Roosevelt Middle School graduates 246 students

Roosevelt Middle School graduates 246 students

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Two-hundred and forty-six eighth-graders bade farewell to Roosevelt Middle School and hello to high school at their graduation ceremony on June 20, attended by family members and honored guests Superintendent Jeff Rutzky and retiring Assistant Superintendent Donna Rando. Graduating students, parents and guests were greeted by RMS Principal Lionel Hush, who […]

Christie administration selects 32 higher education institutions to receive capital improvement grants

TRENTON, NJ — According to a press release from the administration of Gov. Chris Christie, Secretary of Higher Education Rochelle Hendricks has sent the Legislature her certified list of 35 higher education capital construction project grants that will boost technology, support the health sciences, and renovate laboratories and classrooms at 32 institutions across the state. […]

Recent graduate honors Seton Hall family legacy

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On May 16, Michael Bennett of Tustin, Calif., joined three previous generations of his family in the ranks of Seton Hall alumni. Following in the footsteps of his great-grandfather Cornelius Nolan, grandfather William Nolan and uncle Brian Nolan, Bennett graduated cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree in classical studies […]

OHS graduates its Class of 2016

OHS graduates its Class of 2016

ORANGE, NJ — Lounie Germain, the valedictorian of the Orange High School Class of 2016 loves her class, her school and the city of Orange, as she said in her valedictory speech at the school’s commencement ceremony at the Richard Codey Arena in West Orange on Friday, June 24. “I love Orange because this is […]

IHS 2016 graduation builds on tradition

IHS 2016 graduation builds on tradition

IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington High School held its 137th commencement ceremony in the Richard Codey Arena in West Orange on Thursday, June 23. Keia Smith was the valedictorian of the Irvington High School Class of 2016, and the guest speaker was music writer, producer and Irvington High School alumnus Al Sherrod Lambert. “Statistics show that public […]

Nationally recognized STEM summer program coming to Clinton

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Camp Invention, a summer enrichment day camp program, supported by the United States Patent and Trademark Office and a product of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, is coming to Clinton Elementary School in Maplewood the week of July 4. For students entering grades one through six, Camp Invention is a weeklong […]

Community Coalition on Race presents XrootsFest on July 16

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race presents XRootsFest, an annual multicultural heritage festival that is one the most diverse and interactive events in the area. Returning for its third season — previously called the Cultural Heritage Festival — XRootsFest will take place at Flood’s Hill in South Orange’s Meadowland Park […]

CHS bids farewell to Class of 2016

At June 22 commencement ceremony, 435 SOMA residents join the ranks of Columbia alumni

CHS bids farewell to Class of 2016

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The energy and excitement were palpable at Columbia High School’s 129th commencement exercises Wednesday, June 22, as hundreds of graduates, faculty members, family and friends gathered at Essex County College for an event that was more than just pomp and circumstance. Graduating senior Thomas Ries had arrived early at the gala ceremony […]

WOHS bids farewell to Class of 2016

At June 22 commencement ceremony, 512 classmates join the ranks of West Orange alumni

WOHS bids farewell to Class of 2016

WEST ORANGE, NJ — All 512 students who graduated from West Orange High School during the 121st annual commencement exercises at Codey Arena on June 22 responded differently to the rite of passage they had looked forward to since first entering the school as nervous freshmen four years ago. Some sported large smiles, others danced […]