Essex teens learn ‘Love Shouldn’t Hurt!’

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Does your teenager know the warning signs of an abusive relationship? One in three teens experience verbal or physical abuse from a dating partner. This statistic is the reason that “safe dating” education is required by law in New Jersey. West Orange High School, Montclair High School and Technology High School […]

How Essex County residents voted this past election

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — This election season in Essex County was quite eventful, with a combined 55 elections and four public questions. There were a whopping 159 candidates listed on the various county ballots. All results remain unofficial until certified by Essex County Clerk Christopher J. Durkin. The biggest election was of course that for […]

Kidde recalls fire extinguishers with plastic handles

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Kidde Fire Safety has issued a recall for Kidde fire extinguishers with plastic handles due to discharge failure and nozzle detachment. This product recall involves two styles of Kidde disposable fire extinguishers: plastic handle fire extinguishers and plastic push-button fire extinguishers. This recall does not include Kidde Professional or Badger branded […]

Musically celebrating life of beloved Redwood teacher

WEST ORANGE, NJ — At the beginning of the school year, Redwood Elementary School lost longtime vocal music teacher Joel Perry. Perry, who had been with Redwood for more than a decade, led the fifth-grade and chamber choruses, and taught the guitar club. He was also the 2017 recipient of the NJ Association of Jazz […]

West Orange Classic Film Festival lineup

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The lineup for the 13th annual West Orange Classic Film Festival has been released. The festival is held at AMC Theatres in Essex Green on Sundays at 2 p.m. More information and tickets will be available soon. The festival will screen “Rosemary’s Baby” on Jan. 7, “The Great Dictator” on Jan. […]

WOSD scores perfectly in 4 of 5 NJQSAC sections

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Superintendent of Schools Jeffrey Rutzky presented the 2017-2018 New Jersey Quality Single Accountability Continuum report to the Board of Education at its Nov. 6 meeting, revealing good scores in the five categories that the process evaluates. NJQSAC monitors and evaluates New Jersey’s public schools districts based on research and […]

WOAC holiday boutique

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Arts Council will hold a holiday boutique from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2, and Sunday, Dec. 3, at the West Orange Arts Center, 561 Valley Road. This event will feature original, hand-crafted jewelry, cards, clothing and home items by local artists. For more information, send […]

Hotel gives back in Redwood cleanup

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Residence Inn by Marriott West Orange participated in a “Thankful Giveback” to the community on Nov. 9 in conjunction with Marriott’s Global Customer Appreciation Week. The hotel staff cleaned up Woodland Avenue in the Redwood section of West Orange in gratitude to local restaurants and businesses that have used the […]

Scheier to be featured speaker at luncheon

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mindy Scheier will serve as keynote speaker at the annual Thanksgiving Luncheon on Wednesday, Nov. 22, at noon. The annual Thanksgiving Luncheon, jointly sponsored by the West Orange Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club, Rotary Club and UNICO, will be held at Mayfair Farms in West Orange. Scheier is the founder and […]

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