JFS’ Evening of Laughter returns to raise funds, honor supporters

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Jewish Family Service of MetroWest will hold its annual Evening of Laughter on Tuesday, June 6, at Temple B’nai Abraham, 300 E. Northfield Road in Livingston. The featured performer will be comedian Gary Gulman, who was a finalist on the NBC reality-talent show “Last Comic Standing” and is a regular on late-night […]

Parents continue to protest honors admission process

District defends process, though always looks to improve

WEST ORANGE, NJ — For the third straight year, several parents are speaking out against the admissions process for the West Orange School District’s honors program — specifically criticizing the emphasis the criteria puts on the placement test and writing sample. Much like last year, the parents believe that more weight should be placed on […]

Michael T. McCormick Jr. Foundation to hold final fundraising event

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Michael T. McCormick Jr. Foundation will hold its final fundraising event on Tuesday, June 13, at 6 p.m. at Mayfair Farms, 481 Eagle Rock Ave. in West Orange, to honor McCormick’s memory and distribute scholarships to students from Seton Hall Prep and West Orange High School. McCormick attended Redwood Elementary […]

West Orange library seeks trustee candidates

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Public Library welcomes energetic, innovative and motivated community members to join its board of trustees. As part of a volunteer board, trustees are responsible for carrying out duties such as setting policies to govern library operations, approving an annual budget, working closely with the library director and advocating […]

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 […]