Roosevelt Middle School graduates 246 students

Roosevelt Middle School graduates 246 students

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Two-hundred and forty-six eighth-graders bade farewell to Roosevelt Middle School and hello to high school at their graduation ceremony on June 20, attended by family members and honored guests Superintendent Jeff Rutzky and retiring Assistant Superintendent Donna Rando. Graduating students, parents and guests were greeted by RMS Principal Lionel Hush, who […]

WOHS bids farewell to Class of 2016

At June 22 commencement ceremony, 512 classmates join the ranks of West Orange alumni

WOHS bids farewell to Class of 2016

WEST ORANGE, NJ — All 512 students who graduated from West Orange High School during the 121st annual commencement exercises at Codey Arena on June 22 responded differently to the rite of passage they had looked forward to since first entering the school as nervous freshmen four years ago. Some sported large smiles, others danced […]

JCHC graduates employees from training program

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Twice a month for six months, 11 frontline employees of the Jewish Community Housing Corporation of Metropolitan New Jersey, came together to experience LITE — Leadership in Training Experience. The hands-on course, designed to develop leadership skills and empower participants to make more positive decisions in the workplace, was designed by […]

Annual Gregory School spelling bee crowns 2016 winner

Annual Gregory School spelling bee crowns 2016 winner

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual Gregory Elementary School spelling bee on June 8 had students in grades three, four and five on the edge of their seats cheering on their finalists. Fourteen finalists from the three grades nervously appeared before their fellow students, each representing their classes where competitions were previously held. “Thirty-eight rounds […]

Daughters of Israel celebrates opening of Bollag Welcome Center

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The 109th annual meeting of Daughters of Israel took place Tuesday, June 14. Chaired by board member Carol Sidman, the highlight of the evening was the dedication of the Bollag Welcome Center in memory of her parents, Anita and Marcel Bollag, who were both residents of the home. The Bollags have […]

West Orange High School lacrosse program ends season on strong note

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange High School lacrosse team, under the direction of first-year head coach Pete Tourian, continues to develop and grow, finishing above .500 for the second year in a row. The team finished 9-8 and took fourth place in the Super Essex Conference Liberty Division, competing against Millburn, Columbia and […]

Council gives green light to Operation HOPE

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council unanimously approved a resolution authorizing a new program at its June 14 meeting to allow heroin and opioid addicts to request help from the West Orange Police Department without fear of arrest. Operation HOPE — Heroin Opiate Prevention Effort — gives an addict who voluntarily asks […]

WO holds vigil for Orlando shooting victims

WO holds vigil for Orlando shooting victims

WEST ORANGE, NJ — One week ago on June 16, the West Orange community gathered at the South Mountain Recreation Complex to mourn the victims of the Orlando, Fla., massacre. Attendees at the event, which drew a crowd of more than 100, grieved for the lives lost, celebrated the township’s diversity and called for change […]