Hoatson files lawsuit against allegedly unfair conventions

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange native running as a Democratic candidate for governor of New Jersey has filed a civil motion against the Bergen County Democratic Committee in the chancery division of New Jersey Superior Court seeking to nullify the committee’s convention results after he was not invited to participate. Robert Hoatson wrote […]

WOHS wind ensemble invited to perform in Music for All National Festival

WOHS wind ensemble invited to perform in Music for All National Festival

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School’s wind ensemble has been invited to perform at the 2017 Music for All National Festival, presented by Yamaha, the nation’s most prestigious festival for school instrumental music ensembles. The 26th annual festival will take place in Indianapolis from March 9 to 11. WOHS wind ensemble is under […]

DOI medical director leads post-film discussion

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Dr. Joshua Schor, medical director of Daughters of Israel in West Orange, led a post-screening conversation on “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End,” based on the bestseller by Dr. Atul Gawande. The event, sponsored by Greater MetroWest CARES, took place Jan. 30 at the Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy. The […]

WOHS celebrates diversity, Black History Month

WOHS celebrates diversity, Black History Month

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The guest speaker for the West Orange High School Student Council’s annual Black History Month Dinner urged the young black people in attendance to never forget where they came from, stressing that “if you love a brother, help a brother.” Reggie Miller, a motivational speaker and youth mentor, told those in […]

Parents express concern regarding Edison honors program

Edison parents worry over self-esteem of non-honors pupils

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Several parents are speaking out against the way the honors program is organized at Edison Central Six School, arguing that grouping all the honors students together is stigmatizing to those not involved with the program. The root of the issue is Edison’s three-team approach to scheduling, in which students attend classes […]

NAACP to screen ‘Hidden Colors’

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Oranges and Maplewood unit of the NAACP will conduct public workshops at local libraries to celebrate the accomplishments and cultural heights that the people of the African diaspora have achieved. The documentary film “Hidden Colors” will be screened. “Hidden Colors” is about the real and untold history of people of […]

NAACP schedules events for Black History Month

ORANGE, NJ — The Oranges-Maplewood NAACP has organized free screenings of the documentary “Hidden Colors” at libraries in Orange, East Orange, West Orange, South Orange and Maplewood throughout February in honor of Black History Month. This documentary is not to be confused with the film of the same name currently showing in theaters. “This year, […]

JCC evacuates following bomb threat

JCC evacuates following bomb threat

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The FBI and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division is investigating a string of bomb threats at Jewish Community Centers throughout North America in January, including one that forced West Orange’s JCC MetroWest to evacuate Jan. 31. FBI spokeswoman Samantha Tucker Shero told the West Orange Chronicle that the […]

Metro YMCA ranked in top 5 percent of U.S. nonprofits

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — For the sixth year straight, the nation’s largest charity evaluator has awarded the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges its top rating in recognition of the organization’s sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. “Only 5 percent of the charities we evaluate have received at least six consecutive four-star evaluations, […]

12th annual winter guard competition at WOHS kicks off competition season

12th annual winter guard competition at WOHS kicks off competition season

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The 12th annual Mid-Atlantic Indoor Network Winter Guard Competition was held at West Orange High School on Jan. 28, kicking off competition season for the Mountaineers and more than 25 competing teams across the region. Hundreds of spectators attended the competition and enjoyed not only the performances but the intermissions, jumping […]