District Jazz Concert wows crowd

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The District Jazz Concert, held Feb. 23 at Liberty Middle School, played to a full house of appreciative family and community members who came away in awe of the musical talent in the West Orange School District. Students in grades six through 12 performed in the annual jazz concert with their […]

Engineering students suggest narrowing lanes to 10 feet

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A graduate class of civil engineering students from Rutgers University’s Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy advised the township to narrow the driving lanes, mark crosswalks and add sidewalks to make Northfield Avenue, Pleasant Valley Way and Main Street safer and more enjoyable for pedestrians and drivers during […]

Animals bring joy to Green Hill

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Green Hill has had a long history of pet therapy programs with elders, according to a recent release. There are resident animals that make up the Green Hill family, including cats, rabbits and birds, as well as dog pet visitors from staffers families. Community Life Assistant Karen Gyetvay’s therapy dog, visits […]

WOHS Adaptive iSTEM class to be featured on ‘Classroom Close-Up’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange High School Adaptive iSTEM — Integrative Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics — program will be featured on the Emmy Award-winning television series “Classroom Close-Up” on March 5. The class was filmed in December 2015 as part of the show’s series highlighting innovative projects in New Jersey public schools. […]

West Orange gets ready to support ACS, host Relay for Life

West Orange gets ready to support ACS, host Relay for Life

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Relay for Life, the annual American Cancer Society event at which people raise money and awareness for cancer treatment by walking around a track all night, officially launched in West Orange with a kick-off ceremony at the Codey Arena on Feb. 25, roughly two months before the actual fundraiser takes place. […]

Palatable Paparatto peppers

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Sam and Rose Paparatto make their fried peppers, an old family tradition, for friends at Green Hill in West Orange. Photo Courtesy of Amy Simon

West Orange native returns to Earth after year in space

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The down-to-earth Scott Kelly returned to Earth on March 2 after 340 days aboard the International Space Station. Astronaut Kelly, a West Orange native, was helping NASA to study the effects long-duration spaceflight can have on the human body. While Scott Kelly’s health was being monitored aboard the ISS, his twin […]

Marley makes good

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Edison Middle School student Marley Dias, 11, is presented with a commendation at the Feb. 23 West Orange Township Council meeting for her #1000BlackGirlBooks project, created to collect and distribute books that represent young black females as main literary characters. Marley is pictured above with her parents, council President Victor Cirilo […]