Integrity House to visit area towns with new mobile recovery center

Integrity House to visit area towns with new mobile recovery center

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Integrity House, one of the largest not-for-profit providers of substance use disorder treatment licensed in the state of New Jersey, with programs in Kearny, Newark, Secaucus, Toms River, Morris Plains and Paramus, recently announced its new program, REACH for Recovery, a mobile recovery center for those suffering from substance abuse. Funded […]

West Orange HS sophomore completes Eagle Scout project at Hazel

West Orange HS sophomore completes Eagle Scout project at Hazel

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School sophomore Gus Peterson recently completed his Eagle Scout project by orchestrating a community effort to repair and paint the blacktop wall at Hazel Elementary School. “This has been a long-term goal for me,” said Peterson, who is part of Troop 6 in West Orange. “The project not […]

West Orange teacher named New Jersey Department of Education Exemplary Educator

West Orange teacher named New Jersey Department of Education Exemplary Educator

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Kelly Elementary School teacher Keri Orange-Jones has been named an Exemplary Educator by the New Jersey Department of Education. The prestigious award is given to educators who “exhibit strong knowledge and skills, an inspiring presence, and a positive impact on students, colleagues and the school community,” according to the NJDOE website. […]

WOSD to move ahead with hybrid learning

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange School District began Phase 1 of its reopening plan on Jan. 19, welcoming back all staff members to the school buildings, along with cohorts of special-needs students. In a letter to district stakeholders on Jan. 13, Superintendent Scott Cascone said the “soft opening” is an important step in […]

West Orange St. Patrick’s Day Parade postponed

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In consultation with the township of West Orange, the West Orange St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee has decided to postpone the March 2021 St. Patrick’s Day Parade due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. The committee is currently evaluating other options for hosting events in 2021 when the current situation and restrictions […]

LGBTQ+ WAE meets on Jan. 21

LGBTQ+ WAE meets on Jan. 21

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Thursday, Jan. 21, at 7 p.m., LGBTQ+ WAE will hold its first virtual meeting of 2021. Part of the Wellness, Art and Enrichment Center in West Orange, the group offers inclusivity and unconditional support for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and autism spectrum disorder who identify as LGBTQ+. Monthly […]

West Orange High School students partner with Tree-Plenish

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In December 2020, Tree-Plenish partnered with more than 85 schools, including West Orange High School, to help build sustainable communities through youth engagement. West Orange High School plans to plant 243 trees on April 24 to offset its school’s paper usage during one academic year. The Tree-Plenish Program will mentor students […]

FCCLA Club members in West Orange take top honors

FCCLA Club members in West Orange take top honors

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Students in West Orange High School’s Family, Community and Career Leaders of America Club attended the annual Fall State Leadership Conference, held virtually from Nov. 16 to 19, and took top honors in several categories. The theme for the conference was “Mission: A Brighter Tomorrow.” Students competed against other schools in […]

JLOSH now accepting applications for community grants program

JLOSH now accepting applications for community grants program

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills invites local nonprofit organizations to apply for a community grant for 2020-2021 in amounts ranging from $1,000 to $5,000.  The grants will be awarded to qualifying 501(c)(3) organizations whose programs further JLOSH’s “Fill the Need Initiative.” The initiative focuses on addressing the […]

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