Liberty MS colorfully celebrates 10 years

To celebrate a decade of service, LMS community participates in Color-A-Thon, raises $3,000

Liberty MS colorfully celebrates 10 years

WEST ORANGE, NJ — To say that the attendees of Liberty Middle School’s 10th anniversary celebration were a colorful bunch would be an understatement — by the end of the PTA-hosted Color-A-Thon on May 14, participants were covered head-to-toe in a thick patina of rainbow dust. But it was all in good, not-so-clean fun as […]

Turtle Back Zoo opens African Adventure Exhibit

Turtle Back Zoo opens African Adventure Exhibit

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County opened the African Adventure Exhibit at Turtle Back Zoo on Tuesday, May 17. The exhibit is the largest at Turtle Back and features four Masai giraffes, eland, whistling ducks, ostriches and tortoises. At the ribbon-cutting were Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr., Gov. Chris Christie, N.J. First Lady Mary […]

District stands by honors program admittance protocol

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange middle school honors program is once again the subject of controversy on the eve of its second year, with many parents voicing concerns about the criteria the school district uses to accept students entering the sixth through eighth grades. Though some parents acknowledged that the transparency issues of […]

Block and Zuckerman celebrate 65 years

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On April 25, Block and Zuckerman celebrated its 65-year anniversary with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, at which its newly renovated store was shown. Front row, from left, are Ofer Steinberg, Mayor Robert Parisi and Amy Block Ascher; back row, from left, are Gabriella Steinberg, Samantha Steinberg, Drew Conrad and Ron Strulowitz. Photo […]

Roosevelt Middle School students experience Holocaust ‘Through the Eyes of a Friend’

Roosevelt Middle School students experience Holocaust ‘Through the Eyes of a Friend’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual Holocaust assembly at Roosevelt Middle School on May 9 featured a performance by actress Elizabeth Rainer in “Living Voices: Through the Eyes of a Friend,” which fictionalized the journey of Anne Frank after her family’s capture until her death. The program included Rainer’s dramatic interpretation and a multimedia presentation. […]

West Orange commits to saving the monarch butterflies

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Last year, the West Orange Environmental Commission did its part to help the dwindling monarch butterfly population by giving out 400 milkweed plants — the only place where adult monarchs will lay their eggs and the only food that monarch caterpillars will eat — to residents, who planted them in their […]

WOBOE meetings now available online

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Board of Education meetings are now available online at, where the community can view the most current meeting. Subscribe to the West Orange Board of Education TV channel on YouTube to view current and past meetings. New meetings will be posted online by the Thursday following the board […]

West Orange man arrested for strangling Livingston woman

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Livingston Police Chief Craig Handschuch announced May 17 that the Livingston Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating a homicide. On Sunday, May 15, Livingston Police responded the home of Lindsay A. Ulyate, 32, at approximately 4:30 […]

Shillelagh brings back Exhibition of Irish Sports

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Sunday, June 5, the Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh Essex will be hosting the 16th annual Exhibition of Irish Sports at Seton Hall Preparatory School’s Kelly Athletic Center in West Orange from noon to 7 p.m. The purpose of this not-for-profit event is to encourage and promulgate Irish culture, traditions […]

Street closures for Memorial Day Service

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange will be holding its annual Memorial Day Service on Monday, May 30. In order to accommodate the event, Main Street will be closed between Northfield and Mt. Pleasant avenues between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Limited access will be allowed for patrons of businesses between Northfield and Lindsley avenues. Signs […]