WOHS wind ensemble receives gold rating at music festival

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange High School wind ensemble, under the direction of Lewis C. Kelly, received a gold rating for their performances of “Hymn for the Lost and Living” and “Incantation and Dance” at the Region I Concert Band Festival held at West Orange High School on April 7. In addition, the […]

TSTI, WAE Center, Arts Unbound partner to promote inclusion

SOUTH ORANGE / WEST ORANGE / ORANGE, NJ — Inclusion is part of the communal DNA at Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange, from the Reform synagogue’s fully accessible physical plant to its commitment to welcoming all students to its religious school. TSTI’s efforts have led it to be recognized as an Exemplar Congregation — […]

West Orange High School students Skype with sister school in France

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School students in French 2, 2 Honors, and I Honors participated in a Skype teleconference in the auditorium with their pen pal friends from the Gustave Monod High School in Enghien-les-Bains, France, on March 24. Students had previously sent posters and letters of encouragement to students at Gustave […]

Lions Club hosts spaghetti dinner

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Lions Club of West Orange will host its annual spaghetti dinner on Tuesday, April 26, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the West Orange High School Cafeteria. Admission is charged. Submit ticket order by April 16 to Tim King, 347 Mt. Pleasant Ave., Suite 200, West Orange, NJ 07052.

LMS to present ‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Liberty Middle School will debut its annual spring musical, “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” on May 5 and 6, beginning at 7 p.m. “We are performing the revised Broadway version of ‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,’” Director Cynthia Rowberg said in a release. “It is the actual award-winning Broadway […]

Sewer bill increase leaves many residents frustrated

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Many residents are expressing frustration over the fact that the West Orange’s $350 sewer bill is $100 more than last year’s due to a new charging structure implemented by the township, though Mayor Robert Parisi said community members would actually still be paying that amount in a different form had the […]

WWII vets honored with quilts as thank you for service

WWII vets honored with quilts as thank you for service

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Domenick Tutalo and Anthony Piccoline were just 18 years old when they enlisted in the U.S. military during World War II. Neither knew at the time that they would soon participate in two of the most significant battles in history — Tutalo at Iwo Jima and Piccoline at Normandy. And after […]

PSAB celebrates victories, but hopes to see more done

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Planning Board is expecting to adopt a Complete Streets policy for inclusion in the township’s master plan at its May 4 meeting, Paul Grygiel, the West Orange Planning director, announced at the March 30 meeting of the West Orange Pedestrian Safety Advisory Board. The Planning Board had already […]

WO students receive awards in Arts in Education competition

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Seven students in West Orange have received awards from the New Jersey Parent Teacher Association 2016 National PTA Reflections Arts in Education Program. The theme of this year’s competition was “Let Your Imagination Fly.” In December 2015 the NJPTA held the Reflections Art Show at West Orange High School, displaying the […]