West Orange High School prom shows off high fashion

West Orange High School prom shows off high fashion

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange High School Prom, held May 26 at Birchwood Manor, was a joyful celebration in many ways. After making it through two years of online learning, students still shined academically, athletically and creatively. A newer trend is to attend in groups with their friends and not the required date […]

West Orange awarded sustainability grant by PSEG Foundation for bioretention systems

West Orange awarded sustainability grant by PSEG Foundation for bioretention systems

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On May 23, Sustainable Jersey announced that West Orange was one of 35 N.J. municipalities, schools and school districts selected to receive a Sustainable Jersey grant funded by the PSEG Foundation. Proposals were evaluated by an independent blue-ribbon selection committee. The Sustainable Jersey grants are intended to help municipalities and schools […]

Policy to address consequences of large number of bench warrants for low-level offenses

Policy to address consequences of large number of bench warrants for low-level offenses

TRENTON, NJ — On May 25, acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin announced a directive instructing that law enforcement agencies no longer place individuals with municipal court bench warrants with bail amounts of $500 or fewer under custodial arrest. Instead, those individuals — who are already generally released after arrest — will now be given […]

Essex County commemorates Memorial Day early at Veterans Memorial Park

Essex County commemorates Memorial Day early at Veterans Memorial Park

NEWARK, NJ — On Tuesday, May 24, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. hosted a Memorial Day ceremony at the Armed Forces Memorial in Essex County Veterans Memorial Park to commemorate Memorial Day. Laying a ceremonial wreath with the county executive were Deputy Chief of Staff William Payne; Commissioner Patricia Sebold; retired Navy and […]

West Orange High School hosts ‘Move the Spectrum’ event

West Orange High School hosts ‘Move the Spectrum’ event

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School students and staff enjoyed an exciting array of activities designed to engage their senses at the “Move the Spectrum” event in Suriano Stadium on May 13. “West Orange High School physical education teacher Chuck Mound decided to create the event after WOHS students were unable to attend […]

West Orange HS senior to receive prestigious scholarship

West Orange HS senior to receive prestigious scholarship

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School senior Austin Cowley has been named a recipient of the GE–Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute scholarship. According to the foundation’s website, “The GE–Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program honors the legacy and character of our nation’s 40th president by rewarding college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity […]

Township raises Haitian flag on steps of West Orange Town Hall

Township raises Haitian flag on steps of West Orange Town Hall

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Community members joined West Orange Councilwoman Tammy Williams, Council President Susan McCartney, Human Relations Commissioner Elizabeth Milhim, keynote speaker Sgt. Nelson Abraham Cyprien, Natacha Clesca-Charlemagne and Councilman Bill Rutherford at a Haitian flag-raising event at West Orange Town Hall on March 19.  The ceremony honored the 219th anniversary of the creation […]

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