Estupinan prepared to take over at Gregory this Sept.

WEST ORANGE, NJ — After eight years at the helm of Gregory Elementary School, Principal Michele Thompson is retiring and handing her office over to Makeida Estupinan. Officially approved at the July 16 West Orange Board of Education meeting, Estupinan is taking over as principal after three years as the assistant principal at Gregory. “Overall […]

Michael Oren returns to B’nai Shalom in WO

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Michael Oren will return to West Orange on Tuesday, Sept. 4, to take the stage at Temple B’nai Shalom for his talk “Israel and American Jews: Common Destiny or Separate Paths?” The Israeli Deputy Prime Minister and West Orange native and will be speaking in his hometown about the relationship between […]

WO teen honors Indian roots through event

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Residents gathered on the front steps of Town Hall to celebrate Indian Independence Day, raising India’s flag in a ceremony organized by 14–year-old Riya Goel on Wednesday, Aug. 15. The event brought members of West Orange’s Indian community together, something Goel said she hadn’t often seen. “I didn’t think the Indian […]

WO remediating 6 locations where legionella was found

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Three weeks after West Orange officials announced they had found elevated levels of legionella bacteria in the water sources at Town Hall, test results of the township’s other municipal buildings revealed six other locations also have elevated levels of the bacteria. According to an Aug. 15 press release, internal plumbing was […]

DiVincenzo calls for return to 2-percent arbitration cap

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. renewed his request to Gov. Phil Murphy, Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin to reenact the 2-percent cap on interest-arbitration increases for police and fire employees Tuesday, Aug. 14. The measure was first introduced in 2011 and renewed in 2014, before it was […]

Morgan enthusiastic about upcoming work at CHS

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A new principal will take over at Columbia High School when classes begin in September, after interim Superintendent of Schools Thomas Ficarra announced the shuffling of several district administrators, including former CHS Principal Elizabeth Aaron. After serving as the high school’s principal for the last four years, Aaron is now a principal […]

WO breaks ground on Central Ave. apartment complex

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Valley Arts district of West Orange and Orange has been going through a resurgence in recent years, continuing Wednesday Aug. 8, with the groundbreaking of the Valley Residential project on Central Avenue. The empty lot will soon be turned into residential development, built by New Jersey Housing, Mortgage Finance Agency […]

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