Verona, West Orange receive Sustainable Jersey grants

Verona, West Orange receive Sustainable Jersey grants

EWING, NJ — Sustainable Jersey announced May 14 the 31 New Jersey municipalities selected to receive a Sustainable Jersey grant funded by the PSEG Foundation. Five $20,000 grants, six $10,000 grants and 20 $2,000 grants were distributed to municipalities in 14 New Jersey counties. Verona won a $10,000 grant and West Orange won a $2,000 […]

WOBOE passes $171.3M budget

WOBOE passes $171.3M budget

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education unanimously passed the school district’s 2020–2021 budget at its May 4 virtual meeting, approving a $171,399,914 budget that will raise taxes by $23.03 per month for the average West Orange resident. Taxes bring in the bulk of the district’s revenue at $141,491,179. The district is […]

Essex County superintendents respond to news of continued school closures

Essex County superintendents respond to news of continued school closures

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Teachers and students were holding out hope that they would be able to return to school and some semblance of normalcy before June, but on May 4 Gov. Phil Murphy announced that New Jersey schools would remain closed for the remainder of the school year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Distance […]

WOBOE passes preliminary budget to increase taxes

WOBOE passes preliminary budget to increase taxes

WEST ORANGE, NJ — At its last in-person meeting, on March 19, the West Orange Board of Education unanimously passed the preliminary 2020–2021 district budget. With a total of $170,999,914, the budget will raise taxes in West Orange by $22.18 per month, or $266.21 per year, for the average taxpayer. Taxes bring $141,091,179 to the […]

West Orange sees 21 COVID deaths

West Orange sees 21 COVID deaths

WEST ORANGE, NJ — As the number of positive cases of COVID-19 around the world continues to rise, West Orange’s total has risen as well. As of April 9 statistics from the county, of the 6,034 cases in Essex County, 414 are in West Orange, and 21 people in West Orange have died from complications […]

Essex County schools make the best of remote learning

Teachers adapt to online education as schools stay closed

Essex County schools make the best of remote learning

By Amanda Valentovic and EmilyAnn Jackman / Staff Writers ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — It has been more than two weeks since the global COVID-19 pandemic shut down most of the country, and Essex County school districts have closed the doors to school buildings and moved to online classes. With no timeline for returning, teachers and […]

COVID-19 cases in WO rise to 47

COVID-19 cases in WO rise to 47

WEST ORANGE, NJ — As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt daily life across the world, West Orange officials are providing updates to residents every day about cases in town and how they are being handled. As of March 24, West Orange has 47 confirmed cases of the virus, according to the township website. In […]

COVID-19 touches down in West Orange

Township, entire state, close down everyday life to prevent spread of disease

COVID-19 touches down in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The township is feeling the effects of COVID-19, the strain of coronavirus that was declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11. School districts, many businesses and other organizations have closed and schools have moved to online learning for at least two weeks. As of March 19, […]

Faces of Black History Tour visits RMS

Faces of Black History Tour visits RMS

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The 17th annual McDonald’s Salutes Faces of Black History Tour made an appearance at Roosevelt Middle School on Feb. 18. The tour is a free performance, month-long tour consisting of a talented five-member cast that travels to local schools to teach children about the influential figures of black history through music.  […]

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