VGo robot helps ailing Mt. Pleasant student attend school

VGo robot helps ailing Mt. Pleasant student attend school

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Ailing Mt. Pleasant kindergarten student Henry Chang is now able to attend school while undergoing medical treatment, thanks to VGo, a device controlled remotely by the user that allows them to interact in another location. It is the first robot of its type to make an appearance in a West Orange […]

NCJW honors two couples for philanthropy, leadership

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The National Council of Jewish Women, Essex County Section, held a “spotlight gala” to honor two couples who have shown unflagging support of the organization and to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Linda & Rudy Slucker NCJW/Essex Center for Women, according to a recent release from the organization. The gala, […]

West Orange schools recognize ‘Week of Respect’

West Orange schools recognize ‘Week of Respect’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange schools commemorated the New Jersey state-mandated “Week of Respect” Oct. 3 through 7 with a series of events meant to create self-acceptance and respect for others. Following the passage of the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act in 2010, with amendments in 2011, a new series of Harassment, Intimidation and […]

WOHS to stage ‘Almost, Maine’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School will stage “Almost, Maine” at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 27 through 29, with a special performance on Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. for free for West Orange senior citizens. Purchase your tickets at www.WOHS.BookTix.com. For more information, call 973-669-5301, ext. 31450, or send an […]

Senior citizen Halloween party in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange will host a senior citizen Halloween party on Friday, Oct. 28, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Katz Community Center, 650 Pleasant Valley Way. Tickets will be sold through Oct. 22 at Town Hall, Room 207, from 9 a.m. to noon. Admission is charged. Call 973-325-4134 for […]

Mt. Pleasant student heads to national tennis competition

Mt. Pleasant student heads to national tennis competition

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mt. Pleasant student Rohan Belday qualified to compete in the “Little Mo” Nationals in Austin, Texas, from Oct. 13 through 17, 2016. Belday is currently ranked second in the 12-Year-Old Eastern Division, which includes New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, and he is one of only 16 players in his age […]

Junior League accepts applications for Community Grants program

MILLBURN, NJ — The Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills invites local nonprofit organizations to apply for a Community Grant for 2016-2017. JLOSH offers grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000. Grant recipients will be announced in spring 2017. The grants will be awarded to qualifying organizations whose programs further JLOSH’s new “Fill the […]

Board OKs strategic plan and actions

WOBOE approves revised plan to improve academics, safety

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Sept. 26, the West Orange Board of Education unanimously approved the revised district strategic plan and corresponding action items, which emphasize the goal of improving student achievement during the next five years. The revised plan and actions, devised and presented by Superintendent of Schools Jeffrey Rutzky and Assistant Superintendent Eveny de […]