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. […]

West Orange residents head to D.C. to march for equality

West Orange residents head to D.C. to march for equality

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Several generations of New Jersey women — with dozens of buses from Essex County — participated in the Women’s March on Saturday, Jan. 21, in protest of the previous day’s inauguration of President Donald Trump. With more than 500,000 attendees in Washington, D.C., the march also spurred affiliated marches in approximately 300 […]

West Orange unites to remember Dr. King

Township residents honor King’s legacy, respected community members at annual HRC event

West Orange unites to remember Dr. King

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The most important work one can do in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. is to teach today’s children about tolerance for all people, National Urban League President and CEO Marc Morial told a gathering of residents during the West Orange Human Relations Commission’s MLK Day Celebration at The Life Christian […]

PSAB gets to work making WO streets safer in 2017

WOPD suggests limiting part of Main Street to two lanes

PSAB gets to work making WO streets safer in 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Pedestrian Safety Advisory Board members agreed at their Jan. 12 meeting that educating residents about traffic safety should be a priority in the coming year after the deaths of three pedestrians during the past year demonstrated that speeding vehicles are not always at fault. Officer Chris Jacksic of […]