Tevlin’s alleged killer convicted of unrelated WO robbery

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Seattle man accused of killing Livingston college student Brendan Tevlin in June 2014 was convicted on all counts of an unrelated armed robbery of a man in West Orange. Following a two-week trial before Superior Court Judge Michael A. Petrolle, a jury found Ali Muhammad Brown, 30, guilty on Nov. 17 […]

Let your creative juices flow at new Arts Center in W.O.

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Local artists in search of feedback and encouragement need look no further than the Creative Connections program offered by the West Orange Arts Council, now located in its new home, the West Orange Arts Center at 551 Valley Road in West Orange. The newly opened center has been in operation for about […]

Communication maven heads to Hong Kong to share wisdom

SOUTH ORANGE / WEST ORANGE, NJ — South Orange resident and West Orange native Michelle Tillis Lederman’s communications expertise has afforded her the opportunity to speak in front of some of the biggest corporations and institutions in the nation, from Morgan Stanley to Johnson & Johnson and General Electric. But soon Lederman’s ability to help others […]

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Despite issuance of yet another default letter, town officials remain confident in redevelopment

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The township of West Orange issued yet another default letter to Edison Village redeveloper Prism Capital Partners on Nov. 11, after the real estate operator failed to pay fourth-quarter taxes on its redevelopment properties before both the Nov. 1 due date and Nov. 10 extended deadline. Township redevelopment counsel Jennifer Credidio’s default […]

SHP Fathers Club bestows its most cherished award

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Seton Hall Prep Fathers Club honored West Orange resident Tony Esposito with the organization’s most cherished award, the Thomas A. Reynolds ’48 Award on Nov. 1. Bestowed at the annual Family Communion Breakfast in the name of the late Tom Reynolds, the first multi-term president of the club in the […]

West Orange says ‘thank you’ to all U.S. veterans

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange calls itself “the most decorated community in New Jersey” for being the home to 360 recipients of the New Jersey Distinguished Service Medal, the state’s highest award for military service. Although this is an unofficial distinction, no one can deny that the township takes pride in its veterans. For proof […]

Schools welcome town to special needs meet-and-greet

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Special Education Parent Advisory Council sponsored a standing-room-only meet-and-greet at Liberty Middle School on Oct. 19 to introduce themselves and provide information about the special education program in the West Orange School District. WOSEPAC Chairperson Tanya Atterberry explained the purpose of the council as “an organization of parents […]

WOHS varsity cheerleaders will head to Nationals competition

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange High School varsity cheerleaders were named Northeast Regional Champions in the Large Varsity Non-Tumbling Division at the Universal Cheerleaders Association Northeast Regional Competition on Nov. 14, held at Pine Belt Arena in Toms River. This is the second year the team has competed at the regionals, and its […]

WOHS, vet recognize each other for devotion to nation

WEST ORANGE, NJ — When the West Orange High School Jr. Air Force ROTC held its Veterans Day Ceremony on Nov. 4 at Conforti Circle to recognize members of the military for their service, the students were presented with a special recognition, as well. Capt. Robert Murphy of the 1-150th Aviator Helicopter Battalion, who recently […]