County to host open house at zoo on June 3

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The 15th annual Essex County Open House will be Saturday, June 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave. in West Orange. The carnival-like event combines games and activities to entertain and provide information to raise public awareness about the programs and services provided by […]

Mt. Pleasant School celebrates students at annual Autism Awareness Carnival

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual Autism Awareness Carnival held at Mt. Pleasant Elementary School on May 12 celebrated district elementary, middle and high school autistic students with a ceremony, bubble-blowing, a carnival and a barbecue. The event began with comments by Mt. Pleasant Principal Julie DiGiacomo, Kelly Principal Joanne Pollara, Superintendent of Schools Jeff […]

WOHS spring choral concert showcases student talent

WOHS spring choral concert showcases student talent

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange High School spring choral concert was a spectacular representation of the commitment to the arts long supported by the school district as talented students performed a wide array of musical offerings, according to a press release from the school district. John Hellyer and William Farley lead all the […]

Sarah Kay named director of student life at Golda Och Academy

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Golda Och Academy recently announced that Sarah Kay has been appointed director of student life. Jordan Herskowitz, current director of student life, will remain at Golda Och as arts department chair and will be instrumental in transitioning Kay to her new role beginning in July. “We are thrilled to have someone […]

West Orange seniors receive Essex County Scholar-Athlete Awards

West Orange seniors receive Essex County Scholar-Athlete Awards

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School seniors Sophia Adelson and Abraham Dada were recognized as top scholar-athletes at the annual Essex County Awards held at Mayfair Farms on May 9. The event recognizes top male and female academic athletes from schools across Essex County. Abraham Dada, a WOHS wrestler, and Sophia Adelson, a […]

Order your WO Project Graduation sign now

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Show your support for all of West Orange’s graduates — including graduates from pre-K, kindergarten, fifth-grade, eighth-grade, high school and college — by displaying a lawn sign in front of your home. Proceeds from all signs will support Project Graduation, the all-night alcohol-free, substance-free and smoke-free celebration for West Orange High […]

Montclair Foundation gifts $1,000 to Main St. Counseling Center

MONTCLAIR / WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Montclair Foundation recently awarded a $1,000 grant to Main Street Counseling Center, a 37-year-old nonprofit community mental health agency based in West Orange that serves low-income and underinsured individuals and families throughout Greater Northern New Jersey. The grant will support Crisis Intervention Team training. This innovative weeklong workshop […]

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