County, Art Educators of New Jersey partner to highlight the student creativity

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and the Art Educators of New Jersey welcomed 102 students from throughout Essex County to the Hall of Records in Newark for the Art Educators of New Jersey student art exhibit on March 28. This is the 12th consecutive year in which DiVincenzo has partnered with […]

Edison Central 6 spreads sports combine districtwide

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Sit-ups, push-ups, running and learning game rules can be activities that young teens dislike doing in gym class. What if physical education teachers could come up with a program that students would actually want to do? Robert Berke, Corinn Giaquinto, Bryan Azzato and Meredith Schwartz, the physical education and health teachers […]

‘Old Love New Love’ on the Luna stage

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Luna Stage presents the world premiere of “Old Love New Love,” a new play by Laura Brienza. “Old Love New Love,” the final show in the company’s 2016-2017 season, is a funny, moving and life-affirming play about the challenges of caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease. The cast of seven […]

Little hands make a big difference at Junior League event

MILLBURN, NJ — Proving that little hands can make a big difference, more than 120 children, in addition to 40 Girl Scout members, 100 parents and 50 Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills members took part in the fourth annual Kids For Kids, which is a children’s volunteer event organized by JLOSH in […]

Noted Irishmen celebrate Eire’s culture, Tevlin’s life

Noted Irishmen celebrate Eire’s culture, Tevlin’s life

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Perhaps no other family in U.S. history has been as closely associated with Irish America than the Kennedy family. So to have former U.S. Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy — son of the legendary legislator Ted Kennedy — help ring in St. Patrick’s Day in West Orange was significant. But Kennedy did […]

WOHS jazz band to perform at Trumpets

WEST ORANGE / MONTCLAIR, NJ — The award-winning West Orange High School Jazz Band I will be performing at Trumpets Jazz Club, 6 Depot Square in Montclair, on Monday, April 4, beginning at 7 p.m. There will be one performance only. The fundraiser helps to support the jazz band and covers costs of competitive performances. […]

Redwood students stage Revolutionary War debate

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Students in Paul Stefanelli’s fourth-grade Redwood Elementary School class amazed parents and guests with their remarkable prowess in the art of debate on March 11 as they argued the pros and cons of choosing patriot or loyalist stances during the American Revolution. “Our class has been studying the American Revolution for […]

WOSD to cut 20 employees, two classes

With budget shortfall and 2-percent tax cap, school district forced to make personnel, class cuts

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education unanimously approved the proposed 2016-2017 school year’s preliminary budget, which includes increasing taxes by 1.86 percent while also cutting 20 positions and two middle-school classes to make up for an approximately $3 million deficit, during its March 21 meeting. According to the budget presentation made […]

Celebrating Easter in style

WEST ORANGE / GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Members of the Glen Ridge High School Key club joined elders in Easter Egg decorating at Green Hill in West Orange on Saturday, March 19. Pictured, Shirlie Decostanza and a member of the Glen Ridge High School Key Club have fun coloring Easter eggs. Everyone enjoys taking part […]

Troop 2’s Dean, Fanslau and Rosu achieve Eagle Scout status

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Evan S. Dean, William J. Fanslau and Andrei J. Rosu, all of West Orange, have earned the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America offers to Scouts: the Eagle Scout Award. Eagle Scout rank is earned by less than 2.5 percent of all boys involved in Scouting. To earn the […]