Township Council splits vote to approve towing licenses

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council approved a resolution during its May 24 meeting that awards three-year town licenses to two of the three towing companies that applied for them; the third company made no secret of its objection to the reason and process by which its license application was denied. The […]

Golda Och to celebrate golden anniversary

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Thursday, June 9, Golda Och Academy will celebrate its 50th anniversary at a special birthday celebration at the Golda and Michael Och Campus of Congregation Beth El in South Orange. Golda Och Academy, formerly Solomon Schechter Day School of Essex and Union, opened in 1965 with 18 kindergarten and first-grade […]

West Orange Scholarship Fund honors educator Marie DeMaio, establishes endowment in her name

West Orange Scholarship Fund honors educator Marie DeMaio, establishes endowment in her name

WEST ORANGE, NJ — With 54 years and counting of outstanding excellence in education, Washington Elementary School Principal Marie DeMaio was recognized by the West Orange Scholarship Fund on May 25 with a reception at Rock Spring Country Club in West Orange. Funds raised from the event will establish a permanent endowment in DeMaio’s name […]

Citizen action at its finest in West Orange

Citizen action at its finest in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — From left, Roz Moskowitz Bielski, Ipek Kaynar Rohloff, Lori Stewart Kapferer and Jerry Eben enjoy a light moment while discussing implementation strategies for the recently awarded NJ Prevention Network Grant as a result of their March 2016 ‘Get Active’ grant application. Grant coordinator Jenna Giaquinto congratulated this citizen group collaboration and […]

WOHS receives ‘Innovations in Special Education Award’ for integrative iSTEM program

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The New Jersey School Boards Association recognized the West Orange High School “Introduction to Integrative iSTEM Program” at its annual Innovations in Special Education Awards on May 16 in Princeton. WOHS special needs educators Debra Coen and Jodie Goldstein were recognized for the creation of the successful program. Superintendent Jeff Rutzky, […]

Memorial Golf Tournament supports Daughters of Israel

MONTCLAIR, NJ — The Fern Forman Memorial Golf Tournament in support of Daughters of Israel was a huge success. Attracting more than 200 participants, the tournament was held on May 23 at Montclair Golf Club. In addition to the golf tournament, the event included a card and game party, cocktail reception and awards ceremony. The […]

Washington Elementary School honors veterans

Washington Elementary School honors veterans

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Washington Elementary School recently held its 14th annual flag salute ceremony in honor of veterans in anticipation of Memorial Day. The ceremony began with students walking into the assembly with the veterans, who have family members attending Washington. The flag salute was led by Student council representative Ezra Simon, who read […]