Redwood Junior Girl Scout Troop 20091 builds signs for environmental center

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Fifth-grade students in the Redwood Elementary School Junior Girl Scout Troop 20091 recently completed a months-long project that is likely to garner them a Bronze Award, the highest award a Junior can receive. In an effort to do something positive for the community, the troop responded to comments made last year […]

West Orange High School students shine in Essex County Bar Competition

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Seniors in the West Orange High School Advancement Via Individual Determination program swept the Essex County Bar Association Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities’ annual Disability Awareness Essay Contest. Wendy Deer and Nina Peckman of the ECBA visited West Orange High School on June 9 to present awards for […]

Annual Champagne Brunch Honoring Essex County’s Fathers is a big hit

Annual Champagne Brunch Honoring Essex County’s Fathers is a big hit

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County Surrogate Ted Stephens hosted his annual Champagne Brunch Honoring Essex County’s Fathers on Saturday, June 18, at Mayfair Farms in West Orange. Stephens honored National Urban League President and CEO Marc Morial; Assemblyman Tom Giblin; Perry Funeral Home in Newark Director Samuel Arnold; Dr. Omar Bey, a pulmonary specialist […]

Preserving history at Daughters of Israel

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Spearheaded by the Jewish Historical Society of New Jersey in conjunction with Daughters of Israel’s Recreation Department, students from West Orange High School conducted oral histories on the lives of 15 residents at the nursing home. The yearlong project was part of the students’ ninth-grade world history honors class, taught by […]

West Orange High School math and science honor societies hold inductions

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The math and science honor societies at West Orange High School held their induction ceremonies on May 31. Graduating seniors also received their cords for the June 22 graduation. “There are some young men and women sitting here tonight that will change the world,” Superintendent Jeff Rutzky said, according to a […]

MuckFest returns! Are you ready?

WEST ORANGE, NJ — More than a thousand participants are expected at MuckFest MS New Jersey on Saturday, June 25, and Sunday, June 26. MuckFest MS is the fun mud and obstacle 5K for everyone. No special training is required. Runners have a blast on mountains of mud and outrageous obstacles that spin, swing and […]

Resident calls for more resources to assist the elderly in WO

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Longtime West Orange resident Rosary Morelli has been helping her fellow senior citizens since her retirement in 1992. From answering their questions to driving them to appointments and advocating for their needs at Township Council meetings, Morelli has become a one-woman resource for seniors in need. And she has gotten a […]

Roosevelt Middle School students meet Eric LeGrand

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Roosevelt Middle School students had the opportunity of a lifetime on June 8 as Eric LeGrand, the former Rutgers star football player who has become a voice of inspiration for those with spinal cord injuries, paid them a visit. The RMS students traveled to the West Orange High School Tarnoff Gym […]