Come and see what’s cooking at The Rock in West Orange

Come and see what’s cooking at The Rock in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A pollinator garden? An apiary? A soon-to-be orchard, learning space and more? Welcome to The Rock, located on Mt. Pleasant Avenue directly across from Summit Street and right past the West Orange Recycling Center. Not too many people know about The Rock, as it’s fondly called, but they should.  West Orange […]

Payne finds his national park right here in West Orange

Payne finds his national park right here in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The U.S. National Park Service encourages everyone to “#findyourpark.” And U.S. Rep. Donald Payne Jr. did exactly that! He found his local national historical park on Wednesday, July 7, while meeting with the Friends of Thomas Edison National Historical Park at the Thomas Edison NHP, located at 211 Main St. in […]

West Orange man arrested for child porn in statewide sweep

West Orange man arrested for child porn in statewide sweep

TRENTON, NJ — Former Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced on July 14 the arrests of 31 individuals — including a West Orange man — who are charged with sexually exploiting children online. The 31 men were arrested in “Operation 24/7,” a collaborative operation launched to address the continued spike in reports of potential threats […]

County seeks Green Acres funding for zoo project, park renovation

County seeks Green Acres funding for zoo project, park renovation

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Board of County Commissioners held a public hearing for a grant application to New Jersey Green Acres at its July 7 meeting for the Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange, in addition to other improvements at Weequahic Park in Newark. The county is asking for $2.5 million in […]

West Orange HS students earn the Seal of Biliteracy

West Orange HS students earn the Seal of Biliteracy

WEST ORANGE, NJ — For the 2020-21 school year, 21 West Orange High School students have excelled in multilingual language proficiency and have earned the prestigious Seal of Biliteracy.  “Students earn the Seal of Biliteracy by demonstrating English language proficiency on state and local assessments to meet graduation requirements, as well as oral, reading, listening […]

West Orange Fire Dept. holds promotion ceremony

West Orange Fire Dept. holds promotion ceremony

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Fire Chief Anthony Vecchio hosted a brief promotion ceremony at West Orange Fire Headquarters on July 8. Family and friends were on hand as Fire Capt. William Kelly and Deputy Fire Chief William McGee were elevated to their new ranks. West Orange Mayor Robert Parisi swore in both men […]

WOSD plans for full-time in-person lessons in the fall

WOSD plans for full-time in-person lessons in the fall

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education unanimously approved the West Orange School District’s safe–return-to-schools plan for the fall at its June 21 meeting, planning for the full reopening of the district and the first normal school year since the COVID-19 pandemic closed the buildings in March 2020. The plan was submitted […]

ATNJ Education Fund welcomes Matute-Brown as trustee

ATNJ Education Fund welcomes Matute-Brown as trustee

MADISON, NJ — ATNJ Education Fund, a leader in vote-by-mail education and election infrastructure advancement in New Jersey, recently announced the election of West Orange Township Council President Cindy Matute-Brown to its board of trustees. Founded in 2018, ATNJEF is focused on providing voter education and expanding access to New Jerseyans who have difficulty voting […]

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