Gregory students participate in districtwide fitness combine initiative

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Fifth-grade students in Lisa Asman’s physical education class at Gregory Elementary School participated in a districtwide fitness combine initiative on March 9 that continues to foster West Orange School District’s partnership with the National Football League and the innovative “Fuel Up to Play 60” health and fitness program. The school district […]

Preliminary WOSD budget presentation

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A presentation of the preliminary 2017-18 West Orange School District budget will be held at Liberty Middle School, 1 Kelly Drive, in the auditorium on Wednesday, March 22, beginning at 8 p.m. Superintendent Jeff Rutzky and Business Administrator John Calavano will present the preliminary budget to the Board of Education.   The preliminary […]

DOI introduces ‘companion pets’ to residents

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Daughters of Israel has introduced a new innovative program, called “Companion Pets,” made possible through the Frances Davis Fund. These lifelike and interactive cats and dogs, manufactured by Hasbro, sound and move like real pets. Although the Companion Pets have significant benefits for residents with dementia, residents throughout all of DOI […]

Annual Lions spaghetti dinner

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Lions Club of West Orange will host its annual spaghetti dinner on Wednesday, April 5, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the West Orange High School Tarnoff Cafeteria, 51 Conforti Ave. Admission is charged. For many years the West Orange Lions Club has been recognized throughout the township for its […]

UPDATE: Celebrate WO Earth Hour

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Environmental Commission will sponsor the West Orange Earth Hour on Thursday, March 23, from 4 to 6 p.m. This event, held at the Thomas Edison Museum at 221 Main St. in West Orange, is in celebration of the global Earth Hour on March 25, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. […]

Redwood fifth-graders kick off Read Across America

Redwood fifth-graders kick off Read Across America

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Fifth-grade students in Jennifer Paull’s English language arts classes had the opportunity to kick-off Read Across America at Redwood Elementary on March 1, and the unique opportunity was enjoyed by all. Along with Paull, reading specialist Lesley Diglio worked with the fifth-grade students, who visited all kindergarten, first- and second-grade classrooms […]

Immigrants’ rights program at WOPL

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Friends of the West Orange Library, in conjunction with the library and various local community organizations, will present an immigrants’ rights program on Monday, March 27, at 7 p.m. at the library, 46 Mt. Pleasant Ave. This educational program, part of the friends Combating Bias/Promoting Diversity program, will include presentations […]

TC puts Alpert in charge of Selecto-Flash … for now

Alpert Group settles into WO with 2 projects planned

TC puts Alpert in charge of Selecto-Flash … for now

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council approved a resolution at its March 7 meeting designating The Alpert Group as the interim redeveloper of the Selecto-Flash site. The site consists of two properties in the Central Valley Redevelopment Area, of which the township has taken the titles through foreclosure proceedings. The resolution calls […]

St. Cloud School holds Dr. Seuss STEM activities

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange elementary schools not only participated in Read Across America activities to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday, but several schools also held science, technology, engineering and mathematics challenges as well. St. Cloud Elementary School combined elements of Dr. Seuss’ books into STEM-related activities. Kindergarten through fifth-grade students participated in age-appropriate activities […]

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