TSTI members open homes to fellow congregants for Shabbat B’Bayit

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Eleven members of Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange opened their homes on a recent Friday evening for Shabbat B’Bayit, or “Shabbat in the home.” Congregants from throughout Essex and neighboring counties shared Shabbat dinner at synagogue members’ homes in South Orange, Maplewood and Short Hills. Approximately 160 people of all […]

Prism announces launch of Edison Village redevelopment

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The industrial-to-residential redevelopment of the historic Edison Battery building and property in West Orange is under way, according to an April 22 press release from Prism Capital Partners. The Bloomfield-based real estate owner plans to introduce 333 rental units, 18,400 square feet of retail and a 630-space parking structure in Phase […]

St. Barnabas Hospital donates playground equipment to 3 West Orange elementary schools

WEST ORANGE, NJ – St. Cloud, Gregory and Washington elementary schools were the lucky recipients of hula hoops, balls, chalk, jump ropes and other playground equipment from St. Barnabas Hospital on April 20. Margie Heller, administrative director of community health and outreach at St. Barnabas; Andrea Cuellar, supervisor of physical therapy and lift team services; […]

RWJBarnabas’ Ostrowsky to win award

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Barry H. Ostrowsky, President and ceo of RWJBarnabas Health, has been named the 2016 recipient of the Outstanding Healthcare Executive Award. The award, one of the prestigious Edward J. Ill Excellence in Medicine Awards that recognize exceptional physicians and leaders in health care, will be presented at the Edward J. Ill […]

Townwide garage sale to support Project Graduation

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange High School PTA is sponsoring the second townwide garage sale to benefit Project Graduation. A West Orange tradition for more than 20 years, Project Graduation is an all-night drug- and alcohol-free celebration established to keep WOHS high school seniors safe on graduation night. So mark your calendar and […]

Guarino pushes anti-smoking legislation through council

Guarino pushes anti-smoking legislation through council

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council approved two ordinances on second and final reading during its April 19 meeting: one increasing the legal age for purchasing tobacco products in town to 21, and one requiring vendors who sell e-cigarettes to be licensed by the township. Both ordinances were passed by 4-1 votes, […]

Incoming freshmen find ‘Mountaineer Pride’ at WOHS Co-Curricular Night

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual Co-Curricular Night was held at West Orange High School on April 20 and offered incoming freshmen, new students and their parents the opportunity to see all the co-curricular activities the school has to offer. Principal Hayden Moore welcomed parents and future Mountaineers, saying, “The purpose of this evening is […]

WOBOE raises taxes by 1.86 percent

Board of Ed passes $128.8 million budget, cuts only six positions despite original plans to cut 20

WOBOE raises taxes by 1.86 percent

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education unanimously approved the proposed final budget for the 2016-17 school year, which increases taxes by 1.86 percent to make up for an approximately $3 million deficit but reduces fewer positions and classes than the preliminary budget did. According to the budget presentation made by Superintendent […]