West Orange High School orientation a success

West Orange High School orientation a success

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Incoming freshmen from the West Orange High School Class of 2022 recently wrapped up a two-day orientation program, and by all accounts it was a great success. “Over 420 students attended the two-day program focused on readying our incoming ninth-graders and upperclassmen transfers for successful careers at WOHS,” teacher Stephan Zichella […]

West Orange High School marching band to debut new routine Sept. 14

West Orange High School marching band to debut new routine Sept. 14

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The award-winning West Orange High School Marching Mountaineers have spent a good portion of their summer rehearsing this season’s new routine, “Into a New World,” and the program is expected to debut at the Friday, Sept. 14, home game against Don Bosco Prep, beginning at 7 p.m. According to Band Director […]

Green Hill presents ‘Age with Confidence’

Green Hill presents ‘Age with Confidence’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — For Fall Prevention Month in September, Green Hill will present “Aging with Confidence: Balance and Fall Prevention” on Friday, Sept. 21, at 2:15 p.m. This free presentation will cover how to gain more control of your life and do things you want to do; how to increase your balance and lower […]

Towns unite to find solution for NJ Transit

16 nearby mayors, including Parisi, join Collum and DeLuca in demanding changes to help frustrated commuters

Towns unite to find solution for NJ Transit

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Nearly a month after South Orange and Maplewood sent a joint letter and the results of a survey about NJ Transit to Gov. Phil Murphy asking for improvements to the rail organization, Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca and South Orange President Sheena Collum were joined by 16 mayors, including West Orange Mayor […]

Low levels of legionella found at Redwood Elementary

Low levels of legionella found at Redwood Elementary

WEST ORANGE, NJ — As cases of Legionnaires’ disease continue to crop up in New York and New Jersey, many public entities have been testing their buildings for legionella bacteria, which can cause the disease. In August, West Orange School District had Redwood Elementary School, where it found very low levels of legionella bacteria in […]

WO Rotary Club marks 90th anniversary with fundraiser to eradicate polio

WO Rotary Club marks 90th anniversary with fundraiser to eradicate polio

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Rotary members in West Orange will celebrate the club’s 90th anniversary with a fundraiser to raise awareness and funds to support the eradication of polio — a vaccine-preventable disease that still threatens children in parts of the world today. Rotary International President Barry Rassin will deliver a keynote address at the […]

Essex County ceremony to commemorate Sept. 11 attacks

Essex County ceremony to commemorate Sept. 11 attacks

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The public is invited to attend “Essex County Remembers,” a solemn ceremony at the Eagle Rock Sept. 11 Memorial that will mark the 17th anniversary of the tragedies in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania. The annual ceremony will be held Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 8 a.m. in Eagle Rock Reservation […]

‘Drill Family Flamingo Exhibit’ opens at Turtle Back Zoo

‘Drill Family Flamingo Exhibit’ opens at Turtle Back Zoo

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Wednesday, Aug. 29, Turtle Back Zoo unveiled its new flamingo exhibit, dedicated as the “Drill Family Flamingo Exhibit” in honor of the West Orange family’s long-time relationship with the zoo, which dates back to the zoo’s original opening in 1963. “The flamingo exhibit is a dynamic attraction that will captivate […]

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