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 […]

Washington School hosts annual Read Across America event

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Washington Elementary School held its annual Read Across America event on March 3, featuring guest readers from the West Orange public schools and local community. Superintendent Jeff Rutzky, Mayor Robert Parisi, Director of Special Services Connie Salimbeno, Technology Director Fil Santiago, Board of Education member Laura Lab and Township Councilwoman Susan […]

WOHS students visit elementary schools to celebrate literacy

WOHS students visit elementary schools to celebrate literacy

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In conjunction with Dr. Seuss’s birthday, the national Read Across America campaign and other schoolwide activities, Gregory and Kelly elementary school students were treated to visits from students from the state-approved Career and Technical Education Early Childhood program at West Orange High School on March 1. Students from Early Childhood and […]

PSAB pushes along, thanks police for pedestrian decoys

PSAB members stress importance of working with county

PSAB pushes along, thanks police for pedestrian decoys

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Police Department made 41 stops and issued 29 summonses to drivers who did not brake for a pedestrian decoy in the crosswalk in front of the Thomas Edison National Historical Park, according to an officer at the March 9 Pedestrian Safety Advisory Board meeting. Officer Scott Smarsh of […]

WOHS students teach others to build solar circuits

WOHS students teach others to build solar circuits

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School students in Katie Gardner’s engineering and design solutions class had the opportunity to show off their skills on Feb. 27 as they instructed administrators, Board of Education members and community members how to construct solar circuits. In 2016 students first constructed the circuitry as part of the […]

WOHS to perform ‘The Little Mermaid’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — This year’s West Orange High School spring musical is the wildly popular, family-friendly “The Little Mermaid.” Performances begin March 23 and continue through March 26. The 1989 Disney blockbuster was loosely based on the original fairy tale written by Hans Christian Andersen. This fun-filled show tells the story of Ariel, a […]

Rec Dept. honors 4 committed town volunteers

Rec Dept. honors 4 committed town volunteers

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Recreation Department honored four volunteers who have dedicated their time to supporting township programs at its annual Recreation Achievement Luncheon at the Katz Community Center on March 4. The department awarded plaques to Bob Franco, Vincent Stanziale Jr., Angie Della Pia and Mark Cacciacarne, who were respectively selected […]

HRC town hall attracts large crowd

Residents, township officials discuss ‘sanctuary,’ racial diversity, police statistics and more

HRC town hall attracts large crowd

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mayor Robert Parisi told those gathered for the West Orange Human Relations Commission’s Feb. 22 “We All Belong” town hall meeting that it would be unnecessary to declare the township a sanctuary city because undocumented immigrants in the township currently do not risk being singled out by local law enforcement. Though […]

WOHS, WOAC partner for art exhibit

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Through a partnership with the Visual and Performing Arts Program at West Orange High School, the West Orange Arts Council’s latest show features rising stars from the talented young arts community. The exhibit runs through Sunday, April 23, with an opening reception on Friday, March 31, from 7 to 9 p.m. […]

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