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 […]

Old Timer’s Day at Colgate Park in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange’s 40th annual Old Timer’s Day will be Saturday, Sept. 10, at noon at Colgate Park, at Franklin Avenue and Cherry Street. The schedule is as follows: batting practice at noon; greetings and introduction at 1 p.m.; the presentation of awards at 1:15 p.m.; an exhibition baseball game at 2 […]

Advisers continue work for safer streets

PSAB meets with county engineers about Pleasant Valley, stays hopeful for reduced speed limit

Advisers continue work for safer streets

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Members of the West Orange Pedestrian Safety Advisory Board recently held a meeting with Essex County representatives regarding traffic safety measures that can be implemented in the area of Pleasant Valley Way and Main Street, including the possibility of lowering speed limits on Pleasant Valley Way. Recapping the Aug. 23 gathering […]

WOAHO to host annual membership meeting Sept. 21

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange African Heritage Organization will hold its general membership meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 21, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. in the Edison Middle School library at 75 William St. At this meeting, all current members will vote by secret ballot to elect the next president, vice president and financial […]

Daughters of Israel receives prestigious recognition for increased infection protection

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Daughters of Israel participated in a training course under the Healthcare Research and Educational Trust of NJ, a program of the NJ Hospital Association Institute for Quality and Patient Safety, to reduce health care-associated infection, or HAI, and catheter-associated urinary tract infections, or CAUTI, a common issue in older adults, particularly […]