WOHS announces 2020 valedictorian and salutatorian

WOHS announces 2020 valedictorian and salutatorian

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School has announced that the Class of 2020 valedictorian will be Anika Fernandes and the salutatorian will be Brett Zeligson.  “I wasn’t expecting this, but I’m glad I put in all the hard work,” said Fernandes, who has a grade-point average of 4.79. In addition to her academic […]

Council considers purchasing 12-acre wooded property

Council considers purchasing 12-acre wooded property

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council discussed purchasing the wooded property known as the Mt. Pleasant Forest at its meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 24, after many area residents asked council members to preserve the undeveloped land. This took place after the Open Space Commission voted to recommend the township purchase the land. […]

WOBOE student liaisons introduced to community

WOBOE student liaisons introduced to community

WEST ORANGE, NJ — This year’s student liaisons were introduced during the Sept. 23 Board of Education meeting, marking the second year that student representation has been included at regular board meetings. Senior Darlene Folas and junior Senay Dani were introduced as the new high school representatives. Last year’s team of Sessina Dani and Aarushi […]

Locals awarded for their photographs of Essex parks

Locals awarded for their photographs of Essex parks

ROSELAND, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented awards to the eight winners in the annual Essex County Parks Photography Contest. Winners were awarded in adult and youth categories and were recognized on Saturday, Sept. 28, during the Fall Family Festival at the Essex County Environmental Center in Roseland. “We congratulate the winners […]

Drive safely on ‘Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day’ — and every day!

Drive safely on ‘Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day’ — and every day!

TRENTON, NJ — The Division of Highway Traffic Safety is calling on drivers, pedestrians, motorcyclists and bicyclists in New Jersey to join in a one-day national safety campaign on Thursday, Oct. 10, to raise awareness of the more than 35,000 lives lost each year in motor vehicle-related crashes nationwide. “Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day,” […]

Experts discuss medical marijuana on WO panel

Experts discuss medical marijuana on WO panel

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Councilwoman Cindy Matute-Brown hosted a forum about medical marijuana at West Orange High School on Sept. 25, providing the public an opportunity to hear from panelists about the updated state medical marijuana laws and how they will affect zoning laws in West Orange. On the panel was Mark Moon, an attorney […]

Stop for Nikhil raises more than $50K

Stop for Nikhil raises more than $50K

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The ninth annual STOP for Nikhil 5K Run and 3K Walk held Sept. 15 at West Orange High School was a great success. According to the Nikhil Badlani Foundation, the event has raised more than $50,000.

Coffee with a Cop in WO is great success

Coffee with a Cop in WO is great success

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Members of the West Orange Police Department took part in community outreach on Oct. 2 as part of the Coffee with a Cop program at the Dunkin Donuts on Northfield Avenue in West Orange. From left are Sgt. Brad Squires, Officer Herbert Granados, business owner Adam Goldman, Lt. Patrick Matullo, Officer […]

WO Fire Department receives Assistance to Firefighters Grant award

WO Fire Department receives Assistance to Firefighters Grant award

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Fire Department has been awarded a FY2018 Assistance to Firefighters Grant through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in the amount of $293,274.54 for the replacement of 44 Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus, 88 carbon-wrapped air cylinders and 88 face pieces which have reached obsolescence, according to a recent press […]

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