Attend events at Green Hill in WO

Attend events at Green Hill in WO

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Green Hill in West Orange will hold two events that are free and open to the public this March at 103 Pleasant Valley Way. On Friday, March 22, at 2:15 p.m., attend a Women’s History Month presentation called “The Women of Camp Hewitt in World War I,” with historian Vivian Davis […]

TC OKs Rock Spring purchase

TC agrees to purchase Rock Spring before a developer can

TC OKs Rock Spring purchase

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council unanimously passed an ordinance on March 5 approving the purchase of the Rock Spring Country Club, allowing the township to move forward with buying the land from the Montclair Golf Course. An ordinance that would approve a $12 million bond to buy the 138-acre property will […]

Celebrate Purim with Chabad of West Orange

Celebrate Purim with Chabad of West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — What do a hip-hop artist, a chassidic professor, an Iranian escapee, arts and crafts and delicious food have in common? They are all going to be at Chabad of West Orange, 401 Pleasant Valley Way, for this year’s Purim feast on Thursday, March 21. Mincha is scheduled for 5:30 p.m., followed […]

‘Introspection’ at WO Arts Center

‘Introspection’ at WO Arts Center

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Arts Center will present Rosario D’Rivera’s “Introspection,” a show examining one’s own consciousness, thoughts and feelings. The process relies exclusively on observation of one’s mental state, while in a spiritual context, it may refer to the examination of one’s soul. The exhibit will run from April 1 to […]

Essex County Parks Dept. wins two awards

Essex County Parks Dept. wins two awards

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs was presented with two awards of excellence at the annual New Jersey Recreation and Parks Association convention held in Atlantic City on Feb. 26. The awards went to Grover Cleveland Park Playground in Caldwell/Essex Fells and Turtle Back Zoo’s African Adventure […]

Heroism at SHP saves mother’s life

Heroism at SHP saves mother’s life

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Feb. 28, at approximately 1:50 p.m., while assisting with Seton Hall Preparatory School’s dismissal and pickup of students, as well as stopping traffic for the school bus departure, employee Tom Ronnie was approached by a freshman, later identified as Michael DeStephano, who informed him there was a woman in a […]

District jazz concert swings at West Orange High School

District jazz concert swings at West Orange High School

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual district jazz concert, held Feb. 26 at West Orange High School, showcased the talents of music students excelling in jazz from grades six through 12. The Edison Knights, Roosevelt Roughriders and Liberty Lion jazz bands performed several numbers with student solos highlighted throughout. Sixth-grade guitarist Jack Kimmel stunned the […]

Kelly International Day picnics around the world

Kelly International Day picnics around the world

WEST ORANGE, NJ — It was a beautiful day to picnic around the world, and Kelly Elementary School fifth-graders did just that at their annual International Day celebration on Feb. 22. Under the direction of music teacher Deborah Rees, the Fifth Grade Choir performed songs in multi-part harmonies that represented countries like Israel, Ghana, Cuba, […]