Murphy’s proposed budget puts aside more money for schools

TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy’s first proposed budget increases state “formula” aid that goes directly to school districts by $283.6 million, the initial step toward fulfilling the state’s school-funding obligation, according to a March 15 press release from the NJ Department of Education. The budget also increases aid for expanded preschool, STEM programs and […]

Financial Readiness Scholarship fundraiser at WOHS

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Circle of Rainbow Sisters Seeking Spiritual and Wellness Connection is holding its annual fundraiser, “Women Who Rock the Kitchen,” on Sunday, March 25, from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Tarnoff Cafeteria at West Orange High School, 51 Conforti Ave. Monies raised will go toward the organization’s Financial Readiness Academic Scholarship Award Program. The […]

WOSEPAC to hold egg hunt

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Special Education Parent Advisory Council will hold a special needs egg hunt on Sunday, March 25, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Degnan Park, 650 Pleasant Valley Way. The event will include face painting, a sensory craft table and other fun activities. Also, from 4 to 5 p.m., […]

Edison students hold peace march for Parkland students

Edison students hold peace march for Parkland students

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On March 14, students and faculty at Thomas Edison Central Sixth Middle School held a peace march to honor the victims of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., which had occurred exactly one month prior. Students held up heart signs to show their love and […]

Girl Scouts form connections with WO seniors

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Girl Scout Troop 20064 recently spent the afternoon with elders at Green Hill in West Orange. The girls sang, danced and performed skits and gave out homemade treats. A great time was had by all! Pictured is Troop 20064 with elders Ruth Fowler, Harry Katz and Shirlie DeCostanza.

Tevlin’s murderer pleads guilty in court

Ali Muhammad Brown faces life in prison under terrorism statute for killing Livingston teenager

Tevlin’s murderer pleads guilty in court

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert Laurino announced March 6 that Ali Muhammad Brown pleaded guilty to the 2014 murder of Livingston teenager Brendan Tevlin. Brown, now age 34, fatally shot Tevlin, 19, while he was waiting at a stop light in West Orange on his way home to Livingston. In his court […]

Manning-Yarde shares her poetry

MONTCLAIR, NJ — West Orange resident Tanya Manning-Yarde will hold a poetry showcase and book signing, along with Carla Cherry and featuring Najeli Soul, at Adinkra House, 26 Pleasant Ave. in Montclair on Saturday, March 24, at 6:30 p.m.; doors open at 5:30 p.m. To purchase tickets for this event, visit Tickets may also […]

Resident sues township over Essex Green designation

Malanga hopes to see designation decision overturned

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Resident Kevin Malanga filed a lawsuit against the township of West Orange, the Township Council and the Planning Board on Feb. 14 in Essex County Superior Court, saying that the decision to designate the Essex Green and Executive Drive properties as an “area in need of redevelopment” was “unreasonable, arbitrary and […]

Chabad to host community Passover seder

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Few Jewish holidays evoke the same warm sentiments as Passover. Memories of family and friends gathered as the four cups of wine are poured, the Four Questions asked and the matzo served, all contribute to Passover’s popularity in the Jewish community. Sharing the warmth and tradition of this festival, Chabad of […]

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