Senior citizens dance the night away at WOHS

Senior citizens dance the night away at WOHS

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual West Orange Senior Citizen Prom was held at West Orange High School on April 10, to the delight of all attendees. West Orange senior citizens were treated to dinner, music and dancing as part of the high school’s commitment to building multigenerational relationships in the community. Members of the […]

CHS students complete cross-content project

CHS students complete cross-content project

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Columbia High School physics teacher Allan Tumolillo, who heads the school’s robotics program, teamed up with CHS art teacher Curtis Grayson to have their students create five new robots. While the robotics students created the actual robots, students from Grayson’s Art 2 class were given the estimated measurements of the robots and […]

BOE hears about curriculum changes, honors placement

BOE hears about curriculum changes, honors placement

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Acting Superintendent Eveny de Mendez presented the West Orange Board of Education with an update on the curriculum change for the middle school math program and the elementary school English-language arts program at the April 8 BOE meeting. De Mendez also updated the BOE on the middle school honors program, after […]

LMS remembers Zaccaro for Arbor Day

Community dedicates new tree to beloved science teacher

LMS remembers Zaccaro for Arbor Day

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Liberty Middle School students and staff gathered on the lawn of the school on April 12 to celebrate Arbor Day and remember Susan Zaccaro, the LMS science teacher who died last year of leukemia. A tree was planted in her memory, while honors science students learned how to save trees and […]

Town volunteers distribute socks to the needy

Town volunteers distribute socks to the needy

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield Human Health Services distributed 60,000 pairs of socks to the needy on Wednesday morning, April 10. Forty local agencies dealing with the economically disadvantaged met at the New Light Baptist Church where 300 cartons of socks were stacked. It was the second consecutive year the township channelled the footwear. The socks […]

Artist jumps back into creating … thanks to arts center

Artist jumps back into creating … thanks to arts center

WEST ORANGE, NJ — After a six-year hiatus from creating art, Rosario D’Rivera has filled the entire West Orange Arts Center with her paintings and drawings, bringing her bright colors and Cuban culture to Valley Road. “Introspection,” the exhibit on display until Sunday, April 28, marks D’Rivera’s first jump back into the art world after […]

Maple Leaf Awards to honor local volunteers

Maple Leaf Awards to honor local volunteers

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The 51st annual Maple Leaf Award Ceremony and brunch on Sunday, May 5, will honor Mike David, Robert McCoy and Mike Summersgill with Maple Leaf Awards for volunteer and community service; Bardin Levavy will be honored posthumously. “This year’s Maple Leaf Award recipients includes both relatively long-time and more recent residents of […]

Grant helps students in STEM workshop

Grant helps students in STEM workshop

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A $9,000 grant from the Bloomfield Education Foundation has initiated a program at Carteret Elementary School which highlights STEM problem-solving and self-discipline. It is a four-week program on Saturday mornings. STEM is the acronym for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The Carteret undertaking is also an acronym: SEAL — student accelerating in […]

TC hires sports management company to run Rock Spring

TC hires sports management company to run Rock Spring

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council unanimously approved a contract with sports management company KemperSports to run the golf operations at the newly-acquired Rock Spring Golf Course at its April 9 meeting, hiring the company to manage the course for a 20-month period. According to township attorney Richard Trenk, the township is […]

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