BOE lauds Edison Central Six staff for strides made

BOE lauds Edison Central Six staff for strides made

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education officially acknowledged that Thomas A. Edison Middle School’s “focus school” status has been removed and was notified that the school had met all eligibility requirements as of June 30. New Jersey defines a focus school as having “the overall lowest subgroup performance, a graduation rate […]

SHU partners with nonprofit, SOMSD hopes to be next

SHU partners with nonprofit, SOMSD hopes to be next

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Seton Hall University announced a partnership with Today’s Students Tomorrow’s Teachers on Monday, Sept. 18, officially signing an agreement that will go into effect in August 2018 for the 2018-2019 school year. The nonprofit organization is a teacher mentoring program that launched 23 years ago to address the teacher diversity gap […]

West Orange singer to help teach master class in NYC

West Orange singer to help teach master class in NYC

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Jeff Alani Stanfill doesn’t spend much time on Twitter, but when he does, the West Orange resident and New York City vocal coach follows people he admires. That’s how he met David Phelps, a world-renowned vocalist who has won Grammy and Dove awards, and began a friendship and teacher-student relationship that […]

CHSSF works to keep sending SOMA students to college

CHSSF works to keep sending SOMA students to college

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Columbia High School Scholarship Fund hosted its fifth annual cocktail reception for 120 guests at the Maplewood Club on Sept. 9 to raise money for the scholarships that will be distributed next May. The nonprofit awards need-based scholarships to graduates of Columbia High School to help fund their post-secondary education. In […]

16 years later, Essex still remembers

Community gathers at Eagle Rock to honor victims of 9/11, thank first responders

16 years later, Essex still remembers

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County residents gathered at Eagle Rock Reservation in West Orange early on Monday, Sept. 11, to commemorate the lives lost 16 years ago in the terror attacks of 2001. While overlooking the New York City skyline, the Essex Remembers ceremony honored the nearly 3,000 people who were killed, 57 of […]

Sixth jitney route serving more of town launches

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange jitney launched a sixth line that started service Tuesday, Sept. 5, and will provide commuters with rides to and from the Brick Church and Orange train stations. The new line covers the Redwood, Pleasantdale and Lourdes neighborhoods on weekdays and makes stops on Pleasant Valley Way at Hooper […]

Unity Rally draws crowd on Labor Day

WO residents gather to reaffirm commitment to diversity, inclusiveness, equity and community

Unity Rally draws crowd on Labor Day

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange human relations commissioners took advantage of a sunny Labor Day morning when they and about 60 West Orange residents gathered on Main Street at the steps of Town Hall for the Unity Rally. Organized by Mike Taylor and Simone Shenassa, the event featured speakers from various local religious groups […]

Help West Orange break the silence on ovarian cancer

Help West Orange break the silence on ovarian cancer

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange residents and supporters from towns in the surrounding area will come together Sunday, Sept. 24, for the 27th annual Mayor’s 5K Run to Break the Silence. The charity walking and running event, which is run by the Downtown West Orange Alliance and supports the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition. The […]