DCA report finds institutional homeownership is rising in New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ — On Dec. 1, the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs issued the report “Buying New Jersey: The Rise in Institutional Ownership of Residential Properties,” which examines recent trends in institutional homeownership and its impact on the ability of households to buy a home. The report was researched and written by DCA’s Office […]

West Orange School District lays out plans, progress in diversity recruitment

West Orange School District lays out plans, progress in diversity recruitment

WEST ORANGE, NJ — While the West Orange School District’s teacher ethnic makeup does not match the student ethnic makeup, progress on that front is being made. At the Nov. 21 West Orange Board of Education meeting, Joseph Vespignani, the district’s executive director of personnel and special projects, gave a presentation titled “Diversity Data and […]

Local food pantry gives thanks for generous West Orange community

Local food pantry gives thanks for generous West Orange community

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In a year filled with challenges, the Holy Trinity–West Orange Food Pantry was able to provide more than 400 turkeys and Thanksgiving side bags to needy families via its distribution on Nov. 21 and 22, mainly due to the generosity of the West Orange community. “Don’t believe the naysayers that have […]

Turkey Trot returns to Gregory Elementary School in West Orange

Turkey Trot returns to Gregory Elementary School in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual Turkey Trot returned to Gregory Elementary School in West Orange on Nov. 22 after a three-year absence. Under sunny skies, third-, fourth- and fifth-graders ran around the school to the cheers of younger students, faculty and parents. Students ran two laps around the school as West Orange police officers, […]

West Orange Rotary distributes meals at Christine’s Kitchen

West Orange Rotary distributes meals at Christine’s Kitchen

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Saturday, Nov. 12, members of the Rotary Club of West Orange distributed more than 200 meals at Christine’s Kitchen at the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in West Orange. This is one of several community-based initiatives undertaken by the Rotary Club. Earlier this year, the Rotarians distributed backpacks to students, provided […]

WOHS students, employees hold clap out for Hayden Moore on his last day

WOHS students, employees hold clap out for Hayden Moore on his last day

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In an emotional and heartfelt clap out, Hayden Moore was feted by staff and students at West Orange High School on Nov. 18 as his last day as the school’s principal came to a close. Moore has moved on to serve as West Orange assistant superintendent of schools under interim Superintendent […]

Teamsters make impressive donation to West Orange food pantry

Teamsters make impressive donation to West Orange food pantry

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Thanksgiving came early at the Holy Trinity–West Orange Food Pantry with the arrival of Teamsters Local 863 and their annual Thanksgiving donation. The donation was organized by the Teamsters and West Orange residents Kathy Zizza and Patti Nathan, pictured. 

Kick off the holiday season in downtown West Orange

Kick off the holiday season in downtown West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — With the holiday season around the corner, downtown West Orange offers holiday activities that are fun for the whole family. “Downtown West Orange businesses are gearing up for another great holiday shopping season,” Downtown West Orange Alliance Executive Director Megan Brill said in a press release. “Our downtown shops, restaurants and […]

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