Scholarship Fund gains $50,000 donation

Now defunct Women’s Club gives excess funds as endowment to West Orange Scholarship Fund

Scholarship Fund gains $50,000 donation

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Scholarship Fund received an extraordinary $50,000 donation from the now-defunct West Orange Women’s Club, which was seeking to give away its remaining assets to worthy causes before closing up shop for good after more than 80 years in the community. According to WOSF President Rich Rizzolo, the $50,000 […]

Better safe than sorry, WOSD tests schools’ water for lead

WEST ORANGE, NJ — After the Newark school system made headlines last month when analyses showed that its drinking water contained lead levels significantly higher than allowed by the Environmental Protection Agency, the West Orange School District is planning to have the water tested for lead in all of its own buildings during the coming […]

Active shooter profiling, coordinated response seminar in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A statewide active shooter profiling and coordinated response seminar will be held Friday, May 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, 350 Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange. The seminar, hosted by Fairview Insurance Agency Associates, is focused on prevention and resolution of school shootings. The […]

Happy Passover at Green Hill

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Green Hill held an early Passover seder for residents. Cantor and activities assistant Mel Novick shared the story of Passover, the seder plate and the seder rituals with the elders. Jewish residents read from the Haggadah, the ceremonial prayer book. Residents enjoyed individual seder plates with egg, matzo, charoset and horseradish. […]

WOHS world languages department holds honor society inductions

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The world languages department at West Orange High School held its annual honor society inductions April 5 in front of proud parents and family members. “I like to open every forum that includes the study of languages by saying that I believe proficiency in a second or third language is one […]

AABJ&D brings good deeds home with cookie bake

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Congregation Ahawas Achim B’nai Jacob & David in West Orange celebrated its second cookie bake hosted by the Jewish Family Service of JCC MetroWest on April 10. Cookie dough was donated by the Jewish Community Housing Corporation and labels were made by the WAE Center. Nearly 100 volunteers baked, packaged and […]

WOPL board meets Tuesday

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Public Library board of trustees will be Tuesday, April 26, at 7 p.m. at the library, 46 Mt. Pleasant Ave. in West Orange. The meeting is open to the public.

Women who make a difference to be recognized in memory of Sister Rose Thering

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Writer activist Devorah Halberstam will share her poignant story of the terrorist attack that took her 16-year-old son, Ari, at the 23rd annual Evening of Roses fundraiser at Seton Hall University on Sunday, May 1. Her life’s transformation, motivated by the memory of her son, led her to support victims the […]