West Orange seniors celebrate the holidays

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Senior Holiday Party was held at The Manor in West Orange on Wednesday, Dec. 28, according to a recent press release. Guests danced to the music of the Kate Baker Band. Photos Courtesy of Estrella Bianchi

Grant means new computers for West Orange community police

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Police Department plans to purchase new computers thanks to the recently received grant of $2,500 from the Walmart Foundation, according to a press release from the township. The department plans to purchase two new desktop computers to place in the West Orange Police Community Service Unit for use […]

Celebrate female athletes at WOHS

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The 31st annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day will be Tuesday, Feb. 7. Celebrate the WOHS girls’ basketball team and the team’s amazing undefeated season as they host Millburn High School for games. This is a family-friendly event and children enter for free. There will also be concessions, a […]

Turtle Back Zoo’s groundhog sees his shadow

According to rodent, we can expect six more weeks of winter

Turtle Back Zoo’s groundhog sees his shadow

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex Ed, resident groundhog at Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange, saw his shadow on Groundhog Day, Feb. 2. The Groundhog Day legend states that if the groundhog sees his shadow, we will have six more weeks of winter weather. In addition, Essex Ed predicted that the Atlanta Falcons would defeat […]

Morris Museum brings ‘Tree Tales’ to Hazel Elementary School

Morris Museum brings ‘Tree Tales’ to Hazel Elementary School

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Third-grade students at Hazel Elementary School received a visit Jan. 25 from Dawn Esposito of the Morris Museum, who brought a curated collection of tree leaves and branches as part of the museum’s “Tree Tales” visiting outreach program. Students were able to explore the collection and learn about the lifecycle of […]

TSTI’s (RE)Connection Group kicks off winter fun at potluck

MILLBURN, NJ — Forty-two members of the (RE)Connection group at Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel gathered recently for a playoff football potluck at the home of synagogue members Andrea and David Baum in Short Hills. Among those who enjoyed a Sunday afternoon of socializing over food, drink and football were, from left, Debbie Taffet of Short Hills, […]

Actor Warner Miller visits West Orange High School

Actor Warner Miller visits West Orange High School

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Students in teacher William Farley’s choir classes got a special visit from actor Warner Miller on Jan. 12. Miller co-starred in “American Gangster” with Denzel Washington and most recently appeared as “Tone” in the Netflix series, “Luke Cage.” Students listened intently as Miller recounted his journey into acting and a career […]

Protesters gather outside Frelinghuysen’s office demanding meeting

Protesters gather outside Frelinghuysen’s office demanding meeting

MORRISTOWN, NJ — Constituents of New Jersey’s 11th Congressional district continued to press Republican Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, who represents parts of Essex, Morris, Sussex and Passaic counties, to explain his views on a number of the new Trump administration’s policies. With signs and slogans of “Where’s Rodney?” and “We’re not going away,” voters from various […]

WOHS cheerleaders take top honors at Roxbury competition

WOHS cheerleaders take top honors at Roxbury competition

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange High School varsity, junior varsity and gameday cheerleading teams all took first-place honors at the Roxbury High School “Roxy Rumble” on Jan. 28. In addition to its first-place win, the varsity squad was also named Fan Favorite by the judges. “This was a great warmup to the UCA […]