District presents budget to BOE

Preliminary budget to raise taxes by $151 per year for average homeowner

District presents budget to BOE

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Acting Superintendent Eveny de Mendez and Business Administrator John Calavano presented the West Orange School District’s 2019-2020 preliminary budget to the West Orange Board of Education at its March 25 meeting, sharing the budget before submitting it to the county for approval on March 26. The district’s total operating budget for […]

County honors tech school, ECC students for WHM

County honors tech school, ECC students for WHM

NEWARK, NJ — The theme of this Essex County’s annual Women’s History Month Program this year was “Students Achieving Today – Our Leaders of Tomorrow.” During the March 29 event, held at the Hall of Records in Newark, 2019 Essex County Althea Gibson Leadership Awards were presented to Joelissa Ostine, a student at Essex County […]

High school Italian Club sponsors inspiring visit

High school Italian Club sponsors inspiring visit

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange High School Italian Club sponsored an inspiring visit for world languages students on March 27 from Andrea Turco, a successful graphic designer who was born deaf. “The theme of Andrea’s visit was ‘Language has no barriers,’” Italian teacher Rosanna Zamloot said. “My goal was for not only the […]

Promotion proper nutrition at Daughters of Israel

Promotion proper nutrition at Daughters of Israel

WEST ORANGE, NJ — March was National Nutrition Month and Daughters of Israel celebrated in many ways, including a healthy cooking demo prepared by the home’s registered dietitians. Residents were able to sample quinoa salad with apple, feta and cranberries, and kale chips.   Photos Courtesy of Renee Glick

West Orange students show pride at annual expo

West Orange students show pride at annual expo

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange students displayed their talents at the annual Pride Expo, sponsored by the Essex County Education Association and held at the Livingston Mall from March 15 to 22. The West Orange High School award-winning boys’ and girls’ step teams performed at the opening ceremony on March 15 along with the […]

Rotary sponsors soup kitchen luncheon

Rotary sponsors soup kitchen luncheon

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On March 30, Cynthia Hadley-Bailey, president of the Rotary Club of West Orange, and club members and their families hosted more than 60 people for lunch at Christine’s Soup Kitchen at Holy Trinity Church. Club members served food that included salad, an entree and dessert. Food was also provided for people […]

West Orange police to crack down on distracted drivers

West Orange police to crack down on distracted drivers

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Police Department has announced that there will be a crackdown on distracted driving. For a three-week period beginning Monday, April 1, 207 police departments and law enforcement agencies around New Jersey received more than $1 million in grants to fund additional patrols to issue tickets. Although texting while […]

Open Space Commission organizes townwide tour

Open Space Commission organizes townwide tour

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Open Space Commission Chairman Joe McCartney, along with other commissioners, organized for Barbara Heskins Davis, from The Land Conservancy, and township engineer Lenny Lepore to present the details and status of the Open Space Inventory in a townwide tour on March 23. The tour’s goal was to help the […]

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