EO, SO residents honored with Legends Awards

EO, SO residents honored with Legends Awards

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Division of Senior Services hosted the 10th annual Essex County Older Americans Heritage Month Celebration on Wednesday, May 11, in The Priory restaurant in Newark. During the ceremony, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented Essex County Legends Awards to East Orange resident Inez Rosalie Alick Elliott and South […]

Hazel community bids fond farewell to outgoing principal

Hazel community bids fond farewell to outgoing principal

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Tears and laughter filled the Hazel Elementary School auditorium on May 4 as the community turned out in force to say goodbye to beloved Principal Edwin Acevedo, who has assumed superintendency of the Long Hill School District. Newly-appointed interim Principal Heather Carr was present for the sendoff, along with West Orange […]

Menendez, Booker announce $1.6 million in federal funding to support arts education in N.J.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker recently announced the awarding of a combined $1,610,900 in federal grants from the National Endowment of the Arts to support and enhance arts education throughout New Jersey. The NEA funds state and local arts initiatives through multiple grant categories including Arts Works, Our Town, State […]

Gaelen Juried Art Show returns for 17th year

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The 17th annual Gaelen Juried Art Show & Sale, sponsored by Audrey & Norbert Gaelen of West Orange, will open Sunday, May 15, and run through Sunday, June 26, at the Gaelen Gallery West on the Aidekman Campus, 901 Route 10 East in Whippany. This year 85 pieces by 54 artists […]

Hazel, SHP students celebrate successful tutoring program

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Seton Hall Preparatory School students celebrated another successful year of tutoring at Hazel Elementary School thanks to the efforts of the West Orange African Heritage Organization. Tutors and their students enjoyed their last Wednesday afternoon together with pizza and games, posing happily for photos and already looking forward to next year. […]

WOHS percussion team takes first place in US Bands Competition

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Percussion Ensemble took first place in their Division 2A Standstill Class at the US Bands Competition held April 24 at Lehigh University. The ensemble received a score of 92.675. This is their fifth year of competition and their first division win. Their director is Michael Denburg, assistant director […]

Township Council cheers on cheerleaders

Township Council cheers on cheerleaders

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange High School cheerleading team was recognized at the May 3 Township Council meeting for its 2016 season, during which it performed at every football game and basketball and wrestling match on top of earning seven first-place finishes in numerous competitions. These wins included a first-place finish in the […]

NJ Transit buses, train stations to feature West Orange High School student artwork

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The visually stunning “stained-glass” murals created by West Orange High School driver’s education students for the Nikhil Badlani Foundation’s Traffic Safety Awareness project were unveiled April 29 in the Tarnoff Cafeteria, along with the winning title for this year’s campaign: “Put down the attractions to stop the distractions.” The artwork can […]

Head start on reading the hagaddah

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Daughters of Israel residents Roslyn Berman, left, and Doris Silver got a head start on reviewing the haggadah before the first Passover seder began on Friday evening, April 29. Photo Courtesy of Renee Glick