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 […]

Green Hill celebrates 150 years of service

WEST ORANGE, NJ — One-hundred and fifty guests and dignitaries gathered together April 28 at the Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Green Hill. “Green Hill is a family, my family,” President and Executive Director Toni Lynn Davis, the third generation of four generations of women who have served Green […]

Six Essex County finalists recognized in statewide drug-prevention folder artwork contest

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — More than 6,000 fourth-grade students from across New Jersey participated and 30 were selected as finalists and recognized at the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey “Design a Fourth Grade Folder Contest” award ceremony on April 27. All 30 fourth-grade student finalists received medals for their creative peer-to-peer substance abuse prevention […]

‘Bubbles for Autism’ fill the sky at Redwood School

‘Bubbles for Autism’ fill the sky at Redwood School

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Redwood Elementary School recognized Autism Awareness Month on April 8 with its annual “Bubbles for Autism” event. Students, faculty, staff, parents and guests joined together to blow bubbles in recognition of Autism Awareness Month. Redwood has several special-needs students, some on the autism spectrum. Special-needs teacher Stacy Forte coordinated the event […]

Hollister breaks ground on medical office building

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Hollister Construction Services, a construction manager specializing in health care, corporate, educational, industrial, retail and residential construction, has broken ground on a new medical office building for Care Station Medical Group, a provider of primary, urgent and occupational medical care. The groundbreaking ceremony took place Wednesday, April 28, at the project […]

Sai Hira Ram will not be penalized for late demolition

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Zoning Board ruled that the Sai Hira Ram Trust Inc. — the West Orange-based nonprofit group granted approval to construct a Hindu house of worship at 23 Laurel Ave. — will not be penalized for failing to demolish the building located on the property within the 90-day timeframe […]

North Jersey Woman EXPO at Mayfair Farms

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Linda and Rudy Slucker NCJW/Essex Center for Women will be exhibiting at the North Jersey Woman EXPO on Monday, May 2, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Mayfair Farms in West Orange. This event is dedicated to the things women care about — programs and services — and things women […]

West Orange High School alumnus starring in ‘Hamilton’ on Broadway

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange has a new superstar and his name is Okieriete “Oak” Onaodowan, who is currently starring in the smash Broadway hit “Hamilton.” Already a Grammy winner as “Best Musical Theater” album and a recipient of seven Drama Desk Awards, “Hamilton” received a Pulitzer Prize on April 18 and is poised […]