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South Orange - Maplewood Board of Education: Cuttle, Maini and Farfan Win Based on Unofficial Results

November 7, 2018

This article was updated at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday to reflect updated vote totals from the Essex County Clerk's office.

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - There were eleven candidates on the ballot vying for three positions on the South Orange - Maplewood Board of Education (SOMBOE): Narda Chisholm-Greene, Michael Laskowski, Bruno Navarro, Shannon Cuttle, Felisha George, Avery Julien, Marian ...

Democrats Win Big, Voter Turnout Up in SOMA and Essex County 2018 Elections

MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Residents of SOMA, and Essex County, overwhelmingly voted in favor of the "Line A" Democratic candidates. Incumbent Robert Menendez won his U.S. Senate race with more than 75% of the Essex County vote, and incumbent Donald Payne, Jr., for District 10 House of Representatives, received more than 92% of votes in Essex County.

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Maplewood Township Committee Election Results; Winners Issue Statements

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Three candidates ran for two seats on the Maplewood Township Committee (TC), with the Democratic ticket of incumbents Greg Lembrich and Nancy Adams easily wining with 46% and 48% of the vote, respectively, according to unofficial results from the Essex County Clerk with 20 of 21 districts reporting results.

The Independent challenger Ileana Castillo got ...

Election Guide 2018: A Preview of the Maplewood and South Orange Ballots

MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - It's Election Day this Tuesday, November 6. Here's everything you need to know about the ballot before you go to the polls to vote:



New Jersey will elect a new senator (six-year term) when they go to the polls on Tuesday. Running from the major parties are incumbent Robert Menendez (D) and Bob Hugin (R), ...

Early Voting Continues Through Nov. 5: Here's What South Orange and Maplewood Residents Need to Know Before Heading to the Polls

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Registered voters in Essex County will be able to cast their ballot at two early voting locations rather than one this year in order to meet increased demands.

The Hall of Records on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Newark has always served as an early voting facility. This year, an additional early polling location is available in West Orange.

The Turtle ...

TAPinto Election Policies: All Candidates Invited to Submit Statements to TAPinto SOMA

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - TAPinto SOMA invites all candidates in South Orange and Maplewood to submit statements and to advertise on TAPinto SOMA. Below is TAP's policies regarding Election Policies, which are the same for all TAPinto.net sites.

Candidate Statements, Letters to the Editor and Press Releases relating to the election MUST be submitted directly to the ...

Still Need to Register to Vote? Here's How to in South Orange and Maplewood

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Here's everything you need to know to register to vote in the two towns. Registration closes on Tuesday, Oct. 16, and Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6.


Information from the South Orange Village website

Register to Vote: The Village Clerk’s Office will be having a Late Night Voter Registration Drive on 
Oct. 16 from 4:30 ...


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Post-Election Statement from Ileana A. Castillo, Independent Candidate for Maplewood Township Committee

November 14, 2018

Hello Maplewood, 

First of all, I want to extend a big Thank you to all the 1,175 voters who trusted me and put their faith in my candidacy. I will always be forever grateful that you believed in me and I wish I could hug and thank you all in person. 

As you know, I lost the election but I don’t consider this to be a failure. I see this as a wonderful experience where ...

Vote for Maini and Farfan for SOMSD Board of Education

November 5, 2018

Dear Editor,

I am writing to endorse Annemarie Maini and Javier Farfan for the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education.

For the past 10 months, I have had the pleasure of serving on the Board with Annemarie Maini, and in the last few months have had the opportunity to get to know Javier Farfan. I wholeheartedly and without reservation support both for seats on the SOMSD Board of ...