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 […]

West Orange Troop 2 celebrates 100 years

Township Boy Scouts from past century gather to commemorate Troop 2, attend centennial party

West Orange Troop 2 celebrates 100 years

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange’s Boy Scout Troop 2 celebrated its 100th anniversary with a gathering at Mayfair Farms on April 3, uniting Scouts past and present to pay tribute to the troop’s century of service to the community’s young men. More than 150 former Scouts attended the event, with some traveling from as […]

RMS students to head to National MathCon Competition

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Roosevelt Middle School students Jacob Klausner and Oliver Adelson are finalists heading to the National MathCon Competition in Chicago, Ill., on April 23. The boys were two of the 564 national finalists who qualified to attend the competition out of 44,073 students. According to Roosevelt math teacher and Math Club adviser […]

Township to issue bonds for library improvements

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Public Library will not receive the $206,800 in additional funding it had requested from the township as part of this year’s municipal budget; the Township Council decided to follow the mayor’s recommendation to give the library the $1,988,181 minimum guaranteed through the state’s funding formula at the March […]

West Orange middle schools ‘Fuel Up to Play 60’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Twenty-seven lucky Edison, Liberty and Roosevelt middle school students enjoyed a trip to the Jets Training Camp facility in Florham Park on March 16 to taste smoothies, do a little dancing and learn about the “Fuel Up to Play 60” program that will be added to their schools beginning in September. […]

Community FoodBank thanks county

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County Turtle Back Zoo was recently recognized by the Community FoodBank of NJ for donating almost 25 tons of non-perishable food. The 49,078 pounds of non-perishable food was collected during the 2015 Essex County Holiday Lights Spectacular, a six-week event that ran from the day after Thanksgiving to New Year’s […]

JFS MetroWest launches breast cancer support services with free day of wellness

WEST ORANGE, NJ — JFS MetroWest announces the launch of breast cancer support services. Together with its partners, Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Sharsheret, Jewish Family Services of MetroWest will assist survivors of breast cancer by providing information about healthy living through medical and fitness experts, mental health support by a professional clinician, and connections […]

‘Enchantment Passing Through’ at WOHS

‘Enchantment Passing Through’ at WOHS

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School students worked for four months with drama teacher Wendy Mapes and vocal teacher John Hellyer to put on their production of ‘Aida,’ which ran this past weekend. Amazing sets, sound and lighting set the mood that transported the audience to ancient Egypt ‘during a time of war.’ […]