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Elections

May 20, 2022

                                                   Deborah Engel                          Kurt Kiley   MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Deborah Engel and Kurt Kiley, the two Democratic candidates competing for the open seat on the Maplewood Township Committee, answered a series of ten questions at the ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Township Clerk has issued this reminder for those who wish to vote in the Primary Election on June 7, 2022. P U B L I C   N O T I C E                                                                    May 13, 2022                PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the ...

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Meet the Candidates                      Deborah Engel                Kurt Kiley                                              MAPLEWOOD, NJ – Maplewood Democrats will choose next month their nominee for a seat on the Maplewood Township Committee. Vying for the post in the upcoming ...

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SOUTH ORANGE and MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The New Jersey Congressional Redistricting Commission approved a redistricting plan on Wednesday that will move both Maplewood and South Orange over to the 11th Congressional District, officials say. The 11th Congressional District, which is represented by ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ – Maplewood has been ordered to open voting machines from five voting districts and “collect remaining election results” from Tuesday’s election, according to Maplewood Township Clerk Liz Fritzen. In an email, Fritzen said the order pertained to voting districts 4, 10, 12, 16 and ...

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ASBURY PARK, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy’s message was simple and to the point to supporters gathered Wednesday night at Asbury Park Convention Hall. “Thank you, New Jersey!” Governor Murphy declared victory following many media outlets doing the same.  His opponent, Jack Ciattarelli, has not ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ – Maplewood Mayor Frank McGehee today issued a statement lamenting the Election Day failure of a bond proposal to fund the installation of artificial turf at DeHart Field, accusing the plan’s opponents of engaging in hateful tactics that “failed our kids.” The mayor, a Democrat, ...

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SOUTH ORANGE/MAPLEWOOD, NJ — It seems the artificial turf referendum in Maplewood has been narrowly defeated, as the unofficial election results are in. In Maplewood, the two Township Committee seats were filled with two Democratic candidates running unopposed, one incumbent and one fresh face for ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — With 27 of 33 districts reporting results to the Essex County Clerk, Kaitlin Wittleder, Qawi Telesford and Arun Vadlamani were the unofficial winners of seats on the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education on Tuesday night as the only incumbent lost their bid for ...

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SOUTH ORANGE/MAPLEWOOD, NJ — One hour after polls closed in New Jersey, the votes being reported by the Essex County Clerk's Office are far from complete.  None of the voting districts in the race for Member of the South Orange Maplewood Board of Education have been completely counted, and ...

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SOUTH ORANGE/MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The 2021 election is upon us after many months of candidate campaigning, town halls and debates. Tuesday is the last day to cast votes but due to the large number of anticipated mail-in ballots it is  possible that winners will not be declared until about 10 days ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ __ The South Orange-Maplewood School District must focus on hiring and retaining teachers of color and boost its support and resources to broaden curriculum and implementation to reflect populations including LGBTQ, Asian-Pacific Islanders and others, candidates for the school board ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ __ Several candidates for the South Orange-Maplewood School Board sharply criticized the board’s move this week to push through a moratorium on suspensions without public input. Candidates Kaitlin Wittleder and Will Rodriguez questioned how the board could introduce and pass a ...

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This week, TAPinto SOMA is publishing profiles of all five candidates for the South Orange - Maplewood School Board. The separate profiles will be published alphabetically, one per day. SOUTH ORANGE, NJ __ Kaitlin Wittleder is well versed in bringing people together to work toward common ...

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This week, TAPinto SOMA is publishing profiles of all five candidates for the South Orange - Maplewood School Board. The separate profiles will be published alphabetically, one per day. SOUTH ORANGE, NJ __ Arun Vadlamani thinks of himself as an organizer with an analytical mind who can get ...

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Editor's Note: This updated version contains a statement by candidate Shannon Cuttle. MAPLEWOOD, NJ __ Qawi Telesford and Kaitlin Wittleder ranked highest among candidates for South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education in terms of demonstrating a commitment to equity in schools, according to two ...

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This week, TAPinto SOMA is publishing profiles of all five candidates for the South Orange - Maplewood School Board. The separate profiles will be published alphabetically, one per day. SOUTH ORANGE, NJ __ Qawi Telesford says memories of how he grew up in South Orange – and what his school ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ __ The South Orange-Maplewood School District needs better communication with parents and the broader community, and concrete ways to measure the effectiveness of an integration plan years in the making, candidates for the Board of Education said on Monday night. The five ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Maplewood today issued a guide to voting in the upcoming election: YOUR GUIDE TO VOTING IN THE NOVEMBER 2ND 2021 ELECTION THREE CHOICES:  VOTE BY MAIL    IN PERSON EARLY VOTING – NEW    ELECTION DAY VOTING AT YOUR POLLING SITE VOTE BY MAIL (VBM) The ...

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This week, TAPinto SOMA is publishing profiles of all five candidates for the South Orange - Maplewood School Board. The separate profiles will be published alphabetically, one per day. SOUTH ORANGE, NJ __ Will Rodriguez attributes much of his professional success as an insurance executive to ...

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This week, TAPinto SOMA is publishing profiles of all five candidates for the South Orange - Maplewood School Board. The separate profiles will be published alphabetically, one per day. SOUTH ORANGE, NJ __ Shannon Cuttle, elected to the South Orange-Maplewood School Board three years ago, ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ __ The South Mountain YMCA had to cut 150 spots in its popular after-school program this week due to a labor shortage. The move, just weeks before school begins, is causing disruption for families who depended upon South Orange-Maplewood's main provider of care for school-age ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A Fairleigh Dickinson University poll of Newark reveals that while Democrats still hold an overwhelming advantage in New Jersey's largest city, there is a significant difference regarding the public's recognition of some of the city's most prominent political ...

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Amid statewide primary election contests, New Jersey also hosted dozens of local races Tuesday. Here is a roundup of various New Jersey local election results as reported by TAPinto franchises across the state: Cranford Election: Kate Rappa Defeats Incumbent Tom Hannen, Jr. in Democrat ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Armando Fontoura is the apparent winner in the Democratic primary race for Essex County Sheriff with more than 75% of the districts reporting. The incumbent holds a commanding lead with 415 of 548 districts reporting, according to unofficial results reported on the Essex County ...

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SOUTH ORANGE/MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Polls are closed and the results are not official, but here's what we know in the 2021 Primary Election from the office of the Essex County Clerk: For governor, incumbent Gov. Phil Murphy ran unopposed in the primary and will be the Democratic candidate. On the ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Sheriff Democratic primary pits incumbent Armando Fontoura against challenger John Arnold, Jr. in next week's election as voters decide on years of experience or a new outlook to the role.  For the first time in nine years, Fontoura will face an opponent in the ...

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NEW JERSEY -- The primary election in New Jersey is June 8. The primary ballot includes races for governor, state assembly and state senate.  While primary polls will be open for in-person voting across the state this year, for those registered voters wishing to cast their ballots by mail, the ...

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