Liberty Middle School art teacher receives national award

Liberty Middle School art teacher receives national award

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Liberty Middle School art teacher Kristy Lopez has been awarded the Claire Flanagan Memorial Award, the top national award for New Jersey’s Youth Art Month; Flanagan founded Youth Art Month more than 50 years ago. Lopez is Youth Art Month co-chairwoman with Karen Mannino, an art teacher at George Washington Elementary […]

Raising awareness of teen dating violence

Raising awareness of teen dating violence

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The National Council of Jewish Woman/Essex were on hand at the Feb. 4 West Orange Township Council meeting as February was remembered as National Teen Dating Violence and Prevention Month in West Orange. Councilman Jerry Guarino, Councilwoman Cindy Matute-Brown, NCJW member Melinda Udell, Councilwoman Susan McCartney, NCJW members Sharon Falkin and […]

WO students and counselors recognized for ‘Locker Slam’

WO students and counselors recognized for ‘Locker Slam’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School students and Student Assistance Counselors Amadeo Chirichiello and Jacklyn Headlam were recognized at the Jan. 27 Board of Education meeting for their participation in the New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking “Locker Slam” project. In recognition of January as “Human Trafficking Awareness Month,” students received stickers from […]

HRC presents its 2019 accomplishments to council

HRC presents its 2019 accomplishments to council

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Human Relations Commission Chairwoman Tammy Williams presented her annual report recounting the commission’s 2019 accomplishments at the Feb. 4 Township Council meeting. Pictured are HRC members Steve Hobson, Shannon Gattens, Dagmar Hobson and Williams, who stressed harmony between people creating a united community in her message.

WO color guard invitational features Adaptive Color Guard performance

WO color guard invitational features Adaptive Color Guard performance

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual Mid-Atlantic Indoor Network Colorguard Competition, held at West Orange High School on Jan. 25, dazzled the crowds with athletic dance routines and featured a performance from the first-ever West Orange High School Adaptive Color Guard. The new program was developed by color guard members Sophia Cordoba, Julia Giovine, Brielle […]

Murphy speaks at town hall meeting in Maplewood

Murphy speaks at town hall meeting in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy held a town hall meeting at The Woodland in Maplewood on Jan. 29, speaking to area residents about state government initiatives and answering several questions from members of the audience. Assemblywoman Mila Jasey, who represents New Jersey’s 27th Legislative District, introduced Murphy at the event. “We found we had […]

Free cardiac and concussion screenings for young athletes

Free cardiac and concussion screenings for young athletes

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Matthew J. Morahan III Health Assessment Center for Athletes at RWJBarnabas Health will provide free cardiac and concussion baseline screenings to young athletes on Saturday, March 7, from 8 a.m. to noon at Codey Arena, 560 Northfield Ave. in West Orange. When preliminary testing to identify serious cardiac problems is […]

Superintendent gives report on progress for diversity, access and equity in district

Superintendent gives report on progress for diversity, access and equity in district

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Superintendent Scott Cascone and Assistant Superintendent Eveny de Mendez gave members of the West Orange Board of Education an update on the Diversity, Equity and Access Committee at the board’s Jan. 27 meeting. The committee, formed last year, comprises parents, staff members and administrators who brainstorm about changes the district can […]

JFS of MetroWest receives funds for groundbreaking Holocaust survivor care

JFS of MetroWest receives funds for groundbreaking Holocaust survivor care

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ announced it will receive a grant from the Jewish Federations of North America’s Center for Advancing Holocaust Survivor Care. When combined with matching funds, this award will enable $99,330.67 in new programming for survivors. In addition, all JFS clinical staff will receive intensive training on […]

‘Taste of the World’ fundraiser returns

‘Taste of the World’ fundraiser returns

WEST ORANGE, NJ –– The Rotary Club of West Orange will host its 16th annual “Taste of the World” on Monday, Feb. 24, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Mayfair Farms, 481 Eagle Rock Ave. in West Orange. All of the net proceeds will be used to fund Rotary-supported charities and civic needs, both locally […]