Laughter abounds at annual JFS of MetroWest gala

Laughter abounds at annual JFS of MetroWest gala

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Jewish Family Service of MetroWest held its annual “An Evening of Laughter” gala on June 6 at Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael in Springfield. JFS honored Fred Cohen, Seth Cohen and Erica Cohen Rechtweg for their dedication and support for JFS MetroWest and for the Greater MetroWest community. The evening also highlighted JFS […]

DOI golf tournament draws more than 200 people

DOI golf tournament draws more than 200 people

SUMMIT, NJ — The Fern Forman Memorial Golf Tournament in support of Daughters of Israel was a huge success, attracting more than 200 participants on June 3 at Canoe Brook Country Club in Summit. In addition to the golf tournament, the event included a card and game party, tennis round robin, cocktail reception, and awards […]

2019 Essex County SummerMusic Concert Series

2019 Essex County SummerMusic Concert Series

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The 2019 Essex County Free SummerMusic Concert Series brings a diverse group of musicians and entertainers to perform at locations throughout the Essex County Park System and provides residents with an evening leisure activity to enjoy the parks. This year’s series features three concert and fireworks spectaculars, Friday night concerts in […]

BOE commends students and staff for myriad accomplishments

BOE commends students and staff for myriad accomplishments

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The June 3 Board of Education meeting highlighted the accomplishments of students and staff in the West Orange School District from January through June. Twenty-five different commendations were distributed for a wide variety of academic, faculty and sports successes. Students and faculty members were honored for the following achievements: Liberty Middle […]

West Orange mourns Morgan

Cadet Chris Morgan dies in West Point tragedy, is remembered by township

West Orange mourns Morgan

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange community is mourning the loss of Christopher “CJ” Morgan, a 2015 graduate of West Orange High School and a cadet at the United States Military Academy at West Point who died during a training exercise when a military vehicle rolled over, killing him and injuring two dozen others […]

USAF Academy graduates 1st female cadet from WO

USAF Academy graduates 1st female cadet from WO

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Among the graduating cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy’s commencement ceremony on May 30 was Gina Arrabito, a West Orange native and 2015 graduate of West Orange High School. The first female from WOHS to graduate from the academy, Arrabito will head to pilot training after spending some time back […]

Freeholders approve budget insertion for youth employment program

Freeholders approve budget insertion for youth employment program

NEWARK, NJ — On May 15, the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders voted unanimously to approve a budget insertion of $192,000, from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, to provide summer employment opportunities for low-income youth who reside in Essex County, according to a June 10 press release. Essex County’s program […]

WOHS math and science honor ceremonies held

WOHS math and science honor ceremonies held

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Juniors were inducted and graduating seniors received their cords at the West Orange High School Math and Science Honor Societies event, held May 29. West Orange High School Class of 2017 graduates Derek Lim and Divya Anand were the guest speakers at the event, discussing their experiences to-date in college and […]

Suicide Advocacy Coalition created in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — At the West Orange Township Council meeting on May 29, Human Relations Commission Chairwoman Tammy Williams presented the West Orange Suicide Advocacy Coalition, a newly created awareness group that aims to discuss mental health and prevent suicide in the community. The coalition’s goal is to increase awareness about suicide, increase access […]

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