West Orange ‘goes to the dogs’ at Barktober parade

Costume competition is ‘ruff’ at animal rescue fundraiser

West Orange ‘goes to the dogs’ at Barktober parade

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The inaugural “Barktober” Halloween parade brought nearly 60 dogs with their families to O’Connor Park to show off their Halloween costumes and raise money for the West Orange Animal Welfare League on Oct. 20, while also facing off to win the “Top Dog” prize. When residents began sharing photos of their […]

WOHS Senior Night recognizes students, highlights music program

WOHS Senior Night recognizes students, highlights music program

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School Senior Night on Oct. 12 recognized Class of 2019 fall athletes while the annual District Band Night welcomed students from Edison, Liberty and Roosevelt middle schools to play with the Marching Mountaineers. Athletes from the football, girls’ volleyball, cheerleading, marching band, cross-country, boys’ soccer and girls’ soccer […]

St. Barnabas Medical Center, West Essex YMCA team up for healthier communities

St. Barnabas Medical Center, West Essex YMCA team up for healthier communities

LIVINGSTON, NJ — With a shared mission of promoting community health, the West Essex YMCA and Saint Barnabas Medical Center have developed a partnership that is reaping benefits for area residents. SBMC is the YMCA’s signature partner for Healthy Living, making a major contribution each of three years to address health concerns, especially in underserved […]

Legionella bacteria found in several school district water fixtures

Legionella bacteria found in several school district water fixtures

WEST ORANGE, NJ — After finding low levels of legionella bacteria in some water samples from Redwood Elementary School in August, West Orange School District contracted with Garden State Environmental to test all schools and district facilities for legionella bacteria, which can cause Legionnaires’ disease. According to a Sept. 25 update from the district, testing […]

West Orange students head back to school

West Orange students head back to school

WEST ORANGE, NJ — It was back to the classroom for West Orange public school students on Sept. 6 and, despite the sweltering temperatures, there was excitement and smiles. Superintendent of Schools Jeff Rutzky spent the day visiting the district’s 12 schools, beginning his morning at Gregory Elementary School, where he welcomed students, staff and […]

West Orange junior tennis player earns top USTA ranking

West Orange junior tennis player earns top USTA ranking

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Liberty Middle School seventh-grade student Rohan Belday, currently ranked No. 1 in the USTA Eastern Boys 12-Year-Old Division and No. 19 nationally, was honored at the United States Tennis Association Eastern Junior Awards Gala on Aug. 27. Rohan received his award at the U.S. Open at the Billie Jean King National […]

West Orange mathematics teacher dies at 53

West Orange mathematics teacher dies at 53

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Cynthia Murren Di Giovanna, a former mathematics teacher at Edison Middle School, Roosevelt Middle School and Redwood Elementary School, died suddenly on July 22. She was 53 years old. Di Giovanna spent 15 years teaching in West Orange schools and was the recipient of several accolades for teaching excellence. She served […]

Township engineer details new road diet

PSAB discusses WO joining other towns to fight the legalization of marijuana

Township engineer details new road diet

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Municipal engineer Leonard Lepore announced at the July 16 West Orange Pedestrian Safety Advisory Board meeting that the Main Street road diet will include lane, striping and parking changes to slow down traffic and increase road safety in the township. The project, which spans from Park Avenue to Tory Corner on […]