Noted Irishmen celebrate Eire’s culture, Tevlin’s life

Noted Irishmen celebrate Eire’s culture, Tevlin’s life

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Perhaps no other family in U.S. history has been as closely associated with Irish America than the Kennedy family. So to have former U.S. Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy — son of the legendary legislator Ted Kennedy — help ring in St. Patrick’s Day in West Orange was significant. But Kennedy did […]

WOHS jazz band to perform at Trumpets

WEST ORANGE / MONTCLAIR, NJ — The award-winning West Orange High School Jazz Band I will be performing at Trumpets Jazz Club, 6 Depot Square in Montclair, on Monday, April 4, beginning at 7 p.m. There will be one performance only. The fundraiser helps to support the jazz band and covers costs of competitive performances. […]

Redwood students stage Revolutionary War debate

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Students in Paul Stefanelli’s fourth-grade Redwood Elementary School class amazed parents and guests with their remarkable prowess in the art of debate on March 11 as they argued the pros and cons of choosing patriot or loyalist stances during the American Revolution. “Our class has been studying the American Revolution for […]

WOSD to cut 20 employees, two classes

With budget shortfall and 2-percent tax cap, school district forced to make personnel, class cuts

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education unanimously approved the proposed 2016-2017 school year’s preliminary budget, which includes increasing taxes by 1.86 percent while also cutting 20 positions and two middle-school classes to make up for an approximately $3 million deficit, during its March 21 meeting. According to the budget presentation made […]

Celebrating Easter in style

WEST ORANGE / GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Members of the Glen Ridge High School Key club joined elders in Easter Egg decorating at Green Hill in West Orange on Saturday, March 19. Pictured, Shirlie Decostanza and a member of the Glen Ridge High School Key Club have fun coloring Easter eggs. Everyone enjoys taking part […]

Troop 2’s Dean, Fanslau and Rosu achieve Eagle Scout status

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Evan S. Dean, William J. Fanslau and Andrei J. Rosu, all of West Orange, have earned the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America offers to Scouts: the Eagle Scout Award. Eagle Scout rank is earned by less than 2.5 percent of all boys involved in Scouting. To earn the […]

Three arrested for West Orange murder

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and West Orange Police Chief James Abbott announced March 24 that three men have been arrested and charged with the murder of Naji Everett, 26, of Orange. On Dec. 17, 2015, Everett was shot in the 100 block of Joyce Street in West Orange, […]

AABJ&D celebrates Good Deeds Day with cookie bake

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In honor of Good Deeds Day, the annual worldwide celebration of helping others which is on April 10 this year, Jewish Family Service of MetroWest in conjunction with Congregation Ahawas Achim B’nai Jacob & David in West Orange and the RSVP Center of Essex and Hudson Counties is sponsoring a community […]

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