Tunnicliffe, Rothstein sworn in at BOE reorg meeting

Tunnicliffe, Rothstein sworn in at BOE reorg meeting

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education held its annual reorganization meeting Jan. 6, swearing in new board members Jennifer Tunnicliffe and Gary Rothstein. Ken Alper was elected board president and Terry Trigg-Scales as vice president for the 2020 school year. The following board assignments were approved: Tunnicliffe and Rothstein to the […]

Students and community members recognized at BOE meeting

Students and community members recognized at BOE meeting

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Students, community members, and outgoing Board of Education members Sandra Mordecai and Mark Robertson were recognized at the Dec. 16 meeting, held at West Orange High School. The Dec. 16 was Mordecai and Robertson’s final meeting as board members. The parade of honors included: Gregory School’s Gabrielle Flippen for being a […]

Celebrating MLK Jr. Day in WO

Celebrating MLK Jr. Day in WO

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Human Relations Commission will host the township’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration on Monday, Jan. 20, at 10 a.m. at West Orange High School Auditorium, located at 51 Conforti Ave.  The keynote speaker will be Maurice Stinnett, the first black male vice president of diversity and […]

Film festival kickoff sells out

Film festival kickoff sells out

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Film Society kicked off its 15th West Orange Classic Film Festival on Sunday, Jan. 5, at the AMC movie theater in West Orange’s Essex Green complex. The kickoff screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s “North by Northwest” sold out. Pictured from left are Jake from Passaic Park; film critic Stephen […]

Older authors encouraged to enter annual Legacies Writing Contest

Older authors encouraged to enter annual Legacies Writing Contest

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Division of Senior Services invites Essex seniors ages 60 and older to submit an original story focusing on a special person, life-changing experience or significant period of their life to the 2020 Essex County Legacies Writing Contest. The deadline is Monday, March 16. “Our senior citizens have led […]

Couple makes it official — again — at WO Town Hall

Couple makes it official — again — at WO Town Hall

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mayor Robert Parisi officiated a marriage ceremony at West Orange Town Hall on Dec. 20 for two West Orange residents, Barbara Katz and Hal Blinder, who had married earlier in their lives before divorcing in 1960. The couple reunited in 1980 and have been together for the last 22 years. On […]

Parisi to deliver State of the Township Address on Feb. 5

Parisi to deliver State of the Township Address on Feb. 5

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Chamber of Commerce will present its annual breakfast featuring Mayor Robert Parisi’s State of the Township Address on Wednesday, Feb. 5, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, 350 Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange. To purchase tickets, visit www.westorangechamber.com or visit the mayor’s office […]

Students receive awards at FCCLA competition

Students receive awards at FCCLA competition

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Several West Orange High School students from the Family, Community, and Career Leaders of America Club attended the annual Fall State Leadership Conference in Edison and returned with medals. The theme of this year’s conference was “Action for a Better World.” Students competed against other schools in several areas of family […]

World premiere of ‘American Rookie’ at Luna Stage

World premiere of ‘American Rookie’ at Luna Stage

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Luna Stage will present the world premiere of “American Rookie,” written and performed by Dipti Bramhandkar and directed by Padraic Lillis, from Jan. 11 to 20. Part coming-of-age tale, part social commentary and part comedy, this one-woman show explores what it means to be an immigrant at a time when the […]

West Orange High School percussion band performs at Juilliard

West Orange High School percussion band performs at Juilliard

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The award-winning West Orange High School Percussion Ensemble had the incredible opportunity to perform at Juilliard School of Music on Dec. 14 during the Juilliard Pre-College Inaugural Percussion Ensemble Festival. The ensemble performs under the direction of Michael Denburg. In addition to West Orange, Mantra Youth Percussion, Percussion on the Sound, […]

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