WOHS students awarded NJDOE Seal of Biliteracy

WOHS students awarded NJDOE Seal of Biliteracy

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Sixty-five West Orange High School students have received the New Jersey Department of Education Seal of Biliteracy, several receiving trilingual and quadrilingual proficiency.  “The Seal of Biliteracy is an award granted by a school, district, organization or state in the United States of America, in recognition of students who have studied […]

WOHS counselor recognized by NJSCA

WOHS counselor recognized by NJSCA

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School Director of Student Personnel Services and School Counseling Cheryl Butler has been recognized by the New Jersey School Counselor Association as a 2020 High School Scholarship nominee. Butler received the recognition following nomination by WOHS senior Darlene Folas for recognizing Butler’s important role of a school counselor. […]

WOHS Music Dept. holds virtual ceremony honoring students

WOHS Music Dept. holds virtual ceremony honoring students

WEST ORANGE, NJ — This year’s Music Department Ceremony was streamed live on May 14 and recognized graduating seniors and the students dedicated to the many musical programs at West Orange High School.  The following students have earned a pink Tri-M Music Honors Society graduation cord: Isaiah Adrien, Ziyanna Amanuel, Gita Anand, Karan Belday, Steve […]

DiVincenzo, 17 mayors express support for Murphy budget plan

DiVincenzo, 17 mayors express support for Murphy budget plan

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. announced his support of Gov. Phil Murphy’s proposal to borrow $9 billion from the U.S. Federal Reserve to balance the state budget. On Friday, May 29, DiVincenzo sent a letter of support to the governor; the letter was also signed by 17 Essex County mayors. […]

Smile on Seniors brings joy through plants for Shavuot

Smile on Seniors brings joy through plants for Shavuot

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Just in time for the Jewish holiday of Shavuot, Smile On Seniors, a volunteer-based program run by Chabad of West Orange Co-director Altie Kasowitz, launched P.P.P. — paint pots and plant — to bring joy to local senior citizens.  “COVID-19 has affected everyone; however, our senior community has taken the biggest […]

West Orange releases statement regarding George Floyd

West Orange releases statement regarding George Floyd

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Township officials released the following statement regarding the death of George Floyd and the response it has sparked in the nation: “The death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis has sparked deep rooted outrage across the country. The videos which have emerged depict a gross negligence […]

County to distribute food June 4 to those in need

County to distribute food June 4 to those in need

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Essex County will present an Emergency Food Distribution Event on Thursday, June 4, at 10 a.m. at Codey Arena, 560 Northfield Ave. in West Orange, to help families negatively impacted by the coronavirus. The 1,000 boxes of food that will be distributed are meant to benefit families who have been forced […]

WO Farmers Market goes online

WO Farmers Market goes online

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Farmers Market made its long-awaited return to town last spring. After the market’s successful relaunch, many residents were looking forward to once again being able to browse the wares of the vendors who set up shop in the parking lot of 80 Main St. on Saturdays. But the […]

Amphitheater project halted in wake of COVID

Amphitheater project halted in wake of COVID

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Before the COVID-19 pandemic stopped large gatherings from happening, Essex County residents spent months protesting a proposed 500-seat amphitheater to be built in the South Mountain Reservation northeast of the penguin pavilion at Turtle Back Zoo. As recently as March, residents held events at the entrance to the zoo, asking the […]

Virtual exhibit of art created during the pandemic opens at i19 Gallery

Virtual exhibit of art created during the pandemic opens at i19 Gallery

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — “ARTdemic: An Exhibit of Work Created During the Pandemic” opened recently at the i19 Gallery. This virtual exhibit includes work from 34 regional, national and international artists, all of whom are creating compelling art during the pandemic. The exhibit, which is on view at i19gallery.com through June 30, showcases 33 pieces of […]