HPC approves next step in St. Mark’s Church repairs

HPC approves next step in St. Mark’s Church repairs

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Historic Preservation Commission unanimously approved a certificate of appropriateness for the proposed St. Mark’s Episcopal Church roof plans during its April 18 meeting, thus bringing the nearly 200-year-old historic building one step closer to restoration following the fire that severely damaged it on New Year’s Day 2016. Several […]

BOE, WOEA reach tentative agreement

School district, teachers’ union reach consensus on salaries, benefits; a few items left to decide

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education and the West Orange Education Association reached a tentative agreement regarding health benefits and salary increases on April 17. Neither side would comment on the specifics of the deals since they are still negotiating other issues and therefore have not yet arrived at a final […]

Valerie Fund receives infusion of donations

Bar mitzvah boy collects toys to give to children with cancer, seeks to bring smiles to their faces

Valerie Fund receives infusion of donations

MAPLEWOOD / WEST ORANGE, NJ — A West Orange boy is collecting toys for donation to the children of The Valerie Fund, a Maplewood-based nonprofit organization that benefits youth with cancer and blood diseases. Tyler Levy has collected approximately 180 toys since launching his drive in February, nearly twice as much as his original goal […]

Easter Bunny visits West Orange celebration

Families meet the Bunny, have grand time at revamped Spring Fling with music, crafts and more

Easter Bunny visits West Orange celebration

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Though West Orange Recreation Department held its annual Spring Fling on April 13 at West Orange High School’s Tarnoff Gym, the 2017 event offered a different kind of experience for local children than in previous years. Forgoing its traditional egg hunt, the Spring Fling this year hosted a Play Zone where […]

SHU ‘farmers and cowmen’ to be friends on SOPAC stage

‘Cain’t say no’ to seeing ‘Oklahoma!’ this weekend

SHU ‘farmers and cowmen’ to be friends on SOPAC stage

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — “Oklahoma!” is undoubtedly one of the most significant plays in the history of American theater. The Rodgers and Hammerstein classic — the duo’s debut collaboration — was among the first productions to incorporate song and dance into a coherent story when it opened on Broadway in 1943. Since then the show […]

Local tween proves herself to be an adroit businesswoman

Talented young baker gets headstart in world of business

Local tween proves herself to be an adroit businesswoman

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — For most 12-year-olds, life’s biggest accomplishments may include getting homework done on time or passing a major test. But Maplewood’s Sadie Munoz is no ordinary 12-year-old. In the fifth grade last year Sadie launched what she now calls “Pinata Cupcakes,” a business selling filled cupcakes that she bakes herself. And on March […]

WO resident seeks volunteers for Habitat trip to India

WEST ORANGE, NJ — When most people think about international travel, they probably envision themselves sitting on a Caribbean beach with a mai tai in hand watching the sun set over the crashing waves of a sparkling blue ocean. But for West Orange’s Saumya Bhatnagar, a trip overseas usually means manual labor — for a […]