‘Greasers’ and ‘Socs’ play out 50-year feud on WOHS stage

Classic novel comes to life on WOHS stage this weekend

‘Greasers’ and ‘Socs’ play out 50-year feud on WOHS stage

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Fifty-one years after the book hit shelves and 35 years after moviegoers headed to cinemas to see “The Outsiders,” West Orange High School thespians will take the stage to present the theater version of the classic teenage tale set in the 1960s. Set in Tulsa, Okla., in 1965, the story is […]

West Orange ‘goes to the dogs’ at Barktober parade

Costume competition is ‘ruff’ at animal rescue fundraiser

West Orange ‘goes to the dogs’ at Barktober parade

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The inaugural “Barktober” Halloween parade brought nearly 60 dogs with their families to O’Connor Park to show off their Halloween costumes and raise money for the West Orange Animal Welfare League on Oct. 20, while also facing off to win the “Top Dog” prize. When residents began sharing photos of their […]

Rutzky resigns, BOE approves separation

After unanimous Board of Ed. vote on Oct. 19, Rutzky ceases being WO superintendent that midnight

Rutzky resigns, BOE approves separation

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education approved a separation agreement with Superintendent Jeffrey Rutzky at a special meeting Oct. 19, in which Rutzky agreed to voluntarily resign effective at midnight that evening. Complying with state law, Rutzky will be paid three months’ salary for each year remaining on his contract, which […]

CHS alum bikes to Maplewood from Montana for reunion

Cohn has experience of a lifetime on his way back to CHS

CHS alum bikes to Maplewood from Montana for reunion

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — When the members of the Columbia High School Class of 1968 gathered for their 50th reunion Oct. 19, most probably drove a car or flew on an airplane to reconnect with one another. But one member of that graduating class rode his bicycle 3,092 miles from Missoula, Mont., back to Maplewood, a […]

MFD holds first-ever open house event

At inaugural open house, Maplewood Fire Department dedicates long-awaited new Fire Engine 32

MFD holds first-ever open house event

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Fire Department celebrated Fire Prevention Month at its Dunnell Road headquarters on Saturday Oct. 13 with an open house, where residents could watch demonstrations and try on firefighting gear, culminating with the dedication of a long-awaited new fire engine. According to fire Chief Michael Dingelstedt, the new engine is replacing one […]

WOFD connects with residents at event

Firefighters demonstrate how to put out fires, rescue trapped individuals, put on stellar open house

WOFD connects with residents at event

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Returning its open house to headquarters for the first time in several years, the West Orange Fire Department held the annual event on Sunday, Oct. 14, allowing residents to try their hand at extinguishing flames and watch demonstrations about fire safety. At the event, the department personnel took apart a car […]