WOSD cuts retiree health, dental plans to save money

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Ever since retiring from the West Orange School District in 2008 after 25 years of teaching, Margo Sokolow paid into the Horizon Dental Option Plan offered by the district to its retired employees in need of dental insurance. And for the past eight years, all was well. The program covered nearly […]

WOPL revives Friends group as it faces budget shortfall

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Public Library has revived its years-dormant Friends of the Library organization to raise funds as the library faces the real possibility that the township will not be able to provide the additional $200,000 it is requesting for its operating budget. Several residents and WOPL employees gathered March 9 […]

Essex Green covered by new property management firm

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Retail real estate services organization Levin Management has been named property management firm for Essex Green, the 351,000-square-foot, grocery-anchored shopping center located at 495 Prospect Ave. in West Orange. “The addition of Essex Green is significant for us because the shopping center’s new owner is a long-time Levin client,” Executive Vice […]

Edison student is one of five Mars Writing Contest winners

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Anay Badlani, a sixth-grader at Edison Middle School, was named one of five winners in Scholastic Science World magazine’s Mars Writing Contest. As a prize, Anay received a signed copy of the book “Welcome to Mars,” written by astronaut Buzz Aldrin. Science World is an educational magazine published by the Scholastic […]

Badlani Foundation partners with WOHS to create murals

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Nikhil Badlani Foundation, the Essex County Public Safety Academy and West Orange High School have partnered to create Traffic Safety Awareness artwork that will appear on NJ Transit buses beginning in May. The Nikhil Badlani Foundation was founded in 2011 following the death of 11-year-old Nikhil Badlani in an auto […]

West Orange shows Irish pride at parade

West Orange shows Irish pride at parade

  WEST ORANGE, NJ — The township celebrated its 65th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade March 13 in downtown West Orange. Maureen O’Hara served as grand marshal and the deputy grand marshal positions were filled by Brian Aker, John Kevin McElroy, Michael Patrick Keigher and Tim Sexton. Photos by Steve Ellmore

WO Education Association to present Save Your Teen Driver event

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Education Association, in partnership with the New Jersey Education Association, will present a unique and valuable opportunity to see what kind of driver West Orange teens and their parents are on March 23 at the “Save Your Teen Driver” event in the Library Media Center at West Orange […]

Healthy body, healthy life

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Township Councilwoman Michelle Casalino presents registered dietician LaChell Miller of Village Supermarkets ShopRite with a proclamation for National Nutrition Month March 2016 at the March 8 council meeting.