Rainbows program sheds light for grief-stricken children

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Do you have a child 5 to 12 years old who is grieving a loss from a life-altering crisis such as death, divorce, separation, abandonment or another painful family transition? The Rainbows support group program for children in that age group will be meeting at the Linda & Rudy Slucker NCJW/Essex Center […]

Local residents hold an anti-Trump rally of their own

Rally organizer pushes for ‘equality, love, justice and truth’

Local residents hold an anti-Trump rally of their own

WEST ORANGE, NJ — While millions of people joined Women’s Marches around the globe Saturday, Jan. 21, a small group gathered in West Orange to hold a rally of its own. Dozens of residents marched around the front of Town Hall chanting refrains such as “West Orange for diversity” and “West Orange for justice.” Some […]

St. Cloud fifth-graders serve as safety patrol and peer leaders

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Fifth-grade students in the West Orange School District’s seven elementary schools have the privilege of serving as safety patrol and peer leaders. This is a responsibility taken seriously by the principals, teachers and students. Safety patrol students are selected by their teachers and principal to assist younger students to and from […]

Boy Scout Troop 6 builds new fence for Hazel School

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Boy Scouts of West Orange’s Troop 6 showed how they could do their own part this fall, building a new garden fence for Hazel Avenue Elementary School. The project was led by Scout Nathan Gold as part of his community service requirement to reach the rank of Eagle Scout. “Nathan […]

Golda Och Academy gives back during Community Service Day

Golda Och Academy gives back during Community Service Day

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Middle and high school students from Golda Och Academy took their lessons on tikkun olam, making the world a better place, and put them into practice. On Wednesday, Jan. 18, the entire Upper School — students in grades six through 12 and faculty — visited 18 different service sites to give […]

Luna Stage to premiere ‘Indian Head’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Luna Stage is proud to present the world premiere of “Indian Head,” the newest play from Obie Award-winning writer Nikkole Salter. In this show, Salter dives headfirst into the controversial world of football mascots and appropriation of Native American culture in this new play commissioned in partnership with the New Jersey […]

Green Hill welcomes new executive director

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The board of trustees of Green Hill recently announced the selection of Donna Lazartic as the new executive director and president for Green Hill Inc. in West Orange. According to a press release, Lazartic has broad and deep experience in the aging services field that will enable her to lead Green […]

WOHS Science Olympiad team attends its first-ever competition

WOHS Science Olympiad team attends its first-ever competition

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The newly-formed Science Olympiad team at West Orange High School had the opportunity to attend its first regional competition at Union County College in Cranford on Jan. 10, and the experience proved to be exciting and valuable. West Orange seniors Derek Lim and Abraham Dada built the team with the help […]

Winter Guard competition returns to WOHS

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The 12th annual Mid-Atlantic Indoor Network Winter Guard Competition will be held in the Tarnoff Gymnasium at West Orange High School, 51 Conforti Ave., on Saturday, Jan. 28, from 4 to 9 p.m. West Orange High School will host the event, similar to the Marching Band Invitational held in the fall. […]