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Statement from Nureed Saeed Campaign Team

Kelly Quirk, Nureed Saeed's campaign manager, has released the following statement:

South Orange Board of Trustee Race Too Close to Call

On May 9th, 2017 South Orange Resident’s took the polls to vote for Board of Trustees. Three vacant positions were sought by 4 candidates. Nureed Saeed ran as an independent in the non partisan race, against the establishment slate of Walter Clarke (incumbent), Steve Schnall (incumbent) and Karen Hilton (challenger). As of early morning, May 10th, the county website indicated a clear win for Hilton and Clarke, and a 22 vote edge for Mr. Schnall.

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Ms. Saeed is waiting for the official county results and the provisional ballots to be counted.

“I congratulate Ms. Hilton and Mr. Clarke on their wins. One of the major platform pieces I ran on was increasing transparency and inclusion in our town. I think its important that every vote is counted for both transparency sake and to ensure every voters voice is included. The county will need some time to look at provisional ballots. With the concerns over the printing from machines in district 9, and the need to go to paper ballots at Marshall for a period in the morning, I believe it proper to wait for the release of the official count, with regards to myself and Mr. Schnall, “ said Saeed.

“Regarding our performance, we were a small but dedicated team that volunteered and ran a great campaign. We focused on the issues and brought forward a conversation about what true inclusion can look like. And we activated voters who have never voted in a municipal election before and thought it was important. The fact that one independent candidate can be this close in an election taking on a well-connected establishment slate, should serve to bolster other independent candidates who chose to run,” said Saeed.

County results should be available within a few days.

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Climate and Culture – One of the Key Issues I Will Focus on if Re-Elected to the Board of Ed

September 19, 2017

Addressing climate and culture in our school community - and broader community - is something that is a key focus for me for in my campaign.  Students, teachers, and parents have all expressed deep concerns with the climate and culture in our schools. We must work together to establish meaningful dialogue that allows all parties involved to feel trust and build understanding of all points of ...

South Orange Police Blotter - Two Home Burglaries Reported

September 19, 2017

South Orange Police Blotter as of September 19

Burglary - A Vose Ave resident reported that sometime before 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 13, an unknown actor entered her residence through a rear door, ransacked the master bedroom and stole jewelry and a silver coin collection. The Detective Bureau is investigating.

Burglary - A Wyoming Ave resident reported that sometime ...

South Orange Police Blotter - Four Adult Arrests Reported, One for Assault

South Orange Police Blotter as of September 14

Adult Arrest - David Boone, a 20 year old Newark resident was arrested on Saturday, September 2, at approximately 6:47 p.m. for assault and an active arrest warrant out of South Orange. Officers responded to Valley St and South Orange Ave for a reported assault that had just occurred and quickly located a subject (Boone) who ...

6th Annual Art Walk & Music Fest in Maplewood on Sunday, September 24

September 20, 2017

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Village Alliance (MVA) will host its 6th Annual Art Walk & Music Fest on Sunday, September 24, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Maplewood Village.

According to organizers,this year's event will feature over 40 artists, many new to the event, displaying and selling their original work, plus live music by local bands all day long.

Children attending the ...

South Orange Chamber of Commerce Holds Networking Event and Makes Donation to South Orange Lions Club

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ The South Orange Chamber of Commerce celebrated the start of the fall season with a Social and Business Networking event hosted by Bunny’s Sports Bar. In addition to enjoying time to network over food and drinks, the South Orange Chamber also made a donation of $1000 to the South Orange Lions Club. This donation was made specifically towards the South Orange Lions Club ...

Upcoming Events

Sun, September 24, 8:30 AM

Kol Rina, South Orange

High Holy Days at Kol Rina

Religions And Spirituality

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Sun, September 24, 1:00 PM

Clipper Pavilion, West Orange

Connect to Wellness

Health & Wellness

Mon, September 25, 8:30 AM

Kol Rina, South Orange

High Holy Days at Kol Rina

Religions And Spirituality

Mon, September 25, 12:00 PM

Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University, South Orange

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Arts & Entertainment

Last Chance for Free Classes and Discounted “Founders Package” at CycleBar Livingston

September 22, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ— The new Livingston-based indoor cycling franchise, CycleBar, invites the Livingston community and beyond to take part in the last few days of its opening-month celebration. Free “CycleBlast” classes are set to run until Sunday, Sept. 24. CycleBar Livingston is located at 277 Eisenhower Pkwy in Livingston. To reserve your free seat now Click ...

Jessica Israel, MD, Named Corporate Chair of Geriatrics for RWJBarnabas Health

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Jessica Israel, MD, a resident of Matawan who has been a practicing geriatrician with RWJBarnabas Health since 2002, was recently appointed as Corporate Chair of Geriatrics for RWJBarnabas Health. 

In this new role, Dr. Israel will be working alongside geriatricians and interdisciplinary teams from across the system to develop innovative, cohesive programs with a ...

On the Hunt for Records—and Some Magic—in New Brunswick

September 24, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — The interior of Spina Records looks like it could pass for a very over-the-top friend's basement music collection.

Boxes of records fill the room, and more recognizable album covers—from acts like Metallica, The Smiths and Prince—line the walls. Antiques and novelty items, like a ceramic dog and a pair of antlers, fill whatever space is left. And the ...

Sabattis Saved: Boy Scouts' Adventure Camp to Remain Open After Patriots’ Paths Council Executive Board Vote

CEDAR KNOLLS, NJ -- The Patriots’ Paths Council Executive Board met on Monday, Sept. 18 in a special session to discuss the future operation of Sabattis Adventure Camp, which was threatened with closure.

After thorough and thoughtful discussion, the Board voted to continue Sabbatis camping activities through the end of the 2019 summer camping season. The Board ...

AAA Reports Gas Prices Rise One Cent Over Last Week

September 12, 2017

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - AAA's weekly survey found that the average price for a gallon of gasoline in New Jersey is up one cent over last week.

On September 11, the average to be $2.78, up one cent from $2.77 last week. Today’s average price for a gallon of regular gasoline is 36 cents higher than a month ago ($2.42) and 80 cents higher than one year ago ($1.98).

Nationally, the ...

Experiencing a Meal With All the Senses — Except Sight

September 24, 2017

Public is Invited to Vision Loss Alliance’s Dining in the Dark on Oct. 16

Imagine siting down for a multi-course gourmet meal. You breathe in delectable aromas, listen to the chatter of fellow guests, the clinking of crystal. Your hand brushes the smooth linen as your taste buds ready for action. Oh, and you’re blindfolded.

Vision Loss Alliance of New Jersey, one of the ...

Weekly Specials at Ashley Marketplace & Cafe - September 22 to September 28

Shop Ashley Marketplace & Cafe for your everyday needs!

This week's specials are:

Black Angus T-Bone Steak  $9.98lb (Meat)
Love Crunch Granola $4.99
Chobani Yogurt 5.3oz 4/$5
Chicken Wraps $5.99 (Deli)
Kiju Organic Juice $3.99
Egg Salad $4.99(Prepared Foods)
Canadian Salmon Steaks $7.99lb (Ashley Fish Market)
Gorgonzola Piccante $9.99lb (Cheese)
Nissin ...

Third Annual SouthNEXT Festival in South Orange: October 6 to October 8

SouthNEXT Festival Returns to South Orange October 6-8 Third Annual Collision of Arts, Ideas and Music is “Under the Big Top” in 2017

SouthNEXT, New Jersey’s fast-growing festival that explores our similarities by celebrating our differences returns to South Orange Village Center this October with another spectacular lineup of talent and an exciting new outdoor venue ...