2019 Summer Enrichment Program in WOSD comes to a close

2019 Summer Enrichment Program in WOSD comes to a close

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The 2019 West Orange School District Summer Enrichment Program has come to a close, having involved 456 students in athletics, academics and the arts. The program ran from July 1 through 26.  The enrichment program first began more than 20 years ago as a way to provide music, art and educational […]

WO firefighter injured in Galloway Court blaze

WO firefighter injured in Galloway Court blaze

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Fire Department responded to a report of a vehicle fire at 7 Galloway Court at approximately 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 28, according to township spokesman Joseph Fagan. On arrival units discovered the vehicle fire had communicated to the 2.5-story unoccupied wood-frame single-family home with heavy smoke and […]

Time-traveling twins from Newark get their start in WO

Time-traveling twins from Newark get their start in WO

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Alexa and Beni Ventura are time traveling through other dimensions to save the history and culture of Puerto Rico, and they’re only 12 years old. The twins from Newark are fictional characters created by Dania Ramos, a Bloomfield resident and writer, director and producer. She, along with producer, sound designer and […]

Chabad dinner highlights the amazing effects of kindness

Chabad dinner highlights the amazing effects of kindness

WEST ORANGE, NJ — More than 200 people attended Chabad of West Orange’s annual dinner on June 13 to honor Rachelle and Richard Press, Lina and Felix Kanchik, and Regina and Ruslan Dimarsky. The theme of the dinner was “6.13, Do A Mitzvah!” In the Bible, God gives 613 commandments, or mitzvot, to the Jewish […]

Essex County receives many grants for the arts

Essex County receives many grants for the arts

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey State Council on the Arts recently awarded more than $15.7 million in grant funding to support 700 arts organizations, projects and artists throughout the state. “It is an honor to lead a department that invests in the people of New Jersey in such diverse and meaningful ways,” Secretary of […]

TC passes 8.5-percent tax hike

With 3-2 vote, Council approves 2019 municipal budget of $85.7 million

TC passes 8.5-percent tax hike

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council approved the 2019 municipal budget of $85,780,920.31 at its July 16 meeting, approving a tax increase of 8.5 percent, the highest increase in the last 10 years. The budget passed with a vote of 3-2, with Councilman Joe Krakoviak and Councilwoman Susan McCartney casting the opposing […]

Fontoura outlines plan to make joint K-9 task force in county

Fontoura outlines plan to make joint K-9 task force in county

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On July 17, Sheriff Armando Fontoura today outlined a new initiative in law enforcement and public safety. The initiative, which is expected to be implemented Jan. 1, will create a shared services K-9 task force between Essex County and its municipal police departments. Fontoura said the proposed K-9 task force would […]

Three West Orange students perform in ‘Luna’

Three West Orange students perform in ‘Luna’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Three young people from West Orange participated in the selective StudioLuna Summer Performance Conservatory and are being featured in the conservatory’s production of Ramon Esquivel’s “Luna.” West Orange students Giancarlo Minervino, Sundiata Cooper-Caraballo and Simone Dalencourt are being featured in the family-friendly, bilingual play in Spanish and English, which concludes its […]

Grant funds cabaret performances for seniors

Grant funds cabaret performances for seniors

SUMMIT, NJ — Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, the professional theater in residence at Oakes Center in Summit, has received a grant from the Wallerstein Foundation for Geriatric Life Improvement that will enable them to present eight free performances of their touring cabaret for area seniors. Dreamcatcher singers Laura Ekstrand of Livingston, Vanessa Parvin of Maplewood and […]

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