Walking the Academy Awards red carpet at DOI

Walking the Academy Awards red carpet at DOI

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Daughters of Israel held its own pre-Oscars party Sunday, Feb. 9, for the home’s residents. One of the highlights was an Oscars trivia contest. Pictured is one of the contest winners, Dr. Morton Farber.

Black History Scholarship dinner connects past, present and future

Black History Scholarship dinner connects past, present and future

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual West Orange High School Black History Scholarship dinner, held Feb. 7, connected the community to the past, present and future history of the black experience locally and worldwide through words, song and dance. Guest speaker Lawrence Hamm offered a powerful historical perspective of black history in New Jersey, describing […]

WOHS cheerleaders place eighth nationally

WOHS cheerleaders place eighth nationally

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange High School Varsity Cheerleaders spent a whirlwind weekend in Orlando competing in the National High School Cheerleading Championship and took eighth place nationally on Feb. 8 in the Large Varsity Non-Tumble Division. The team outscored more than 20 teams to place eighth nationally. The National High School Cheerleading […]

Parisi gives State of the Town

Community members, first responders, students honored at WOCC event

Parisi gives State of the Town

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Chamber of Commerce’s annual breakfast was held at the Wilshire Grand on Feb. 5, featuring Mayor Robert Parisi’s State of the Township address and the presentation of the Citizen of the Year and Employee of the Year awards. West Orange Fire Capt. William Holder and firefighter Matthew Keenan […]

Three Essex County schools receive grants for greener classrooms

Three Essex County schools receive grants for greener classrooms

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Forty-two New Jersey public schools and districts selected to receive Sustainable Jersey for Schools grants funded by the New Jersey Education Association. Twelve $10,000 grants and thirty $2,000 grants were distributed to support a variety of projects including hydroponic garden towers, outdoor classrooms, school gardens, water bottle refilling stations, school wellness […]

WOAHO celebrates MLK Jr. Day with residents of Canterbury Village

WOAHO celebrates MLK Jr. Day with residents of Canterbury Village

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy of service to all mankind and exemplifying genuine brotherhood to “all God’s children” was not left unnoticed by the West Orange African Heritage Organization.  In celebration of King’s birthday, WOAHO members spent their time volunteering with residents at the Canterbury Village assisted living residence. Many of […]

PVP has stellar inaugural year at OSPAC

PVP has stellar inaugural year at OSPAC

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The staff members of Pleasant Valley Productions, a nonprofit theater company, were at the Township Council meeting on Feb. 4 to present the year-end report of the Oskar Schindler Performing Arts Center. PVP took over operations of OSPAC in May; Artistic Director Camille DiLorenzo and Executive Director Laura Naranjo gave the […]

Vanguard to present ‘For the Love of Charlie Brown’ at Montclair Art Museum

Vanguard to present ‘For the Love of Charlie Brown’ at Montclair Art Museum

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Students from Montclair, South Orange, West Orange, Newark and other towns in Essex County will present “For the Love of Charlie Brown” at the Montclair Art Museum this weekend. The musical features all of the beloved “Peanuts” characters and songs from “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” “Snoopy” and various Peanuts television […]

Redwood School packages 288 ‘kindness kits’ during day of service

Redwood School packages 288 ‘kindness kits’ during day of service

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Redwood Elementary School rallied to collect supplies for a meaningful service project to honor Martin Luther King Jr. and successfully packaged 288 “kindness kits” that were donated to the Holy Trinity-West Orange Food Pantry. “In preparation for the event, students learned about Dr. King through videos, books, conversations and more,” guidance […]

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