Thursday, March 14, 2013
Three candidates throw their hats in the ring.
Thursday, March 14
The following is a press release from "Village First!" A team of three long term South Orange residents with deep roots in public service filed 717 petitions March 11 for candidacy for the three open seats for Village Trustee. The upcoming election is May 14. Geraldine Mehu, Joseph Kika, and Kelly Mattheiss Sullivan will run on a ticket called “Village First!” Geraldine Mehu, an alumna of Seton Hall University, and South Orange resident for two decades, is married to Eric Moore, a lifelong resident and ranked officer in the South Orange police department. They have a 10 year old daughter, Gabrielle, who is a girl scout. Geraldine works for a major financial services firm in New York City as an Assistant Complex Director. The group is …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Michael Goldberg will step down from the South Orange Board of Trustees at the end of this term.
South Orange Trustee Michael Goldberg Monday announced he will not seek a third term. The letter he sent follows: Dear Neighbor, While I love serving the public, I despise politics. And, the only thing worse than a politician is a career politician. Because I never wanted to be considered either, after careful consideration, I have decided not to seek a third term as Village Trustee in the South Orange Municipal election this May 14th. Instead, I have determined it is time to focus my time and energy on both my family and on my professional career, as well as pursuing other interests. It has been an incredible honor and privilege to serve the community for almost 6 years. Despite the multitude of meetings, challenging personalities, …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The governing bodies of Maplewood and South Orange joined the Board of Education to share information and plans for the future.
The Maplewood Township Committee, the South Orange Board of Trustees and the South Orange - Maplewood Board of Education (BOE) shared information on important issues -- including budgets, redevelopment and more -- that impact both towns and the school district at a special workshop on Thursday. Here is a summary of some of what was discussed: Moving BOE Elections to November The group discussed the possibility of moving the BOE elections from April to November. In the past, the Maplewood Township Committee (TC) voted in favor of the move; while the South Orange Board of Trustees declined to take any action and the Board of Education voted against. (BOE President Beth Daugherty explained that SOMSD is unusual in that it is the only school…
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Maplewood, South Orange and the BOE will convene Thursday to discuss schools, budgets.
Elected officials from the Maplewood Township Committee, the South Orange Board of Trustees and the South Orange - Maplewood Board of Education (BOE) will meet for a special workshop on Thursday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. in the district meeting room at 525 Academy St. Agenda items include the discussion of potentially moving the BOE elections to November, and how the move would affect the role of the Board of School Estimate; upcoming capital and redevelopment plans for both towns; budget previews; an update on residency issues and the district's reregistration process (and how the district works with the administrations of both towns on the issue), and emergency management. The agenda is attached to this article as a PDF. The meeting is open to…
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Trustees raise guest pass limit for residents; will explore reciprocity with Maplewood.
At Monday's meeting of the South Orange Board of Trustees, South Mountain School parents asked -- once again -- for access to the South Orange pool. In response, the Board of Trustees granted South Orange families more guest passes, effective immediately, so residents can bring Maplewood friends to the pool. It was not the response the parents had hoped for. “I’m extremely disappointed with the direction this project has taken,” said Lisa Fellen, South Mountain parent. South Mountain School has a student body that is roughly 90 percent South Orange residents, and about ten percent Maplewood residents. South Mountain parents who are Maplewood residents note that the summer can be "difficult" for their children, who aren't able to socialize …