Three to run for two open seats on WOBOE

BOE election to see three challengers, no incumbents

Three to run for two open seats on WOBOE

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Election season in West Orange is going to be exciting. Not only will residents be voting for two open seats on the West Orange Township Council and for mayor, but residents will have three challengers to consider for two open seats on the Board of Education. On Election Day, Nov. 6, […]

County clerk releases certified WOBOE election results

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The New Jersey gubernatorial election went as had been expected, but elections at the local level did offer some surprises in Essex County. A few weeks after the election, Essex County Clerk Christopher J. Durkin certified the results, making official the winners reported in the News-Record/West Orange Chronicle. In addition to […]

Alper wins sole open seat on Board of Ed

Though both Alper and Diaz have good showings in results, Alper pulls ahead to squeak out a win

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Despite a very close election with just two candidates, both of whom were challengers, as of midnight on election night, it appears that Ken Alper has obtained the sole open seat on the West Orange Board of Education. By midnight, only 34 of 37 districts had reported their results, yet Alper […]

Two candidates vie for single BOE seat

With Laura Lab ending long BOE career, two challengers compete for sole open spot on Nov. 7

Two candidates vie for single BOE seat

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In a quiet local election season for West Orange, there are two candidates running for the one open seat on the West Orange Board of Education in the Nov. 7 election. Challengers Chris Diaz and Ken Alper shared their platforms with the public at a debate on Oct. 26, as well […]

Meet the WOBOE candidates

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Meet West Orange Board of Education candidates Ken Alper and Chris Diaz on Thursday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. at Valley Arts, 400 S. Jefferson St. in Orange. The event will be moderated by Cindy Matute Brown. The forum is sponsored by West Orange Cares About Schools, the West Orange African […]

Guarino, Krakoviak, Casalino re-elected

All three incumbents were chosen Election Day to keep their seats on the WO Township Council

Guarino, Krakoviak, Casalino re-elected

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Though there was only a 7.5-point spread between all six candidates for the West Orange Township Council, the incumbents were able to pull ahead and be re-elected. Incumbents Jerry Guarino, Joe Krakoviak and Michelle Casalino beat out challengers Susan Scarpa, Akil Khalfani and Monica Perkowski. Results remain unofficial until verified by […]

Incumbents Mordecai and Robertson retain BOE seats

Incumbents Mordecai and Robertson retain BOE seats

WEST ORANGE, NJ — We saw a heated West Orange Board of Education race this election season with six candidates running for just two open seats. But, at the end of Election Day, the incumbents had regained their seats. Incumbents Sandra Mordecai and Mark Robertson beat out challengers Steve Christiano, Sharon Sherman, Tanya Atterberry and […]

EDITORIAL: Shame on Guarino and his campaign

EDITORIAL: Shame on Guarino and his campaign

Right is right and wrong is wrong. We expect our elected officials to show some modicum of ethical and moral behavior and we are disheartened when they do the opposite. For this reason, we are incredibly disappointed in Councilman Jerry Guarino’s decision to misuse and edit one of our editorials. In the Nov. 3 West […]