SOUTH ORANGE/MAPLEWOOD, NJ - According to unofficial results, Elizabeth Baker, Donna Smith and Maureen Jones have won seats on the SOMA Board of Education. Baker received 5,884 votes, Smith received 5,441 votes, Jones receives 5,119 while Godwin Molokwu received 1,840.
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By TAPINTO SOMA STAFFJuly 19, 2018
SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The new interim principal of Columbia High School (CHS), Kalisha Morgan, sent an email to families on Wednesday stating that she is excited about the new position and that her "main priority is to ensure that all children are healthy, happy, and safe as well as challenged and stimulated intellectually, so that they may develop to their full ...
By TOM HAYDONJuly 18, 2018
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University Board of Governors today approved a 2.3 percent hike in tuition and fees, as well as increases for dorm rooms and meals, for the 2018-2019 academic year.
The increase now brings the annual cost for undergraduate students to $14,975, which is $337 more than this past school year.
Student housing will increase 1.9 percent, and ...
By TAPINTO SOMA STAFFJuly 18, 2018
SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Steven Pedigo has been elected the new chairman of the South Orange Village Center Alliance (SOVCA), following a unanimous vote by the board of directors on Wednesday morning, according to a press release from SOVCA.
SOVCA, founded in 2012, is the nonprofit organization that manages South Orange’s downtown special improvement district. Matt Glass, who is ...
By REBECCA PANICOJuly 17, 2018
NEWARK, NJ - State Assemblywoman Eliana Pintor Marin said it was important to support local women’s health organizations at a state level should President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court justice nominee be approved.
The assemblywoman joined state Sen. Teresa Ruiz, congressional leaders and women's rights groups yesterday at the steps of the Essex County Courthouse ...
NJ Residents Take Action Against White Supremacist Fliers Found Around Bridgewater, Bedminster, Other Local Areas
By AUDREY BLUMBERGJuly 17, 2018
BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Residents of Bridgewater, Somerville, Morristown and surrounding communities are mobilizing for action after they found posters around town promoting Identity Evropa, which the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has labeled a white supremacist group.
According to Bridgewater resident Stacey Friedlander, a member of the “Not In Our Town – Bridgewater/Raritan” ...
By MOLLY GLICKJuly 17, 2018
SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Just as stricter recycling rules hit Maplewood and South Orange, the entire state could face a new tax on paper and plastic bags. A new bill passed in New Jersey Senate this June may have you opting for reusable bags at the supermarket and drug store.
Bill A3267 would impose a 5-cent fee on single-use bags in chains or any store with retail space exceeding 2,000 square ...
Former Columbia H.S. Assistant Principal Discusses New Role as Principal of Bridgewater-Raritan H.S.
By AUDREY BLUMBERGJuly 17, 2018
BRIDGEWATER, NJ - He went a circuitous route to education, including stops in the National Guard and a sales career, but for newly hired Bridgewater-Raritan High School principal Charles Ezell, working in a school is where he belongs.
Ezell joined the district as of July 1, following the retirement of current principal Mark Morrell.
A graduate of Watchung Hills Regional High ...