Sue Freivald withdraws from WOBOE race

WEST ORANGE, NJ — And the number drops to six. West Orange resident Susan Freivald announced Sept. 7 that she is withdrawing from the race for the two open West Orange Board of Education seats. This leaves six candidates in the race; they are: incumbents Mark Robertson and Sandra Mordecai, and challengers Chris Diaz, Tanya […]

Write on Sports celebrates 11 years

NEWARK, NJ — Write on Sports, a West Orange-based organization, will host its 11th anniversary gala on Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 6 p.m. in the Metropolitan Room at The Newark Club, 1085 Raymond Boulevard in Newark. The event will also celebrate the accomplishments of Write on Sports’ students and honor the 2016 Literacy Champions Lindsay […]

Second Timothy Groves Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser to be held in October

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Wednesday, Oct. 12, The Shauger Group, West Orange PBA Local 25, West Orange Firefighters Association FMBA Local 28, West Orange SOA Local 228 and West Orange Scholarship Fund will host the second Timothy Groves Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser. The event will raise funds for the Timothy Groves Memorial Scholarship, which was […]

Newark police arrest teen fleeing from car stolen out of West Orange

NEWARK, NJ — At approximately 1 a.m. on Sept. 3, Newark police officers observed a black 2002 Honda Accord at Quitman Street near the intersection of Martin Luther King Boulevard; the vehicle had been reported stolen out of West Orange. With the assistance of NPD1, Newark’s public safety helicopter, officers on the ground located the […]

WO School District confirms 37 HIB cases in 2015-2016 school year

WOSD pleased with low HIB number but still looks to improve

WEST ORANGE, NJ — There were 37 cases of Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying confirmed to have taken place in the West Orange School District during the 2015-2016 academic year, according to data presented by Superintendent of Schools Jeffrey Rutzky during the Aug. 22 Board of Education meeting. Each case was substantiated following an investigation conducted […]

‘The 280 Project’ at Luna Stage

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Luna Stage will host “The 280 Project,” staged readings of three commissioned short plays exploring the impact and legacy of Interstate 280 on this community, written by Andrea Clinton, Phoebe Farber and Doriane Leigh Swain, on Saturday, Sept. 10, at 2 p.m. Admission is free.

WOSD set to adopt new strategic plan to improve learning

New strategic plan, feedback to inform district action plan

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The strategic plan presented to the West Orange Board of Education in August calls on the district to make changes to its facilities and curriculum so that its students will be safer, healthier and more prepared for life in the 21st century after they graduate. The plan, put together by the […]

West Orange woman arrested identity theft, mortgage fraud

TRENTON, NJ — N.J. Attorney Gen. Christopher S. Porrino announced that a man and a woman were arrested Aug. 31 on first-degree charges for allegedly carrying out an elaborate identity theft and mortgage fraud scheme in which they stole nearly $1 million from various lenders. Another man who allegedly participated in the criminal scheme is […]