Mt. Pleasant, Kelly students hear first-hand account of civil rights movement

Mt. Pleasant, Kelly students hear first-hand account of civil rights movement

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Fifth-grade students at Mt. Pleasant and Kelly elementary schools heard the experiences of Anthony Lyons, a long-time West Orange resident who experienced the civil rights movement first-hand in the 1960s. Lyons’ Feb. 18 visit to Mt. Pleasant capped off an educational day for the students, who first visited the MAYO Performing […]

WOHS senior commits to West Point prep school

WOHS senior commits to West Point prep school

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School senior Jonathan Roberson has committed to West Point Military Academy Preparatory School. Cadets committing to the prep school spend one year honing their academic and athletic skills and then enter the military academy. “Before I could remember, the military has been a big influence in my life,” […]

Get ready for Mayapple Trail Runs on May 16

Get ready for Mayapple Trail Runs on May 16

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Runners are invited to register for the 11th Mayapple Trail Runs to be held Saturday, May 16, in South Mountain Reservation. The races are organized by the volunteers of the South Mountain Conservancy with the support of the Essex County Parks Department. The USA Track and Field–sanctioned races provide an informal […]

Faces of Black History Tour visits RMS

Faces of Black History Tour visits RMS

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The 17th annual McDonald’s Salutes Faces of Black History Tour made an appearance at Roosevelt Middle School on Feb. 18. The tour is a free performance, month-long tour consisting of a talented five-member cast that travels to local schools to teach children about the influential figures of black history through music.  […]

WOHS step teams will head to national competition

WOHS step teams will head to national competition

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Ab-Salute, the West Orange High School boys step team, and Nu Theta Omega, the girls step team, took first and fourth place, respectively, at the Youth Step USA New Jersey Regional High School Stepping Championship, held Feb. 15 at West Orange High School. Both teams will now compete at the 2020 […]

Local religious group spends 10 days in Israel

Local religious group spends 10 days in Israel

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Pastor Terry A. Smith of The Life Christian Church in West Orange recently led a group of approximately 20 individuals on a 10-day trip to Israel. The group visited more than a dozen sites from the Bible during their time there, from the Sea of Galilee to the Mount of Beatitudes. […]

Thomas Edison and the literary imagination

Thomas Edison and the literary imagination

WEST ORANGE, NJ — From “The Future Eve,” an 1885 French science fiction novel, to the recent motion picture “The Current War,” the life and work of Thomas Edison has inspired the imagination and creativity of novelists, playwrights and filmmakers. In a program that evokes this tradition, award-winning playwright Ben Clawson will discuss his own […]

WOHS senior wins prestigious Scholastic Silver Key award

WOHS senior wins prestigious Scholastic Silver Key award

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School senior and AP art student Ruth Donagher has been awarded a Silver Key in the Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards competition for her self-portrait. More than 100 arts and literary organizations partner with Scholastic annually to select top works of art and literature from students spanning grades […]

Help those experiencing domestic violence

Help those experiencing domestic violence

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Make a difference in the lives of domestic violence victims by becoming a Domestic Violence Response Team volunteer with Rachel Coalition and the Safe House. Specially trained DVRT volunteers provide support, information and referrals to victims at police headquarters, and educate victims about their legal rights in obtaining temporary restraining orders. […]

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