Following shooting at Michigan school, Cascone discusses West Orange School District security

Following shooting at Michigan school, Cascone discusses West Orange School District security

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Superintendent of Schools Scott Cascone discussed school security at the West Orange Board of Education meeting on Dec. 6, following the Nov. 30 fatal school shooting in Oxford, Mich., in which four students were killed. “Every time a community in our country experiences the tragedy of a school shooting, it has […]

West Orange HS Winter Concert brightens holiday spirits

West Orange HS Winter Concert brightens holiday spirits

WEST ORANGE, NJ — After a two-year absence, the West Orange High School Winter Concert rang in the holiday spirit on Dec. 9. From traditional, classical, popular and hip-hop tunes, the vocal groups from the high school delighted concertgoers and evoked memories of past holidays. The evening included performances by the Tenor and Bass Choir, Treble Choir, […]

West Orange Township Council members are home for the holidays

West Orange Township Council members are home for the holidays

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Councilwoman Tammy Williams and Councilman Bill Rutherford visited Council Chambers at West Orange Town Hall for the first time as town officials. Although both were elected in November 2020, Town Hall has been closed to the public due to COVID restrictions and council meetings have been held on Zoom […]

Black Santa spreads holiday cheer at workshop in West Orange

Black Santa spreads holiday cheer at workshop in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Rock Spring Golf Club general manager Chris Parker is seen posing with his wife and daughters at the Black Santa’s Workshop on Dec. 11. The four-day event was held at the Rock 1925 restaurant in West Orange. Black Santa’s Workshop is operated by West Orange resident Talia Young. At the workshop, […]

District’s facilities get the once-over

District’s facilities get the once-over

WEST ORANGE, NJ – West Orange School District director of buildings and grounds Michael Cimmino and assistant director of building and grounds Nick Munoz presented an update about the district’s facilities at the Board of Education meeting on Monday, Dec. 6, the first time that they had been to a meeting in person after being […]

Essex County Correctional Facility policies, procedures to undergo independent review

Essex County Correctional Facility policies, procedures to undergo independent review

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Monday, Dec. 6, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. announced a joint initiative with the Essex County Correctional Facility Civilian Task Force to review operating procedures at the Essex County Correctional Facility. The review will be undertaken by The Ambrose Group LLC, an independent management consulting organization led by […]

West Orange attorney wins Cornerstone Award

West Orange attorney wins Cornerstone Award

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Lawyers Alliance for New York recently announced 13 Cornerstone Award winners — outstanding individuals selected from more than 2,100 business and transactional lawyers who volunteered through Lawyers Alliance during the past year. These awards, the highest business law pro bono honor in New York, recognize superior legal services to nonprofit […]

NJ Sharing Network to feature West Orange, Keyport women in parade

NJ Sharing Network to feature West Orange, Keyport women in parade

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — NJ Sharing Network recently honored lung transplant recipient Dawn Burke, of Keyport, and paid tribute to the memory of organ donor Jamila Irons-Johnson, daughter of Janice Campbell, of West Orange, as Burke and Campbell get set to participate in the 2022 Donate Life Rose Parade float during the Pasadena Tournament of […]

Scholarship Fund for Inner-City Children raises $300,000 at annual gala

Scholarship Fund for Inner-City Children raises $300,000 at annual gala

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Scholarship Fund for Inner-City Children raised $300,000 — which is $50,000 more than its target goal — to fund partial tuition assistance scholarships for underprivileged students attending Archdiocese of Newark schools at its annual gala in West Orange’s Pleasantdale Chateau on Nov. 11. Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, archbishop of Newark, […]

Take the Essex County Community Health Assessment Survey

Take the Essex County Community Health Assessment Survey

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. invites Essex County residents to participate in an Essex County Community Health Assessment Survey. The results of the survey will help the Essex County Public Health Office identify health issues affecting the Essex County community and create a public health plan to raise awareness […]