Monday, May 20, 2013
Sheena Collum, Stephen Schnall and Walter Clarke will serve on the South Orange Board of Trustees.
Sheena Collum, Stephen Schnall and Walter Clarke were sworn in to four-year terms as trustees on Monday night at Village Hall. Before a large and enthusiastic crowd, the three winning took the oath of office, adminstered by Village President Alex Torpey, and were seated on the dais. Maplewood's Jerry Ryan, South Orange Police Chief James Chelel, South Orange Fire Chief Jeff Markey, and former Village President Douglas Newman were in attendance. Collum, Schnall and Clarke took the vote last Tuesday after several weeks of active campaigning. They replace Janine Bauer, Michael Goldberg, and Nancy Gould, who announced earlier this year that they would not seek re-election. The three outgoing trustees were honored with proclamations at Monday…
Sunday, May 19, 2013
A look at the week's most read stories.
South Orange 2013 Takes South Orange Election Collum, Schnall and Clarke win seats on the Board of Trustees. Buckle Up for a Busy South Orange Weekend 'Gems of South Orange' House Tour on Saturday South Orange saw lots of activities this weekend. At Long Last, Village to Break Ground at Beifus Site After more than a decade of controversy and false starts that left a gaping hole in the center of South Orange Village, officials will finally break ground on the site of the former Beifus car dealership on Wednesday, May 22. CHS Welcomes New Asst. Principal Elizabeth Aaron will join the team at Columbia High School next school year.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Collum, Schnall and Clarke will become the next trustees on the South Orange Board of Trustees
Sheena Collum, Stephen Schnall and Walter Clarke will serve on the South Orange Board of Trustees. The three took the vote on Tuesday after several weeks of active campaigning. They replace Janine Bauer, Michael Goldberg, and Nancy Gould, who announced earlier this year that they would not seek re-election. Unofficial results from the South Orange Village Clerk are as follows (a chart with voting tallies by district is attached to this article as a PDF): "We are excited and humbled by the voters' faith in us," said Collum. "We ran a practical, not a populist, campaign. We recognize South Orange's challenges -- it's not perfect -- but neither is it awful. We will address not only the next four years and look for success, but plan so …
All three campaigns were on Sloan Street encouraging residents to vote
Candidates took to the streets as voters went to the polls on Tuesday.
Monday, May 13, 2013
The Long Goodbye from trustee Michael Goldberg via blog
Note: I had intended to share the following remarks at my final Board of Trustees meeting tonight. However, two Trustees, Howard Levison and Mark Rosner, declared that "something came up", which was more important to them, leaving us without a quorum and forcing the cancellation of the budget introduction and the entire meeting. As a result, I'd like to share my final remarks as Trustee with you here, instead of from the dais: An open letter to South Orange residents, employees and business owners: When I think back on the past 6 years, I realize how much has changed. Nationally, we now have a different President and have gone through and slowly recovered from the worst economic recession in history. In South Orange, Eden Gourmet …
Gubernatorial candidate speaks in Newark Monday about the 'scourge' of gun violence
The likely Democratic candidate for governor accused incumbent Chris Christie on Monday of supporting "shallow" gun control legislation in order to avoid alienating conservatives elsewhere in the country. “This governor calibrates every decision he makes with an eye towards 2016. He calibrates every decision he makes with an eye towards making sure it plays well with voters in the cornfields of Iowa, instead of standing up for what’s right for the people and neighborhoods of New Jersey,” state Sen. Barbara Buono (D-Middlesex) said during a press conference held at Good Neighbor Baptist Church in Newark. Buono is expected to win next month’s primary, but is an underdog in the November governor’s race against the popular Christie, who is …
Ian Miller endorses Line A candidates for Tuesday election
Ian Miller is Treasurer of the Village First 2013 campaign. My name is Ian Miller and for the past several years I have been chairperson of The University Engagement Committee of the South Orange/SHU Partnership. I have been privileged to know most of the candidates and to work closely with Joe Kika, a member of my committee. His dedication to South Orange is inspirational . Not only is he active on my Committee, but is a coach for the Special Olympics, helps out with Jespy House as a group and some of their residents individually as well , and is on the governing board of the Lions. He loves South Orange and understands our town. He would make a great Trustee. Geraldine Mehu,I met about two years ago after her husband Lieutenant …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
A letter from Leslie Pogany to South Orange
Wednesday, May 8
My name is Leslie Pogany, but most of you know me as “Bunny” from Bunny’s Sports Bar. My children are the fourth generation to work at this vintage South Orange establishment which has been at this location for over 100 years. My newborn twin granddaughters will be the fifth generation involved with this business, should they choose to do so. My heart and soul and that of my family and extended family are firmly planted here in South Orange. We love our Village, our home town. We have proven our love over and over by investing, re-investing, and generously donating year after year after year to all your events, occasions, fundraisers, and benefits. We do not define ourselves as takers, but as givers, and we are proud to be like that…
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Gov. Chris Christie picks up endorsement at Essex County College Police Academy in Cedar Grove.
Gov. Chris Christie accepted the endorsement of the Association of Chiefs of Police of Essex County Friday surrounded by law enforcement officials at the Essex County College Police Academy in Cedar Grove. The association, which represents the 22 municipalities in Essex, voted unanimously last month to endorse the governor in his bid for re-election, said President Michael Bramhall, police chief of West Caldwell. “Your conviction and forthrightness have been a welcome and needed addition to our state,” Bramhall said. “You have performed great under pressure situations like Hurricane Irene and superstorm Sandy. We believe that you will continue to put the needs of the citizens of New Jersey first." Christie seeks a second term and is the …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
The League of Women Voters sponsored the debate
The South Orange Board of Trustee candidates debated Tuesday; the video was released Thursday. Click here to see it in full.