Animals bring joy to Green Hill

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Green Hill has had a long history of pet therapy programs with elders, according to a recent release. There are resident animals that make up the Green Hill family, including cats, rabbits and birds, as well as dog pet visitors from staffers families. Community Life Assistant Karen Gyetvay’s therapy dog, visits […]

WOHS Adaptive iSTEM class to be featured on ‘Classroom Close-Up’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange High School Adaptive iSTEM — Integrative Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics — program will be featured on the Emmy Award-winning television series “Classroom Close-Up” on March 5. The class was filmed in December 2015 as part of the show’s series highlighting innovative projects in New Jersey public schools. […]

West Orange gets ready to support ACS, host Relay for Life

West Orange gets ready to support ACS, host Relay for Life

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Relay for Life, the annual American Cancer Society event at which people raise money and awareness for cancer treatment by walking around a track all night, officially launched in West Orange with a kick-off ceremony at the Codey Arena on Feb. 25, roughly two months before the actual fundraiser takes place. […]

Palatable Paparatto peppers

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Sam and Rose Paparatto make their fried peppers, an old family tradition, for friends at Green Hill in West Orange. Photo Courtesy of Amy Simon

West Orange native returns to Earth after year in space

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The down-to-earth Scott Kelly returned to Earth on March 2 after 340 days aboard the International Space Station. Astronaut Kelly, a West Orange native, was helping NASA to study the effects long-duration spaceflight can have on the human body. While Scott Kelly’s health was being monitored aboard the ISS, his twin […]

Marley makes good

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Edison Middle School student Marley Dias, 11, is presented with a commendation at the Feb. 23 West Orange Township Council meeting for her #1000BlackGirlBooks project, created to collect and distribute books that represent young black females as main literary characters. Marley is pictured above with her parents, council President Victor Cirilo […]

Blood drive at UPCWO

WEST ORANGE, NJ — United Presbyterian Church of West Orange is encouraging people to come on Saturday, March 12, to donate blood and treat themselves to a bounty of bagels, fruit, sandwiches and snacks, all provided by the church’s volunteers. Community Blood Services’ state-of-the-art Bloodmobile will be on the church campus from 10 a.m. to […]

West Orange St. Patrick’s Day Parade street closures announced

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Sunday, March 13, the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take place on Main Street in West Orange. Main Street will be closed to vehicular traffic at the south end of Northfield Avenue and the north end of Harrison Avenue from approximately 11:15 a.m. to approximately 3 p.m. Eagle Rock […]