidates running for the three open seats are Susie Adamson, James Davis III, Anthony Mazzocchi, Stephanie Lawson-Muhammad and Johanna Wright. Lawson-Muhammad and […]

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 […]

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 […]